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Venues in Providence, RI,

About Us

The Providence Public Library, presented by Russell Morin Catering & Events is a wedding venue located in Providence, Rhode Island. With historic architecture and dramatic skylights, this venue is perfect for a unique and romantic wedding. It is also located in the heart of downtown Providence, giving it a sense of luxury and city charm.

Facilities and Capacity
The Providence Public Library, presented by Russell Morin Catering & Events has a Grand Hall that overlooks the indoor Garden Courtyard, creating a breathtaking entrance and a great location for your cocktail reception or dance floor. While the Grand Hall accommodates up to 300 guests, the intimate City Garden fits up to 150 guests. The library also has the Ship Room, the Rhode Island Room and the Barnard Room that can accommodate anywhere from 80 to 185 people for a rehearsal dinner or cocktail hour. They also have space for a bridal suite with an adjoined dressing room in their Trustees Room.

Services Offered
Allowing you to customize every room to fit your own unique taste, the Russell Morin Catering & Events will surely give you a one of a kind wedding. They will also provide you with the following services:

  • Furniture rentals
  • Valet
  • Nearby lodging
  • Exclusive vendor for specialty lighting
  • Exclusively catered by Russell Morin Catering & Events


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  • When we told people we were getting married at a library... we got a lot of puzzled looks. Then we showed them photos and people's eyes would light up, and that's exactly what it's like walking in to PPL. You enter through the beautiful stone facade and you're standing in a foyer at the base of a grand marble staircase; one that your wedding party will walk down and take photos on. Then, you're standing in the ceremony space and the more you look around, the more you notice the gilded details, the columns, the chandelier... and all the possibilities that the space provides. We had our ceremony with 140 guests seated and we didn't even need any extra decor (ok, well we got one of those big light up trees but that's it!) The space is so naturally elegant that it doesn't really need anything extra. Then everyone moved down to the courtyard for cocktail hour, and it's a gentle change of scenery that's still inclusive of everything and everyone. Our older guests loved being able to sit on t... Read more

    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?

    $ 3,500.00

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

    $ 2,500.00

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


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

    $ 600.00

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

    $ 600.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up

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

    Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 24.00

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

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Open Bar

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Historic Building, Museum

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

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

    What bar services do you provide?

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

    What event items are available?

    Centerpieces, Chairs, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

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

    What transportation and access is available?

    Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April

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