Host an Event

Your event deserves to be in the Hall of Fame

A unique setting of timeless elegance and charm for your private event! Whether you’re hosting a wedding, corporate function, or social gathering, we have the perfect space to suit all of your needs. The seven-acre property features an open-air Horseshoe Piazza for “al fresco” dining or guests can sip a cocktail on the USTA Porch, while overlooking the beautifully manicured grounds. Treat your guests to 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 Court

Horseshoe Piazza & Horseshoe Court

Our property has an exquisite centerpiece - a picturesque gem situated in the midst of our historic grass courts. The horseshoe-shaped covered porch and meticulously mannicured grounds are the perfect setting for al fresco dining and cocktails.  The largest of all our venues, the Horseshoe Piazza and Court blend a relaxed feel with Newport elegance.

Available April-November. Transparent screen panles can be owered in teh event of cool or inclemement weather. Heater rentals are also available.

Guest Capacity Horseshoe Piazza  | Piazza, Brick Walkway, Horsehoe Court
Cocktail Reception 300    400
Seated Lunch/Dinner 250    -
Seated Dinner & Dancing  200    -


Approximate size of space: 2,000 sq. ft.
The Horseshoe Piazza, Horseshoe Court, and Brick Walkway are one contiguous space.

USTA Wing & Porch

USTA Porch

This versatile indoor/outdoor space exudes a level of sophistication that truly makes a statement.  The USTA Wing is an extension of our museum, spaciously transformed by high ceilings, a wall of glass French doors, and moveable exhibits.  For a breath of fresh air, step out on the latticework porch and enjoy a bird's-eye view of the beautifully landscaped property.

The USTA Wing is equipped with a state-of-the-art audio-visual system, including a built-in digital projector and an 8'x8' screen, ideal for showcasing PowerPoint or video presentations.  Free wireless Internet service.

Available year-round. The USTA Wing is our interior venue and can ben combined with the outdoor USTA Porch.  Transparent side panels are available.  Heater rental suggested in winter.

Guest Capacity USTA Wing & Porch  USTA Wing Only  Porch Only 
Cocktail Reception 180 120 120
Seated Lunch/Dinner 150 120 60
Seated Dinner & Dancing 150 90 60


Approximate size of space: 
USTA Wing 77' x 23' for 1,771 sq. ft.
USTA Wing Porch 122' x 13' for 1,586 sq. ft.

The Canfield House

Located on the Hall of Fame property, The Canfield House is a classic Victorian building, ideal for elegant yet comfortable dinners, brunches, and gatherings. Stunning architectural details like stained glass, mahogany-paneled ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and working fireplaces create a refined and distinguished atmosphere.  Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the lounge flow seamlessly to a sit-down dinner in the dining room for a memorable culinary experience.

Off-street parking available in the lot adjacent to The Canfield House.
Food and beverage for all events hosted at The Canfield House must be managed through the Hall of Fame's exclusive partner, Blackstone Caterers, which offers an extensive menu and outstanding service.

Guest CapacityThe Canfield House Dining Room*Nautilus Dining Room**Memorial Porch***
Cocktail Reception 175 100 50
Seated Lunch/Dinner 120 60 35
Seated Dinner & Dancing 100 - -


Approximate size of space:
The Canfield House Dining Room 25' x 40' for 1,000 sq. ft.
Dance Floor/Lounge (adjoining to the Dining Room) 25' x 16' for 400 sq. ft.
Bar 20' x 31' for 620 sq. ft.
Nautilus Dining Room 10' x 14' for 140 sq. ft.

*Located on the First Floor. Includes access to Dining Room, Foyer and Lounge
**Located on the Second Floor. (No wheelchair access)
***Covered, outdoor space. Available year-round, but recommended for April-November use. Porch includes canvas sides that can be lowered during inclement weather.  HEater rental suggested during winter.

East Porch and Executive Porch

The East and Executive Porches are quaint spaces overlooking the specatucular grass courts.  Poth porches have limited availability, even in season, but they might just be the right fit for your special event.  

Available April-October. Both are outdoor-only venues. Transparent side panels are available. Heater rental suggested in spring and fall.

Event Enhancements

Old Fashion Tennis

Old Fashion Tennis Players

Bring the property's elegant ambience to life with a tennis match on Horseshoe Court, featuring players dressed in turn-of-the-century tennis apparel. Your guests will feel as though they've stepped right into Newport's Gilded Age.


Your guests can relax and enjoy some friendly competition with this classic lawn game on our historic grass courts. Up to 8 guests per round (4 teams of 2) can play under the instruction of a croquet pro. Rounds last approximately 30 minutes each.



aim. Toss. Score. Sip a cocktail and play a casual or competitive game of Cornhole! Also known as Corn Toss or Beanbag Toss, the game adds an element of fun to every get-together.

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

Museum Galleries

Tennis enthusiasts, history buffs, and art lovers alike will be captivated by the newrly renovated museum at the International Tennis Hall of FAme, where your guests can learn the history of thesport and its impact on society. Guests can also enjoy a guided tour or leisurely wander through the galleries before cocktail hour begins.

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

When it's time for a breakout session, our Museum Scavenger Hunt is an entertaining and interactive way to reenergize your employees. As teams try to solve clues, they'll not only learn abou tthe sport of tennis, but find out who is equipped with strong problem solving skills.  It's a great team building exercise that can also boost employee morale.

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.