Weddings & Rentals

at the South County Museum

It’s a special day and you’ve been searching for a unique location. A wedding on the South County Museum grounds will be one where guests can enjoy a relaxing and beautiful backdrop to the day.

The Museum is on a seven-acre campus located on the 174-acre Canonchet Farm Park, two miles off US 1 in Narragansett. It’s just a five-minute walk from Narragansett Town Beach.

Weddings are hosted at the Museum from May through October.

South County Museum is Rhode Island’s coastal legacy 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.

Whether you are planning a memorable wedding, ceremony or rehearsal dinner, elegant private party or corporate function, The South County Museum is the perfect backdrop for your event.


The rental fee which can hold between 50 – 200 guests is $3,500.00


The fee includes:

  • 5 hour rental up to 10:00pm

  •  Ceremony Site 

  • Restrooms 

  • Bridal Room 

  • Self-parking 

  • Power

  • We allow DJ’s and bands within the town required decibel levels.  All music must end 10 minutes prior to the end of the event.

  • 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. 


  • 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 10am 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.


Interested in having your wedding at the museum?

Please contact our wedding coordinator:

 for more information.