Host an Event

Your Special Event

The Newport Casino, home to the International Tennis Hall of Fame, offers a unique setting of timeless elegance and charm for your event! Whether you’re hosting a wedding, corporate function, or social gathering, we have the perfect space to suit all of your needs. Within the seven-acre property guests can dine “al fresco” on the open-air Horseshoe Piazza or sip a cocktail on the USTA Porch, overlooking the beautifully manicured grounds. Your guests will be able to enjoy the beauty of the property and experience the newly renovated museum as our professional staff ensures that your event is a complete success!

Weddings, Corporate, Social

Horseshoe Piazza

Horseshoe Piazza

This uniquely curved, open-air covered porch is the focal point of our courtyard. It sits in the center of our historic grass courts and offers magnificent views of the site.  Surrounded by beautiful flowers and pristinely manicured landscape, the Horseshoe Piazza offers an "Al Fresco" dining experience. (Transparent sides available)

Guest Capacity:  Piazza   
Cocktail Reception 400  (incl Piazza, Brick Walkway & Horseshoe Court) 
Cocktail Reception 300  
Seated Lunch/Dinner  250  
Seated Dinner & Dancing  200  

USTA Wing & Porch

USTA Porch

The USTA Wing is part of our museum galleries and includes moveable exhibits and wall panels that can add an extra element of finesse to your event. The high ceilings and wall of glass french doors of the USTA Wing provides a spacious feel, while the view of the pristine grounds from the Porch provides a remarkable and unique space.

Guest Capacity:  USTA Wing Only   Porch Only   USTA Wing & Porch 
Cocktail Reception/Meeting Space 120 100 220
Seated Lunch/Dinner (no dancing) 120 60 150
Seated Dinner & Dancing 90 60 150


Event Enhancements

Old Fashion Tennis

Old Fashion Tennis Players

For a unique flair, exhibition tennis or croquet matches on the magnificent Horseshoe Court can be arranged with players dressed in turn-of-the-century costume, allowing your guests to feel as if they’ve stepped back in time.


During your cocktail hour, why not have your guests mingle while playing team croquet, which allows up to 8 guests per round (4 teams of 2) to play a round under the instruction of a croquet pro on our grass courts. Rounds last approximately 30 minutes each.



Sip a cocktail and play a casual or competitive game of Cornhole! Also known as Corn Toss or Bean Toss, the game is similar to horseshoes except you use wooden boxes called cornhole platforms and bags.  

Lawn Tennis

Lawn Tennis

You can play on the legendary grass court of the International Tennis Hall of Fame! Over the years, all of the greatest champions in tennis history have played on these courts – and you can as well!

Museum Tour

Guided Museum Tour

Let our knowledgeable docents guide your guests through our newly renovated, state-of-the-art museum.  From interactive displays to unique tennis memorabilia, the story of tennis is shared and preserved in the Newport Casino.

Courtside Club

Courtside Club Porch

For gatherings of 20 to 250, these beautiful porches may be available as additional space. Use them for registration, display area, lounging space or lunches during play. Please note: limited availability and to be used in conjunction with rental space.

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Specialty Wine to Celebrate!


To celebrate your event, select Rhode Island’s Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard, an Official sponsor of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Located in Little Compton, RI, the vineyard's microclimate and soil conditions resemble the maritime climate of northern France, producing some of New England’s most popular and distinctive wines. 


Please contact Cullen McKain, Director of Private Events at (401) 324-4061 for a custom quote and more information.  Rental includes tables and (up to 200) chairs, use of the event space for 4-hours, set up, tear down, a host/hostess for the evening, and on-site security.