Meetings Newport, RI


Home to spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, a thriving waterfront, miles of stunning beaches, celebrated restaurants, unique venues and warm hospitality, Newport promises meetings and events to remember. Downtown, you’ll find 900+ hotel rooms in four convention properties, all of which have enjoyed recent renovations and upgrades. Together they offer 70,000 square feet of aggregate meeting space. You’ll also find more than 700 hotel rooms in our surrounding townships.

When it’s time to unwind, your group can experience a sunset cruise on a rum runner built during the height of prohibition, hop on a trolley ride through Newport’s downtown and along iconic Ocean Drive, explore the legendary mansions, discover Colonial architecture, play tennis on the historic grass courts of the newly renovated International Tennis Hall of Fame, learn to play croquet, master a challenging ropes course or explore the tunnels at Fort Adams—America’s largest coastal fortification. During their downtime, your delegates can choose their own adventure: discover the world-renowned Cliff Walk, a 3.5-mile path tracing the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and offering views of the sprawling lawns of the opulent Newport mansions, uncover the city’s historic Old Quarter, embark on fascinating walking tours or experience recreational adventures on land and sea. 

Newport is a year-round destination, and while summer may be the most visited season; fall, winter and spring can be some of the most spectacular times of year while offering the biggest bang for your buck. Keep your meeting or event equally alluring and affordable by choosing dates during the quieter months where you’ll find lower lodging rates, discounted venue fees, city-wide dining deals, two Newport Restaurant Weeks, incentives and value-added promotions.

To sum it up:

  • Downtown Newport boasts 900+ hotel rooms in four recently renovated convention properties totaling 70,000 sq. ft. of aggregate meeting space
  • Luxurious boutique properties offer property buyouts
  • Centrally located between Boston and New York City
  • Incredible offsite venues from mansions to waterfront ballrooms

We know; it’s a lot to take in. Thankfully, you don’t have to do it alone. Discover Newport’s Destination Experts, whose services are 100% complimentary, include distributing RFPs among hotel partners that fit your meeting’s criterion, planning site visits, recommending appropriate venues for off-site meetings and creating pre- and post-meeting excursions to remember. Let them help plan a fun teambuilding exercise like a thrill-seeking scavenger city-wide hunt, ice skating just steps from the harbor, or an opportunity to savor local flavor at an Iron Chef contest that’s sure to evoke a little friendly completion. They can also help create itineraries for spouses or guests so they too can enjoy the best of Newport before, during, and after your meeting. Let’s get started!