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This page is to provide information about the Newport Art Deco Weekend overnight lodging tickets. When tickets go active on Friday, March 22nd there will be a link posted here at 6pm leading to the ticket registration page (see above). Watch the GBVS Facebook page or join our email list for updates by emailing “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
This year’s event will be take place at the Fairlawn Estate (aka Young Building / Pell Center) as well as nearby Wallace Hall. The Fairlawn Estate is divided into two sections. The restored foyer and ballrooms are on the 1st floor and the rest of the house is converted into dormitory rooms. Wallace Hall only contains dormitory rooms. All classes/activities will take place at the Fairlawn Estate Both buildings have the unique presence and exterior of their original gilded age mansion origins, and each estate can house approximately 40 guests. Do not delay in signing up as space will go quick!
Info is posted on this page for how to reserve a room. The rooms are part of the original estate but have been modernized in contemporary dormitory style. Salve Regina is a very nice school and all rooms are clean with newer furnishings. There are linens, basic pillows, soap, and towels provided. Please bring your own shampoo, hair dryer, and iron. The basement rooms have a shared hall bath and will be offered at a lower price point. You will need to bring a $20 refundable deposit (cash or check) for the room key card. This will be returned when you check out. Free parking is provided at the estate. Wireless internet access is also available if you need it. Feel free to bring as many vintage items as you like, there is an elevator!
All rooms have twin beds. Most rooms are doubles (2 beds), but some are triples (3) and some quads (4). If you would like a room for 3 or 4 please let me know! There are no single rooms I can offer. I will be booking guests by “requested roommate” or if none given, by same sex. If you absolutely can not stay in a room with another person, please say so in your registration request. We can rent you a double for just yourself but it will have a surcharge of $75 since GBVS will still have to pay the college for two guests either way.
The main pricing package of $275 is per person for the entire weekend (3 days/2 nights). This is for a private bath room. If you don’t mind a shared bath, you can request the $250 discounted package, there are only a few rooms available so these may book up fast. Please note these rooms are the same furnishings but in the basement level. There will be a special offer for any weekend guest coming from outside of New England. They will receive a $50 discount off a Weekend Ticket admission!
Check in time is 6pm Friday the 24th, and check out is 10am Sunday the 26th. The Fairlawn Estate will be booked first this year and then Wallace Hall. If you would like a room in Wallace there shouldn’t be a problem switching you over, but we need to fill Fairlawn first before doing so. Just please state your preference on the registration form. Wallace Hall is a short 5-minute walk from the Fairlawn Estate, but some may prefer this house as it likely will be quieter at night.
Saturday and Sunday morning include a “continental plus” breakfast. We’ve done the best we can with the budget and food items the university can provide. Meals are not vegan, but they are vegetarian. They include coffee, tea or OJ, eggs, breads/bagels/pastries, yogurt/parfaits, and a fruit plate. There are no substitutions available but you can request to opt out and $10 will be deducted from your total. All other meals are on your own. The catering prices to have other meals would make the ticket price way too expensive. There is a refrigerator and full kitchen in each building. You are welcome to bring whatever food you like. Also, alcohol is allowed in the rooms, but of course please use your best judgement. I suggest bringing lunch food and snacks for the picnic Saturday. For Saturday night’s meal I will email the group to see how many would like to get dinner together and take a vote on which restaurant.
Event registration is for guests 18 years and older. All sales are subject to a 10% cancelation fee up to 3 weeks before the event. After that period we can work with you to try to find a replacement guest, but tickets will only be 50% refundable. Cancelations within 24 hours of the event start are non-refundable. You are welcome to organize with another potential guest if you can only stay Friday night and they want your room for Saturday night, just email GBVS. However, only the purchased amount of guests can stay in one room (one person per bed).
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