Weddings

A Rich History. A Beautiful Future.

The unique beauty and grace of the Tennis Hall of Fame is the perfect backdrop to create a classic reception surrounded by seven acres of lush greenery in the heart of Newport. Your wedding deserves to be in the Hall of Fame! Host a rehearsal dinner, celebrate your wedding reception, thank guests during a post-wedding brunch! We would love for you to visit our property, our Special Events team is eager to help you plan your memorable event, be it a grand affair or an intimate celebration.

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.

 

Wedding Concierge

Service includes:

  • Onsite detail meeting to best understand your wishes and expectations
  • Timelines created for you, your wedding party and all vendors
  • Distribution of all wedding-related items for both ceremony and reception
  • Coordination of all vendors
  • Ceremony Management (including off-site)
  • Reception management to ensure all key elements are handled properly

Call for customized quote, 401-324-4061

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

The Tennis Hall of Fame is unbelievable! People couldn’t believe the facility and the charm.  It is almost prettier at night…very magical place.  Everything was perfect.  Flow for appetizers, dinner and drinks was exactly as we wanted.  It was a perfect evening.”  ~ Rehearsal Dinner Host

“Cullen McKain is one of the most competent professionals I have worked with in the hospitality industry.  He is kind, gracious and extremely helpful.  He is a superb communicator and is willing to go well beyond what is expected.”  ~ Rehearsal Dinner Host

“Thank you so much for helping make our wedding perfect! We really appreciate everything you have done for us and couldn’t have found a better place to get married!”  ~ Josh & Jen (Groom/Bride)

"While the Tennis Hall of Fame staff was readily availble, they were also extremely discreet.  It was a perfect balance of being there if I needed anything without disturbing me or my guests in any way.  True professionalism at its best." ~ Rehearsal Dinner Host

 

 

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!