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Reception
$12,995 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Reception
$7,995 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
These prices are available for the months of Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep. These prices are available for the months of May, Oct.

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About

On WeddingWire since 2008

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.

Frequently asked questions

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?

$12,995

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$7,995

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?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,500

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

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

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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4.6 out of 5 rating
81 Reviews
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    4.7 out of 5 rating
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    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.4 out of 5 rating
92% Recommended by couples

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Blithewold is a stunning venue with professional staff that provides an exceptional guest experience. The venue offers a beautiful backdrop for weddings, with extensive waterfront grounds and a reception tent that comes fully furnished. The staff, including the day-of coordination team, were praised for their attentiveness and communication. The inclusive pricing and upfront cost information were appreciated by reviewers, making the planning process easier. Overall, Blithewold receives high recommendations for its beauty, service, and seamless execution of events.

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Blithewold is a stunning venue with professional staff that provides an exceptional guest experience. The venue offers a beautiful backdrop for weddings, with extensive waterfront grounds and a reception tent that comes fully furnished. The staff, including the day-of coordination team, were praised for their attentiveness and communication. The inclusive pricing and upfront cost information were appreciated by reviewers, making the planning process easier. Overall, Blithewold receives high recommendations for its beauty, service, and seamless execution of events.

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Caitlin L. Sent on 01/30/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning and Stress-Free

We couldn’t have imagined a better setting than Blithewold for our August 2021 wedding. The mansion, ceremony garden, sprawling grounds on the water, and reception tent are all uniquely stunning and together result in a truly one-of-a-kind venue. Throughout the planning process, which ended up being a year longer than anticipated due to the pandemic, there wasn’t a moment that we didn’t feel so lucky that we would be able to have our day with this stunning backdrop.

Additionally, Blackstone (and Karen in particular) made the entire planning process flawless and fun. Karen was so accommodating and understanding when we had to postpone due to the pandemic, and was communicative throughout the next year hopping on calls and emails whenever needed to answer the many questions we sent her way. On the day of, Karen, Melissa, and the Blithewold team made sure everything was running flawlessly, and we couldn’t have imagined a more perfect day (with unparalleled cuisine by Blackstone). Blithewold will always hold a special place in our hearts and we want to give one last special thank you to Blackstone and all the people who helped create our day. We can’t recommend them enough!
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Sam Sent on 06/30/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Most beautiful venue

I actually use Blithewold twice during my wedding planning process. My bridal shower at the Blithewold was amazing. The staff went above and beyond and had a great time doing it. The venue is actually my favorite place in Rhode Island. The grounds are gorgeous and well-kept. If a wedding at the Blithewold’s not in your cards I would still suggest them for other events!
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Lin K. Sent on 07/21/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Micro-wedding at Blithewold!

Beautiful venue for our small wedding, and great service! Matthew and Allan were kind, flexible and helpful, from the early planning stages, right through to our special day. We and our guests thoroughly enjoyed our time. The mansion and the extensive waterfront grounds are a perfect setting for a wedding.
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Blithewold frequently asked questions

Blithewold includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Set Up
The space offered by Blithewold for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Mansion
  • Waterfront
Blithewold offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Blithewold offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Blithewold offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
Blithewold offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Tents
Blithewold is recommended by 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.6 in value and 4.4 in flexibility.

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