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 | 125-person capacity
- 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.
The Vanderbilt's largest meeting space located on the lower level, featuring total privacy, a fireplace, restrooms, 120" screen, projector and audio visual equipment.
- Meeting space with natural light
- Breakout space available
- Full privacy
Event and Banquet Facilities
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.
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.
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.
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
15% Advance Purchase Offer
Enjoy 15% off Best Available Rates when you book 30 days or more in advance.
3rd Night Free in Newport
Escape to our charming coastal Newport retreat for an extended getaway and enjoy a complimentary night on us. Explore a Gilded Age mansion, go for a sail on beautiful Narragansett Bay, or enjoy a private tour of an award-winning winery. Linger longer and give yourself more time to explore the charms of historic Newport.
Rise and Dine: Breakfast Is on Us
Dine on New England-inspired takes on classic breakfast dishes, including a lobster Benedict prepared with farm-fresh poached eggs and locally-caught lobster topped with creamy hollandaise sauce. Start your day in our light-filled Conservatory, with views of Trinity Church, or indulge in a lazy morning with breakfast in bed. Either way you choose, a full, hot daily breakfast is included with your stay when you book this offer.