Blithewold

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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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66 Reviews for Blithewold

Recommended by 92% of couples


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

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    Stephanie Zurek · Married on 09/23/2018

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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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    Jennifer · Married on 08/31/2018

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    Perfect in every sense of the word.

    Blithewold was the absolute perfect venue for our wedding! The grounds are breathtaking, and we still have guests raving about how beautiful the venue was. Karen was an absolute pleasure to work with. I planned our wedding from Chicago, which made planning tricky at times, but Karen was so responsive and accommodating to all my emails, even my random one-off questions that would pop up throughout the year. The Blithewold staff runs a well-oiled machine and they work with their vendors so seamlessly to ensure the day runs smooth. They truly create a magical, unforgettable experience.

    Sent on 10/29/2018

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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? $ 16,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 5,000.00
  • 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? $ 1,750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,750.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Parking, Set Up
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 225
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 0
  • 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 transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August, September, October

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  • Bristol, 02809 See on map
    401-515-4793 (Phone number)

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