Wedding Venue Feature: The Towers Narragansett

Vibe and FeaturesHistoric and unique architecture, waterside views, ballroom
Guest Capacity160
Location35 Ocean Rd.
Narragansett, RI 02882
Similar VenuesRoger Williams Park Botanical Center, Saint Clements Castle, The Lace Factory, OceanCliff, Castle Hill Inn, Graduate Providence / The Biltmore

The Towers wedding venue is “a Narragansett icon” located in the heart of this town, right along the water. Rhode Island lovers looking for the perfect venue have to give this prized location a look. Here’s some info to help you consider The Towers wedding of your dreams.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Towers Narragansett

The Town of Narragansett owns The Towers; it’s technically municipal property. A nonprofit organization, Friends of the Historic Narragansett Towers, helps maintain the building.

As an event and wedding venue, The Towers is mostly a DIY facility. You’ll want to factor all vendors into your wedding plan.

No, The Towers doesn’t have its own parking lot. Free, public parking along the famous Ocean Road is possible.

(This post contains images taken by me while working with my friend Katie Lovaas Photography.)

History of The Towers Rhode Island

A couple enjoys their first kiss during their wedding at The Towers Rhode Island.

Back in the 1880s, the Narragansett Pier Casino was built on Ocean Road in Narragansett RI. A significant fire occurred in 1900, all but wiping the casino out. The Towers, however, remain as perhaps Narragansett’s most famous landmark.

A bride and groom embrace in front of the water surrounded by rocks during their Towers Narragansett wedding.

These days, The Towers is a wedding venue and host facility to other special occasions. It’s a municipal building owned by the Town of Narragansett that’s capable of hosting sit down events with a view, in a waterside, wonderful location.

Venue Vibe and Features

The Great Hall of The Towers is ready for a wedding reception in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Simply put, your wedding day at The Towers will beautiful and memorable. Here are some of the reasons why:

Historic Architecture

As you can see in the photos, The Narragansett Towers consists of Victorian architecture. The iconic aspect are the two vertical, conical structures connected by an archway. Ocean Road runs underneath; the building straddles the road.

Great Hall and Inside

This historic venue keeps things simple: it consists of a single room. The Towers’ Great Hall is up on the third floor. It’s a long rectangle, measuring about 20 feet wide and 130 long. Multiple seating arrangements are possible for your wedding at The Towers, fitting up to 160. A more comfortable maximum is 120.

A wedding cake sits with twinkle lights before a wedding at The Towers Rhode Island.
The bride and groom visit their ceremony venue at The Towers Narragansett before their wedding.

Oh yeah: the twinkle lights. These dangle from the ceiling in the center portion of the venue, somewhat reminiscent of The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in CT.

The ends of the Great Hall are wider; the water end is used as the ceremony venue and dance floor while the opposite side (where the elevator and main stairs are) is used for cocktail hour and your bar. Hardwood floors run throughout.

Judge Frank Caprio walks down the aisle after serving as a wedding officiant at The Towers.
Yes, it’s Judge Caprio of Caught in Providence.

A prep kitchen and small getting ready area are on the second floor (the latter is not a full suite though). The first floor has a small welcome area. There’s an older elevator to transport guests up to the Great Hall; those comfortable walking may opt for the stairs.

Outside The Towers Narragansett

A couple smiles and embraces during golden hour during their wedding at The Towers in Narragansett.

One of the main draws of a wedding at The Towers are the sweeping views outside. The Ocean Road area of Narragansett is literally right on the water, overlooking the Atlantic. Compared to other Rhode Island wedding venues, The Towers is much more laid back than some of the ones in Newport.

When working things out with your wedding planner and interviewing wedding photographers, be sure to budget ample time for portraits. Some nearby areas to visit for pictures include:

Right outside the venue, Towers weddings benefit from an adjacent brick laid patio and grassy area are on site. Across the street (by the water) is a shore area that’s beautiful for portraits.

Hotels Near The Towers Narragansett

A groom and his groomsmen walk together and laugh before his Towers wedding in Narragansett.

Overnight accommodations are conveniently local to your wedding at The Towers. Options include Aqua Blue Hotel, The Atlantic House Hotel, and Fairfield Inn & Suites South Kingston. Consider Airbnb and Vrbo rentals for your event in this beach town, too.

For reference, Narragansett is about 35 minutes from Rhode Island’s capital city, Providence.

Wedding Costs for The Towers

The Towers is a very affordable wedding venue. Wedding costs for The Towers start at about $4000 on Saturdays for non-residents (it’s cheaper if you’re local). The base fee any other day of the week is only as high as sub-$3000. If you’re up for an off-season, winter wedding, The Towers deeply discounts its fee for December through March events.

The Towers Wedding Photos

Here are some photos from a wedding at The Towers Rhode Island.

Learn More

Here’s how to inquire about your own wedding at The Towers Narragansett:

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