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Here are ten things to consider when looking for a wedding venue in Rhode Island:

  1. Location: Consider the location of the venue and the accessibility for your guests. Look for venues that are centrally located and have easy access to transportation and parking.
  2. Capacity: Make sure the venue has enough space to accommodate your guest list. You don’t want your guests to feel cramped or uncomfortable.
  3. Style: Choose a venue that reflects your personal style and the vibe you want for your wedding. Rhode Island offers a range of venues, from rustic barns to elegant ballrooms.
  4. Amenities: Look for venues that offer amenities like on-site catering, audio/visual equipment, and a bridal suite. These can save you time, money, and stress.
  5. Outdoor Space: Rhode Island has beautiful scenery and a great climate for outdoor weddings. Look for venues with outdoor spaces that can accommodate your ceremony or reception.
  6. Cost: Consider the cost of the venue and any additional fees, such as taxes and gratuities. Make sure the venue fits within your budget.
  7. Availability: Check the availability of the venue for your wedding date and time. Popular venues can book up quickly, so it’s best to start your search early.
  8. Reviews: Read reviews from other couples who have used the venue. This can give you insight into the quality of the venue and its service.
  9. Flexibility: Look for venues that are flexible with their policies and can accommodate any special requests you may have.
  10. Staff: The staff at the venue can make or break your wedding experience. Look for venues with experienced and helpful staff who will work with you to create the wedding of your dreams.

David Audette is a certified gemologist and the president of MRT Jewelers, New England’s Wedding Jewelry Destination, in East Providence Rhode Island.