South County Museum in Narragansett, RI is not your ordinary outdoor wedding venue. The ivy-covered stable ruins are right out of a fairy tale wedding.

Our job never, ever, gets boring. Every time we leave for a job, we are heading somewhere different and interesting. Recently, we had the great pleasure of catering a wedding on the grounds of the South County Museum in Narragansett, RI. This place was definitely not your ordinary function hall. 

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Beautiful location

We arrived at the wedding venue at around 1pm to begin setting up the smoker and the serving areas. We were amazed at the beautiful outdoor location for the ceremony, held in the ivy-covered stable ruins.  There was a gorgeous altar, bedecked with greenery and flowers to frame the couple. It started to rain a bit just as the ceremony began at 4pm, but it didn’t seem to dampen anybody’s mood.

Cocktail hour

Directly after the ceremony, the cocktail hour was held outdoors on the lawn.

The guests enjoyed appetizers of clam chowder shooter, spanakopita and prosciutto wrapped melon. There was a variety of cheese and cracker platters around, as well.

Spanakopita and Prosciutto Melon Appetizers

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Dinner was served at around 6 pm directly following the champagne toast. The buffet entrees included cedar grilled salmon, BBQ chicken, and pulled pork. We set aside a number of grilled portabello mushroom vegetable dinners for those who preferred a vegetarian meal. We also made sure that the folks who needed gluten-free options were directed to those foods.  The sides on the buffet included cowboy baked beans, baked macaroni and cheese, our famous cornbread and a colorful cherry bomb salad. 

Outdoor Wedding Buffet Service

A touch of history

A bit about the South County Museum:

The Museum is on a seven-acre campus located on the 174-acre Canonchet Farm Park, two miles off US Route 1 in Narragansett. And get this….it’s just a five-minute walk from the Narragansett Town Beach! The museum was established in 1933 to inspire a better understanding of rural and agricultural village life in coastal Rhode Island. Six exhibit buildings highlight blacksmith, carpentry, printing and textile trades and a Living History Farm with a purebred flock of Rhode Island Reds – the state bird!

The event planning folks over at the South County Museum tell us that they host weddings from May through October. There are a couple of spots to hold a ceremony. Weddings of 50 people or less might take place in their Metz building. Ceremonies with more than 50 people would be held outdoors. If the wedding is to be held outdoors, you have the option of holding the ceremony either on the lawn or in the ivy-covered stable ruins.

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Closing words

A very nice amenity to this location is the convenient parking right at the museum property. Another great thing to consider is that all of the buildings here are handicapped accessible and restrooms are available for use. You may want to make note, however, that the buildings do not offer heat or air conditioning.

As we have said many times, we get to cater weddings, rehearsals, birthdays, reunions  – just about anything – in the most interesting and most beautiful places in New England. Need some event planning tips?  Give Tim a call in our office.  He’s seen them all.

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