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Blithewold Mansion Wedding: The Ultimate Venue for Your Dream Wedding

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Blithewold Mansion historic wedding venue in Bristol, Rhode Island.

In the enchanting town of Bristol, Rhode Island, Blithewold Mansion stands as the quintessential choice for couples seeking the perfect wedding venue. With its rich history, picturesque gardens, and exceptional service, a Blithewold Mansion Wedding offers an unparalleled setting for your special day.

Blithewold Mansion, a wedding venue in Bristol Rhode Island.

Historic Charm:

Built in 1894 by Augustus Van Wickle, the Blithewold Mansion stands as a testament to the Gilded Age’s architectural splendor. The mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, boasts a captivating blend of English manor and American cottage styles. Its grandeur and opulence make it an ideal backdrop for couples seeking a wedding venue that exudes timeless sophistication and romance. It’s timeless architecture and sweeping views of Narragansett Bay provide a captivating backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions, ensuring a day filled with romance and sophistication.

Entrance to Blithewold Mansion, a wedding venue in Bristol Rhode Island.

Enchanting Gardens:

One of the most enchanting features of Blithewold Mansion is its meticulously landscaped gardens spanning over 33 acres. Designed by renowned landscape architect John DeWolf, the gardens are a botanical paradise, offering a kaleidoscope of colors and textures throughout the seasons. From vibrant blooms in the spring to the fiery hues of autumn, each corner of the garden provides a picturesque setting for wedding photos.

Gardens at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, Rhode Island.

The Rose Garden:

Among the garden’s highlights is the exquisite Rose Garden, adorned with over 40 varieties of roses. Imagine your guests entering your wedding surrounded by the intoxicating fragrance of blooming roses, with their delicate petals creating a romantic ambiance that is unmatched. The moon door, located in the Rose Garden, is said to bring a long happy life for newly-wed couples who walk through it hand in hand.

Blithewold Mansion wedding venue
Moon door at Blithewold Mansion, a  wedding venue in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Versatile Event Spaces:

From intimate gatherings in the mansion’s drawing rooms to grand affairs under a tent in the gardens, Blithewold Mansion Wedding offers a range of versatile event spaces to suit every couple’s vision. Whether exchanging vows in the Great Hall or dancing under the stars by the bay, the venue’s diverse settings allow for endless possibilities for customization.

Exceptional Service:

At Blithewold Mansion Wedding, couples can expect nothing but the highest level of service from a dedicated team of professionals. From personalized planning assistance to day-of coordination, the venue’s experienced staff ensure that every detail is executed flawlessly, allowing couples to relax and enjoy their special day.

Italian style garded at Blithewold Mansion.

Exclusive Use of the Estate:

One of the unique advantages of choosing Blithewold Mansion Wedding is the exclusive use of the estate for the duration of the event. Couples and their guests can explore the mansion’s historic interiors and stroll through the gardens without interruption, creating an intimate and memorable experience for all.

Blithewold Mansion wedding venue.

Accommodations and Amenities:

Blithewold Mansion Wedding offers a range of amenities to ensure the comfort and convenience of couples and their guests. Nearby accommodations provide lodging options for out-of-town guests, while on-site parking, wheelchair accessibility, and restrooms cater to the needs of all attendees.

Local Attractions:

For couples looking to extend their wedding celebration, Bristol, Rhode Island, offers a wealth of attractions to explore. From historic sites to scenic beaches and charming boutiques, there is something for everyone to enjoy, creating unforgettable memories beyond the wedding day.

In conclusion, Blithewold Mansion Wedding offers couples the perfect blend of historic charm, natural beauty, and exceptional service for their dream wedding. Whether enjoying cocktails on the grand terrace or dancing under the stars on the waterfront lawn, couples are sure to create memories that will last a lifetime at Blithewold Mansion.

A view of Narragansett bay from the Blithewold Mansion.

When is a Blithewold Mansion available for weddings?

Blithewold Mansion is available for weddings May through October with indoor and outdoor options. For outdoor weddings they offer a tent with permanent slate flooring that is situated on their 10-acre Great Lawn with sweeping views of Narragansett Bay. There is the option of doing just a ceremony all year round.

How much does a wedding at Blithewold Mansion Cost?

A wedding a Blithewold Mansion costs between $8,495-$17,295 depending on the day and time of year you plan to get married. There are additional fees for a mandatory security guard and a ceremony fee for use of the garden. For a further break down you can click this link here:

How many wedding guests can Blithewold Mansion accommodate?

Outside tented weddings: 180 guests

Insides seated weddings: 80 guests

How long can your rent Blithewold Mansion for?

The maximum time you have access to the property for 6 hours. You can take photos on the property 1 hour prior to the event.

Does the Blithewold Mansion have a bridal suite?

Yes, it does. You can use the bridal suite for 1 hour prior to the event.

Does Blithewold Mansion use a preferred caterer for weddings?

Yes, the exclusively work with Blackstone Catering who does all the .

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