Blithewold

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

Blithewold is a beautiful 33-acre wedding venue located in Bristol, Rhode Island. This historic property is situated on Bristol Harbor and offers sweeping views of Narragansett Bay. It is one of the only New England estates built in the late 19th century that still retains its authenticity.

Facilities and Capacity
This 45-room mansion has an 11-acre Great Lawn and seven historic gardens that create a classic and grand setting. The North Garden has a waterfront setting that is perfect for a ceremony or reception. Your cocktail party can be held on the terraces and covered porches. For the dinner and dancing portion of your wedding, you and your guests will be escorted to the Century Wedding Tent that accommodates 225 guests.

Services Offered
With its natural beauty and elegance, Blithewold is the ideal backdrop for a wedding of any season. Services provided include:

  • Five hour reception
  • 30 min wedding ceremonies
  • Event manager and staff
  • White garden chairs
  • One hour rehearsal
  • Bride’s dressing room
  • One year Blithewold membership
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69 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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  • Samantha

    Samantha Scinta · Married on 09/01/2019

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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
  • Stephanie

    Stephanie Zurek · Married on 09/23/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
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    Perfect garden wedding

    We held our September wedding and reception at Blithewold. We could not be happier with how everything turned out. We cannot thank Karen Bellavance enough for her understanding as we worked through the possibility of a schedule change due to medical reasons. Karen provided lots of good information leading up to the event. Our wedding ceremony in the garden went smoothly thanks to the clear instructions we received during our rehearsal the day before the wedding. Blithewold weddings are a well-oiled machine. The staff keeps everything running on time. The tent and facilities at Blithewold are wonderful and the setting is magnificent – especially if you are surprised with a dramatic sunset!

    Sent on 10/30/2018

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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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  • 101 Ferry Road (Route 114) Bristol, RI, 02809 See on map
    401-515-4793 (Phone number)
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