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Kay Chapel

Kay Chapel was built in 1869 on land purchased from the Moravian Church as a replacement to the old Trinity School House, which still stands on the corner of School and Mary Streets.  The old historic chapel was dedicated to the memory of Nathaniel Kay, Collector of King’s Customs in the early 18th century. 

With the addition of Cavalry Chapel, Kay Chapel and the multi-purpose parish house located behind it became the center of church life for Trinity until the 1960’s and 1970’s, when the chapel was closed and ultimately sold. 

After an extensive restoration, the chapel has been reopened for use by The Hotel Viking.  Many of the original details in the chapel remain intact, including the large stain glass window on the South wall of the nave which once graced the altar in Trinity.   Five of the other ten stained glass windows contain their original dedicated tablets.  Cavalry Chapel, the tiny extension to Kay Chapel, retains its original woodwork.

Kay Chapel is available for rent as a Newport RI wedding venue, religious retreats, concerts and seminars.  Kay Chapel can seat over 200 guests for a wedding ceremony.

Please ask our Catering Sales Manager, 401-848-4800, for fees associated with the rental of Kay Chapel. 

Kay Chapel is located directly adjacent to The Hotel Viking at One Bellevue Avenue,  Newport,  Rhode Island.

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