This page is to provide information about the Newport Jazz Age Weekend overnight lodging tickets. There is a link posted above leading to the ticket registration page. 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.
The information below describes how to reserve a room. The rooms are part of the original estates but have been modernized in contemporary dormitory style. Salve Regina is an upscale 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 $25 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 cannot 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 have to pay this to the venue for single occupancy.
The main pricing package of $320 is per person for the entire weekend (3 days/2 nights). This is for a private bathroom. If you don’t mind a shared bath, you can request the $300 discounted package. There are only a few of these rooms available so these may book up fast. Please note these rooms are the same furnishings but in the basement level with small windows.
Check in time is 6pm Friday the 16th, and check out is 11am Sunday the 18th. If you are new to the event I suggest staying at the Fairlawn Estate as it’s the center of the everything going on. Wallace Hall is just as nice but it’s 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, glucose free, etc but they are vegetarian. They include coffee, tea or OJ, breads/bagels/pastries, yogurt/parfaits, and a fruit plate. Sorry, there are no substitutions available. 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 and be responsible. 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 21 years and older. All sales are subject to a 10% cancellation 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. Cancellations within 48 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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