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Wedded Bliss on Bellevue Avenue

Whether you are planning an intimate wedding ceremony or an elaborate evening reception — casual or formal, modern or enchanting — you will feel at home with family and friends at historic Hotel Viking. Planning the ultimate wedding weekend? We are here to make your dreams a reality, from rehearsal dinners to post-party brunches.

Our team of wedding professionals are seasoned experts at wedding planning and will help you choose the perfect Newport Rhode Island wedding venue, as well as executing every detail. They know how to ensure that this all-important occasion is seamless and special in every way, and work to meet your specific space needs, menu requirements, timing, and budget.

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Our Newport Rhode Island Wedding Venues

  • Chapel with wooden chairs set up for a function
    Kay Chapel

    Dating to 1859, Kay Chapel in Newport RI is a beautiful historic landmark and one of the city’s most unique private settings for memorable gatherings

    1,800 sq. ft.
    Up to 200 guests
  • Pelham boardroom
    Pelham Boardroom

    At 240 square feet in size — and with a capacity for 8, seated conference-style — the Pelham Boardroom is perfect for intimate meetings or exclusive dinners.

    240 sq. ft.
    Up to 8 guests
  • Thames room set up for afternoon tea
    Thames I and II

    Ideal for more intimate events, this flexible 1,500 square-foot space can be divided into two separate rooms of 800 and 700 square feet respectively. Boasting natural daylight and looking out onto our Courtyard, it becomes the perfect venue day or evening.

    1,500 sq. ft.
    Up to 150 guests
  • The Thames room set up for a social gathering
    Thames Room II

    For smaller, more intimate events, the 700-square-foot Thames Room II is a great option. It offers a customizable floor plan, with connections to Thames Room II.

    700 sq. ft.
    Up to 60 guests
  • Thames room set up for meeting in U shape
    Thames Room I

    A Hotel Viking venue adaptable for any occasion, this 800-square-foot elegant space can also be combined with Thames Room II for larger events.

    800 sq. ft.
    Up to 90 guests
  • The Bellevue Ballroom set up for an event
    Bellevue Ballroom

    With its high ceilings, intricate details, and an expansive adjacent patio, this Newport RI event venue beautifully combines natural light with sophisticated elegance.

    4,032 sq. ft.
    Up to 425 guests
  • Image of a conference room with a large dining table.
    America’s Cup Room

    Inspired by the history and prestige of the America’s Cup, this venue’s secluded location is ideal for smaller gatherings and events.

    756 sq. ft.
    Up to 100 guests
  • Image of a conference room.
    Salons C + D + E

    An inspired venue option for grand events, Salons C + D + E total 3,900 square feet, and can accommodate 350 for receptions or 400 seated theater-style.

    3,900 sq. ft.
    Up to 400 guests
  • Image of a conference room.
    Salons D + E

    Able to accommodate 150 for receptions or 200 seated theater-style, Salons D + E are a great combination of venues and total 1,860 square feet in space

    1.860 sq. ft.
    Up to 200 guests
  • Image of a conference room.
    Salon E

    Connecting to both Salon C and Salon D, the 966-square-foot Salon E is an elegant and customizable option for hosting memorable events at Hotel Viking.

    956 sq. ft.
    Up to 100 guests
  • Image of a conference room.
    Salon D

    At 906 square feet, Salon D is an ideal space for intimate events. It can also easily accommodate larger events when combined with adjoining Salon rooms.

    906 sq. ft.
    Up to 100 guests
  • Image of a conference room.
    Salon C

    Able to accommodate up to 200 guests, Salon C is 1,917 square feet of flexible space and can be combined with a variety of adjoining rooms for large-scale events.

    1,970 sq. ft.
    Up to 200 guests
  • Round tables set up for an event with blue tablecloths.
    Salons A + B + C

    Totaling 3,900 square feet, Salons A + B + C is a great option for grand events. The combined space can accommodate 350 for receptions or 400 seated theater-style.

    3,900 sq. ft.
    Up to 400 guests
  • Image of a conference room.
    Salons A + B

    A lovely combination of venues, Salons A + B total 1,860 square feet in space, and can accommodate 150 for receptions or 200 seated theater-style.

    1,860 sq. ft.
    Up to 200 guests
  • Image of a conference room.
    Salon B

    For smaller events, the 916-square-foot Salon B is an inspired choice. It offers a customizable floor plan, with connections to both Salon A and Salon C.

