Gallery and Testimonials

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum is a beautifully landscaped 33-acre historic property situated on Bristol Harbor offering sweeping views of Narragansett Bay. A 45-room mansion, heirloom trees, 11-acre Great Lawn, seven historic gardens, and the sea combine to produce an aesthetic experience that is both exciting and refreshing.


Images of Blithewold Weddings can be viewed by clicking the following links.

Ali and Scott

Ashley and Keith 

Dana and Raj

Joie and Mike

Kelly and Adam

Laura and Zachary

Lena and Jeff

Lindsey and Charles

Maureen and Rob

Mandy and Chris

Meghan and Dan

Rebecca and Donovan

Rebecca and Raphael

Stacy and Ryan

Stephanie & Alan

Val and Dean



Wedding Wire

The Knot

Must see tear jerker testimonial click here

Wedding Date: September 14, 2013

Hi Karen!
Van and I just returned from our honeymoon! We left for our trip the day after the wedding so we hadn't really had a chance to recap with friends and family. Now that we're back, that's all we have been talking about, and I wanted to send some thank yous to the people who helped make our day so amazing!
I don't know where to begin! The first time we visited Blithewold, it was a cold and rainy day and it was just under 2 years until our wedding. It was probably a little crazy to be starting the venue search that early on, but we knew we were moving to TX soon and it would be difficult to plan a wedding from across the country. We ended up looking at 8 or so venues, but Van and I both knew Blithewold was for us. We fell in love with it on a rainy, cold day, and knew if we had any luck, our wedding day would have a little better weather. And if we loved it on a bad day, we would certainly love it on a nice day.
And what a day we had! I can't imagine more perfect weather for an outdoor wedding, nor could I imagine a more perfect venue. Two weeks later, I am still receiving compliments on how the mansion is like something out of a fairy tale! The lawn, the gardens, the mansion, the tent... everything is like something from a dream! I can't imagine any place I would have been happier at on that day.
And leading up to that day, I also can't imagine a more helpful coordinator than you! You answered all my questions promptly, and didn't make me feel crazy for all my tiny details and inquiries haha I am a bit of a control freak which I know can be hard to work with, but you did a great job with making me feel as though everything was going to be great. And it was great! Thank you for all your help leading up to the day, and on the actual day Kim was fantastic as well! I couldn't believe how well everything flowed and how easy everything came together. I had dropped off so many things earlier that week, and when I saw it all set up on the breakfast porch it really took my breath away. Thank you for taking such care in arranging everything and making sure my hard work was displayed so beautifully.
I know how many weddings you have, but you really made us feel special and as if we were the only ones you cared about. I feel like we had such a unique experience and I am so glad we booked with Blithewold. It really was the perfect place to get married and it will always hold a special place in my heart.

Thank you!

Wedding Date: 2013

Just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for everything you and
your team did to make Saturday night happen. It was flawless. Kim was
amazing as well- I don't know what we would have done without her

Thank you!!!!

With love-
Spencer and Sarah Slottje

Wedding Date: August 4, 2013
Thank you so much for all your help with our wedding. It was truly a perfect day that we will never forget!
all of our love,
Courtney & Tony

Wedding Date: June 1st, 2013


After a week away with some of the family post-wedding, Dave and I are just returning to earth after Beth and Jack's wedding. We want to thank you for everything you did to make the day perfect. We know you're a super pro but how did you arrange that weather too? Whatever your secret, we will always be very grateful to you for being part of the team that gave Beth and Jack such a beautiful start together. Thank you again for making Blithewold a touchstone for the very happy couple and our entire family.

Freddi and David

Wedding Date: June 1st, 2013

Hi Karen,

Jack and I got back from our honeymoon last night:). It's going to be difficult to transition back to reality!
We wanted to write and say thank you so much for all your amazing help and guidance with our wedding. You were a pleasure to work with and truly helped make our wedding very special for us and our families. Your staff was so helpful the day of the wedding as well.
Our guests fell in love with Blithewold (as have we:)) and have not stopped talking about the sunset!

Thanks again for everything!!

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