Locations you’ll fall in love with

  • You can hold your ceremony outside in the gazebo at Dell-Lea in Chichester. Courtesy of Michael Murphy

  • A wedding held at the Kimball Jenkins Estate in Concord. Courtesy of Studio Nouveau

Monitor staff
Published: 2/4/2019 1:54:18 PM

Booking the location of your wedding should be placed at the top of your to-do list after getting engaged. Popular spots can fill up quick, so if there’s a day or
location you have your heart set on, you may need to put down a deposit more than a year in advance.

Here’s looking at just some of the spots in the region you can pick from for your big day:

On the water

Mill Falls at the Lake: 312 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith. Choose from Church Landing (230 guests) or the Chase House (120 guests) for a wedding with views of the Winnipesaukee waterfront. millfalls.com/celebrate.

Inn on Pleasant Lake: 853 Pleasant St., New London. Wedding offerings range from elopements to receptions with 200 guests on the shore of Pleasant Lake. innatpleasantlake.com.

M/S Mount Washington: 211 Lakeside Ave., Laconia. Have your wedding officiated by a captain while cruising the waters of Lake Winnipesaukee. Accommodates up to 500 dinner guests with smaller rooms available. cruisenh.com.

Lake Shore Village Resort: 120 Cottage Road, Weare. Spend the whole day with the wedding tent and guest lodging all in one place on the shore of Lake Horace. Up to 150 guests. lakeshorevillageresort.com.

La Piece: 322 W. Main St., Tilton. With brick and wood interior, it’s designed to hold a variety of events. It overlooks the Winnipesaukee River. lapiece-theroom.com.

Anchorage at the Lake: 725 Laconia Road, Tilton. The rustic site features an expansive deck on the shore of Lake Winnisquam. anchorageatthelake.com.

Camp Starfish: 12 Camp Monomonac Road, Rindge. Large outdoor wedding in the dining hall, part of the Lodge, can seat upwards of 160 people. Rented tents can extend the party to overlooking Lake Monomonac or even down on the beach. campstarfish.org/retreats /weddings.html.

Inns and B&B

Winthrop Carter House: 215 King St., Boscawen. An elegant historic inn on a 22-acre estate with an 18th-century barn and outdoor ceremony area. Up to 200 guests. winthropcarterhouse.com

Highland Lake Inn: 32 Maple St., Andover. A serene country setting with a post-and-beam barn. newhampshireweddingbarn.com.

Colby Hill Inn: 33 The Oaks St., Henniker. Five acres of lush gardens and rolling hills surround the 17-century inn. Up to 120 guests. colbyhillinn.com.

The Summit Resort: 177 Mentor Ave., Laconia. This picturesque Lake Winnipesaukee resort offers a spacious function room and full bar, with full catering options available. summitresortnh.com.

Dexter’s Inn: 258 Stagecoach Road, Sunapee. Panoramic views of Mount Kearsarge and Mount Sunapee on a hilltop with room to accommodate about 50 guests. dextersnh.com

Stonewall Farm B&B: 235 Windsor Road, Hillsboro. stonewallfarmbedand-breakfast-countryweddings.com.

Holiday Inn Concord: 172 N. Main St., Concord. A charming ballroom steps away from the State House. Accommodates 50 to 230 guests. ihg.com.

The Hancock Inn: 33 Main St., Hancock. Beautiful and historic accommodations can be found in the picturesque Monadnock area. hancockinn.com.

Marlborough House: 9 Ling St., Marlborough. There’s a 1901 Victorian-era Gothic-style church with pipe organ and reception space for up to 150 guests. themarlboroughhouse.com.

The Woodbound Inn: 247 Woodbound Road, Rindge. With views of Lake Contoocook and Mount Monadnock, the inn has spaces to fit most wedding gatherings. The ballroom can fit up to 160 guests, the Playbarn fits 70 for a rustic affair or an intimate gathering of up to 30 can dine in the Brummer Room. woodbound.com.

