Redwood Library & Athenaeum

50 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Redwood Library & Athenaeum

Redwood Library & Athenaeum is a historic wedding venue located in Newport, Rhode Island, about 15 minutes from Newport State Airport. This museum is perfect for couples who prefer to celebrate their special day in the city amongst history and a beautiful garden that will transport them back in time. The unique, luxurious space is perfect for awing guests with intimate indoor and outdoor settings of classical architecture. Couples who are searching for a memorable space to hold their weddings will find that the Redwood Library & Athenaeum is a wonderful option. The museum is roughly 15 minutes from the Newport State Airport.

Facilities and Capacity

The historic library and beautilful garden can accommodate up to 350 guests for ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. Wedding events may be held inside the museum’s walls, with historical ornamentation and walls lined with antique books and historical portraits, or outdoors where the beautiful, lush garden serves as a stunning backdrop. Whichever space couples choose, they will enjoy the venue’s sophisticated atmosphere that allows for intimacy and privacy.

Services Offered

Redwood Library & Athenaeum’s professional, cordial staff will help you with any questions or concerns. This venue offers couples an event planner to assist them with organizing wedding events, as well as a list of preferred vendors to choose from to make their search easy. Redwood Library & Athenaeum also offers the following services:

  • Bridal suite
  • Liability insurance
  • Pet friendly
  • Wireless internet
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

History

Redwood Library & Athenaeum was built in 1747 by Abraham Redwood and 45 other colonists. It was initially named the Company of the Redwood Library and was created to make written knowledge available to the greater Newport community. During the Revolutionary War, the library was used by the occupying army and many books went missing. Today, about 92% of those missing books have been returned or replaced. The Redwood Library & Athenaeum was designated as a National Historical Landmark in 1966.

Shelves in the library
Shelves in the library
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Pathway
Statue in the library
Statue in the library
Library
Library
Bride and groom walking along the path
Bride and groom walking along the path
Table setting and floral decor with a bust
Table setting and floral decor with a bust
Reception entrance
Reception entrance
Long table setup
Long table setup
Head table
Head table
Intimate ceremony setup
Intimate ceremony setup
Bride and groom
Bride and groom
Newlywed couple
Newlywed couple
Grand piano in the event space
Grand piano in the event space
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Empty hall
Shelves in the library
Shelves in the library
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Pathway

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Redwood Library & Athenaeum FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 6,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 6,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Parking
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 350
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 5
  • Describe your venue: Garden, Historic Building, Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Pet Friendly, Preferred Vendors Only, Wifi
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March

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  • 50 Bellevue Ave Newport, Rhode Island, 02840 See on map
    401-293-2399 (Phone number)

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