Weddings at The Vanderbilt
Your love story just got better
Our specialists are romantics at heart who delight in collaborating with each couple to create a wedding that reflects their 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. Exchanging vows on our famous Roof Deck as the sun dips below the ocean horizon is just one way your story can go. At The Vanderbilt, your wedding will be as unique as you are.
- 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
Your day, your way, with a bit of magic
From welcome drinks to farewell brunch, our alchemy gives each wedding event special meaning in its own distinctive setting. You might treat your bridal party, for instance, to indulgent spa treatments followed by an elegant afternoon tea with Champagne in our light-filled Conservatory. Thousands of square feet of outdoor and indoor space exude Gilded Age glamour and historic heritage, allowing you to host events without repetition. One constant? Unparalleled Newport charm.
Our beautiful Garden Terrace is surrounded by Vanderbilt’s ivy-covered brick walls and filled with seasonal blooms, shrubs and trees. The gentle bubbling of the outdoor fountain in the center of the garden, and views of Trinity Church can be your backdrop for a range of events, from a casual lobster bake to a ceremony and reception for 125. A firepit and outdoor heaters are on hand for cooler nights.
- Beautiful outdoor/al frecso dining surrounded by Vanderbilt's brick walls and filled with flowers and trees
- Views of Trinity Church
- Outdoor fountain in the center of the garden
Meeting and banquet facilities
Warm and present, our team has a true talent for sparking joy. We’ll work to make your big day your own and handle any plot twists gracefully.
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.
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
Fun for groups
Explore beautiful Narragansett Bay on an illustrious America’s Cup sailing boat and learn the precise art of glassblowing to create your own designs. A world of unique pleasures await in charming Newport.
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.