Glen Manor House Reviews

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    Catey · Married on 10/19/2019

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    Perfection

    We feel as though we made many correct decisions when it came to our wedding day and choosing Glen Manor was one of them. The Manor is beautiful, great history, elegance and many available options for what you can do, no matter the size or formality of your wedding. With it being just outside of Newport in Portsmouth, I feel many people overlook it but that should not be the case, it has stunning water views, lush gardens, inside and outdoor space which is needed with RI weather and the separate ballroom in my opinion is a bonus because it gets people up out of their seats! Katie was amazing as well, she was super responsive and very helpful in guiding us through every step.

    Sent on 10/24/2019
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    Kristin · Married on 10/12/2019

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    The perfect venue

    My husband and I couldn't have picked a better, more perfect location if we tried. Katie was so wonderful to work with, and helped to make our special day seamless. It was great to have the entire house and grounds to ourselves, and to not have to worry about sharing the space with another wedding or event happening at the same time. The view of the Sakonnet River was breathtaking, and wow-ed all of our guests. The house itself is stunning, and so elegant. It was the perfect fit for the classic wedding we were aiming for. Honestly, the best venue ever.

    Sent on 11/06/2019
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    Erin McClure · Married on 07/19/2019

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    Choosing the Glen Manor House was the best decision we ever could have made. We were planning our wedding from Arizona and relied on a lot of our vendors to help guide us with the right direction for our special wedding day. Katie was always very responsive with all of our questions and she was incredibly helpful. The Glen Manor is such a special place to us and our family and friends. Since the wedding we have received many compliments that it was the most beautiful venue that they have ever been to. The entire process was a dream and I can't thank Katie and her team enough for all their hard work!

    Sent on 08/18/2019
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    susan · Married on 06/08/2019

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    Perfect setting for a June wedding!

    After scouting numerous venues in Rhode Island, I knew this was the one the second I walked in (even in the dead of winter). In speaking to Katie, I immediately felt comfortable and knew this was the venue for my June wedding. Throughout our planning process, Katie was an invaluable resource who quickly became a favorite vendor!

    The Glen Manor House is such a hidden gem, our guests were in awe of the gardens, water views and building itself. I loved the indoor/outdoor dining seating as well as the separate ballroom for dancing. The venue itself can be customized so many ways with decor, it felt like the possibilities were endless! I am so happy we chose Glen Manor House, I would highly recommend it!

    Sent on 09/17/2019
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    Ashley · Married on 05/18/2019

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    Elegant yet non-pretentious

    Get married here!! absolutely gorgeous and elegant, yet non-pretentious feeling venue. We got married in May and the landscaping was breathtaking; our photos were unbelievable. Flowers in full bloom and just warm enough for indoor/outdoor wedding. Love the easy access to the grounds (water, gardens). If you want to step away from the crowd during the reception to get some air, you can just take a walk outside without feeling completely removed from the action, which makes it very comfortable for guests that are introverted or don’t know many people at the wedding. Katie is absolutely amazing. She made sure everything ran smoothly, kept me relaxed, and she is ALL over every detail before you even think of it. She anticipates your needs throughout the planning process as well as the day of, which you need on your wedding day since there will inevitably be chaos that will happen no matter how much you plan. Only criticism I’d say is it may be a bit warm to get married here mid summer (especially if you plan to dance a lot) since no AC. It was about 75 on our wedding day which was perfect.

    Sent on 07/20/2019
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    Marina · Married on 08/03/2018

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    Amazing place!! Gorgeous setting!

    Sent on 12/28/2017
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    Chi · Married on 07/20/2018

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    Glen Manor is absolutely gorgeous! If you're looking for an elegant, outdoor (with indoor/outdoor patio option in case it rains), scenic, waterfront and historic venue, this is the perfect place. It's a great location for both intimate and large weddings. I had a small intimate wedding (around 60 guests) and the venue was just right for the size. Katie, the venue coordinator, was a great person to work with. She is responsive and on the day of, worked well with our caterer/event coordinator (Russell Morin) and other vendors seamlessly. All of our vendors love working with Katie and praised her professionalism.

