top 5 reasons to meet in newport, rhode island

Found in the smallest state in the USA, Newport offers big meeting opportunities in a charming seaside setting for groups from 5 to 500. These are our Top 5 Reasons to Meet in Newport, RI.


The Classic Coast

Conveniently located between NYC and Boston, MA, Newport is easy to reach and recharge. Find inspiration touring the mansions of the Gilded Age, clarify your thoughts strolling along the Cliff Walk at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, and find your compass on Narragansett Bay in one of America’s Cups 12-Meter sailboats.

Newport offers world-class hospitality and unique opportunities for small and large groups. It is a convenient drive from anywhere in the northeast and an easy flight into the award-winning Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport (PVD).


Free Destination Experts

Our Destination Experts offer free assistance to help you find the perfect place to meet. Let our experts and their vast knowledge of Newport navigate the best properties for your needs, handle RFP distribution and recommend venues and activities that best suit your goals and objectives. Our assistance doesn’t stop there – we will arrange the details and accompany you on site visits. This service is free. We want to help you create the best event possible. Allow our Destination Experts to use their local knowledge to make your meeting experience in Newport the most memorable.


Majestic Venues: Mansions to Museums

One of Newport’s unique challenges is choosing from all of the fabulous venues for a private function. Do you want to meet in one of the opulent Gilded-Age mansions? Perhaps something sportier such as meeting at the Tennis Hall of Fame or The Sailing Museum? How about near the water overlooking the Newport Harbor or the Atlantic Ocean? Some people do their best thinking on the water while watching a sunset on a schooner. There are plenty of unique options to make your meetings magnificent.


Relax. Restore. Results.

Meeting in Newport opens up a world of possibilities and choosing the right activity to pair with your meeting makes all the difference. Recreate an exhilarating America’s Cup Regatta with your attendees or close the day watching a sunset on a schooner. Experience life in the Gilded Age with a tour of a “Summer Cottage” built by America’s wealthiest families paired with a narrated historic trolley tour. Enjoy the flavors of Newport with one of New England specialties, a traditional clambake, or participate in a walking food tour. Pedal with colleagues on a scenic rail line with Rail Explorers, or play croquet in your whites at the International Tennis Hall of Fame


World-Class Lodging: Large and Small

The variety of lodging options available in Newport makes it easy to determine the right place for your group. You could consider an independent or flagged full-service hotel with abundant meeting space, an 8,000-square-foot ballroom, multiple breakout rooms, inviting outdoor space, rooftop decks, and spas. Or you may want the exclusivity of taking over an historic inn as your attendees enjoy an intimate but professional setting to collaborate with colleagues. Reach out to your Destination Expert to discover the options that await your attendees in Newport.