24 total reviews
So beautiful, so regal, great view, and professional staff... this place makes planning a wedding from a distance breeze. The staff is extremely responsive. They do have a lot more rules than a typical venue, but they are easy enough to follow, and they know what they are doing! They do a great job of marketing themselves, so I was pretty much sold before I took the tour. One thing to consider (which inevitably totally tipped the scale in their favor), was that this was the ONLY mansion I saw with A/C. A summer wedding in New England can go a lot of ways, and I just didn't want to take a chance that there wouldn't be a heat wave.
I Love this place! It is amazing inside and out and the staff was incredible!
My husband and I chose Aldrich in a search to have the most unique wedding. We both decided that we wanted old Frank Sinatra playing and a setting that would allow people to be inside as well as outside. As the staff greeted us at our event we were waited on by the wonderful hosts the entire evening. They made sure all things ran on time and everyone had an exceptional time.
The food was also top of the minds for many, they raved about how perfect Chef Al was and how tender the meats were at dinner.
In an effort to have a little breathing time, there is also a wonderful bridal sweet located upstairs, it was here where I was able to practice my dance one last time with my husband before we performed in front of friends and family.
This venue truly blew our expectations out of the water. If you want your day to be the most memorable event, I would definitely consider Aldrich.
We fell in love with the Mansion from the moment we walked in - the beautiful, historic mansion, the ocean views - it's truly special and makes for a memorable event.
Don't let the multiple rooms dissuade you. The night flowed seamlessly, guests enjoyed exploring different rooms, and the non-dancers could still have conversations in the library or dining room while guests hit the dance floor throughout the night.
We had 200 guests. The food was delicious, the bar well-staffed and the dessert room was a hit. The night was amazing and we wouldn't trade picking Aldrich as our venue.
The planning process, however, was tough at times (this coming from a low maintenance bride). The staff was a bit rude at several points in the planning process, and overall not very accommodating. Short, snippy emails; Chef called me a bridezilla when I asked about flexibility in the dessert room etc. They know what they're doing and know how to run a smooth wedding, but could use a customer service refresh for the planning period. The day-of hostesses were very attentive and friendly though and cooperated well with the wedding coordinator we hired for the week of the wedding.
Overall: multiple rooms was a hit; venue is beautiful; food was delicious; but be prepared for some attitude during the planning process.
Needless to say the location is just magical. The mansion as well as the grounds it's situated on are just perfect. Since then, I've had person after person tell me it was one of the most magical weddings they've ever attended.
In addition, the majority of the staff was amazing, expect for some major hiccups with one staff member. Chef Al is a sweetheart and extremely accommodating, he took the time to discuss our needs and arrange a menu to fit that. John, the Director, is one of the nicest people I've ever dealt with in any professional setting ever. However, Gloria one of the directors was not just rude, but also ignored and humiliated my mother and father, and other family members who were helping with the wedding. I always tried to be kind and courteous in my emails and calls, however when she dealt with my parents especially, who were helping with pickups and setup she was entirely out of line. The day after the wedding when my parents went for a pickup at **8am** (yes, the day after a long wedding just 6 hours before) my mother called and she balked that they should have already been there! Once my parents got there she opened the door then completely ignored them!!
It's an amazing place, but for that type of treatment and humiliation the received it really made the "best day of my life" pretty sour.
My husband and I were incredibly impressed and overjoyed with our wedding day at the Aldrich Mansion. I cannot keep track of the number of compliments I received from guests about the venue, food (especially dessert room!), and Aldrich Mansion staff. We cannot thank this venue enough for making our wedding day one we will forever remember, it was simply perfect! I highly recommend this venue for any bride looking for that vintage, romantic vibe.
My husband and I are so happy we chose the Aldrich Mansion for our reception site.
The staff at the Aldrich Mansion are wonderful to work with. They help to make your day as seamless and stress-free as possible. We personally felt, the cost for the value you receive was very reasonable!
The grounds are absolutely gorgeous, and provide the perfect opportunity to have the most beautiful photographs.
It is a day we will never forget, and would not have changed anything about it - thanks to the beautiful reception we had at the Aldrich!
Quickly after our engagement, my mother began searching for venues in southeast MA and RI for our 2012 wedding for us. My mom came across the Aldrich Mansion and from our first visit my fiancé and I were in love! Here is why we selected the Aldrich and were so glad we could have our wedding there: (1) The location was perfect: it was close to the airport, had a number of hotels that were priced well for our guests and also close to Providence for guests that wanted a city experience. (we had 90% out of town guests) (2) The grounds were beautiful for a summer wedding: close to the water, great lawn, and an amazing mansion. (3) The chapel was on site and we could bring in our own priest: The chapel is absolutely gorgeous! I loved the seating and the wow factor as our guests walked into the chapel. It was also tremendously convenient that both the chapel and mansion were on site! No traffic or potential for our out of towner guests from becoming lost! (4) We would be the only ones on the site for the entire day of our wedding! It was our own mansion for the day! (5) The mansion is gorgeous inside and out! Every aspect of the mansion is just perfect for a wedding. (6) My hubby loves history and the mansion brought a historical aspect that we couldn't find at other venues.
