Social Gatherings

With its pristine grass courts, interactive museum, and historic architecture, let the International Tennis Hall of Fame help bring the "wow" to your next social gathering. Celebrate a milestone birthday, toast the new retiree, or gather the family for that long-overdue reunion. Any event you can dream up, we can make happen at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. Contact Cullen McKain, Director of Private Events at (401) 324-4061.

Venue Options

Horseshoe Piazza

Horseshoe Piazza & 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.

USTA Wing & Porch

USTA Wing & 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 Canfield House

The Canfield House

Located on the Hall of Fame property, this classic Victorian building, is 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.

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.

Croquet

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 (2 teams of 4) can play under the instruction of a croquet pro. Rounds last approximately 30 minutes each.

Cornhole

Cornhole

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 courts 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 newly renovated museum at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, where your guests can learn the history of the sport and its impact on society. Guests can also enjoy a guided tour or a leisure walk through of 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 about the sport of tennis, but find out who is equipped with strong problem solving skills.  It's a great team building exercise that can help 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. 

Testimonials

"Cullen, Brody and the Tennis Hall of Fame team were accommodating, creative and hospital. The location is beautiful, well-maintained, historic and memorable. The perfect location for a daytime outdoor event in Newport!"

~ K. Jaffee, birthday party hostess

Contact

Please contact Cullen McKain, Director of Hospitality 401.324.4061 for a custom quote and more information. We look forward to working with you!