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Hotel Viking

Newport , RI
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LOCATION

One Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI US 02840 (map)

PHONE

401-848-4800

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Hotel Viking, located at the top of Newport, Rhode Island’s Historic Hill has been the ideal backdrop for a dream wedding location for decades. The Hotel Viking delights all the... Read more
The Hotel Viking, located at the top of Newport, Rhode Island’s Historic Hill has been the ideal backdrop for a dream wedding location for decades. The Hotel Viking delights all the senses.

Whether you are planning an intimate wedding ceremony or an elaborate evening reception, casual--formal or festive, modern or enchanting, you will feel at home with family and friends at this historic hotel from rehearsal dinner to post party brunch. Choose from 14,400 square feet of banquet space, including the 5,880-square-foot Viking Ballroom, the classic, 4,032-square-foot Bellevue Ballroom, and of course the historic Kay Chapel, whose quaint character is the epitome of the intimate storybook wedding.

Hotel Viking showcases a team of wedding services professionals who are seasoned experts at wedding planning and helping you choose the perfect wedding hotel reception site and executing every detail. They know how to ensure that this all-important occasion is seamless and special in every way, and work to meet specific space needs, menu requirements, timing and budget. For value-seeking couples, weddings that are scheduled on Fridays or Sundays receive special discounts. In fact, visit our Fri/Sun Wedding Value page for more details.

Around the hotel wedding guests will want to relax in one of Hotel Viking’s 209 beautifully appointed guestrooms or luxury suites. Spending the first night of wedded bliss in the fabulous Breakers Suite or Marble House Suite, a glorious way for a couple to start their life together.

In addition, wedding guests will have the opportunity to take advantage of the hotel amenities, including SpaTerre, the award-winning spa for pampering experiences and top-notch beauty attention for the bride and groom and the entire wedding party; One Bellevue restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a warm, contemporary setting, featuring fresh local sustainable seafood, Butchers Block and some wonderful vegetarian options; One Bellevue lounge – the place to meet before the evening begins or nigh into the night; and an indoor pool and fitness center. Call today to learn more about how the Hotel Viking's talented professional catering services team can help you create the special occasion you have always dreamed of.

Your event, our pleasure.

