Rhode Island Historical Society
Phone: 401-331-8575 Fax: 401-351-0127

Photo courtesy of Michael Florist

Photo courtesy of David Schultz,
copyright RIHS 2008.


The Aldrich House:

An Elegant Setting for Receptions & Special Events


Whether a wedding, reception, office party or business meeting, the Aldrich House is an ideal location for an unforgettable event. We are located on the beautiful and historic East Side of Providence.


Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Aldrich House was presented to the Rhode Island Historical Society in 1974 by the heirs of Winthrop W. Aldrich, a former Ambassador to Great Britain.


A reception area serves as the foyer entrance to the cozy 800 square foot ballroom, and our four French doors open to large and beautifully landscaped grounds.


Discounted rates are available to Rhode Island Historical Society Members.


Outside rentals and wedding photography considered. For more information or a personal tour with our Rental Manager, please call Renata Luongo at 401-331-8575 x 49 or email rluongo@rihs.org

You can find a portfolio of Aldrich House photos, as well as venue reviews at The Knot & Wedding Wire.

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The Museum of Work & Culture


The Rhode Island Historical Society offers facility rental for events at the Museum of Work & Culture, 42 South Main Street, Woonsocket.


The recreated ITU Union Hall is an ideal venue for meetings, receptions, and other events.



"Anne, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all your help in planning my mom's birthday party. Everything was just perfect. Please pass along my message of gratitude to Gary and Shulla and Nancy who also helped make the day so enjoyable and successful. The museum itself is a gem, and as a special event location, it's superb." - Jen


Please contact Ray Bacon or Anne Conway by phone at (401) 769-9675, or by email, for more information.



The John Brown House Museum


Outside rentals considered. Please inquire with Renata Luongo at 331-8575 x49.  Professional photography on the John Brown House Museum grounds must be authorized and scheduled.



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