Our Celebration

Prudence Island, Rhode Island (Google link, Wikipedia link) is a tiny island located in Narragansett Bay in southern Rhode Island. My mom Susan grew up spending summers on the island and her father built a cottage for the family on the west side of the island. Read: gorgeous sunsets every night.

Just another sunset

Prudence has about +/- 200 year-round residents and is the home to one of the only remaining single-room schoolhouses (Boston Globe link) in the country.

It is very quiet and natural.

There are no stores, no shopping nor coffee shops on the island (oh the horror!). So people bring everything they need with them on the ferry.

The Celebration

Sunday September 15, 2019

7:30 am | Early Ferry departs Bristol for Prudence Island

9:45 am | Ferry departs Bristol for Prudence Island

11:00 am | Wedding Ceremony

12 – 4 pm | Clam Bake, Music, Swimming, Cake and Celebrating

(2 pm – low tide = optional steamer digging lesson from resident “Clambo” BL)

4:15 pm | Ferry departs Prudence for Bristol

6 pm | Last Ferry departs Prudence for Bristol


Getting to Prudence Island

Prudence is ONLY accessible by a ferry that departs out of Bristol, RI. Click here for the Prudence Island Ferry Schedule. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE FERRY DEPARTS.

Note that cars have limited space on the ferry and require advance reservations (usually more than 2 weeks ahead.)

Walking onto the Ferry is recommended. Parking is available across the street from the Bristol Yarn Corporation (big brick building).

We will have someone pick you up on the Bristol side (east side) to take you to the Wedding Ceremony in Prudence Park (west side).

Once you get to PI, take your shoes off, take a deep breath, and relax.

Blue map dot indicates parking location for those walking on the Ferry.

Bristol is easily accessible from Boston, MA or Providence, RI.

Boston Logan Airport to Prudence Island ferry in Bristol, RI:


Providence T.F. Green Airport to Prudence Island ferry in Bristol, RI:

Providence T.F. Green Airport to Prudence Island ferry in Bristol, RI:

What to Wear/Bring

Our wedding ceremony will be casual and outdoors. Please wear what makes you feel good. Seriously. We recommend layers, and a hat or sunglasses. Bring a swimsuit and towel so that you can get in the water and splash around. The Bay is usually quite calm and the temperature will be perfect for swimming.

Your presence and friendship are a true gift. If you would like to help us add to our experience collection, we are grateful for any contribution.


Accommodations

Things to do in:
Providence | Bristol | Newport

If you’re planning to make your visit to Rhode Island a weekend away, there are several Bed & Breakfasts, hotels, and AirBnB options in Bristol, RI, and surrounding area.

Providence (Google search link), the state capital, is about 35 minutes north of Bristol.

Newport, RI (Google search link) is about 30 minutes south from Bristol and is known for its beaches and is a tourist destination.