Post # 1
My fiance and I are strongly considering holding our wedding reception at the Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown; however, I’ve become exasperated after spending days researching possible church venues for the ceremony. We’re both Christians, but different denominations. Thus, while we’d really like to marry in a church, we would prefer not to have to choose a denomination. I live out of state (in Connecticut), which makes the search process even more difficult. So far, I’ve been able to find several non-denom chapels in the Misquamicut area, but they would all require our guests to drive for at least 45 minutes to get to the reception. We’re also not too keen on the Kay Chapel in Newport. Other than that, the South Ferry Church seems nice, but we’re concerned about the lack of rest rooms and air conditioning (the wedding will be in the summer?) Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Post # 3
What don’t you like about Kay Chapel? Another idea is Channing Memorial, the Unitarian Church in Newport…
Post # 4
Hmm, a non-denominational church. That’s tough. It would probably save you a lot of grief if you just picked a denomination. There are many churchs in E. Greenwich, which is close to QCC. If you wanted to get married outside, there are a lot of choices. I think you can actually get married outside QCC.
What about the Unitarian Church in Providence. It looks pretty in the pictures. Prov parking can be less than desireable though. The North Scituate Congretational Church. It’s $50 – resident fee, but like S. Ferry, there’s no heat, ac or bathroom. I don’t think there’s any electricy either. You can rent the community center next door if you really wanted bathroom access.
Your best bet, as far as proximity http://www.newsm.org/Museum/meeting-hall.html The museum has an old Meeting House. It’s close to N.Kingston. I’m not sure if it was ever really a church, but it looks church-y from the outside and has pews (I only know this from the pictures. I’ve never been.) I don’t know anything about the bathroom thing though. It seats 110.
I can think of a few non-church venues if you’d like those.
Post # 5
There’s a church adjacent to the URI campus. I know it is Christian and think it is Catholic but am not totally sure. They have a large student congregation and tend to be pretty liberal, maybe worth checking out. That part of the state tends to be more of a Baptist region, any chance that’s one of your denominations?