This venue is set on 33-acres of beautiful flowering gardens and lawns that overlook Narragansett Bay in Bristol, Rhode Island. Featuring a 45-room mansion filled with heirlooms dating back to the late 19th century and Country Place Era, Blithewold is great for the history buff and architect alike. The property also features a 10-acre Great Lawn, Rose Garden complete with a stone Moongate, Bamboo grove and Bosquet that is stunning when the daffodils are in bloom, The North Garden is the perfect ceremony location with perennials blooming all year and a direct sightline to the bay.
The best part of this venue is the endless opportunities for portraits. You can enter the property up to 90 minutes before your ceremony which is plenty of time for a first look and casual stroll through the gardens and down to the water. The walk back up the Great Lawn with Blithewold Mansion in the background offers the most iconic images representing a mansion wedding.
No event is complete without amazing event design and food by Blackstone Caterers and Russell Morin Catering.
I’ve photographed dozens of wedding at Blithewold Mansion and each one has been wonderfully unique. Every couple brings their own ideas and personalities to the property making it uniquely theirs.
From a photography standpoint, there are plenty of places to take photos on the property! We’ve been at the venue in every type of weather, in almost every season, and at every time of day, and I have never been disappointed in the photos I captured.