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The Jones River Trading

Kingston , MA
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LOCATION

42 Elm Street
Kingston, MA 02364 US (map)

PHONE

781-585-6311
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We are a very unique function facility located on the historic Jones River in Kingston, MA. Our building has a rich and fascinating history. Our twenty foot long antique bar has been... Read more
We are a very unique function facility located on the historic Jones River in Kingston, MA. Our building has a rich and fascinating history. Our twenty foot long antique bar has been imported from Ireland for your use. Our fully air conditioned facility can accommodate from 50 - 225 guests comfortably with lots of room for dancing on our beautiful antique hardwood floor. The views along the fish laden river with the waterfall is an ideal spot for wedding photos. Read less
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What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
100
Describe your venue:
Historic
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
225
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Liquor License
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.4/5.0
At the end of the evening, the event coordinator approached my husband and expressed dissatisfaction with the amount of the tip we gave the staff. She then asked if his mother was still present (suggesting she could add to the tip) and then told him we could always "drop off a check at the Charlie Horse" with more tip money. Asking for more tip money at the end of the night on top of what we gave for tip in my opinion is unprofessional, tacky and probably one of the worst memories you could give a new married couple.

The next day we unpacked our top tier of wedding cake - the tier that we were supposed to eat on our one year anniversary- only to find it completely destroyed. In speaking with the venue the day after the wedding they swore that their staff would never do such a thing to the cake and placed blame on the bakery for not providing a box and also the best man (a former wedding caterer server mind you) and brother of the bride who packed up the car at the end of the night.

Leading up to the event was incredibly frustrating as well. About three weeks before the wedding I had not been contacted by anyone. I sent some emails asking questions to finally receive a response from the caterer saying I should call them to set up a "party planning meeting". We had hoped for a little more proactive communication from the venue/caterer given we were paying them $10k+.

Thank you Jones River for giving me life lasting memories of crying on my way back to the hotel after the reception of my own wedding after berating us for not tipping enough.
At the end of the evening, the event coordinator approached my husband and expressed dissatisfaction with the amount of Read more...
At the end of the evening, the event coordinator approached my husband and expressed dissatisfaction with the amount of the tip we gave the staff. She then asked if his mother was still present (suggesting she could add to the tip) and then told him we could always "drop off a check at the Charlie Horse" with more tip money. Asking for more tip money at the end of the night on top of what we gave for tip in my opinion is unprofessional, tacky and probably one of the worst memories you could give a new married couple.

The next day we unpacked our top tier of wedding cake - the tier that we were supposed to eat on our one year anniversary- only to find it completely destroyed. In speaking with the venue the day after the wedding they swore that their staff would never do such a thing to the cake and placed blame on the bakery for not providing a box and also the best man (a former wedding caterer server mind you) and brother of the bride who packed up the car at the end of the night.

Leading up to the event was incredibly frustrating as well. About three weeks before the wedding I had not been contacted by anyone. I sent some emails asking questions to finally receive a response from the caterer saying I should call them to set up a "party planning meeting". We had hoped for a little more proactive communication from the venue/caterer given we were paying them $10k+.

Thank you Jones River for giving me life lasting memories of crying on my way back to the hotel after the reception of my own wedding after berating us for not tipping enough. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
The Jones River Trading responded with the following comments:

