The Providence Marriott Downtown is a wedding venue and full-service hotel located in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.We understand that every wedding couples' dream wedding should be as unique as they are. That is why every wedding we host is customized.
You and your guests will surely enjoy your stay at the Marriott through the many amenities that the hotel has to offer. Along with your beautiful wedding reception, the venue provides offers the following services:
The Providence Marriott provides its own catering and has different packages that the couple can choose from. With each package you can select specific amounts of entrees, appetizers, cocktails, desserts and salads that will be prepared by the award-winning chef. Not only can you select the menu for your reception, but the venue also provides you with selections for your rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch. Our Executive Chef, Franco Paterno, was selected as Hotel Chef of the Year 2019.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Candace Steele · Married on 05/04/2019
Amazing Kentucky Derby Wedding
We hosted our wedding at the Marriott Downtown Providence on Saturday, May 4, 2019. We wanted a Kentucky Derby wedding and that is exactly what we got! Our event manager, Nicole, was simply amazing. We were reluctant to have a hotel wedding for all the obvious reasons. Most importantly we were concerned that a well know hotel would be challenged with a theme wedding vs. a more traditional celebration. All of our fears were quickly put to rest. The overall planning, pricing, menu selection, specialty cocktails (including mint juleps and Oaks Lilies), room design, etc. could not have been simpler. The one thing that most impressed me is that I never heard NO, I was not reminded of "rules and policies". That being said, we did not ask for anything outrageous, but a theme wedding does require some thinking outside of the box (such as placing custom posters over existing ballroom art and using authentic mint julep glasses). This was no problem for the Marriott staff. We could not be happier with the end result. It was everything we hoped for. Our guests truly enjoyed our wedding and so did we! If you are on the fence about this hotel as your venue, my advice is to go for it. The guest rooms were fabulous, many recently updated, the outdoor space is perfect for photos and the food was incredible! The bar is also a great place to meet up with friends (say hello to Amber for us) staying at the hotel and the restaurant served up a great breakfast buffet for a reasonable cost. Overall, this hotel is a perfect venue. Did I mention free parking for your guests? I could go on and on!Sent on 05/15/2019
Mark & Stephanie Souza · Married on 08/18/2018
Best experience ever! We wish we could do it again!
Where do I even begin? My husband and I had our dream fairytale wedding, and it was all because of this venue. We had a large guest count, we were planning for about 400 people. This meant lots of places couldn’t fit our wedding. The places that could fit, we couldn’t afford, or we didn’t like. I wanted to know that the person that was taking care of the details of my wedding cared as much about it as I did. Someone with experience and dedication, and was approachable and easy to work with. We were about a year and a half away, and I met Donna Diorio, the wedding coordinator at the Providence Marriott Downtown. Donna was perfect. She was loving, and cared so much. She had done this a million times, and had lots of ideas, but also took my ideas and made them a reality. Donna unfortunately retired that year, but left behind a wonderful predecessor in her place. Nicole McCreadie is just like Donna in the sense that she is so well organized, and can make your dreams into reality. She kept me organized from every freaking out email, to when I was totally confused about my timeline and was borderline late to send out my invites! She helped me through every step of the way. She even custom made menus to put at every plate setting. She cared so much, and just wanted us to have the night of our dreams. We had our wedding day on HER 29th birthday, and she was there almost the ENTIRE NIGHT! That is dedication. She had her wedding in the same venue, that’s how you know she loves what she does. The food was FANTASTIC! We had a food tasting and brought two people from both of our families to help us decide on food. When you go for your own tasting, come hungry because you will leave so full. I brought her tubs of decorations and she ran with it. She decorated the whole venue better than we thought it could look. I highly recommend the air walls with drapes on the ceiling. We had to have cocktail hour inside because of rain, but it was so elegant. We had signature cocktails and white glove passed Hors d’oeuvres. The next morning we hosted an after wedding brunch. Everyone who spent the night at the hotel got a little goodie bag that we made. The front desk made sure to give those out. We partied all night long, and could have gone longer if we wanted to. The venue is so accommodating to the bride and groom, it’s incredible. ON TOP OF THAT, we had a suite on the top floor the whole weekend! My husband stayed there the night before our wedding, and all the groomsmen got ready there the morning of. ONE YEAR LATER and they give you a night for your anniversary! We used our Marriott points from the wedding to book an extra night. So we stayed from Friday to Sunday to celebrate out first anniversary. Nicole left champagne out for us with fruit and cheese, and a note with little goodies for the weekend that we were there. We spent the weekend in the pool, walking the halls, and sitting in the ballroom that was once our reception. We reminisced the whole weekend, and couldn’t believe how fast a year goes by. We can’t stress enough how much we LOVE THE PROVIDENCE MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN. We will forever cherish it as the place we celebrated our wedding, and we will plan to go back for anniversaries going forward. It was truly a magical and easy experience. If you are looking for a fabulous location, food, service, and accommodations, look no further. You found it here at the Marriott.Sent on 09/13/2019
P.S.- The photo in this gallery with the blue uplighting is our wedding! (=
Jennifer · Married on 09/23/2017
My husband and I recently had our wedding at the Providence Marriott Downtown. I have to say, working with everyone there made it for an extremely easy wedding to plan and a fabulous wedding weekend. Donna DiOrio, director of catering was an absolute joy to work with throughout the 9 months that we were planning our wedding. Every time we had a questions, concern, or uncertainty she was there to help us through it. She truly made the wedding planning process easy and enjoyable. I truly felt like we were a top priority the weekend of our wedding and she made me feel at ease during what could have been a stressful time.Sent on 09/28/2017
As we attended the Marriott on occasion throughout the planning process, we had the fortunate experience of dining in their restaurant, BlueFin Grille. We ate their 3 times (including our tasting) and each time we have the pleasure of having Kimee as our waitress. Kimee was extremely knowledgeable about the food menu and drink menu. She was able to make numerous suggestions to us that were all delicious. She was a joy to speak with and get to know along the way.
The day of our wedding we had the privilege of working with another member of Donna's team, Donnie. Donnie was available to us the entire evening of our wedding. Whatever my husband and I needed, he was able to make sure it happened. He was constantly checking in on us to make sure we ate, had a drink, etc. If there was a request we had, he was the guy to make it happen. Not only was he very attentive but he was funny, kind, and efficient. Contacting Donnie and his team the day after our wedding was also a breeze. They had all of our belongings packed up for us and we didn't have to do a thing! We stayed at the Marriott for 2 evenings after our wedding and although the event was over we were clearly valued customers. Seeing Donnie and Donna after the event, they were sure to follow up with us to make sure we didn't need anything else. They truly made our experience magical!
A great venue for a variety of occasions. Has undergone a great transformation the past couple of year to offer elegant ballrooms, classy/modern poolside areas, and great services.
It's always a pleasure to work with the staff, when we photograph a Wedding at The Providence Marriott. They know how important it is to work cohesively together to insure the best possible service to our Couples and their guests. They understand and respect how important it is for our photographers to capture those once in a lifetime moments.
Every time I work a Wedding at this venue I have a great experience. Donna and her staff always do a wonderful job, and the events go off without a hitch. The food and service is always very good.