the Providence Athenaeum
AN EASY ENTERTAINING EXCLUSIVE VENUE
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The Providence Athenaeum offers an unforgettable backdrop for many types of events. Old world charm and thousands of books on open shelves create a feeling and spirit that is unique to the 200-year-old library. The 19th Century Greek Revival building is located on historic Benefit Street on the East Side of Providence, just minutes from downtown.
All couples who get married at the Athenaeum receive a one-year complimentary library membership!
Capacity: up to 100 guests
Ceremony & Reception
the Athenaeum becomes your own private library with a full buy-out of all three levels of the building.
Drink, dine and dance the night away in the book-lined Reading Room.
Choose the Reading Room or Main Level to recite your vows.
Special elopement pricing and locations available for parties of 10 or fewer people.
S O C I A L & C O R P O R A T E
F U N C T I O N S
Up to 15 guests
Ideal for breakfast & lunch meetings
Up to 30 guests for a seated function
Ideal for breakfast & lunch meetings, out-of-office retreats, intimate networking groups, board meetings & more
Up to 150 guests for cocktail-style event or 100 guests for a seated dinner
Ideal for receptions and larger social parties [birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, graduations & more]