Rent a Venue

Extraordinary Venues for Your Historic Event

The Newport Historical Society has three properties that are potentially available for weddings or other similar events. The Colony House, the Great Friends Meeting House, and the Leatherman Program Center at the Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House are all available for rental.

Our Properties

  • Colony House

    Capacity: 160
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  • Great Friends Meeting House

    Capacity: 220
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  • Leatherman Program Center at the Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House

    Capacity: 65
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Venue Rental Request

  • Including dates for set up, break down, and multiple day events
  • Including special requests, e.g. catering, music, dancing, bar.
  • Estimate if not known.
  • Please list all the equipment you intend to use.
  • E.g. wheelchair accessible, or other.
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Conditions of Use

While all event venues claim to be special, Newport’s historic structures truly are. Because of the historical importance and significant age of the properties, particular care must be taken in choosing to host an event here. Careful, appropriate use of these unique sites ensure the continued preservation of the the buildings and their contents while providing an authentic, historic setting for your event.

A Wedding for Connoisseurs of Unique Spaces and Lovers of Interesting Architecture.

Wedding photos by Hayes & Baker Photography at the Great Friends Meeting House and the Colony House.

A Wedding in Plain Style

Wedding photos by Caroline Goddard at the Great Friends Meeting House.


For more information contact us at (401) 846-0813