Phone: Contact us at 401-848-4800 or email us at weddings@hotelviking.com Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1926
When was your venue last renovated?
2011
Describe your venue:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
10
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
208
Number of suites
16
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1700
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
89
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1926
When was your venue last renovated?
2011
Describe your venue:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
10
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
208
Number of suites
16
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1700
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
89
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Linda Ferguson and the entire Hotel Viking staff were absolutely on point from start to finish. The hotel is a historic iconic building in this beautiful city by the sea but the staff made the event even more memorable. They all deserve 5 stars!
Linda Ferguson and the entire Hotel Viking staff were absolutely on point from start to finish. The hotel is a historic Read more...
Linda Ferguson and the entire Hotel Viking staff were absolutely on point from start to finish. The hotel is a historic iconic building in this beautiful city by the sea but the staff made the event even more memorable. They all deserve 5 stars! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Every detail of our wedding weekend was amazing! We were first drawn to Hotel Viking for the location and atmosphere. We also held the ceremony at Kay Chapel and hosted a brunch the next day in the Colonade room. The convenience of all the events was wonderful, as we had many out of town guests. The entire staff at the hotel was extremely friendly and accommodating. Our event planner, Linda, was THE BEST! Her attention to detail and responsiveness thoroughout the whole 12+ month process was wonderful and made the wedding seamless. Thank you!
Every detail of our wedding weekend was amazing! We were first drawn to Hotel Viking for the location and atmosphere. We Read more...
Every detail of our wedding weekend was amazing! We were first drawn to Hotel Viking for the location and atmosphere. We also held the ceremony at Kay Chapel and hosted a brunch the next day in the Colonade room. The convenience of all the events was wonderful, as we had many out of town guests. The entire staff at the hotel was extremely friendly and accommodating. Our event planner, Linda, was THE BEST! Her attention to detail and responsiveness thoroughout the whole 12+ month process was wonderful and made the wedding seamless. Thank you! Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I celebrated our wedding at Hotel Viking recently. The ceremony was at the charming Kay Chapel and the reception in the beautiful Bellevue Ballroom. We planned our wedding from Boston and I am a law student, so I was expecting it to be a very stressful several months leading up to the big day. Our event coordinator Linda Ferguson was amazing - responsive, accommodating, and completely on point. She made the entire process so easy and stress-free. She made great suggestions and knew exactly how to execute our beautiful wedding. Our day went off without a hitch, and my guests are still raving about the venue, the food, and how much they enjoyed our wedding. The staff at Viking was also fantastic. Servers and bartenders were friendly and helpful, and valets and everyone working at the desk was great. I really cannot say enough about Hotel Viking. We will remember our wedding day for the rest of our lives and look forward to returning to the Viking for our anniversary for years to come.
My husband and I celebrated our wedding at Hotel Viking recently. The ceremony was at the charming Kay Chapel and the Read more...
My husband and I celebrated our wedding at Hotel Viking recently. The ceremony was at the charming Kay Chapel and the reception in the beautiful Bellevue Ballroom. We planned our wedding from Boston and I am a law student, so I was expecting it to be a very stressful several months leading up to the big day. Our event coordinator Linda Ferguson was amazing - responsive, accommodating, and completely on point. She made the entire process so easy and stress-free. She made great suggestions and knew exactly how to execute our beautiful wedding. Our day went off without a hitch, and my guests are still raving about the venue, the food, and how much they enjoyed our wedding. The staff at Viking was also fantastic. Servers and bartenders were friendly and helpful, and valets and everyone working at the desk was great. I really cannot say enough about Hotel Viking. We will remember our wedding day for the rest of our lives and look forward to returning to the Viking for our anniversary for years to come. Read less
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lucy
Wedding:
2/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Our winter wedding at the Viking was so great!
We were married in Kay Chapel (simple, cozy, New England charm) and we hosted our reception in the Viking Ballroom. We also hosted a morning-after breakfast in the Bellevue Ballroom. Everything, from the moment we arrived on Thursday morning until the moment we drove away on Sunday afternoon, was handled with professionalism, wowing our parents, guests and us (the bride and groom).
Furthermore, the months and months of planning with Linda Ferguson were productive, efficient and smooth. Linda is on the top of her game. She is smart, kind, flexible and thoughtful. She works seamlessly with your vendors. She gets to know you and your family and then alleviates any doubts and ultimately delivers an experience that keeps to your budget and exceeds your expectations. As someone who somewhat works in the business, I had zero concerns when working with Linda.
Overall: The location in Newport is perfect, the hotel rooms are comfortable and nice, the food is delicious, and the staff (kudos to the front desk team and bells who didn't blink when we handed over our room drop spreadsheet) is focused and nimble.
Thank you, Hotel Viking (and thank you x 1,000, Linda)!
Our winter wedding at the Viking was so great!
We were married in Kay Chapel (simple, cozy, New England charm) and we Read more...
Our winter wedding at the Viking was so great!
We were married in Kay Chapel (simple, cozy, New England charm) and we hosted our reception in the Viking Ballroom. We also hosted a morning-after breakfast in the Bellevue Ballroom. Everything, from the moment we arrived on Thursday morning until the moment we drove away on Sunday afternoon, was handled with professionalism, wowing our parents, guests and us (the bride and groom).
Furthermore, the months and months of planning with Linda Ferguson were productive, efficient and smooth. Linda is on the top of her game. She is smart, kind, flexible and thoughtful. She works seamlessly with your vendors. She gets to know you and your family and then alleviates any doubts and ultimately delivers an experience that keeps to your budget and exceeds your expectations. As someone who somewhat works in the business, I had zero concerns when working with Linda.
Overall: The location in Newport is perfect, the hotel rooms are comfortable and nice, the food is delicious, and the staff (kudos to the front desk team and bells who didn't blink when we handed over our room drop spreadsheet) is focused and nimble.
Thank you, Hotel Viking (and thank you x 1,000, Linda)! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Linda far exceede all of our expectations. She was not only extreamly professional and excellent in her job. She was flexible , friendly and made us feel like we were her only priority. That our day was just as important to her as it was to us. Weddings are stressful as we all know and to know Linda was taking care of everything and was so dependable I sis to have to worry abt anything venue related. I could focus on other aspects only wedding. She really created a special memory for us and we will be coming back to the Viking to celebrate each anniversary. Linda is amazing without her we would have been lost.
Linda far exceede all of our expectations. She was not only extreamly professional and excellent in her job. She was Read more...
Linda far exceede all of our expectations. She was not only extreamly professional and excellent in her job. She was flexible , friendly and made us feel like we were her only priority. That our day was just as important to her as it was to us. Weddings are stressful as we all know and to know Linda was taking care of everything and was so dependable I sis to have to worry abt anything venue related. I could focus on other aspects only wedding. She really created a special memory for us and we will be coming back to the Viking to celebrate each anniversary. Linda is amazing without her we would have been lost. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
12/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at the Hotel Viking was perfect. The chapel and ballroom were gorgeous, the service was fantastic, and the food was outstanding. Linda Ferguson was very easy to work with and very responsive to questions and concerns, and everything went very smoothly for us. We would definitely recommend this venue.
Our wedding at the Hotel Viking was perfect. The chapel and ballroom were gorgeous, the service was fantastic, and the Read more...
Our wedding at the Hotel Viking was perfect. The chapel and ballroom were gorgeous, the service was fantastic, and the food was outstanding. Linda Ferguson was very easy to work with and very responsive to questions and concerns, and everything went very smoothly for us. We would definitely recommend this venue. Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
11/22/2013
5.0/5.0
I planned my elopement package with Linda at the Hotel Viking and had my wedding at the charming Kay Chapel. Everything from the moment we arrived was just perfect! We met with the officiant and Linda, and when we arrived in our suite, there was champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. The next day was my ceremony and due to unexpected rain, the Hotel provided transportation for me to the Chapel which is only a block away. The gentlemen who work the valet area were also commendable, helpful and very personable. Our package included a wedding dinner and bottle of champagne in the Hotel's restaurant, One Bellevue. The manager, Frederico, was the best--he personally came over to make sure everything was to our liking and that we had a nice corner table. The food was delicious. Overall, we had a great experience and can't wait to come back for our anniversary, if not before!
I planned my elopement package with Linda at the Hotel Viking and had my wedding at the charming Kay Chapel. Everything Read more...
I planned my elopement package with Linda at the Hotel Viking and had my wedding at the charming Kay Chapel. Everything from the moment we arrived was just perfect! We met with the officiant and Linda, and when we arrived in our suite, there was champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. The next day was my ceremony and due to unexpected rain, the Hotel provided transportation for me to the Chapel which is only a block away. The gentlemen who work the valet area were also commendable, helpful and very personable. Our package included a wedding dinner and bottle of champagne in the Hotel's restaurant, One Bellevue. The manager, Frederico, was the best--he personally came over to make sure everything was to our liking and that we had a nice corner table. The food was delicious. Overall, we had a great experience and can't wait to come back for our anniversary, if not before! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Hotel Viking was fantastic. Linda Ferguson was simply the best. Her guidance, effort and constant assistance made for a flawless wedding. The hotel and chapel were beautiful. The staff at the hotel were extremely helpful and always greeted us with a smile. I would recommend the Viking Hotel to anyone that is looking to have a wedding in Newport, RI.
The Hotel Viking was fantastic. Linda Ferguson was simply the best. Her guidance, effort and constant assistance made for Read more...
