Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road • Bristol • RI 02809


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Seven historic gardens and beautifully landscaped grounds beside Narragansett Bay provide an enchanted backdrop for outdoor weddings.
  • The gracious turn-of-the-century house is a perfect place to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, with antique furnishings and gorgeous detailed ceilings that add character and charm to the proceedings.
  • A white tent with clear sides and a hardwood dance floor are included in your rental package, as well as a bridal ready room and exclusive use of the venue on your day.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $8,495–17,295/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
  • The rental fee includes:

    • Exclusive use of the mansion & the 33-acre estate during the event
    • 5-hour reception with the option of extending the time for an additional fee
    • Wedding tent with clear sides, hard surface flooring, and specialty lighting for up to 180 guests
    • Dressing suite, available for 1 hour before the event
    • Round tables, cocktail tables, and banquet tables
    • Dance floor
    • Coordination of deliveries & services
    • Event manager & assistant on duty throughout the event
    • 1-year Blithewold membership
Ceremony Fee
  • $2,000/event
  • The ceremony fee includes:

    • White garden chairs
    • Staffing
    • Time for portrait photos right after the ceremony
Additional Info
  • There is no sales tax or service charge on any fees at Blithewold.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 60 225
Cocktails, etc. Standing 125 225
Reception Seated 60 225
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 0.

Guest counts over 180 require a tent extension, rented through Blackstone for an additional fee.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info


$$ • $$$


Preferred list



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Access limited


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Garden
  • Mansion
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Non-Profit
  • Private Estate
  • Beach / Ocean
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Museum

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean / Bay


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