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Salve Regina University

100 Ochre Point Ave
Newport, Rhode Island 02840

400Largest Group
20Meeting Rooms
500Overnight Guests
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  • Salve Regina University Campus, Newport, Rhode IslandSalve Regina University Campus, Newport, Rhode Island

  • The Grand Staircase at Ochre CourtThe Grand Staircase at Ochre Court

  • Arriving at Ochre CourtArriving at Ochre Court

  • The Stanford White Casino TheatreThe Stanford White Casino Theatre

  • Our Lady of Mercy ChapelOur Lady of Mercy Chapel

  • The John LaFarge Stained Glass windows at Our Lady of Mercy ChapelThe John LaFarge Stained Glass windows at Our Lady of Mercy Chapel

  • Classrooms are spacious, bright and equipped with Teachers StationsClassrooms are spacious, bright and equipped with Teachers Stations

  • McKillop LibraryMcKillop Library

  • His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama meets with Salve Regina students, November, 2005His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama meets with Salve Regina students, November, 2005

  • Holiday Season at Salve ReginaHoliday Season at Salve Regina

  • Winter Concert at Ochre CourtWinter Concert at Ochre Court

  • Banquet at Ochre CourtBanquet at Ochre Court

  • The 35th Annual Governor's BallThe 35th Annual Governor's Ball

  • Opening Night Cocktail Party at the Hamilton GalleryOpening Night Cocktail Party at the Hamilton Gallery

  • Newport Harbor in the moonlight.Newport Harbor in the moonlight.

  • Trolley service throughout campus into town is frequent and easy.Trolley service throughout campus into town is frequent and easy.

  • The Newport Jazz and Folk FestivalThe Newport Jazz and Folk Festival

  • The World Famous Cliff Walk and Easton's BeachThe World Famous Cliff Walk and Easton's Beach

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Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Salve Regina University, a private, non-profit institution, opened in 1947. Its 75-acre campus borders the famed Cliff Walk in one of Newport, Rhode Island's historic districts.

Our Newport, Rhode Island Conference and Event Department is rich in history. From the Dalai Lama to the Boston Celtics, The International Henry James Society and local non-profit Community organizations, we have hosted a fantastic array of events both large and small over the years.
Let us host your next Rhode Island event!


Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Providence - 33
Boston - 70 / New York City 180
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
T. F. Green Airport / 30
Residential and Conference Facilities: June-August. Newport, Rhode Island Meeting and Wedding Facilities: Year-round
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls
Suite/Apt Style
Nearby Hotel(s)
Bath Type(s):
Private Communal Semi-Private
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High technology classrooms. Internet access available in meeting rooms, classrooms and guest rooms. Wireless internet access available in lobby areas, library and cafeteria. Audio Visual department on campus. Business and graphic services available. Wireless connections are available throughout campus; however, it is recommended that wired internet connections be used in the dorm rooms. Please be sure to bring your own Ethernet cable. Connection to Salve Regina's network is not allowed unless your PC or Mac has anti-virus software installed (including up-to-date virus definitions). Additional information and help for connecting to the internet will be provided at check-in.
Food & Beverage:
Cafeteria as well as full service catering for any event.
Special Rates and Packages:
Please call for group rates.
Rental Policies:
We cannot accommodate fundraisers, wedding receptions, personal social events or transient overnight accommodations.
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Overnight Accommodations Available:
Ideally Suited For:
Corporate Social Events
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Youth Retreat/Camp

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Casino Theatre The Stanford White designed Casino Theatre stands today as one of the finest examples of Victorian Shingle Style architecture in the world.
Oscar Wilde and Orson Welles performed here; now the theatre is used for Private functions, cocktail receptions and NewportFilm.
“We look upon Newport as a living laboratory,” said Sister M. Therese Antone, Salve Regina’s Chancellor. “Using the renovated theater for educational purposes makes a lot of sense.”

McAuley Hall Longfellow's poem about Newport Vikings,"The Skeleton in Armor," inspired the architecture and decor of McAuley Hall.
Spacious, sunny classrooms, a large Great Hall and terrace, McAuley is an ideal location for a Conference offering break-out rooms, and ample reception space.

Rodgers Recreation Center The main level houses a gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and other activities as well as a student lounge and Hall of Fame area. The below-grade level contains a weight and exercise room, aerobic studio, training room, locker rooms and offices, meeting rooms and storage facilities.

Ochre Court Ochre Court was built in 1892 by Richard Morris Hunt as a summer home for the Goelet family, wealthy socialites from New York City.
With it's sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, flagstone terraces and ornate interior, Ochre Court is the perfect venue for your Wedding ceremony, Conference, Reception or meeting.

O'Hare Academic Center Snuggled against the Cliff Walk, O'Hare offers spacious and bright classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology as well as lecture halls, lounges and a sunny patio and lawn perfect for oceanside BBQ's and picnics.

Antone Academic Center Our newly restored Antone Academic Center includes classrooms, lecture halls and art Gallery and a Black Box Theatre.
This is a superb building for meetings with break-out sessions, small luncheons and a Gallery-themed reception.

Our Lady of Mercy Chapel Brand new to our campus in 2010, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel is beautifully adorned with exquisite John La Farge stained glass windows and reminiscent of the American Arts and Crafts movement.
Seating is 'in-the-round' ideal for your wedding ceremony or private mass.

McKillop Library

Salve Regina's 71,000 square foot library blends innovative technology focusing on today's electronic era. This spacious sunlit space provides a repository for 120,000 conventional printed vloumes, over 700 periodicals as well as equipment that can provide access to advanced information. Computer terminal throughout the library link users with databases, private viewing and audio stations and immediate access to compact discs, videotapes and special reference collections.

