Shepherd’s Run: An Estate Wedding Venue in Rhode Island

Shepherd’s Run Address: 4780 Tower Hill Road, South Kingstown, RI 02879

Contact: Inquiry form on the website


Max Guest Count: 300 for indoor spaces, tent options for 300+

Average Wedding Cost: $70,000

Onsite Accommodations: 10 elegant guest rooms

Indoor/Outdoor Spaces: Multiple indoor + outdoor spaces for large and small ceremonies, and receptions

Open Year-Round: Open year-round

Weddings Per Weekend: Only offers 1 wedding per day, with multiple weddings per weekend.

Opened in 2021, Shepherd’s Run is a stunning estate wedding venue in RI. Just off Tower Hill Road in Narragansett, you’ll find the venue tucked away. Unlike Mount Hope Farm or Castle Hill, Shepherd’s Run is not on the water, making it a perfect spot for a more unique wedding. Although private estates have become common practice in Maine and Massachusetts and other destination locations, this estate venue is not privately owned.

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An Estate Wedding Venue Located in Narragansett

Shepherd’s Run is an intimate wedding venue in the heart of Narragansett and South Kingstown. With 10 elegant guest rooms, stay with your closest family and friends on the property while the rest of your guests can stay at close-by hotels like the Marriott across Tower Hill Road.

A unique Narragansett wedding venue, it’s the perfect spot for your rehearsal to your after party. With a Great Hall for your reception, a Winemaker’s Room for your rehearsal dinner or welcome party, and garden space for your wedding ceremony, there are ample event spaces for your ceremonies and receptions.

A Garden Wedding Venue Near the Ocean

Unlike many of the estate venues in Rhode Island, Shepherd’s Run is not located in busy Newport Harbor or downtown Newport and is tucked away into the countryside of South Kingstown. In Rhode Island, many weddings happen at country clubs and wedding venues overlooking Narragansett Bay and Newport RI. This unique wedding venue is out of a storybook — built-in 1933, with a Norman Romanesque architectural style, the manor has a refined, yet rustic aesthetic.

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One of the most unique wedding venues in Rhode Island, the manor house has ample space for your guests to enjoy a wedding weekend in Southern Rhode Island. One of the few Rhode Island wedding venues that is open year-round, Shepherd s Run has ample indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding ceremonies and receptions. Using Blackstone Caterers, one of the best Rhode Island wedding caterers, you can’t go wrong with the catering.

With such a perfect venue in South Kingstown, spend the weekend with family and friends. Pop over to Newport Rhode Island for a day at the beach, or head down to Narragansett beaches. Take a sail around Narragansett Bay for a special treat with your best of friends and family, or check out some of the amazing restaurants in South Kingstown.

Shepherd’s Run Event Spaces for Ceremonies and Receptions

Indoor Event Spaces at Shepherd’s Run

The Event Hall at Shepherd’s Run

Square Footage: 3000 Square Feet

Baquet Seating: 250

Cocktail/Standing: 300

Theatre/Reception Seating: 300

Conference Seating: 100

The iconic Event Hall is a perfect indoor event space for wedding ceremonies and receptions. With a towering ceiling, and exposed glue-lam construction it will awe your guests — especially with some floral touches. Drape long farm tables in greenery inside this venue, with loads of (fake) candles to create an intimate atmosphere for your guests.

The Wine Hall for Intimate Dinners

Square Footage: 800 Square Feet

Baquet Seating: 60

Cocktail/Standing: 133

Theatre/Reception Seating: 90

Conference Seating: 26

The Wine Hall is an incredible spot for an indoor wedding ceremony in winter. With a dramatic stone fireplace as your ceremony backdrop, use the Wine Hall for your winter wedding ceremony. Historic post and beam trellis work set the stage in this historic space, with original fishing rope crown molding and quarry tile floor.

Winemaker’s Room for a Wine Dinner

Square Footage: 1750 Square Feet

Baquet Seating: 30

Cocktail/Standing: 67

Theatre/Reception Seating: 45

Conference Seating: 14

A two-story space designed for wine dinners and tastings, the Winemaker’s Room is a perfect spot for intimate celebrations or welcome parties. Overlooking the stainless steel tanks of the fermentation floor below, the space is one that guests will remember.

