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Linden Place Mansion – Venue Spotlight

A mansion like no other, Linden Place has a breathtaking interior that can be transformed into anything you dreamed of for your big day. We interviewed Special Events Services Coordinator, Susan Battle to discover more about this beautifully unique property.

1. What is the history of Linden Place?

Linden Place Mansion, located in the center of historic Bristol, Rhode Island, was built in 1810 by the seafaring General George DeWolf and remained within the same family for seven generations before becoming a historical house museum.

Built in the Robert Adam inspired Federal style, popular in the early decades of our new American nation, Linden Place magnificently reflected the prosperity of the DeWolf merchant princes and the exquisite Adamesque Federal taste inspired by the architecture of ancient Greece and Rome. Guests see one of the best examples of Federal architecture in New England, from the magnificent Palladian windows to the fluted Corinthian columns, which gracefully flank the front entrance to the mansion. Also of architectural significance are the later added Gothic conservatory and four-story spiral staircase.

2. Do you offer in-house catering and/or event planning services?

Linden Place has a full catering kitchen, complete with refrigeration, ovens, ranges and a sizeable work space for caterers. While Linden Place does not have an in-house caterer, we do have a list of required caterers who are very experienced in working at our historic site.  These full-service caterers allow our clients to design and customize every part of their event, from menus and bar packages to décor, all within a desired price range.  These caterers also provide superb coordination services and work closely with Linden Place staff to oversee every little detail and timing of an event. Those who reserve Linden Place for their event work directly with myself.  I coordinate all vendors to ensure a smooth-running and hassle-free event for all.

3. Do you have a preferred or required vendor list that you provide to clients?

We provide all of our clients with an extensive preferred vendor list, from florists to photographers to Bands and DJ’s to a list of local lodgings. However, our clients are welcome to choose vendors who are not on our list.  It is only with catering do we require that clients choose from our broad list.

4. Is the mansion available to rent year-round?

Yes, Linden Place hosts weddings and events throughout the year! While warm weather events enjoy the setting of our sculpture and rose gardens, winter weddings are treated to an intimate, elegant indoor setting including the ballroom’s large working fireplace. Additionally, the mansion is gorgeously and tastefully decorated for the holiday season making Linden Place the ideal setting for a holiday event or a New Year’s Eve celebration!

5. Which areas are available to rent?

Rental of Linden Place includes the use of four areas: the historic 1810 mansion, carriage house ballroom, adjacent tented courtyard and east rose garden for your ceremony & reception. In the event of rain, our ballroom can be converted to a lovely chapel with ceremony in front of our beautiful fireplace. The ballroom is heated and air-conditioned, making it an ideal venue for any season!

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