Host an Event

Host an Event

The impressive and fascinating architecture of this massive American Fortress provides a one-of-kind backdrop for your event. Narragansett Bay, Newport Harbor, City and bridge views combined with the scale and grandeur of this National Historic Landmark provide the setting you can use to create lasting memories for you and your guests.

Fort Adams is just a short ride from downtown Newport. With a variety of unique water front and water view event spaces, you have options when creating your perfect wedding, corporate event or private event. Ample free parking and accessible to downtown via water shuttle.

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Our Choice Partners have all been carefully selected to ensure that your special event is managed professionally and executed to your specifications.

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

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 West Lawn

    An intimate water view overlooking Narragansett Bay and the Pell Bridge
    Magnificent panoramic water views.

    Walls of the Fort provide a beautiful back drop
    Smaller lawn provides an quiet place for wedding ceremonies
    Accommodates 20 – 150 guests. Tenting is required for events other than ceremonies.

  • The Eisenhower House

    The perfect setting for weddings, family gatherings, and corporate functions. This stately mansion, built in 1873, commands breathtaking views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay.

    • Once the summer White House of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
    • Accommodates 20-150 Guests
    • Tenting location available adjacent to the house

    To inquire about renting The Eisenhower House for a function, please contact Mallory Coelho.

  • The Parade Field

    Tent Aerial 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 Casemates 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 Barracks Dining Room

    The 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.