The Hotel Viking was fantastic. Linda Ferguson was simply the best. Her guidance, effort and constant assistance made for a flawless wedding. The hotel and chapel were beautiful. The staff at the hotel were extremely helpful and always greeted us with a smile. I would recommend the Viking Hotel to anyone that is looking to have a wedding in Newport, RI. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/3/2013
5.0/5.0
The most beautiful and warm and inviting venue I have ever been to. The staff at The Hotel Viking was beyond exceptional. Our guests said they have never tasted food as good as the food at our wedding. The historic elegance is a statement in itself and created a beautiful atmosphere for our special day. I have never had a better day thanks to The Hotel Viking
The most beautiful and warm and inviting venue I have ever been to. The staff at The Hotel Viking was beyond exceptional. Read more...
The most beautiful and warm and inviting venue I have ever been to. The staff at The Hotel Viking was beyond exceptional. Our guests said they have never tasted food as good as the food at our wedding. The historic elegance is a statement in itself and created a beautiful atmosphere for our special day. I have never had a better day thanks to The Hotel Viking Read less
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amanda
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I chose the Hotel Viking for our wedding and it was a dream come true! right from the start Linda was fantastic and was able to make everything that we wanted a reality. The room we had was big enough for all our guest to feel comfortable and not crowded. We went for a food tasting and was nervous that the food we had then wouldn't taste like the food at the actual wedding, we were wrong! The food was beyond delicious! Our guests really enjoyed what we chose and how it was prepared. We had a few guests that would need special accommodation's due to allergies and the Viking had no problem creating something as delicious as everyone elses dinners.
My husband and I chose the Hotel Viking for our wedding and it was a dream come true! right from the start Linda was Read more...
My husband and I chose the Hotel Viking for our wedding and it was a dream come true! right from the start Linda was fantastic and was able to make everything that we wanted a reality. The room we had was big enough for all our guest to feel comfortable and not crowded. We went for a food tasting and was nervous that the food we had then wouldn't taste like the food at the actual wedding, we were wrong! The food was beyond delicious! Our guests really enjoyed what we chose and how it was prepared. We had a few guests that would need special accommodation's due to allergies and the Viking had no problem creating something as delicious as everyone elses dinners. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Valentina
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Food was awesome.....and staff was suberb
Food was awesome.....and staff was suberb
Food was awesome.....and staff was suberb Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
While we had our reception elsewhere, we chose Kay Chapel for our ceremony for its history and simple beauty. We worked with Marianne from the Hotel Viking, who was fantastic. She was very thoughtful in helping us plan the flow of the day, making suggestions on how to proceed with music and décor. During the rehearsal and day of, she kept everything running extremely smooth and effortless. Kay Chapel is such a special place for a ceremony and their team is wonderful.
While we had our reception elsewhere, we chose Kay Chapel for our ceremony for its history and simple beauty. We worked Read more...
While we had our reception elsewhere, we chose Kay Chapel for our ceremony for its history and simple beauty. We worked with Marianne from the Hotel Viking, who was fantastic. She was very thoughtful in helping us plan the flow of the day, making suggestions on how to proceed with music and décor. During the rehearsal and day of, she kept everything running extremely smooth and effortless. Kay Chapel is such a special place for a ceremony and their team is wonderful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We were married on July 22, 2012. The ceremony was held at the Kay Chapel and reception was at the Bellevue Ballroom. The chapel was renovated but kept the vintage (not "old") and classy feelings which were perfect for my wedding, or any wedding in Newport. The decor in the chapel is simple and elegant. I didn't have to add in too much additional touch and it was perfect. Similar to the chapel, the hotel also was renovated but kept the vintage and classy decors. It feels just right. The food was excellent. There were so many options that we could choose from. My father-in-law is a picky eater and he LOVED it! All my guests still rave about it today. The staffs were very nice and they did a great job! I have to give a special shout to our catering manager, Linda Ferguson. She is the best! I had visited a few venues in the Newport area before came to the Viking. None of the coordinators came even close to Linda. She is so attentive since day one. She really put her heart into the wedding. Throughout the entire process, Linda was also very responsive and accommodating. She paid attention to what we said and gave us many good ideas. Linda made sure every detail was just the way we wanted. On the wedding day, Linda constant checked in with us to ensure everything was going well.
Overall, our experience with the Hotel Viking was great and we were glad we chose this venue. I definitely will recommend to other brides.
We were married on July 22, 2012. The ceremony was held at the Kay Chapel and reception was at the Bellevue Ballroom. The Read more...
We were married on July 22, 2012. The ceremony was held at the Kay Chapel and reception was at the Bellevue Ballroom. The chapel was renovated but kept the vintage (not "old") and classy feelings which were perfect for my wedding, or any wedding in Newport. The decor in the chapel is simple and elegant. I didn't have to add in too much additional touch and it was perfect. Similar to the chapel, the hotel also was renovated but kept the vintage and classy decors. It feels just right. The food was excellent. There were so many options that we could choose from. My father-in-law is a picky eater and he LOVED it! All my guests still rave about it today. The staffs were very nice and they did a great job! I have to give a special shout to our catering manager, Linda Ferguson. She is the best! I had visited a few venues in the Newport area before came to the Viking. None of the coordinators came even close to Linda. She is so attentive since day one. She really put her heart into the wedding. Throughout the entire process, Linda was also very responsive and accommodating. She paid attention to what we said and gave us many good ideas. Linda made sure every detail was just the way we wanted. On the wedding day, Linda constant checked in with us to ensure everything was going well.
Overall, our experience with the Hotel Viking was great and we were glad we chose this venue. I definitely will recommend to other brides. Read less
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Celia
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
The wedding was elegant and planned perfectly. The food was amazing. People are still talking about it. I had one guest tell me, " You expect to have a good time at a wedding but you never expect for the food to be this good!"
Linda Ferguson is very professional and is extremely organized.
She assures that everything runs smoothly -and it does.
The cake is from Konditor Meister located just outside of Boston. It was fabulous. Beautiful and delicious. I would HIGHLY recommend The Hotel Viking to anyone looking for a wonderful wedding venue in Newport RI.
The wedding was elegant and planned perfectly. The food was amazing. People are still talking about it. I had one guest Read more...
The wedding was elegant and planned perfectly. The food was amazing. People are still talking about it. I had one guest tell me, " You expect to have a good time at a wedding but you never expect for the food to be this good!"
Linda Ferguson is very professional and is extremely organized.
She assures that everything runs smoothly -and it does.
The cake is from Konditor Meister located just outside of Boston. It was fabulous. Beautiful and delicious. I would HIGHLY recommend The Hotel Viking to anyone looking for a wonderful wedding venue in Newport RI. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I literally felt like a princess from the moment I pulled up on friday to the second I left on Sunday. It was the most amazing experience, I didn't want to leave. I worked with Linda Ferguson, the entire process, she was AMAZING!!! Such a sweet woman and would get back to me right away. Linda knew so much and her guidance and expertise helped us through the whole wedding process, not just the wedding day. She would help with anything from Linens to helping us with other vendors, she was fantastic. I also worked with Mariann a couple times and she was great!!!! The Bellman were fantastic! The staff at the Viking is the best The hotel is so beautiful and so clean. Spa Terre inside the Viking was AMAZING!!! I had a hot stone massage done by Catrina, that was fantastic and RELAXING!!!! I would recommend anyone to go there. The FOOD was amazing!!! When we went around to thank everyone, each guest raved about the food. I have people calling us asking what the marinade was in the salmon and how they make the brie passed hor dourves, everyone raved about everything. People keep emailing me and calling my parents about how great the Viking was. I'm so lucky to have gotten married there. I would not have changed a thing, it was the best experience and the best day of my life.
I literally felt like a princess from the moment I pulled up on friday to the second I left on Sunday. It was the most Read more...
I literally felt like a princess from the moment I pulled up on friday to the second I left on Sunday. It was the most amazing experience, I didn't want to leave. I worked with Linda Ferguson, the entire process, she was AMAZING!!! Such a sweet woman and would get back to me right away. Linda knew so much and her guidance and expertise helped us through the whole wedding process, not just the wedding day. She would help with anything from Linens to helping us with other vendors, she was fantastic. I also worked with Mariann a couple times and she was great!!!! The Bellman were fantastic! The staff at the Viking is the best The hotel is so beautiful and so clean. Spa Terre inside the Viking was AMAZING!!! I had a hot stone massage done by Catrina, that was fantastic and RELAXING!!!! I would recommend anyone to go there. The FOOD was amazing!!! When we went around to thank everyone, each guest raved about the food. I have people calling us asking what the marinade was in the salmon and how they make the brie passed hor dourves, everyone raved about everything. People keep emailing me and calling my parents about how great the Viking was. I'm so lucky to have gotten married there. I would not have changed a thing, it was the best experience and the best day of my life. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose the Hotel Viking because of the atmosphere, location and overall level of service from the staff. I had always envisioned an elegant and classic setting, and fell in-love with the 1920's, great-American allure of the Hotel Viking. The chapel is perfect in size and demeanor, and you can truly bring it to life with your own style and character. We planned our wedding from out-of-town and the level of attention from the staff was unprecedented. It was exactly what every bride wants and needs, especially from afar. The experienced staff were true professionals and flawlessly brought our vision to life, especially our dedicated coordinator, Linda Ferguson. She provided excellent recommendations for other services including rehearsal dinner, hair and makeup, and flowers. The food was phenomenal for both the cocktail our and reception - large portion-sizes from an award-winning chef. The servers and staff made us feel like our wedding was the only one in the world that mattered that day. Our guests stayed at the hotel, which made for an all-inclusive weekend. Located in the heart of Newport, it felt like a romantic voyage back in time. Our wedding day at the Hotel Viking was absolutely magical - every bride should be lucky enough to have the same experience.
