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

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    Bethany · Married on 09/06/2019

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    September Wedding

    We had our ceremony and reception at St. Clements. The staff truly went above and beyond even months before our wedding. Every question I had was answered in a timely manner and the wonderful staff essentially did everything for us the day of. All place cards, favors, etc were perfectly placed and I didn’t have to worry about anything. The food was also amazing. My guests raved about the beautiful venue, food, and courteous staff. We couldn’t be happier!

    Sent on 09/30/2019

    Saint Clements Castle's reply:

    Hi Bethany, Congratulations!!
    Thank you for your feedback it is necessary for us to hear and continue to strive to make our couples day everything they imagined and more!
  • Stacey

    Stacey · Married on 08/24/2019

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    Waterford ballroom

    This was the first venue we checked out and we fell in love immediately! Everyone from Pam Marshall our event coordinator, to Lindsey our wedding day coordinator, everything was incredibly organized! They did a fantastic job at making our most memorable day so much more! The food was amazing and the service even better! Both families had an amazing experience and walked away saying it was the best wedding they had been to! We couldn't have done it without Saint Clement's!

    Sent on 09/30/2019

    Saint Clements Castle's reply:

    Hi Stacey, congratulations on your recent wedding and thank you for putting your trust in Saint Clements Castle! We always look forward to the feedback from our couples and guests, we will pass the kind words along to Pam and Lindsey. We are very fortunate to have such a great hardworking, dedicated staff.

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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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    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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