My name is Mary. I was your wedding coordinator that evening. At the end of the event your husband approached me and thanked me profusely for the great job we did. At that point, I mentioned "was everything ok?" He mentioned everything was great. I brought up the $20.00 tip for the wait staff thinking that we may have done something wrong. At no time did I harass your husband, Needless to say my waitstaff was disappointed.
As always Mark WILL make the situation right and the staff was compensated for a job well done. As far as communications, we have 12 emails on file from you within ten days of your function. As always Mark requested that you call for info or assistance. He did meet with you and your mother-in-law. Mark was aware of your financial considerations. At no charge, Mark upgraded the shrimp appetizer, switched an entree to a swordfish steak on your buffet and even added an edible orchard to your sangria cocktail thinking it would compliment your color motif. Regarding your cake, we put it in a box that we supplied and placed it on your gift table. Your accusation that we trashed your cake is TOTALLY false. We have security video for all to see of the exit area. Your brother and his girlfriend filled the cake box with your utensils, pens, etc. She then proceeded out the door, placed the cake on the wet driveway and in the inclement elements which were raw and drizzly, for at least twenty minutes.
We did a great job that night as both you and your husband mentioned as well as the guests. We do wish you the best.
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Michelle
Wedding:
11/12/2016
5.0/5.0
From start to finish the folks at Jones River were a pleasure to work with. The venue is so unique and our guests were commenting all night what an amazing space it was. Outside is great for photos with the river and mill in back. Chris was my day of wedding coordinator and was fantastic! He kept the night moving and told us where to be and when. He set the room up exactly as I wanted it. The food was also fantastic and we got compliments on it all night. I would recommend the Jones River Trading to everyone.
From start to finish the folks at Jones River were a pleasure to work with. The venue is so unique and our guests were Read more...
From start to finish the folks at Jones River were a pleasure to work with. The venue is so unique and our guests were commenting all night what an amazing space it was. Outside is great for photos with the river and mill in back. Chris was my day of wedding coordinator and was fantastic! He kept the night moving and told us where to be and when. He set the room up exactly as I wanted it. The food was also fantastic and we got compliments on it all night. I would recommend the Jones River Trading to everyone. Read less
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Naomi
Wedding:
10/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day was PERFECT!
Not only is this an absolutly beautiful venue, but it is unique and has a TON of character. Our ceremony and reception were both held indoors at this location and if the weather was warmer we would've loved to take advantage of their outdoor ceremony area, but October doesn't always cooperate. I am a bit of a control freak and I can NOT say enough wonderful things about our coordinater Michelle. Her and her team put me at ease, did an amazing job with set up, and kept the whole evening moving smoothly and on schedual. We had a large bridal party (16) and a decent sized wedding (130), I know organization can be tough, she NAILED IT!!
Our family and friends had SO many compliments, such as best wedding food for starters! We had a smoke house buffet that had all the comfort foods we all love. It is always nice to hear good feedback from your BIG day and we had nothing but.
This Bride and Groom give the highest recommendations!
Mr. & Mrs. Williams. 10/28/16
Our wedding day was PERFECT!
Not only is this an absolutly beautiful venue, but it is unique and has a TON of Read more...
Our wedding day was PERFECT!
Not only is this an absolutly beautiful venue, but it is unique and has a TON of character. Our ceremony and reception were both held indoors at this location and if the weather was warmer we would've loved to take advantage of their outdoor ceremony area, but October doesn't always cooperate. I am a bit of a control freak and I can NOT say enough wonderful things about our coordinater Michelle. Her and her team put me at ease, did an amazing job with set up, and kept the whole evening moving smoothly and on schedual. We had a large bridal party (16) and a decent sized wedding (130), I know organization can be tough, she NAILED IT!!
Our family and friends had SO many compliments, such as best wedding food for starters! We had a smoke house buffet that had all the comfort foods we all love. It is always nice to hear good feedback from your BIG day and we had nothing but.
This Bride and Groom give the highest recommendations!
Mr. & Mrs. Williams. 10/28/16 Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
9/11/2016
5.0/5.0
