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
Providence Biltmore 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, Providence Biltmore is the perfect location for all wedding celebrations. Couples can host anything from an engagement party to a bridal 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:
Recommended by 95% of couples
DONNA · Married on 07/14/2017
After checking out many venues, my daughter visited the Providence Biltmore. The minute she walked into the door of not only the lobby, but especially the Grand Ballroom, her decision was made. Elise Shatraw, the Senior Catering Sales Manager, walked us through everything with ease. Little did we know how wonderful she would be throughout the wedding planning process from start to finish. Her response to my many emails was super quick with every question answered and every reassurance given. The wedding was held last Friday, during the National Governor's Conference. We would never have known that anything other than our wedding was happening! The Providence Biltmore was an amazing venue for this special day.... the ceremony was held in the Garden Room, which was elegant beyond measure. Cocktails were served in L'Apogee on the 17th floor with an amazing view of the city... the appetizers and drinks were excellent! The reception was held in the Grand Ballroom... and there is a reason they call it "Grand". It felt like a fairy tale... there are insufficient words for the atmosphere. Everyone raved about every dinner course and the wait staff was spot on! Thank you Elise and Michael for a wonderful and stress-free experience.
Lindsay · Married on 06/09/2018
This was the first venue we looked at and we instantly knew this was where we wanted to get married. We met Elise Shatraw, Senior Catering Sales Manager, during our initial visit and were very impressed with her from the start.
We had our ceremony in the Garden Room. When we first booked our wedding we could not be guaranteed this room for the ceremony, it could have been booked for another wedding on the same night. Luckily the Garden Room did not get booked for another wedding, and was available for our ceremony. The Garden Room is beautiful on its own, minimal decorations/flowers were needed. We had 210 guests and they were able to comfortably fit in this room.
Our cocktail hour was in the L'Apogee Room. The transition from the 2nd to 17th floor was slow. Due to the backup on the elevators the line to the bar wasn’t bad because guests were arriving in waves. The passed hors d'oeuvres were delicious.
The reception was in the Grand Ballroom.The food was delicious. The lobster chowder was very “New England”. We went with the champagne pop and the flambé presentation, both were definitely worth it! The flambé is really fun and unique. We did have a few wedding crashers during the reception. We knew this was a possibility since there isn’t any security setup to stop people from walking into the elevator and just going up to the 17th floor.
There is a wedding prelude event in the winter that all summer couples +4 guests are invited to attend.This gave us the opportunity to taste many of the food options from the menu before picking our final selections.
We did find the room booking process frustrating. The booking link had rate issues/date restrictions. Our first room block filled up quickly, yet I was not notified. I would have preferred they were more proactive in communicating that the block was full.
Elise was always very organized which made me feel comfortable handing off all of my wedding "stuff" and having her set it up the way I had envisioned
Melanie · Married on 05/12/2018
My husband and I recently had our wedding at the Providence Biltmore. We had both our ceremony and reception there. It was definitely the absolute best day of our lives, thanks to the Biltmore! The venue is GORGEOUS and the staff is fantastic! We couldn’t have asked for better service! We had our ceremony in the Garden ball room and our reception upstairs in the grand ball room. Our guests really enjoyed this because it gave them a change in scenery. The food was incredible and our guests raved about it! Our guests were also blown away by the flambé presentation, we highly recommend adding that to your wedding! So many of our guests said that our wedding was the best wedding they have ever been to. The day really did feel like a real life fairytale, thank you Elise and the Biltmore staff!
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.