The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Sitting atop a delicate hill surrounded by flowing ponds and gardens, The Haversham House in Westerly, Rhode Island, welcomes wedding celebrations of up to 170 guests. With both inside and outside ceremony options, couples can explore the grounds to customize their ideal weddings, choosing from a formal, classic event or a casual evening of comfortable celebration. Couples enjoy exclusive use of the grounds on the day of their nuptials, another reminder of the personalized attention The Haversham House provides to each special day.
Choose from several indoor ceremony and reception spaces, including the glass-enclosed ceremony space, filled with rich mahogany accents, glowing chandeliers and warm fireplaces for the winter months. Guests will then transition to the spacious lounge, where LCD TVs can be arranged to play a couple's slideshow, before moving to the dining room for an extravagant or intimate affair. Throughout dinner, bright windows look out onto the park-like grounds and lush gardens. If couples wish to wed outdoors, the koi ponds, hilltop gazebo and classic stone patio provide endless photo opportunities and moments for secluded romance.
What You Should Know
The Haversham House provides a professional event coordinator to guide the couples with every need throughout their events. Several packages are available, including a luncheon, cocktail party and full reception menu. Their Signature Reception package includes a plated or buffet-style dinner, champagne toast, coffee and tea service and choice of linens. Dinnerware and flatware are also provided. Couples may select two hors d'oeuvres, one salad selection with warm dinner rolls and two entrées and side dishes. Delicious entrée choices include Tuscan chicken in a sun-dried tomato, fresh basil & Portobello sherry cream sauce and pan-seared Arctic char with strawberry balsamic reduction.
For couples looking to fully customize their evenings and budgets, the dinner and cocktail menu should be considered. An extensive luncheon menu includes several options for a daytime wedding or the morning brunch the day after the reception. Choices range from brunch buffets with both sweet and savory options to two-course plated luncheon selections.
Events can range in time throughout the day, including early in the morning, but all events must end by 1 a.m.
A few of the extra perks available with hosting a wedding event at The Haversham House include:
- Conveniently located just off Route 1 for easy guest access
- Eight hours included in rental fee
- Day-of on-site manager
- Ample parking
- Groom and bridal dressing room
From the Vendor
Memories of a Lifetime Begin At The Haversham
The Haversham House boasts rustic coucharm with it’s park like grounds and warm, inviting country atmosphere. Accommodating up to 170 guests, our venue is the ideal location for a New England wedding. Our outdoor stone patio and beautiful hilltop gazebo make the perfect setting for your ceremony, and beautiful wedding photographs. The interior is enhanced by incredible floor-to-ceiling Tudor style mahogany panels, complimented with twin field-stone fireplaces. We bring the outside in, with an expanse of windows that overlooks the serene waterfall, koi pond, extensive patio garden and gazebo. Whether your wedding is formal or casual, small and intimate or a grand formal affair, our Event Coordinators will help you create your dream wedding!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Garden, Restaurant
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
Jack and his staff were great at our wedding, I couldnt have ask for a better group of people to work with us for our big day. Everyone loved the food, the venue and the service they got. Also I didn't have a wedding planner and Jack made the whole process really easy for me. I will definitely use them in the future.
Amazing!Reviewed on 6/18/2014 Danielle R
The Haversham House does everything for you! They have tables and chairs and linens available in all color combinations. Food is delicious and wonderfully priced. Ceremony site available on premise also, inside or out in the garden if the weather is nice. (We had ours out there, it was beautiful!)
I cannot say enough great things about this place! Jack and staff were amazing! My guests raved about the food and bar selections. Jack was in constant contact and really made sure that our day was perfect. The team will work with you and offer great suggestions for every detail. Side note: get the stuffed mushrooms, you will not be disappointed!
We knew from the moment we saw the place that Haversham House was where we wanted to get married. It is formal enough for a wedding, but not stuffy or uncomfortably fancy. The facility is just gorgeous, and the giant windows, three fireplaces, warm wood paneling and exposed beams just give it such a cozy, intimate feeling. Catering manager Jack met with us several times leading up the wedding date, so that we could be sure we had discussed and finalized every detail. He gave great suggestions since he knows the space so well, but was also flexible and accommodating with our specific requests. Jack, Dina and the rest of the staff did a wonderful job helping the entire day run smoothly, and we started there with our ceremony, so they had a LOT to do! Everyone was responsive and dependable, and I have no complaints about choosing them for such an important event. The room looked beautiful, the food was delicious, and everyone had a wonderful time. So many people told us it was the best wedding they had ever attended! Thanks again to Haversham House for giving us the wedding of our dreams! We highly recommend them for any of your event needs, but especially for your wedding day!