Ragged Island Brewing Company has over 37 acres of open space, wetlands, farmlands, and two unique buildings to host private parties/events. Our event spaces are ideal for small celebrations, rehearsal dinners, and casual weddings.  We have a variety of spaces available for rent depending on the size of your party and the needs of your event — find out more about each of our spaces below and contact us for further rental information!

The Brewery Barn

The Brewery Barn is a 3600-square-foot pole barn that has been completely renovated to allow for a state-of-the-art beer production facility.  It also serves as a secondary taproom/event space.  This area has a seating capacity for 75-80 guests indoors, as well as an outdoor space that can host several hundred people. The rental includes private bathrooms.  An 8-tap bar serves a rotating selection of our beers.  The outdoor space is nearly 2 acres and allows for a lot of fun activities and has a 20’x20’ tent that is available for your use as well.  Ragged Island will provide a bartender with this rental.

Rental Details:

  • Maximum 85 guests for the indoor space – up to 300 guests for indoor/outdoor during season rentals (Spring through Fall).
  • Weekday rental fee for indoor/outdoor space (Monday – Wednesday)  – $400 (3-hour minimum) + $100 per additional hour.
  • Weekend Rental fee for indoor/outdoor space (Friday-Sunday) – $800 + $100 per additional hour.
  • Parties of 100+ guests require a second employee at a rate of $50/hour.
Furniture provided with rental:
  • Ten – 6-foot rectangular tables with navy blue linens and 60 folding chairs
  • Four – 8 foot beer garden-style benches
  • Six – high top cocktail tables with 4 stools/table
  • Additional tables and chairs are available for $20/table and $5/chair.
NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL unless a licensed catering company is hired to pour.  A fee of $100/hour will be charged if a third-party catering company is hired to pour outside alcohol.
Outside Food is allowed through catering; for food trucks, please request a list of our preferred vendors. You may also choose to bring your own food.
Your rental includes 1 hour of set up before your event and 1/2 hour for breakdown post-event

The Greenhouse or The Sunset Deck

Our top-level deck, with 180-degree water views overlooking Narragansett Bay, hosts a maximum of 50 guests.  This space is 21+, so no one under the age of 21 can attend an event in this space.  Our dedicated event staff guarantees your guest will not have to wait in line for a beer and can continue to have fun.  This area has several seating and table options.

Our greenhouse is also available for private events, with a maximum of 50 guests. With brick floors and high glass ceilings, this space houses a plethora of beautiful plants curated by our farmer.

In either location, food can be brought in by the event organizer (pizza delivery/sandwich platters, etc.) or a catering company, or even a food truck.  Ragged Island does not help secure these vendors, but can certainly work with our guests and the food vendor of your choice.

Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited.

Rental Details:

  • Maximum 50 guests. No exceptions.
  • Weekday rental fee for the Greenhouse or Sunset Deck (Monday – Thursday)  – $300 (3-hour minimum) + $100 per additional hour.
  • Weekend Rental fee for Greenhouse or Sunset Deck (Friday-Sunday) – $600 + $100 per additional hour.
  • Ragged Island will provide 1 dedicated staff member for your party to wait on your guests as needed.
Furniture provided with Greenhouse rental:
  • Six – high top cocktail tables with 4 stools/table
  • Two – custom built wood tables with 6 chairs per table
  • Additional tables and chairs are available for $20/table and $5/chair
Furniture provided with Sunset Deck rental:
  • Six – high top cocktail tables with 4 stools/table
  • Two – 6-foot rectangular tables with navy blue linens – 6 folding chairs per table.
  • Additional tables and chairs are available for $20/table and $5/chair
NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL unless a licensed catering company is hired to pour.  A fee of $100/hour will be charged if a third-party catering company is hired to pour outside alcohol.
Outside Food is allowed through catering; for food trucks, please request a list of our preferred vendors. You may also choose to bring your own food.
Your rental includes 1 hour of set up before your event and 1/2 hour for breakdown post-event.
Field rentals for weddings and other events are available on a very limited basis.
Please inquire about pricing and accommodations provided.

Event Considerations

Because our farm is in a residential area, Ragged Island Brewing Company’s allowed hours of operation under our current Special Use Permit with the Town of Portsmouth are noon – 9 p.m. This means our rental spaces are perfect for rehearsal dinners, casual weddings, and smaller parties like birthday celebrations or graduation events.

Food

Outside food is allowed if you bring your own, hire a catering company or partner with a food truck.  These partners must be vetted by Ragged Island staff before they arrive.

Preferred Vendors:

Catering

McGrath Clambakes and Catering
Island Time Catering (Flatwaves)
Blackstone Catering
Becky’s BBQ
Tito’s Cantina

Food Trucks

Yagi Noodles
Little Fish
Lumpia Bros
Farm to Sandwich
Butterhead
Newport Chowder Co.
Burgundian

Live Music
Because Ragged Island is a Farm Brewery set in a Residential Zone, we are restricted by Residential Zoning for sound.  All plans for live music must be discussed with Ragged Island before the event contract is finalized.   We only allow acoustic acts with low amplification.
Trivia
Our Trivia host Justin McKenna is available for hire to provide your party with a fun activity.  His fee is $200 for two hours.  You can select a trivia theme, and he can provide questions.

Photos: Kelsea Godeck