We chose the Hotel Viking because of the atmosphere, location and overall level of service from the staff. I had always Read more...
We chose the Hotel Viking because of the atmosphere, location and overall level of service from the staff. I had always envisioned an elegant and classic setting, and fell in-love with the 1920's, great-American allure of the Hotel Viking. The chapel is perfect in size and demeanor, and you can truly bring it to life with your own style and character. We planned our wedding from out-of-town and the level of attention from the staff was unprecedented. It was exactly what every bride wants and needs, especially from afar. The experienced staff were true professionals and flawlessly brought our vision to life, especially our dedicated coordinator, Linda Ferguson. She provided excellent recommendations for other services including rehearsal dinner, hair and makeup, and flowers. The food was phenomenal for both the cocktail our and reception - large portion-sizes from an award-winning chef. The servers and staff made us feel like our wedding was the only one in the world that mattered that day. Our guests stayed at the hotel, which made for an all-inclusive weekend. Located in the heart of Newport, it felt like a romantic voyage back in time. Our wedding day at the Hotel Viking was absolutely magical - every bride should be lucky enough to have the same experience. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Meagan
Wedding:
2/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Linda was absolutely amazing to work with, very helpful, responsive, and such a sweetheart. I cannot comment about this venue without saying this- The Hotel Viking has fantastic food!! Our guests are still raving about the incredible meals that that they enjoyed at our wedding. We have had several people tell us that they are willing to take the drive to Newport just to eat at the restaurant because they enjoyed the food so much. We spent the weekend at the hotel and loved the fact that everything was in the same spot and we had so much to do... the chapel is right there, the ballroom of course, our guests could stay right on location, even the spa and the pool was available for the bridal party to relax and enjoy. I highly recommend this venue to anyone who is considering it!
Linda was absolutely amazing to work with, very helpful, responsive, and such a sweetheart. I cannot comment about this Read more...
Linda was absolutely amazing to work with, very helpful, responsive, and such a sweetheart. I cannot comment about this venue without saying this- The Hotel Viking has fantastic food!! Our guests are still raving about the incredible meals that that they enjoyed at our wedding. We have had several people tell us that they are willing to take the drive to Newport just to eat at the restaurant because they enjoyed the food so much. We spent the weekend at the hotel and loved the fact that everything was in the same spot and we had so much to do... the chapel is right there, the ballroom of course, our guests could stay right on location, even the spa and the pool was available for the bridal party to relax and enjoy. I highly recommend this venue to anyone who is considering it! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Everything was perfect!!! I would definitely recommend to a friend.
Everything was perfect!!! I would definitely recommend to a friend.
Everything was perfect!!! I would definitely recommend to a friend. Read less
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Betsey Brewer
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was at the Kay Chapel and our reception was at the Hotel Viking. It was so well done and the staff at the Viking was outstanding. Everyone I talked to said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. I can't thank the staff at the Hotel Viking enough!
Our wedding was at the Kay Chapel and our reception was at the Hotel Viking. It was so well done and the staff at the Read more...
Our wedding was at the Kay Chapel and our reception was at the Hotel Viking. It was so well done and the staff at the Viking was outstanding. Everyone I talked to said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. I can't thank the staff at the Hotel Viking enough! Read less
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Betsey
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Kay Chapel and had our reception at the Hotel Viking in December of 2011. The entire event was everything that I hoped it would be! The Hotel Viking is traditional, outstanding and eloquent. Linda Ferguson was our wedding coordinator and she did a fantastic job!! I was so nervous that our guests would not know where to go but Linda made everything so perfect. Everyone was informed and escorted to where they needed to be. From the Chapel to the cocktail party to the reception, the night was flawless.
Our reception was in the Bellevue Ballroom and everything was beautiful. The staff was exceptional! They were there for us throughout the evening and payed such close attention to all of the guests! The hotel service was also outstanding. I am delighted to give the Hotel Viking the highest of reviews.
We got married at the Kay Chapel and had our reception at the Hotel Viking in December of 2011. The entire event was Read more...
We got married at the Kay Chapel and had our reception at the Hotel Viking in December of 2011. The entire event was everything that I hoped it would be! The Hotel Viking is traditional, outstanding and eloquent. Linda Ferguson was our wedding coordinator and she did a fantastic job!! I was so nervous that our guests would not know where to go but Linda made everything so perfect. Everyone was informed and escorted to where they needed to be. From the Chapel to the cocktail party to the reception, the night was flawless.
Our reception was in the Bellevue Ballroom and everything was beautiful. The staff was exceptional! They were there for us throughout the evening and payed such close attention to all of the guests! The hotel service was also outstanding. I am delighted to give the Hotel Viking the highest of reviews. Read less
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kpgirl34
Wedding:
8/19/2005
5.0/5.0
They were absolutely wonderful and didn't forget a single detail. The food was phenomenal, the people were great and we loved every second of our day.
They were absolutely wonderful and didn't forget a single detail. The food was phenomenal, the people were great and we Read more...
They were absolutely wonderful and didn't forget a single detail. The food was phenomenal, the people were great and we loved every second of our day. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
5/20/2011
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Hotel Viking in May 2011 and could not be happier with our choice of venue. Linda Fergueson, our wedding coordinator, was absolutely AMAZING!!! She responded to every e-mail so quickly and did everything to make us feel comfortable and to accomodate us. Our reception was in the Bellevue Ballroom downstairs, everything was beautiful and the staff did an excellent job! They were there for us throughout the evening, asking if we needed anything or if they could do anything for us. The hotel service was also outstanding, they were so readily available. I could not say enough good things about the Hotel Viking and Linda!
We got married at the Hotel Viking in May 2011 and could not be happier with our choice of venue. Linda Fergueson, our Read more...
We got married at the Hotel Viking in May 2011 and could not be happier with our choice of venue. Linda Fergueson, our wedding coordinator, was absolutely AMAZING!!! She responded to every e-mail so quickly and did everything to make us feel comfortable and to accomodate us. Our reception was in the Bellevue Ballroom downstairs, everything was beautiful and the staff did an excellent job! They were there for us throughout the evening, asking if we needed anything or if they could do anything for us. The hotel service was also outstanding, they were so readily available. I could not say enough good things about the Hotel Viking and Linda! Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about our experience with the Hotel Viking! From our initial site visit through the day after the wedding and from Linda Ferguson (the Viking's FABULOUS wedding coordinator!) to the hotel staff- I couldn't have been more impressed with the level of service, responsiveness, and attention to detail. We used Kay Chapel for the ceremony, the Colonnade Room for the cocktail hour, and the Bellevue Ballroom for the reception. The flow of the day was great- I loved that my guests didn't need to leave the property for any portion of the day. The chapel and hotel showcase Newport's history perfectly and there are dozens of gorgeous photo opportunities right within walking distance. The food and service during the cocktail hour and reception were amazing as well - I can't tell you how many compliments I received! I'd recommend the Viking without hesitation - we can't wait to return for our one-year anniversary!
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I can't say enough good things about our experience with the Hotel Viking! From our initial site visit through the day after the wedding and from Linda Ferguson (the Viking's FABULOUS wedding coordinator!) to the hotel staff- I couldn't have been more impressed with the level of service, responsiveness, and attention to detail. We used Kay Chapel for the ceremony, the Colonnade Room for the cocktail hour, and the Bellevue Ballroom for the reception. The flow of the day was great- I loved that my guests didn't need to leave the property for any portion of the day. The chapel and hotel showcase Newport's history perfectly and there are dozens of gorgeous photo opportunities right within walking distance. The food and service during the cocktail hour and reception were amazing as well - I can't tell you how many compliments I received! I'd recommend the Viking without hesitation - we can't wait to return for our one-year anniversary! Read less
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cotton_ts
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I decided on hosting our wedding at the Hotel Viking after we had looked into many different locations in RI, Newport particularly. We decided on the Hotel Viking for the central location, amenities at our disposal as well as that of our guests as well as the flexibility and professionalism of the staff. Looking back at our wedding day almost one year later, we would not have had our wedding any where else. Linda Ferguson, the wedding coordinator, was more than accessible via email, telephone as well as in person. She was outstanding! The week before the wedding, I was a bit stressed and had to call on Linda to check on things and I never once had to double check on something. Once I asked her something, it was done and I never had to worry or think about it again! She was considerate and hospitable at our tasting as my mother and father had joined us. She showed us the chapel again, walked us through the rehearsal as well as the day of events.
The rehearsal day/evening was a bit overwhelming trying to appease 30 people (children included) she gathered each one, maintained control and was calm and collected throughout the rehearsal. Let's face it girls, our critical mind is not working well the day before the wedding!
The morning of, my "bridal first aid kit" was on the trolley, the vendors were sent to my room as well as that of my husband's, my dress was always fluffed, and guests had no question where to park, directions to chapel, and the events to follow.
While the wedding party was at the photo shoot, I was up in the air about where we would host the cocktail hour. I truly wanted to have it outside, but Linda knew that it would be a little too cool outside and immediately set everything up inside in the Colonnade room. I have to say it was PERFECT!
During the reception, I was approached only twice to see how things were going. I had mentioned that I would like the band to play more instead of the DJ, BAM! It was like I rubbed a geenie bottle! She made it happen. My vendors were all very pleased at how things were run as far as their breaks etc so that truly the entire wedding was seamless.
