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 Department 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: 

     All deposits & rental fees are due upon reservation.

  • $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.)
  • Security deposit of $150 

Features:

  • Facility Reservation Policy
  • 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 security deposit is non-refundable if reservation is canceled at any time for any reason. The rental fee will be returned if canceled before 1 month prior to your event otherwise any later cancellation will result in 100% forfeiture of the rental fee. Please allow four-six weeks for your security deposit to be returned to you after your event.
  • 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 or the security deposit will be forfeited.
  • Reserving parties must be finished and cleaned up by 10:00 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 Department by email or call 269-329-4522, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.