Weddings & Functions

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum offers a beautiful and gracious waterfront setting for your perfect wedding day. Originally a summer estate, Blithewold provides both historical charm and natural elegance. Each season is unique: Spring at Blithewold is different from summer or fall. The robust natural beauty of the property is a magnificent backdrop for a celebration at any time during the year.

The Mansion has always been a place for family and friends to gather and celebrate. The Van Wickle Family hosted many parties and celebrations at Blithewold, most notably the marriage of daughter Marjorie to George Lyon in 1914. In keeping with the hospitality of the family of Blithewold, our doors are open and welcome to all.

Join us in continuing the tradition of celebrating marriages at Blithewold.

Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Blithewold wedding ceremonies are held in the exquisite North Garden adjacent to the Mansion. 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 enjoy the property, just as guests at Blithewold have done for the past hundred years.

For dinner and dancing, your guests will be escorted to our white 40’ x 100’ Century Wedding Tent and newly constructed wedding pavilion. The tent is situated next to our Linden Grove and overlooks the expansive Great Lawn.
The newly constructed wedding pavilion provides easy-access restrooms and a lovely bridal room. To ensure the greatest enjoyment and personalization for your wedding, we only allow one wedding per day. 

A wedding ceremony only package is also available year-round.

More about Hosting a Wedding or event at Blithewold.

General Information and Pricing


Private Events

Come and visit Blithewold today

For inquiries and to set up an appointment to discuss rates and availability, contact the Special Events Office (401) 253-2707 ext. 11

You can also contact us using the form found at the “Contact Form” button below.