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Top Restaurants in Newport RI for Events 

Newport Rhode Island

Discover the allure of hosting unforgettable gatherings against the backdrop of Newport’s coastal charm with the Top Restaurants in Newport RI for Events and more. 

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Picture this: A gentle sea breeze whispers through the air as you gather with friends and loved ones against the backdrop of Newport’s historic charm and breathtaking coastal scenery. From intimate rehearsal dinners to lavish anniversary celebrations, Newport, Rhode Island, offers a captivating setting for every occasion imaginable. 

Whether you’re planning a dreamy bridal shower overlooking the shimmering Atlantic Ocean, a lively bachelor or bachelorette party amidst the city’s vibrant nightlife, or a sophisticated networking event in a historic mansion, Newport’s diverse array of restaurants and venues sets the stage for unforgettable experiences. 

Join us as we explore the top restaurants in Newport. Each one offers its own unique ambiance, culinary delights, and impeccable service, perfect for hosting your next memorable event.

Elegant Occasions

Elegant Occasions in Newport, Rhode Island radiate sophistication, set against the backdrop of historic mansions and picturesque waterfronts. From lavish weddings like those of Jacqueline Bouvier and John F. Kennedy to Jennifer Lawerence to refined corporate galas in grand ballrooms like the 2023 Founders and Friends Gilded Age Mansion Event, Newport’s venues offer timeless charm for unforgettable events.

Bar and Board

📍 282 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840

Nestled in the heart of Newport, our private bar and board bistro exude an intimate charm, providing the perfect backdrop for your special occasion. Whether it’s a milestone celebration, corporate gathering, or an intimate soirée, our venue is versatile enough to suit your needs.

The dining room at Bar and Board restaurant in Newport RI
The dining room at Bar and Board restaurant in Newport RI

La Forge Casino Restaurant

📍 186 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840

Situated within an acclaimed landmark Charles McKim building, the La Forge Casino Restaurant has served the community as a famous local establishment for years. Established in 1880, the restaurant overlooks the historic grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. We are open year round, offering bespoke private dining areas to Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Corporate Outings, Bus Tours and other Group Functions.  We have long been the premier choice for many of Newport’s social gatherings such as the Miss Rhode Island Pageant, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, The Newport Rugby Club, and Newport Hospital to name a few.

Raw Bar catering style at the delicious La Forge Casino Restaurant in Newport RI
Raw Bar catering style at the delicious La Forge Casino Restaurant in Newport RI

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The Vanderbilt Club

📍 256 Maple Ave, Newport, RI 02840

The Vanderbilt Club is an exclusive clubhouse that showcases some of the most unique automobiles in RI. Inspired by Newport’s history, this space is fantastic for groups looking to elevate their stay. On top of the unique décor and art we showcase, we also have cocktails and wine list to match! We offer access to our amazing dining room, as well as accommodations for guests to spend their night, or for their entire visit to the Newport area.

Private event dining set up surrounded by antique automobiles at The Vanderbilt Club
Private event dining set up surrounded by antique automobiles at The Vanderbilt Club

Audrain Automobile Museum

📍 256 Maple Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

We combine our mission of Preserving, Celebrating & Sharing with a passion for creating unforgettable events. With endless opportunities, we give our guests a unique and captivating experience. There is no compromise in our attention to detail, service, and execution for your next celebration. Whether you are hosting an intimate cocktail party, corporate outing or a legendary wedding or gala, our picturesque space is the ideal setting for any event you can imagine.

The group meeting table at Audrain Automobile Museum 

Audrain Motorsport Club

📍 256 Maple Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA

As we continue to extend our presence in the automotive community, we continue to expand our ability to host flawless and memorable events around Newport, Rhode Island. Audrain Motorsport, best known for its concierge style service and passion for creating extraordinary experiences in the automotive community, carries this same philosophy to groups and events at our newly built clubhouse. We host exclusive events for people who appreciate all types of automobiles. We have a rotating selection of cars always in store, giving a unique breath to each visit!

Automobiles from the Audrain Motorsport Club collection
Automobiles from the Audrain Motorsport Club collection

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Hilltop Inn

📍 256 Maple Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Comprised of five luxury guest rooms and suites, the Hilltop Inn, is rich in history and located in the heart of Newport. Our boutique inn has been meticulously restored to its original splendor, offering our guests all the comforts of home amidst our bustling city.For any occasion you can imagine – a glittering engagement party, intimate rehearsal dinners and weddings, anniversary celebrations or small gatherings – the Hilltop Inn has everything you need under one roof.

