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Conferences, Events and Weddings

Please note: All University-hosted meetings, conferences and events have been canceled through May 17 and access to campus is limited. The University will determine the status of meetings, conferences and events scheduled after May 17 on a case-by-case basis as additional guidance becomes available from the Rhode Island Department of Health.

If your event has been canceled by the University, you will be given the option to reschedule. If your event cannot be rescheduled, your deposit will be refunded. If you choose to cancel your event even though the University has determined that you may hold it, contact Johanna Mancivalano at (401) 341-2460 or johanna.mancivalano@salve.edu to discuss the possibility of receiving a refund.

If you are a member of the University community and would like to discuss options for rescheduling, please contact Mariann Maida at (401) 341-2197 or mariann.maida@salve.edu.

Office of Conferences and Events

The Office of Conferences and Events serves as a resource for members of the Salve Regina community and the general public planning conferences, events and weddings at the University.

With the exception of academic classes, athletic events and student activities, all events are scheduled through the Office of Conferences and Events. Conference and event space is available for groups legally connected with Salve Regina, groups that can demonstrate an affiliation or relationship with a Salve Regina department or organization, and private, nonprofit organizations. Space on campus is not intended for individual use.

Wedding Ceremonies

As a Catholic institution, wedding ceremonies at Salve Regina are performed in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel. Catholic ceremonies may be reserved by Salve Regina graduates and current full-time students, faculty and staff. Those who have no current affiliation to the University may also reserve a Catholic ceremony in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel provided dates are available.

For more information, contact Diane Patrella-Titus, Catholic wedding coordinator, at (401) 341-3153 or catholicweddings@salve.edu.

Wedding Photos

Wedding photos may be taken both inside and outside of Ochre Court for a total of one hour. Photo sessions can be booked one month in advance of the requested date. The fee for Salve Regina graduates, children of Salve Regina graduates and current full-time students, faculty and staff is $275. The fee for those with no affiliation to the University is $375. Photo sessions are expected to complement the character and mission of Salve Regina University.

For more information, contact Mariann Maida, conference and events coordinator, at (401) 341-2197 or mariann.maida@salve.edu.

Wedding Receptions and Private Events

Wedding Receptions

Salve Regina graduates, children of Salve Regina graduates, and current full-time students, faculty and staff may reserve Ochre Court for wedding receptions. Wedding receptions are scheduled year-round, based on availability. The fee for a wedding reception is $12,500, which includes use of the building for a five-hour reception, tables, chairs, setup and breakdown, and wedding planning support leading up to and during the reception. Sodexo Catering Services is the required caterer.

Rehearsal Dinners

Salve Regina graduates, children of Salve Regina graduates, and current full-time students, faculty and staff may reserve Ochre Court for rehearsal dinners. Rehearsal dinners are scheduled year-round, based on availability. The fee for a rehearsal dinner is $2,500, which includes the use of the building for a three-hour dinner, tables, chairs, setup and breakdown, and staff support leading up to and during the dinner. Sodexo Catering Services is the required caterer.

Private Events

Private event and/or conference event space is available for groups legally connected with Salve Regina, groups that can demonstrate an affiliation or relationship with a Salve Regina department or organization, and private, nonprofit organizations. Space on campus is not intended for individual use.

All receptions and private events are expected to complement the character and mission of Salve Regina University. The University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, disability or handicap.

For more information, contact Johanna Mancivalano, director of conferences and events, at (401) 341-2460 or johanna.mancivalano@salve.edu.