From the White Mountains to Lake Winnipesaukee, the Granite State is known for its lush natural beauty, so it's easy to see why there are so manyOutdoor Wedding Venues in New Hampshire. From country clubs to historic mansions, from charming inns to rustic farmhouses, you're sure to find an outdoor space that suits your style. And your guests (and the photographer!) are sure to love taking in all the incredible sights that New Hampshire has to offer. Note that many of these venues only allow outdoor events in spring through early fall, so plan accordingly!
Check out some of our favorite outdoor wedding venues that NH couples will love.
Atkinson Resort & Country Club
This is one of the most popular outdoor wedding venues in NHprice of the pairThe Country Club is highly acclaimed for its food, service and setting. There are two outdoor ceremony venues to choose from, the romantic and intimate Gazebo and the Woodland Trellis. Accommodating up to 400 guests, this all-inclusive venue offers catering packages to suit different budgets. There are several reception rooms where you can dine and dance, including the grand Legacy Ballroom, the majestic Brookside Stateroom and the Tuscany Ballroom overlooking the gardens.
Owls Nest Resort and Golf Club
If planning a wedding abroad, this Campton resort and NH outdoor wedding venue is ideal. Your guests can stay in vacation rentals on the property, and there's plenty of outdoor space for your events. Ceremonies are usually held outdoors, with incredible views of the White Mountains. Receptions are held in a Sperry canvas tent (so New England!) with a bar, wooden dance floor, air conditioning, retractable walls, see-through windows and seating for up to 220 guests. You will also love that this is aAll-Inclusive-Ort, with on-site catering. There is also a restaurant, Panorama Six82, which can host smaller events such as rehearsal dinners and showers.
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This Couples' Choice Award-winning Bedford venue features an outdoor patio ideal for ceremonies. We also love the indoor Great Room, an interior space with floor-to-ceiling windows that let in lots of natural light and offer views of the fairways. This all-inclusive spot is widely acclaimed for its food, and offers a variety of affordable menus and packages to choose from. Another bonus, this country club offers a fabulously decorated dressing room with lounge chairs, vanities, wrap-around mirrors and private butler service to cater to all your pre-wedding needs. This venue can accommodate up to 260 guests.
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This ski resort is a popular wedding spot in NH,full of mountain landscapes you've always dreamed of. The mountaintop ceremony site, located at 9,000 feet (2,743 m), offers truly spectacular views of Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire and Vermont, and allows couples and their guests to arrive and depart by cable car (how fun!) . Alternatively, hold your ceremony on a stone terrace at the foot of the mountain next to a tranquil lake and surrounded by lush trees. The rustic Sunapee Lodge is the ideal venue for weddings of up to 225 guests, with catering and rental included in the package. There are numerous accommodation options available to your guests, from local B&Bs to nearby hotels and rental apartments in the area. And of course, when your guests aren't celebrating their wedding, there are plenty of opportunities for skiing and other outdoor activities.
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Wentworth by the Sea Country Club
Nothing is as magical asa wedding by the sea, and this country club offers a truly incredible ocean backdrop for your big day. Wentworth by the Sea Country Club in Rye offers the option of an outdoor ceremony on the waterfront lawn followed by a reception in a Sperry sail tent. This Couples' Choice Award-winning venue can host weddings for up to 250 guests and create a delicious menu for your event. Your guests will love the proximity to Portsmouth with all its shops, restaurants and other attractions.
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Getting married on a grand estate spread across acres of lush grounds may seem like a fairy tale, but it's a reality at this NH outdoor wedding venue. Aldworth Manor in Harrisville is ideal forSecretGarden inspired wedding with 170 acres of grounds and gardens and views of Mount Monadnock. Exchange vows under a large stone arch followed by atent reception. Your photographer will love all the hidden locations for intimate and stunning wedding portraits, as well as the mountain views. Outdoor catering is allowed and the venue can accommodate weddings of up to 200 guests. There are also two guest houses on the premises where you can stay with up to 32 of your loved ones. There are also indoor spaces for smaller events, including rehearsal dinners and more.
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You'll love the stunning natural setting at this NH outdoor wedding venue. Located in Jackson, Wentworth offers several stunning locations for outdoor ceremonies: The Wentworth Gazebo is at the base of Jackson Falls, the Amster Lawn features a small bridge, fountain and flowers, and there is also an arbor on the back lawn for a more wooded area. There are also spaces for indoor ceremonies, including the grand staircase in the inn's lobby and the nearby Jackson Community Church. Most receptions are held in the Wentworth Marquee, which can accommodate up to 260 guests, but smaller events can also be held in the inn's dining rooms. The in-house chef will help you create a bespoke menu to suit your tastes and this is also an ideal venue for smaller events, includingleaksand rehearsal dinner.
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Country Inn and Dowds Convention Center
This bed and breakfast dates back to the 18th century and has plenty of historic charm. Located in Lyme, Dowds' Country Inn and Event Center is set in two acres of grounds with flower and vegetable gardens and stone walls. Hold your ceremony with the venue's lake as a backdrop, followed by a reception in a marquee or in the rustically elegant banquet room, which can accommodate up to 200 guests. The 80-seat tavern is also a great place for a rehearsal dinner. This Couples' Choice Award-winning venue has 20 rooms, so your loved ones can stay on-site if they choose.
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Cobb Hill estate
Outdoor couples will love this mountaintop wedding location in Harrisville (only 90 minutes from Boston!). The outdoor amphitheater extends over 750 acres and is one of the most beautiful ceremonial venues we've seen, with sweeping views of Mount Monadnock and Tri-State. Marquee receptions for up to 225 guests can be held on site and there is accommodation for up to 45 people on site.
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Langdon House Gardens
For more intimate outdoor weddings, this historic Portsmouth venue can accommodate up to 150 guests. Exchange vows in front of a small gazebo in the secluded garden, followed by a reception in the tent. You will be impressed by the property's immaculately manicured hedges and gardens, which make ideal backdrops for wedding portraits.
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This NH outdoor wedding venue offers one of the most unique ceremonies we've seen, with chairs frequently arranged around the expansive grounds. Receptions are typically held in a tent that can accommodate up to 300 guests. One of our favorite perks of hosting your wedding here is the range of vintage furniture and farm implements you can use to dress up the space, from classic armoires to farmhouse tables and more - perfect for a rustic-chic event.
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