Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention Center12,728 sq. m
Guest Rooms5,500
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel450 Guest Rooms
Special Event Venues125
Average Room Rate$165.00
Daily Food Cost$71.00
Occupancy Rate
Tax Rate13%

Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau


Why Choose Our Destination?

Providence, Rhode Island, known as "The Creative Capital," has been celebrated for its stellar dining, and eclectic arts and culture scene. The New York Times named the city “One of the 52 Places in the World to Visit in 2016.” As home to the world’s largest culinary educator, Johnson & Wales University, Providence reaps the rewards of having many of the school’s graduates demonstrate their culinary talents in local restaurants. The city’s Federal Hill neighborhood offers a taste of Italy right here in RI, and features more than 100 restaurants, shopping boutiques, and late night destinations. For museum lovers, the RISD Museum at the Rhode Island School of Design houses nearly 100,000 works of art, ranging from Greek sculpture and French Impressionist paintings to contemporary multimedia art. WaterFire, a multisensory art installation, is Providence’s signature event, and has drawn hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city. This series of bonfires installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence combines aromatic wood smoke, flickering firelight and enchanting music to create a truly singular experience. WaterFire is typically scheduled on Saturdays from May through October. In the heart of downtown, lies the Rhode Island Convention & Entertainment Complex – comprised of the Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC), the Dunkin’ Donuts Center (the Dunk) and The VETS. The RICC consists of a 100,000-contiguous-square-foot exhibition hall, a 20,000-square-foot ballroom, 23 meeting rooms, and the Rotunda Room which provides spectacular views of the city. The Complex is conveniently located within one mile of 2,200 hotel rooms, and a total of 5,500 rooms are available in the Greater Providence area. Ample meeting space, hotel rooms and entertainment options are all within easy reach of the RICC. At one end, it’s connected via skybridge to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, the area’s premier events arena. At its other end, the RICC is attached to the 564-room Omni Providence, and Providence Place, a downtown mall offering more than 170 shopping, dining and entertainment options. The 14,000-seat Dunk is home to the AHL Providence Bruins and the Big East Providence College Friars, and hosts sporting events, major concerts, family shows, and trade shows. The Dunk features 31,000 square feet of arena space, a ceiling height of 90 feet, a 25,000-square-foot concourse, a 12,000-square-foot lobby, two party suites, two loges, five renovated meeting/hospitality rooms and more. The VETS, a 1,900-seat theater, is a historic performing arts venue that boasts flawless acoustics, a breathtaking proscenium stage, and now, following a multimillion dollar renovation, a backstage that will leave performers feeling pampered. The VETS is also available for elegant corporate events, speaking engagements and more. Nearby Warwick, RI features miles of scenic coastline and additional hotel, dining, shopping and entertainment choices. The city’s Green International Airport is just 10 minutes from downtown Providence. The airport’s eco-friendly InterLink hub conveniently houses a rental car facility, public transportation options, and rail service to Providence, Boston and beyond. The staff at the award-winning Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau is eager to work with planners to create a successful event. Whether attendees are exploring exhibit space at a trade show or a gallery opening, or meeting in or stepping out on a ballroom floor, they can meet with a new perspective in Rhode Island.


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  • 03/17/201804/30/2018
  • 06/01/201806/30/2018
  • 08/01/201809/30/2018

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Getting Here

The Providence/Warwick area is easy to reach by air, rail or highway. Warwick’s Green International Airport is just 10 minutes from Providence, and Amtrak and MBTA rail service is located in the heart of downtown. Once here, Providence and Warwick offer ample car rental, limousine and charter bus options.

Distance from Airport

  • Green International Airport - PVD

    17.7 km from City Center

  • Boston Logan International Airport

    67.59 km from City Center


Local Attractions

Roger Williams Park Zoo

This beautifully landscaped 40-acre zoo – one of the nation’s oldest – features African elephants, Masai giraffes, zebras, a red panda, snow leopards, moon bears and more in naturalistic settings.
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907

Rhode Island Convention Center

Convention Center
The Rhode Island Convention Center stands in the heart of the city, and consists of a 100,000-contiguous-square-foot exhibition hall, a 20,000-square-foot ballroom, 23 meeting rooms and two adjacent garages.
One Sabin Street
Providence, RI, US 02903

Alex and Ani City Center

The Alex and Ani City Center features ice skating in the heart of downtown during the winter, and offers ice skate rentals and a concession area. The Center is available for private parties, corporate outings and special events during the winter and summer months.
Two Kennedy Plaza
Providence, RI, US 02903

RISD Museum

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.
224 Benefit Street
Providence, RI, US 02903

Dunkin' Donuts Center

The 14,000-seat Dunkin' Donuts Center arena is connected to the RI Convention Center via a skywalk, and features 31,000 square feet of arena space, a ceiling height of 90 feet, a 25,000-square-foot concourse, a new 12,000-square-foot lobby, and much more.
One LaSalle Square
Providence, RI, US 02903

Trinity Repertory Company

Since its founding in 1963, Trinity Repertory Company has been one of the most respected regional theaters in the country. Featuring the last permanent resident acting company in America, Trinity Rep presents a balance of world premiere, contemporary and classic works.
201 Washington Street
Providence, RI, US 02903

Providence Performing Arts Center

Originally a Loew's movie house built in 1928, this world-class theater now hosts touring Broadway shows, plays and concerts.
220 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI, US 02903


The VETS is a 1,900-seat , historic performing arts venue, known for its unique combination of size and intimacy, superb acoustics and great sight lines. The VETS is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
One Avenue of the Arts
Providence, RI, US 02903


Additional Information

“One of the 52 Places in the World to Visit in 2016” – The New York Times “One of the 10 Must-Visit Hotspots for 2017” – Smarter Travel