Glen Manor House

3 Frank Coelho Drive, Portsmouth, RI 02871 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Glen Manor House

Enveloped by lavish gardens and woodlands, the Glen Manor House is a historic estate situated in Portsmouth, Rhode Island that is ideal for hosting weddings. This French-style chateau graces the banks of the Sakonnet River and its natural vistas create a magical ambiance. It has provided the backdrop for an array of films and photoshoots, in addition to being a storybook venue for nuptials.

Facilities and Capacity

Soirees held at the Glen Manor House are given a romantic setting that seems straight out of a novel. The mansion possesses a dining room, ballroom, terrace, and library where couples can celebrate their commitment, in addition to the grounds, weather permitting. There are multiple dressing rooms for the wedding party’s comfort. The entire estate is decorated in a classic, French style, with marble fireplaces and understated molding. Between May and October, the estate can host up 200 individuals. November through April, the capacity varies, and the location is closed in January.

Services Offered

The Glen Manor House can provide gold Chiavari chairs, white garden chairs, and tables. They do not offer catering, but have a list of suggestions. Vendors are given three hours before the wedding to set up. The expert staff at the estate can help you with numerous details and offers recommendations to make the planning process easier.

History

Completed in 1923 by the Taylor family on the former Glen Farm, this estate served as a vacation home for the family. They hired the famed John Russel Pope, who designed the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC, as the manor’s architect. He based the building off the French Petit Trianon at Versailles. In 1959 the family sold the estate and its 43 acres to the Sisters of the Sacred Heart, who ran it as a school until 1972. It was finally taken over by the Portsmouth Historical Society, who formed a group that now runs it for its current event purposes.

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Luscious greenery wedding event space
Front of the manor
Front of the manor
View of manor through gardens
View of manor through gardens
Red carpet staircase
Red carpet staircase
Ballroom set up for wedding reception
Ballroom set up for wedding reception
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Luscious greenery and patio
Covered patio area with lantern
Covered patio area with lantern
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Afternoon view of lawn on grounds
Elegant hallway
Elegant hallway
The staircase in its grandeur
The staircase in its grandeur
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View of the hallway and its furnishings
Manor house with the adjacent patio
Manor house with the adjacent patio
Covered patio by the lush gardens
Covered patio by the lush gardens
Classical hanging light
Classical hanging light
Side view featuring the elegance of the manor
Side view featuring the elegance of the manor
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View of the manor and the trees
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Spacious front view of the manor
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View of the shore
View of the manor and covered patio
View of the manor and covered patio
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Rustic stone stairs
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The dock and shoreline
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Glen Manor House
Luscious greenery wedding event space
Luscious greenery wedding event space
Front of the manor
Front of the manor
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View of manor through gardens

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66 Reviews for Glen Manor House

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Catey · Married on 10/19/2019

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    Perfection

    We feel as though we made many correct decisions when it came to our wedding day and choosing Glen Manor was one of them. The Manor is beautiful, great history, elegance and many available options for what you can do, no matter the size or formality of your wedding. With it being just outside of Newport in Portsmouth, I feel many people overlook it but that should not be the case, it has stunning water views, lush gardens, inside and outdoor space which is needed with RI weather and the separate ballroom in my opinion is a bonus because it gets people up out of their seats! Katie was amazing as well, she was super responsive and very helpful in guiding us through every step.

    Sent on 10/24/2019
  • Kristin

    Kristin · Married on 10/12/2019

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    The perfect venue

    My husband and I couldn't have picked a better, more perfect location if we tried. Katie was so wonderful to work with, and helped to make our special day seamless. It was great to have the entire house and grounds to ourselves, and to not have to worry about sharing the space with another wedding or event happening at the same time. The view of the Sakonnet River was breathtaking, and wow-ed all of our guests. The house itself is stunning, and so elegant. It was the perfect fit for the classic wedding we were aiming for. Honestly, the best venue ever.

    Sent on 11/06/2019

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Glen Manor House FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 6500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3250.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Event Planning
    Parking
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Mansion
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Planner
    Outside Vendors
    Preferred Vendors Only
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    November
    December

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9 Endorsements

  • Leila Ryan Events Wedding Planners

    The Glen Manor House is one of out all time favorite venues to host weddings and events at here in the Newport area! Once you walk on property it is just a feeling of elegance and almost magical with their stunning gardens and jaw dropping architecture! On top of all, Katie is also just lovely to work with!

  • John Skip Sweeney - Officiant Wedding Officiants

    Delightfully set overlooking the Sakonnet River, with beautifully maintained gardens, the classical French chateau Glen Manor House is a great setting for weddings. It is always a delight for me to officiate at wedding ceremonies at Glen Manor. The manager, Katie Wilkinson, keeps everyone and everything on track and maintains a friendly, welcoming smile that makes everyone feel at home.

  • Laurie Marshall Flowers Wedding Florists

    Beautiful English garden setting. Excellent staff. Beautiful views and a location for outdoor ceremonies.

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  • 3 Frank Coelho Drive Portsmouth, RI, 02871 See on map
    401-371-0220 (Phone number)
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