    Sent on 08/29/2018
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    Camille · Married on 07/05/2018

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    It is hard to say something about this beautiful place that hasn't already been said, but I am more than happy to share our experience. My mom booked this venue for our wedding after meeting Katie and touring the grounds, my husband and I didn't even seen it in person until a week before our wedding! We were blown away, it is beautiful in photos, but even more stunning in person. Katie took the time to meet with us before our event and give us a tour since we had never visited the Glen before. She answered all of our questions and gave us great last minute advice on our timing, set up, and rehearsal day instructions. The venue is stunning, but Katie is the true gem-- she will not lead you astray and if you follow her advice, you will enjoy a truly spectacular wedding. When our wedding party showed up for the rehearsal they were also struck by how beautiful the space was! We had an outdoor wedding, and outdoor cocktail hour, followed by a seated dinner and dancing inside. Unfortunately it was during the rare heat wave in RI, but guests really appreciated the outdoor space to cool down. You cannot go wrong having a wedding here and the dressing rooms for bride and groom are lovely, spacious, and have good views. Because Katie serves as a day of coordinator for your vendors and cues your ceremony, you will be able to really enjoy the event. You can also bring in your own alcohol which makes this stunning location a great value if you choose to go that route. Our only regret is that we didn't change our seating area to make use of the awning covered porch, but that was only because of the unseasonable heat. Your guests will be wowed by the building and the grounds and your photos will be beautiful. Most importantly, you will have the utmost confidence in Katie's abilities to help you coordinate and run a lovely event down to small details.

    Sent on 07/16/2018
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    David · Married on 06/02/2018

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    Glen Manor was an amazing venue for our wedding and reception. It is gorgeous. It’s right next to the water, has a stunning garden, and the inside is perfect for a wedding anywhere from 100-200 people. Katie was IMMENSELY helpful and always had answers to our questions. She had everything under control on the big day and it went off without a hitch. Everything was perfectly coordinated. We highly recommend Glen Manor!

    Sent on 06/23/2018
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    Emily · Married on 10/28/2017

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    We fell in love with this venue the first time we visited during the wedding planning stage. The Glen's elegance and its location by the water appealed to us the most, and the price was within our budget (unlike some much more expensive venues further south). Katie, the event coordinator was definitely one of the best parts about it--she was very responsive to phone calls and email during the planning process, she answered all of our questions, and she made sure there were no loose ends. We especially appreciated that she was detailed-oriented and calm in the days and hours leading up to the wedding; it really put us at ease.

    Our ceremony was onsite, so the entire wedding party was able to get ready and take photos at the Manor within the 3 hours prior to the ceremony. Although our wedding took place at the end of October, the weather and grounds were GORGEOUS, and our photos really reflected that. We originally opted for an indoor ceremony, and Katie gave us day of flexibility to decide whether we wanted to have the ceremony outdoors. We appreciated having the option, but kept the ceremony in the ballroom partly because we wanted the live piano music for the ceremony and partly because the ballroom was so well-decorated and looked great already. The rest of the night flowed smoothly and transitions between each room/event did not feel forced at all. Cocktails were out on the terrace and in the ballroom, which was disassembled very quickly after the ceremony. Katie and the catering staff were very good at gathering guests for toasts in the ballroom and moving them to dinner and then back to the ballroom for cake-cutting and dancing. We got so many compliments from our guests about the venue ("Should we have our wedding here, too?"), and at the end of the night we could not be happier that we chose Glen Manor.

    Sent on 01/15/2018
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    Steph · Married on 09/23/2017

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    With views overlooking the waters and beautifully manicured grounds that flow with the season, Glen Manor is simple, elegant, and perfect when it comes to showcasing to friends and family what a wedding in Rhode Island is all about. With the benevolent Katie as the manager of the property and guide throughout the process, even on the day of our wedding, always attentive to our needs, even those of friends, family, and our vendors, answering questions at a moment’s notice, we were given an empty canvas to build and plan upon our dream wedding. What we loved about Glen Manor was not only its charm but amenities offered with consideration of inclement weather. Plenty of space to enjoy with separation between the dining and reception area, all while having an outdoor covered area to lounge. Something to keep in mind when it comes to the number of guests you’re planning all while considerate of potentially having an indoor wedding.

    Three hours in advance to get ready, plenty of time before our ceremony and reception of 6 hours to do first-look photos. The grounds are fantastic for any wedding album. Roughly 170 guests in total, the space for the outdoor ceremony were plenty when facing the water, set in such a way we could walk in from the side without being noticed until walking up the aisle. The reception made up of rounds, the two of us having a sweetheart table set between the dining rooms. Two bars along with outdoor lounge furniture, bathrooms with plenty of space to offer personal amenities, parking on site with no issues and the ability to have transportation to and from the venue, Glen Manor was everything we could’ve ever hoped for with our wedding and Katie was wonderful in working with us throughout the process.

    Sent on 01/30/2018
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    Marissa · Married on 09/01/2017

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    We recently had our wedding at the Glen and it couldn't have been nicer. Not only is the building and setting beautiful and elegant, but its very quiet and private. We worked with Katie who was wonderful to us. Very responsive but very laid back and she really just takes care of everything for you. She has a very calming effect which I appreciated. All our guests were impressed by the space and we had a blast. Go for the glen!

    Sent on 10/08/2017
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    Lisa · Married on 08/11/2017

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    The wedding coordinator, Katie Wilkinson, at Glen Manor House is phenomenal. She is organized, friendly, and punctual. I could tell she truly enjoys hosting weddings!

