Reviews of Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum (Museum)

101 Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809, United States

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REVIEWS OF Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum IN Rhode Island

Phil Sanzari

Excellent landscape worth exploring. Don’t miss the bamboo forest.

Bella Angell

One of my favorite places! Even in its hibernation state!

Judy Dias

Had a handicapped person with us and they charge full price for only viewing 2 rooms on 1st accessibility for handicapped to get to 2nd floor...very disappointed at this and disicriminating...

Jill Cleve

Hali Sowle

A wonderful place for a walk and to visit their exquisite gardens

Marie Lisa Jose

Michael Clarke

Christopher Brodeur

Benjamin Turner


Jay Petrie

A family favorite: Ocean views, beautiful gardens. Daffodil Days in the spring is a must see!

John Whelan

Great Wednesday night entertainment

Laura Reaper

Absolutely wonderful. Come during Christmas for tea and spring for the daffodils. Volunteers make a wonderful contribution.

Erin B

One of the best we've seen. Phenomenal tour, nice property, awesome gardens.

Phenomenal Jazz

Ruth Machie

Gorgeous place! Peaceful, amazing view amazing people amazing gardens !

Charles McDonald

Lee Anne S

denise marchetti

I just had my daughter's wedding at Blithewald and Karen Belivance who is the wedding coordinator and her asistant Ann Marie were HORRIBLE to work with. Our wedding cost over $85,000 and they treated our family and our vendors TERRIBLY!!! I will be glad to give you my list of grievances but lets start with the fact that the wedding must end at 10:30 and every venror, every guest, every table, chair, piece of linen, every scrap has to be off the property by 11! at 11:10 my daughter, the bride was told to get her and her vendors off her property NOW! Sweet isnt she? She says yes to things in the beginning then renegs 6 days before the wedding. That would be our liquor vendor.... Good thing my daughters father is a lawyer! Karen Belivance was actually enjoying being mean! If you fight back with her she eventually backs down, but she makes you so nervous and upset that its advise is If you WIN a FREE WEDDING AT BLITHEWALD MANSION IN BRISTOL, RI...RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!!!!!! Place is a JOKE Denise Marchetti

Harnek Kharod

Gardens are really really amazing. Most of plants are as happy in England’s climate. High five to gardeners!

David Kraus

The grounds are superb. Fun family activities.

Don Frye

Nice gardens a little too pricey, it was very nice to see one. I doubt we return for a second visit. It is not that big, so you can see it all fairly fast. Good green houses nice to see sequoias on the east coast. Overall we enjoyed it, but felt it to be a little small. The cliff walk had a lot of daffodils, so we enjoyed that a bit more.

St. Paul's CDS

Jason Johnson


Craig Perkinson

Interesting audio tour of mansion. Beautiful grounds to meander and sketch.

Jim Whittaker

Catherine Smythe

A lovely mansion with beautiful gardens and greenhouse. I’ve only visited around the holidays which is very pretty with several Christmas trees.

Lucy María McCully Espinosa

Vad Pro

Gorgeous place

Douglas Maddux

Great grounds!!!

Melissa Gilliam

Wonderful. Helpful and friendly staff. Also the handheld audio tour was perfect for my husband because he is hearing impaired. He could take out his hearing aids and use the ear buds. That way he could adjust the volume and not be distracted with echoes or other sounds.

Dan Ireland

Anne Agostinelli

One of my favorite places on earth!

Edward Pontarelli

It is a truly spectacular place to visit at Christmas. It was a great venue for the evening of opera singing which was astounding. A memorable event

Georgianne Vinicombe

Jessica Flaherty

Simply Beautiful

Mohammed Almoosa

Kathryn Rock

Poor job

Niko Tarini

P. Adrian Medrano

Ariane Schurr

Even on a rainy day it was a delight.

Steven Auerswald


maria nagpal

Lovely Garden , Serene environment over looking the Bay , wonderful staff, Beautiful historical mansion

Rodrigo Arancibia

Very nicely decorated for Christmas. Nice gardens too.

Sneha H S

Nice mansion and beautiful gardens to spend a couple of hours. Guide said that the decorations are very good during Christmas

DJ Valentina

This beyond gorgeous wedding venue is a MUST SEE! It's just amazing.

