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Newport''s Premier Event Space


Provence sur Mer is located in the heart of Historic Newport overlooking lovely Washington Square!  Enjoy hosting your event in an historic building from the mid 1800's surrounded by some of the most iconic buildings in Newport and next to the legendary Jane Pickens Theater!

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As you step thru the Historical gate from Provence, France, you enter the lovely garden and patio area where you and your guests will enjoy a unique outdoor experience surrounded by Newport history!  The landscaping and  seasonal floral decor, stone fire pit, bar area and seating provide an exceptional setting  for your special event (weather permitting).

The entrance to Provence sur Mer is from the original granite steps surrounded by the  beautiful historical columns.   (note - the indoor and garden event space is fully handicap accessible via a lift on the side of the building). As you enter this piece of Newport History, you immediately feel the elegance of the unique French inspired design.  

You and your guests will enjoy the special features of a Baby Grand Piano (enjoyed by a Pianist or from the electronic playlist), elegant bar with antique mirror, historic windows, upscale lighting, lovely rest rooms, gas fireplace and built-in TV (with Sonus sound system and managed WIFI).  Your chosen caterer (from our listed options) will enjoy easy and private access to the event space and kitchen.


Provence sur Mer is the perfect location to host your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, welcome reception, brunch, Corporate meeting, family gathering, baby or bridal shower, or any special event!  The lovely French inspired indoor space can accommodate up to 60 guests for a seated dinner or up to 85 guests for a cocktail reception type of event.   The outdoor space can accommodate 70+ and will provide you and your guests with a Wonderfull additional experience (weather permitting). You can even host a private concert and cocktail reception for 60+ guests with the Yamaha acoustic piano!  As an added benefit, this part of Newport is served by numerous parking options.

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At Provence sur Mer, we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence in event planning.  With this in mind, we have carefully curated a list of recommended vendors that we believe share our passion for quality and attention to detail. From florists to photographers, catering to entertainment, our vendors are some of the best in the business. We have built strong relationships with these professionals and we are confident in their ability to deliver exceptional service and products that will help make your event truly unforgettable.


Lois Vaughn 


Blackstone Caterer

Kitchen Companion Catering

Pranzi Catering

Contact us today for a complete list of recommended vendors. 

Discover Newport


Provence sur Mer is located in the heart of Newport, RI, a picturesque coastal city.  Newport is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and scenic beaches. The city offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural attractions that make it a premier event destination. Whether you're planning a wedding, corporate retreat, or family reunion, Newport's breathtaking ocean views, charming cobblestone streets, and world-class dining options are sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.


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