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 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.


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 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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177 Reviews for Saint Clements Castle

Recommended by 98% of couples


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

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    Heather R. · Married on 07/08/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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
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    Chelsea B. · Married on 06/27/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Incredible

    My husband and I had our wedding day on June 27, 2021. Our wedding sales manager Lauren has been working with us since 2019. She has been wonderful with all of our questions, concerns when the pandemic hit and has been a joy to work with. The day of our wedding was simply a dream. The staff at Saint Clements Castle was simply amazing and made sure my husband, bridal party, our guest had everything they need. We couldn’t of asked for a better day. It was perfect. We wish we could relive this day over and over again.

    Book this venue! It will be the best wedding decision you make!

    Sent on 06/29/2021

    Saint Clements Castle's reply:

    Chelsea,
    Congratulations! Thank you for the touching review, we are so glad your wedding was everything you dreamed of! ~The Team at Saint Clements Castle~

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Saint Clements Castle FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 550
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 550
  • 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
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 700
  • 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?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    260
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    75
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Art Gallery
    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?
    Buffet
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • 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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Team of Saint Clements Castle

Pam Marshall

Pam Marshall

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

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Lauren Barone

Lauren Barone

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

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Rebecca  Sola

Rebecca Sola

Wedding Sales Manager

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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  • 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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Saint Clements Castle frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Saint Clements Castle?

Saint Clements Castle includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Saint Clements Castle, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Saint Clements Castle includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Saint Clements Castle, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Saint Clements Castle includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of Saint Clements Castle in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Saint Clements Castle for wedding events is known for:

  • Art Gallery
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Saint Clements Castle for wedding events?

Saint Clements Castle offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Saint Clements Castle offer?

Saint Clements Castle offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Saint Clements Castle offer for wedding events?

Saint Clements Castle offers the following services for wedding events:

  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Saint Clements Castle have available for wedding events?

Saint Clements Castle offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Saint Clements Castle and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Saint Clements Castle is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5.0 in professionalism, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.9 in value.