The Herreshoff Marine Museum is a wedding venue located on the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. This beautiful waterfront location overlooks Bristol Harbor and is the ideal setting to host a coastal-style wedding.
Facilities and Capacity
The Herreshoff Marine Museum has many event spaces that you can use for your wedding celebrations. The Waterfront offers a unique panoramic view of the bay and can host groups of up to 400 people depending on your seating arrangements. The Aria Gallery is a space that is best used for a rehearsal dinner and the Hall of Boats is often used in addition to the Waterfront, expanding the capacity by 200 guests. This venue also offers more intimate event spaces and accommodations for guests that are staying overnight.
Along with scenic views and a spectacular location, The Herreshoff offers even more amenities that will have you enjoying your stress-free wedding. Their services include:
Recommended by 92% of couples
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Katie Halloran · Married on 09/07/2019
Gorgeous and unique waterfront venue!
I can't say enough great things about Elsie (the venue manager) and this venue. I knew about the Herreshoff but hadn't really though much about it for my wedding until we happened to pop in last September after a full weekend of venue hunting in Newport. I immediately fell in love with the incredibly beautiful waterfront setting, the unique Hall of Boats and the laid back atmosphere. It felt like us and Elsie was so welcoming and knowledgable from the start.Sent on 10/13/2019
Planning a wedding is stressful but planning a wedding cross-country is even harder. Elsie was great to work with always with a fast response and inviting me to come see other weddings that were taking place when I was home for planning so I could get a feel for the day.
When it comes to the actual wedding day it was PERFECT! Our ceremony was on the dock, our cocktail hour in the Hall of Boats and our reception in the tent. All of our guests were commenting on how cool the venue was. Ben and I had the most fun at our wedding and enjoyed every second. Ben especially when he got to fire the cannon at the start of the reception. :)
If you are looking for a water front venue in Rhode Island seriously consider the Herreshoff. It was everything we wanted and more!
Kaleigh Crowell · Married on 08/31/2019
Elsie and Jen from the Herreshoff were the sweetest and most accommodating ladies. We loved this beautiful harborside venue! Shooting the cannon was the highlight of our night. :) Highly recommend for a beautiful summer night event!Sent on 08/19/2019
Katie · Married on 10/13/2018
Wonderful and unique setting!
We stumbled upon the Herreshoff Marine Museum after searching high and low for a venue that wouldn't feel like a typical wedding setting. Upon meeting their events manager, Elsie, we nearly signed the contract on the spot. Elsie was such a joy to work with during the six months that we planned our day. We didn't have a coordinator, so Elsie helped us with a lot more than she needed to and we couldn't have been more grateful to her for that. I trusted her immensely and followed her advice whenever she suggested something because she's overseen dozens of events here. The spaces at the Herreshoff are very flexible for whatever kind of day you're planning. We ended up having a colder day in October, so the morning of our wedding, we decided to move our ceremony inside to the Hall of Boats instead of getting married out on the dock. We then had our cocktail hour and reception inside the tent and we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. The Herreshoff asks that you work with one of their preferred catering vendors (which I honestly welcomed, since vetting vendors was sometimes the hardest part of planning), but really lets you work with whatever other vendors you'd like. I'm not the most creative person, so we really didn't do anything to the space and it turned out beautiful. With that being said, if you're looking for a blank canvas, the Herreshoff can absolutely be that as well! All in all, we're so happy that we found Elsie and the Herreshoff.Sent on 11/04/2018
Herreshoff Marine Museum's reply:Thank you so much!! We loved celebrating with you. Hope you're having a wonderful year and remember to stop by next time you're in town!
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