Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners
We offer an array of opportunities to accommodate all wedding hospitality needs and budgets. You can host your 40 person rehearsal dinner, celebrate your wedding reception with up to 200 of your closest friends & family, or visit with some of your guests during a post-wedding brunch before you depart as newly weds. The Tennis Hall of Fame is a phenomenal location to guarantee memories that will last a lifetime.
The beauty and grace of the Victorian shingle-style architecture is the perfect backdrop to create a classic reception surrounded by six acres of lush greenery in the heart of Newport.
Host a casual rehearsal dinner on the Horseshoe Piazza. During cocktail hour guests can have the chance to play “team croquet” on our impressive Horseshoe court. After your guests meet and play a few rounds of croquet, an informal dinner begins. The groom's family welcomes everyone as the moon rises over across four grass courts and our Stadium Court. As the evening draws to a close, your guests exit under our gracious arched arcade onto Newport's historic Bellevue Avenue, the music of a jazz trio echoing throughout the property.
Your wedding reception could begin with cocktails in the Hall of Fame's 18 museum galleries. Your guests walk up the grand staircase and are greeted with champagne on silver trays, allowing them to wander the museum without first having to rush to the bar. At the end of the museum they enter the USTA Wing, with it's paneled walls and grandiose brass chandelier, cocktail tables set up for formal hors doerves, both stationed and passed. After getting a bite to eat, your guests walk through French doors to the main bar on the USTA Wing Porch, which over looks the center Horseshoe Court. From above, your guests mingle and watch an “Old Fashion Tennis” exhibition being played on the grass, with players in period costumes hitting a white ball with wooden racquets. When the cocktail hour ends your guests move down onto the Horseshoe Piazza, where dinner is served and then they dance the night away under the covered wooden porch, a band playing your favorite songs and your guests thrilled to be sharing your special day with you.
The day after the wedding, imagine having a morning brunch in the USTA Wing and Porch. A buffet of warm French toast, eggs and bacon is laid out as your guests arrive throughout the morning, expressing their thanks and love to you and your new spouse.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum invites you to view our property; our Special Events manager is eager to help plan the perfect way to showcase your style and hospitality needs. Tables and chairs are included in all rentals, and we would be happy to suggest caterers, florists, musicians and photographers to make yours a wedding for the books. Be it a grand affair for 200 or a more intimate celebration for 20, the Tennis Hall of Fame is available to make your most important day your most special day as well.
Please call us at 401-324-4072 or click here to inquire about booking your wedding.