Our experience with Shepherd’s Run could not have been better. When we first went to look at the venue it was completely under construction but we decided to take a chance because we just had a feeling about the space, the people working there ...
and the vision behind it. We had planned and cancelled our wedding twice already (at other venues) due to covid so we were pretty burnt out on planning. Jackie made the entire planning experience a dream. She was so organized and on top of every tiny detail we really didn’t have to worry at all. She provided documents that were so helpful and thorough so we could plan and layout the ceremony procession, the decoration details, and keep the vendors organized. Jackie was always a phone call or a text away for any random question we had. She also contacted and organized all the vendors for me and even showed them around the property so they would know exactly what to expect on the day. Speaking of the day, Jackie was the contact person and organizer so I didn’t have to talk to anyone or make any decisions… it was amazing!!!
We stayed in the bridal suite from Thursday- Sunday and got ready in there with the bridesmaids on our wedding day. Susan, Ryan, Amy and Wayne (and more) made sure we had everything we needed the entire time. The room is huge and very comfortable. We didn’t think we would sleep well the night before our wedding because we were so excited but the bed was sooo cozy we had a fantastic sleep!! There are actually two rooms, two bathrooms, and essentially a little living room with a fridge- it was the perfect place to get ready. It also has a gorgeous tub and balcony to sit out on. Susan greeted us in the morning with freshly baked croissants from a local bakery, delicious coffee, juice, fruit, yogurt and freshly infused water. She also brought up Shepherd’s Run sparkly the morning of the wedding for all of us girls!!
The actually property feels like you have been transported to the south of France. Every room is decorated better than the last and there are so many comfortable places to sit and drink your coffee while looking at the gorgeous outdoor space. We got married in Beatrix Garden, which was stunning and absolutely perfect. There are outdoor and indoor spaces to use so we didn’t have to even think about the weather. The area where the cocktail hour was held was breathtaking. Our guests were able to spread out on couches, tables, Adirondack chairs, decks and a ledge with high top chairs. The beautiful decks held a bar, a raw bar and our musicians with tons of extra space for guests to mingle and relax. Everyone was commenting on how amazing it was. I had so many guests genuinely tell me it was the best wedding the had ever been to.
The tent (which is always there) was gorgeous and huge and decorated with romantic, whimsical twinkle lights. There was a huge area for the band and dancing and the tables each had plenty of space while still feeling intimate. I can’t say enough good about Shepherd’s Run and the people who run it.
The food was absolutely outstanding and we actually had our own personal server assigned to us who attended to anything we would need. Our guests commented on how delicious the food was more times than I could count. The servers were fast and the bartenders were fantastic!
Shepherd’s Run was better than we could have ever imagined it could be, and it is right in South Kingstown!