I love watching the unedited video as I can truly see how much work went into our wedding behind the scenes even beyond what we had planned. Linda, Barbara and staff you are all wonderful!!!!
My husband and I decided on hosting our wedding at the Hotel Viking after we had looked into many different locations in Read more...
My husband and I decided on hosting our wedding at the Hotel Viking after we had looked into many different locations in RI, Newport particularly. We decided on the Hotel Viking for the central location, amenities at our disposal as well as that of our guests as well as the flexibility and professionalism of the staff. Looking back at our wedding day almost one year later, we would not have had our wedding any where else. Linda Ferguson, the wedding coordinator, was more than accessible via email, telephone as well as in person. She was outstanding! The week before the wedding, I was a bit stressed and had to call on Linda to check on things and I never once had to double check on something. Once I asked her something, it was done and I never had to worry or think about it again! She was considerate and hospitable at our tasting as my mother and father had joined us. She showed us the chapel again, walked us through the rehearsal as well as the day of events.
The rehearsal day/evening was a bit overwhelming trying to appease 30 people (children included) she gathered each one, maintained control and was calm and collected throughout the rehearsal. Let's face it girls, our critical mind is not working well the day before the wedding!
The morning of, my "bridal first aid kit" was on the trolley, the vendors were sent to my room as well as that of my husband's, my dress was always fluffed, and guests had no question where to park, directions to chapel, and the events to follow.
While the wedding party was at the photo shoot, I was up in the air about where we would host the cocktail hour. I truly wanted to have it outside, but Linda knew that it would be a little too cool outside and immediately set everything up inside in the Colonnade room. I have to say it was PERFECT!
During the reception, I was approached only twice to see how things were going. I had mentioned that I would like the band to play more instead of the DJ, BAM! It was like I rubbed a geenie bottle! She made it happen. My vendors were all very pleased at how things were run as far as their breaks etc so that truly the entire wedding was seamless.
I love watching the unedited video as I can truly see how much work went into our wedding behind the scenes even beyond what we had planned. Linda, Barbara and staff you are all wonderful!!!! Read less
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MOB
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
I am writing as a mother of the bride who handled most of the wedding planning due to the bride's career demands. Working with Linda Ferguson was a delight! She treated my daughter and her wedding like she was the only bride getting married there! My daughter fell in love with The Hotel Viking on our first visit, but it was working with Linda that sealed the deal for us. We knew immediately that she would work to give my daughter the wedding of her dreams, and she didn't let us down. On wedding day, the entire staff at the hotel couldn't have been more accommodating. They were kind and attended to even the smallest details. The food was amazing and it truly was a good value for what you received. If I could give more than 5 stars to Linda and The Hotel Viking, I would. Guest are still talking about what a wonderful wedding it was!
I am writing as a mother of the bride who handled most of the wedding planning due to the bride's career demands. Working Read more...
I am writing as a mother of the bride who handled most of the wedding planning due to the bride's career demands. Working with Linda Ferguson was a delight! She treated my daughter and her wedding like she was the only bride getting married there! My daughter fell in love with The Hotel Viking on our first visit, but it was working with Linda that sealed the deal for us. We knew immediately that she would work to give my daughter the wedding of her dreams, and she didn't let us down. On wedding day, the entire staff at the hotel couldn't have been more accommodating. They were kind and attended to even the smallest details. The food was amazing and it truly was a good value for what you received. If I could give more than 5 stars to Linda and The Hotel Viking, I would. Guest are still talking about what a wonderful wedding it was! Read less
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Mrs. Andrea :)
Wedding:
5/21/2010
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at the Hotel Viking. The ballroom is gorgeous! The cocktail reception was at the outdoor courtyard which they recently remodeled. Linda Ferguson, Catering Sales Manager, worked with me from beginning to end to make sure our wedding day was beautiful! Everything came together and we had an amazing time. The Hotel Viking is a historic elegant hotel in Newport, RI. I recommend this venue!!!!!
We had our wedding reception at the Hotel Viking. The ballroom is gorgeous! The cocktail reception was at the outdoor Read more...
We had our wedding reception at the Hotel Viking. The ballroom is gorgeous! The cocktail reception was at the outdoor courtyard which they recently remodeled. Linda Ferguson, Catering Sales Manager, worked with me from beginning to end to make sure our wedding day was beautiful! Everything came together and we had an amazing time. The Hotel Viking is a historic elegant hotel in Newport, RI. I recommend this venue!!!!! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
12/12/2009
5.0/5.0
The Hotel Viking really made our dream wedding come true. As New Yorkers, we have a deep connection with Newport and wanted to bring our family there to show them what we loved so much for our special day. The Hotel Viking not only provided a gorgeous, elegant, and classy atmosphere - the staff was responsive and quick to help. The gorgeous holiday decorations just enhanced our experience and contributed to the ambiance we were trying to create. The guest rooms were cozy, there is a spa on premises, an indoor pool, restaurant/lounge and is also pet friendly. Our pet is a very close part of our family so I was happy that she could be there with us as well. The Hotel Viking also owns a non-denominational chapel which can be rented for use - which is where we had our ceremony. You are free to create any ceremony that is meaningful to you. It is only steps away from the hotel, a gorgeous landmark, and extremely convenient for bridal party and guests. The cocktail hour and reception ran smoothly with a great staff, AMAZING food, and a gorgeous intimate atmosphere. At the end of the event, they brought everything back to my room with no worries!! Linda Ferguson was my catering manager and she was totally amazing, responsive, and friendly! We had the time of our lives at our wedding and all our guests have said over and over how wonderful and delicious everything was. I would absolutely recommend the Hotel Viking!!
The Hotel Viking really made our dream wedding come true. As New Yorkers, we have a deep connection with Newport and Read more...
The Hotel Viking really made our dream wedding come true. As New Yorkers, we have a deep connection with Newport and wanted to bring our family there to show them what we loved so much for our special day. The Hotel Viking not only provided a gorgeous, elegant, and classy atmosphere - the staff was responsive and quick to help. The gorgeous holiday decorations just enhanced our experience and contributed to the ambiance we were trying to create. The guest rooms were cozy, there is a spa on premises, an indoor pool, restaurant/lounge and is also pet friendly. Our pet is a very close part of our family so I was happy that she could be there with us as well. The Hotel Viking also owns a non-denominational chapel which can be rented for use - which is where we had our ceremony. You are free to create any ceremony that is meaningful to you. It is only steps away from the hotel, a gorgeous landmark, and extremely convenient for bridal party and guests. The cocktail hour and reception ran smoothly with a great staff, AMAZING food, and a gorgeous intimate atmosphere. At the end of the event, they brought everything back to my room with no worries!! Linda Ferguson was my catering manager and she was totally amazing, responsive, and friendly! We had the time of our lives at our wedding and all our guests have said over and over how wonderful and delicious everything was. I would absolutely recommend the Hotel Viking!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/18/2009
5.0/5.0
They were great with all the decorations we were providing from the outside. The made sure that my vision of what my reception was to look like came to life. Their wedding planner was the absolute best the food was delicious and everything went so smoothly. they even made sure our guests were comfortable when the outside cocktail hour was rained out. They made our wedding reception something our guests are still talking about.
They were great with all the decorations we were providing from the outside. The made sure that my vision of what my Read more...
They were great with all the decorations we were providing from the outside. The made sure that my vision of what my reception was to look like came to life. Their wedding planner was the absolute best the food was delicious and everything went so smoothly. they even made sure our guests were comfortable when the outside cocktail hour was rained out. They made our wedding reception something our guests are still talking about. Read less
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KAGB
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
This is a beautiful place to have a wedding and the chapel adjacent to the Hotel is a perfect location for a ceremony and then an easy walk to the reception. Linda Fergurson was the event coordinator and she was so helpful and very calming which is what every bride needs:) The food was fantastic and not your very typical wedding food. Very gourmet. I was aiming for a vintage, antique wedding and the Hotel Viking was the perfect backdrop.
This is a beautiful place to have a wedding and the chapel adjacent to the Hotel is a perfect location for a ceremony and Read more...
This is a beautiful place to have a wedding and the chapel adjacent to the Hotel is a perfect location for a ceremony and then an easy walk to the reception. Linda Fergurson was the event coordinator and she was so helpful and very calming which is what every bride needs:) The food was fantastic and not your very typical wedding food. Very gourmet. I was aiming for a vintage, antique wedding and the Hotel Viking was the perfect backdrop. Read less
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lauren
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
The Viking was wonderful! No issues, they treated us like a king and queen. The venue is absolutely stunning. We could not ask for more!
The Viking was wonderful! No issues, they treated us like a king and queen. The venue is absolutely stunning. We could not Read more...
The Viking was wonderful! No issues, they treated us like a king and queen. The venue is absolutely stunning. We could not ask for more! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
The Viking was wonderful! No issues, they treated us like a king and queen. The venue is absolutely stunning. We could not ask for more!
The Viking was wonderful! No issues, they treated us like a king and queen. The venue is absolutely stunning. We could not Read more...
The Viking was wonderful! No issues, they treated us like a king and queen. The venue is absolutely stunning. We could not ask for more! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Hotel Viking on November 12, 2011, and couldn't have more positive things to say about the whole experience, from start to finish. The most impressive asset of the venue is Linda Ferguson, who was straightforward and honest with us from the very beginning. Linda worked hard to make sure anything and everything we asked for could be done, and she was responsive, professional, and personable. Considering I was planning the wedding from the DC area, having Linda as my contact up there put me at ease about everything. We had cocktails in the Colonnade Room which was airy and delightful, and the reception was in the Bellevue Ballroom which was the perfect size for about 120 people. In short, at the Hotel Viking I didn't have to worry about a thing and everything went off without a hitch. I couldn't recommend the venue with any higher marks!