Manju Nagpal

Grace Shepard

Bernadette Ward

Absolutely beautiful!! Well worth the tour,! Judy was very knowledgeable, answered all of our questions and was super friendly!!

Donna Donna

Nancy Rittlinger

So beautiful

Colleen Maynard

Beautiful house and gardens with an interesting history. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. A membership here is ideal so you can see it in different seasons. We visited in spring when the daffodils were in bloom but virtually nothing else.

George Bigaouette


Shella Fitzpatrick

Blithewold is a gem by the sea and a floral feast for the eyes and the senses. Its phenomenal collection of magnificent and exotic trees is a must see. It’s a great place to walk, relax and enjoy beautiful green spaces. The mansion has an understated sophistication that I personally appreciate.

Barbara Imandra

I Will visit in two weeks felling can wait.

Sacil Rodriguez

My husband and I put a down payment for this venue 2 years before our wedding (wedding date was set to August 2016). Few months before our wedding, my mother in law got very sick and was in the hospital for months. My husband and I needed to make a decision to either go on with the wedding date or postpone our date. We made the decision to postpone our wedding and unfortunately few months before our "expected wedding date" my mother in law passed away. We called Blithewold to work something out and they did not work with us. I would think that because my husbands mother had died they would at least provide back a portion of our deposit or at least let us change the date given the fact that this was a legitimate reason why we needed to postpone the date. They did not let us switch the date, we were told that if we wanted to switch the date we needed to put a whole new deposit down. That was of course no help for us. We were not about to put a SECOND deposit for the same place were we wanted to get married because my mother in law had passed!! But in the mean time they were still and are STILL in 2019 sending letters asking us to CONTRIBUTE to their garden!! We have emailed and called Blithewold to STOP any mail coming to us and they have not yet done it. I find this EXTREMELY DISRESPECTFUL given the fact that they did not sympathize with our situation back then and after the loss of our family member. My husband and I understand a contract is a contract but we also know that as a human being and a person with a heart, a contract can be worked on in uncontrollable situations like this. We felt helpless and lost so much money. Blithewold did not switch our date and did not give any money back. Unless you know someone in your family or close to you will not pass away right before your wedding, OR HAVE OVER $10,000 TO THROW AWAY, WE WILL ABSOLUTELY NOT RECOMMEND THIS VENUE!! Blithewold: STOP SENDING US YOUR MAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cristy Smith

Holly Mackenzie

Great tea reception and the gardens are beautiful.

Anne Fusco

Jen R

Different flowers for every season. Many activities year around. Jazz, Opera, magic lantern to mention a couple... Lovely place to take a walk after having lunch in a Bristol restaurant.

Jupiter Moon Shadow

A lovely place to walk around. Water, gardens, and some wildlife to enjoy.

John DiChristofero

What i nice hidden gem this place is. Definitely plan a full day there is so much to do and look at to enjoy it all.

Joanne Torosian

Beautiful! Simple but elegant. Would go back.

michael leshinsky


Thomas Wehmeier

Fabulous gardens,house is much the same from the early 20th centry,a must see if you are in town

Denise Hasty

Susan Mills

Fabuloud tea

Patrick Harrington

Beth Lidington


Karen J

Love the place and the landscape is wonderful. Bring bug spray. Tons of mosquitoes..

Charles Ramsay

A very nice view of the past

Pearl Holloway

Cute shows for kids on Fridays. Lovely grounds with beautiful gardens.

Ali Imran

Amazingly beautiful


Dennis DelBarone

Miguel Nunez

Great Family Friday Event and spectacular walk through the mansion and the magnificent grounds

Pamela Cleveland

Our entire family visited both during the summer for a concert, and during Sparkle. What a beautiful place with lovely, helpful people. The Christmas trees in every room, the welcoming atmosphere. A really magical night during the holiday season. Don't miss it!

Mike Foster

The house is great you can really get a sense of what living was like there. I enjoy the gardens a lot

Calvin Kanno

Bill Rowe

Lori O'Connell

Gorgeous setting for informal concerts on the lawn!

Debu Tante

I went to Blithewold over the summer. I spent 3 hours there and loved every minute of it. The house is amazing with so much detail and history. This place is of my dreams. The 10 acre lawn to the water provides beautiful views. I walked through the shaded paths to the green house. The plants and gardens are gorgeous. The restored stables are interesting as well. Nice and helpful staff and volunteers. I didn't make it back for Christmas. Maybe next year.

