Providence, Rhode Island is about an hour's drive from Boston and accessible by the MBTA Commuter Rail on the Providence/Stoughton Line out of South Station. For more information about the train from Boston to Providence, please see: https://www.mbta.com/schedules/CR-Providence/timetable
Providence has a variety of hotels and other lodging options downtown and outside of the city. Many of the options are in walking distance both to City Hall and the reception venue. We recommend booking lodging early in light of the Labor Day holiday in the US!