    966 sq. ft.
    Up to 100 guests
  • Image of a conference room.
    Salon A

    A flexible venue option for any occasion, this 966-square-foot elegant space can also be combined with Salon B and Salon C for larger events.

    966 sq. ft.
    Up to 100 guests
  • Turo Room set for an event.
    Touro Room

    Named in honor of the nearby National Historic Site, the Touro Synagogue, this Newport RI event venue can accommodate up to 60 for a reception and features natural daylight throughout.

    770 sq. ft.
    Up to 60 guests
  • Round tables set for an event in the Viking Ballroom.
    Viking Ballroom

    Our largest venue, the 5,880-square-foot Viking Ballroom can host up to 500 attendees for a reception, or it can be divided into multiple, flexible spaces. The ideal location for large conferences or breakout sessions.

    5,880 sq. ft.
    Up to 500 guests

Taking Care of You & Your Guests

In addition to over 14,000 square feet of event  space and the historic landmark Kay Chapel, you and your wedding guests can take advantage of the many distinctive amenities available at Hotel Viking.

Fun for the Entire Wedding Party

Bridal Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea was first introduced in the 1840s in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, who remedied afternoon “hunger spells” with a delightful snack of tea, bread and butter, and cake. After inviting friends to join her, her afternoon tea became a social event among the English aristocracy.

A Newport tradition like no other, Hotel Viking’s Bridal Afternoon Tea will add glamour and prestige to your wedding festivities. Perfect for a bridal shower or a wedding weekend activity, all your guests will be delighted with this classic social event!

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Groom’s Room at Kay Chapel

In a unique twist on the traditional Bridal Suite, the Groom’s Room is a great space designed specifically for the groom.

The Groom’s Room is a comfortable salon located in the Kay Chapel. This wedding-day man cave is outfitted with comfortable seating, a large TV, and games. Groomsmen can pre-order snacks and stock the bar with the groom’s favorite beverages. It’s a private hangout where the groom and his groomsmen can kick back while they await the bride’s arrival.

Groom in a tuxedo


Wedding Room Blocks

A proud member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America, Hotel Viking has been hosting visiting dignitaries, celebrities, and movie stars since 1926. Our iconic hotel features 208 luxurious guestrooms, including 24 suites, along with a sense of history and a friendly ambiance.

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Our City is Yours to Discover


Show Distances

40 Steps

40 steps

27 minute walk

This Cliff Walk landmark has been popular with locals and visitors alike since the early 1800s.

Artillery Company of Newport

An old military cannon firing with smoke

5 minute walk

23 Clarke Street
The Company’s museum houses one of America’s most extensive collections of military memorabilia.

Audrain Auto Museum

Exterior of Audrain Museum

8 minute walk

222 Bellevue Avenue
Enjoy an exclusive discount from this Hotel Viking partner that showcases 350+ cars and motorcycles.

Breakers Mansion

Exterior shot of the Breakers Mansion

33 minute walk

44 Ochre Point Avenue
The Breakers is the grandest of the Newport summer mansions and a National Historic Landmark.

Château-sur-Mer Mansion

Exterior of Chateau-sur-Mer mansion

25 minute walk

474 Bellevue Avenue
This 1852 villa is one of America’s greatest Victorian houses and a National Historic Landmark.

Chepstow Mansion

Exterior of Chepstow Mansion

19 minute walk

120 Narragansett Avenue, Ward Avenue
Built in 1860, this Italianate-style villa houses a collection of 19th century landscape paintings.

Cupcake Charlie's

Counter filled with cupcakes at Cupcake Charlie's

6 minute walk

135 Swinbburne Row Brick Marketplace
This award-winning cupcake bakery deliciously serves up 16 flavors of freshly made cupcakes daily.

Firehouse Theater

A microphone set up on stage at an event

11 minute walk

4 Equality Park Place
Enjoy comedy improv shows, concerts, and performing acts from inside a former fire station.

Helly Hansen

Helly Hansen store front

6 minute walk

154 Thames Street
Enjoy exclusive discounts from this Hotel Viking retail partner of clothing and sports equipment.

Hotel Viking

Outdoor of Hotel Viking in the daytime

Welcome to the anything but ordinary Hotel Viking, an iconic landmark of Newport hospitality since 1926.

