Event Tent Setup

Shepherd’s Run, New England’s newest full-service event venue is able to accommodate gatherings up to 300 people with an all-inclusive special occasion destination experience. From intimate parties to large scale weddings and celebrations, Shepherd’s Run has an array of indoor and outdoor event spaces. Our signature sailcloth wedding tent, with its cherry wood poles, and 25’ peaked canvas structure, is situated at the rear of the manor on the lower lawn overlooking our east vineyard. Wedding ceremonies can be held in our indoor event hall or the Beatrix Farrand designed walled garden. The thirty-six acre estate boasts numerous additional spaces for gatherings including the winemaker’s room, wine hall, manor terrace, and Sturges Study. Each can be adapted to fit the needs of your special event.

In addition to the numerous gathering spaces, Shepherd’s Run also boasts ten guest rooms. Each is designed with a fresh take on traditional New England craftmanship. To create a one of a kind destination experience full property buyouts are also available.


  Square Footage Banquet Cocktail/ Standing Theatre/ Reception Conference
Event Hall 3,000 250 300 300 100
Wine Hall 800 60 133 90 26
Winemaker's Room 1,750 30 67 45 14
Sturges Study 300 10 12 - 8
Hazard Salon 450 16 20 - 10

Event Hall

The 3,000 square foot main event hall with its towering ceiling, exposed glue-lam construction, and traditional New England charm is the perfect canvas for a wedding ceremony or indoor reception.

Wine Hall 

The historic post and beam trellis work, original fishing rope crown molding, and quarry tile floor of the great hall is reminiscent of a bygone era. With its dramatic stone fireplace anchoring the room, it is ideal space for hosting both intimate dinners and banquet style gatherings.

Winemaker's Room

This two story space is designed to host seasonal tastings and wine dinners. The room benefits from vaulted ceilings and overlooks the stainless steel tanks of the fermentation floor below. With white board and batten walls and wine barrels aging many of our red varietals, guests are surrounded by our wine craft at Shepherd's Run.

Rush Sturges Study

The smallest of our indoor spaces, the study is a cozy victorian inspired room. Designed with warm hues and lounging furniture, the study is the perfect location for private tastings, showers, and parties. Additionally, double dutch doors open up to the Manor Terrace allowing guests to enjoy both a private and public experience.

Hazard Family Salon

Our second smallest space in the Shepherd's Run Manor, the salon is available for private rentals. The Hazard Family Salon is located adjacent to our wine bar and provides soft seating for intimate private tastings and events.

  Square Footage Banquet Cocktail/ Standing Theater/ Reception Conference
Event Tent  up to 5,400  300 300 300 180
Beatrix's Garden 3,000 250 300 300 -
The Manor Terrace 6,000 - 300 - -

Sailcloth Celebration Tent

Our signature event tent can scale up in size to 5,400 square feet. It is able to accommodate anything from small weddings to large 300+ person galas.

Beatrix Farrand Walled Garden

This 3,000 square foot garden is perfect for cocktail receptions and gatherings. It's the perfect opener to any signature Shepherd's Run event.

Manor Terrace

With a vineyard and Narrow River to the east and our historic manor to the west, the patios, terraces, and gardens of the 6,000 square foot Manor Terrace are a wonderful informal breakout space, post celebration in the event hall.


Blackstone Caterers

From gala events with 2,000 people to intimate cocktail parties, Blackstone Caterers is known for its exquisite food, spectacular presentation and unfailing service since 1945.

Recognized as the state’s “Best Catering Company” by RI Monthly and “Best Caterer” by Newport Life, Blackstone is privileged to be the perennial caterer of choice for the Newport Mansions and Rhode Island’s best parties. Thousands of banquets, balls, galas, meetings and conferences throughout Southern New England have been handled by Blackstone’s experienced team.

Whether a ballroom, boardroom or an intimate garden setting, allow Blackstone Caterers to make you the consummate host of your next event.

Although we treat each event as a unique experience, below you can find a link to our sample catering menus. Additionally we can arrange clambakes, ethnic and kosher meals.

2021 Sample Menus

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