Private Events

Private Events at Fort AdamsPeople 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 settings 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.

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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 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.

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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 or call 401-619-5801.