Muhammad Abbas bhatti

Ben Spruell

I came here for a wedding, it was very pretty, and the grounds were well kept. The facilities we're brand new and very clean. I enjoyed visiting and it was a great choice by the bride and groom!


Great afternoon touring the gardens and mansion. We enjoy the grounds here more than The Breakers. Loved it

Waiyan Ma

Dominick Bianco

Fantastic museum

Han Chuang

A under-rated hidden treasure in RI. This is the second time my family and I paid a visit and still want to go in the future. Visitors get to enjoy special plantation, beautiful grass land, flowers, fruit trees, miniature bamboo forest, and even vast, crystal clear water body... Cannot believe that they can keep sequoia trees alive for so long through so many cold winters.

Bonnie White

Cynthia P

A lovely old mansion. The backstory is interesting and the grounds are large and beautiful. However, nothing really distinguishes this from other old properties. Good to see if you’re in the neighborhood but not a must see.

Jyoti Dev

Jonathan Kelly

Ann Vedilago

A Beautiful Gem in Bristol


Sarah Olivard

Meg le Comte

Magnificent gardens and views. We went to a Christmas tea at Blithewold to start the season off with a little holiday cheer. Just gorgeous and a beautiful setting inside. The tea was delicious with homemade scones and other tea sandwiches. After the tea, I strolled in the garden to look at the garden. The trees are just so impressive and unusual. One of my favorites is a weeping Hemlock. I would highly recommend doing a tour at Christmas and you must buy your tickets ahead of the season as the space is limited.

Krisaki Fani Liamas

Shiro Taki

The Ward

Great gardens and arboretum. We sat and read for hours.

Philip Herdman

Iraida Ocasio

Good energy. Peacefully environment.. very satisfied with this visit.

Paul Sims

Such a great place! Never thought I would see a Giant Sequoia but they had one that is over 100 years old!

Garrett Russ

Bill Kimbler

I've been going to blithewold for over 40 years and always have a wonderful experience it's so beautiful

Jordan Paxhia

My husband and I were just married at Blithewold and we had an AMAZING experience. Karen Bellavance and her crew run a tight ship and made sure every detail of the ceremony was carried out perfectly. They worked well with the caterer and vendors, as well as with us throughout the planning process. We live across the country, which can make coordinating efforts a bit of a challenge, but we felt we were in good hands with Karen. She even took phone calls with us well after east coast business hours as needed to ensure we were all on the same page. We hired a band that has never worked with Blithewold before. There are some constraints around decibel levels as the mansion is in a residential area, but everyone communicated well and our evening was perfect (read- super fun dance party). The grounds and reception- Blithewold is gorgeous. We were married in the garden area facing the water. Even though it was mid-October, the flowers in the garden were colorful and beautiful. The tent is already decorated with lights strung across the top which add a pleasant ambiance. There is a lovely bridal suite where my bridesmaids and I were able to finish getting ready. The bathrooms were clean and well kept. Our photographer was like a kid in a candy store taking our pictures in various parts of the mansion grounds. The sunset was breathtaking and added to the beauty of the evening. All in all, we had a wonderful experience. We both agree that the wedding and reception far exceeded our expectations.

Lynne B

I took my elderly mother in her wheelchair to one of their spring teas. The staff and even the other guests were so kind to us, and the tea and scones, sandwiches, etc. were fresh and marvelous. The grounds were beautiful, even on a grey day when spring had not quite emerged. I too wanted to be a part of the Summer Place Era!

elizabeth gianesin

Jeff P.

Awesome house , property & heritage of this great country.

Evan Twichell

Michael Carroll

What a beautiful location! Very friendly staff. A must see for anyone!!

Kate Dungan

Charles Farrell

Richard Brown

Gorgeous....grounds, mansion, location, even the gift shop

fey gypsy wind Dunn

I love coming throughout the year, beautifully flowers and trees everywhere!

Fall River Modern Printing Co.

Went to the first music event last night , excellent music ,{ Little Compton Band} beautiful grounds . What a lovely way to send a Wednesday evening. Looking forward to the summer Wednesday evenings from 6-8 PM


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