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Events at The Vanderbilt

A gathering for every occasion


During annual trips, the grandparents have watched the littlest ones learn to swim and cousins have become true friends as secrets are shared over s’mores roasted over the Garden Terrace firepit. These are the kinds of traditions that bring families closer together at The Vanderbilt. We help make memories, beginning with our open-hearted welcome and our exceptional location just minutes from the charming Newport waterfront. Our venues and accommodations give you space to connect with each other—whether you are planning a family reunion, milestone anniversary, or other celebrations.

  • Total Rooms: 33 luxurious rooms and suites

  • Largest event space: Garden Terrace

  • Located 34 miles from Providence and 180 miles from New York City, and 3.8 miles from Newport State Airport (private), 28 miles from T. F. Green Airport (Warwick), and 74 miles from Boston Logan International Airport


From welcome drinks to farewell brunch, our alchemy gives each event special meaning in its own distinctive setting. You might treat your siblings and their families, typically scattered across the globe the rest of the year, to an intimate dinner overlooking our shimmering pool. Whichever venue you choose, expect historic heritage and relaxed sophistication, all combined with discreet and attentive service from our dedicated team.

Event and Banquet Facilities

Room Name Square Feet Reception Dinner Conference Classroom U-Shape Theatre
The Garden 1200 125 50 40 35 50 50
The Dining Room at The Vanderbilt 1,100 100 50 35 40 35 50
The Roof Deck 1,000 100 50 35 40 35 50
Poolside By The Garden 750 40 30 20 - - -
The Conservatory 475 45 30 20 20 20 25
Snooker Room 310 15 15 15 - - -

Exceptional Services

Warm and present, our team has a true talent for sparking joy. We’ll work to make your special event your own and handle any plot twists gracefully.

Event Amenities

Outside Vendors

We can recommend local vendors who offer a range of services, from flower arrangement to furniture rental.

Receiving and set-up

From greeting your guests upon arrival and providing in-room amenities to setting up a Champagne toast, no detail will be overlooked.

Music and entertainment

Our specialists can arrange everything from a live instrumental band to local DJs or harpists.

Welcome amenities & VIP gifts

From assorted snacks and beverages to exquisite one-of-a-kind Newport offerings, we can customize welcome bags and nightly amenities based on your preferences.

Family Programs

Let us reserve a local photographer to capture a once in a lifetime family photo on the beach, in a historic park with views of Newport Bridge, or with Vanderbilt’s stunning architecture as your beautiful backdrop.

Couples Program

Enjoy private in-suite yoga or intentional meditation. Couples can also take a master mixology class to create their own signature cocktail.

Perfect for every occasion


Situated in a historic Newport mansion, The Vanderbilt offers a beautiful Gilded Age setting to connect and revel in each other’s company.

Birthday Parties

An al fresco cocktail party is always nice. An al fresco cocktail party on our celebrated Roof Deck overlooking Newport Harbor provides for a spectacular night to remember. Go big on your birthday.


Make this year’s holidays the one to remember mere minutes from Newport’s charming waterfront.

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Spend your escape in the mansion and beyond exploring the wonders of Newport. From a sailboat ride on the idyllic Narragansett Bay to learning about the time-honored tradition of Scrimshaw, or spending cocktail hour on a plush velvet sofa in the reimagined Mezzanine for an insightful tarot reading, curate your time on the coast.

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