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Glen Manor House

$8k - $10k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests
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Pricing Information

These prices are available for the months of May through October. These prices are available for the months of November through April.
Reception
$6,500 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Reception
$3,250 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price

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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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$6,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,250

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?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

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
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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

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
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September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
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    Johanna F. Married on 10/08/2022
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    Wedding venue of my dreams

    The Glen Manor House is one of the most stunning, well-kept venues in New England. It barely needs any decor or flowers at all - it's absolutely beautiful on its own. After researching 50+ venues in New England and visiting ~10, the Glen Manor House was by far our favorite.. hands down. We worked closely with Katie who has been with GMH for years and was a big part of the reason why we moved forward with them. Katie is incredibly professional, warm-hearted, easy (and fast!) to communicate with, and knows how to run a wedding like no other. I am so, so happy that we decided to get married at Glen Manor House, and cannot recommend this venue and team enough!
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    Ali H. Married on 08/20/2022
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    Absolutely stunning venue!!

    We recently had our wedding at the Glen Manor House in August 2022 and it was truly a dream come true! This venue is absolutely stunning inside and out, it has a chateau vibe, with beautiful grounds and an incredible water view. Our guests were so impressed with the venue and loved everything about it! Everyone loved the beauty, flow and the indoor/outdoor flexibility and could not have more nice things to say about it. We really loved that everyone could truly enjoy themselves, whether that meant getting down on the dance floor, conversing in one of the dinner rooms or enjoying the beautiful sunset and later moon views outside. Working with Katie was an absolute pleasure! She is such a nice person and amazing to work with. She helped us every step of the way in planning , was readily available whenever we needed to speak to her and she provided rapid responses to our e-mails. She took care of all of our items that we dropped off for decorations such as pictures and signs. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and we HIGHLY recommend and thank Katie & the Glen Manor House!
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    Allison P. Married on 08/05/2022
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    The perfect venue!

    The perfect place to get married. Katie, the wedding coordinator, is FANTASTIC and the mansion could not be more beautiful. My husband and I are so happy we chose the Glen!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
Leila James Events Leila James 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 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 Laurie Marshall Flowers Wedding Florists

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

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Glen Manor House frequently asked questions

Glen Manor House includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Event Planning
  • Parking
The space offered by Glen Manor House for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Mansion
  • Waterfront
Glen Manor House offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Glen Manor House offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Glen Manor House offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner
  • Outside Vendors
Glen Manor House is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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