Providence Public Library

225 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Providence Public Library

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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Guest entrance
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Beautiful PPL bride & groom
Beautiful PPL bride & groom
The Ship Room
The Ship Room
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Courtyard details!
Post-ceremony celebration
Post-ceremony celebration
The couple with the bridesmaids and groomsmen
The couple with the bridesmaids and groomsmen
Wedding procession
Wedding procession
Indoor wedding setup
Indoor wedding setup
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Wedding venue front door
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Wedding venue
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Couple portrait
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Exterior view
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Bridal procession
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Creative couple portrait
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Wedding reception
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Couple kissing
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Providence public library
Creative couple portrait
Creative couple portrait
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Couple kissing indoors
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Couple kissing at the steps
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Helping the bride
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Table setup with floral centerpieces
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Neatly stacked books
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Creative couple portrait
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Table setup with centerpiece
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Providence public library
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Couple kissing
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The bride with her bridesmaids
The couple with the bridesmaids and groomsmen
The couple with the bridesmaids and groomsmen
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Trustee room (bridal suite)
Trustee room (bridal suite)
Rhode island room
Rhode island room
Ship room
Ship room
Garden courtyard
Garden courtyard
Grand hall
Grand hall
Ship room
Ship room
Grand hall
Grand hall
Providence public library
Providence public library
Guest entrance
Guest entrance
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Beautiful PPL bride & groom
Beautiful PPL bride & groom

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43 Reviews for Providence Public Library

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • DeaCee

    Deanna · Married on 11/03/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beauty, elegance, and class

    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 the upper level and look down upon the dance floor and still feel like part of the action. Then we moved into the dining room for a seated plated dinner and it felt small enough that it was intimate but large enough that it didn't feel crowded. While we were in the dining room, the ceremony space and courtyard were being transformed with rental furniture and lighting so that it felt totally different when guests emerged from dinner. We kept the lighting neutral on the main floor but the courtyard was like a dance floor with dark lights and loud music. Lastly, there's a room upstairs where family and friends can take a moment alone to collect their thoughts and I found it to be really peaceful and calming. Overall, the PPL is a venue that keeps on giving and giving: it's SO versatile that it's like six spaces in one. You can dress it up or dress it down, class it up or keep it quirky. We also found the rental fees to be insanely affordable, and there was a security guard and coat check person there all night for our event. We loved the location and found it super convenient and within walking distance of everyone's hotels, parking garages, etc. (although we did get the valet parking option for our wedding because it was also more affordable than we thought.) Lastly, PPL works with Russell Morin Catering and Events which made the whole process really seamless. Russell Morin was also very accommodating, but that's a review for another day :) Overall, our guests had rave reviews about the PPL and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue!!

    Sent on 11/18/2019
  • Kelly

    Kelly Wilcox · Married on 10/18/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    A hidden gem of wedding venues!

    Getting married at PPL (Providence Public Library) could not have been better. the set-up is ideal, the dance floor is UNBEATABLE! Having everything on-site makes it so easy, and Russell Morins (the catering company exclusive with PPL) made our day so seamless and perfect. We had just over 100 guests and it was the absolute perfect size. Not only is the layout of the venue perfect, but the historic details are jaw-dropping - so many amazing photo opps! It is in close proximity to many great hotels downtown. Their bridal suite upstairs is also amazing and a great place to get ready/dressed before the big day! We wouldn't have changed a thing, this venue and the staff and catering company was beyond perfect.

    Sent on 10/21/2019

    Providence Public Library's reply:

    Kelly & Nathan - can I just say how wonderful you both were to plan and work alongside for your big day! I am beyond thrilled that our beautiful Library was the perfect fit for your dream day! Thank you for sharing these amazing moments with us!

    Sending you so much love -
    Ardriana

Awards

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Providence Public Library FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 3500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2500.00
  • 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?
    $ 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?
    250
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Gilded Media
    Gilded Media Wedding Videographers

    Excellent Company to work with! We highly recommend.

  • Uniquely Chic Vintage Rentals Wedding Rentals

    The Providence Public Library oozes elegance and sophistication, the library is an absolutely stunning wedding and special event venue! The interior and decor is impeccable down to the last detail and meticulous cared for and maintained. The staff is incredibly friendly, responsive, and polite! The Providence Public Library is sure to impress and exceed your expectations! Love this venue!

  • Arpeggio Wedding Entertainment Wedding DJs

    We love working at the Library! The Russell Morin staff do a fantastic job here. Lizzy and her team are very attentive and always a pleasure to work with.

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