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Site Rental

The Steel Yard is Providence's most unique venue for events of all kinds from 100 - 1,500 guests! Bring your next event to the Yard… Schedule a site tour and conversation about your plans and we will happily walk you through the process. Continue reading below to get a sense of the costs and what is and isn’t included in a rental partnership.

Located deep in the heart of Providence’s historic ‘Industrial Valley' the Steel Yard’s site is a great destination for your conference, reception, meeting or performance. The Yard is available for events between April and October each year. We offer a range of event packages or will work with you to customize something perfect for your needs. In addition to being extremely affordable, by choosing to hold your event at the Steel Yard, you also support our programs:  a percentage of your rental is tax-deductible.

Our site is available in its entirety or by area, there are tons of options for setup, tents, and terrain. Please consult the site rental plan Site Rental Map (pdf) for details on specific location. The flat price list follows below. We also welcome opportunities to develop a custom package for your event.

Want to get started? Here are some more details and terms: RentingtheYard (pdf)

*All proceeds from event rentals support our mission, community initiatives, scholarship programs and maintenance of our completely public 3.8 acre historic campus for the industrial arts. 


  • Site rental per day: $2,500 (8-hour access, chairs, and tables included)
  • Site weekend access: $4,000 (Friday at 4 pm through Sunday at 4 pm, chairs, and tables included)
    *Flat Rates are based on 300 person maximum. Additional charges will be applied for groups 300+
    *Non–profits receive a 15% discount (some exceptions apply)


  • the Steel Yard does not have any indoor spaces available for events
  • Event prices are based on a 300 person maximum. (For larger numbers, please contact us and fill in the Partnership Proposal)  
  • ALL USAGE requires a damage deposit
  • Things your event might require but we’ll arrange and take care of for a fee: Event license, Liquor license, Event insurance


Although the Steel Yard has chairs and tables available (for up to 150), your event will likely require a tent, linens, portajohns and lighting. The Steel Yard can recommend a preferred list of quality, experienced vendors whose missions are appropriate to the Steel Yard’s own and who know our site well.


The Steel Yard encourages you to make your event as locally grown as possible by working with caterers who provision from area farmers, bakers, brewers, and vineyards. We are happy to suggest our current favorites to you. We encourage you to pick a caterer with a liquor license.


At the heart of the Steel Yard’s mission is our dedication to supporting a vibrant economy fueled by with creative talent. As you consider everything from overall event design to awards, centerpieces and anything else,  we encourage you to investigate the extraordinary talent found right here in the Steel Yard’s community. Our local artists and performers can help you create a truly unique event. Tell us a little bit about your ideas and we’ll get the ball rolling. We can even help you find a great character to MC. Really, we can.


To reserve one of our dates, we require a 50% deposit at the time of contract. Deposits are non-refundable unless notified in writing of cancellation within 30 days from contract execution. Cancellations that occur after 30 days will result in a full loss of the deposit. Deposits are not transferable to other dates or events. The balance of the deposit is due no later than 1 month before the event along with a refundable $500 damage deposit. Barring issues, the damage deposit will be returned no later than 2 weeks after the event. Cancellations within 30 days of the event forfeit both the deposit and the damage deposit.


Check-out our: Partnership Proposal