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Glen Manor House

Portsmouth, RI View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
75 reviews
$7k - $10k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$7k - $10k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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.

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

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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    Jennifer Y. Married on 05/21/2022
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    Amazing Wedding Venue!!!

    My husband and I got married at Glen Manor House on 5/21/22 and could not be happier that we chose this venue. Katie was fantastic to work with from start to finish: she was super responsive and helpful when we had questions, but let us pursue our vision in our own way. The grounds of the venue are gorgeous - all of our guests were stunned when they arrived! The multiple rooms within the house make the whole party more intimate and also facilitate dancing at the end of the night. Overall, I can’t say anything negative about Katie or GMH - we’re still gushing over our beautiful wedding!!
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    Carleigh M. Married on 05/06/2022
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    Glen Manor is gorgeous!

    My husband and I loved our Glen Manor wedding! The Glen is truly a stunning venue and we are so happy we got married here. Our ceremony was outside facing the river and provided the most beautiful backdrop for our vows. We got so many compliments from our guests on how gorgeous the venue was. Katie is lovely to work with and worked very well with our wedding planner. We wish we could get married here every year!
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    Ericka Q. Married on 04/09/2022
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    Absolutely incredible venue!

    My husband and I have nothing but amazing things to say about Glen Manor House and especially Katie. We were one of the unfortunate couples that had to postpone our wedding (numerous times) due to COVID. After a negative experience with our original venue, we absolutely fell in love with Glen Manor House and made the switch. And we couldn’t be happier with our decision.

    When the trolley first pulled up to the venue on our wedding day, I was overcome with emotion by how beautiful everything looked. I ran into Katie inside and she gave me a big hug and was genuinely excited for our wedding to take place. This was when I knew that the day was going to be as perfect as I imagined.

    Everything ran seamlessly thanks to Katie and all our guests were in awe of how beautiful the venue was. If we had to go back and do it all again we would choose Glen Manor House as our venue in a heartbeat.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
Leila Ryan Events 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 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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Map

3 Frank Coelho Drive Portsmouth, RI, 02871
4016834177
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Glen Manor House frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Glen Manor House?

Glen Manor House includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Event Planning
  • Parking

What are the most important characteristics of Glen Manor House in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Glen Manor House for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Mansion
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Glen Manor House for wedding events?

Glen Manor House offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Glen Manor House offer?

Glen Manor House offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Glen Manor House offer for wedding events?

Glen Manor House offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner
  • Outside Vendors
  • Preferred Vendors Only

What percentage of users recommend Glen Manor House and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

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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