The Vanderbilt is a historic hotel wedding venue located in Newport, Rhode Island. Initially built in 1909, this old Newport downtown mansion has been meticulously restored to its former glory and now features 33 hotel rooms. The hotel is located just minutes from the charming waterfront and features a modern aesthetic with elegant fireplaces and stunning artwork. With the choice of taking over the whole mansion for the weekend or selecting just one of their many event areas for your wedding celebrations, the hotel really can cater for wedding events large and small. Their in-house specialists promise an unforgettable wedding experience tailored to your needs and preferences.
Facilities and Capacity
The Vanderbilt offers thousands of square feet of distinctive outdoor and indoor settings suitable for an array of romantic and memorable wedding events. Choose to say ‘I Do’ on their celebrated Roof Deck with panoramic views of the historic harbor. It is ideal for a truly unique intimate ceremony, cocktail reception, afternoon party, or evening celebration. Their beautiful Garden Terrace, surrounded by ivy-covered brick walls, seasonal blooms, and greenery, is perfect for a ceremony or reception of up to 125 people. The garden features an outdoor fountain, firepit, heaters, and a view of Trinity Church. The Vanderbilt’s Poolside Terrace surrounding the sparkling pool can accommodate up to 45 people for a dinner or cocktail reception. Their Conservatory tea room, just off of the Garden Terrace, overlooks Trinity Church and is a light-filled area available for intimate ceremonies, cocktail parties, or dinners for up to 45 people. The Vanderbilt Grille is an elegant space with classic decor that makes it ideal for a range of events, including a large ceremony or reception for up to 100 guests. It features a wood-burning fireplace, bar, and lounge. The Snooker Room featuring its wooden paneling in richly masculine tones offers a location well-suited for a pre-wedding groom’s dinner.
When planning your wedding at The Vanderbilt, the hotel is available for full buyouts, where the couple, family, and guests can have exclusive use of the mansion for the weekend, or as smaller blocks for more intimate gatherings. The hotel offers exceptional service and world-class dining; their team can work with you on custom menus for your event that will incorporate the best of local New England produce. The Vanderbilt provides an on-site wedding specialist who will work alongside you to create a personalized wedding package that reflects your unique vision. The specialist can also recommend local vendors who offer a range of services, from flower arrangement to furniture rental, and organize music and entertainment for you and your guests. The hotel will take care of everything from greeting guests upon their arrival and providing in-room amenities and welcome bags to setting up a Champagne toast; they promise no detail will go overlooked.