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Make the Museum Your Own

Whether you are looking for an inspiring space for a corporate function, an elegant private party, or your wedding, the Museum offers beautiful, art-filled interiors and landscaped grounds.

Learn more and schedule your visit!

Jen McMahan
Facility Rentals & Private Events
cell (617) 694-8166
office (401) 619-7981
jmcmahan@newportartmuseum.org

Wedding Celebrations

The Newport Art Museum’s elegant historical buildings and grounds provide a unique venue for your wedding celebrations including Engagement Party, Shower, Welcome Reception, Rehearsal Dinner or Day after Brunch or Luncheon.

Wedding Photo Session: $400

Use of the historic Griswold House Galleries and Grounds for photos for 90 minutes

Wedding Ceremony: $2,000

- One (1) hour site rental starting at or after 5:15pm
- One (1) hour setup prior to event and one (1) hour breakdown after event
- Ceremony Rehearsal for one (1) hour on the previous day from 4-5pm

Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Party: $3,500

- Two (2) hour site rental starting at or after 5:15 p.m.
- Two (2) hour setup prior to event and one (1) hour breakdown after event
- Ceremony Rehearsal for one (1) hour on the previous day from 4-5pm

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

- Five (5) hour site rental starting at or after 5:15pm, and ending by 11pm
- Two (2) hour set up prior to event, one (1) hour breakdown following event
- Ceremony Rehearsal for one (1) hour on the previous day from 4-5pm

Social Occasions

Cocktail Party: $3,000

- Two (2) hour site rental starting at or after 5:15 p.m
- Two (2) hour setup prior to event and one (1) hour breakdown after event

Seated Dinner: $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

Corporate

Meeting: $150/hr

Private spaces for your corporate event, lecture, meeting or presentation include podium with mic, projector, drop down screen, standard conference room chairs, tables and linens.

Concerts: $850

  • Four (4) hour site rental beginning from 5pm starting on or after 5:15pm, and ending by 11pm 
  • Indoor and outdoor concerts include private green room for performers

Classroom and Creative Studio Space

Classroom rentals are available to host your creative workshop for up to 30 attendees. We also have independent workspaces available for hourly or daily rental. Contact Facility Rentals & Private Events for pricing.

Event Spaces

Grounds and Porch
400 guests/may be tented

Ilgenfritz Gallery
200 cocktail reception
185 theater style seating
90 seated lunch/dinner

Damon, Contemporary, Studio & Wright Galleries
40 cocktail reception
35 theater style seating
30 seated lunch/dinner

Drury Gallery & Library
30 cocktail reception
25 theater style seating
20 seated lunch/dinner

Blue Room and Parlor Gallery
20 cocktail reception
15 theater style seating
12 seated lunch/dinner

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
Pranzi Events & Catering

Testimonials

  • “Thank you for taking the time to tour us through the beautiful Newport Art Museum. We look forward to kick-off the wedding weekend at the Newport Art Museum. I am excited our family and friends will have the opportunity to enjoy this special gem in Newport!
  • “Taking our photos at the museum was truly one of my favorite parts of the day!”
  • “Thank you so much for organizing our marketing meeting and for your creative vision regarding our panel set up and audience seating. You showcased the museum so beautifully!”
  • “You were so wonderful to work with and we appreciate the fast response to help us get some dry wedding photos”
  • “I was so thrilled to be able to bring my team to Newport for an offsite meeting. It was made even better by Newport Art Museum. We had a fabulous room with wonderful natural light overlooking Bellevue….set it up perfectly with COVID considerations and met our every need. If you have any kind of small or large team event I highly recommend this venue”
  • “Booking our first look photos at the Newport Art Museum was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day! And you can quote me on that!”