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Glen Manor House – Portsmouth, RI

Glen Manor House is an expressive French Style wedding venue nestled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. It is a spacious venue filled with romantic decor and relics. Glen Manor is a castle-inspired location that gives you the benefit of having a private dream fairy tale wedding. 


Its fairytale facade will welcome you and your guests upon arrival. It holds a vagabond with its stunning chimneys, dignified arches, lush greenery, and floral decors, giving you an elegant yet chic fairy tale wedding atmosphere. Glen Manor also offers you scenic views of the Sakonnet River, panoramic lawns and patios, and lavish receptions.

This incredible wedding venue in Rhodes Island comes with the following features:


  • It offers you to give you your own private fairytale wedding come to life.
  • One wedding at a time where you can choose your preferred five-hour period
  • A hidden gem with bountiful scenic spots for your wedding photos and memorabilia 
  • A seamless wedding from start to finish with the help of dedicated staff at Glen Manor House
  • A panoramic views of the bay in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, giving you a spectacular wedding backdrop

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Glen Manor House


3 Frank Coelho Driv Portsmouth, Rhode Island 02871

phone number

401 – 683 -4177

venue type

Ballroom, Beach, Waterfront, Estate, Garden, Historic Venue

Brief History Of Garden Heights Weddings & Events

H.A.C. Taylor began purchasing farmland in 1882 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He had purchased 111 acres from Halsey P. Coon, which includes two residential houses, a grist mill, two barns, and two cribs. The 111 acres of land was locally known as “The Glen.” 


Taylor and Moses continued to buy additional lands through 1909, accumulating over 700 acres of land. Then, H.A.C. Taylor moved out of Newport and resided in the Glen Farm in 1906. 


They hired Russel Pope, a famous architect, to design the Glen Manor House. They completed the architectural plans in September 1921. The construction began in May 1921, after H.A.C. Taylor died. It was in 1923 when the house was finally completed, and the Taylors moved into the manor. 


Reginald Taylor, son of Moses, sold the estate and 43 acres of land to the Sisters of the Sacred Heart in January 1959. Then, the Town of Portsmouth acquired the land in 1972. The Glen Manor House Authority now makes the estate available for special events.

Noteworthy Features

Glen Manor House is a flexible wedding venue with expansive interior spaces to give you a perfect and magical wedding of a lifetime. This stunning estate offers versatile rooms to help you personalize and make your dream wedding come true.

Accommodations for Ceremonies

The Glen Manor House can accommodate up to 200 guests, but the capacity varies for event types from November through April. The House doesn’t cater to any events in January. Glen Manor House offers you a five-hour exclusive event you can plot at any time from 10 am to 11:30 pm. They also give you three hours of access to the estate before your wedding event. 


The Glen Manor House sets a romantic tone and majestic atmosphere for its wedding events at any time of the day. You can be the Cinderella or the Rapunzel on your special day. The chateau features a stunning dining room, majestic ballroom, massive patio, flexible rooms, lush rolling lawns, and French-style decor. It also has glorious dressing rooms where you and your bridesmaids can relax and get ready for the magical wedding of a lifetime at the Glen House Manor. Its picturesque waterfronts and bygone fireplaces add a luxurious mood to your wedding day. 


There are no catering services at the Glen Manor House, but they can provide you a list of esteemed vendors you can choose for your big day. They provide three hours of estate access for the vendors to set up before your wedding event.

Pricing, Packages, and Potential Fees

Ceremonies at the Glen Manor House costs $1000 or $500 if the ceremony is within your five-hour contract. This fee allows you to have a rehearsal at the manor, and it must be confirmed 90 days before your wedding event. Rates at the Glen Manor House vary from $2500 to $10,500, with a deposit ranging from $1000 to $3500. 


The two wedding packages at the Glen Manor House and their fees are as follows:


Mid-May through October Weddings


Monday to Thursday – $3500 with a $1000 deposit

 Friday – $7500 with a $2500 deposit

 Saturday – $10500 with a $3500 deposit

 Sunday – $6500 with a $2500 deposit


November through Mid-May Weddings


Monday to Thursday – $2500 and a $1000 deposit

 Friday – $3250 and a $1500 deposit

 Saturday – $4500 and a $1,500 deposit

 Sunday – $3750 and a $1500 deposit


In order to secure your wedding date, a non-refundable deposit is required, while the remaining balance, along with a $500 damage deposit, must be paid 90 days prior to your big day. 


Glen Manor House also requires you to secure million-dollar liability insurance if you wish to set up bar services for your special event. Serving alcoholic drinks at the estate is only until 11 pm or at least 30 minutes before your function ends. 


It is also requisite to hire a Portsmouth Police Officer an hour before your function and until all the guests have left the estate. The cost for a Portsmouth Police Officer is $55 per hour. Additionally, a fire marshall is required for groups of 185 or over with a cost of $43 per hour. 


Check out their rates to know more about their functions and events. Don’t forget to take a tour of their gallery to get more wedding inspirations and ideas! 

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