Make the Museum Your Own

The Newport Art Museum’s elegant historic buildings and grounds provide a unique venue for your special occasion. Whether you are looking for an inspiring space for a corporate function, planning an elegant private party, wedding ceremony, rehearsal dinner, or reception, the Museum offers beautiful, art-filled interiors and landscaped grounds. Intimate dinner events for up to 130 guests, or cocktail receptions for up to 200 can be accommodated inside the galleries. Events for larger groups can be accommodated on the grounds and may be tented.

Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners

Wedding Photo Session: $500

  • 90 minute site rental
  • Maximum capacity: 25 guests
  • Access to the Griswold House galleries
  • Restrooms
  • Self-parking lot
  • Price includes $100 TULIP Insurance fee

Wedding Ceremony: $2,000

  • Two (2) hour site rental starting on or after 5:15pm
  • One (1) hour setup prior to event and one (1) hour breakdown after event
  • Maximum capacity inside: 125 guests, Maximum capacity outside: 400 guests
  • Choice of the large gallery, Griswold House grand stairwell landing, or the grounds
  • Ceremony Rehearsal for one (1) hour on the previous day from 4-5pm
  • Restrooms
  • Standard conference room chairs (indoor only) for guests with need
  • Self-Parking lot
  • Price includes Tenant User’s Liability Insurance Policy (TULIP)

Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Party: $3,500

  • Two (2) hour site rental starting on or after 5:15 p.m.
  • Two (2) hour setup prior to event and one (1) hour breakdown after event
  • Maximum capacity inside: 125 guests, Maximum capacity outside: 400 guests
  • Choice of the large gallery for a seated ceremony, Griswold House grand stairwell landing for a standing ceremony, or the grounds. Those spaces, plus additional first floor galleries for the cocktail party
  • Ceremony Rehearsal for one (1) hour on the previous day from 4-5pm
  • Restrooms
  • Standard conference room chairs (up to 125, indoor only) for seated ceremony
  • Self-Parking lot for 35 cars (additional can be rented for a fee)
  • Price includes Tenant User’s Liability Insurance Policy (TULIP)

Wedding Ceremony & Reception or Reception Only: $6,500

  • Five (5) hour site rental, which includes the ceremony, starting on or after 5:15pm, and ending by 11pm
  • Two (2) hour set up prior to event, one (1) hour breakdown following event
  • Maximum capacity: 90 if seated together in the large gallery, up to 130 if seated in multiple first floor galleries, up to 400 if outside in tent
  • Includes use of the Griswold House galleries, Library, porch and grounds
  • Ceremony Rehearsal for one (1) hour on the previous day from 4-5pm
  • Restrooms
  • Standard conference room chairs (indoor only) for guests with need
  • Self-Parking lot for 35 cars (additional can be rented for a fee)
  • Price includes Tenant User’s Liability Insurance Policy (TULIP)

Please note: The rental fee for all the above options does not include tents, catering, rental services, entertainment, valet parking and other services which are the responsibility of the Lessee. The Cushing Building is available to rent for the duration of your event for an additional fee. Food and drink are prohibited in the Cushing Building. The Museum may be closed earlier than 5pm to accommodate private events for an additional fee, when arranged in advance with Museum staff.

*A Note About Artwork on View: Due to the changing exhibitions at the Newport Art Museum, the content of specific work may not be known until installation is complete. In view of our agreement with artists, work may not be covered, removed, or altered in any way for a private event.

Cocktail Parties, Seated Dinners & Other Celebrations

Cocktail Party: $3,000

  • Two (2) hour site rental starting on or after 5:15 p.m
  • Two (2) hour setup prior to event and one (1) hour breakdown after event
  • Maximum capacity inside: 200 guests
  • Includes use of the Griswold House galleries, Library, porch and grounds
  • Self-Parking lot for 35 cars (additional can be rented for a fee)
  • Price includes Tenant User’s Liability Insurance Policy (TULIP)

Seated Dinners: $5,500

  • Four (4) hour site rental starting on or after 5:15 p.m
  • Two (2) hour setup prior to event and one (1) hour breakdown after event
  • Maximum capacity: 90 if seated together in the large gallery, up to 130 if seated in multiple first floor galleries
  • Includes use of the Griswold House galleries, Library, porch and grounds
  • Self-Parking lot for 35 cars (additional can be rented for a fee)
  • Price includes Tenant User’s Liability Insurance Policy (TULIP)

Please note: The rental fee for all the above options does not include catering, rental services, entertainment, valet parking and other services which are the responsibility of the Lessee. The Cushing Building is available to rent for the duration of your event for an additional fee. Food and drink are prohibited in the Cushing Building. The Museum may be closed earlier than 5pm to accommodate private events for an additional fee, when arranged in advance with Museum staff.

*A Note About Artwork on View: Due to the changing exhibitions at the Newport Art Museum, the content of specific work may not be known until installation is complete. In view of our agreement with artists, work may not be covered, removed, or altered in any way for a private event.

Corporate Meetings & Other Events

Meetings: $150/hr + $100 TULIP Insurance fee

  • Includes private use of one gallery
  • Tables, chairs and linens included
  • Maximum capacity: 25 guests
  • AV equipment and assistance included
  • Access to the Griswold House galleries
  • Restrooms
  • Self-parking lot

Concerts: $850

  • Four (4) hour site rental beginning from 5pm
  • Includes private use of the Ilgenfritz Gallery, Drury Gallery and Library
  • Private Green Room for musicians included
  • Access to the Griswold House galleries
  • Maximum capacity: 130 guests
  • Chairs included
  • Restrooms
  • Self-Parking lot for 35 cars (additional can be rented for a fee)
  • Price includes Tenant User’s Liability Insurance Policy (TULIP)

Preferred Vendors

The following have worked frequently with Newport Art Museum and we highly recommend their services. Clients are not required to use these vendors, but all vendors must be licensed and insured.

Blackstone Caterers
Russell Morin Catering
McGrath Clambakes
Newport Tent Company
PEAK Event Services

Contact

Please contact our Facility Rental Associate to learn more about hosting your event at the Newport Art Museum

Leslie Streuli
401-848-8200

lstreuli@newportartmuseum.org