The Rhode Island Historical Society has two locations available to rent for special events, meetings, and ceremonies. The Aldrich House is a National Historic Landmark located in the beautiful and historic East Side of Providence. The Museum of Work & Culture offers the authenticity of a beautifully restored mill in historic Market Square, Woonsocket.

Aldrich House

Built in 1822, Aldrich House is a National Historic Landmark located on the beautiful and historic East Side of Providence, which provides an award-winning, elegant setting for receptions and special events:

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

Click here for Suggested Vendors. Outside rentals and wedding photography considered.

You can find a portfolio of Aldrich House event photos, as well as venue awards and reviews at Wedding Wire and The Knot. View an Aldrich House wedding featured at Borrowed and Blue.

Rental Costs by Number of Guests
1-49 Guests: $1,500   50-99 Guests: $2,150
100-149 Guests: $2,650   150-200 Guests: $3,170

RIHS Member Discount
For RIHS Gaspee Group members

For more information or a personal tour, please contact Rental Manager Renata Luongo: 401-331-8575 x 149  or rluongo@rihs.org.

Museum of Work & Culture

The Museum of Work & Culture is an authentic and beautifully restored mill in historic Market Square, Woonsocket. The Museum is an ideal venue for meetings, receptions, birthday parties, showers, and class or family reunions. The recreated ITU Hall (Independent Textiles Union) includes a stage and projector for concerts or presentations and is able to accommodate 50-75 guests for a sit-down dinner or as many as 200 for a cocktail hour. Tables and chairs are included.

Please contact Director Anne Conway by phone at (401) 769-9675 or aconway@rihs.org for more information.