Corporate & Private

McGarth BakeThe Fortress is more than just an excellent venue! We can complement your meeting or event with a Guided Tour or perhaps a leisurely walk or fast paced run along the Bay Walk.  Team Building and leadership activities abound.

Clients have successfully hosted exceptional events including marketing & sales meetings, luncheons and dinners, corporate retreats and outings, receptions and traditional clambakes.

Fort Adams has a variety of indoor and outdoor locations suitable for 10 – 350 people or more.  Ample free parking and accessible to downtown via water shuttle.

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Hospitality and attention to detail are our priority. The goal: creating a memorable occasion for you and your guests. Our Choice Partners have been carefully chosen. All have extensive experience producing successful events and are appropriately licensed and insured. You can relax knowing that your event is managed professionally and executed to your specifications.

Locations include:

The North Lawn

North Lawn Evening EventA sprawling lawn overlooking the Narragansett Bay & Newport Harbor.

  • Magnificent panoramic water views.
  • Lighted North Wall provides a beautiful backdrop.
  • Home to the Newport Folk & Jazz Festivals.
  • Accommodates 20 – 600+ guests.
  • Tenting is required.

The Parade Field

Tent on the Parade FieldIs a 6.5 acre field inside the walls of the Fortress.

  • Your guests will be surrounded by unique and interesting architecture, period lighting, and a feeling that you just stepped back in time.
  • Accommodates 20 – 600+ guests.
  • Tenting is required.

The North Casemates

North Casemate's Table SettingsA truly unique interior space, is located within the walls of the Fortress.

  • Three vaulted, arched chambers with brick ceilings and granite walls overlook the Parade Field.
  • Windows – formerly ‘embrasures’ or “gun ports” for large cannons, provide water views of the Narragansett Bay & Newport Harbor.
  • Exterior brick walkways add additional space.
  • Accommodates 20 – 200 guests.

The West Lawn

Overlooking Jamestown and the Narragansett Bay.

  • Our newest event space & the best sunset views in the park. 
  • Along the Bay Walk on the west side of the fort.
  • Capacity 20-125 people.
  • Tenting is required.

The Barracks Dining Room

Barracks Dining RoomOffers an intimate space with many distinctive architectural characteristics.

  • Restored area inside the walls of the Fort overlooking the Parade Field.
  • Brick interior, polished hardwood floors.
  • Furnished with hardwood banquet-style tables and bench
  • Seating (other seating options available).
  • Accommodates up to 40 guests.

The Harbor Lights Lawn

The HarborOverlooks the city of Newport, Brenton Cove and Newport Harbor.

  • Enjoy city lights glimmering over yachts anchored in the harbor.
  • Accommodates up to 125 guests.
  • Tenting required.

Check out our Site Map.

To see our Site Rental Policies.

Fort Adams is conveniently located minutes from downtown Newport, a short drive from Providence and less than 2 hours from Boston. Fort Adams is easily accessible by water [seasonal].

Site Rentals include:

  • Your site
  • Coordination of your deliveries and services.
  • Special Event staff.
  • Electrical hook-ups.
  • Ample free parking.
  • Full service restrooms.*

*Depending upon location.

We are happy to assist you or your planning team and would enjoy discussing your event in detail. For more information, please submit an Event Request Form, email Jennifer Chapin at jchapin@fortadams.org or call 401-619-5801.

North Casemates EventPeople looking for a unique or one–of-a-kind destination for events often find themselves at Fort Adams. With several indoor and outdoor venues within the National Historic Landmark, you’ll find ideas for the perfect group or family event, social gathering, luncheon, dinner or traditional clambake. We offer flexible event ssettings for 10 – 350 people or more.

The Fort is more than just an event venue! We can complement your event with a Guided Tour, a leisurely walk along the Bay Walk or Team Building activities.

Go to Photo Gallery.

Hospitality and attention to detail are a priority, creating a memorable occasion for you and your guests. Our Choice Partners have been carefully chosen. All have extensive experience producing successful events and are licensed and insured. Your event will be managed professionally and executed to your specifications.

Locations include:

The North Lawn

North Lawn Evening EventA sprawling lawn overlooking the Narragansett Bay & Newport Harbor.

  • Magnificent panoramic water views.
  • Lighted North Wall provides a beautiful backdrop.
  • Home to the Newport Folk & Jazz Festivals.
  • Accommodates 20 – 600+ guests.
  • Tenting is required.

The Parade Field

Tent on the Parade FieldIs a 6.5 acre field inside the walls of the Fortress.

  • Your guests will be surrounded by unique and interesting architecture, period lighting, and a feeling that you just stepped back in time.
  • Accommodates 20 – 600+ guests.
  • Tenting is required.

The North Casemates

North Casemate's Table SettingsA truly unique interior space, is located within the walls of the Fortress.

  • Three vaulted, arched chambers with brick ceilings and granite walls overlook the Parade Field.
  • Windows – formerly ‘embrasures’ or “gun ports” for large cannons, provide water views of the Narragansett Bay & Newport Harbor.
  • Exterior brick walkways add additional space.
  • Accommodates 20 – 200 guests.

The West Lawn

Overlooking Jamestown and the Narragansett Bay.

  • Our newest event space & the best sunset views in the park. 
  • Along the Bay Walk on the west side of the fort.
  • Capacity 20-125 people.
  • Tenting is required.

The Barracks Dining Room

Barracks Dining RoomOffers an intimate space with many distinctive architectural characteristics.

  • Restored area inside the walls of the Fort overlooking the Parade Field.
  • Brick interior, polished hardwood floors.
  • Furnished with hardwood banquet-style tables and bench
  • Seating (other seating options available).
  • Accommodates up to 40 guests.

The Harbor Lights Lawn

The Harbor
  • Overlooks the city of Newport, Brenton Cove and Newport Harbor.
  • Enjoy city lights glimmering over yachts anchored in the harbor.
  • Accommodates up to 125 guests.
  • Tenting required.

Check out our Site Map.

To see our Site Rental Policies.

Fort Adams is conveniently located minutes from downtown Newport, a short drive from Providence and less than 2 hours from Boston. Ample free parking and easily accessible to downtown by water shuttle [seasonal].

Site Rentals include:

  • An event space
  • Coordination of your deliveries and services.
  • Special Event staff.
  • Electrical hook-ups.
  • Ample free parking.
  • Full service restrooms.*

*Depending upon location.

We are happy to assist and would like to discuss your event in detail. For more information please submit an Event Request Form, email Jennifer Chapin at jchapin@fortadams.org or call 401-619-5801.

Fort Adams Trust
90 Fort Adams Drive
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI 02840

(401) 841-0707
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