Prior to the wedding, the ladies at the Aldrich work with you to ensure all the details you want are captured and that they understand them to ensure they are executed on the day of. We also met with the chef prior to outline our menus and what our preferences would be for the food! They obviously have tons of wedding that they are planning but I always felt that mine was the only one on their list. They were never too busy to answer a question or reassure us.
The day of our wedding was just a perfect day. The staff at Aldrich is top notch and want you to feel like a king and queen on your big day. They not only make sure you are taken care of but they made sure our parents and guests' needs were taken care of throughout the night. They were caring, calming and wanted you to know they were there to support and take care of you without being overwhelming and intrusive. Oh! and I forgot to mention the dessert room!! It is an entire room of desserts for the night of. AMAZING. Our guests were shocked when the smell of the amazing desserts hit them as they walked in!
Our guests are still raving that our wedding was the best they have attended and that it was a fairy tale day. Looking back, I wouldn't change anything about our day. I highly recommend the Aldrich Mansion, their chef/catering and their staff. Absolutely amazing work. They truly enjoy what they do.
We had our wedding on 12/1/12 at the Aldrich Mansion and it was simply stunning. The Mansion is completely decked out for Christmas the entire month of December, so we got to take advantage of all the beautiful decorations without any additional cost (and their off-season pricing starts in November!). Paulette and Gloria were great to work with all year, they took care of everything. The dessert room is a MUST - all our guests are still gushing over it. We had our ceremony at the on-site chapel which was also beautiful. Everything went very smoothly, and having the Mansion for a full 6 hours (post-ceremony) was great - no one wanted the wedding to end. I am sure the venue is gorgeous in the warmer months, too, but I highly recommend the Aldrich Mansion for anyone who wants a wedding at Christmastime - you will not find a more beautiful (and well-run) venue for the price!
After deciding that the Newport mansions would be too much of an expense for our guests (Two night min stay at hotels for $500+ a night was way too much to ask) We began to search for a more reasonable option. What we discovered was better than any of the previous vendors.
The Aldrich Mansion has it all, a dessert room that does not disappoint, picturesque views of the bay and a Catholic chapel on site! (A little more paper work for a Catholic wedding, but you can choose your own priest)
The girls at the mansion do everything they can to make you feel like your wedding is the only wedding they have all year. Chef Al is your private chef for the evening; he is friendly and willing to work with any personal needs. The waitstaff was accommodating and professional.
We could not have imagined a more perfect day!
The Aldrich Mansion is a beautiful venue both inside and out. The staff is phenomenal and are true professionals. They made us feel so special and were taking care of things before we could even think them up. Check this venue out!
--The setting is absolutely beautiful--beautiful lawn wih view of the bay, the mansion itself has many great details.
--Food was delicious and prices were reasonable.
--Dessert room (have ~20 cakes and pies) was impressive!
--You buy your own alcohol, which saves alot of money
--Staff was great. They do a lot of weddings so it is very organized/stream lined.
--No outdoor ceremonies.
--Have to be Catholic to have a ceremony onsite.
--Has to be a first marriage.
--Guests are divided into two rooms with dancing in the separate room.
--Have to use their in house catering
The Aldrich Mansion is a fairytale wedding site! The food was phenominal and the service was amazing. The staff there caters to you from start to finish. I went to the food tasting there and di not want anything on the menu so I met with the chef and he custom made a seafood dish that was to die for! I could not be more impressed by the Aldrich. My only advice to brides is to take pictures before the wedding ceremony if you have your ceremony at the OLP Center. Because of the fact that the church is on site, your wedding goes from ceremony to reception quite quickly and you have little time for pictures in between. We had an hour before the ceremony pictures taken, and it still did not seem enough.
I think that our family and friends will be talking about this amazing event at this amazing venue for years to come! Both my husband and I fell in love with this venue within a minute of steping inside - the chapel, the grounds, the ceiling in the foyer are so impressive. seeing the mansion come alive with the wedding guests is so surreal and felt like a fairy-tale evening. the timeline of the night ran perfectly smooth and on-time. the waitstaff was phenomenal and cater to your every need. the chef did an amazing job accommodating our budget and the 6 hr reception time works out perfectly.
the best thing was after our ceremony in the chapel (it was 90 degrees outside) the guests were able to walk directly into the mansion where ice water and signature cocktails were handed out to them immediately. Being able to bring in your own alcohol is a huge cost savings and you have the ability to tailor your bar menu to what your guests like. Our wedding photos from around the grounds and inside the mansion came out amazing.
