The 25+ Best Wedding Venues in Rhode Island

Rhode Island wedding venue Harbor Lights.

Excellent Rhode Island Wedding Venues

Despite being so small (much like Connecticut), Lil Rhody has no shortage of awesome wedding venues. This guide will help you narrow things down and find your perfect Rhode Island wedding venue.

If you have any questions or have any suggestions feel free to reach out to me. Furthermore, be sure to head over to my wedding planning resources for more helpful info when you’re done here.

Newport Wedding Venues

Photo on a dock outside of the Newport Marriott.
Photo by me for James Anthony Photography.

1. Newport Marriott

Perhaps the most convenient Newport wedding venue, the Marriott is downtown on the outskirts as you drive into town via the Claiborne Pell Bridge. The hotel is very tasteful in accommodating indoor weddings, but a quick walk outside puts you right at Bowen’s Wharf.

And you and your guests (up to 350–400 of them) will really appreciate not having to leave the venue when the party ends. To me, it’s really one of the best Rhode Island wedding venues.

2. Rosecliff Mansion

Perhaps surprisingly, Rosecliff is the only true Newport mansion wedding venue, accommodating everything from small to large celebrations. (Some of the other mansions do host smaller events, like rehearsal dinners.)

3. Belle Mer

Located on Newport’s Goat Island, Belle Mer is a super versatile waterfront Newport wedding venue that can be configured in multiple ways to suit your preferences. On top of being absolutely beautiful, this venue also has convenient parking on site.

4. Regatta Place

On the end of Goat Island is another Rhode Island wedding venue on the water, Newport’s Regatta Place. Accordingly, the true experience here is a fully-outdoor wedding day on the dock in Goat Island Marina.

5. OceanCliff Hotel

If having a 10-acre Newport estate to yourselves and your guests on your wedding day sounds appealing, look no further than OceanCliff. Located at the southwest tip of town, this Newport wedding venue has showy, small castle vibes and plenty of privacy.

Jamestown and Narragansett Wedding Venues

Waterfront Rhode Island wedding venue The Towers in Narragansett.

1. The Towers (Narragansett, RI)

Perhaps Narragansett’s most iconic building, The Towers is also one of Rhode Island’s best wedding venues. This is primarily an indoor venue, with room for up to 150. It is, however, also a Rhode Island wedding venue on the water with awesome ocean views. The Towers’ uniqueness and awesome water view location definitely make it another one of the best Best Rhode Island wedding venues.

2. Kinney Bungalow (Narragansett, RI)

Specifically located on historic Sunset Farm (which weddings generally don’t have access to), Kinney Bungalow in Narragansett offers both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. Though it’s somewhat inland, this venue isn’t too far from Ocean Rd. and its water views. By all means, keep this one in mind if you’re looking for somewhat of a rustic wedding venue in Rhode Island.

3. Dragonline Studios (Jamestown, RI)

An eclectic venue located in a beautiful spot overlooking Narragansett Bay, Dragonline Studios is another great Rhode Island wedding venue on the water. Accordingly, this property has an interesting history, too.

4. Conanicut Yacht Club (Jamestown, RI)

Conanicut Yacht Club is a stunner with water views and a country club feel. There are several areas available for weddings, or you can apparently book the entire house.

5. Wetherledge (Jamestown, RI)

Wetherledge is another historic property in Jamestown with a small mansion aesthetic. While you’re here, you might want to consider taking advantage of the vintage Jaguar coupe that’s kept at the property.

Providence Wedding Venues

Providence, Rhode Island wedding venue NYLO.

1. NYLO Providence Warwick Hotel (Warwick, RI)

Located just outside of the city, NYLO Providence Warwick is beautifully renovated with a sleek industrial look. You and your guests would enjoy a private patio area right along the Pawtuxet River. NYLO is definitely an underrated Providence wedding venue.

2. Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

Perfect for at-heart botanists and located in the city, right near the zoo with the same name, is the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. Interestingly, you could even classify this as a Rhode Island wedding venue on the water. The Botanical Center is surrounded by three small lakes.

3. Omni Providence

Centrally located downtown, the Omni is the perfect wedding venue in Providence for city lovers.

4. Aldrich House

Aldrich House is a National Historic Landmark is part of The Rhode Island Historical Society. So if you’re looking for a different kind of Providence wedding venue, this may be it.

5. Graduate Providence / Providence Biltmore

Known for their unique hotel interiors (there’s one in New Haven, CT), Graduate Hotels took over the Biltmore and renamed it Graduate Providence. It’s a downtown mainstay and beautiful venue for city lovers.

Rhode Island Country Club Wedding Venues

A bride and groom enjoy their first dance at Rhode Island wedding venue Quidnessett Country Club wedding..
Photo by me for James Anthony Photography.

1. Quidnessett Country Club (North Kingstown, RI)

Quidnessett is the quintessential (that’s a mouthful) golf course wedding venue, complete with water views and a top-notch ballroom. This venue is among the best Rhode Island wedding venues for sure, including one of the best cocktail hour gardens I’ve ever seen.

2. Rhode Island Country Club (Barrington, RI)

A beautiful, well-manicured golf course and country club, RICC also overlooks Narragansett Bay. 

3. Harbor Lights (Warwick, RI)

Also a golf course and country club, Harbor Lights is perhaps most well known as a Rhode Island wedding venue on the water. Above all, outdoor ceremonies and receptions take advantage of spectacular sunsets over Greenwich Bay. 

4. Warwick Country Club (Warwick, RI)

Warwick Country Club is a traditional golf and ballroom aesthetics couples with great water views of Narragansett Bay. 

5. Wannamoisett Country Club (Rumford, RI)

Yet another country club option for those who love rolling green hills, Wannamoisett touts itself as a “secluded…hidden gem” for your wedding day.

More Rhode Island Wedding Venue Categories

The front façade of Newport wedding venue Belle Mer.

Brewery and Winery Venues

For wine and beer lovers, there are several Rhode Island wedding venues catering to these themes:

  1. Newport Vineyards (Middletown, RI)
  2. Shepherd’s Run (South Kingstown, RI)
  3. Greenvale Vineyards (Portsmouth, RI)
  4. The Guild (Pawtucket, RI)
  5. Mulberry Vineyards (Chepachet, RI)

Rustic Rhode Island Wedding Venues

Sometimes, you just want simplicity and a laid-back vibe. Here are some rustic venues in Rhode Island:

  1. Mt. Hope Farm (Bristol, RI)
  2. Kinney Bungalow (Narragansett, RI)
  3. Sweet Berry Farm (Middletown, RI)