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The Jones River Trading

Kingston , MA
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42 Elm Street
Kingston, MA 02364 US (map)

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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

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We had our wedding reception at Jones River in September 2015 for about 150 guests. Mary and Mark were absolutely wonderful to work with and were very accommodating to our requests. Our guests raved about the beautiful and unique nautical setting (perfect for our theme) and how delicious the food was. The wait staff and bartenders were wonderful as well. We were on a budget and looked at various venues on the South Shore but didn't want to do the traditional country club wedding. We could not have picked a better venue and our wedding day was perfect. Thanks Mark and Mary and everyone at Plymouth Bay Catering!
We had our wedding reception at Jones River in September 2015 for about 150 guests. Mary and Mark were absolutely Read more...
We had our wedding reception at Jones River in September 2015 for about 150 guests. Mary and Mark were absolutely wonderful to work with and were very accommodating to our requests. Our guests raved about the beautiful and unique nautical setting (perfect for our theme) and how delicious the food was. The wait staff and bartenders were wonderful as well. We were on a budget and looked at various venues on the South Shore but didn't want to do the traditional country club wedding. We could not have picked a better venue and our wedding day was perfect. Thanks Mark and Mary and everyone at Plymouth Bay Catering! Read less
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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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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
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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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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Derek & Molly Lima
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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Beth
Wedding:
10/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Jones River Trading was absolutely fantastic to work with and I highly recommend.

We had the ceremony and reception on site, and they let us arrive early to use the space for photographs. Mary was our coordinator and was highly professional and made everything incredibly easy for us. Not only was everything laid out for us in a very clear way throughout the entire process, but when we wanted to do something different from what was suggested it was not only not a problem, but they went out of their way to make our idea work best for us. For example, we did the package deal that they offer which includes invitations, however we wanted to use our own vendor for that. When we mentioned this they told us right away that they would take the money off of the package total which was intended for invitations so that we could do our invites elsewhere. They EASILY could have just left that pricing on there or waited for us to barter down, but JRT is a no nonsense venue and always quickly moves right towards the option that makes the most sense for the customer.

I don't think my wedding planning could have any less stress free than it was and I give credit in a huge way to JRT for this. Because we did the package deal JRT hooked us up with local vendors (all pricing included in the package) for flowers, cake, DJ, and more if we wanted it. First of all, the vendors also had a no nonsense style work ethic where they were very clear and professional about everything while advising towards the most efficient and cost effective way to go to achieve my goals. Secondly, since they work together regularly through the JRT packages all coordination was seamless and involved zero effort on my part. Aside from them just being really great to work with, they were all very skilled at their professions. We had Judy from Piece of Cake in Plymouth, Dan from Kingston Florist, and DJ Gene from The DJ Experience out of Plymouth.

Can't say enough about working with this team!
Jones River Trading was absolutely fantastic to work with and I highly recommend.

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Jones River Trading was absolutely fantastic to work with and I highly recommend.

We had the ceremony and reception on site, and they let us arrive early to use the space for photographs. Mary was our coordinator and was highly professional and made everything incredibly easy for us. Not only was everything laid out for us in a very clear way throughout the entire process, but when we wanted to do something different from what was suggested it was not only not a problem, but they went out of their way to make our idea work best for us. For example, we did the package deal that they offer which includes invitations, however we wanted to use our own vendor for that. When we mentioned this they told us right away that they would take the money off of the package total which was intended for invitations so that we could do our invites elsewhere. They EASILY could have just left that pricing on there or waited for us to barter down, but JRT is a no nonsense venue and always quickly moves right towards the option that makes the most sense for the customer.

I don't think my wedding planning could have any less stress free than it was and I give credit in a huge way to JRT for this. Because we did the package deal JRT hooked us up with local vendors (all pricing included in the package) for flowers, cake, DJ, and more if we wanted it. First of all, the vendors also had a no nonsense style work ethic where they were very clear and professional about everything while advising towards the most efficient and cost effective way to go to achieve my goals. Secondly, since they work together regularly through the JRT packages all coordination was seamless and involved zero effort on my part. Aside from them just being really great to work with, they were all very skilled at their professions. We had Judy from Piece of Cake in Plymouth, Dan from Kingston Florist, and DJ Gene from The DJ Experience out of Plymouth.

