Salve Regina University
Event Types Welcomed
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Salve Regina University, a private, non-profit institution, opened in 1947. Its breathtaking 75-acre campus borders the famed Cliff Walk in one of Newport, Rhode Island's historic districts.
Salve Regina University 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 large and small events over the years. As a Catholic institution, Salve Regina has Our Lady of Mercy Chapel available for wedding ceremonies that can be reserved by graduates, current students, staff, and faculty. The university also has private event and conference space available for affiliate groups, with luxurious social gatherings such as wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners available for scheduling at Ochre Court. The Office of Conferences and Events assists with the logistical planning and scheduling for any conferences, events and weddings ensuring that each event planned on Salve Regina University’s campus is a success.
Let us host your next Newport, Rhode Island event!
Meeting & Event Spaces
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
Antone Academic Center
This is a superb building for meetings with break-out sessions, small luncheons and a Gallery-themed reception.
Our Lady of Mercy Chapel
Seating is 'in-the-round' ideal for your wedding ceremony or private mass.
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
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.
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.”
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
Food & Beverage Options
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!
We will also pack a boxed lunch if you decide to picnic oceanside!
Hunt and Reefe
Overlooking the Vanderbilt estate, the Breakers, both residence halls have complete handicapped accessible rooms, elevator and lounges.
Watts Sherman House
Some of the rooms feature loft bedrooms and spiral staircases.
Young is the perfect place to host your Conference as well as your guests.
- In-House Catering
- Theater Seating
Venue Location + Transportation
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
- T. F. Green Airport - 30 minutes
Nearby International Airport
- Logan International Airport - 45 minutes
Providence – 33|Boston – 70 / New York City 180
Things to Know
- Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
Salve Regina University in Newport, RI offers high technology classrooms. Internet access is available in meeting rooms, classrooms and guest rooms. Wireless internet access is available in lobby areas, the library and cafeteria. Audio Visual department is located on campus. Business and graphic services are also 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.
Conference and Event Services
Our staff is available to assist you with all of your Event requirements.