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Venues in Bristol, RI,
(401) 253-2707
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4.6 out of 5
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    Holli

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    2.8 out of 5
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  • I will start by saying that Blithewold is breathtaking, and in spite of the negatives, my husband and I would still choose to get married here, but there are some things of which brides-to-be should be extremely wary. First of all, if you do not have an event planner/coordinator to act as your liaison, and you do not plan to hire one, I would suggest finding a different venue. The staff are very difficult to work with, and they are not very warm or inviting. At our rehearsal, our parents were literally "barked at" that they couldn't look around the house because there were paying guests on the grounds. Very unprofessional and handled inappropriately. Also, due to the nature of the venue, it is impossible for them to be flexible with times, which is not the fault of the staff, but still something to be aware of. We would have liked to have had more time on the grounds to get ready and take pictures, which is really the allure of a venue like Blithewold, but unfortunately, had no c... Read more

    Ilanna

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    4.2 out of 5
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  • Blithewold was a fantastic venue and we were thrilled to have our wedding there. Karen Bellavance is excellent and very professional and responsive. When we booked I was not aware of how actively involved Karen and her staff would be on the day of. It was such a pleasant surprised. They took charge when needed and helped ensure that the evening went smoothly and that we started on time. I gave a 3 for value simply because it is so expensive. It is beautifully manicured and the view of the Narragansett Bay is fantastic. My guests were impressed with the grounds and tent. I also liked that I could choose my own caterer. However, it is very pricey and you only get to stay until 11pm on the dot. Hence, my 3 for value. I also gave a 3 for flexibility because the times you can do a rehearsal are very limited and it was inconvenient for us and our wedding party. Overall, I highly recommend it.

    Andrea

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    4.7 out of 5
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  • Gorgeous venue, professional staff. Our reception took place at Blithewold (ceremony at St Luke's Parish) on June 5th and my family and friends have not stopped talking about it. The water backdrop, large field, beautiful gardens, stunning mansion- it all was surreal and fun!

    Melissa

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    4.5 out of 5
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  • Amazing venue,the moment I saw it I knew this was the place. The gradens are beautiful,and being so close to the water was exactly what I wanted. Easy to get to for my friends and family coming from the Boston area, and also plenty of parking etc. Its also close to Newport, so many of my guest stayed the weekend there. The tent was a little bif for the number of guests I invited but overall that was not a negative. ALl were great to work with, Karen their coordinator was great.

    Jaclyn

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    5 out of 5
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  • Blithewold was a gorgeous location for our wedding. It provided a beautiful backdrop for our wedding ceremony and reception. The evening was handled efficiently and professionally by Karen and her staff. Everything was wonderful because of this dream location - I wish every bride the same!

    Rebecca

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    5 out of 5
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  • Absolutely beautiful!! This place is stunning and such a dream wedding spot. The prices are a little high but after the perfect weeding I had I can understand why. I really could not have asked for a better venue, it was like a story out of a movie. Karen and her staff were also wonderful. They handle everything and made the day go so perfectly. My pictures were absolutely stunning…such a great place! I can’t wait to go back again and remember every aspect of my day.

    Hollie

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had the most beautiful wedding. We had a semi-untraditional ceremony and Karen worked with us every step of the way. Just the day before (at rehearsal) we decided to switch it up yet again because the weather was going to be unseasonally warm the following dsy, we asked if we could exchange vows outside on their amazing terrace and Karen did the swap effortlessly! The grounds are breath taking and the house met all of our expectations. Our guest still haven't stopped talking about how fabulous our wedding was!

    Jessica

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    5 out of 5
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  • My experience at Blithewold was wonderful. I wanted an untraditional wedding and the staff was very accepting to my wishes. On the day of the wedding I was unable to have my ceremony where I wished due to weather. The staff was very quick and efficient in helping me prepare for my ceremony in a different location. The setting was perfect and I was very impressed by their quick actions. You also get a year membership after getting married which is a special way to keep connected to the place that we shared our vows. The only downfall to Blithewold is that you have to use vendors from their list or get permission if you have one of your own. I did not have an issues using vendors that I wanted that were not on the list and their lists have good options.

    A.

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    5 out of 5
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  • The staff was kind and wonderful, not to mention efficient. It's a beautiful location. I couldn't have picked a better venue. It looked like a $100K wedding with this location. WOW, WOW, WOW!

    Elissa

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    3.8 out of 5
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  • Blithewold was absolutely beautiful. The staff was excellent. We were able to rent the dancefloor, tables and chairs through Blithewold which made things much easier. The only issue is that you can only have your event until 10pm. Other than that it was wonderful!

    Lisa

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • We got a great deal for booking within the same year, as they needed to fill dates remaining. It ordinarily would have been beyond our budget, but if you can afford it or get a discount, it is absolutely amazing! A beautiful site, incredible support from the staff... they had everything down to a science, I never had to think!

    Simone

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  • Blithewold is top-notch. They put on an amazing party. If you can afford it, i recommend it wholeheartedly.
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