Dramatic, Intimate, Oceanside Event Spaces

Located next to the ocean and in the heart of Newport’s Nye Beach arts district, the Newport Visual Arts Center (known affectionately as the VAC) offers one of the most dynamic event spaces along the Oregon coast. Feel the drama of breaking surf or a glorious sunset just beyond the full-length windows. Sense the intimacy of being in a space all your own, nestled above the beachcombers below. Enjoy the creativity in art galleries throughout the building.

The VAC offers all of this and more. And even better, as a Newport city-owned building, the VAC’s rental rates are kept affordable for broad community use. Meetings, luncheons, weddings, bridal or baby showers, receptions, workshops, lectures, and more come to life in our conference rooms, surrounded by views of the Oregon coast.

The Newport Visual Arts Center is home to cultural, educational, and community-based programs, events, and more – make it your creative space for a compelling ocean-side experience. Ask about renting gallery spaces for a truly special social event.

Room 205

The VAC’s most-popular rental space, Room 205 has been used for countless event activities—meetings, dinner parties, art workshops and classes, literary events, weddings, and even just whale watching. Room 205 enjoys sweeping ocean views on two sides, it’s own dedicated entrance, new windows, blinds, tables, chairs, and flooring. An adjacent kitchen is available to rent as well. 900 square feet. 75 person capacity (standing), 40 person capacity (sitting).

Rates: Commercial $40 hour/$280 day • Nonprofit $25 hour/$175 day • Four Hour Minimum • Kitchen $30


Room 302

The VAC’s smaller Room 302, on the third floor, is perfect for board meetings, break-out sessions, or even as meet-up space during family vacations. 300 square feet. 25 person capacity (standing), 16 person capacity (sitting).

Rates: Commercial $25 hour/$175 day • Nonprofit $17 hour/$119 day • Four Hour Minimum


Call 541-574-3364 or to book rentals.


Room 302

Room 205

View to Northwest

View to the northwest, including the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, from the 900-square-foot conference room on the VAC’s second floor.

Room 205

View to the Northeast

View to the northeast from the VAC’s larger conference room.

Room 205

Interior View

The VAC’s most-popular rental space, the Room 205 Conference Room has been used for countless event activities. Here you can see into the adjacent kitchen.

Room 205

Kitchen Counter View

Room 205’s spacious kitchen makes it easy to store, prepare and heat or chill food and wash up after events.

Room 205

Kitchen Area

Room 205’s adjacent kitchen is fully equipped to serve food and clean up after events.