Are you envisioning an elegant mansion wedding set against a backdrop of natural beauty? Then look no further than the enchanting Glen Manor House Wedding venue in Portsmouth, RI. Nestled on the shores of the Sakonnet River, this historic mansion offers a picturesque setting that will leave you and your guests in awe.
Glen Manor House Wedding Ceremony Location
Glen Manor House has beautiful open-air spaces for wedding ceremonies. The first is the lush garden area that overlooks the Sakonnet River. Second, is the beautiful covered terrace with multiple archways looking out to the garden and river.
The interior of the Glen Manor House also has several gorgeous spaces for a wedding reception. The library, dining room, or outside on a covered patio can be used for guest tables, reserving the grand ballroom for dancing.
There are a variety of stunning locations for Glen Manor House wedding photos. The front of the mansion showcases its classic architecture. Outside the garden provides a lush, colorful backdrop. The terraced lawn gives a touch of fun, leading to the river dock which offers waterside charm and a great sunset view. These diverse settings ensure you will have no shortage of options for amazing wedding photos!
Glen Manor House has a rich history steeped in the opulence and grandeur of the Gilded Age. Henry A.C. Taylor, a wealthy banking, railroad, and mining magnate, acquired the property known locally as “the glen” at the turn of the twentieth century. He was looking for a more pastoral setting for a summer home than bustling Newport. The chateau-style manor house, designed by a renowned architect responsible for the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC was inspired by the Petit Trianon at Versailles. The home was used privately, as a school, and is now a charming wedding venue.