A private event on the patio of The Hilltop Inn

Provence Sur Mer

📍 39 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840

Provence sur Mer is a unique event space in Newport’s historic Washington Square. Housed in a mid-1800s building, surrounded by iconic structures, our venue offers a distinct experience. Enjoy our exceptional outdoor garden and patio area with landscaping, seasonal decor and stone fire pit. Inside, our French-inspired design includes a Baby Grand Piano, elegant bar, gas fireplace, and more

The bar at Provence Sur Mer

Relaxed Get-Togethers

Unwind and connect with loved ones in Newport, RI’s laid-back dining establishments. From classic staples serving up fresh fish to out of the box hot dog and martini spots, these restaurants in Newport, RI offer the perfect setting for relaxed and memorable get-togethers. Enjoy delicious comfort food, refreshing drinks, and warm hospitality while savoring the coastal atmosphere of this picturesque seaside town.

Wally’s Wieners & the Copper Club

📍 464 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840

Wally’s Wieners is located in the heart of the lower Thames area of Newport and serves Rhode Island’s favorite hot dog, Saugy’s! We Started in 2016 as a mobile hot dog cart serving crowds large and small throughout the state. Since then we have expanded into a brick and mortar where we will strive to serve our customers affordable, high-quality, approachable food including Saugy’s, smash burgers, milkshakes and fried chicken sandwiches! Don’t forget to stop by and try the largest espresso martinis in Rhode Island!

Kirklands Half Birthday Party at Wally's Weiner restaurant in Newport RI
Kirklands Half Birthday Party at Wally’s Weiner restaurant in Newport RI

Sunset Cove

📍 706 Park Ave, Portsmouth, RI 02871

Join us at Sunset cove for one of the most relaxing atmospheres available across Rhode Island! Food is never complete without a beverage! Stop by for some Coyote Coffee.

The patio at Sunset Cove Restaurant in Newport RI
The patio at Sunset Cove Restaurant in Newport RI

515 Thames

📍 515 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840

At La Costa, we are known for our Tacos and classic Hispanic offerings like Elote. We have made quite an impact in the local community with our bold flavors and speedy service. Our full kitchen and bar are ready to elevate your next event, and send your guests home talking about the food, drinks, and good times they had.

Lobster roll and nachos at 515 Thames restaurant in Newport RI
Lobster roll and nachos at 515 Thames restaurant in Newport RI

Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co.

📍 293 JT Connell Hwy, Newport, RI 02840

Since 1999 we have been a staple in the community, producing a wide range of beers and spirits. We are always brewing and distilling something new while not straying away from the staples we have become known for in the community! With our newly renovated space, we have multiple areas to host your event in, with both indoor and outdoor spaces being available as well as lawn games!

Craft beers and spirits on the bar at Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co.
Craft beers and spirits on the bar at Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co. 

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Functional Spaces 

Discover versatile venues in Newport, RI that cater to your event’s specific needs. From sleek event halls to modern meeting spaces, these functional spaces in Newport, RI provide the ideal backdrop for a variety of gatherings. Whether you’re hosting a charity fundraiser, workshop, or networking session, these venues offer the flexibility and amenities to ensure your event is a success.

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The JPT Film & Event Center

📍 49 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840

The Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center is a 190-year-old historic cinema, live performance venue, and community function space in the heart of downtown Newport, RI. Referred to locally as the JPT, we don’t just show films- we create experiences for customers and patrons. We host live music shows, private parties, community events, weddings/post-wedding & engagement functions, conferences, non-profit fundraisers, and any sort of special evening you can picture!

Street view of The JPT Film and Event Center
Street view of The JPT Film and Event Center 

Paradigm Escape Rooms

📍94 William St, Newport, RI 02840

Immerse yourself in the thrill of private events at Paradigm Escape Rooms. Located in Newport, Rhode Island, our escape rooms are designed to captivate and challenge you and your guests for your special occasions. Come rain or shine, our venue promises an immersive and captivating adventure suitable for ages over 10. Whether you’re planning a birthday celebration, corporate team-building event, or a memorable night out with friends, our facility offers an extraordinary setting that balances modern excitement with a touch of mystery.

