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.
Saint Clements Castle offers a range of services to make your wedding day go smoothly. Some of these include:
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.
163 Reviews for Saint Clements Castle
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Heather Radawich · 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
Morgan Wells · Getting 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
Denise · Married on 10/05/2019
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
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