Top 5 Reasons to Meet in Newport, Rhode Island

Newport offers world-class hospitality and unique opportunities for meetings.

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 five to 500.
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Convenient Location: Newport, Rhode Island, is ideally located between New York City and Boston. It is easily reached by car (175 miles from NYC and 70 miles from Boston), train (the nearest Amtrak station is 18 miles away), and by air (PVD airport is 26 miles from downtown Newport). Known as one of America's best walking cities, Newport's vibrant waterfront features restaurants, shops, and galleries nestled amongst 18th-century houses and historic sites.

Destination Experts: Save yourself the legwork and the guesswork, and call on Discover Newport's Destination Experts for your complimentary planning support. They'll assist with issuing RFPs, organizing site visits, introducing you to vendors, and more.

Meet Out of the Ordinary: One challenge for planners will be choosing from all the fabulous Newport venues available for a private function. Be awed and inspired at one of the opulent Gilded Age mansions. Or perhaps something sportier such as meeting at the International Tennis Hall of Fame or The Sailing Museum better suits your group? There are plenty of unique options to make your meetings magnificent.

Relax, Restore, Results: Newport opens 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 with an evening cruise—some people do their best thinking on the water while watching the sunset on a classic schooner! Enjoy the flavors of Newport with a traditional clambake or a farm-to-table dinner at a local vineyard. 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: The variety of lodging options available in Newport makes it easy to determine the right place for your group. You could consider a full-service hotel with abundant meeting space, multiple breakout rooms, inviting outdoor spaces, rooftop decks, and spas. Newport also offers boutique hotels with waterfront views and unique gathering spaces. Or, you may want the exclusivity of taking over a historic inn as your attendees enjoy an intimate but professional setting to collaborate with colleagues.

Reach out to your Discover Newport Destination Expert to discover the options that await your attendees in Newport.