We got married at the Hotel Viking on November 12, 2011, and couldn't have more positive things to say about the whole Read more...
We got married at the Hotel Viking on November 12, 2011, and couldn't have more positive things to say about the whole experience, from start to finish. The most impressive asset of the venue is Linda Ferguson, who was straightforward and honest with us from the very beginning. Linda worked hard to make sure anything and everything we asked for could be done, and she was responsive, professional, and personable. Considering I was planning the wedding from the DC area, having Linda as my contact up there put me at ease about everything. We had cocktails in the Colonnade Room which was airy and delightful, and the reception was in the Bellevue Ballroom which was the perfect size for about 120 people. In short, at the Hotel Viking I didn't have to worry about a thing and everything went off without a hitch. I couldn't recommend the venue with any higher marks! Read less
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jen
Wedding:
4/19/2014
4.8/5.0
The Venue is wonderful at accommodating the needs and wishes of the bride and groom. The hotel suite was perfect for getting ready the day of the wedding for the whole bridal party.
The Venue is wonderful at accommodating the needs and wishes of the bride and groom. The hotel suite was perfect for Read more...
The Venue is wonderful at accommodating the needs and wishes of the bride and groom. The hotel suite was perfect for getting ready the day of the wedding for the whole bridal party. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We had our ceremony & reception at the Hotel Viking. The Viking in every way far exeeded our expectations making our event so special that our friends & family are still talking about it two weeks later. We cannot say enough about how Linda Ferguson accomodated us in every detail from the moment that we first started to work with her. For our wedding weekend, the Viking staff went above & beyond making my wife & I & our guests feel special. No detail was too small. Even though Linda had multiple events going on at the same time as ours during the planning & implementation she was so attentive to us & Our event always responding quickly to our questions. We would highly recommend this beautiful venue for any wedding large or small - our experience was simply fantastic.
We had our ceremony & reception at the Hotel Viking. The Viking in every way far exeeded our expectations making our event Read more...
We had our ceremony & reception at the Hotel Viking. The Viking in every way far exeeded our expectations making our event so special that our friends & family are still talking about it two weeks later. We cannot say enough about how Linda Ferguson accomodated us in every detail from the moment that we first started to work with her. For our wedding weekend, the Viking staff went above & beyond making my wife & I & our guests feel special. No detail was too small. Even though Linda had multiple events going on at the same time as ours during the planning & implementation she was so attentive to us & Our event always responding quickly to our questions. We would highly recommend this beautiful venue for any wedding large or small - our experience was simply fantastic. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/18/2013
4.8/5.0
Linda was extremely helpful! We loved having our wedding in the courtyard!
Linda was extremely helpful! We loved having our wedding in the courtyard!
Linda was extremely helpful! We loved having our wedding in the courtyard! Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.8/5.0
My husband and I could not have picked a better place for our wedding! We had our ceremony in the Kay Chapel and reception in the Bellevue Ballroom at the Hotel Viking. Catering Manager, Linda Ferguson, worked with us and our personal wedding planners (Gracie Lou Events) to come up with a custom package to include what we wanted and to fit our budget. She was very nice and easy to work with. What we loved most about Hotel Viking was that we were able to have our ceremony indoors in a charming historical chapel and then being able to just walk on over to the hotel for the rest of the festivities. The food is delicious and high quality (I set my standards pretty high) and the hotel itself is historically beautiful. The hotel rooms are renovated and nicely decorated. I stayed in a suite and it was amazing- great size and layout for having bridal party get hair and make-up done. The king size bed (comfy mattress) was on an upper level with a bathroom and closet and the lower level (down a spiral staircase) had a large living room with desk, coffee table, fridge, and half bath. Flat screen TVs on each level.
The only negative I have is that the hotel is a bit pricey when you add in paying for overnight parking and I had to pay $3/room to have goodie bags dropped off for my overnight guests (they didn't even get to the rooms until after my guests had already checked in). Oh well whatever... not gonna ruin the memories!
We loved our wedding day so much, our guests enjoyed our wedding as well and those that stayed for the whole weekend enjoyed their stay. We love Newport and can’t wait to come back and visit Hotel Viking and reminisce our wedding day!
My husband and I could not have picked a better place for our wedding! We had our ceremony in the Kay Chapel and reception Read more...
My husband and I could not have picked a better place for our wedding! We had our ceremony in the Kay Chapel and reception in the Bellevue Ballroom at the Hotel Viking. Catering Manager, Linda Ferguson, worked with us and our personal wedding planners (Gracie Lou Events) to come up with a custom package to include what we wanted and to fit our budget. She was very nice and easy to work with. What we loved most about Hotel Viking was that we were able to have our ceremony indoors in a charming historical chapel and then being able to just walk on over to the hotel for the rest of the festivities. The food is delicious and high quality (I set my standards pretty high) and the hotel itself is historically beautiful. The hotel rooms are renovated and nicely decorated. I stayed in a suite and it was amazing- great size and layout for having bridal party get hair and make-up done. The king size bed (comfy mattress) was on an upper level with a bathroom and closet and the lower level (down a spiral staircase) had a large living room with desk, coffee table, fridge, and half bath. Flat screen TVs on each level.
The only negative I have is that the hotel is a bit pricey when you add in paying for overnight parking and I had to pay $3/room to have goodie bags dropped off for my overnight guests (they didn't even get to the rooms until after my guests had already checked in). Oh well whatever... not gonna ruin the memories!
We loved our wedding day so much, our guests enjoyed our wedding as well and those that stayed for the whole weekend enjoyed their stay. We love Newport and can’t wait to come back and visit Hotel Viking and reminisce our wedding day! Read less
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Allie
Wedding:
12/30/2011
4.6/5.0
The Hotel Viking was the perfect backdrop to our winter wedding. The staff was so accomodating. The whole entire weekend we were there went off without one misstep. I barely had to lift a finger while working with them. Working out the kinks to customize our wedding was only a minor headache, but everything was tailored specifically to us, including getting the cake that came iwth the package changed to pie and ice cream! Working with Linda was such a breeze; she is connected to her e-mail 24/7. The bridal suite was exquisite and there was always dessert on my pillow when I got back! The pirce was more than we had mentally budgetted for, but once we got a taste of what we were getting, it was all very worth it! I have already recommended this venue to several people.
The Hotel Viking was the perfect backdrop to our winter wedding. The staff was so accomodating. The whole entire weekend Read more...
The Hotel Viking was the perfect backdrop to our winter wedding. The staff was so accomodating. The whole entire weekend we were there went off without one misstep. I barely had to lift a finger while working with them. Working out the kinks to customize our wedding was only a minor headache, but everything was tailored specifically to us, including getting the cake that came iwth the package changed to pie and ice cream! Working with Linda was such a breeze; she is connected to her e-mail 24/7. The bridal suite was exquisite and there was always dessert on my pillow when I got back! The pirce was more than we had mentally budgetted for, but once we got a taste of what we were getting, it was all very worth it! I have already recommended this venue to several people. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/23/2012
4.6/5.0
Amazing! Perfect wedding location!
Amazing! Perfect wedding location!
Amazing! Perfect wedding location! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
4/6/2013
4.6/5.0
We were married in April at the Kay Chapel, with our cocktail hour in the Colonade Room and the reception in the Bellevue Room. The Kay Chapel is a 'hidden gem' in Newport. We loved the beautiful simplicity of Kay Chapel. Given the Chapel has been around since the 1800s, it is in pristine condition! The Colonade and Bellevue were both very nice and functional for our party. The decor of both rooms could stand to be updated, especially since the hotel rooms are beautifully renovated and updated. However, both function rooms are elegant and very functional for a party!
We had the pleasure of working with Linda Ferguson at The Viking. She is experienced and knowledgable - not afraid to provide us suggestions or recommendations as we went through the planning process. She has a calm, relaxed demeanor and good sense of humor. We were so happy we selected The Hotel Viking has our wedding venue!
We were married in April at the Kay Chapel, with our cocktail hour in the Colonade Room and the reception in the Bellevue Read more...
We were married in April at the Kay Chapel, with our cocktail hour in the Colonade Room and the reception in the Bellevue Room. The Kay Chapel is a 'hidden gem' in Newport. We loved the beautiful simplicity of Kay Chapel. Given the Chapel has been around since the 1800s, it is in pristine condition! The Colonade and Bellevue were both very nice and functional for our party. The decor of both rooms could stand to be updated, especially since the hotel rooms are beautifully renovated and updated. However, both function rooms are elegant and very functional for a party!
We had the pleasure of working with Linda Ferguson at The Viking. She is experienced and knowledgable - not afraid to provide us suggestions or recommendations as we went through the planning process. She has a calm, relaxed demeanor and good sense of humor. We were so happy we selected The Hotel Viking has our wedding venue! Read less
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Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
Stephanie Gagliano the Banquet Events Manager was excellent and professional. My issues came when the Hotel recommended a vendor that always seemed to drop the ball. In addition our Honeymoon suite which was also used as the suite for the bridesmaids to get ready in was not put back together and organized like we had previously discussed. It was a mess when we walked in after our wedding reception. In addition, the late evening snack was brought out at 11:15pm, when we had discussed 10:30pm. My guests did not realize there were additional snacks as we were about to dance our last dance. Lastly we had a $75 Swarovski Crystal on our wedding cake instead of a cake topper for a wedding momento, and the Hotel did not return it to us. They think it was thrown out. Granted, this is one of the details I failed to put in the banquet event order, but I would think someone would ask the bride or groom if they would like the crystal. After all it was a huge beautiful crystal on our wedding cake.

