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Graduate Providence/Providence Biltmore

11 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI, RI
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(401) 455-3021
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 71 Reviews


    Lauren C.

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  • There is so much I could say about our wedding at the Graduate on Saturday, March 14 2020. And fortunately, it will ONLY be good things coming from us. As a wedding gets planned for months, the stress of the last few weeks is always the worst, just making sure everything will be perfect and goes off without a hitch. Well, as time went on everything was perfect, and then we got hit with a Global Pandemic. This on top of just your normal wedding stress is a major burden but also nothing you can do about it but to roll with the punches. I cannot say enough amazing things about this venue, including three major people who played parts in it. Elise, Michael, and Sarai have exceeded all of our expectations, went above and beyond making sure our day went absolutely amazing, and we could not have asked for a better staff to be there with us throughout the whole day/night. With Michael rearranging tables for cancellations we received up until the last hour, Elise sprinting to my room to grab ... Read more

    Stephanie

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  • The Graduate had perfect accommodations for our wedding weekend! All our bridal party and guests that stayed there loved the experience. Everything went off without a hitch and I had nothing to worry about!

    Natalie L.

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  • I cannot say enough about how amazing the Graduate team was for our NYE2019 wedding. From the minute I walked into the lobby, I knew this place was where I needed to have my wedding. The Grand Ballroom exceeded my every expectation and Elise and her team made everything PERFECT all the while calming my every anxiety. From the get-go working with Elise and her team was fun and they made everything a breeze, which I didn't think was possible. Our big day was seamless and I cannot imagine having it anywhere but the Graduate. Our guests are still raving about how great the food was, how unbelievable the ballroom looked and how much they loved their rooms! I cannot recommend the Graduate team enough, you will not regret it :)

    Chantelle

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  • I could not recommend Elise & the team at the Graduate enough! From the beginning of the planning to the very end of the reception, everything was flawless. Our wedding date was 10/05/2019 and we had our ceremony on the Terrace, happy hour in L'Apogee, reception in the Biltmore Ballroom, and breakfast the next day in the Summit Rooms. Elise was incredibly experienced and helpful in every step of the planning process. She helped arranged places for pictures, helped choose the best layout for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, and helped coordinate with the separate vendors (photography, cake, band, and flowers). The banquet team ensured the happy hour and reception were just as flawless. I truly had such a wonderful experience with the staff at the Graduate and highly, highly recommend you book your wedding there. Special shout-out to Elise: The morning of my wedding, the florist was supposed to come to the hotel to pin the boutonnières to the tuxes. For some reason, she s... Read more

    Alyssa

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    5 out of 5
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  • Everyone knows that the ballroom at the Graduate Providence is absolutely stunning. With its high ceilings and intricate details, it is a breathtaking space. Add to that the amazing staff, great service, and delicious food and you have a recipe for an absolutely perfect wedding! We couldn’t be more thankful that we chose to have our wedding at the Graduate Providence. Elise is extremely responsive to all of your needs and questions and can walk you through the entire wedding planning process. Almost two months later we still have guests telling us that our wedding was the best they had ever been to! We have nothing but positive things to say about the Graduate. If you are even considering booking your wedding there, do it! We wish we could do it all over again!

    Victoria

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  • Wow! From the moment I walked into the ballroom, I was blown away! The entire planning process and execution of our day was amazing! If you decide to have your wedding here, you will not be disappointed!

    Marissa T.

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  • My husband and I were SO happy and impressed with everything leading up to our wedding and especially on the day of. The efforts from Elise, Sarai and the entire staff were accommodating and professional. The attention to detail was incredible. Any question I had was answered and any problem was solved in the matter of minutes. The food was amazing -- from the lunch in the bridal suite, the appetizers at Cocktail Hour and the entrees during the reception and the post-wedding breakfast -- the Graduate did not disappoint. All of the guests enjoyed the venue and the wedding reception immensely. They are still talking about it! Everything the Graduate did to keep the beauty of the Biltmore was perfect. Thank you for the best day of our life!

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    Thank you for celebrating the best day of your life with us at Graduate Providence! It was a pleasure planning your wedding with you! Elise

    John C.

