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Event Planning Contact
For more information or to customize your event, please contact us at (401) 253-5000 or events(at)herreshoff.org and include "Request Event Information" in the subject line.
Herreshoff Marine Museum/America's Cup Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 450
One Burnside Street
Bristol, RI 02809-0450
Phone: (401) 253-5000
Fax: (401) 253-6222
The Herreshoff Marine Museum offers a premier waterfront location for your next special event such as a clambake, business meeting, small conference, corporate retreat, holiday party, regatta, wedding or family reunion. Our facilities provide a beautiful and historic location for your event, amidst dozens of exceptional historic Herreshoff boats at a spectacular waterfront property overlooking Bristol Harbor.
The Museum offers several attractive alternatives for your meeting, social event, or wedding such as the Waterfront, Hall of Boats, A. Sidney Dewolf Herreshoff Room, Aria Gallery and the Conference Room.
Accommodations are available to rent in our 3 BR/3 BA waterfront property, Peacock Alley House. Please Click Here for more details.
Share the astonishing beauty of New England's marine coast and enjoy our unique panoramic view of Narragansett Bay. Our Waterfront rental rate includes a 5 hour event rental plus 3 hour set up and teardown, exclusive use of our 60’ x 90’ tent with basic lighting, ceremony space, bride’s changing room, deluxe restroom trailer, electric power for your vendors, guest use of our waterside quays and use of the tables and chairs (see detailed list for inventory available.) Weather permitting; the waterfront is available mid-May through early October. The Waterfront can host groups up to 400 people, seated dinners up to 300 people / 250 people with a dance floor.
Overnight accommodation at our piers or on a Museum mooring may be booked in combination with entertainment of guests.
Within the Museum, the Aria Gallery is ideal for a lecture or dinner hosting up to 90 guests. It is located amidst astounding boats, models and photographs of the Herreshoffs, New England's foremost nautical family, founders of the former Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the Museum which replaces it today.
Hall of Boats
The “Hall of Boats” (HOB) rental rate includes a 5 hour event rental plus 3 hour set up and teardown, the exclusive use of the space, basic lighting, bride’s changing room, restrooms, electric power for your vendors and use of the tables and chairs (see detailed list for inventory available.) The HOB is available year round. Many hosts like renting the HOB in addition to the Waterfront to add another dimension to their event while also providing a back up plan to unfavorable weather. The HOB can host groups up to 200 people, seated dinners up to 125. People often include the Aria Gallery with the HOB to expand event space for larger parties or provide variety to the overall venue.
A. Sidney Dewolf Herreshoff Room
The A. Sidney Dewolf Herreshoff Room, named for the Museum's founder, accommodates up to 90 people by special arrangement for meetings, lectures or dinners.
Our elegant Conference Room is ideal for meetings of 24 guests around our spacious conference table or with arrangement for three individual tables. For business meetings or conferences, there are state-of-the-art provisions for conference calls, Internet, computer services and a large screen for presentations - all adjacent to full kitchen facilities.