Young Building / Pell Center  This three-story brick and wood frame structure is as well known for its history as its design. Wrought iron gates and a mosaic-tiled floor at the front entrance lead to the Great Hall with its beautiful carved staircase. The dining room, paneled in dark carved wood under an ornamental ceiling, was used to seat up to 100 guests. Benjamin Harrison's Vice President, Levi P. Morton, bought the property in the late 1860s and commissioned Richard Morris Hunt, designer of Ochre Court, to build a ballroom on the south side. The room, with its mirrored panels and frescoes above the double doorway, was added in 1870 expressly for the visit of Ulysses S. Grant shortly after he became President.

Set at the edge of campus on the famed Bellevue Avenue, The Young Building is perfect for a  Conference, Dinner or Reception.
You can book the entire building which includes residential rooms, a boardroom as well as two elegant rooms that can be used lecture-style or for a gala dinner.


Wakehurst was the home of international sportsman, political figure and anglophile James J. Van Alen. The mansion, conceptualized in 1882, was built between 1884 and 1887. It was designed to replicate Wakehurst Place, an Elizabethan manor house built in Sussex, England in 1570, that still stands today.
Wakehurst is used as the Salve Regina Student Center and features a covered terrace and a sunken garden.



Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Founders Hall 14 35 Residence Halls Private
New Residence 96 201 Residence Halls yes
Carlough Cottage 5 10 Suite/Apartment Style Private
Hunt and Reefe 43 143 Residence Halls Private
Watts Sherman House 41 81 Residence Halls
Wallace Hall 21 44 Residence Halls Private
Hedges Cottage 7 16 Residence Halls Private
Moore Hall 12 31 Residence Halls Private
Young Building 21 50 Residence Halls Private yes


  • Sodexo Catering
    Our in-house catering services provide high quality cuisine and excellent service whether you are having a gala dinner, light luncheon or continental breakfast.
    We will also pack a boxed lunch if you decide to picnic oceanside!
    >>> menu (PDF)


  • Miley Cafeteria
    Each Miley Cafeteria Dining station and menu program has been designed to deliver a variety of foods creating a dining experience suited to every taste and preference.
    Both lunch and dinner offer a full salad bar, deli bar, vegan/gluten free station, pizza station and an entree stations.
    Save room for the dessert bar!


Conference and Event Services The Conference and Event Department will support you from planning your event to arrival and departure.
Our staff is available to assist you with all of your Event requirements.


State-of-the-art Technology There is internet/computer access available at the McKillop Library as well as a computer station in the lobby of the O'Hare Academic Center, the lobby of McAuley Hall and the lobby outside of the Miley Hall Cafeteria.
Complimentary printing is available at the McKillop Library during normal business hours: Monday - Tuesday, 8am to 6pm and Wednesday - Friday, 8am to 5pm.
Teachers Stations are available in most classrooms.
Our technology department will provide service to you individual needs and be on hand to assist you.

Area Attractions

Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals Since 1954, performers such as BB King, Muddy Waters, Etta James, Bob Dylan, James Taylor and Pete Seeger have been entertaining music lovers at the dazzling harbor-side Fort Adams Sate Park.

The Newport Preservation Society Re-live the life of the Gilded Age at the Breakers, the Marble House, the Elms and more with guided tours daily. You will experience first hand how Mrs. Vanderbilt entertained lavishly during Newport's 'social season' as well as a good glimpse of behind the scenes with the servants.

Newport Beaches Newport is located on Aquidneck Island and accessible by bridge only.
We are surrounded by white, sandy beaches, crashing waves and light-house filled rocky shores.
Attending an event in Newport? Extend your stay and enjoy a day or two at the beach!

Dining and Shopping From the finest high-end cuisine to the sun-drenched beach side clam shack, visitors to the City-by-the-Sea will find a dining experience for eveyone.
A candle-lit dinner overlooking the ocean? Coctails at sunset watching the sailboats return to dock? A lobster lunch with sand between your toes?
Newport has all this and more to offer to families, couples or a reunion with friends.

Shopping abounds in Newport. Eclectic shops offering the hard to find treasure or the perfect little black dress to wear on your Newport night out - it's all withing walking distance.

Newport - A Year-Round playground! Through the years Newport has made a name for itself in a variety of ways - first as a colony founded on religious freedom, later as the summer playground for American socialite families with names like Astor and Vanderbilt and as a key location for the United States Navy. As the yachting capital of the worldm the America's Cup Races enjoyed a long-standing home in Newport and will again return in the summer of 2012. 
Today, the history of Newport can be enjoyed on tours through opulent ocean-side mansions, eclectic museums, and historic sites such as coastal forts, lighthouses, and worship buildings. For a closer look at the city-by-the-sea, visitors can choose from a variety of walking tours, boat tours, and self-guided tours as well as a large variety of off-season events.
Please visit for more information about hotels, B&B's, restaurants and shops.
Take a look at the event calendar to see what exciting events will be taking place during your stay in Newport!


  • ....Johanna Mancivalano and Mariann Maida pulled together innumerable logistical details. Thier skill was apparent by the lack of issues we encountered....
    US Department of Justice

  • "...the response from our guests was unanimous praise for the lovely setting and the wonderful luncheon buffet. Ochre Court is indeed a stunning place to hold our conference. Your gracious staff assured a perfect day..."
    Rhode Island Tree Council

  • "....our volunteers and interns really enjoyed the accommodations! We appreciated your help with parking and evacuation vans"
    US Women's Open

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