Unveiling the Hidden Venue Gem of Newport, RI: Kay Chapel at Hotel Viking

Nestled in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island, amidst the historic charm and scenic beauty, lies a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by those seeking the perfect event venue. The Kay Chapel, now a part of the renowned Hotel Viking, offers a unique event space that transcends beyond traditional weddings, making it a coveted destination for various occasions.

Dating back to 1859, Kay Chapel holds a significant place in Newport’s rich tapestry of history. Originally serving as a place for worship, the chapel has since undergone a transformation; shedding its traditional church pews and attached building (which served as a school, gymnasium, and parish hall) to become a flexible event space for Hotel Viking and private condominiums (Kay Hall Lofts).


What sets the Kay Chapel apart is its adaptability and versatility, accommodating up to 200 guests within its 1800 square feet. While the Kay Chapel is renowned for its enchanting ambiance perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions, its appeal extends far beyond nuptials (although, we are honored to have hosted many ceremonies, including that of Bachelor in Paradise’s Ashley Iaconetti & Jared Haibon). Whether you’re planning a corporate meeting, a group gathering, or any special occasion deserving of a distinctive venue, Kay Chapel delivers an ambiance that captivates and inspires.

One of the most enticing aspects of choosing Kay Chapel for your event is its seamless integration with Hotel Viking, another historic landmark in Newport. As a part of the hotel’s offerings, guests have the convenience of combining event spaces with accommodations just next door. No need to worry about transportation and logistical headaches when you can simply walk across the street and take the elevator home for convenient comfort.

Moreover, the Hotel Viking boasts an exceptional on-site event and catering team, ensuring that every aspect of your event is executed flawlessly. From crafting custom menus to coordinating every detail, our team is dedicated to bringing your vision to life.


Additionally, by booking a room block, your guests can indulge in relaxation at Spa Fjör, savor culinary delights at One Bellevue Restaurant, grab a cappuccino at Hill Market, and enjoy sunset happy hour at Top of Newport. With access to local business discounts, along with amenities like the pool and fitness center, and close- proximity to Newport’s vibrant harbor, shopping, and dining scene, Hotel Viking offers a wonderful all-inclusive venue for your event.

As you embark on your search for the perfect event space in Newport (or Rhode Island in general), we invite you to consider the unparalleled beauty and versatility of Kay Chapel at the historic Hotel Viking.

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