Weddings at The Vanderbilt
Say "I Do" amongst the Gilded Age glamour
Work with our team of Event Specialists to truly make our Downtown Mansion your own. We delight in creating a wedding that reflects your vision and the details that matter most. Along with this highly personalized approach, our historic hotel entices with magnificent gardens and private reception rooms, just minutes from the charming waterfront. Exchange your vows at sunset while overlooking the Newport Harbor or be immersed in blooming hydrangeas in The Garden. Your celebration awaits.
Total Rooms: 33 luxurious rooms and suites
125 person reception 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
Fairytale Moments Surrounded in Rich History
From welcome drinks to a farewell brunch, our alchemy gives each wedding event special meaning in its own distinct setting. Treat your bridal party to indulgent spa treatments before the big day, or enjoy an elegant afternoon tea with champagne in our sun-filled Conservatory. With several venues to choose from, allow our Downtown Mansion to become your home.
Host your a celebration, private dinner, welcome drinks and more in The Garden to while away beneath whimsical striped umbrellas surrounded by periwinkle hydrangeas, walls of climbing ivy, verdant topiaries and the sun-splashed pool. A firepit and outdoor heaters are on hand for cooler nights. The perfect setting for an intimate dinner to a 125 guest reception.
Beautiful al frecso dining available, surrounded by The Vanderbilt’s brick walls and lush foliage
Views of Trinity Church
Meeting and banquet facilities
TRUE VANDERBILT HOSPITALITY
Warm and present, our team has a talent for sparking joy. Our Events Specialist and Food & Beverage Team welcome the opportunity to host your guests as our own in the reimagined Downtown Mansion.
Book Ahead on the Coast, 15% Off
Plan ahead for your journey to our downtown social hub and enjoy 15% off our Best Available Rate if you book at least 30 days in advance.
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.
Friends of the Mansion, 20% Off for Rhode Island Residents
Make The Vanderbilt, reimagined, your home away from home with 20% off for Rhode Island residents and Active-Duty Military Personnel throughout the Winter. Receive daily complimentary breakfast throughout your stay before discovering the wonders of Newport. Dine on fresh local ingredients and ever-evolving menus in our updated dining outlets, take to the coast on the Cliff Walk with iconic views, then return to the Mansion for imaginative cocktails served fireside. Discount will be applied at check-out, valid Rhode Island or Military ID required.
Wake Up in Newport, Daily Breakfast On Us
Fuel the day's adventures with daily breakfast for two in our Downtown social hub. Select from a robust menu including Baked Oatmeal with dried fruits and warm milk or a Fried Egg Sandwich on an everything bagel with sausage, Vermont cheddar cheese, spicy mayo and roasted tomato.
We came here for our 50th wedding anniversary and we could not have chosen a better place to stay! They provided us with many additional amenities very suitable for our special occasion. The staff is universally friendly and helpful. I won't mention names because that would detract from the fact that everyone was equally friendly. Ok I will mention Elsa, Allison, and Alex but the fact is that everyone was friendly. The room was a jewel especially because they upgraded us to a great suite. The bed was super comfortable. via TripAdvisor 2018
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 for new beginnings. Couples can also take a master mixology class to create their own signature cocktail.
Perfect for every occasion
Elopements and Intimate Weddings
COASTAL MEMORIES AWAIT
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.
Our Wedding Stories
Celebrate Pay Homage to Rhode Island’s Treasured History at Trinity Church
Allow the charm and character of Newport’s Trinity Church set a traditional tone for your wedding day. A stunning backdrop for any ceremony, your “I do’s” will be surrounded with the ambiance of immense, deep rooted history that can be felt throughout its tall glass-windowed walls.Trinity Church is a community of Episcopalians that has been welcoming all to gather in its home of worship for three hundred years of service.
Celebrate The Wedding Style Secret That Meets “Preppy Handbook” Standard
Vineyard Vines knows it’s the subtlest of details that can transform your wedding into the polished, picturesque day of your dreams. From ties to clothing crests, our bride and groom’s have adored the boundless customizable attire options for the ultimate in elite style experience. One of our best-kept secrets, this embellishment option is perfect for any couple with timeless taste.