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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.

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 - - -


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.

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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.
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Wedding 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 for new beginnings. Couples can also take a master mixology class to create their own signature cocktail.

Perfect for every occasion

Dine Roof Deck


Take in a gorgeous sunset over historic Newport Harbor from our celebrated Roof Deck or indulge in a romantic dinner by the wood-burning fireplace in The Dining Room at The Vanderbilt. There’s no shortage of breathtakingly romantic spots to pop that all-important question.
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Elopements and Intimate Weddings

Our wedding specialists are here to help you take the stress out of the planning process so you can truly enjoy the sentiment of your intimate ceremony.
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Start your new life together in a truly magical setting in a historic Newport mansion with luxurious accommodations, magnificent gardens, and a staff that will discreetly cater to your every want and need.

SPA Treatment

Wedding Day Spa Services

Our Duet massage begins with balancing and centering Pranayama Breathing and finishes with warm aromatic compress for total relaxation on your special day.


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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Our Wedding Stories

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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.

Jocelyn Evans
Sales & Catering Manager
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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.

Jocelyn Evans
Sales & Catering Manager
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