Rush Sturges Study: A perfect bridal shower venue

Square Footage: 300 Square Feet

Baquet Seating: 10

Cocktail/Standing: 12

Conference Seating: 8

One of the smallest of the indoor spaces, the study is a perfect spot for lounging. Use as an indoor cocktail hour space with lounging furniture and double dutch doors to the Manor Terrace.

Hazard Family Salon: For Private Tastings

Square Footage: 450 Square Feet

Baquet Seating: 16

Cocktail/Standing: 20

Conference Seating: 10

The Family Salon is located adjacent to the wine bar, offering seating for intimate tastings and events. This would be an epic spot for a rehearsal dinner.

Shepherd’s Run Outdoor Spaces

Sailcloth Celebration Tent

Square Footage: Up to 5,400 Square Feet

Baquet Seating: 300

Cocktail/Standing: 300

Theatre/Reception Seating: 300

Conference Seating: 180

An outdoor event tent with enough space for 300+ person galas, the Sailcloth Celebration tent is perfect for outdoor summer wedding receptions.

Beatrix’s Garden

Square Footage: 3000 Square Feet

Baquet Seating: 250

Cocktail/Standing: 300

A 3,000 square foot garden is an iconic location for cocktail receptions and welcome parties. Enjoy the space year-round surrounded by historic ivy-covered stone walls.

The Manor Terrace

Square Footage: 6000 Square Feet

Cocktail/Standing: 300

Surrounded by a Vineyard and narrow River, the gardens are a perfect breakout space for cocktail hours or wedding ceremonies. An iconic terrace with lots of beautiful touches, it doesn’t need much to decorate the space and bring it to life.

Our Favorite South Kingstown RI Wedding Vendors

RI Hair and Makeup Artists

Jenna McElroy

One of my favorite hair and makeup artists to work with Jenna always feels like a positive force in any wedding vendor team I’ve been a part of. Always willing to support the client, and make sure that a couple and their guests feel as confident and beautiful as possible, Jenna has trained in a variety of places and spent a ton of time investing in her craft. Jenna and her team are capable of working with any skin tone and hair texture.

Resurge Beauty

An LGBTQ+ vendor out of southern CT, we are huge fans of the dynamic sisters at Resurge Beauty. The team is incredible with different skin tones and hair textures, as well as more androgynous cuts and styling hair for all genders.

RI Wedding Florists

Botanica Wedding Flowers and Harvest Moon Florals

Both of the florists I’m mentioning here will totally go overboard with your florals. The two are capable of draping this venue in floor-to-ceiling flowers that match the venue and property perfectly. These both are vendors that you can say “please just do your artwork and make it beautiful” and the two will completely wow you and your guests.

RI Wedding Decor and Rentals

Peak Event Services and Ryan Designs

Although this is also a list of two separate companies what I’m going to say about both is absolutely true for both. Peak and Ryan Designs are capable of delivering incredible decor and rentals for any style of wedding, and are again amazing companies that you can just say “work your magic please” and they’ll deliver an incredible spread worthy of any magazine.

RI Wedding Planners

Summer Sisters

A favorite planning company for Southern RI weddings, Summer Sisters is a dynamic duo of two sisters who have been in the industry for years. The two take on a limited number of weddings and adore making sure your day is stress-free and exactly like your dreams. Working with the two is a blast, and their ability to communicate and encourage teamwork with the vendors is outstanding.

Ashley Sodipo Events

A luxury planner out of NYC, Ashley is a powerhouse. Having worked 500+ person luxury non-profit events, Ashley is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to weddings with lots of moving parts. Ashley takes on a limited amount of events so that she can put her all into each and every wedding.

RI Wedding Entertainment

DJ Dan Moran

A favorite DJ out of southern CT, Dan is one of our favorites in the industry. We refer him to weddings nation-wide, despite his New England roots, and always adore working with him. Approaching each and every wedding from a teamwork-oriented lens, Dan can deliver a packed dance floor all night long while ensuring that all the moving parts of your reception are on point.

Silver Arrow Band

One of our favorite bands to work with — you’ll see why — Silver Arrow delivers an incredible experience, hitting favorites, and getting folks dancing all night long.

If you loved getting to know this estate wedding venue in RI, check out one of our other favorites, Fort Adams, In Newport RI.

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