My ceremony and reception was held at The Jones River Trading, in Kingston Ma. The venue is beautiful and I loved every part of it. We did the ceremony outside by the river and this large tree at 2:30 pm. The food was done by their cater Plymouth Bay Catering. The food was beyond amazing. All of our guest said this was the best wedding food they have ever had. We had a “station/bar” set up, we offered a carving station with a beef and pork tenderloin, a pasta par with 3 different kinds of pasta, a mashed potato bar (my favorite and it was served in martini glasses) and a raw bar. We had an assortment of passed hors d'oeuvre, cheese and crackers and fruit and veggie station.
My ceremony and reception was held at The Jones River Trading, in Kingston Ma. The venue is beautiful and I loved every Read more...
My ceremony and reception was held at The Jones River Trading, in Kingston Ma. The venue is beautiful and I loved every part of it. We did the ceremony outside by the river and this large tree at 2:30 pm. The food was done by their cater Plymouth Bay Catering. The food was beyond amazing. All of our guest said this was the best wedding food they have ever had. We had a “station/bar” set up, we offered a carving station with a beef and pork tenderloin, a pasta par with 3 different kinds of pasta, a mashed potato bar (my favorite and it was served in martini glasses) and a raw bar. We had an assortment of passed hors d'oeuvre, cheese and crackers and fruit and veggie station. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
9/9/2016
4.6/5.0
Jones River Trading Company was the beautiful, unique venue we were looking for. From top to bottom, inside and out, the space is filled with gorgeous detail. It’s a little rustic, a little nautical, and very New England. Very little decoration is needed because the venue provides so much!
Everyone is still raving about the food two months later! The clam chowdah, braised beef, macaroni and cheese, and smoked salmon were all to die for.
From getting everyone in place for the rehearsal to setting up our centerpieces and meeting with the bakery, Mark and his team took care of everything!
The space held our 120 guests perfectly with plenty of room on the dance floor.
My only intsy-wintsy-tiny-little complaint would be that this OCD Bride was a little nervous at times. The planners at JRTC have everything so down to a science, I was worried that we didn’t have a whole lot of communication. But the beauty was, they didn’t need it! Everything was done to perfection, no detail was missed.
I would highly recommend JRTC to anyone looking for something a little different in their wedding venue and a quaint, elegant New England feel.
Jones River Trading Company was the beautiful, unique venue we were looking for. From top to bottom, inside and out, the Read more...
Jones River Trading Company was the beautiful, unique venue we were looking for. From top to bottom, inside and out, the space is filled with gorgeous detail. It’s a little rustic, a little nautical, and very New England. Very little decoration is needed because the venue provides so much!
Everyone is still raving about the food two months later! The clam chowdah, braised beef, macaroni and cheese, and smoked salmon were all to die for.
From getting everyone in place for the rehearsal to setting up our centerpieces and meeting with the bakery, Mark and his team took care of everything!
The space held our 120 guests perfectly with plenty of room on the dance floor.
My only intsy-wintsy-tiny-little complaint would be that this OCD Bride was a little nervous at times. The planners at JRTC have everything so down to a science, I was worried that we didn’t have a whole lot of communication. But the beauty was, they didn’t need it! Everything was done to perfection, no detail was missed.
I would highly recommend JRTC to anyone looking for something a little different in their wedding venue and a quaint, elegant New England feel. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
I am SO happy that I had my September wedding at the Jones River Trading. From the minute my husband and I walked in to tour the venue we knew we would book it. The venue is so unique and beautiful. You really have to see it for yourself- the pictures barely do it justice. It is such a hidden gem. I loved the outdoor ceremony space where you can get married under a beautiful willow-type tree. We had so many compliments about the venue as well as the food by Plymouth Bay Catering. The prices are so reasonable for the area which is definitely a plus. They’re very flexible with menu options as well. The only thing that was kinda hard planning-wise was that you’re not assigned your day-of coordinator until the week of the wedding; obviously if you have questions before that you can call/email but you kinda just have to trust that your coordinator will be amazing and helpful. BELIEVE ME he was… we had Chris and I cannot say enough amazing things about him. He was so organized and professional but also really laidback and flexible. Literally everything went perfectly that day thanks to him.

