FEATURED VENDOR | A Peek into Weddings at the Providence Biltmore

winter wedding bride and groom kissing outside of the providence biltmore with veil blowing in the wind
Nighttime winter wedding photos at the Biltmore

Today we had a chance to catch up with Senior Catering Sales Manager, Elise Shatraw, at the Providence Biltmore. For those that don’t know, the Providence Biltmore is a full service hotel with over 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space. They feature two gorgeous ballrooms: Garden Room on the 2nd floor {which can also be used as a ceremony site} and the Grand Ballroom on the 17th floor. They also feature L’Apogee on the 17th floor and the 18th floor with a lovely outdoor {seasonal} space, Terrace on the 3rd floor {also can be used as a ceremony space}. The Providence Biltmore hosts a variety of events: weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, bar mitzvahs, cocktail parties as well as conferences and corporate functions to a name a few.

For the ceremony and reception space, the Garden Room is a ballroom on the 2nd floor that can host up to 150 guests plus a dance floor. Ceremonies can also be hosted in this room. A wedding we had in December, had their ceremony in the Garden Room and it was beautiful {see image below}.

Providence Biltmore uses their Garden Room for this winter wedding ceremony
Garden Room Providence Biltmore wedding ceremony.

The Grand Ballroom on the 17th floor can host up to 260 guests for a wedding plus a dance floor. L’Apogee on the 18th floor is ideal for smaller weddings of 40-100 guests.

uplighting in ballroom at biltmore providence ri
Grand ballroom with uplighting

With many hotels in the area, the Providence Biltmore offers a unique atmosphere of sophisticated elegance that no other hotel in the area offers. They feature excellent cuisine prepared by their culinary staff and friendly banquet staff with years of experience.

What’s Elise’s favorite part of weddings? “Personally one of my favorite parts of a wedding is showing the couple the ballroom set for their reception prior to having guests enter the room. I also enjoy the anticipation of the wedding day on the week of the wedding after months of planning with our brides!”

We also asked Elise what advice she could give engaged couples who are researching venues for their wedding. She suggests, “Plan site visits to view venues and to personally meet with your wedding coordinator to understand who you will be working with to plan your wedding day.”

Fun facts about the Providence Biltmore: it has been open since 1922! And many of the catering staff have worked at the hotel for over 15 years!

The Providence Biltmore has won WeddingWire’s Couple Choice Awards in 2016 and 2017 as well as Best of The Knot 2016 and 2017. They are also Bridal Society Certified.

If you would like to contact the Providence Biltmore about hosting your next corporate event or wedding, talk to Elise Shatraw! Elise can be reached at 401-455-3021 or at eshatraw@providencebiltmore.com



Nicole Gesmondi Photographer, LLC is a wife-and-husband photography team located in Providence, Rhode Island. We’ve been providing wedding and portrait photography services in and around Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, Boston and more for over a decade.

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