Saint Clements Castle

1931 Portland-Cobalt Road P.O. Box 427, Portland, CT 06480 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Saint Clements Castle

Saint Clements Castle is a wedding venue located in Portland, Connecticut. This estate boasts 16th-century architectural elements that boost the ambiance of this stately manor house. 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.


Services Offered
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
  • Butler-passed hors d'oeuvres and bountiful harvest display
  • Plated dinner service, gourmet stations, or buffet
  • Buttercream wedding cake
  • Dedicated wedding sales manager
  • Day-of banquet manager
  • Bridal attendant
  • Table settings

History

Saint Clements Castle was established in 1898. 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 group proceeded to restore the property with great care for its agency.

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163 Reviews for Saint Clements Castle

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Morgan Wells · Getting married on 04/25/2020

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    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
  • Denise

    Denise · Married on 10/05/2019

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    Beautiful Venue!

    My husband and I knew this was the venue we wanted to get married in the second we pulled through the gates. Jacob, Katelynn, Emily and the entire staff at Saint Clements Castle made our wedding day everything we had hoped it would be. Jacob answered every question we had quickly and was extremely helpful throughout the whole planning process. Katelynn and Emily helped everything go smoothly the whole wedding day. All of our guests couldn't stop talking about Saint Clement's beauty. We are so happy with everything this venue had to offer!

    Sent on 10/26/2019

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Saint Clements Castle FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • 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?
    $ 700.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 700.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Champagne Toast
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Mansion
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Plated
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    December

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  • Avon MotoPhoto Wedding Photographers

    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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  • 1931 Portland-Cobalt Road P.O. Box 427, P.O. Box 427 Portland, CT, 06480 See on map
    860-946-4780 (Phone number)
    8603424337 (Fax Number)
    Business Office Hours Sunday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm or by appointment.
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