    The Glen Manor House is a beautiful venue that speaks for itself once you visit. It is truly a hidden gem and is a wonderful alternative to the Newport Mansions. Although, as beautiful as a venue can be, things can still go astray if you don't have the right coordinator. Katie made our day go smooth without any hiccups. She maintained contact with the vendors throughout the planning period to make sure our vision was created just as we had imagined.

    I cannot thank Katie enough for all her help. Her relaxing presence can put any bride at ease as the small details are safe in her hands!

    Sent on 09/01/2017
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    Jennifer · Married on 06/23/2017

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    We had an absolutely incredible wedding at the Glen. This place is truly a hidden gem in the Newport area. We have been to so many venues, but both my husband and I knew that this is the venue for us when we pulled up. The pictures don't do it justice, you really do feel that you are in the french country side. The water view, the gardens, the architecture, the three fire places, the stunning patio - I can't even pick my favorite part of this venue. Although based on the pictures we saw, most brides have done an elegant/glamorous style, we have gone with a more rustic feel and it worked.

    Katie was wonderful to work with from day one. She acted like our wedding planner/coordinator for the rehearsal and on the day of the wedding as well. She sat everything up for us, and executed our vision perfectly. She coordinated with the other vendors and ensured that everything went perfectly. We really can't thank her enough for everything she did for us.

    She also did a great job at recommending other vendors. She knows many professionals in the area, so make sure that when you book with her, you ask for her input. Every person she recommended was amazing.

    Also worth noting, that the venue has a beautiful plan B option if it rains. As it rained at our big day, I was so relieved to know we picked a venue where know matter what we are stunning option.

    All in all, this is an incredible place with an incredible wedding coordinator.

    Sent on 08/20/2017
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    karina · Married on 05/21/2017

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    Breathtaking venue, understated luxury in comparison with other Newport mansions, and gorgeous natural surrounds with a private feel. We could not be happier with the location, beauty of the space, and flow of the venue.

    And then there is Katie! She is a true professional! Warm hearted, organized, helpful, and made us feel at ease. I didn't worry about a thing and truly got to enjoy my wedding day! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Katie! Not a negative thing to say, it was PERFECT thanks to Katie!

    Sent on 05/31/2017
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    Caitlin · Married on 05/06/2017

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    The Glen Manor House was the most amazing venue for our recent wedding. We knew we wanted our venue to feel private, unique, and beautiful, and the Glen was everything we wanted and more. The house is stunning and looks like it belongs in the French countryside. Throughout the night we heard comments like "this place is amazing" .. "is this place real?" .. and "are we in France?" more times than we can count. It blew our guests away. On top of the Glen's beauty, Katie is SO lovely to work with. She is so professional but maintains such a sense of warmth and genuine kindness throughout the entire planning process. She is prompt at replying to emails, and she was there for us every step of the way. Katie set up our decor for us and helped my parents load up the car at the end of the night so they had nothing to worry about. She made our day run smoothly and efficiently - she made sure our day was perfect. Katie also works so well with all local and out of state vendors. We didn't have a wedding planner, and Katie made sure everyone was in contact and knew where to be and what to do. One final note on the set-up of the house - I was concerned about the fact that people would be eating in different rooms. I was nervous that it would feel closed off and disjointed - do NOT let this detail turn you off of the venue. In actuality, it made our reception even better. We LOVED having everyone circle around us for our first dance and for the toasts. It made those moments even more special. If you're considering the Glen and want a beautiful and unforgettable wedding day, I can't recommend it enough.

    Sent on 05/17/2017
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    Kristin · Married on 09/24/2016

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    The Glen Manor was the most beautiful spot for a wedding. All my guests loved the venue and kept telling me it was the most beautiful venue they have ever been to. It's a little pricey, but many other venues require you to use their in-house caterer. Since we were able to choose our own caterer (from a list of options-we used Emery), it was much more affordable. I loved the Glen! If you want a unique venue, this is it!

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    Alyssa · Married on 08/19/2016

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    We had our wedding here in August 2016 and I would highly recommend it. The venue is gorgeous, both indoor and outdoor. Katie is incredibly helpful and organized, making the wedding day seamless. All through the wedding, people kept commenting on how the venue felt like a fairy tale.