We feel so lucky to have had our wedding at the Aldrich. We wish we could go back for another event - so yes, I highly recommend this venue. But once you go for a tour you won't need much convincing, trust me.
Nothing beats Aldrich Mansion, you and your guests will be talking about this AMAZING place for a long time to come. The food is out of this world and the service is also fantastic.
We had our wedding at the Aldrich on 9/10/11, and it was amazing.
Venue location: Warwick was perfect for us. We toured several venues, and our final decision came down to the Aldrich vs. Oceancliff in Newport. For us, the Aldrich won out because there was no event minimum, and we liked that Warwick was away from the hustle and bustle of Newport. We also loved the mansion feel. We had a lot of out of town guests, and I didn't want them to be overwhelmed getting in and out of Newport. I also didn't want them to pay too much for accommodations. We had a room block at the Crowne Plaza Warwick, which was only 15 minutes away, for $119/night, with a hot breakfast buffet included. In addition, we booked a coach bus through Fisher Bus Company for our guests between the hotel and the mansion, and it worked out great.
Venue style: We were worried that the two dining rooms and lack of designated dance floor might be issues with how the night went, but I have to say, we think we prefer the two separate dining rooms and would recommend that it's not a con, but rather a pro for the venue. We sat our families in one dining room, and our friends in the other. It was perfect because the older folks got to sit and eat their dinner in a relatively quiet setting, while our friends could get as rowdy as they wanted in the other room. The venue did a great job of escorting us from eating our soup/salad in one room to dinner in the other room. I think that both rooms felt like we spent enough time with them. As for the dance floor, no one seemed to care that it was in the foyer of the mansion. People were dancing all night.
Food: The food was amazing. People keep telling me that the food was the best they've had at a wedding, and we have to agree. The lobster bisque was amazing-- Chef Al did not skimp on the lobster! The petite filets were perfectly cooked. Even the wedding cake was amazing, and I'm normally not a cake person. The only "complaint" I have is that we had the dessert room for $12.95/pp, and they ran out of bananas foster way too quickly.
Decor: The ladies at the mansion set up everything perfectly. We didn't add much to the mansion since we thought it was gorgeous on its own, but we did have some personalized touches that they set up exactly as we discussed. In addition, online pictures of the mansion do not do it justice. It is a gorgeous venue, both inside and out. If you luck out with weather, you'll get to do your introductions, toasts, and first dance outside on the patio, which we loved.
Service: The ladies who run the mansion are truly amazing. They promptly responded to all my emails during the planning process. If they couldn't reach me by email, then they would call. In addition, the service on the day of the wedding was second to none. As the bride and groom, we had hostesses getting us drinks, telling us where to go, what to do next etc. all night long. Our guests were in awe of how smoothly everything ran. Little did they know that our wonderful hostesses were orchestrating everything behind the scenes.
Other: I can't think of much else. The only real downside to the mansion is that it is expensive. You have to pay a flat fee ($8k as of 2011) to rent the property, which includes tables, chairs,and standard linens (which looked great to me!). The food bill, security detail, insurance and other expenses are in addition to the rental fee.
Bottom line: My husband and I loved the mansion, and we are so glad we chose it.
We got married at Aldrich the grounds and interior were gorgeous, the staff was friendly and treated us like royalty on our wedding day. The food was delicious and the chef is very good about giving the couple what they want eve when specially requesting. Only drawback was your wedding day goes by so fast so make sure you have an effort to soak it all in!
I loved the Aldrich Mansion the minute I saw it. Classic, elegant, beautiful. We got married in the chapel on the estate & had our reception in the mansion. The staff was extremely courteous, attentive and amazing. The food was outstanding! And if you or your husband to be really want to WOW your guests, there is an out of this world dessert room.
We both absolutely loved the Aldrich Mansion. It was perfect.
We couldn't be more pleased with our wedding at the Aldrich Mansion. The entire location is beautiful, with every backdrop imaginable for photos. We got married in the on-site chapel, which was so convenient for us and our guests. The food was great, everyone liked it. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed how we transformed thier traditional dessert room into a candy buffet, complete with wedding cupcakes and a cotton candy machine (operated by a separate vendor). Our assistants the day of, made every effort to see that the day went smoothly, everything was on time and we were able to enjoy every moment without any stresses. Overall it was a wonderful and rich experience which created a truly unique wedding that had so many members of out friends and family commenting for months that it was the BEST WEDDING they had ever been to! Couldnt be happier.
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Nearly 7,000 sf of air conditioned mansion with panoramic water view. One six hour event per day. Our private chef will customize menu serving up to 250 guests. The hosting party supplies all the alcohol for open bar. On-site Catholic chapel. No outside ceremonies. 70 acres available for photos.
- Price Range: $$$
- Amenities: Liability Insurance, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Site Fee, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2010