Saint Clements Castle is a wedding venue located in Portland, Connecticut. This estate boasts 16th-century architectural elements that boost the ambiance of the stately manor. Couples and their guests will enjoy sprawling gardens, manicured lawns, and gorgeous ballrooms. Ceremonies can take place in the stunning Sunken Garden or overlooking the scenic Connecticut River.
Facilities and Capacity
Saint Clements Castle is home to many elegant event spaces. The Prince Edward Ballroom offers coffered ceilings, stunning Firenze crystal chandeliers, wainscoted walls, a large dance floor, and Chivari chairs. This combination of beautiful accouterments creates a warm reception space. The intimate courtyard, original stables, and hand-crafted tavern bar add unique features to the space, allowing 260 guests to enjoy the atmosphere. The Waterford Ballroom has natural wood tones as well as a light and airy essence. The charming courtyard and Art Gallery compliment the Waterford Ballroom with a 210 guest maximum capacity. The expansive back lawn may be tented for a continuous flow between an indoor and outdoor event space. Saint Clements Castle is a multi-function venue, with each ballroom having separate entries, courtyards, and ceremony locations. There are also restrooms and cocktail hour spaces.
Saint Clements Castle offers a range of services to make your wedding day go smoothly. Some of these include:
Saint Clements Castle was completed in 1902. Howard Taylor was the brains behind the build, crafting it section by section with his wife Gertrude. At the time, oxen transported granite blocks to be used as walls. The wood found throughout the estate is chestnut and oak, and many hands played a part in erecting the house. Local Italian and Irish immigrants came to work on St Clements Castle each day, slowly transforming it into its modern glory. It was in the year 1993 that the castle was gifted to St Clements Foundation, Inc. This organization proceeded to restore the property with great care for future generations.
166 Reviews for Saint Clements Castle
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Heather R. · Getting married on 07/08/2021
Must Have Venue in CT!
I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Saint Clements Castle. My wedding was an absolute fairy tale thanks to Saint Clements Castle. Everything was well handled, all staff were friendly and professional, and the grounds are an absolute dream. I corresponded with Lauren the most, and she was extremely professional, timely, and patient with this anxious bride. She put my mind at ease, and made things SO much easier and more relaxed for me both before my wedding day and on my wedding day. I was also so touched that they took the time to write a nice note on the box they packaged up our wedding cake in. I recommend Saint Clements Castle to everyone who is looking to get married or to have an event.Sent on 02/08/2020
Jennifer R. · Married on 05/23/2020
Excellent experience - despite COVID!
We toured St. Clements back in 2019 and loved it so we booked the Prince Edward Ballroom & Sunken Garden for our 5/23/2020 wedding. That wedding didn't go through as planned BUT we were in communication with Lauren on a pretty regular basis throughout 2020 and ended up postponing twice before we ultimately decided to cancel the wedding until we can have the full guest count - but I am writing this because I am so impressed and appreciative of Lauren's help throughout all this. Lauren is professional and attentive. It was immediately clear to me that Lauren cares about the couples she is working with. The pandemic has been hard on everyone but she checked in with us from time to time and never seemed frayed or annoyed, she was always caring, considerate, and has always been reachable and quick to respond despite the general uncertainty and that she may not have answers to my questions. Lauren kept us posted on new developments and always touched base within a reasonable time frame, before dates got too close. Lauren is always easy to talk to and extremely kind and understanding. I can't recommend St. Clements enough because of its obvious beauty, but also because of people like Lauren.Sent on 03/10/2021
Morgan W. · Married on 04/25/2020
Amazed and excited
I am very excited to be getting married at saint Clements Castle 4/25/2020. They are amazing sweet and I was able to stay well under my wedding budget.Sent on 01/18/2019
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Team of Saint Clements Castle
Wedding Sales Managers
Lauren has over 9 years of event experience, including 3 years with a local wedding planner. And being a newly married gal herself, she is intimately familiar with the wedding planning process and attention to detail required to make a lasting impression for your special day. She has a natural artistic ability, which shines through her calligraphy. She is extremely personable and we already see her amazing connection with our couples. Lauren loves the arts and outside of the castle you’ll find her working on custom calligraphy pieces for the home and weddings.
"I corresponded with Lauren the most, and she was extremely professional, timely, and patient with this anxious bride. She put my mind at ease, and made things SO much easier and more relaxed for me both before my wedding day and on my wedding day." Heather Radawich~Past Bride
Director of Sales
Pam recently celebrated 23 years with Saint Clements Castle. Pam is your gal for booking any corporate or social events. Her proven dependability plays a pivotal role in the trustworthy reputation she has built with many clients. She leads the sales team by designing action steps focused on maximizing revenues, establishing corporate accounts and strategizing with the marketing and operations departments. Pam loves forming new client relationships while fostering valued long-term clients. Fun fact: Pam was married at Saint Clements Castle Fall of 1996, shortly after became the first wedding sales manager for the venue. Her family and faith hold a very important place in her heart. Put Pam on a mountain skiing or on a beach lounging and she is one happy camper.
"Pam was my point of contact throughout our 22 months of planning and she is AMAZING! No question was too hard to answer and no request too big. She made sure that things went smoothly each step of the way and I attribute every success of my big day to her, and the SC Team's hard work." Tenisha- Past Bride
I'm always happy to hear when a Bride and Groom says their venue is St. Clementss Castle! I know my photos will be beautiful! Every time I shoot there my creative juices start flowing!!! Makes me job easy- Suzy Bronson Avon MotoPhoto Avon CT www.avonmotophoto.com 860-470-7939