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Graduate Providence/Providence Biltmore

11 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI, RI
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(401) 455-3021

About Us

Graduate Providence, formerly Providence Biltmore, is a full-service hotel and a classic wedding venue located in the heart of downtown Providence, Rhode Island. This landmark hotel debuted in 1922 and quickly became a tourist location and social center of Providence. It is conveniently located near the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence Place Mall, and Waterplace Park.

Facilities and Capacity
Graduate Providence offers two magnificent ballrooms that can accomodate weddings anywhere from 40-250 guests. Along with stunning venues, they also have 294 rooms and suites that will make couples and their guests feel at home.

Services Offered
With its historic charm and authentic style, Graduate Providence is the perfect location for all wedding celebrations. Couples can host anything from an engagement party to a wedding shower and be at ease knowing that each detail will be coordinated by the talented catering staff. Along with a unique location for couple’s wedding, they will also be provided with these services:

  • Professional wedding consultant
  • Attentive banquet staff with years of experience lead by the banquet manager
  • Excellent cuisine prepared by executive chef and full catering staff
  • Complimentary suite for the evening of the couple’s wedding
  • Set-up of ballroom with hotel's tables, chairs, linens, china, glassware, etc.
  • Large dance floor
  • Six-hour reception
  • Exclusive rates for couple’s guests traveling for the wedding

Alexandria K.

4.8 out of 5
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  • My fiancé and I, to our great sadness, had to cancel our wedding at the Graduate due to the ongoing pandemic. When we first postponed from August 2020 the team was incredibly helpful and flexible in securing our new date and adjusting our contract to reflect the new environment. Sadly, the pandemic was still going to be impacting our rescheduled date so we ended up having to cancel. Everyone involved from our initial tour in March 2019 until now has been so helpful, encouraging, and professional throughout this difficult process. I cannot say enough about this team! I have no doubt our Biltmore (Graduate) wedding would have been spectacular in their hands.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 1,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 750.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 20.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Historic Building, Hotel

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March

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