Sixteen brides are seeking alternative arrangements now that the Little Compton venue, Stone House, has been ordered by Superior Court Judge Brian Van Couyghen not to hold special events for zoning and usage violations brought by the town last week. Last year, the number of events to be held were limited for two Little Compton venues — Stone House and Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard. Last month, a bill passed that effectively allows Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard to continue to hold concerts and weddings by limiting the towns’ ability to restrict a farm’s activities on their land. Depending on how long it takes to transfer insurance, vendors and other wedding details to other venues, the judge’s order could cost the venue “well more than tens of thousands of dollars,” the venue’s attorney Kevin Vendituoli said.

A wedding insurance policy could be bought as soon as the bridal party starts placing deposits. You can purchase a Wedding Protector Plan policy as close as 14 days before the event.