Fundraising Events

The Gala

Blithewold’s largest fundraiser, the gala, takes place every other summer usually the 2nd Saturday in August.
The semi-formal dinner dance attracts more than 400 East Bay residents and Rhode Island business leaders for an evening of celebration. Funds raised through ticket sales and auctions go towards the preservation of Blithewold’s historic structures and landscape features.

This years Gala:

Date: August 11, 2018

Theme: “The Night Blooms” celebrating the flowers that bloom only at night, including Blithewold’s night-blooming cereus.

Catering: Blackstone Caterers

Entertainment: Night Rhythms

Tickets: $375 per person.

Twelfth Night

An intimate and formal evening honoring the Van Wickle’s family traditions of gracious living and horticultural excellence which became the heart and soul of Blithewold. The evening takes place the Saturday after New Year’s every other year and begins with cocktails and hors d’ouvers followed by a five course tasting menu with paired wines.

Next years Twelfth Night:

Date: January 7, 2017

Tickets: $375 per person.  Space is limited to 60 attendees.