Saint Clements Castle & Marina, a restored estate in Portland, CT, provides couples a wedding venue straight out of Renaissance Europe. Nestled along the gorgeous Connecticut River, both the grounds and manor house of this estate are swirling with timelessness. Boasting over 90 acres, couples and their guests can feel transported to a bygone era in this serene, historic refuge. Taking inspiration from 16th-century castles in Europe, construction of the estate began in 1902. Architect Sidney Algernon Bell incorporated French Tudor entrances and two Norman towers for a Parisian feel. In both the Prince Edward and Waterford ballrooms, couples and their guests dine and dance under the sparkle of crystal, chandeliers. Spacious, the largest ballroom can host up to 260 people. With a tavern, two ballrooms, and multiple gardens, this main estate looks like an illustration from a storybook. The outside Waterford courtyard has sweeping arches covered in vines for romantic settings to take photos in. Outside, the building’s facade is crisscrossed with dark wood beams and creeping ivy for Renaissance feel. The two event spaces are fitted with modern refurbishments, but the carpeting, wainscoting, and chandeliers all provide a charming ambiance. For couples seeking to really time-travel, the art gallery is a hall featuring stone walls, a grand fireplace, and wood vaulted ceilings. No matter the choice of rooms and spaces within this estate, couples can feel like they have walked into a romantic novel. Cuisine, cake, and bar services are all provided for through their wedding package. Dinnerware is likewise included, as well as linens and a choice of colored napkins. Gold Chiavari chairs and banquet tables are also covered to get the setup started. Butler passed hors d’oeuvres and table-side wine service with dinner are sure to make guests feel treated. Couples can likewise choose to have plated or gourmet stations. A private hospitality suite is available for getting ready in, giving the wedding party comfort. To organize the wedding celebration, the castle has a team of wedding coordinators to help with both planning and day-of orchestration so you can focus on the revelries. The decor, location, and service at the castle are sure to make a couple feel like royalty. MEET OUR NEWEST ADDITION- River's Edge at Saint Clements Castle & Marina! The ultimate "on the water" event space in Connecticut. While the exterior resembles the character and charm of the restored estate, the interior provides details offering a beautiful blend of modern-chic and rustic elegance. The perfect space for all types of events from weddings to Bar/Bat Mitzvah's! Now booking August 2022 and beyond, call while availability is at its best!