The 10 Best Bridal Shower Venues in Rhode Island

These RI bridal shower venues are sure to please any soonlywed.
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
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Lauren Dana Ellman
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
Lauren Dana Ellman
The Knot Contributor
  • Lauren is a contributor for The Knot covering topics such as music, cakes, venues and speeches.
  • She has been published in a wide array of lifetsyle-oriented publications including SELF and Allure.
  • Lauren is a proud graduate of Syracuse University's SI Newhouse School of Public Communication.
Updated Feb 08, 2023

If you're a Rhode Island resident, native or visitor in search of a memorable wedding shower venue for a fun-filled soiree, we've got you covered with all of our top picks for the best bridal shower venues in Rhode Island.

Before narrowing down on a specific space, it's important to consider the time of year your party will take place. For example, winters here can be cold and snowy (it's New England, after all!): So, if you're hosting a bridal shower during these months, you'll want to book an indoor venue. On the other hand, summers are perfect for al fresco celebrations. If you're hosting the bridal shower in the spring or fall, you may choose to book somewhere outdoors—but consider somewhere covered to shield against rain, wind or snow, as well as heaters to keep guests warm.

Additionally, Rhode Island is best known for its stunning seaside surroundings—hence its nickname, The Ocean State—so it makes sense that some of the best bridal shower venues here offer pristine water views. Have we caught your attention yet? Keep scrolling for the absolute best bridal shower venues in Rhode Island, and be sure to check out The Knot Marketplace for even more inspiration.

Sardella's Restaurant in Newport, Rhode Island

Sardella's Restaurant is one of the best bridal shower venues in Newport, RI—and it's easy to see why. The eatery, which serves authentic Italian cuisine, is renowned for its cozy, inviting atmosphere, making it the perfect place for a wedding shower. The venue features five distinctly designed private dining rooms (each of which is named after famous Italian locales) that can hold anywhere from 20 to 65 guests. The gorgeous stone-walled Amalfi Room is a favorite, as is Tuscan Room, which is outfitted with a beautiful roaring fireplace.

Flatbread Company in Providence, Rhode Island

Looking for the perfect bridal shower venue in Providence? Consider Flatbread Company. Known for its friendly, hospitable service and delicious wood-fired pizza, this distinct venue serves as the ideal setting for your wedding shower. Not only does Flatbread Company boast a warm, welcoming ambiance, but it's also roomy enough to hold up to 80 people. As a bonus, the seating layout is completely customizable based on your preferences.

Trattoria Zooma in Providence, Rhode Island

Trattoria Zooma in Providence comfortably holds up to 75 people. This upscale Italian eatery exudes romance with its cozy, intimate atmosphere and beautiful interiors (think: colorful seating, fireplaces, exposed brick and funky chandeliers). Choose from a wide range of menu offerings paired with your choice of award-winning vino and/or specialty cocktails. Alternatively, consider hosting a more unique, hands-on experience, such as a pizza- and pasta-making class and dinner—your guests will love it.

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Waterman Grille in Providence, Rhode Island

Ideally situated along the banks of the Seekonk River, Waterman Grille is amongst the best bridal shower venues in Providence. The waterfront eatery offers four distinct private event spaces that can accommodate anywhere from 20 to 100 guests. The open-air patio (40 seated, 50 standing) is famous for its picturesque views. Meanwhile, the Riverview Room offers floor-to-ceiling windows, stunning brick floors and an adjacent bar and lounge area that's perfect for mingling. There's also the elegant second-floor loft space, which can accommodate up to 32 people and is outfitted with a rich color palette, wood accents and a crackling fireplace. Lastly, the lower-level Board Room is perfect for smaller events.

Jo's American Bistro in Newport, Rhode Island

Jo's American Bistro is one of the best bridal shower venues in Newport, RI. The centrally located restaurant—a favorite of locals and travelers alike—also makes an excellent choice for folks with dietary restrictions. (Guests can choose from an abundance of gluten-free menu options.) Plus, the interiors are equally as impressive with warm lighting to set the scene, as well as lovely mahogany and wooden detailing.

Tickets Restaurant & Patio in Middletown, Rhode Island

Tickets Restaurant & Patio in Middletown, RI (an easy drive from nearby Newport) features panoramic views of Easton's Beach—not to mention incredible food and drink offerings and a distinctly laid-back vibe. The contemporary space, which can fit up to 200 of your nearest and dearest, makes the perfect backdrop for your bridal shower. Additionally, every team member here, from the event coordinator to the bartender, is on hand to assist with whatever you may need.

Boat House in Tiverton, Rhode Island

Located in Tiverton, Rhode Island, the Boat House is known for its fantastic waterfront vistas and regionally inspired cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients. The charming venue can hold anywhere from 30 to 80 people. Shower planners can take their pick of two distinct event spaces: The three-season South Patio (yes, it's heated!) is a personal favorite. If you're hosting a wedding shower in the cooler winter months, consider renting out the Dining Room.

Roberto's Italian Restaurant in Bristol, Rhode Island

Roberto's Italian Restaurant in Bristol, RI hosts bridal showers for up to 75 of your closest friends and family. The quaint cafe offers a romantic private wine cellar banquet room, which is equipped with warm wooden accents and striking light fixtures. Even more impressive? The mouthwatering Italian fare includes everything from calamari (which just so happens to be Rhode Island's official state appetizer!), to chicken parm, plus decadent pasta dishes.

The Conservatory at The Vanderbilt in Newport, Rhode Island

The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection, is a Gilded Age-mansion-turned luxury hotel in Newport. The property is home to a handful of drinking and dining venues, including The Conservatory. The natural light-filled space, which can hold up to 45 people, is decorated with lots of lush greenery that helps bring the outdoors in. The exposed white brick, striped ceilings and expansive windows only add to the whimsical yet stylish aesthetic.

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston, Rhode Island

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet is one of our favorite bridal shower venues in Cranston. The site itself dates back over a century and it's hosted A-listers like Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, and The Beach Boys, to name a few during its storied history. The lounge area is perfect for small gatherings; the high ceilings and sparkling chandeliers further enhance the elegant ambiance. Best of all, Rhodes on the Pawtuxet offers a handful of budget-friendly packages, including open bar offerings.

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