Rhode Island State Parks

Eisenhower House

Once the summer White House of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, this beautiful property located at Fort Adams State Park commands breathtaking views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay.

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Eisenhower House at Fort Adams State Park

Built in 1873, the historic Eisenhower House was once the summer White House of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Acquired by the State of Rhode Island in 1960s, this stately mansion commands breathtaking views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Today this beautiful property serves as an event space that specializes in weddings, rehearsal dinners, and corporate functions. With ample parking and rolling lawns, Eisenhower House can provide the ideal location for hosting your next event.

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Event Rates

Friday: $3,500
Saturday: $4,500
Sunday: $3,500
Friday: $4,500
Saturday: $5,500
Sunday: $4,500
Friday: $5,500
Saturday: $6,500
Sunday: $5,500
Friday: $6,500
Saturday: $7,500
Sunday: $6,500

Monday-Thursday rates are available based on the number of guests.
Evenings start at $2,000; Day use starts at $250/hour

Amenities & Details

The Eisenhower House has beautifully designed rooms and an outdoor area that is perfect for a breathtaking ceremony. With both an inside and outside space, this venue can accommodate up to 1,000 people.

  • Handicap Accessible
  • Outdoor Event Space
  • Indoor Event Space
  • Heat & Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Outdoor - Covered
  • Liability Insurance
  • Ceremony Area
  • Dressing Room
  • Reception Area
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • On-Site Catering

Frequently Asked Questions


What is included in the rental fee?

The 5-hour rental fee includes use of the house, wrap-around porch, and spacious lawn. You also have access to the property two hours prior to the start time for your event and your guests may access the first level of the house for the duration of your event. To prepare for your wedding, bridal and groom suites are located upstairs.


What time can I have my event?

We only offer one-event-per-day so may choose the timeframe that your event falls (morning, afternoon or evening) as long as it does not to exceed 11:00 PM on Friday/Saturday or 10:00 PM on Sunday-Thursday.


How many bathrooms are available?

The house offers bathrooms with two women’s stalls, one men’s stall, and one family stall. Additionally, we have two unisex restrooms accessible to the lawn. A restroom trailer is required for events with a guest count of 225+ and highly recommended with a guest count of 200+.


Is the house and grounds accessible?

Yes, the house features an exterior elevator that allows access to all areas on the first level, including the porch. All restrooms are handicap accessible as well.


Are there preferred vendors?

No, while we have a list of recommended vendors who are trusted professionals familiar with the property, you are not limited to only those vendors. However, all outside vendors are subject to prior approval.


Is alcohol allowed?

Yes, your event may serve alcohol. Liquor is required to be served by a Class P licensed caterer for 4.5 consecutive hours, stopping 30 minutes prior to your event end time. Shots of liquor are not allowed.


Can caterers use the on-site kitchen?

Caterers may use the kitchen for prep only. No cooking is allowed.