Weddings & Rentals
at the South County Museum
South County Museum provides a beautiful backdrop for a unique and
relaxed wedding day.
Just a five-minute walk from Narragansett Town Beach, and just two miles off US 1 in Narragansett, the museum sits on a eight-acre campus within the 174-acre Canonchet Farm Park. It is the perfect location for a private event, and close enough to area hotels, restaurants, beaches and more.
Weddings are hosted at the Museum from May through October.
South County Museum is Rhode Island’s coastal legacy and has been celebrated since 1933. Our beautiful eight-acre campus is located on a 174-acre town park that was once the 19th-century estate of Rhode Island’s Civil War-era governor and postwar senator, William Sprague.
The ivy-covered Stables were built in 1905 for Gov. William Sprague’s Canonchet Mansion. The structure was later used as a riding school, but, save for the ground-floor stonework, burned down in 1965. It now serves as a unique setting for weddings and other events.
South County Museum's rental fee is $3,500 and includes:
5 hour rental up to 10:00pm
Access to the museum grounds beginning at 10am
for set up. Private access to the museum grounds beginning at 4pm and ending at 10pm, with an extra hour for clean up until 11pm
Ceremony Site Professional Wedding Coordination through our Partners.
We allow DJs and bands within the town required decibel levels. All music must end 10 minutes prior to the end of the event. No later than 9:50 pm
The rental fee does not include tents, catering, rental services, entertainment, valet parking, and other services, which are the responsibility of the Lessee. The South County Museum requires licensed beverage and food service for all private events. Our exclusive partners at Emery's Catering are happy to work with you to contract additional vendors and services. Please inquire about additional planning needs and services.
To secure the date, a 50% deposit is required when the rental contract is signed. The balance of the fee and a $500.00 refundable damage deposit are due 60 days prior to the event. If no damage has occurred, the damage deposit will be refunded after the event. If the event is cancelled more than 60 days prior to the event, your deposit will be refunded except for a $350.00 processing fee. If the event is cancelled within 60 days of the event, your final deposit, along with the damage deposit will be refunded. The initial deposit will be retained.
Access to the event location for tent installation and vendor set-up is allowed one day prior to the event date, based upon availability. Set-up may start at 10 am the day of the event. An hour is allowed for breakdown and clean-up after the event. All trash must be removed from the site.