The Vanderbilt

41 Mary Street, Newport, RI 02840 Map · Phone number
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About The Vanderbilt

Welcome to The Vanderbilt, an iconic mansion located in charming Downtown Newport. Channeling Gilded Age Glamour, this glamorous mansion combines the rich history of the property with Auberge Resorts Collection’s passion for service & hospitality.

Originally built in 1909 by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, a scion of the influential Vanderbilt family, our resort is a vintage mansion restored to its former glory. Today, The Vanderbilt resort pays homage to a glamorous era bygone, offering a setting reminiscent to an exclusive private home, but complete with modern-day luxuries.

Just minutes away from the Newport waterfront, The Vanderbilt is one of the town’s best kept secrets. The mansion comprises 33 luxury rooms & suites, a spa, fitness center, indoor & outdoor pools, and a classic New England Restaurant – The Gwynne.

Our various event spaces are perfect for weddings and auxiliary wedding events between 15 - 125 people:

  • The Garden Terrace - Beautiful al fresco dining area surrounded by historic brick walls, trees and florals (Capacity: 60 - 100 Guests)
  • The Garden Poolside - Summer poolside area adjacent to The Garden (Capacity: 15-24 Guests)
  • The Conservatory - Lovely tea room filled with natural light & overlooking the Trinity Church (Capacity: 20 - 45 Guests)
  • The Gwynne - Classic New England dining room channeling the spirit of the Gilded Age (Capacity: 40 - 75 Guests)
  • The Snooker Room - Perfect alcove space to host an intimate event or dinner (Capacity: 12 - 14 Guests)
  • The Victory Room - Private board room ideal for conferences, meetings and a back up rain plan (Capacity: 35 - 100 Guests)
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Admiral One bedroom suite
Admiral One bedroom suite
Vanderbilt dining room
Vanderbilt dining room
Main bar and lounge
Main bar and lounge
Fireside lounge
Fireside lounge
Garden Terrace
Garden Terrace
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Drinks in the Garden Terrace
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Roof Top drinks
Roof Top view
Roof Top view
Roof top at sunset
Roof top at sunset
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Grand staircase
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Indoor pool
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3 Reviews for The Vanderbilt

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Priya

    Priya · Married on 07/03/2021

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    Wonderful event team!

    Sandhya and her team were amazing! On July 1 2021, we held a pre-wedding 30-person family dinner here at the Conservatory and had Indian catering delivered, along with a henna artist for our family guests. Sandhya was incredibly helpful during the planning process - made sure all of our details were taken care of while also being very accommodating for our needs. On the day-of, she and her entire team were so attentive and thoughtful - I felt like royalty as the to-be bride! Thank you for helping us create such lovely memories!

    Sent on 07/13/2021

    The Vanderbilt's reply:

    Dear Priya,

    Thank you so much for your very kind words! It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and your family at The Vanderbilt and our staff was incredibly excited to witness this very special celebration for you. We hope you see you again very soon !

    Regards,

    Sandhya.
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    Jennah · Married on 05/22/2021

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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Highly recommend

    Sandhya and her team were such a pleasure to work with for our wedding rehearsal. She was extremely helpful and responsive throughout the entire process.
    She even printed and made us a beautiful frame with newport sand as a wedding gift. Way above and beyond all that was expected! Highly recommend using them for your next event!!

    Sent on 06/15/2021

    The Vanderbilt's reply:

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback Jennah! We are so pleased that we could make this a special day for you and hope to host you again soon!

    Sandhya
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    Christine S. · Married on 05/14/2021

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    Sandhya saved the day !!!

    Planning our bridal luncheon was difficult due to multiple change of staff over the year 2020-2021 since we booked the Vanderbilt for event .
    However once Sandhya was hired a month before our event, the experience was wonderful . She made the difference as she seemed to care a lot in making it go well for us.
    All was perfect . Staff was commendable and the food was excellent.

    Sent on 06/15/2021

    The Vanderbilt's reply:

    Thank you for your very kind note Christine! It was a pleasure planning this event with you and we hope to host you & your family again in the future!

    Sandhya

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The Vanderbilt FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 55
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    6
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Hotel
    Mansion
    Restaurant
    Rooftop
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Furniture
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    October
    November
    December

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    401-846-6200 (Phone number)
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The Vanderbilt frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Vanderbilt?

The Vanderbilt includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Vanderbilt, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Vanderbilt includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At The Vanderbilt, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Vanderbilt includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Vanderbilt in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Vanderbilt for wedding events is known for:

  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Mansion
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Vanderbilt for wedding events?

The Vanderbilt offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Vanderbilt offer?

The Vanderbilt offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Vanderbilt offer for wedding events?

The Vanderbilt offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Vanderbilt have available for wedding events?

The Vanderbilt offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Vanderbilt and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Vanderbilt is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.