Hunter House

Exterior of the Hunter House.

16 minute walk

54 Washington Street
Built in 1748, this National Historic Landmark is noted for superbly carved woodwork and furniture.

International Tennis Hall of Fame

statue outside the international tennis hall of fame

7 minute walk

194 Bellevue Avenue
A museum with over 20,000 sq. ft. of interactive tennis exhibits, collections, and memorabilia.

Isaac Bell House

Exterior of Isaac Bell House

13 minute walk

70 Perry Street
This National Historic Landmark is one of the best examples of shingle-style architecture in the US.

Kilwin's Creamery

A delicious double scoop of ice cream on a cone

7 minute walk

262 Thames Street
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a tasty array of chocolates, ice cream, fudge, and hand-crafted candy.

Kingscote Mansion

Exterior of Kingscote Mansion

9 minute walk

253 Bellevue Avenue
A National Historic Landmark housing the items of four generations of the influential King family.

KJP Flagship Store

Belt from Kiel James Patrick

8 minute walk

Bowen's Wharf
Shop for locally designed fashion and accessory pieces inspired by rugged New England charm.

Kristen Coates

Artwork from Kristen Coates

5 minute walk

152 Bellevue Avenue
An art gallery boutique showcasing “a well curated array of artists, artisans and a bit of vision.”

Lucky Dog Resort

An elderly black dog

69 minute walk

599 East Main Road, Middletown
Our official pet partner can take great care of your pet during your stay; special rates available.

Marble House Mansion

Exterior of Marble House Mansion

36 minute walk

596 Bellevue Avenue
A National Historic Landmark and opulent Newport mansion featuring 500,000 cubic feet of marble.

Museum of Newport History

The outside of the Museum of Newport

6 minute walk

127 Thames Street
A National Historic Landmark featuring exhibits, artifacts, guided walking tours, and a gift shop.

Newport Art Museum

The exterior of the Newport Art Museum building

3 minute walk

76 Bellevue Avenue
Housed in two historically significant buildings on three acres and showcasing 600+ artists annually.

Newport Charter Group

Camelot boat

21 minute walk

1 Goat Island
A private charter experience. Explore historic Newport Harbor and surrounding waters on the beautiful 33' Camelot.

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Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co.

Draft taps at Newport Craft Beer

45 minute walk

293 JT Connell Highway, Middletown
Sample an array of refreshing beverages + receive 10% off your tasting from our brewery partner.

Newport Tower Museum

The Channing statue in a park with a circular stone tower in the background

3 minute walk

152 Mill Street
This striking, round stone tower in Touro Park features the remains of a 17th century windmill.

Pilot House

Exterior image of Pilot House

12 minute walk

45 America's Cup Avenue
Head to Pilot House on the Newport waterfront for harbour tour tickets, souvenirs, and more.

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Pulse Newport

TRX equipment at Pulse Gym

10 minute walk

5 Merton Road
Get a free day or class pass from this Hotel Viking wellness partner offering the latest workouts.

Redwood Library Children's Books

Exterior of the Redwood Library.

2 minute walk

50 Bellevue Avenue
Established in 1747, it’s home to galleries, sculptures, decorative arts, and a children’s library.

Rosecliff Mansion

Exterior view of the Rosecliff Mansion and it's ornate fountain.

33 minute walk

548 Bellevue Avenue
Modeled after Versailles and the setting for many spectacular Newport parties and Hollywood movies.

Ryan's Family Amusements

Ski ball at an arcade

8 minute walk

268 Thames Street
An entertainment center featuring over 50 of the latest and greatest skill and video games.

Save The Bay Exploration Center & Aquarium

Children at an aquarium, pointing at fish in a tank

25 minute walk

175 Memorial Boulevard
This interactive marine science center features 40+ local species, touch tanks, and exhibits.

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The Elms Mansion

Experior shot of The Elms Newport Mansion.

14 minute walk

367 Bellevue Avenue
A National Historic Landmark, the estate includes a 10-acre park and elaborate sunken garden.

The Madeline & Rum Runner

The Madeline sailing ship out on the water

9 minute walk

24 Bannister's Wharf
Experience the sights and sounds of the Sailing Capital of America aboard one of these ships.

Touro Synagogue

The exterior of the Touro Synagogue

3 minute walk

85 Touro Street
This National Historic Landmark is an architectural jewel and America’s oldest synagogue (1763).