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Graduate Providence/Providence Biltmore

Providence, RI View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.8 out of 5
89 reviews
$18k - $22k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$18k - $22k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

$3,000

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

$2,000

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

Yes

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

$750

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

$750

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?

$25

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

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

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

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

89 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Sheena Married on 06/03/2022
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    Wedding ceremony and reception

    I highly recommend The Graduate!! The service was impeccable!! Elise is the best in the business and was a pleasure to work with!! The staff was very responsive, helpful, professional and pleasant!! The food was outstanding!!! Absolutely beautiful and stunning venue!!
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    Kennedy Married on 05/14/2022
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    A Dream Come True!

    My husband and I met at the Ice Rink directly across from Graduate Providence and as we’d skate many nights, we’d glare up at the 17th ballroom with the lights flashing. When we got engaged in 2018, we knew there was no other place we were having our wedding reception than the building we’d over timelessly stare at and dream of dancing in the grand ballroom, Graduate Providence. Our wedding was the fairytale we always dreamed and dancing in the grand ballroom was a truly a dream come true! Working with Elise, made the planning process so easy & smooth as she is so experienced, patient with stressed out brides (like me) and so prompt in her responses. Everything about having our wedding reception at Graduate Providence was PERFECT!

Awards

  • 89
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Erin & Chase
    28 photos · 11/24/2018
  • Jim & Ashley
    22 photos · 09/06/2015

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Honey Train Music Services Honey Train Music Services Wedding Bands

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.

Designing Images Florist Designing Images Florist Wedding Florists

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.

Map

11 Dorrance Street Providence, RI, 02903
4014553021
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