Botanical Center Rental Fees

The Rental of the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center or Outdoor Event Space is rented on a five-hour basis.  In addition, caterers will receive two hours for set-up and one hour for breakdown.  An additional hour may be secured at a rate of $550.00 per hour with a maximum of six hours.   The tent, tables and chairs are not included in the rental fee. Your licensed and insured caterer must provide all rentals. The Botanical Center is open to the public till 4:00pm, so any Reception or Ceremony/Reception cannot begin till after 5:00pm.

Conservatory and Greenhouse Non-Resident Providence Resident
Monday-Thursday $2,900.00 $2,600.00
Friday-Sunday $3,600.00 $3,300.00
Holiday $4,000.00 $3,700.00
Non-Profit  (Monday-Thursday only) $1,800.00 $1,500.00

The non-profit rate for a Monday – Thursday is for a 4 hour maximum.  The event must end by 10:00pm.  The attendance has to be 150 and under. Over 150 people is an additional $300.

Outside Event Space Non-Resident Providence Resident
(The Maximum size tent for the Botanical space is a 50’ x 90’ tent)
Monday-Thursday $2,800.00 $2,500.00
Friday-Sunday $3,500.00 $3,000.00
Holiday $3,800.00 $3,400.00
Botanical Center Ceremony/ Cocktail /Tent Reception
Friday-Sunday $4,500.00 $4,000.00
Holiday $5,000.00 $4,500.00
Botanical/Gazebo/ Rose Maze (Ceremony Only) (From 2:00pm-3:00pm) $500.00

The Ceremony is $400 if you are having the Reception at the Botanical Center or the Outdoor Event space.  You get an additional half hour for the ceremony.

Botanical Center (Wedding Photos Only) (From 2:00pm-3:00pm) $300.00
Engagement Pictures 1 hour $150.00

Catering Tent for Botanical Center Events You will be charged an additional $200.00 for the 20x20 catering tent at the Botanical Center from April 15 to November 30.  Please make checks payable to Ocean State Rentals.


Botanical Center Maximum Capacity –140 people with dinner/dancing in the Mediterranean Room. Maximum Capacity –170 people with dinner in Mediterranean Room and dancing in the Conservatory.  You can also have the caterer add a bump out tent for dancing. Maximum Capacity – 350 people for Cocktail Reception.