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With beautiful panoramic views of Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor, we’re located just minutes from downtown.

Newport is known for its gorgeous coast, Mansions from the guilded age, rich history, and a reputation as the sailing capital of the U.S. Mega-yachts and classic racers glide by as you share your vows!

You can choose from a variety of locations to host your event. Our impressive architecture and sprawling lawns provide a number of options to complement your wedding.

If you value a one-of-a-kind venue and incredible water views, we can accommodate you and your guests. From 30 – 350 or more.

Wedding ceremonies are encouraged if you are hosting your reception at Fort Adams.

Ample free parking and easily accessible to downtown via water shuttle.

The success of your special day is extremely important to us. Hospitality and attention to detail are our priority. Your special event will be professionally executed, creating many excellent memories for you and your guests. 

Categories: Venues
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our wedding this past September at Fort Adams, and have nothing but amazing things to say. There are multiple locations in and around the Fort that can accommodate a wide variety of wedding sizes. The largest are the North Lawn and the Parade Field. We had our wedding on the North Lawn, with chairs set up on the lawn facing the water and the Newport bridge, and a large tent set up on the lawn for our reception. We also were able to use the area inside the Fort (on the Parade Field) for our cocktail hour, where we had the bar setup inside the Casemates (an incredibly beautiful brick-lined room). The coordinator, Jen, was absolutely amazing throughout the entire experience. She helped answer questions, showed us and our families around the Fort multiple times when we needed another look for planning, and coordinated with all of the vendors leading up to our big day and on the day itself. She was extremely helpful throughout the whole experience, and very responsive to all of our questions as they popped up. The location itself is absolutely beautiful, and I would recommend anyone considering a Newport wedding to setup a time to visit and take a stroll along the area. The North Lawn has gorgeous views out onto the water; we have great pictures from our ceremony with sailboats sailing in the background out on the water behind us. Having a tent set up on the lawn for the reception gave it a nice, elegant "backyard" feeling, and we had adirondack chairs setup outside the tent for people to relax. The best part is that you can make your wedding completely customizable to whatever your dream is. Sure, it's a little extra work to choose what vendors you want for catering and tents, but there are literally endless possibilities for making your wedding exactly what you want it to be (instead of only being able to work within four walls of a hotel banquet hall). Overall, 5 stars for amazing location, customizability, and great coordinator/staff!

Categories: Venues
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 4.5
My husband and I are currently living in FL. Since his family is from RI, we decided to plan our wedding in beautiful Newport. I must say that planning an out of state wedding is very stressful! Luckily the venue, was the easiest part! We looked at various locations, before landing on Fort Adams. We loved the character that the fort had more than anything. We had our wedding ceremony on the north lawn. The fort allowed us to bring our own Trellis that my husband built, and we set it up along the ocean-front. We were also allowed enough time on the wedding day to set up all of the other decorations we had brought. Cara was flexible with our schedule, and made sure that we had enough time to do whatever we needed to do. She also took it upon herself to speak with each of our vendors about their schedules and what they needed, which took a huge load off of me! Our reception was inside of the north casemates. I was worried it wouldn't be big enough, but it fit our group of 50 perfectly, and left more than enough extra space to dance. Since we rented the north casemates, we had access to the restrooms, and the parade field. We set up lawn games outside and were able to take photos on the deck. All of our guests were so pleased and impressed with the location. I truly believe it couldn't have been a better day! Thank you Cara, and Fort Adams!
Categories: Venues
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 3.0
Flexibility: 3.5
Cara has been wonderful to us we have met her personally with our other vendors and done multiple tours of the property to plan the layout of the wedding. It is a historical fort so as far as flexibility it is slightly more regimented than a private venue, however the staff does everything in their power to assist in creating your event vision. The value is difficult due to the fact that you are strictly paying for the site everything else is brought in but they do have a list of vendors and are willing to help in every step of the planning. Our wedding is 9/6/2015 so I will update my review after with more details.
Fort Adams Trust responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much for your review, Jaimie! It was absolutely wonderful working with you on the big day and I hope it was everything that you dreamed it would be!
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
Describe your venue:
Historic, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Set Up
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

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