An Intimate and Elegant Affair Jaclyn & Nate’s Glen Manor Wedding

We love it when close friends are incorporated into a couple’s wedding from start to finish, and this wedding was no exception. Jaclyn and Nate had friends at every turn by their sides, from a long-time family friend officiating, to a high school friend singing at the ceremony, and a childhood friend playing guitar during cocktail hour.

The day was intimate and elegant, and Glen Manor, one of our preferred venues, served as the perfect backdrop for the couple’s celebration. Jaclyn and Nate fell in love with the venue thanks to the many beautiful spots to take photos around the estate -- from the gardens, to the grand staircase, the dock, and the wooded area -- and the many location options for the ceremony -- from out on the lawn, to the ballroom, or, as they chose, on the terrace. They also loved having access to the grounds throughout the wedding for their guests to explore.

Take a look at the menu that our chefs put together for Jaclyn and Nate’s big day below, and enjoy a snapshot of their beautiful day thanks to Ludwig Photography.

The couple shared some kind words about their experience partnering with the Russell Morin team:

“Working with Russell Morin to prepare for the special day was carefree. They thought through the details and helped us make great choices that showed through on the wedding day. The food was amazing....The staff was amazingly attentive yet, even in photos, blended into the elegance of the day. We especially loved all their special details -- and our bride and groom butler was amazing!”

The Menu

Passed Hors D’Oeuvres

  • Buttermilk fried chicken + wild rice waffle and maple mustard
  • New England clam chowder + clam cake
  • Saltimbocca chicken, with basil, fontina, prosciutto and pesto
  • Smoked chicken green chili taquitos with lime crema
  • Curried sweet potato fries with banana-guava ketchup

Salad Course

  • Grilled Peach Salad: fresh field greens with grilled summer peaches, feta, candied almonds, and honey balsamic dressing


  • Char-Crusted Culotte Sirloin, with chive chimichurri and crispy onion strings, lemon and parsley delfina potatoes, tri-color carrots with honey and thyme
  • Grilled Balsamic Chicken, stuffed with garlic, spinach, feta, with a fresh oregano drizzle, summer vegetable risotto cake, tri-color carrots with honey and thyme
  • Eggplant Rollatini filled with quinoa, fire roasted pepper, mushrooms, garbanzo beans, and green lentils, served with a roasted tomato sauce, balsamic drizzle, and arugula
  • Children’s chicken fingers and french fries

Wedding Cake

  • 10" Top - heavenly chocolate chocolate cake, dark chocolate ganache filling
  • 12" Bottom - traditional carrot spiced carrot cake, cream cheese buttercream filling and frosting

Late Night Snacks

  • Warm "Cookies & Milk": shot glass of vanilla ice cream topped with a warm chocolate chip cookie

Other vendors that Jaclyn and Nate loved:

1. Ludwig Photography, Saunderstown, RI

2. Carlone’s Florist, Portsmouth, RI