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    5 out of 5
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  • From the moment we walked into our first meeting with Elise at the BIltmore it felt as though we were not planning our wedding alone. Elise walked us through every detail from the timeline of our wedding, to the way the napkins were folded, and any FYI's that we may have forgotten throughout the planning process. Every detail discussed was perfectly executed on our wedding day. The staff at the front desk was friendly and proactive to our guests. The food was outstanding and exceeded all expectations, and the venue's renovations were stunning that every photo was a show stopper.

    Christiana A.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Prepping for a wedding is an exciting, yet overwhelming time. Some brides know exactly what they want from start to finish, but it wasn't that simple for me. I needed someone to hold my hand throughout the process. I originally chose the Biltmore for three reasons: 1. I didn't want to hire separate catering 2. I wanted a venue that could provide hotel rooms, a ceremony, and a reception incased it snowed 3. I needed something within my budget I wasn't too keen on the idea of a winter wedding to begin with. However, everything far exceeded my expectations. Elise guided me patiently from start to finish. She helped work with my budget and took care of all the little details I overlooked. She directed our rehearsal and big day from start to finish. I never had to look at the clock or ask someone what was next. She gave us a schedule so we knew what to expect. Her professional and warmth were so reassuring. She is one incredible woman! Our guests raved about the food, and t... Read more

    Sharon

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  • Thank you for such a great experience... we received so many compliments on how it was such a top notch venue. Everything was so beautiful!!!

    Sarai

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  • Our wedding was beyond amazing! We had a Christmas theme wedding on November 25th. We had a guest list of 69. I have always loved the Grand Ballroom. It’s a beautiful room all on its own and it’s also where my husband’s grandparents had their reception 62 years ago! It’s a classic. The hotel decorates for the holidays at the beginning of November so it made for great photos! We took pictures on the grand staircase. We had our ceremony on the 18th floor right by the windows. It was perfect! Our guests were blown away by the views! Cocktail hour on one side of the ballroom and dinner on the other side. Elise is the senior wedding coordinator and she is awesome! Since we had a small guest list we took full advantage of the space. We had a coffee/hot cocoa/dessert station and a candy station and the displays were beautiful. The food was hot and delicious and the staff was on point! The team of Missy, Roland, Carmine, Kim, Meagan, Dan, David took great care of us, our familie... Read more

    Lindsay

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  • This was the first venue we looked at and we instantly knew this was where we wanted to get married. We met Elise Shatraw, Senior Catering Sales Manager, during our initial visit and were very impressed with her from the start. We had our ceremony in the Garden Room. When we first booked our wedding we could not be guaranteed this room for the ceremony, it could have been booked for another wedding on the same night. Luckily the Garden Room did not get booked for another wedding, and was available for our ceremony. The Garden Room is beautiful on its own, minimal decorations/flowers were needed. We had 210 guests and they were able to comfortably fit in this room. Our cocktail hour was in the L'Apogee Room. The transition from the 2nd to 17th floor was slow. Due to the backup on the elevators the line to the bar wasn’t bad because guests were arriving in waves. The passed hors d'oeuvres were delicious. The reception was in the Grand Ballroom.The food was delicious. The lob... Read more

    Alexandria K.

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  • My fiancé and I, to our great sadness, had to cancel our wedding at the Graduate due to the ongoing pandemic. When we first postponed from August 2020 the team was incredibly helpful and flexible in securing our new date and adjusting our contract to reflect the new environment. Sadly, the pandemic was still going to be impacting our rescheduled date so we ended up having to cancel. Everyone involved from our initial tour in March 2019 until now has been so helpful, encouraging, and professional throughout this difficult process. I cannot say enough about this team! I have no doubt our Biltmore (Graduate) wedding would have been spectacular in their hands.

    Cara

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  • Elise, Michael, and the entire staff at the Graduate made our day so special and carefree. They held our hand through the whole planning process and made the wedding day something we will never forget. We were extremely impressed by the service and how beautiful they made our day. I will never forget it!

    Marisa U.

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  • The Biltmore/Graduate Providence is a class act. The service is wonderful, and it is such a unique and beautiful venue. Jennifer was so helpful and organized.
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