As many brides say I barely even ate at my own wedding, and you’re so busy you don’t really get to sit back and relax. So I’m hoping someone else I know will get married at the Jones River Trading so I can enjoy all the food and spend time looking at all the antiques and decorations the venue is filled with.
I am SO happy that I had my September wedding at the Jones River Trading. From the minute my husband and I walked in to Read more...
I am SO happy that I had my September wedding at the Jones River Trading. From the minute my husband and I walked in to tour the venue we knew we would book it. The venue is so unique and beautiful. You really have to see it for yourself- the pictures barely do it justice. It is such a hidden gem. I loved the outdoor ceremony space where you can get married under a beautiful willow-type tree. We had so many compliments about the venue as well as the food by Plymouth Bay Catering. The prices are so reasonable for the area which is definitely a plus. They’re very flexible with menu options as well. The only thing that was kinda hard planning-wise was that you’re not assigned your day-of coordinator until the week of the wedding; obviously if you have questions before that you can call/email but you kinda just have to trust that your coordinator will be amazing and helpful. BELIEVE ME he was… we had Chris and I cannot say enough amazing things about him. He was so organized and professional but also really laidback and flexible. Literally everything went perfectly that day thanks to him.

As many brides say I barely even ate at my own wedding, and you’re so busy you don’t really get to sit back and relax. So I’m hoping someone else I know will get married at the Jones River Trading so I can enjoy all the food and spend time looking at all the antiques and decorations the venue is filled with. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
8/13/2016
4.4/5.0
Jones River is the perfect place to get married and then have your reception. Chris was our wedding day coordinator and helped keep the night moving while making sure the Bride and Groom where happy, fed, and drinking.
Jones River is the perfect place to get married and then have your reception. Chris was our wedding day coordinator and Read more...
Jones River is the perfect place to get married and then have your reception. Chris was our wedding day coordinator and helped keep the night moving while making sure the Bride and Groom where happy, fed, and drinking. Read less
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Evan
Wedding:
8/5/2016
4.2/5.0
After seeing photos of Jones River I was very impressed and interested in learning more. The menu was extensive and very reasonable so after a walk through of the building with Chris we decided to book. We had our first menu meeting with Mark and had a great experience with him. He gets right to the point and was very honest about what he thought about menu options and what would be unnecessary costs.
Our wedding planner Mary was amazing! We met with her the night before the wedding for our rehearsal. She was very organized and helped to put my mind completely at ease. I had brought items to setup around Jones River and she told me to leave them on the table and she would take care of it. It was a fairly simple gesture but for an already mentally exhausted bride it was such a major help. The night of the wedding she was everywhere and did everything. She coordinated with our DJ and photographer to make sure everything went smoothly. I felt like I could just enjoy the night.

We had our ceremony out back and it was beautiful! I was a little nervous because it was a very dry summer but they did a wonderful job with the landscape! I also wasn't sure how the setup of the guests would be for the ceremony as they provide chair for about 20 guests and the rest stand. I have to say that this was probably one of my favorite parts of the ceremony. It felt so much more personal having everyone so close and all around us.
We went with the smoke house buffet for dinner and it was delicious! There was something for everyone. We had the short ribs, turkey tips, and baked scrod as our mains and mac and cheese and veggies as our sides. Our guests raved about the food. Everything has wonderful flavor and all of the meats were extremely well prepared and tender. They had the smoker out in the parking lot which got a lot of our guests excited about the meal.
Our experience at Jones River was wondering and Mary allowed me to be a stress-free bride!
After seeing photos of Jones River I was very impressed and interested in learning more. The menu was extensive and very Read more...
After seeing photos of Jones River I was very impressed and interested in learning more. The menu was extensive and very reasonable so after a walk through of the building with Chris we decided to book. We had our first menu meeting with Mark and had a great experience with him. He gets right to the point and was very honest about what he thought about menu options and what would be unnecessary costs.
Our wedding planner Mary was amazing! We met with her the night before the wedding for our rehearsal. She was very organized and helped to put my mind completely at ease. I had brought items to setup around Jones River and she told me to leave them on the table and she would take care of it. It was a fairly simple gesture but for an already mentally exhausted bride it was such a major help. The night of the wedding she was everywhere and did everything. She coordinated with our DJ and photographer to make sure everything went smoothly. I felt like I could just enjoy the night.

We had our ceremony out back and it was beautiful! I was a little nervous because it was a very dry summer but they did a wonderful job with the landscape! I also wasn't sure how the setup of the guests would be for the ceremony as they provide chair for about 20 guests and the rest stand. I have to say that this was probably one of my favorite parts of the ceremony. It felt so much more personal having everyone so close and all around us.
We went with the smoke house buffet for dinner and it was delicious! There was something for everyone. We had the short ribs, turkey tips, and baked scrod as our mains and mac and cheese and veggies as our sides. Our guests raved about the food. Everything has wonderful flavor and all of the meats were extremely well prepared and tender. They had the smoker out in the parking lot which got a lot of our guests excited about the meal.
Our experience at Jones River was wondering and Mary allowed me to be a stress-free bride! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our ceremony and reception there on April 16, 2016 and it couldn't have been a more perfect day. From the planning process with Mary, up until the end of the evening, everything was so seamless and amazing. The venue itself is gorgeous, and you don't even need to add any additional decorations. Plymouth Bay Catering did a phenomenal job with the food. We did the smoked meats buffet. Our guests are still commenting on how delicious the food was and how beautiful the venue is; they were so impressed! We got the package that included all vendors except photography and videography, and when we wanted to do our own invitations and forgo the limo transportation, it was no problem at all, we were credited the cost into the final total. They were so easy to work with. Having the package took away so much of the stress, it was a godsend. All the vendors were easy to work with: Judy at Piece of Cake Bakery, Dan from Kingston Florist, DJ Scott Ripatrazone- so awesome. JRT also worked well with my photographer and videographer.

