WHERE TO GET MARRIED

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum offers a particularly gracious setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Ceremonies are held in the exquisite North Garden adjacent to the mansion. Cocktails are enjoyed in our gracious turn-of-the-century home, on the terrace and porches, and on the 10-acre Great Lawn. For dinner and dancing, guests move to our beautiful white Century® Tent, which accommodates approximately 225 guests. The tent features a lavish bluestone patterned floor and is situated on the lawn overlooking breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay. Your guests will enjoy strolling through the gardens and watching the sailboat races just as guests at Blithewold have done for the past 100 years.

Whether you and your partner are planning a traditional ceremony or the joining of two cultures, Blithewold can accommodate your every wish. They do one wedding per day, thereby allowing them to focus on your event and personalize it to exceed your expectations.

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Memorable wedding photos will become treasured heirlooms as you and your wedding party pose for group pictures in the gardens: stroll to the water’s edge, embrace in our bamboo grove, or pause at the lily pond.

With its air of casual elegance Blithewold is a wonderful choice for a cocktail party with passed hors d’oeuvre, a buffet with food stations, or a more formal dinner. Use the rooms in the mansion to add excitement to your gathering by staging a jazz singer in the Dining Room, a sing-a-long piano player in the Living Room, and a wine-tasting on the enclosed Breakfast Porch.

With the superb support of preferred caterers and onsite event management, Blithewold can provide the expertise and execution to make your next social affair a smashing success. Contact the Special Events Department at 401.253.2707 ext. 11 to start planning your celebration now!

SPECIAL EVENTS AND FAMILY CELEBRATIONS
Blithewold is the perfect location for celebrating all of life’s special events! Consider Blithewold when planning a small intimate gathering for your partner’s birthday, a fun and fancy cocktail reception with dancing under the stars to introduce everyone to your new fiancé, or bring the entire family for that big reunion you have always dreamed of throwing with a New England style clambake and lawn games on the 10-acre Great Lawn.

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THE WEDDING PACKAGE
• Exclusive use of the mansion, terraces, and grounds
• White Century® tent with clear sides, hard surface floor and lighting
• Private dressing room
• Photo opportunities on the grounds one hour before the event
• Coordination of deliveries and services
• Wedding specialist available to assist with the planning process
• Wedding staff on duty throughout the event

>>> WHISPERING PINES (URI’S W. ALTON JONES CAMPUS)
Whispering Pines is secluded among 2,300 acres of pine forests, streams and lakes with miles of old stone walls and wooded walks. They take pride in their banquet services and will customize a menu to exceed your expectations. To compliment their picture-perfect settings, they work closely with you to arrange all details and are on-site to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Whispering Pines is comprised of four guest houses, with a total of thirty-two rooms (several handicapped accessible), including the Eisenhower Presidential Suite. All of these cottages are built around the perimeter of Lake Eisenhower. Guests may enjoy our recreational facilities: hiking trails, tennis, canoes, volleyball, basketball, bocce, horseshoes, and croquet. As an added treat, you and your guests can relax around our campfire after the reception.

A lakeside, awning-covered, mahogany deck welcomes guests to the outdoor cocktail reception. The dining room, adjacent to the deck, accommodates up to 130 guests (minimum 90 guests in peak season) for your dinner. You will receive nothing but glowing compliments from guests who have enjoyed your unique wedding in this beautiful rural New England setting.

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WHISPERING PINES (URI’S W. ALTON JONES CAMPUS)
Whispering Pines is secluded among 2,300 acres of pine forests, streams and lakes with miles of old stone walls and wooded walks. They take pride in their banquet services and will customize a menu to exceed your expectations. To compliment their picture-perfect settings, they work closely with you to arrange all details and are on-site to ensure everything goes smoothly.

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Whispering Pines is comprised of four guest houses, with a total of thirty-two rooms (several handicapped accessible), including the Eisenhower Presidential Suite. All of these cottages are built around the perimeter of Lake Eisenhower. Guests may enjoy our recreational facilities: hiking trails, tennis, canoes, volleyball, basketball, bocce, horseshoes, and croquet. As an added treat, you and your guests can relax around our campfire after the reception.

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A lakeside, awning-covered, mahogany deck welcomes guests to the outdoor cocktail reception. The dining room, adjacent to the deck, accommodates up to 130 guests (minimum 90 guests in peak season) for your dinner. You will receive nothing but glowing compliments from guests who have enjoyed your unique wedding in this beautiful rural New England setting.

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