Hotel Viking of Newport , Rhode Island Creates ‘Groom’s Room,’ a Wedding Day Hangout for the Groom and His Groomsmen

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Hotel Viking's Groom’s Room at Kay Chapel is a wedding-day man cave outfitted with comfortable seating, a flat-screen television, XBOX with over 15 games; a poker set and playing cards; and an indoor putting green. Groomsmen can pre-order snacks and stock the mini-fridge and bar with the groom’s favorite beverages.

The Groom's Room at Hotel Viking's Kay Chapel in Newport, Rhode Island

The Groom's Room is a place to relax before the wedding and makes a unique backdrop for pre-ceremony photos of the groom and his friends.

The waiting is the hardest part. That’s especially true when you’re the groom and it’s your wedding day.

With that in mind, Hotel Viking in Newport, R.I. created the Groom’s Room. A comfortable salon located in the hotel’s on-site non-ecumenical chapel, the Groom’s Room is a wedding-day man cave outfitted with comfortable seating, a 55-inch flat-screen television, XBOX with over 15 games and wireless controllers; a poker set and playing cards; and an indoor putting green. Groomsmen can pre-order snacks and stock the mini-fridge and bar with the groom’s favorite beverages. It’s a private hangout where the groom and his groomsmen can kick back while they await the bride’s arrival.

“No one else in the area offers this kind of space designed specifically for the groom,” said Keith Chouinard, director of sales and marketing, Hotel Viking. “It’s a place to relax before the wedding and makes a unique backdrop for pre-ceremony photos of the groom and his friends.”

“It’s fun to watch the grooms’ reactions when we’re showing the space,” said Nancy Rusiloski, catering sales manager, Hotel Viking. “Their eyes light up when they realize the Groom’s Room is designed specifically for them.”

“Having the Groom’s Room on site definitely tilts venue selection in our favor,” agreed Linda Ferguson, catering sales manager, Hotel Viking.

Dating to 1869, Kay Chapel is a historic Newport landmark. After it was officially closed in the 1970s, Hotel Viking purchased and restored the non-ecumenical chapel. Today, it’s one of Newport’s most unique private settings for intimate weddings.

Located adjacent to Hotel Viking at One Bellevue Avenue in Newport, R.I., Kay Chapel accommodates in excess of 200 guests. In addition to weddings, the space is available for retreats, concerts and seminars. For information, contact Hotel Viking’s catering sales managers at 401-847-3300.

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About Hotel Viking:
Hotel Viking, a member of the Historic Hotels of America, is located at One Bellevue Avenue in Newport, RI. Hotel Viking offers 208 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites. Hotel Viking is a 30-minute drive from TF Green Airport (27 miles) and Amtrak’s Providence station. The hotel is an easy drive from Boston (70 miles) and New York City (170 miles). For information, contact Hotel Viking at 401-847-3300 or visit http://www.hotelviking.com. Be social with #HotelViking at http://www.facebook.com/HotelViking, http://www.instagram.com/hotelviking and http://www.twitter.com/HotelViking.

About Pyramid Hotel Group
Boston-based Pyramid Hotel Group is one of the predominant hotel management companies in the U.S., managing and asset managing a diverse portfolio of more than 80 hotels and resorts in destinations throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. For additional information, visit http://www.pyramidhotelgroup.com.

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