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The Aldrich House was given to the Rhode Island Historical Society in 1974 by the heirs of Winthrop W. Aldrich, prominent New York banker and Ambassador to Great Britain. Among the many distinguished Aldrich family members were Senator Nelson Aldrich, one of the founders of the Federal Reserve Banking System, and former Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller.

The Aldrich House opened for Society use in 1979.
The Aldrich House provides a spectacular venue for any event, indoors or outdoors. We have played host to:
Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Birthday and Anniversary Parties, Corporate Functions, Holiday Parties, Cocktail Parties, Seminars and Conferences, Annual General Meetings.

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Regions serviced: Providence

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51 Reviews for Aldrich House

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Our wedding at the Nelson Aldrich house was perfect. We had 80 guests and the room we got married in provided a big yet intimate feel. The grounds are beautiful and allowed us plenty of outdoor photo ops. The staff were accommodating and incredibly helpful and responsive. I am very happy to have gotten married at the Rhode Island Historical Society HQ, it made our day that much more special to us RI natives.

Profile Picture Magdalene, 10/8/17, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

My daughter's wedding was held at Aldrich House on August 26. I would HIGHLY recommend Aldrich House. Renada was extremely helpful in not only booking the property but quickly responded to any questions we had at all about the venue. They had a large room that could be locked for the wedding party's personal items or to change. The ballroom was beautiful with French doors that were open during the cocktail hour and reception to the outdoors with our tent about 10 feet outside of the french doors. The weather was great so most of the cocktail party took place on the outside lawns surrounding the tent although some of the guests were visiting in the ballroom or the small landing steps above the ballroom which was set up for gifts and appetizers. (There were also passed apps). The ballroom fits 80 people so we had two tables of 10 seated outside the french doors about 6 feet from the other guest tables since the French doors were open. (They loved it since they could enjoy the outdoors, the band (which was in the tent near them) and still be steps away from the other guests.) In inclement weather these tables could have been in the area where we had gifts and appetizers. We chose to put the band and dancing in the tent which was a huge success since people danced all evening and the bar was outside near the tent. (One suggestion would be to have water and even flavored seltzers) placed on a hightop for guests to serve themselves so they wouldn't have to go to the bar for it (even though next to the tent) but could quickly help themselves especially since dancing). Many weddings that are larger than ours seat people outdoors in the tent or in the yard outside and have dancing in the ballroom esp if they have a DJ. We put the band outside because it would have limited the area for dancing in the ballroom since it was a fairly large band vs a DJ. I'd definitely give Aldrich House a 5 out of a 5. The wedding was perfect. Music must stop by 10:30pm though.

Profile Picture Ann, 8/26/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Aldrich House was the PERFECT venue for our wedding. People told us the entire event was "magical". Renata (who manages Aldrich House) was extremely helpful with both my mother and I offering suggestions and hints to help make the planning easy. She recommended several caterers who were familiar with Aldrich House, which also made it easy to plan our wedding (since I was in Boston and then DC) until a week before the wedding. We had 87 people at the event and we fit perfectly. We chose to have the band and dancing outside in a tent with a dance floor. For a larger wedding, eating outside could accommodate a much larger number of guests either in a tent or outside under the stars with mini lights overhead (and reserve a tent in case of inclement weather). Dancing could be inside especially if a DJ (uses less space). The ballroom and venue is air conditioned and they leave the large french doors open to the outside the entire time so the music easily flowed into the ballroom (or vice versa). The ballroom itself seats 80 people if you choose to eat inside but we also put some tables steps outside the ballroom towards the tent. (The guests at the two tables outside loved being close to the band and having their own space to be as loud as they wanted during dinner!) Everyone congregated outside around the grounds for the cocktail hour for the most part since the bar was outside and then again after eating was outside where the dancing was for toasts and the cake cutting. Music does have to stop at 10:30pm since in Providence but that was our only restriction. We used Pranzi for the caterer since they do everything (coordination, rentals, tent) and work often (among others) with Aldrich House. Our regular florist, Claudia, at East Side Market was wonderful with the flowers. We had such a wonderful experience and wish to thank Renata and Aldrich House for making the planning and execution of our wedding so easy yet wonderful!

Profile Picture Caroline, 8/26/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Bridal Suite, Tables

Aldrich House Pricing

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $500.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $1,145.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $1,402.00
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Excellent Company to work with! We highly recommend.

We have worked with Aldrich House recently for a wedding this past July and for indoor photos from a bridal party a few years ago. Both times, the venue was a pleasure to work with. Always accommodating and friendly. Definitely worth checking out, especially for those seeking a historic venue in Providence!

Absolutely a gem of a place. This beautiful Architectural space sets the ambience for an elegant and magical event. The setting brings you back in time where Romance was the theme. Wonderful staff makes it even more special. 5 stars all the way!

Aldrich mansion is such a stunning venue for a wedding. I've photographed at the venue multiple times and have enjoyed each one. The staff is very professional, accommodating, and pleasant to work with. The church on the property is very beautiful, with it's old style pews and beautiful alter & stained glass, and the mansion is so charming and well laid out for a grand party.

Beautiful venue, professional staff.



110 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906   See On Map
401-331-8575 (phone)