Weddings and Functions 

 Blithewold has always been a place for family and friends to gather and celebrate. The VanWickle family hosted many parties and celebrations at Blithewold. One of the most notable celebrations was Marjorie Van Wickle and George Lyon’s wedding which took place on June 1, 1914 in an elegant outdoor ceremony in Blithewold’s enclosed garden.

Wedding Ceremony and Reception

 Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum offers a particularly beautiful and gracious waterfront setting for your wedding ceremony and reception.  The ceremony is held in the exquisite North Garden adjacent to the mansion. 

 Blithewold also offers our beautiful North Garden for morning wedding ceremonies Saturdays and Sundays from May through October at 10 a.m.. Enjoy the natural beauty that is Blithewold with Narragansett Bay as the backdrop for your ceremony. The garden is the perfect choice for gatherings. 

 Following the ceremony, cocktails are enjoyed within the gracious turn-of-the-century mansion, on the terraces and two covered porches, overlooking the Great Lawn with its sweeping sunset views of Narragansett Bay. During the cocktail party and reception, your guests may stroll through the gardens and watch the sailboat races just as guests at Blithewold have done for the past one hundred years. 

 For dinner and dancing, your guests are escorted down to our white 40' X 100' Century Wedding Tent. Our tent accommodates approximately 225 guests. The wedding tent features a elegant bluestone patterned floor. The tent is situated next to our Linden Grove and overlooks the Great Lawn and unsurpassed sunset views across Narragansett Bay.

To ensure the greatest enjoyment and personalization for your wedding, we allow only one wedding per day.

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Please call 401.253.2707 x 11 for availability

Special Occasions:

For information about hosting other special occasion events please click here


 For inquiries and to set up an appointment - Contact Karen Bellavance in the Special Events Office: (401) 253-2707 ext. 11 Email:



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