Site Rental

Whether you are planning a memorable wedding, ceremony or rehearsal dinner, elegant private party, pull-out-all-the-stops gala or corporate function, the Redwood Library’s classical architecture will serve as a timeless backdrop for your event. Each of the interior rooms is graced with a skylight, creating dramatic and magical light-filled spaces. The Rovensky Delivery Room and the Terry Reading Room are host to stunning sculptures and a fine collection of seventeenth- eighteenth century portraits. The Harrison Room houses the Original Collection of volumes as well as portraits by Gilbert Stuart, Robert Feke and John Smibert. The Van Alen Gallery and Peirce Prince Gallery are home to rotating exhibitions which your guests are welcome to enjoy. For more information or to schedule a tour of the Redwood Library, please contact Francesca Campo at, or 401.742.5344.



Intimate dinner events up for to 90 guests or cocktail receptions for up to 300 guests can be held in the Library, while for events up to 350 guests, the gardens and grounds may be tented. 

Our Spaces:

The Rovensky Delivery Room: Guests will enter the Library into the Rovensky Delivery Room. The beautiful wooden desks offer a wonderful space for a place card table, gift table or unique bar. Guests can enjoy cocktails and visit the galleries prior to a ceremony or dinner reception and then return to enjoy dessert, dancing or a late-night snack.

The Reading Room: Host to two magnificent reading tables, this room is the reception site and can accommodate up to 90 guests. The Reading Room tables may be augmented with other tables for dining. The ends of the room are punctuated by Palladian windows and shelves of books, creating light-filled, intimate spaces featuring green leather chairs, small tables and reading lamps.

The Harrison Room: The Library’s Original Collection of volumes, purchased in 1750, line the walls of the historic Harrison Room.  Flanked by the original door and portico, this room is perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony of up to 100 guests. The portico, facing historic Bellevue Avenue, is a spectacular place for wedding pictures. The use of both the Harrison Room and The Reading Room allow for up to 120 guests.


The Grounds: The lawn of the Redwood Library is perfect for a tented event and has hosted the Redwood’s Gala for the past ten years. The lawn is surrounded by a wrought iron fence, two magnificent beech trees, and a statue of George Washington. The allée garden, originally designed by John Russell Pope (architect of the Jefferson Memorial), leads to the Summer House, a jewel of a building and perfect place for wedding pictures. A tented lawn event can hold up to 350 guests.

Rental Details:

Wedding Photos: The fee for use of the building and grounds for wedding photos is $300. Use of the grounds is available any time that the interior of the Redwood is available, after 5:00 pm.

Ceremony: The fee for a Ceremony is $1,600. The fee includes:

·    Ceremony site in the Harrison Room & Reading Room for one hour starting at 6:00 pm

·    Ceremony site on the grounds for one hour starting at 4:00 pm

·    Bathrooms

·    Parking 

       The fee for the use of a Ceremony site and a one hour cocktail reception is $2,800.

Weddings: The fee for the use of the interior of the building for a wedding is $5,500. The fee includes:

·    Five hour site rental from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

·    Includes all three rooms (Harrison Room, Reading Room, Rovensky Delivery Room) plus the galleries

·    Bathrooms

·    Police and fire detail as needed

·    Self-parking in nearby lots

Rehearsal Dinners, Celebrations & CORPORATE EVENTS: The fee for the use of the interior of the building for a rehearsal dinner, celebration, or corporate event is $4,500 and includes all three rooms plus the galleries. The fee includes:

·    Four hour site rental from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

·    Includes all three rooms (Harrison Room, Reading Room, Rovensky Delivery Room) plus the galleries

·    Bathrooms

·    Police and fire detail as needed

·    Self-parking in nearby lots


The fee for the use of the interior and grounds is $7,000 and includes all of the above for a five hour time period, as well as an executive restroom trailer with an attendant.

DJs and bands are allowed within the town required decibel levels. All music must end 10 minutes prior to the end of the event.

The rental fee does not include tents, catering, rental services, entertainment, valet parking and other services, which are the responsibility of the Lessee. The Redwood Library requires licensed beverage and food service for all private events. Please refer to our Preferred Vendor List (see attached pdf).

To secure the date, a 50% deposit is required when the rental contract is signed. The balance of the fee and a $500 refundable damage deposit are due 60 days prior to the event. If no damage has occurred, the damage deposit will be refunded after the event. If the event is cancelled more than 60 days prior to the event, the deposit will be refunded except for a $450 processing fee. If the event is cancelled within 60 days of the event, the final deposit and the damage deposit will be refunded. The initial deposit will be retained.

Access to the event location for tent installation and vendor set-up is allowed one day prior to the event date, based upon availability. Set-up may start at 10:00 am the day of the event. An hour is allowed for breakdown and clean-up after the event. All trash must be removed from the site.