IN THE ROUND
In the Round is a space for gathering.
Housed in a round, historic building, our hug-shaped walls set the mood for an intimate dining experience with secret society undertones.
Above all, In the Round is a home, defined by the people that fill it, be they friends who arrived together or met warmly over our community tables.
We hope that this is a place you can come just as you are, where plate-licking is welcome, intimacy is implied, and where authenticity of flavor and spirit are celebrated.
Other Events In the Round
We are constantly inspired to team up with local artisans, be they other passionate chefs, bakers, farmers, writers, musicians, filmmakers, those trying to redefine the art of “gathering” or like-minded humans on a mission of authenticity and soul. We look forward to this venue serving as a community space for many unique, future, shared experiences and can’t wait for you to be a part of this.
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Renting In the Round
Host your next gathering at In the Round, and we’ll make your vision come to life, be it a light cocktail party, a luxe mile-marker, a life story portrayed on the plate, or a custom designed event.
While we prefer hosting events with a strong culinary focus, and the implication of you using Bites by Bre’s catering services, we also understand that not every event warrants, or has budget for, a bountiful, gourmet spread. Because of this, we offer a pricing structure depending on type-of-use.
Naturally, there are as many types of events as there are moments in life worth celebrating, so the pricing below is just a conversation starting point. If you are interested in custom menu design, original dish creation, or special event coordination, we look forward to lending our enthusiasm.
Cocktail Events & Lighter Fare
- For fundraisers, blissful nibbles, corporate events and mingling-style parties, we are one of Providence’s most unique, private venues. This package includes a $500 (minimum) catering budget, plus our standard $100 cleaning fee.
Custom Event & Belly Bliss
- For epic sit-down dinners, rehearsal dinners, showers, milestone-markers and other custom feasts. Rent In the Round and we can work together to craft an unforgettable per-person menu that is beyond worthy of your special occasion. This fee includes a minimum $800 catering budget and our standard $100 cleaning fee.
Rental Without Bites by Bre Catering
- For intimate non-catered events such as book signings, speaking engagements, house concerts and the like, we offer In the Round as a seated or standing-room venue. For family events in which grandma’s lasagna is sacrosanct, we are willing to discuss exceptions to our “no outside food” policy.
In the Round is located at 11-17 Aleppo Street, Providence, RI 02909. From the street, you can see a big number 17 on the door, as well as a round Bites by Bre sign.
Seated events are configurable for a range of 10-38 guests. For cocktail and standing-room-only events, we have capacity for 50 guests. The majority of our tables are standard height (30″), with some bar-height (40″) tables with stools available for mingling-style parties.
For day-time (pre-5pm), weekday events, we have parking space for up to 12 cars. For evening, nighttime and weekend parking for up to 20 cars to the immediate left of our building, with more public parking available on adjacent streets.
Two handicapped parking spaces can sectioned off, given advanced notice, for easy access to our building entrance ramp.
Rental fees includes space access for a four-hour time block.
Additional rental time can be purchased for $90 / hr, covering our staff’s efforts to ensure that every guest is happy, full, relaxed and enjoying a clean environment.
In the Round strives to be as accessible as possible. Our building ramp provides easy entry for wheelchairs, with the option of opening our double-doors for those using electric scooters. Our bathroom is fully ADA compliant with a generous turning radius space for those on wheels.
In the Round is a BYOB venue, allowing our focus to be solely on making the best food in town. If you are interested in liquor pairings for a given menu, we will gladly connect you with our friends at Campus Fine Wines for an esteemed recommendation.
Those looking to provide guests with a full bar are welcome to hire with a local bartending service. Please contact us for a list of preferred partners.
In the Round space rental extends to the use of our in-house plates, flatware, glassware, vases and other food service items. Because we have chosen to honor the historical value of our space by procuring serviceware with cool backstories, many of these pieces are antiques, sourced through world travels, or made by local artisans. We hope that you can appreciate our vibrant collection, but also understand if you want to bring in your own serviceware for a custom “look.”