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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Front of the manor
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View of manor through gardens
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Red carpet staircase
Ballroom set up for wedding reception
Ballroom set up for wedding reception
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Luscious greenery and patio
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Covered patio area with lantern
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Afternoon view of lawn on grounds
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Elegant hallway
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The staircase in its grandeur
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View of the hallway and its furnishings
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Manor house with the adjacent patio
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Covered patio by the lush gardens
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Classical hanging light
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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
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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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63 Reviews for Glen Manor House

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  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    susan · Married on 06/08/2019

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    Perfect setting for a June wedding!

    After scouting numerous venues in Rhode Island, I knew this was the one the second I walked in (even in the dead of winter). In speaking to Katie, I immediately felt comfortable and knew this was the venue for my June wedding. Throughout our planning process, Katie was an invaluable resource who quickly became a favorite vendor!

    The Glen Manor House is such a hidden gem, our guests were in awe of the gardens, water views and building itself. I loved the indoor/outdoor dining seating as well as the separate ballroom for dancing. The venue itself can be customized so many ways with decor, it felt like the possibilities were endless! I am so happy we chose Glen Manor House, I would highly recommend it!

    Sent on 09/17/2019
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    Ashley · Married on 05/18/2019

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    Elegant yet non-pretentious

    Get married here!! absolutely gorgeous and elegant, yet non-pretentious feeling venue. We got married in May and the landscaping was breathtaking; our photos were unbelievable. Flowers in full bloom and just warm enough for indoor/outdoor wedding. Love the easy access to the grounds (water, gardens). If you want to step away from the crowd during the reception to get some air, you can just take a walk outside without feeling completely removed from the action, which makes it very comfortable for guests that are introverted or don’t know many people at the wedding. Katie is absolutely amazing. She made sure everything ran smoothly, kept me relaxed, and she is ALL over every detail before you even think of it. She anticipates your needs throughout the planning process as well as the day of, which you need on your wedding day since there will inevitably be chaos that will happen no matter how much you plan. Only criticism I’d say is it may be a bit warm to get married here mid summer (especially if you plan to dance a lot) since no AC. It was about 75 on our wedding day which was perfect.

    Sent on 07/20/2019

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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? $ 6,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,250.00
  • 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? $ 1,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • 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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  • 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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  • 3 Frank Coelho Drive Portsmouth, RI, 02871 See on map
    401-371-0220 (Phone number)

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