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Several hundred events have been held at the Center since it opened in 1999

The Center by the Blackstone is announcing that the Visitor Center facility is available for rental to businesses and organizations seeking meeting, conference and special event space. This unique and trendy multifunctional venue provides a spacious interior with a gallery, state-of-the-art theatre that is complete with video screen and multi-media capabilities.  It boasts a beautiful interior design with ample parking and a close proximity to Slater Mill on the banks of the Blackstone River.  The centerpiece of this venue is a 90 seat theater, complete with stage, screen and projector, which are ideal for use by businesses and organizations for such functions including: meetings, marketing and sales presentations, public hearings, hosting special event gatherings and other related functions.

Amenities feature an open floor lobby complete with a walkable map of the Blackstone River Valley and interpretation walls telling the story of the development of the American Industrial Revolution and its impact upon Southern New England and the US.

Proceeds from the rentals of The Center by the Blackstone will benefit the ongoing operations of the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center in supporting its mission in serving as a prime visitor, traveler and intermodal gateway supporting the businesses, heritage, cultural, social and transportation needs of the Blackstone River Valley.

Companies, organizations and other groups interested in making rental reservations of The Center by the Blackstone should contact the BVTC at 401-724-2200 or email us.

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The Visitor Center is open for the public from 10 am - 4 pm Monday - Sunday

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To view an example as to how the Visitor Center can be decorated and set up for your event, click here.

Comments/Testimonials/Feedback Wanted

If you have hosted or attended an event at the Center and would like to provide any feedback, comments, or testimonials, please email us.

Special Hotel Rates

View here for special rates at Comfort Inn for Center in the Blackstone events.

Book the following types of events:

  • Off-site meetings/conferences
  • Corporate functions
  • Fundraisers
  • Workshops
  • Celebrations
  • Funeral coalitions
  • Art exhibits
  • Weddings/Receptions
  • Holiday parties
  • Annual dinner meetings
  • School functions
  • Class reunions
  • Movie premiere & music releases
  • Cultural & traditional functions
  • Fashion shows


$200 per hour includes the following:

  • Multifunctional space
  • 400+ capacity
  • 90 seat auditorium with podium & sound system, and PowerPoint capabilities
  • Ample parking
  • Limited number of tables & chairs available for use
  • Food & liquor allowed with permits, licenses
  • Council staffing

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