Shouldn’t Meetings Be More Than Badges and Ballrooms? Have your next event where art lives and breathes in every corner. Where you can be inspired by faculty and students from an Ivy League powerhouse, an elite culinary college, and one of the top art schools in the country. Where creativity isn’t just something to strive for — it’s a way of life.
Let your destination be the inspiration.
With world-class, innovative restaurants, ample hotel space and eclectic shopping, Providence, RI is ideal for meetings and events. Known as the Creative Capital, Providence offers an array of arts and cultural offerings, including multisensory art installation WaterFire, which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city. Providence was named one of the “52 Places (in the World) to Go in 2016” by The New York Times.
Nearby Warwick, RI is centrally located, and within easy reach of just about any destination in the state. Warwick features miles of scenic coastline and spectacular views, and offers additional hotel, dining, shopping and entertainment options.
The PWCVB is a 2016 Pinnacle Award Winner – “Best CVB/DMO - Northeast” – as voted on by Successful Meetings readers.
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Number of Properties: 35 plus
Number of Rooms in Greater Providence Area: 5,500
Total Number Rooms Within One Mile of Rhode Island Convention Center: 2,200
Rhode Island Convention Center:
- 167,000 sq. ft. of event space
- 100,000 sq. ft. exhibition hall
- 20,000 sq. ft. ballroom
- 37,000 sq. ft. of meeting space
- 30,000 sq. ft. of registration/prefunction space
What They're Saying
"We were extremely pleased with the way that the CVB, Convention Center staff, and hotel staff all work together to provide a seamless meeting experience."
- Pam Peterson, Program Director, Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors
"The New England Conference was an absolute hit. Approximately 200 clerks had one of the best times ever. Providence shined with all its glory."
- Anna Stetson, New England Association of City & Town Clerks
"Providence is a great city. It is very clean, many options for restaurants - wonderful."
- Judy Garber, Executive Director - OESP, National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals
Providence named one of the BEST SMALL CITIES IN THE WORLD for restaurants and dining.
- Saveur magazine, Culinary Travel Awards issue