Weddings

Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor

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About

Bristol Harbor Inn is a premier hotel located in Bristol, Rhode Island. Nestled along the tranquil banks of the water, the contemporary hotel blends coastal charm with modern boutique elegance. With an array of indoor and outdoor event spaces, couples can make the most of the hotel’s naturalistic setting as well as the variety of modern-day amenities needed for the perfect celebration and fantastic stay.

Facilities and Capacity

The hotel offers many areas that are great for the most luxurious and glamorous wedding reception as well as more smaller intimate ceremonies. For couples seeking to make the most of the hotel’s brilliant location, couples can convert the outdoor waterfront decking space into their fairytale event. The decking area includes a truly gorgeous and stylish marquee-style tent as well as breathtaking sights of the harbor, chandeliers, and draped inner lining for a touch of elegance. This space can be configured in a variety of ways and be used for both ceremonies and receptions. The decking area can accommodate up to 140 guests. For indoor celebrations, the historic hotel includes exposed wooden beams, high ceilings, and unique stone walls, creating a traditional and vintage atmosphere. Other facilities include accommodations, an on-site spa, and more. For further information regarding event spaces, couples can contact the hotel’s event staff directly through their official website or email.

Accommodations

All of the rooms at the Bristol Harbor Hotel have been renovated to reflect the coastal beauty and historic elegance of the local area. Every room includes nautically-inspired decor, accented blue and earth tones, custom-designed furnishings, and more. Couples can upgrade their stay with a marble fireplace or full-sized kitchen. Some of the 40 boutique rooms also include amazing views of Bristol Harbor and Narragansett Bay.

Services Offered

Bristol Harbor Inn provides couples with a variety of event services and rental items to make their planning process run as smoothly and as stress-free as possible. The hotel’s starting event price includes setup, cleanup, chairs, tables, fine china, flatware, glassware, and on-site parking. All couples are given the lead role in organizing their special event and can work with outside vendors to ensure every aspect of their day is covered, leaving no small detail overlooked. Additional event services and rental items offered include:

  • Catering services
  • Bar services
  • Wifi
  • Dressing rooms
  • Liability insurance
  • Tents
  • Valet parking
  • Wheelchair accessibility

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$2750.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$650.00

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?

$2750.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$650.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$24.00

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Hotel
Inn/B&B
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
Rated
4.7
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Recommended by 94% of couples
  • Quality of service
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Rating 4.3 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4.8 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.3 out of 5

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    Adrienne D. Married on 06/05/2021
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    Amazing, amazing venue!

    We got married at the Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor and it was absolutely gorgeous! A beautiful tent on the water overlooking Bristol harbor and it is a prime location for the sunset! The tent and lighting is so beautiful you barely need to add any additional decor. It had protected sides in case of wind or rain so no matter the weather, you’re covered. We had a 10 piece band and 140 guests and there was plenty of room for tables, cocktail hour and dancing! They partner with the restaurant next door (DeWolf Tavern) for catering and the food is delicious! Additionally, we had to reschedule our wedding due to Covid and Rachelle was beyond helpful, responsive, transparent, and flexible in working with us on the ever changing guidelines. If you’re looking for a beautiful, waterfront location I highly recommend Waterfront Pavilion!
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    Erin Married on 11/12/2011
    Rating 4.6 out of 5
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    Wonderful location, professional staff, delicious entrees and appetizers, perfection!
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    Jason Married on 09/08/2012
    Rating 4.5 out of 5
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    Beautiful venue for a relatively reasonable price. Max of 120 in the Bristol Harbor Room (indoors) and 140 on the Waterfront Deck (big tent right on the water; it's where we did the ceremony/cocktail hour).

    The new events manager, Andrew Drachman, is great. He was a big help on our wedding day, and with everything we needed leading up to it!

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259 Thames Street Bristol, RI, 02809
401-279-0646
866-254-1444
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Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor?

Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Inn/B&B
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor for wedding events?

Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor offer?

Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor offer for wedding events?

Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor have available for wedding events?

Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Waterfront Pavilion at Bristol Harbor is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in professionalism, 4.8 in value, 4.3 in average response time and 4.3 in flexibility.

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