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.

Meeting and banquet facilities

Room Name Square Feet Reception Dinner Conference Classroom U-Shape Theatre
Garden Terrace 1200 125 50 40 35 50 50
The Vanderbilt Grill 1,100 100 50 35 40 35 50
The Roof Deck 1,000 100 50 35 40 35 50
Garden Terrace - Poolside 750 40 30 20 - - -
Conservatory 475 45 30 20 20 20 25
Snooker Room 310 15 15 15 - - -
Exceptional service
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.

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

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



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 Vanderbilt Grill’s gilded dining room. There’s no shortage of breathtakingly romantic spots to pop that all-important question.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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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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