Barns and farms

Birch Hill Farm: 667 Gilford Ave., Gilford. Choices including 1700s post-and-beam barn and front lawn. 101 to 150 guests. birchhillfarmnh.com.

Longlook Farm: 195 Knox Mountain Road, Sanbornton. Beautiful barn overlooks Mount Kearsarge in a rustic setting. Up to 150 guests, lodging for up to 16 guests. longlookfarm.com.

Currier Hill Farm: 7367 Currier Road, Loudon. An orchard with 150 acres of apple trees and mountain views. currierhillfarmnh.com.

Dell-Lea Weddings & Events: 81 Pleasant St., Chichester. A rustic venue with sprawling fields and mountain views. dell-lea.com.

Timber Hill Farm: 7367 Currier Road, Loudon. Open fields, an orchard, and mountain and sunset views. 100 guests. timberhillfarm.com.

Black Swan Inn: 354 W. Main St., Tilton. An elegant Victorian with timeless charm alongside the Winnipesaukee River. blackswaninn.net.

Curtis Farm: 139 Curtis Farm Road, Wilton. The farm, featuring the oldest house in Wilton, has been hosting outdoor weddings for 14 seasons. curtisfarm.com.

Stonewall Farm: 242 Chesterfield Road, Keene. An elegant but rustic setting with large fieldstone fireplace, grain silo and post-and-beam grand reception room. stonewallfarm.org.

Monadnock Berries: 545 W. Hill Road, Troy. Get ready in the bride’s cabin. Take in views of Mount Monadnock and berry orchards from the observation deck and meet the animals. The wedding barn fits 100 guests in case the weather turns sour. farmweddings.us.

Allrose Farm: 121 East Road, Greenfield. Have your ceremony in the outdoor amphitheater then bring the party inside the wooden barn with a centerpiece stone fireplace. allrosefarmwedding.com.

Mayfair Farm: 31 Clymers Drive, Harrisville. With a focus on its farm-to-table, ethically produced menu, enjoy great food in the white-washed barn or in a tent on the 70-acre farm. mayfairfarmnh.com.

Art lovers

Kimball Jenkins School of Art: 266 N. Main St., Concord. The former estate of the Kimball family in a Victorian mansion is now an art school. There’s also a more casual Carriage House and gardens. kimballjenkins.com/wedding-events.

Capitol Center for the Arts: 44 S. Main St., Concord. Get married in the Chubb Theatre (1,304 seated or 80 on stage), dance and dine in Governor’s Hall (422 guests) or try the stately Kimball House (125 guests). ccanh.com/rentals.

Colonial Theatre: 95 Main St., Keene. Bask in the limelight of your big day in the historic downtown performing arts center. thecolonial.org/rentals.

Unique spaces

Belknap Mill: 25 Beacon St., Laconia. The mill is more than 190 years old with brick interior walls, tall windows and exposed beams. belknapmill.org

Merrimack Valley Railroad Station: 11 Park St., Northfield. The freight train station was built in the 1800s and restored into a function hall in 1990. It can fit up to 150 people. merrimackvalleyrailroadstation.com.

McLane Audubon Center: 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord. Get married at a picturesque spot with environmentally conscious ideals. nhaudubon.org/facility-rentals.

New London Historical Society: Old Village Road, New London. Close to lodging and local churches, you can choose to have your wedding in the Phillips barn or outside on the historic village’s lawn. newlondonhistorical-society.org/weddings.

Old Meeting House: 1 New Boston Road, Francestown. This National Historic Landmark is more than 200 years old in a picture-perfect New England town. You can fit more than 200 guests at your ceremony and be accompanied by either piano or organ. francestownmeetinghouse.org

Mountain views

Pats Peak: 686 Flanders Road, Henniker. Enjoy close-up mountain views from large decks, then come inside for a meal by the stone fireplace. Up to 200 guests. patspeak.com.

Aldworth Manor: 184 Aldworth Manor Road, Harrisville. Old fashioned glamor awaits on 170 acres of meadows with views of Mount Monadnock. thealdworthmanor.com.

