Graduate Providence

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11 Dorrance Street Providence, RI 02903

Need dates

  • 07/15/202407/19/2024
  • 07/22/202407/26/2024
  • 07/29/202408/02/2024




Best of Meetings Today Winner, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Graduate Providence has been the proud recipient of The Knot's Best of Weddings Award for the past six years, making us a Hall of Fame Winner, plus we're Wedding Wire Rated.

Venue Highlights


Room features and guest services

  • Calls (local)
  • Calls (toll-free)
  • Internet access
  • Luggage storage
  • View (garden)
  • View (urban)
  • Voicemail box


  • Extended stay
  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Onsite security
  • Pet friendly
  • Space (outdoor)
  • Space (private)
  • Space (semi-private)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Video conference
  • VIP services

AV capabilities

  • AV equipment
  • High speed internet
  • Onsite AV staff

Recreational activities

  • Health club
  • Spa or salon

Venue accessibility

  • Bus
  • Taxi
  • Train


  • Dance floor
  • Loading dock
  • Piano
  • Portable heaters
  • Staging area

Getting Here

Exit 21 off of Interstate 95


  • Paid parking$33.00 / day
  • Street parking

Distance from airport

  • 8 mi. from venue

Graduate Providence Meeting Space

Total meeting space17,011 sq. ft.
Meeting rooms16
Largest room4,212 sq. ft.
Second largest room3,498 sq. ft.
Space (Private)19,000 sq. ft.
Space (Semi-private)2,000 sq. ft.
Space (Outdoor)1,300 sq. ft.
Exhibit Space2,000 sq. ft.

Guest Rooms

Total guest rooms294
Single (1 bed)182
Double (2 beds)113
Single (1 bed) rate$109.00 – $399.00
Double (2 beds) rate$129.00 – $449.00
Tax rate7%
Occupancy rate6%

Local Attractions

Rhode Island Convention Center

Convention center
1 block away
The Rhode Island Convention Center is located in the heart of downtown Providence and is a multi-purpose facility. Capable of hosting trade shows, consumer shows, exhibits, receptions, banquets, meetings and, of course, conventions, event planners will enjoy a collaborative partnership with our knowledgeable and professional staff. For those who want to experience all of downtown Providence, the Convention Center is attached via sky-bridge, to the Omni Hotel, the Providence Place Mall, and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
1 Sabin St
Providence, RI, US 02903

Alex and Ani City Center

1 minute away
The ALEX AND ANI City Center provides outdoor ice skating for adults and children plus a Subway concession area rink-side. The ALEX AND ANI City Center is available in the winter for private events on full ice, corporate and social outings, school groups, and in the summer as an event center. For all details about the winter ice skating season and the summer event center season, visit our website at
2 Kennedy Plaza
Providence, RI, US 02903


5 minutes away
With a collection of more than 100,000 objects -- ranging from ancient times to the present -- the RISD Museum is a dynamic cultural center offering critically acclaimed exhibitions, lively public programs for all ages, and a renowned museum store, RISD WORKS

Roger Williams Zoo

5 mi. away
The Roger Williams Park Zoo of Providence, Rhode Island contains more than 150 animals from around the world in natural settings. In 1986, it became the first Zoo in New England to earn accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It was founded in 1872, and is one of the oldest zoos in the nation
1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI, US 02903


2 blocks away
The Dunkin' Donuts Center Providence, an SMG-managed facility, is in the heart of Rhode Island's capital city. It is a 14,000-seat multi-purpose indoor sports and entertainment venue. The arena offers 31,000 square feet of arena space with a ceiling height of 86 feet, a 25,000-square-foot concourse, a 9,000-square-foot lobby, 20 luxury suites, and five additional meeting/hospitality rooms. The Dunkin' Donuts Center is the home to the AHL Providence Bruins and the Providence College men's basketball team. The arena hosts major touring family shows, concerts, sporting events, NCAA Championship Tournaments, and skating and cheerleading events. The Center is connected to the Rhode Island Convention Center via a pedestrian bridge
One LaSalle Square
Providence, RI, US 02903

Johnson & Wales University Providence Campus

1 mi. away
Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university’s impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide.
8 Abbott Park Pl
Providence, RI, US 02903

The Arcade

2 blocks away
Built in 1828, Arcade Providence is the nation's oldest indoor shopping mall. Located in downtown, the Arcade features 17 unique retails shops and 3 restaurants.
65 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI, US 02903

Providence College

Providence College is a private Roman Catholic university in Providence, Rhode Island. With a 2012–2013 enrollment of 3,852 undergraduate students and 735 graduate students, the college specializes in academic programs in the liberal arts
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI, US 02903


Graduate Providence, located in the heart of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, is a landmark hotel with an illustrious past. Designed by the celebrated firm Warren and Wetmore, the architects behind New York City’s Grand Central Station, the hotel debuted to widespread acclaim in 1922 and quickly became the tourist and social center of Providence. Today, deeply woven within the city’s fabric and culture and beloved by generations of guests, the Graduate Providence is an authentic Providence tradition. Three-and-a-half centuries of history are alive and well on the streets of Providence, the capital city of Rhode Island. Providence is known and loved for its abundance of important historic buildings, and, in fact, offers one of the largest concentrations of registered historic landmarks in the country. Guests will enjoy the hotel’s unique coffee shop, Poindexter, located in the grand lobby, a brand new fully equipped fitness center, self-parking and complimentary Wi-Fi. Just steps away from the city’s most exclusive shopping and dining areas and conveniently located near the Rhode Island Convention & Entertainment Complex, Graduate Providence, is the perfect vantage point from which guests can enjoy the many events and activities Providence has to offer. The Norwich Spa at Graduate Providence is Open! Special Events, Fundraisers, Team Development, Corporate Milestones, Necessary Bonding, or anytime you need to Celebrate, sometimes you just want the place to yourselves. Start with The Norwich Spa off the lobby of Graduate Providence! The atmosphere drops in Old School Charm to meet Urban Chic. Add specialty treatments, food, and beverage service and you have the makings for a successful, different and incomparable event. Ask our Spa Director how to make the spa space in PVD your own. Jump on to read more. You’ll find pampering treatments, developed and refined by leading professionals in skin care, body care, make-up and the art of massage, all within 10 treatment rooms, a hair salon, manicure and pedicure stations, infrared sauna, 3 relaxation rooms, and so much more. Oh and ask about the private function space within the private function space!


High season
Sep 1 – Oct 31
Shoulder season
May 10 – Aug 31
Nov 1 – Dec 31
Low season
Jan 1 – Apr 30

Cancellation Policy

48 hour cancellation policy

Facility Restrictions

Self Parking only

Additional Information

Renovations are complete! All guest rooms and suites, the Grand Ballroom and Fitness Center. Each room is equipped with a refrigerator, in room safe, and iHome docking station.


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