Finally, I have to show special recognition to our wedding coordinator Mary. Not only was she incredibly helpful throughout the whole planning process, she made the day of the wedding the most stress free, special day by just being amazing at what she does. She is such a pro, and not once did I feel overwhelmed because she made sure I didn't have to worry about a thing on the day of the wedding.She was always available, and so organized! She and her team took care of everything including the set up and breakdown of all my additional decorations. They made sure the wedding party had appetizers while we were getting pictures and brought us drinks. EXCEPTIONAL service.

I 100% recommend Jones River Trading. They are also shockingly budget friendly. The value is top notch. There aren't enough ways to thank them for such a spectacular job well done and a wonderfully memorable, special wedding day!
My husband and I had our ceremony and reception there on April 16, 2016 and it couldn't have been a more perfect day. From Read more...
My husband and I had our ceremony and reception there on April 16, 2016 and it couldn't have been a more perfect day. From the planning process with Mary, up until the end of the evening, everything was so seamless and amazing. The venue itself is gorgeous, and you don't even need to add any additional decorations. Plymouth Bay Catering did a phenomenal job with the food. We did the smoked meats buffet. Our guests are still commenting on how delicious the food was and how beautiful the venue is; they were so impressed! We got the package that included all vendors except photography and videography, and when we wanted to do our own invitations and forgo the limo transportation, it was no problem at all, we were credited the cost into the final total. They were so easy to work with. Having the package took away so much of the stress, it was a godsend. All the vendors were easy to work with: Judy at Piece of Cake Bakery, Dan from Kingston Florist, DJ Scott Ripatrazone- so awesome. JRT also worked well with my photographer and videographer.

Finally, I have to show special recognition to our wedding coordinator Mary. Not only was she incredibly helpful throughout the whole planning process, she made the day of the wedding the most stress free, special day by just being amazing at what she does. She is such a pro, and not once did I feel overwhelmed because she made sure I didn't have to worry about a thing on the day of the wedding.She was always available, and so organized! She and her team took care of everything including the set up and breakdown of all my additional decorations. They made sure the wedding party had appetizers while we were getting pictures and brought us drinks. EXCEPTIONAL service.

I 100% recommend Jones River Trading. They are also shockingly budget friendly. The value is top notch. There aren't enough ways to thank them for such a spectacular job well done and a wonderfully memorable, special wedding day! Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
We just got married October 24th at this truly stunning venue! The cocktail-hour and the appetizers were delicious and beautiful. The dinner was beyond our expectations! The meals were prompt, perfect temperature, and absolutely delicious. I cannot thank you enough for helping us celebrate our wedding day! It was everything we dreamed of. We would recommend this venue, caterer & staff with no hesitation. Our DJ, Brendan Lafferty owner of B-Sharp Entertainment, kept our guest dancing all night & the photo booth was so much fun! We have received more calls, texts and emails saying "best wedding ever" Jones River Trading Co & Plymouth Bay Catering are both outstanding and highly recommended. Thank you for making our wedding day perfect!
We just got married October 24th at this truly stunning venue! The cocktail-hour and the appetizers were delicious and Read more...
We just got married October 24th at this truly stunning venue! The cocktail-hour and the appetizers were delicious and beautiful. The dinner was beyond our expectations! The meals were prompt, perfect temperature, and absolutely delicious. I cannot thank you enough for helping us celebrate our wedding day! It was everything we dreamed of. We would recommend this venue, caterer & staff with no hesitation. Our DJ, Brendan Lafferty owner of B-Sharp Entertainment, kept our guest dancing all night & the photo booth was so much fun! We have received more calls, texts and emails saying "best wedding ever" Jones River Trading Co & Plymouth Bay Catering are both outstanding and highly recommended. Thank you for making our wedding day perfect! Read less
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