Mount Sunapee Resort: 1398 Route 103, Newbury. Hold your ceremony on the summit and see all the way to the Green and White mountains. At the base, the Sunapee Lodge can seat 225 guests. mountsunapee.com.

Cathedral of the Pines: 10 Hale Hill Road, Rindge. May through October at the outdoor alter area with views of Mount Monadnock that seats up to 750 guests; an indoor alternative seats 125 and there are two small chapels. cathedralofthepines.org.

Gunstock Mountain: 719 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford. In addition to mountain vistas, you can also hold your ceremony pond-side. The lodge can host up to 250 guests. gunstock.com

Ragged Mountain Resort: 620 Ragged Mountain Road, Danbury. A rustic venue with a variety of mountain sites for your ceremony. raggedmountainresort.com.

Cobb Hill Estate: 279 Cobb Hill Road, Harrisville. The estate is on a secluded 750 acres and its outdoor amphitheater has views of Mount Monadnock. cobbhillestate.com.

Green space

Keene Country Club: 755 West Hill Road, Keene. Have your reception in the ballroom with 13-foot-long fireplace and a party of four can get complimentary greens fees. keenecountryclub.com.

Beaver Meadow Country Club: 1 Beaver Meadow Drive, Concord. At the 19th Hole Bar Grille’s Chet Wheeler room, celebrate with up to 90 guests. bmgc.golf/weddings-and-banquets.

Lake Sunapee Country Club: 289 Country Club Lane, New London. Choose from the outside terrace, the intimate Cupola Room or the large main dining room. lakesunapeecc.com

Gilmanton Winery: 528 Meadow Pond Road, Gilmanton. Choose a vineyard as your wedding backdrop for a wedding of up to 150 guests. gilmantonwinery.com.

The Fells: 456 Route 103A, Newbury. Enjoy the splendid lakeside gardens and home of the historic statesman John Hay. thefells.org

The Gibson Room: 740 Second N.H. Turnpike, Francestown. You and up to 150 guests can enjoy an elegant meal and maybe a round of golf. thegibsonroom.com.

The Shattuck: 53 Dublin Road, Jaffrey. Have your ceremony on the stone terrace and then hold your reception as an outdoor soiree, an intimate gathering in the lounge, or a ballroom bonanza. shattuckweddings.com.

Hilltop Golf Course: 49 Hight St., Peterborough. Have an elegant wedding full of New England charm in the Monadnock Room with pine-paneled walls, a stone-fireplace and three-season porch. hilltopgolf.net.

Event centers

Red Blazer Restaurant: 72 Manchester St., Concord. This restaurant has been serving weddings for more than 17 years. theredblazer.com.

Grappone Conference Center: 70 Constitution Ave., Concord. They say no two events are the same here. grapponeconferencecenter.com

Courtyard Marriot: 75 Railroad St., Keene. Planning a large wedding? The Marriot in Downtown Keene can fit 250 people in its largest capacity space, plus guests won’t have to go far to find a place to stay. marriott.com.

Colby-Sawyer College: 541 Main St., New London. The historic Georgian brick campus can host 200 people indoors with limitless outdoor settings. colby-sawyer.edu.

The College Camp on Wilson Pond: 19 Page Court, Swanzey. Part of Keene State College, the College Camp features a 100-seat outdoor pavilion and a camp building equipped with comfortable furniture, an electric fireplace, conference tables, a complete kitchen, wireless internet and a projection screen. keene.edu/campus/ events /scheduling/college-camp.

Beane Conference Center: 35 Blueberry Lane, Laconia. Flexible spaces can accommodate up to 210 guests and the center has its own AV system. beanecenter.com

This is by no means a complete listing. New Hampshire is home to many stunning places to be wed, too many to list here.

And don’t be afraid to be creative. Many places may not bill themselves as a wedding spot but would be happy to host your day – all you have to do is ask.

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