Blithewold is a mansion wedding venue in Bristol, RI, with stunning gardens, and an eye-catching arboretum. This grand 33-acre estate sits proudly looking out over the waters of Narragansett Bay and is an impressive choice for an upscale special day. With a choice of settings available across which to host your event, you can get creative when planning and think big. The venue is conveniently located within driving distance of Providence, making it an ideal escape from city life. The Blithewold estate is a truly spectacular setting in which to celebrate your love. Its lush gardens contain one of the state’s largest collections of rare plants with colorful blooms cutting through the canopy of verdant green. The estate’s founding family, The Van Wickles, took great pride in their landscaped lawns and vibrant flowerbeds, and it is not hard to see why. Here you can gather your friends and family for a garden wedding set against a backdrop of the bay in one of several outdoor spaces. Afterward, the party can continue out in the fresh air celebrating a sophisticated reception under the cover of the spacious Century tent. You also can choose to host part of your event in the manor itself. A stunning example of a turn-of-the-century mansion, it offers 45 well-appointed rooms to explore. Gather your guests in the parlor for a charming cocktail interlude or recline on the porch taking in your surroundings. Blithewold can accommodate parties of up to 225 guests, with plenty of space for dancing. In booking the venue you will have exclusive access to the estate and mansion for the day, allowing you to take uninterrupted wedding photographs. The staff can help to coordinate with your vendors, and can take deliveries on your behalf. You will also be provided with a dedicated event management team, who will be on duty to help throughout your celebration.