Lodging & Facility Rentals

The Seamen’s Church Institute, located in the heart of Newport’s waterfront, is an ideal location for your next maritime-related or non-profit event.


Our rental facilities are perfect for small to midsize gatherings, meetings, workshops or lectures. The historic Chapel of the Sea is the perfect space for intimate weddings or memorial services. Function spaces rent for $200/hour or $500/day, including the Chapel. Fees for maritime, religious and non-profit groups may be reduced at the discretion of the Executive Director.

Mariner’s Lounge – 30 with tables/chairs.
65 with theater seating
Henry H. Anderson, Jr. Library – 30 with tables/chairs.
65 with theater seating
Chapel of the Sea – 25 with chairs. Open to the public and available for weddings and memorial services.
Memorial Garden – 20-30

For more information and reservations, call us at 401.847.4260.


Crow’s Nest Lodging
The Crow’s Nest offers 10 immaculate, nautically-themed rooms and 2 shared baths (private when in use) on the top floor of our Bowen’s Wharf building at the most affordable rate in Newport. Our friendly staff, central location and complimentary wi-fi make the Crow’s Nest a favorite place to stay with the maritime community.  Credentialed mariners receive a 10% discount and marine industry students and yacht or sailing crew stay for $60 per night for short-term stays. Discounted monthly rates for students studying at IYRS. Reserve a room by calling Tara, at 401-847-4260 now.

Amenities & Public Services

  • Laundry Facilities for Crow’s Nest Guests
  • Mail and Package Pick-up
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Community meeting space 





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