All in all, the Hotel Viking is a great place to have your wedding. We loved The Kay Chapel and so did all of our guests. Our guests loved the hotel, especially the resturants and they said the staff were very friendly and helpful, which they were.
Stephanie Gagliano the Banquet Events Manager was excellent and professional. My issues came when the Hotel recommended a Read more...
Stephanie Gagliano the Banquet Events Manager was excellent and professional. My issues came when the Hotel recommended a vendor that always seemed to drop the ball. In addition our Honeymoon suite which was also used as the suite for the bridesmaids to get ready in was not put back together and organized like we had previously discussed. It was a mess when we walked in after our wedding reception. In addition, the late evening snack was brought out at 11:15pm, when we had discussed 10:30pm. My guests did not realize there were additional snacks as we were about to dance our last dance. Lastly we had a $75 Swarovski Crystal on our wedding cake instead of a cake topper for a wedding momento, and the Hotel did not return it to us. They think it was thrown out. Granted, this is one of the details I failed to put in the banquet event order, but I would think someone would ask the bride or groom if they would like the crystal. After all it was a huge beautiful crystal on our wedding cake.

All in all, the Hotel Viking is a great place to have your wedding. We loved The Kay Chapel and so did all of our guests. Our guests loved the hotel, especially the resturants and they said the staff were very friendly and helpful, which they were. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Wedding:
6/15/2012
3.4/5.0
The Hotel Viking was everything I was looking for in my venue. It had a very old Newport and antique feel and is an exquisite building. Everything is in one location which makes everything very convienent for you and your guests. It also elimimates any issues that may arise if there is poor weather because everything is indoors. I was very happy with my wedding as a whole and everything came together beautifully. The food was absolutely delicious and I've heard rave reviews from all my guests.

