Celebrate at WaterFire

2021 Celebrate at WaterFire Cancellation Notice

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, WaterFire is presenting a limited series of events in 2021. Accordingly, we are not going to offer any of the Celebrate at WaterFire event packages during the limited 2021 WaterFire event season.

It was so wonderful to work with you.

The proposal came off as smoothly as I could have dared hope. Thanks for all your efforts from conception through execution!

Matthew Hall

It was truly inspiring.

Everything was absolutely perfect. You really made me feel special and taken care of. It felt like it was just the two of us…It was just a perfect moment that I thought only existed in movies. None of it would have been possible without you and the efforts of everyone on you team.”


Let WaterFire Providence add light, joy & art to the special moments in your life.

WaterFire Providence works with visitors to create extraordinary memories at the installation. Incredibly romantic marriage proposals, unforgettable dates for couples; whimsical birthday celebrations; fun wedding observances; and moving memorial tributes are some of the ways you can celebrate at WaterFire.

Interested in celebrating at WaterFire Providence in 2022?*

Use our inquiry form to get started planning today. Or email us directly at celebrate@waterfire.org.

Please note: All Celebrate Program inquiries must be submitted a minimum of 2 weeks prior to your desired event date.

We can create a signature, once-in-a-lifetime event for you!

Photograph by Erin Cuddigan

Anniversaries, Birthday Celebrations, Christenings, Commemorations, Employee Recognition, Engagements, Funeral Observances, Graduation Celebrations, Marriage Proposals, Memorials, Romantic Date Ideas, Torch Processions, Vow Renewals, Weddings…and many more!

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, WaterFire is presenting a limited series of events in 2021. Accordingly, we are not going to offer any of the Celebrate at WaterFire event packages during the limited 2021 WaterFire event season.

Celebrate Packages:

View from the confluence, photo by Jennifer Gervais

Dine on the Confluence: A Private Dinner for Two by the Fires

Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner for two or more along the river, catered by one of Providence’s renowned restaurants.  A memorable site for a special occasion set upon the historic stone confluence of the two rivers at the heart of Providence.  WaterFire Providence will arrange your special table with a fantastic view of the bonfires, the city skyline, and all the activity on the river.  WaterFire is always eager to get creative with you – work with us to add a variety of surprises from a fire dancer, to a gargoyle, to an opera singer, or more.  You will enjoy an extraordinary evening, a fantastic meal, and an experience you and your loved one will remember forever.*

A romantic boat ride through Waterfire, photo by John Simonetti.

WaterFire Providence Special Guest Reception and Boat Ride

You and your guest will enjoy a guest boat ride through the fires and gain a one-time access pass to our exclusive reception tent. Enjoy a wonderful evening with great hors-d’oeuvres and drinks in an intimate environment. Float among the flames, relax and enjoy Providence from a different point of view. This unique and exciting experience will certainly make your night one to remember!

Celebrate at WaterFire with a Luminaria dedication, photo by Jeffrey Stolzberg.

Celebrate with Luminaria

Within a beautiful field of wishes illuminated by blue stars lie the dancing flames of paper candle lanterns that create a romantic and unforgettable memory. Take a walk with your loved one among the trees in an enchanted, intimate atmosphere and share your memories. We will preset 2 pre-written luminaria dedication cards and hanging above on a blue star will be 1 pre-written wish on a white satin ribbon.

Wish Upon a Star, photo by John Nickerson

Wish Upon a Star

Inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting, WaterFire Providence’s Starry, Starry Night installation, located in Memorial Park, inspires visitors to dream big and share their wishes with the world. We will create a special arrangement of 20 luminaria candle lanterns in celebration of your special moment. It will begin with a path of 10 luminarias among the stars of Starry, Starry Night, each lantern will be marked with a carnation and a pre-written special message by you. This path will lead to a circle of 10 luminaria candle lanterns, also marked with your personalized dedications. Hanging above the center of your circle will be a luminous blue star bearing your special pre-written wish upon a white satin ribbon. The carnations and a gift-wrapped star will be yours to take home at the end of the night as a keepsake.

Celebrate at WaterFire in the Starry, Starry Night installation, photo by John Nickerson

Starry, Starry Night

Share your most cherished life memories with WaterFire Providence’s luminaria dedications. Among the grove of trees in Memorial Park float hundreds of shimmering blue stars with luminaria candle lanterns flickering beneath them. We will work with you to create a special surprise to share with your loved one in Starry, Starry Night. Arrange a path of up to 10 luminaria candle lanterns, pre-set in your choice of arrangement, with pre-printed dedication card messages, and 2 pre-written white wish ribbons each hanging on a star among the constellation. Your wishes will be displayed at each Starry, Starry Night installation throughout the 2020 season.

* Prices of this package may vary depending on: the number of guests, date of lighting, choice of menu, etc.

Prices will be based on selected package and are available upon request. Packages are customizable and many more embellishments are available.

Photographs by volunteer photographers Jennifer Gervais, John Nickerson, John Simonetti, and Jeffrey Stolzberg.