Saint Clements Castle – Portland, CT

Well folks, if you are searching for a real fairytale wedding venue, Saint Clements Castle is just the place for you! Walking into the courtyard and gazing upon those wood-paneled walls and towers feels like entering another realm and going back into the Renaissance era (with modern-day hygiene of course!). This restored historic estate is located near the Connecticut River stretching over majestic 90 acres with lush nature, giving couples that feeling of having escaped to another world! It is a large venue that has so much to offer accommodation and celebration wise, and just amazing views all around!

 

This incredible wedding venue in Connecticut offers a variety of facilities that caters for every style of wedding, including:

  • Magical grounds for your fairytale wedding
  • Offers 90 acres of fantastic scenery
  • Offers two grandeur rooms perfect for your wedding
  • Get married right in front of the grand Connecticut River
  • Perfect venue for that Disney Princess wedding
  • Vaulted Ceilings which have an elegant look
  • Huge Fireplaces that make the room feel very cozy

 

If you are still searching for your perfect venue be sure to bookmark our List of Wedding Venues in CT!

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Saint Clements Castle

Address

1931 Portland-Cobalt Rd, Portland, CT 06480

phone number

(860) 342-0593

venue type

Castle, Restored Estate

Brief History Of Saint Clements Castle

The construction of the castle began in 1898 for the then future owners Howard Taylor and his wife Gertrude. Its architectural beauty is worshiping the 16th-century European castles which the architect Sidney Algernon Bell so vividly envisioned and realized! There are incredible features like long balconies modeled after the Inn of William the Conqueror at Divers, Art Gallery – modeled after the Great Hall of the Chateau of Langeais. One of the more extraordinary parts is the two Norman towers and also the French Tudor entrances!

Noteworthy Features

What sets apart this Connecticut wedding venue is that it exuberates with possibilities! With numerous gardens and a courtyard that has that novel-worthy romantic feeling with arches and vines – you will literally feel like entering a movie set that is about to shoot a princess scene! And don’t get me started on the interior, you get that authentic historical feel with carpentry, woodwork in general like vaulted ceilings, stone walls, fireplaces, chandeliers, the whole package! I love that it is perfectly combined with contemporary touch concerning certain refurbishments and commodities. And how can I forget, like a proper castle, it has its own Tavern!

Accommodations for Ceremonies

Saint Clements Castle has many options for your wedding ceremony and reception which will give you plenty of ideas on how to realize your dream vision. You can tie the knot surrounded by friends and family with the picturesque backdrop of the Connecticut River or have a magical ceremony in one of the gardens! This enchanting venue has two jaw-dropping ballrooms that have an opulent modern flair. Firstly it is the Prince Edward Ballroom which can accommodate 260 guests and it is adorned with beautiful woodwork, elegant Allegri chandeliers with crystals that will create a romantic atmosphere for your castle wedding reception. The second Waterford Ballroom can host up to 210 guests that can dine and dance the night away under stellar crystal chandeliers! The professional team of this Connecticut wedding venue takes care of all the catering, providing rich flavors for anyone’s taste.

Pricing, Packages, and Potential Fees

Wedding packages begin with $10,962 for 50 guests. The starting prices for “in season” events start from 105$ per person and up, but the great thing is that if you book a wedding package 6 months prior to your wedding day, there is a 15% discount! However, if you have decided that this is the perfect venue for your castle wedding, have in mind that you have to pay a deposit of 2000$ and a 550$ preservation fee that will secure your date with a signed contract. The final payment date is due 7 days before the event.

 

Their wedding packages include wedding coordinators to help you in planning and day-of coordination. You will have a private bridal suite, a private bridal attendant to make you feel like royalty, and detailed wedding sales manager! In the package is also included the champagne toast, cuisine elevated with Butler passed hors d’oeuvres; bar, wine service, cake, dinnerware, many choices for decorating the tablescape with linens and napkins; gorgeous gold chairs and banquet tables, gourmet stations, or buffets… the list is pretty inclusive and vast, makes the price worthy of their service. You can check out their e-brochure for the whole wedding package which includes all menu options!

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I’m Gary Pope, the lead photographer of Love Long and Prosper.  I’m your typical super-geeky dude turned photography enthusiast who just loves capturing quirky couples!

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