The actual planning process is where I had some issues. I felt as though I needed to keep track of everything for my coordinator because she was consistently asking about things we had already discussed and decided on. She never seemed prepared for our meetings and never seemed to review my folder prior to our meeting so she knew where we last left off. Leading up to the day of the wedding rehearsal I had to respond to emails about rehearsal start times and cocktail hour start times. That is information that had been finalized in the weeks prior.

All in all I was very happy with my wedding. It was everything I pictured it would be and I do recommend this location as a venue for your wedding. However, please be prepared to be very well organized with all your information for your coordinator.
The Hotel Viking was everything I was looking for in my venue. It had a very old Newport and antique feel and is an Read more...
The Hotel Viking was everything I was looking for in my venue. It had a very old Newport and antique feel and is an exquisite building. Everything is in one location which makes everything very convienent for you and your guests. It also elimimates any issues that may arise if there is poor weather because everything is indoors. I was very happy with my wedding as a whole and everything came together beautifully. The food was absolutely delicious and I've heard rave reviews from all my guests.

The actual planning process is where I had some issues. I felt as though I needed to keep track of everything for my coordinator because she was consistently asking about things we had already discussed and decided on. She never seemed prepared for our meetings and never seemed to review my folder prior to our meeting so she knew where we last left off. Leading up to the day of the wedding rehearsal I had to respond to emails about rehearsal start times and cocktail hour start times. That is information that had been finalized in the weeks prior.

All in all I was very happy with my wedding. It was everything I pictured it would be and I do recommend this location as a venue for your wedding. However, please be prepared to be very well organized with all your information for your coordinator. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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