Stuart Manor

This stately historic home is located on the corner of Garden Lane and Kingston Avenue in the Celery Flats Historic Area.  Constructed in 1846, Stuart Manor is a “four-square” Greek Revival house and is the oldest remaining structure in Portage. Built by William Welch, the house was the summer home of the second Michigan U.S. Senator Charles Stuart.

Address: 7340 Garden Lane

Reservations: Stuart Manor can be reserved one year in advance.  To request a date or check availability contact the Parks & Recreation Division by email or call 269-329-4522, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Maximum Capacity: 35

Availability: All Year

Rental Fees:

  • $140 for the first 3 hours; $30 for each additional hour
  • Maximum all day rental fee of $260 (8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.)
  • Damage deposit of $150 is due within 2 weeks of making your reservation.  The rental fee will be due the week of your rental.

Features:

  • Modern Kitchen
  • Tables
    - Main Table: 10'5" x 46"
    - Round Table: 52" round
    - Rectangle Table: 6'5" x 40"
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barrier Free Access
  • Unisex Restroom
  • Tables and chairs for 35 people to dine comfortably or use for a company meeting


Click here to view pictures of the facility.


Rules and Regulations:

  • The damage deposit and/or rental fees will be returned if the rental is cancelled within 2 weeks of payment. After that period, 50% of the fees will be returned if cancelled at least 2 weeks prior to the rental date.  Any later cancellation will result in 100% forfeiture.
  • Rice, birdseed, confetti or similar items are prohibited
  • Battery operated candles are allowed.  Open flames are prohibited in historic buildings
  • Stuart Manor and its surrounding area must be left in proper condition and the keys must be returned or the damage deposit will be forfeited.
  • Reserving parties must be finished by 10:00 p.m. and cleaned up by 10:30 p.m.
  • Parking is required across Garden Lane at Celery Flats Interpretive Center
  • Stuart Manor is an alarmed facility.  Please do not enter the building outside of your rental period.
For more information about renting this facility, contact the Parks & Recreation Division by email or call 269-329-4522, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.