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Casino at Roger Williams Park

Built in 1896, the Casino at Roger Williams Park features a brick exterior and verandas adorned with Ionic columns, semi-circular porticos and railings with turned balusters in the, Colonial Revival architectural style of the late nineteenth century.

The interior walls of the first floor are constructed of hand-finished wood panels, the original maple floors are intact, and details such as beveled mirrors and an emerald green tiled fireplace lend a formal and elegant air to the surroundings.

Upstairs, the Ballroom was used for special social events, especially during the '30's and '40's. This grand room, with it's birch floors, is painted in warm, rosy tones to evoke a sense of well being, a priority during the "Gay Nineties". Plaster friezes and frescoes of cherubs and musical instruments adorn the 20-foot ceilings.

The Casino, a Rhode Island landmark, hosts score of special events each year. We welcome your interest and hope you will consider the Casino at Roger Williams Park when planning your event. Visit and see why the Roger Williams Park Casino truly is The Jewel of Providence.

Availability
The Casino is available to rent any day of the year, except Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. The rental fee allows for a total of eight hours use... 2 hours for set-up, 5 hours for the event itself, and 1hour for breakdown. Additional time may be purchased at an hourly rate. All major holidays, including New Years Eve., are charged at the Saturday rate. There is, however, a reduced winter rate for events taking place between January 2nd and March 31.

For specific rates for your event, contact the Casino Offices at the number above. Please send the attached form below so we may begin determining a rate for your event.

Casino Furnishing
The Casino has a large quantity of tables and chairs available for your use, free of charge. Consult your Event Coordinator or the Casino's General Information Packet for the actual number of tables and chairs available.

Food
The Lessee will be responsible for obtaining the services of a caterer for the provision of food and bar services. Only licensed and insured caterers and certified bartenders are allowed to work on the premises and proof of licensing is required. See the General Information Packet for a list of suggested caterers.

Alcoholic Beverages
The use of alcohol is permitted, but will only be allowed under the license obtained by the Lessee from the Providence Board of Licenses and when served by a certified bartender. If entertainment is scheduled, an entertainment license must be procured as well. License applications will be included with your rental contract and we will be happy to help process them for you.

Parking
There is adequate parking on the grounds for up to 75 vehicles and the area is well lit.

Security
Security personnel are mandatory whenever alcohol is served at the Casino. The cost of the security person is included in the lease fee.

Building Personnel and Custodians
During events, there are two Casino staff members on duty. The cost of the Casino staff is included in the lease fee. A Facilities Coordinator or staff representative from the Department of Public Parks must be present at all events to coordinate services and to monitor the Casino. Besides the Facilities Coordinator, a custodian will be present at all times during your use of the facility.

The Roger Williams Park Bandstand
The use of the Bandstand, located directly behind the Casino, is permitted for wedding ceremonies and other gatherings at an additional cost. Casino furnishings, however, are not allowed on the Bandstand and may need to be arranged for separately. The Lessee may also be required to pay additional labor fees for any services provided in connection with the use of the Bandstand. Please advise the Casino Manager if you plan to use the Bandstand.

Thank you for your interest in the Roger Williams Park Casino. This page will provide you with most of the information you need to plan a successful event. For more information, contact the Casino offices Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM EST at (401) 941-5640 or (401) 785-9450, x 240.

Special Event Request Form (in .pdf)





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