There’s no shortage of gorgeous options for your Rhode Island wedding, whether indoors or out. We’re chock full of historical buildings and breathtaking vistas. The hardest part can be choosing from the options.

If you’re looking for a stunning indoor location that has everything you need for a mid-sized wedding right in the heart of our largest city, a Providence Public Library wedding rings all the bells.

With the majestic architecture as a backdrop, here are four reasons to consider book-ing (see what we did there?) this timeless space for your own perfect day.

Four reasons the Providence Public Library is a wedding venue worth considering in RI

original tile floor in the Providence Public Library wedding venue
historic architecture for a majestic wedding ceremony at the Providence Public Library
Stunning Outdoor Providence Public Library Wedding Photos
  1. Every space lends itself to great photos

It’s hard to describe the Providence Public Library without running out of words. “Elegant” and “magnificent” come to mind, but hardly do it justice. The architecture and the history of the location elevate any modern event with grace and glamor.

With original tile floors, a marble staircase, and soaring columns, stepping in the door sweeps you away to another time. And that “wow” feeling is captured in each room, with distinct looks that pack plenty of gorgeous photo ops. That includes not only the Grand Hall and Garden Courtyard, but also the Rhode Island Room with its traditional library vibe, and spaces for getting ready, first look shots, and quiet moments.

Providence Public Library is beautiful without extensive decoration
Classic Decor of Providence Public Library Wedding Photos
  1. Save time and stress on decorations

Because the library brings sweeping majesty and intricate details, it’s the type of space you can step right into and be captivated. You won’t need to plan extensive decorations, or recruit a team of family and friends to spend the morning transforming a vanilla space into an elegant setting. Just add a few personal floral touches to bring your style to the space, and you’re ready to go.

Bridal Suite Bride Getting Ready Providence Public Library Wedding
  1. Centrally located and all in one location

The Providence library’s central location makes it simple for couples, families, and guests. It’s easy to travel to, stay in, and explore Providence without needing a car. There are several nearby hotels for room blocks, including Hotel Providence and The Graduate, some of our favorites.

We love shooting at this venue because everything can take place in one location: getting ready in the bridal suite, the ceremony, formal photos, cocktail hours, and a seated reception. When the party gets started, you won’t need to pause the party for a venue change.

Plus, you have the entire event space to yourself. Many indoor venues stack their weddings and receptions, but if you book the library, you’ll be their only event.

Bride walking down indoor staircase at Providence Public Library
  1. Full-service planning

Are you sensing a theme here? The library isn’t just insanely gorgeous, but their full-service catering and events partner takes care of everything: from planning, waitstaff, chefs, day-of coordination, and even a newlyweds attendant. They’ll even coordinate valet staff for off-site parking, if needed.

We’re constantly hearing from couples that it’s the details and decisions that make wedding planning stressful and get in the way of really enjoying the event they’ve spent so much time anticipating. We’re big fans of locations that take this weight off their shoulders so we can capture their joy, smiles, and moments of true connection throughout the day.

Check out our Providence Public Library wedding gallery for more images of this special space.

We’re not affiliated with the Providence Public Library—we just think it has a lot to offer. And we love connecting couples to wedding resources that we’ve gleaned from more than a decade of shooting all over Rhode Island and the greater Boston area. We love helping our clients bring the perfect day together, so if the library isn’t your speed, we can make expert recommendations to help you find the perfect venue.

Are you looking for a full-service wedding photographer that captures all of your important moments while making the day easy? Contact us to talk about your wedding.