Magnificent Event Space In The Heart of Downtown Providence

Turn-of-the-century American architecture ready for modern day weddings, galas, events, and meetings.

Inquiries & Booking Phone: {401} 455-8072

Our Grounds & Spaces

Grand Hall

A Dramatic And Stately Room For Any Occasion

The stately Grand Hall overlooking the indoor Garden Courtyard makes for a breathtaking entrance to your event. The hall’s original arched clerestory windows and skylights create a dramatic light-filled space. Classical detailing and artistry abound, from intricately hand-carved floret adornments to rich-toned, marble-paved flooring. The Grand Hall is most commonly used for wedding ceremonies and cocktail hour.

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Ship Room

All Aboard!

Richly appointed and nautically-themed in a nod to our Ocean State, the Ship Room affords celebrants a showcase of the Library’s Brownell Collection of Atlantic Coast Ship Models and other rarities from the PPL Special Collections. This space is most commonly used for dining.

Garden Courtyard


The indoor Garden Courtyard provides guests with a breathtaking setting in the heart of the city, reminiscent of 19th century classical European estate gardens. This sunken courtyard provides a unique multi-level mingling experience for cocktail hour and dancing.

Rhode Island Room


A traditional library reference and research room, the Providence Journal Rhode Island Room houses and displays the Library’s unique Rhode Island Collection and offers a formal space for an elegant rehearsal dinner or as an add-on for larger guest counts.

Guidelines & Catering

Russell Morin Catering & Events at the Providence Public Library

With over 100 years of experience, we have been trusted to consistently wow guests a the most breathtaking weddings, fabulous galas, and lively cocktail parties. Our culinary creativity, flawless execution, and superior service have earned us the title of exclusive caterer at Providence Public Library. We would be honored to help bring your vision to life!

We will delight your guests with a creative and thoughtful menu that matches your event’s vibe, and make sure that every detail is accounted for, from cocktail hour through dessert.

Our full-service events team will take care of every element of your event at Providence Public Library, from planning to execution. Our talented team of professionals includes:
● Planning Coordinators
● Event Logistics Managers
● Research and Development Chefs
● Culinary Assistants
● Kitchen Managers
● Event Chefs
● Dining Room Captains
● Bartenders & Waitstaff
● Day-of Coordinators
● Newlywed Attendants (weddings only)

Venue Rental Rates

The rental rate ranges from $2,000 - $5,500 for use of the Grand Hall, Ship Room, Indoor Garden Courtyard and Trustees room depending on the date. For larger events, the Rhode Island Room can be added on for an additional $1,500. You may have your ceremony on-site for an additional $500.

We believe that our beautiful exclusive venues should be available to couples with many different types of wedding budgets. We have a wide range of pricing options available based on your date. The more flexibility you have in your date, the more pricing options you will have to choose from. Whichever date and price option you choose, you will always receive our highest quality food, service and hospitality.

The venue rental rate includes round dining tables, cocktail tables and Chiavari chairs. Your Russell Morin Planning Coordinator will coordinate specialty lighting through our exclusive partner and assist with additional table, chair and décor enhancements.

There is no parking on-site, and we highly recommend full valet or shuttle service, which will be coordinated through your Russell Morin Planning Coordinator.


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Providence Public Library
225 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
 Location Phone {401} 455-8072
 Inquiries + Booking Phone: {401} 455-8072
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