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.
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:
70 Reviews for Graduate Providence/Providence Biltmore
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Lauren Caldamone · Getting married on 02/03/2021
Still thanking our lucky stars for this...and the Graduate Team!
There is so much I could say about our wedding at the Graduate on Saturday, March 14 2020. And fortunately, it will ONLY be good things coming from us. As a wedding gets planned for months, the stress of the last few weeks is always the worst, just making sure everything will be perfect and goes off without a hitch. Well, as time went on everything was perfect, and then we got hit with a Global Pandemic. This on top of just your normal wedding stress is a major burden but also nothing you can do about it but to roll with the punches.Sent on 03/17/2020
I cannot say enough amazing things about this venue, including three major people who played parts in it. Elise, Michael, and Sarai have exceeded all of our expectations, went above and beyond making sure our day went absolutely amazing, and we could not have asked for a better staff to be there with us throughout the whole day/night. With Michael rearranging tables for cancellations we received up until the last hour, Elise sprinting to my room to grab the bouquet that I forgot, and Sarai and her team making our night so memorable in so many ways. It was amazing, and we would do it all over again.
After all the crazy stress, worries, and just wedding day jitters, I couldn't have done it without this amazing staff helping us out. From the ceremony to the final song, it was AMAZING, and perfect. Thank you Graduate Team! I will recommend this place forever and ever.
Natalie Libitz · Married on 12/31/2019
Everything I could have imagined & more!
I cannot say enough about how amazing the Graduate team was for our NYE2019 wedding. From the minute I walked into the lobby, I knew this place was where I needed to have my wedding. The Grand Ballroom exceeded my every expectation and Elise and her team made everything PERFECT all the while calming my every anxiety. From the get-go working with Elise and her team was fun and they made everything a breeze, which I didn't think was possible. Our big day was seamless and I cannot imagine having it anywhere but the Graduate. Our guests are still raving about how great the food was, how unbelievable the ballroom looked and how much they loved their rooms! I cannot recommend the Graduate team enough, you will not regret it :)Sent on 10/19/2020
Chantelle · Married on 09/28/2019
Experienced team, flawless execution, perfect wedding experience
I could not recommend Elise & the team at the Graduate enough! From the beginning of the planning to the very end of the reception, everything was flawless. Our wedding date was 10/05/2019 and we had our ceremony on the Terrace, happy hour in L'Apogee, reception in the Biltmore Ballroom, and breakfast the next day in the Summit Rooms. Elise was incredibly experienced and helpful in every step of the planning process. She helped arranged places for pictures, helped choose the best layout for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, and helped coordinate with the separate vendors (photography, cake, band, and flowers). The banquet team ensured the happy hour and reception were just as flawless. I truly had such a wonderful experience with the staff at the Graduate and highly, highly recommend you book your wedding there.Sent on 10/15/2020
Special shout-out to Elise: The morning of my wedding, the florist was supposed to come to the hotel to pin the boutonnières to the tuxes. For some reason, she sent someone who was not able to pin the boutonnières. I heard one mention of it, Elise stepped in, told me not to worry about it, and handled it herself. I so appreciated her handling that situation. Thank you Elise!!
WE LOVE THE BILTMORE! Our band had two weddings there last season, and hope to do more! A wonderful venue for weddings--very organized, great food, great service... All-around a great choice for any event--the best choice for a Providence wedding! A shout out to Elise, the organizer, who has been great to work with... Bravo! See you soon.
As a vendor, I love working with the staff at the Providence Biltmore.They are so very professional and helpful. It is a wonderful venue with great views. The staff, from the banquet managers to the work crew all know what is going on and always on top of things. It is a fabulous place for a wedding or any type of party.