Paradigm Escape Room Team Board Time Keeper
Paradigm Escape Room Team Board Time Keeper

Audrain Park Place

📍 256 Maple Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Audrain Park Place covers  50,000 square feet. We offers car collection storage to our members and provides a unique and customizable backdrop for your next car rally or corporate outing! Groups can take advantage of the lush, green lawns and flexible outdoor space around the facility with live music, lawn games and food trucks or bring the party indoors for a variety of different unique event opportunities.

Car showroom at Audrain Park Place
Car showroom at Audrain Park Place

Bring Newport to the Party 

Elevate your event with the flavors of Newport, RI, brought directly to you. Explore the vibrant catering and food truck options available from restaurants in Newport, RI, and treat your guests to a culinary experience they won’t forget. From gourmet seafood to artisanal delights, these catering services and food trucks showcase the best of Newport’s culinary scene, adding a delicious touch to any occasion, whether it’s a wedding, corporate gathering, or family reunion.

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Bellevue Boards

📍 84 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840

Bellevue Boards takes the stress out of the entertaining equation for the modern host by offering fresh & delicious cheese and charcuterie boards, picnic boxes & grazing tables. Whether you are hosting for 3 or 300, Bellevue Boards offers arrangements that are just as stunning as they are delicious, allowing you to impress and satisfy your guests every time.

Charcuterie board from Bellevue Boards
Charcuterie board from Bellevue Boards

La Costa Food Truck

📍 Newport, RI

We heard you and now your favorites from La Costa are on the go! You can find us buzzing around Newport serving up awesome tacos! Newport’s only lobster and tacos food truck. We are also available to be booked for your private event needs! Inquire about our services, which are great for weddings, corporate events, and private parties!

La Costa Food Truck
La Costa Food Truck

Wiener Wagon

📍 Newport, RI

Introducing The Wiener Wagon! Wieners, Smash burgers and Milkshakes! Enjoy the summer sun at your favorite events, while chomping into a delicious burger or saugy, paired with a refreshing milkshake! We look forward to seeing you at your next private event! We offer all the classics you know and love from our brick and mortar location, but on the go.

Wiener Wagon parked in front of Wally’s Wieners restaurant in newport RI
Wiener Wagon parked in front of Wally’s Wieners restaurant in newport RI

Cluck Truck Food Truck

📍 Newport, RI

Our truck offers a pick-your-chicken-style menu with sandwiches, including a Cluckin Waffle Sandwich, a Cluck Dog, served with slaw and cluck sauce, and a Cluck Filet, served with cluck sauce and pickles! Be sure to try some of our sides, such as, Tots, fries, Mac N Cheese, and popcorn chicken!. If you are still hungry, choose from four milkshake flavors; chocolate, vanilla, half & half, and a rotating specialty flavor.

The Cluck Truck
The Cluck Truck

A Mano Pizza + Gelato

📍 Newport, RI

100% authentic Neapolitan pizza crafted with care and precision.  you can watch through our floor to ceiling windows as each pizza cooks in the brick-oven, handcrafted in Naples, aboard the truck. The traditional style dough is made of four simple ingredients and is a way to bring Italian flavors to your next event or gathering!

A Mano Pizza + Gelato truck parked at the beach

Audrain Hospitality: Catering

📍 256 Maple Ave, Newport, RI 02840

No event is too small or extravagant – from a food truck at your home to a lavish black-tie gala, the team’s first-class attention to detail creates a customized experience, handling everything from place cards on the table to the floral arrangements and signature cocktails. Audrain Hospitality’s team is with you throughout the entire planning process, from initial inquiry to the last goodbye at your event. You will work with an event specialist at each location in our growing and expanding list, and we  will help bring your unique event to vibrant life!

Catered salad and appetizers from Audrain Hospitality & Catering at an event
Catered salad and appetizers from Audrain Hospitality & Catering at an event 

A snapshot from 2023 Founders and Friends Gilded Age Mansion Event
A snapshot from 2023 Founders and Friends Gilded Age Mansion Event

As we wrap up our tour of Newport’s top restaurants, it’s clear that this city has something for everyone. Whether you’re craving the historic charm of waterfront venues or the modern vibes of downtown bistros, Newport’s renowned restaurants offer an array of options. From cozy get-togethers to extravagant celebrations, there’s no denying the magic of hosting events in Newport’s finest eateries. So, next time you’re planning a special occasion, why not add a dash of coastal charm and culinary excellence from the restaurants in Newport? Here’s to creating unforgettable memories in the heart of Newport’s vibrant dining scene!

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