Psst, we’re going to let you in on a secret: summer isn’t the only time of year to experience the City by the Sea. In fact, stunning views, unparalleled cuisine, and historic charm linger all year long. But unlike the summer, the quieter winter months bring with them big savings on lodging rates, discounted venue fees, decadent dining deals (say it with us: Newport Restaurant Week), tempting incentives and fantastic promotions. Here in Newport, the offseason is on, especially when it comes to meetings.
Not convinced? Don’t worry, we’re just getting started.
Nearly 400 years of history have left us with some out-of-the-ordinary places throughout our coastal enclave. Raise your glass where The Great Gatsby was filmed, indulge in the oldest (supposedly haunted) tavern in the country, or meet in the Chinese Tea House where Alva Vanderbilt hosted suffrage rallies. Because breathtaking views aren’t the only thing you’ll see when you meet here.
- The International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum
- The legendary Newport Mansions
- The Chinese Tea House at Alva Vanderbilt’s Marble House mansion
- The Audrain Automobile Museum/ the NEW Newport Car Museum
- Newport Storm Brewery & Thomas Tew Distillery
- Three stunning vineyards and two microbreweries
Lodging and Meeting Space
You wouldn’t believe our small city could house 900+ stunning hotel rooms across four convention properties, but trust us, it can and does. Together, these newly renovated, unique spaces offer 70,000 square feet of meeting space. Not to mention, an additional 700 hotel rooms in our surrounding coastal communities. From brand new luxury properties with captivating water views to one-of-a-kind, perfectly fluffed boutique hotels – you take your pick.
We know; it’s a lot to take in. Thankfully, you don’t have to do it alone. Discover Newport’s Destination Experts offer 100% free services (no really, they’re free) to help make your planning process simple. From distributing RFPs to hotel partners that fit your meeting’s criterion, planning site visits and recommending the perfect venues for off-site meetings to creating exciting pre- and post-meeting excursions and unique teambuilding exercises, the meeting of your dreams is a reality here, with just a little help. Experience thrill-seeking, city-wide scavenger hunts, ice skating just steps from the stunning harbor, or the chance to stir up some friendly competition with an Iron Chef contest. Spouses along for the ride? Don’t worry, we have an itinerary for them, too. The best of Newport before, during, and after your meeting awaits.