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Saint Clements Castle & Marina

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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.


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
  • 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

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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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    Kate H. Married on 07/16/2022
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    Everything was amazing!

    Saint Clements was spectacular to work with! They were organized and had incredible attention to detail. They did everything I asked for. The staff is responsive and accommodating! Jeri day of was an angel - taking care of not only the wedding party but our family! I cannot recommend them enough!

    Saint Clements Castle & Marina's reply:

    Katy, we greatly appreciate your kind words! We will make sure that Jeri receives your feedback as well. You, your family and the wedding party is a top priority! Congratulations, we wish you nothing but the best.
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    Dylan D. Married on 07/09/2022
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    Best wedding venue and staff ever!

    Saint Clements Castle was amazing for our wedding! The venue is so unique and very reasonably priced for all the great amenities you get. Rebecca our Sales Coordinator and Lindsey our Event Manager were stellar and answered our million questions and accommodated all of our requests! If only we could have multiple weddings. 😂

    Saint Clements Castle & Marina's reply:

    Dylan, congratulations on your wedding we are so happy for both of you. We love that you mentioned how unique the venue is and all the great amenities! All of our couples deserve to have the most exceptional day and that is what we will always strive for! We will make certain that Rebecca, Lindsey and the entire staff know how pleased you were. We hope to welcome you back at the castle again in the near future!
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    Brooke M. Married on 07/03/2022
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    Beyond our wildest expectations

    My Husband(!) and I got married here over this past weekend and words cannot describe how phenomenal the experience was. Quick background on us— we go to A LOT of weddings (like average of 15 weddings a year for the past 5 years- A LOT) so not only do we have a lot of experience with wedding venues, but our guests do too. We knew people would tell us how beautiful the venue was (and it IS absolutely stunning) but it is the first time we have ever heard our friends specify the incredible level of service they received at someone else’s wedding venue. We had dinner with a large group of our guests the night after our wedding and every single one went out of their way to tell us how blown away they were by the staff and service. We heard all types of very specific feedback— everything from “it was the most food I’ve ever seen at a cocktail hour” to “in all the black tie weddings I’ve been to no one has ever asked me how I wanted my steak cooked before” to “the bartender was so amazing I complimented her on her glitter eyeshadow and she literally gave me some to put on.” Every single person on the Castle staff went above and beyond anything any of our guests have experienced despite most of our friends being what we refer to as “professional wedding guests.” :)

    Pam, Lindsey, Jenna and the entire Saint Clements staff were a joy to be around and extremely attentive not only to our own needs, but to the needs of all 160 guests we had in the Waterford Ballroom.
    The food was PHENOMENAL. The property was BREATHTAKING and the service was beyond our wildest expectations. Best decision we’ve ever made was chowing this venue. Truly the best night of our lives.

    Saint Clements Castle & Marina's reply:

    Brooke, thank you so much for taking time out of your day to let us know about your experience here! We could not be more thrilled to hear all your and your guest’s positive feedback. We strive as a team here at Saint Clements to always go above and beyond to make sure that every single person at the wedding is having an amazing time. We are so pleased to hear that our efforts translated to both you and your guest so well. We will definitely be letting Pam, Lindsey, and Jenna know how much you enjoyed your time. We are proud to receive such high praises from “professional wedding guests”! Congratulations!
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Team

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

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

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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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
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Business Office Hours Sunday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm or by appointment.
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Saint Clements Castle & Marina frequently asked questions

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

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

Saint Clements Castle & Marina includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

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

The bar service starting price at Saint Clements Castle & Marina includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • 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?

The space offered by Saint Clements Castle & Marina 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 & Marina for wedding events?

Saint Clements Castle & Marina offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Saint Clements Castle & Marina offer?

Saint Clements Castle & Marina offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Saint Clements Castle & Marina offer for wedding events?

Saint Clements Castle & Marina 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 & Marina have available for wedding events?

Saint Clements Castle & Marina offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

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

Saint Clements Castle & Marina is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.9 in value.

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