"We are obsessed with Blackstone. The options they have available are delicious and creative, but even better, they will work with you to modify your menu beyond your wildest dreams! We are foodies, who essentially wanted our wedding to be one big dinner party. Our event manager was Shannon, and she is THE BEST. I can confidently say our wedding would not have happened without her. We planned from a distance and she was so important for keeping us on track and had a huge role in making the actual day perfect. She is professional, creative, FUN!! and kind, and worked with us to make some tweaks to our wedding food and drink so that the offerings perfectly reflected us. We had a cookie table instead of a cake, and Shannon was so helpful in facilitating that even though half of the cookies were from outside sources. We love New England craft beer, and Shannon swapped out a local favorite for one of their stock options. We love Moscow Mules, and Shannon made sure the bar was stocked with all of the necessary fixings! In summary, if you dream it, they will probably do it! They are understanding of last minute changes which ended up being important for us. We still have people raving about the food at our wedding! We often joke that when we're back in town, we'd like to have dinner at Blackstone instead of a restaurant :) BLACKSTONE IS WORTH EVERY PENNY."
Rachel & Chad
Married at Fort Adams on 06.01.19
"Where do I begin? From the tasting, to the planning, to the execution - our wedding food was most important to us, which is why we trusted Blackstone to deliver. We worked with Shannon as our coordinator - she was so attentive, detailed, and responsive. She let us do whatever we asked for in one way or another, working with us to make sure every detail was perfect and reflected our vision.
On our wedding day, all of our expectations were exceeded. The food was the talk of the wedding. We loved the presentation and plating at cocktail hour and dinner. The servers were professional and our personal bridal liaison made sure the bride and groom never had to lift a finger. If you are looking for gourmet, exquisite, not your typical "wedding food" - Blackstone is the place to go.
Thank you to Shannon and Blackstone for making our wedding reception everything we wanted and more!!"
Allyson & Angelo
Married at The Towers on 08.06.21
"We worked with Danielle Costa at Blackstone to cater our wedding. From beginning to end, everything was absolutely amazing! Our tasting with her was great; she let us try sooo many options and worked with us to customize each dish to our exact tastes. She was so flexible, informative, and helpful that planning our menu was actually one of the easiest tasks I had while wedding planning. She even acted as the liaison for our rentals (linens, plates, and furniture), which made it so much easier having just have 1 person to take care of everything. She had wonderful suggestions for ways to make our wedding special - suggestions about how to setup our dessert table, flower garnishes for passed cocktails, timing and order of how the food was served, a champagne tower, and she even agreed to dye the cream in our cannolis pink to match our theme! The day of our wedding she was right there making sure everything was executed seamlessly. The waitstaff was phenomenal - glasses were never empty, service was fast and seamless, they were able to articulate every ingredient to our guests with food restrictions, and were so polite and friendly. Literally every single guest told us how amazing the food was. Danielle and Blackstone made everything absolutely perfect for us!!"
Ashley & William
Married at Rosecliff Mansion on 05.18.19
"Karen and her team made sure that everything went absolutely perfectly on our wedding day. The food was delicious, the staff was professional, and all of our guests were happy. We loved the planning process with Karen, especially our personalized tasting, and couldn't be happier with the way things turned out."
Jani & Nick
Married at Blithewold Mansion on 08.08.21
"Our experience with Shepherd’s Run could not have been better. When we first went to look at the venue it was completely under construction but we decided to take a chance because we just had a feeling about the space, the people working there and the vision behind it. We had planned and cancelled our wedding twice already (at other venues) due to Covid so we were pretty burnt out on planning. Jackie made the entire planning experience a dream. She was so organized and on top of every tiny detail we really didn’t have to worry at all. She provided documents that were so helpful and thorough so we could plan and layout the ceremony procession, the decoration details, and keep the vendors organized. Jackie was always a phone call or a text away for any random question we had. She also contacted and organized all the vendors for me and even showed them around the property so they would know exactly what to expect on the day. Speaking of the day, Jackie was the contact person and organizer so I didn’t have to talk to anyone or make any decisions… it was amazing!!!
The food was absolutely outstanding and we actually had our own personal server assigned to us who attended to anything we would need. Our guests commented on how delicious the food was more times than I could count. The servers were fast and the bartenders were fantastic!
Shepherd’s Run was better than we could have ever imagined it could be, and it is right in South Kingstown!"
Katharine & Brendan
Married at Shepherd's Run on 08.13.21