Bring your next special event to life in the scenic Newport Polo Club grounds at historic Glen Farm. Your guests will be greeted by an enchanting entrance drive allee under a canopy of ancient lindens, before arriving at our open-air Pavilion with sweeping vistas of the International Polo Field, classic white pastures, beautifully restored stone barns, and miles of field-stone walls. Enjoy flexible arrangements, customizable decor to fit your style, and one-of-a-kind polo entertainment options.
Create a singular experience in the Newport Polo Club's Pavilion and polo grounds, offering an exciting destination for those seeking a unique setting for any special event. The private tented club house is available for seasonal rentals in May through October with an open format for a completely customized experience.
Available May - October for private parties, wedding ceremonies & receptions, and corporate events.
Pavilion seats 500, including tented seating for 100 (additional tenting available).
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Entertain your guests during one of the acclaimed matches in the Newport International Polo Series. Spectators are treated to a 2 hour exhibition match with competitors from around the world and major US cities challenging the home team, USA/Newport. Options include reserved field-side tailgate spaces, or private parties in the Pavilion, our centerfield club-house style entertainment venue.
Great for organizational outings, customer & employee appreciation events, engagement & bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthdays, and any social gathering.
Captivate guests with a private polo exhibition by the Newport Polo Club on the International Polo Field, featuring players in traditional whites and your team colors.
Liven up cocktail hour or a meeting break with a swing at polo from our wooden horse with penalty shots.
Stand out with unique invitations from Newport Polo's award-winning photographer, and exclusive gifts from the Newport Polo Pro Shop.
We had our wedding reception at the Newport Polo Pavilion after a lovely Sunday morning ceremony at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown. The entrance to the pavilion gives a great first impression, where guests drive down a stunning tree-lined road surrounded by stone walls and green fields. There are many beautiful backdrops for photos right on the property - stone walls, white fences, horses, trees, fields, etc. We and our guests enjoyed this beautiful setting by playing lawn games during cocktail hour and partying under the tent during the reception.
Leading up to our big day, Dan and Agnes were very helpful with the planning; answering our many questions by email and meeting us at the venue multiple times. They provided the tables, chairs, bar, and sound system, so it was helpful we didn't have to rent any of that. More importantly, they assisted with all the layouts, prep work and even did sound checks! Parking is easy; there's a lot across the way, and you can park in the lawn area but we did not want the view obstructed.
We had 110 guests and there was room under the main tent for the bar, banquet, gifts/guest book table, a seated dinner, and our first dance. There was plenty of lawn area inside the pavilion fence to put our lawn games, so everyone could stay close. We originally planned to have dancing in the part of the pavilion that's outside the tent, but it rained after dinner, so we had to move a few tables to make room for a dry dance floor. The tent does have sides that can come down, but we were having so much fun that we forgot. For music we used our own playlists; there was a cord available to connect our phone to the sound system as well as charge it, and it sounded great throughout the pavilion and surrounding lawn.
This venue was convenient for the vendors. There was space behind and to the side of the pavilion so our caterers and helpers could drive right up to it. Also convenient were the two ADA ramps and a room available under the pavilion where we could store some things, or use for a dressing room. There wasn't a bathroom on site, but they recommended a rental company that provided a restroom trailer, which was more than adequate and fairly reasonable.
We would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking to plan an outdoor Aquidneck Island wedding, Dan and Agnes were great, the pavilion and grounds are beautiful!
My husband and I wanted our families to have an opportunity to get to know one another before the wedding. Having a dinner felt very cliché, and guests would likely sit around people whom they already knew. We wanted our families to get to know one another in a casual and fun way. Since my husband is an avid polo player, we decided to host a polo match at the Newport Polo Club grounds. It showcased his hobby, allowed our guests to experience something new, and gave us freedom to plan the event as we liked.