Wedding venue rental, up to 300 guests
The Westerly Armory was built in 1901 and has a drill hall that is 60x100 feet (6,000 sq ft) and can accommodate up to 300 guests (at tables/chairs). We have 22 round tables, 12 rectangular tables, 300 folding chairs (with padded backs and seats - grey), and a sound system, a small stage, a motorized screen for showing pictures, cordless microphone, head mikes, special lighting, HVAC (cooling/heating), a maple floor, a catering kitchen with all stainless-steel appliances (freezer, fridge, stove, convection ovens, regular ovens, dishwasher, washing sinks, produce sink, mop sink, hand sink (state-certified kitchen). Handicap ramp to drill hall doors. Event hour fees (4-hour minimum charge): $85/event-hour for non-profits charging and/or selling John, the manager, is excellent at helping people make this an easy process. People renting are responsible for clean-up (can pay extra to have us do that) and restoring the hall to what it was prior to the reception/wedding/dance/party. It is an historic building, on the National Register of Historic Places, and there are museum rooms, but normally not open during events. The price is right for budge-conscious brides/grooms and it can be decorated beautifully. Set-up/rehearsal fees: $35/hour for non-profits and $40/hour for others Exceeding of hours fees: $65/hour for set-up/take-down and $100/hour for event Use of Kitchen fee: Using kitchen without stove or any ovens, $35 for event Using kitchen for cooking, $30 per hour Use of furnishings fee: Tables — first 5, no fee; thereafter, $2 each Chairs — first rack (40 chairs), no fee; then $1 each chair thereafter Podium with speaker – $10 Sound system (2 speakers, mikes, soundboard) — $150 Other furnishings (pedestals, rugs) — at discretion of manager Damage deposit: a $300 damage deposit is required PRIOR to the event. Important: Police officers and/or firefighters may be required and, if so, their fee is additional to the above. Liability insurance is REQUIRED. Ask for the Policy & Use document from the manager.