Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

101 Ferry Road, (Rt. 114), Bristol, RI
Capacity: 225 people

About Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

Blithewold Mansion is a beautifully landscaped 33-acre estate situated on Bristol Harbor with sweeping views of Narragansett Bay. The forty-five-room mansion, trees, lawns, flowers and the sea combine to produce an aesthetic experience that is both exciting and refreshing. For the wedding of your dreams, you may be envisioning a day where you say “I do” in a garden of colorful perennials, with rows and rows of white garden chairs and Narragansett Bay as your backdrop. Following your ceremony, cocktails are served from the mansion’s gracious terrace overlooking a 10-acre lawn that sweeps down to the water. Then round out the evening with dinner and dancing in our beautiful white Century® tent under the stars. The understated elegance of Blithewold makes it the perfect choice for all types of celebrations from a Fundraising Gala, to a Bridal Tea, to a traditional New England style clambake on our 10-acre Great Lawn. The staff at Blithewold is committed to providing the utmost in personal service to ensure that your celebration is a complete success. For further information on reserving Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum for your next event, please contact the Special Events department. All rental fees include: *Use of mansion (where applicable) and grounds *Events tent with clear sides, hard surface floor and lighting *Coordination of deliveries and services *Manager, staff and security throughout the event *Other rentals including tables, chairs, dance floor, and the caterer are an additional cost

Event Spaces

Blithewold Mansion
Blithewold Mansion
Events Tent
Events Tent
Great Lawn, Gardens and Arboreteum
Great Lawn, Gardens and Arboreteum
Venue Types
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 225
  • Special Features: Offering educational classes and tours. Historic grounds offer over 250 different tree and shrub species, large conifer collection, natural areas, six distinct gardens.
  • Year Renovated: 1907