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Venues in Bristol, RI,
(401) 253-5000

About Us

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • 5-hour reception period
  • 3-hour setup and breakdown
  • Exclusive use of tent space
  • Basic lighting
  • Bride’s changing room
  • Deluxe restroom trailer
  • Electric power
  • Use of tables and chairs
  • Conference room
  • Suggested caterers
  • Extensive floating docks suitable for arrivals by yacht
  • Multiple overnight accommodations
  • Security personnel
  • Full-time staff on site
  • Boats, cannon, and flags by request


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  • Herreshoff is such a unique and versatile venue for a wedding. The tent was large enough for our 200 guest wedding, the pier was a beautiful backdrop for our ceremony, and the hall of boats was the unique twist for cocktail hour that our guests loved. The event manager, Elsie is a dream to work with. She is so responsive, not bothered by my million questions and is a great resource for local vendors. All Herreshoff staff were pleasant and accommodating on our wedding day, helping everything go perfectly.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Event Planning, Parking, Tables

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Historic Building, Museum, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms

    What event items are available?

    Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories

    What food and beverage items are available?


    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    June, July, August, September

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    May, October

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