It’s that time again for the much anticipated annual Aldrich Mansion Summer Luncheon!
Enjoy catching up with neighbors, meeting up with friends or taking a break with co-workers to feast on their buffet and relish the water views. Complimentary wine will be served, along with an array of salads and buffet foods.
About Aldrich Mansion: Situated on a majestic seventy-five acre estate on scenic Narragansett Bay, the mansion was built during the “Golden Years” of Senator Nelson W. Aldrich, a Rhode Island native born to poverty but destined for greatness. The estate once held a Teahouse, since destroyed by fire. It was here Abby Aldrich, one of the Senator’s eight children, wed John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (the sole male heir to the Standard Oil fortune and father of Nelson A. Rockefeller, former Governor of New York and later Vice President of the United States).
Within the mansion, you will find ornate paintings and intricate woodcarvings adorning the halls and chambers. Italian marble, in a diversity of design and color is employed extensively for fireplaces, floors and bathrooms. The vaulted ceilings of a spacious receiving room are resplendent with golden richness. The vast living and dining halls, as well as a music and fine arts chamber, are located on the main floor.
A magnificent marble staircase leads to the second level. Six elegant suites, each with its own marble-fireplaced bath and bedroom, occupy this floor. The Senator’s suite holds a private staircase leading to the Great Terrace overlooking Narragansett Bay. Guarding the terrace sit two decorative marble sphinxes. Above this second level are eight more suites, each with a private bath, once used for visiting guests and family.
The two day event takes place Wednesday June 18 & Thursday June 19, 12pm-3pm. Tickets are $29.95 per person (includes taxes and gratuity). Tickets can be purchased here.
RSVP and payment by check required ASAP. Call 401-739-6850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured photo from Rob Lyons Photography.