Private Events

Picture-Perfect Events

Gather in an unforgettable setting that combines quintessential New England charm with experienced event specialists ready to bring your vision to life. Whether it’s saying “I do” on your big day, or gathering for a board meeting, our waterfront venues are sure to elevate your next event. Experience the laid-back luxury of a wedding, conference, cocktail reception, work retreat, or celebration at the historic Newport Harbor Island Resort.

Tie the Knot in Newport Harbor

Let the historic Newport Harbor Lighthouse be your beacon to wedding bliss. Our spectacular seaside destination offers thousands of square feet of outdoor and indoor space, with unparalleled views of Narragansett Bay and the iconic Newport Bridge. Feel the ocean breeze as you exchange vows in front of a picture-perfect New England backdrop. Bask in the golden light of magic hour and watch sailboats silhouette against the sunset sky as you begin your happily ever after. Here’s to fair winds and following seas as you sail off together as newlyweds.

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Our Venues

Grand Ballroom

Totaling 8,000-square-feet — including four separate salons — our majestic ballroom offers a spectacular setting for weddings or any of life’s greatest occasions. Stunning 12-foot ceilings add to the grand and tastefully opulent atmosphere, while the open floor plan allows the space to be set up in multiple ways to suit your event.

Max. Capacity: 600

Total SQ. FT.: 8,000"

Size: 74ft x 108ft

Banquet Rounds: 600

Ceiling Height: 12ft

Theater: 1,000

Rose Island Ballroom

French doors overlooking Narragansett Bay, windows with a views of the Newport Bridge and soaring 13-foot-high ceilings define this 4,000-square-foot space. Consisting of two rooms that can be used separately or combined, Rose Island Ballroom creates a breathtaking setting for weddings, cocktail receptions and more.

Max. Capacity: 400

Total SQ. FT: 4,018

Size: 98ft × 41ft

Banquet Rounds: 280

Ceiling Height: 13ft

Theater: 400

Waterfront Pavilion

Receptions of up to 300 guests will enjoy the covered, open-air setting of the Waterfront Pavilion. Adjacent to the South Lawn, the gracious space has a timeless appeal.

Max. Capacity: 360

Total SQ. FT: 3,200

Size: 40ft x 80ft

Banquet Rounds: 280

Ceiling Height: 13ft

Theater: 360


Sweeping windows fill Newport with natural light, creating an inspiring setting for corporate meetings, banquets, receptions or presentations. The 1,250-square-foot venue can comfortably host up to 125 guests.

Max. Capacity: 125

Total SQ. FT.: 1,250

Size: 25ft x 50ft

Banquet Rounds: 100

Ceiling Height: 10ft

Theater: 125


Connected to Rose Island Ballroom and the Conference Center Foyer, this The 1,152-square-foot meeting space offers exceptional flexibility. Set up the space for Q&A’s in a U-shaped configuration for 25, announce a merger in a theater setup for 100, or invite your employees to mingle at a cocktail reception for 100, or use Heritage as an overflow space for grand events in the ballroom.

Max. Capacity: 100

Total SQ. FT.: 1,152

Size: 36ft x 32ft

Banquet Rounds: 90

Ceiling Height: 10ft

Brenton Hall

This 4,500-square-foot meeting space is located just off the Grand Ballroom by solid wood doors, making it an ideal complement for larger occasions. Accommodating anything from receptions for 400 to exhibition space for up to 28 booths, Brenton Hall’s unobstructed layout makes any event possible.

Max. Capacity: 400

Total SQ. FT.: 4,500

Size: 82ft x 55ft

Banquet Rounds: 320

Ceiling Height: 12ft

Theater: 400


Find a quiet spot for a breakout session or executive meeting in a 322-square-foot space anchored by a boardroom-style table.

Max. Capacity: 10

Total SQ. FT.: 322

Size: 14ft x 23ft

Ceiling Height: 10ft


With 750-square-feet of space to set up how you wish, Aquidneck elegantly hosts smaller gatherings like corporate meetings, workshops, presentations and board meetings.

Max. Capacity: 75

Total SQ. FT.: 750

Size: 25ft x 30ft

Banquet Rounds: 50

Ceiling Height: 10ft

Theater: 75

Commodore Perry

The intimate dimensions of this 480-square-foot meeting space make it suited for occasions when larger spaces may overwhelm. Ideal for events of 14 to 40, Commodore Perry can host small seminars, breakout sessions, cocktail parties, and classes.

Max. Capacity: 40

Total SQ. FT.: 480

Size: 20ft x 24ft

Ceiling Height: 10ft


Ideal for board meetings, presentations, breakout sessions, and cocktail receptions, Vanderbilt is conveniently located near the Grand Ballroom, Narragansett Wing Lobby, business center, and restrooms. At 1,276 square feet, Vanderbilt can be arranged into a U-shape, allowing 40 guests to converse easily.

Max. Capacity: 120

Total SQ. FT.: 1,276

Size: 29ft x 44ft

Banquet Rounds: 90

Ceiling Height: 10ft

Theater: 108


Filled with natural light, the Bellevue offers an intimate space for a small conference, breakout meeting or working lunch for up to 20.

Max. Capacity: 30

Total SQ. FT.: 700

13ft x 40ft

Banquet Rounds: 18

Ceiling Height: 10ft

Theater: 24


The 350-square-foot space is ideal for meetings where focus is key. Breakout sessions, board meetings and executive meetings are comfortably accommodated in the refined setting.

Max. Capacity: 20

Total SQ. FT.: 350

Size: 14ft x 25ft

Banquet Rounds: 20

Ceiling Height: 10ft

Theater: 200


Whether entertaining select small groups of up to 20 or hosting a presentation theater-style for 30, this 380-square-foot space ensures everyone can be heard.

Max. Capacity: 30

Total SQ. FT.: 380

Size: 20ft x 24ft

Banquet Rounds: 20

Ceiling Height: 10ft

Theater: 30


Location is key at Morgan, a 350-square-foot space close to the Grand Ballroom, Narragansett Wing Lobby, business center and restrooms. It’s an ideal room for breakout sessions, board meetings, or classrooms.

Max. Capacity: 20

Total SQ. FT.: 350

Size: 14ft x 25ft

Banquet Rounds: 20

Ceiling Height: 10ft

Theater: 20

North & South Lawns

Beautiful manicured lawns, expansive water views and a historic lighthouse on-site (North Lawn) create a magical atmosphere for weddings and ceremonies, company picnics, and other affairs that’ll become treasured memories.

Newport Harbor Lighthouse

Exchange vows outdoors, in front of a charming lighthouse that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With Newport Harbor on one side and the Newport Bridge on the other, Newport Harbor Lighthouse provides a spectacular backdrop for your nuptials. This venue’s ample outdoor space accommodates weddings both big and small. The breathtaking views from the site of this historic beacon are sure to create memories that last a lifetime.