Blithewold

101 Ferry Road (Route 114), Bristol, RI 02809 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.6 out of 5.0
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About Blithewold

Blithewold is an estate wedding venue located in Bristol, Rhode Island. Nestled on the edge of Narragansett Bay, this historic wedding destination features sweeping waterfront views. Originally built in the 19th century, the mansion offers classic New England charm that is sure to leave a lasting impression on guests.

Facilities and Capacity

Spread across 33 acres, Blithewold features a stately mansion, expansive gardens, and an arboretum. This romantic property offers memorable outdoor event spaces that showcase the care that goes into preserving the estate and its gardens. Couples can hold their ceremony in the North Garden which is located next to the mansion. The home and bay provide elegant views for each couple’s nuptials. After the knot is tied, newlyweds and guests can enjoy cocktail hour within the mansion and its covered porches and terraces. The happy couple and their wedding party can also take photos throughout the grounds and its many manicured gardens. A large white event tent serves as a covered outdoor space for the reception. It can accommodate dining and dancing while ensuring guests can enjoy the venue’s views throughout their experience. This spacious tent is suitable for weddings of up to 225 attendees. The estate’s seven unique and beautiful gardens are available for guests to explore and admire during special events.

Services Offered

Blithewold is committed to providing unforgettable experiences, and they host only one event per day to ensure you have ample time to celebrate your love. You and your guests will have exclusive access to the property for the duration of your celebration. Throughout the planning process, venue staff will work with you to help create the event of your dreams. They also offer the services of a wedding manager to oversee the execution of the event. On your big day, you and your wedding party will have access to a private suite to prepare for the festivities.

History

This mansion was built in the late 1800s, however, when destroyed by fire, a new building was constructed after the start of the 20th century. The current mansion is a quintessential example of architecture from the Country Place Era. Its design features a turn-of-the-century style that incorporates elements from both the late 19th and earth 20th centuries.

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70 Reviews for Blithewold

Recommended by 92% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.3
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Thomas B. · Married on 09/22/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Perfect Venue for Your Perfect Day!

    Karen and the team at the Blithewold are extraordinary! Not only do they ensure that everything runs smoothly, but they run a tight ship which keeps everyone and everything on time. Their suggestions for vendors were spot on and so well researched that we felt like we not only booked a venue but a wedding planner as well. They took incredibly good care of our bridal party the day of the wedding and were such a blessing to work with.

    Sent on 10/09/2019
  • Samantha

    Samantha S. · Married on 09/01/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    It Doesn’t Get Better Than Blithewold!

    Blithewold is a truly incredible and one-of-a-kind wedding venue. I visited countless venues around the Newport, RI area before finding Blithewold, and I knew instantly that this was it! They had absolutely everything I was looking for - and our wedding reception was truly stunning. The massive lawn leading down to the water, gorgeous sunset views, unique gardens, beautiful and historic mansion, a big stone terrace and porches, a beautiful marquis tent with patio flooring, plenty of parking and a great set-up for event flow, helpful and knowledgeable staff - what more could one ask for?! We were completely blessed with the perfect wedding day weather (sunny with a few clouds, warm with a cool breeze, low humidity…) and our guests got to enjoy everything that Blithewold has to offer at its absolute best! Karen, the events director, was great to work with and incredibly helpful in guiding us with vendor decisions and making sure details were accommodated. Their catering relationship, with Blackstone catering, was a true blessing - we didn’t have to search for a catering vendor, and Blackstone offers delicious, creative food and truly amazing and professional service - they made our wedding the incredible event that it was! I am so grateful that we got to celebrate our wedding reception at Blithewold!

    Sent on 09/18/2019

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Blithewold Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

Up to $72,794
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Barware
  • Flatware
  • Glassware

Blithewold FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 12995
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 7995
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Parking
    Set Up
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Mansion
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Planner
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Tables
    Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    Flatware
    Glassware
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    June
    July
    August
    September
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    May
    October

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    401-515-4793 (Phone number)
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Blithewold frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Blithewold?

Blithewold includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Set Up

What are the most important characteristics of Blithewold in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Blithewold for wedding events is known for:

  • Garden
  • Mansion
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Blithewold for wedding events?

Blithewold offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Blithewold offer?

Blithewold offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Blithewold offer for wedding events?

Blithewold offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound

What furniture and decorations does Blithewold have available for wedding events?

Blithewold offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Blithewold and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Blithewold is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.6 in value and 4.3 in flexibility.