Best new private event space right in the heart of town!


Welcome to The Pelham! As a renowned music and entertainment venue for over 45 years, we bring together the old and the new in Newport, Rhode Island. Our dog-friendly building has been a prominent fixture on the corner of Pelham and Thames street, becoming known, all around town, as the best spot for live music and entertainment in Newport, RI. Our stage has featured top notch artists such as Jim Carrey, Bill Murray, Billy Joel, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Buffet, Arthur Ashe, and many more, making us a hub for locals and tourists alike, no matter the season. From wedding parties to corporate events, The Pelham is the place to host a private party in Newport.


After Parties

Coming from a wedding, corporate event, launch party, or maybe a birthday dinner? Who said the party has to stop? Uber your party right to our door & we’ll greet you with pizza, refreshments, and the best live music in Newport!


Birthday Parties

Cheers to another year! Let’s celebrate with a birthday party? With all of our amenities and (budget friendly) options, we’re sure to offer you everything you need to host the best birthday party your friends and family have ever been to, right downtown Newport!


Celebrate your “happily ever after” at the most alternative venue in Newport, RI. With a top of the line sound system, an incredible harbor view, and a handful of customizable packages, you’ll be sure to find an option that fits your style & budget!

Welcome Parties

After Parties




After Parties, Weddings, & Art Galleries

With three floors and five rooms to choose from, the Pelham is ready to host anything

Plan it Your Way

The Pelham is one of the only venues in Newport that lets you choose third party vendors for catering

One Pelham East & the Top Of Pelham are rooted in history. Built in 1975, we’ve been throwing the best parties in Newport, RI, for generation after generation.

Our building is spread across three levels, and even though we can hold up to 450 guests, we also cater to small gatherings offering private & semi-private options. We have two built-in stages for live entertainment, an incredible harbor view, an epic downtown location, and nearly every pub game you can think of.

We’re the perfect spot for holiday parties, birthday party, after party, bridal shower, bachelorette, and even corporate gatherings. If it’s worth celebrating… it’s worth hosting it at One Pelham East and the Top Of Pelham!  

The Pelham loves any excuse to party! We host all types of private events from art gallery openings, to weddings and after parties. You name it, and we’ll host it! Our eclectic,kid-friendly spaces are customizable to fit your own style; and with 3 floors & 5 rooms to choose from, you can mix-match our various spaces to optimize your event’s special needs.

When you book with us, you not only gain access to one of the most renowned and historic venues in Newport you gain usage to our top of the line sound engineering, optimal-LED lighting and in-house talent. Sing-along to the featured entertainment of the night, or hire an in-house DJ to mix privately, just for you and your guests.

With access to bar games like darts, pool, shuffleboard, ping-pong and foosball, your guests will be entertained all night long.




You will also have the opportunity to work closely with our accommodating Pelham staff to plan every detail of your event. We only offer the best for our clients, which is why we are one of the only event venues in Newport, Rhode Island, that allow you to use third party vendors for catering, decoration, and more!

The TOP can host up to 204 people for cocktail events and up to 90 people for formal, seated events. Our Gallery Room has a total standing capacity of 38 guests and seating capacity of 26 guests. The first floor of One Pelham East has a total standing capacity of 274+ standing room capacity and a total seating capacity of 70+. As you can see… we have plenty of space for your party – large or small.

If you want to add a historical and modern touch to your event, we’re exactly what you’re looking for. As a historic fixture around town, your experience with The Pelham will leave a lasting impression on your guests for years to come. Seriously… everyone knows Pelham is the best place to party in Newport, Rhode Island!

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One Pelham East has been hosting the best parties since 1975, and now we have a top floor sister venue, the Top Of Pelham, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Thames Street, Bowens Wharf, and the Newport Pell Bridge! In other words, the Pelham is always ready for a good time!