100_2397100_2399The Armory’s hall (drill hall) can be rented for conferences, meetings, receptions, parties, shows, and events that respect the historic nature of the building.  The hall is 6,000 square feet (60′ x100′) and has a stage  (approximately 24′ x 8′), a very large motorized screen, audio system with cordless or corded) microphone or cordless head mikes, a hardwood floor, and high ceilings as well as brand new HVAC (heat and air conditioning). There are ceiling fans and some special lighting.

The hall has a capacity of 300 when set with tables and chairs.  There are 24 round tables and over a dozen oblong tables.  The Armory boasts a state-certified catering kitchen with stainless-steel appliances (gas stove, ovens, convection ovens, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher).  Pictures below and further down:

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Above: The Armory and an anniversary banquet.
Below:  Special wedding (chairs are not Armory’s), patriotic evening, catering kitchen.


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Rates (effective as of 9 September 2016) are posted below:

  1. Reservation Fee:  A $100 reservation fee is required at the time of application (for your date) and will be credited towards the rental price. A refund may be given ONLY if cancellation of the event is announced to the Armory’s manager 30 or more days prior to the event.
  2. Rental Fees:  Your fee is based on 1) group (profit/non-profit/private), 2) number of hours (including set-pup, rehearsal(s), take-down/clean-up), 3) dates, 4) areas of the Armory to be used (drill hall and rest rooms are standard), and 4) reasonable utility use. These are included in your basic charge; however, the kitchen and other areas are additional fees. Please note that museum rooms, Westerly Band room are not available to rent or use.
    A four-hour event minimum is charged for any event. Rental fees are as follows:
    Event hour fees (4-hour minimum charge):
    $75/event-hour for nonprofits not charging or selling
    $85/event-hour for non-profits charging and/or selling
    $85/event-hour for private parties
    $95/event-hour for businesses/profit groups
    Set-up/rehearsal fees:
    $35/hour for non-profits and $40/hour for others
    Exceeding of hours fees:
    $65/hour for set-up/take-down and $100/hour for event
    Use of Kitchen fee:
    Using kitchen without stove or any ovens, $35 for event
    Using kitchen for cooking, $30 per hour
    Use of furnishings fee:
    Tables — first 5, no fee; thereafter, $2 each
    Chairs — first rack (40 chairs), no fee; then $1 each chair thereafter
    Chair covers (white cloth) — $1.25 each (white, pink, or green bows, $1 each)
    White cloth tablecloths — (20 each of 120″ round & 18 132″ round & 6 rectangular)
    $7  each tablecloth rental
    Podium with speaker – $10; Sound system (2 speakers, mikes, soundboard) — $150
    Other furnishings (pedestals, rugs) — at discretion of manager
  3. Damage deposit:  a $300 damage deposit is required PRIOR to the event.

Police officers and/or firefighters may be required and, if so, their fee is additional to the above.
Liability insurance is REQUIRED.  Ask for the Policy & Use document from the manager.
(401) 596-8554  or

Rental application form:  Rental application form 2016

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Below. wedding reception, pitch tournament, front door of Armory with bride & groom.

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