Saint Clements Castle & Marina 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:
- Four and one-half hour premium brand open bar
- Champagne toast
- Wine service with dinner
- Hand passed hors d'oeuvres and harvest display
- Plated dinner service, gourmet stations, or buffet
- Buttercream wedding cake
- Dedicated wedding sales coordinator
- Day-of Event Manager
- Wedding Attendant
- Table settings
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.
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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
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
Rebecca recently joined our Saint Clements Castle Sales team. She graduated from the University of New Haven with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with a concentration in Event Management. She joins our team with 5 years of event and hospitality experience. Rebecca has had a passion for weddings since she was a little girl playing dress up in her grandmother’s ball gowns pretending to be the bride. She believes that your wedding day is a very special day, which is why she loves helping couples turn their wedding dreams into a reality! Rebecca has an eye for design and detail which is extremely important when helping to coordinate the most exceptional wedding day for you and your guests. Outside of her career, you will find this entrepreneur designing bridal wear for her small business and going on various outdoor adventures with her boyfriend, Andrew.
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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
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Business Office Hours Sunday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm or by appointment.
Saint Clements Castle & Marina frequently asked questions
What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Saint Clements Castle & Marina?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
At Saint Clements Castle & Marina, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
- Wedding Cake
At Saint Clements Castle & Marina, what does the bar service starting price include?
- Champagne Toast
- House Wine
- Open Bar
What are the most important characteristics of Saint Clements Castle & Marina in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Art Gallery
- Banquet Hall
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Saint Clements Castle & Marina for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does Saint Clements Castle & Marina offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
What services does Saint Clements Castle & Marina offer for wedding events?
- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Get Ready Rooms
- Lighting / Sound
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does Saint Clements Castle & Marina have available for wedding events?
- Dance Floor
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