Historic Venue - Beautiful Details

  • Posted on: 19 February 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

The event will be held at the Governor Henry Lippitt House. 

gov lippit houseThe New York Times states that "The Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum is the only intact authentic example of original 19th-century high style Victorian decoration in Providence." David Wrenn, Lippitt House Administrator, told us that the home was originally built with the intention that it would be used for quite a good deal of entertaining.  As such, it has retained that legacy in that many events continue to be held here.  It is the perfect space for coming together for special times.

lippit gridBuilt at 199 Hope Street in Providence for textile merchant Henry Lippitt, his wife, and their six children, the house was completed in 1865 and occupied by several generations of the Lippitt family for 114 years. Lavishly decorated with colorful stained glass windows, ornate carved woodwork, and marble statues, the Lippit House is widely known for its many faux finishes. The spaces include a collection of fine art and antiques, elaborate fireplaces, inlaid floors, and Victorian high-style ambiance.

The Lippitt House’s beautiful spaces create an exceptionally nice venue for a variety of social events such as bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and receptions.  They also offer their facility for retirement parties, anniversary celebrations, and other community events.

From spring through autumn, events may be held in the garden space which includes a beautiful fountain.  Tents are often erected for the comfort of guests.

fountain

As always, B&M Catering Company is ready willing and able to help you create an event that is just perfect for you and your guests.  Our friendly, helpful staff and outstanding food are always well-received.

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(photos used with permission from Preserve RI)