Meetings & Conventions

Providence and Warwick, Rhode Island are filled with flexible meeting space options, a variety of hotels, world-class restaurants, centuries of history and a wide selection of things to do. Providence is a compact walkable city and is easy to reach for meeting attendees by car, train or plane. Browse below to start planning your next meeting or event.

Freestyle Rip

Why would you do the same thing when you can do YOUR thing? Every group is different and every meeting can be too. We were founded by free thinkers and trailblazers and, centuries later, that spirit burns bright. In Providence, you’re free to be innovative, to curate your ideal meeting experience, to design an event that expresses your style.  

Freestyle your next meeting or event in Providence/Warwick, RI.

Freestyle Meeting Incentives

GoProvidence is featuring two valuable offers to help make planning a little easier. Take a look below and learn more about which incentive is the best fit for your group.

PVD Real Deal

The PVD Real Deal incentive offers savings for groups meeting in the Rhode Island Convention Center and staying in Providence. Learn more about how this offer can help keep your budget in check.

2023 Stella Awards Winner

The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau is a 2023 Stella Awards Winner, named “Best Convention and Visitors Bureau in the Northeast.” As one of the industry’s highest honors, we are grateful to have the opportunity to provide the best service to our customers day in and day out.

Accessibility & Ease

Rhode Island Convention Center

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: 2,800

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 

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What They're Saying

"Providence is a magical place to host a convention. Our international guests and attendees often plan extended stays around our convention and always yearn to return to Providence."

Niels Hobb - NecronomiCon Providence

What They're Saying

“I was so nervous to put on a conference during a pandemic but my partners in Providence ensured it would be a success — and they did not disappoint! They worked with us for months and months leading up to the conference and made sure I did not feel alone at any point in my planning.”

Stephanie Moyer - SciX 2021

What They're Saying

"From the service of the Providence CVB, to the food at the Omni, to our off-site event in Newport, there was not a single detail that was missed. The attendees loved the location and we exceed our numbers and their expectations. I look forward to next year and raising the bar."

Colleen McQuone - Billion Dollar Roundtable

What They're Saying

"Charming northeastern town without the negative aspects of the 'bigger cities.' Beautiful views, excellent food, a plethora of character. What more could you need?"

Shanan Atkinson - Environmental Bankers Association

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

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Convention & Event Services

The award-winning Convention Services team at the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau offers a comprehensive menu of services designed to streamline and enhance the meeting planning experience.

Accessibility & Transportation

With its convenient Northeast location, 15 percent of the nation’s population is within a 300-mile proximity to Providence. Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport (PVD) in Warwick is the closest airport. Easily accessed via Interstate 95, Providence is a 50-minute drive from Boston and a three-hour drive to New York City.

Recommend RI

Everyone belongs to something. It could be a church group, a professional association or a softball team. No matter what you belong to, chances are there is an organization that governs it or gives it structure. Recommending that your group bring an event to Rhode Island could mean millions of dollars for our local economy. Plus, it's a great way to show your home state off to your friends and business colleagues.