Can't say enough about working with this team! Read less
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Krystal
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
Mark and the entire Jones River Trading crew are the best around! We have gotten so many compliments on the venue, the food, the staff, and the service. Our bartenders were amazing, the food was described as "a religious experience" and the venue has an indescribable uniqueness and charm. My husband and I could never have chosen a better venue. I have been to many weddings in the past five years, and all of them have come with incredibly hefty price tags. For the quality we received, we should have paid a lot more. Thank you Jones River, you'll forever be our favorite!
Mark and the entire Jones River Trading crew are the best around! We have gotten so many compliments on the venue, the Read more...
Mark and the entire Jones River Trading crew are the best around! We have gotten so many compliments on the venue, the food, the staff, and the service. Our bartenders were amazing, the food was described as "a religious experience" and the venue has an indescribable uniqueness and charm. My husband and I could never have chosen a better venue. I have been to many weddings in the past five years, and all of them have come with incredibly hefty price tags. For the quality we received, we should have paid a lot more. Thank you Jones River, you'll forever be our favorite! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Genevieve
Wedding:
9/6/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at the Jones River Trading in September and it was wonderful. Michelle, our day of coordinator, was awesome! She was so helpful and made everything move along so smoothly. We had so many positive comments from our guests - especially about the food! We did the smoke house buffet, and it was a huge hit. This was the only venue we went to see in person and immediately fell in love. The dark wood floors and the boats on the ceiling were the perfect setting for us. There are adorable little nooks for guests to relax, and a huge dance floor for everyone to dance - it was the perfect mix to please every guest. Mark, Michelle, and the whole crew at Jones River Trading and Plymouth Bay Catering (the delicious exclusive caterer) made the planning simple and stress free, and made our wedding day perfect (and we didn't even break the bank!)
My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at the Jones River Trading in September and it was wonderful. Michelle, Read more...
My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at the Jones River Trading in September and it was wonderful. Michelle, our day of coordinator, was awesome! She was so helpful and made everything move along so smoothly. We had so many positive comments from our guests - especially about the food! We did the smoke house buffet, and it was a huge hit. This was the only venue we went to see in person and immediately fell in love. The dark wood floors and the boats on the ceiling were the perfect setting for us. There are adorable little nooks for guests to relax, and a huge dance floor for everyone to dance - it was the perfect mix to please every guest. Mark, Michelle, and the whole crew at Jones River Trading and Plymouth Bay Catering (the delicious exclusive caterer) made the planning simple and stress free, and made our wedding day perfect (and we didn't even break the bank!) Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/16/2015
5.0/5.0
We recently had our wedding at this venue, and could not have been happier. Plymouth Bat Catering catered the event, and it was amazing. The venue was exquisite, the food was delicious, the staff was helpful, attentive and very friendly, and the price was very reasonable. We would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a beautiful setting for their wedding.
We recently had our wedding at this venue, and could not have been happier. Plymouth Bat Catering catered the event, and Read more...
We recently had our wedding at this venue, and could not have been happier. Plymouth Bat Catering catered the event, and it was amazing. The venue was exquisite, the food was delicious, the staff was helpful, attentive and very friendly, and the price was very reasonable. We would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a beautiful setting for their wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Jones River Trading, and their exclusive caterer Plymouth Bay Catering, provided the perfect setting and service for our reception. They were very responsive to phone calls in the planning stages. The venue is beautifully decorated and has great seating areas right along the dance floor. This is a venue where you can get away without any extra decorating. The food was excellent and they allowed us to make adjustments easily, you aren't stuck to the "official" menu. Overall great value and highly recommended.
Jones River Trading, and their exclusive caterer Plymouth Bay Catering, provided the perfect setting and service for our Read more...
Jones River Trading, and their exclusive caterer Plymouth Bay Catering, provided the perfect setting and service for our reception. They were very responsive to phone calls in the planning stages. The venue is beautifully decorated and has great seating areas right along the dance floor. This is a venue where you can get away without any extra decorating. The food was excellent and they allowed us to make adjustments easily, you aren't stuck to the "official" menu. Overall great value and highly recommended. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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