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“I knew going on a lobster fishing trip would be a fun addition to our team’s retreat. I didn’t realize learning how to prepare our catch together would yield a breakthrough in how we communicate.” This kind of executive feedback is gratifying yet comes as no surprise to us at The Vanderbilt. We understand how a change in perspective inspires big-picture thinking and bonding. We see the added value in arranging custom activities including mixology lessons, sailing lessons, classic car excursions, and the latest trend in corporate wellness programs. When it’s time for more formal brainstorms and presentations, our conference spaces provide the latest audio-visual capabilities along with a sense of relaxed luxury and refinement.

  • Total Rooms: 33 luxurious rooms and suites

  • Largest meeting space: The Dining Room at The Vanderbilt and Victory Room | Both have a 100-person capacity

  • Largest event space: The Garden | 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 corporate retreat or client meeting special meaning in its own distinctive setting. You might treat your potential clients to a game of pool along with a private wine tasting in our intimate Snooker Room. Whichever venue you choose, expect historic heritage and elegance, all combined with discreet and attentive service from our professional conference services team.

Meeting 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.

Meeting Amenities

Outside Vendors

Our professional staff can help with any technical requirements, including modern audio-visual capabilities to enhance any meeting.

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 meeting


Small Meetings

Our distinctive venues give any off-site working session an inspired setting, whether it’s our elegant Vanderbilt Grill or handsome Snooker Room.
Lobby for birthday party

Company Retreats

Endless custom experiences, including culinary walking tours and sailing lessons, take team building and bonding to the next level.
Vanderbilt Library area

Corporate Escapes

The idyllic historic surroundings, plus a world-class restaurant and full-service spa, elevate any incentive trip.

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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.