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    Hilary · Married on 08/05/2016

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    Glen Manor was the most amazing, picture perfect venue - so so beautiful! I had heard of the Glen a few years ago and wanted to check it out immediately once we were engaged. Despite looking at many other venues in MA and RI, we just couldn't shake everything the Glen had to offer - the beauty of the french chateau style house, the ability to have a garden style wedding, AND have it be on the water. The inside of the manor is very elegant - it is an amazing rain alternative for your ceremony and requires little decoration - everything is already so beautiful! On top of everything else, Katie is so wonderful to work with. She treats your wedding like it's the only one she's working on (FAR from true), and is so responsive and patient throughout the process. I did all of my own planning and had many questions - she was very prompt to reply and handled all of the set-up day of with such ease - it was even better than I envisioned. The only part I was hesitant about was the set-up of three connecting rooms for the reception, but everything flowed so smoothly and it was perfect! We can't thank Katie and her team enough. Glen Manor truly is the perfect venue.

    Sent on 08/16/2016
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    Allison · Married on 06/11/2016

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    Before we even got engaged, my husband and myself knew that we had to get married at Glen Manor. My family spends summers up there so we had driven by and seen how beautiful it was! Within a week of getting engaged I had called Glen Manor to begin the booking process and pick a date! We had a formal tour later in the Spring after booking and just fell in love all over again with the history and all the uniqueness -- from the separate ballrooms for eating and dining to the beautiful stairway for pictures -- you really feel like it is your OWN chateau for the day! From the first phone call to saying good bye to Katie the day after our wedding when we picked up everything we had left there, she was incredible. She is an absolute joy to work with and makes sure you are comfortable every step of the way. She is so well organized what what she needs from the brides that it made my job as a bride less stressful. Every note and detail I gave her she executed to perfection and was always ready should we need to make a decision on the fly. The venue is absolutely breath taking and we were scheduled to have our ceremony in the garden however it rained and Katie had a last minute idea to do it under the side awning off of the ballrooms where dinner is served since we had a smaller guest count. This was the first time she ever did it and it made our wedding so special and intimate! Glen Manor is gorgeous rain or shine and there are no shortages of places for perfect photos. All of our guests continue to rave about the Glen nine months later -- I can't thank Katie enough!!

    Sent on 03/07/2017
  • User5077263 · 2+ years ago

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    The Glen Manor is the most picturesque, stunning, and perfect venue I could have ever dreamed of. I knew I wanted to get married here years ago – and to make things better, we are Portsmouth residents so we got a great rate! Katie was amazing to work with, very professional and knowledgable and willing to help with every question I had. She set up all of my items perfectly (old family photographs, the place cards, candles, gift box, etc) and really helped orchestrate the entire day so it was stress-free. The Glen Manor itself is the most incredible experience. From the private upstairs room where my bridesmaids and I got ready, to the outdoor patio, garden and grounds... it is truly a unique location that differs from the typical banquet hall wedding. The beauty of the place speaks for itself and it doesn't need a lot of dressing up with decorations or flowers. The beauty and elegance can't be explained in words!

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    Ashley · Married on 08/14/2015

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    A picturesque French chateau nestled on the water, surrounded by beautiful grounds, and less than a 20 minute drive from Newport? What more could you ask for in a wedding venue! This place is even more beautiful in person than it is in the photos. It is located at the end of a long country road, which also makes it feel incredibly private. My husband and I felt like we were in our own little world when we stepped into the Glen for the first time. Between the gardens, the view, and all of the beautiful pieces inside the Manor, there isn't much you need to add for decoration! Aside from all of this, Katie was such a pleasure to work with throughout the wedding planning process. She was incredibly organized, responsive, and willing to help in any way she could. I cannot sing Glen Manor (and Katie's) praises enough!

    Sent on 11/10/2015
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    Katie and her team's handling of the overall details of my daughter's wedding was in one word - perfection. My daughter had to catch her breath as she toured the rooms prior to the arrival of the guests.

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    Ashley · Married on 07/11/2015

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    Glen Manor was the backdrop for our dream wedding. The building itself and the gardens are kept in beautiful condition. It is amazing how much work must be put in daily to keep it in the condition its in. Everyone at our wedding could not stop commenting on how much they loved the venue! Other than the actual building I cannot say enough good things about Katie, the event coordinator. SHE IS AMAZING. Katie is kind and professional. She has certain rules that cannot be broken, but she will tell you so with a smile. Every time I send her an email to ask a question, which was A LOT of times, she was very prompt in getting back to me. My cousin married us and it was his first time doing so, which was a little nerve wracking since none of us really knew exactly how things were supposed to go. Katie helped us walk through each step of the ceremony during the rehearsal and put everyone at ease. She is also wonderful on the day of the event- the definition of calm, cool and collected- which is exactly what you need on a crazy busy day. I highly recommend the Glen to everyone I know, and hope we get to go back to a wedding there someday! Katie you really are the best!!

    Sent on 07/28/2015
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    This venue is amazingly beautiful. The ladies that work there are so professional and caring. They answered all my questions and took me on two walk throughs. They are willing to do anything we want because they say the couples happiness is the most important! Love them!

    Sent on 12/05/2014

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