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Your Ultimate Guide to Rhode Island Wedding Venues

Farm

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Farm 🌽

 

Farm to (wedding) table is all the rage nowadays, after all.

Situated on the edge of Narragansett Bay, Mount Hope Farm is a perfect blend of rustic and nautical. Their venue spaces offer the beauty of pastoral life with the luxuries of a modern establishment. Looking to accommodate a larger wedding party? The Barn can hold up to 140 people and is equipped with hardwood floors, a fieldstone fireplace and air-conditioning for especially warm days.
250 Metacom Ave., Bristol, 401-254-1745, mounthopefarm.org.

It’s not every day that you get to have your wedding on a working, family-operated farm. Chock full of charm, Terrydiddle Farm has plenty to offer couples looking for a natural setting. Love horses? Have your ceremony in their horse barn and have some of their equestrian residents double as guests.
37 Chestnut St., Rehoboth, 508-813-2240, terrydiddlefarm.com.

If you’re planning on a spring wedding, why not get married in a blossoming orchard? Sweet Berry Farm rents out their Orchard Field which is surrounded by orchards, hydrangeas and curly willows. They can accommodate up to 400 guests and offer bocce and croquet to keep everyone entertained after the ceremony.
915 Mitchell’s Ln., Middletown, 401-847-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

ALSO CHECK OUT: Francis Farm


 

Garden Variety 🌸

 

Who doesn’t love being surrounded by blooming flowers and natural greenery? If you’re not convinced, just take another gander at our front cover.

With thirty-three acres of flowers and greenery, Blithewold has plenty of spectacular scenery. The estate is oceanfront, affording beautiful views of the upper Narragansett Bay. Garden weddings are held next to the remarkable century-old mansion. Couples looking for a blend of historic architecture, stretching ocean and country beauty should head to this Bristol venue.
101 Ferry Rd., Bristol, 401-253-2707, blithewold.org.

Want all the flora of a tropical paradise without the hassle of a destination wedding? The Botanical Gardens at Roger Williams has 12,000 square feet of greenhouse space full of exotic plants year round. Home to more than 150 species of cacti, tropical plants, trees and succulents, they also have various pools and fountains, adding the perfect final touch.
1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, 401-785-9450, providenceri.com/botanical-center.

With creeks, ponds, forests, flowers and picturesque bridges, Country Gardens certainly lives up to its name. The natural paradise is perfect for couples looking to get married away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The verdant venue can accommodate up to 140 guests and they provide an in-house DJ, bar and catering.
339 Tremont St., Rehoboth, 508-336-4053, countrygardens.ws.

ALSO CHECK OUT: The Farmer’s Daughter, Meadow Brook Inn


 

Historic 🇺🇸

 

History buffs rejoice! These oldies but goodies will have you and your spouse saying, “And the rest is history.”

For fans of military history, there’s no better local spot than Fort Adams. Built in 1799, the fort’s history is only rivalled by its scenic location overlooking the mouth of Narragansett Bay. They have multiple outdoor spaces for couples looking to capitalize on Newport’s natural beauty as well as several indoor rooms with vaulted ceilings and exposed brickwork for architecture admirers.
90 Fort Adams Dr., Newport, 401-619-5801, fortadams.org.

Decked out in ornate Victorian architecture, the Lippitt House Museum is ideal for couples looking for a regal but cozy vibe. Guests have access to all rooms on the first floor of the historic home, and it is conveniently located in the heart of Providence’s East Side, perfect for entertainment or accommodations after the reception.
199 Hope St., 401-453-0688, preserveri.org/lippitt-house-museum.

Well over two hundred years old, Slater Mill is one of the most important sites in New England’s industrial history. The building’s riverside location, historic charm and modern amenities make it a great venue for couples who love local history. For couples with an enormous guest list, the Mill’s outdoor space can accommodate up to one thousand people.
65 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, 401-725-8638, slatermill.org.

ALSO CHECK OUT: The Squantum Association


 

Intimate 💑

 

For those of you who want to write, “Join us for a small, intimate celebration” in fancy calligraphy on your custom invitations.

Eleven Forty Nine’s Warwick location is a venue designed for all occasions, whether you use its private dining room for a classy bridal shower, its green room for a cozy rehearsal dinner or its spacious terrace room for a lively reception. Their menu selections, made with high quality local, seasonal and fresh ingredients, shouldn’t be missed.
1149 Division St., East Greenwich, 401-884-1149, elevenfortynine.com.

The Wine Salon, Chapel Grille’s very own private wedding space, has it all: a beautiful dance floor, a full-service bar and French doors that open to a secluded garden terrace. They also provide custom floor plans, Mediterranean-influenced cuisine and experienced wedding coordinators.
3000 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston, 401-944-4900, chapelgrilleri.com.

With four locations to choose from, any iteration of Jacky’s Galaxie makes a wonderful choice for a smaller affair. Their Bristol location is home to three unique, aptly-named spaces, including the fireside lounge, galaxie ballroom and crystal ballroom, while the North Providence site has two private, multifaceted banquet rooms.
383 Metacom Ave., Bristol, 401-253-8818; 1488 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence, 401-353-0080, jackysgalaxie.com.

ALSO CHECK OUT: Basta, Local 121


 

Jaunt 🚗

 

If you’re not totally set on the idea of a Rhode Island Wedding™, these venues are just a hop, a skip and a jump away.

With an endless variety of things to do, Boston is a pretty great place to host your big day. You might not think of the Museum of Science when considering venues, but its location on the Charles River, view of the city skyline and overall quirkiness put it a step above the competition. Who wouldn’t want to get hitched in front of a life-size dinosaur?
1 Science Pk., Boston, 617-589-0215, mos.org.

Positioned on a quiet stretch of the Podunk River in central Connecticut, the Mill on the River offers gorgeous interior and exterior venue spaces. Equipped with a gazebo, fountain, charming wooden bridge and manicured lawns, it has all the outdoor amenities you could ask for. They also have two rustic-chic venue halls and in-house catering.
989 Ellington Rd., South Windsor, 860-289-7929, themillontheriver.com.

Built in 1872, Whitney’s Inn was a working farm until the 1970s. Although it still maintains much of its rustic charm, it has all of the modern amenities. Its twelve acres of land in the middle of New Hampshire’s White Mountains also makes for some spectacular scenery. You and your guests can even stay the night and extend the experience.
357 Black Mountain Rd., Jackson, NH, 603-383-8916, whitneysinn.com.

 

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1 Comment

  • Kamalesh Kiyoh August 29, 2017 at 5:36 am

    Rhode Island! what a wonderful place to organize weddings. The post above lists the various wedding venues in Rhode Island. The artsy, ballroom, and country club are perfect venues for the modern wedding. Recently I attended a destination wedding in Rhode Island, and it was a memorable experience to cherish for lifetime

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