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NEW HAMPSHIRE MAGAZINE BRIDE FALL/WINTER 2021

Fall/Winter 2021 nhmagazine.com/bride

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| contents | FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 2 1

FEATURES

26 Real Weddings 36 Snowy Elegance

A monochromatic palette

48 No Matter the Season

Ideal destination

DEPARTMENTS

10 From the Editor 18 Things We Love 58 Top Reception Sites a list of resources

80 A Look Back

since the wedding...

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ou probably feel like you’ve been sprinkled with fairy dust — a ring on your finger, the person of your dreams by your side. Your years as partners in life lie ahead, but first there’s the wedding. Lots of planning, lots of decisions. We’re here to help. This Fall/Winter issue of New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE gives you a ton of ideas for the coming season. In “Snowy Elegance” on p. 36, you’ll see the most amazing woodland (indoor!) wedding with a magical snowy palette. And, if you’re thinking of a destination wedding, we have the spot for you. Check out “No Matter the Season” on p. 48. For more inspiration, there’s “Things We Love” on p. 18. Real New Hampshire Weddings starting on p. 26 provide yet more inspiration. And don’t miss the list of venues in the state with all the information you’ll need to get started. Enjoy this special time and, from everyone here, our very best wishes for a wonderful life together.

Barbara Coles Editor P.S. We’re looking for weddings to feature in our Spring/Summer 2022 issue of BRIDE. Interested? Visit nhmagazine.com/bride to submit your wedding.

Find more inspiration at nhmagazine.com/bride, with extra photos, tips, links to local resources, Real Weddings and more.

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THINGS WE LOVE Romantic ceremony settings, Bridgerton bouquets, uncommon donuts, elegant place cards and on-trend cakes — these are just some of the things we love.

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PERFECT PLACE For almost 100 years, this Great Pine has been growing on the southern slope of North Uncanoonuc Mountain just outside of Manchester. Today, it is the majestic backdrop for weddings at The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain. And that’s just one of the beautiful spots for a ceremony at The Gardens. Florals are by Apotheca Flowers. @apothecaflowers, @gardensatuncanoonuc

PHOTO BY LINDSAY HACKNEY PHOTOGRAPHY

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A tasseled place card made of handmade cotton provides a feeling of luxury when coupled with the calligraphed names. A nice complement to the Bridgerton bouquets, perhaps. The place cards, created by Kate’s Calligraphy, are hand-deckled to offer rough edges that are appealing and rich. Ribbons can be used in place of the tassels, if desired. @kates_calligraphy

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“Flawless, My Dear” If you’ve been watching “Bridgerton” on Netflix, and who hasn’t, you know the feeling of elegance conveyed by the setting in early 19th-century London. Apotheca Flowers used the show as inspiration for a special Bridgerton collection. Above is the “Lady Whistledown”; right is the “Bridgerton Bouquet.” A great choice for a themed wedding, or any wedding. @apothecaflowers

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THINGS THINGSWE WELOVE LOVE(CONTINUED) (CONTINUED)

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A Sophisticated Touch

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Rustic Charm Evoking the feeling of bygone days, this farmhouse bottle caddy provides a stylish container for flowers. Here, it’s a gathering of white spray roses, astilbe and lisianthus blossoms set against the blue of the bottles. A trendy choice for centerpieces at a rustic wedding or, as this one was used, for a bridal “girls’ weekend.” @paisleyfloraldesignstudio

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TOP LEFT: KATE PREFTAKES PHOTOGRAPHY/ BOTTOM: COURTESY PHOTO

For the big day, every detail is important, and that includes shoes. These slingbacks in ivory from Bella Belle feature a Swiss dot pattern with a silk toe and an oversize tulle bow on the heel. They’re available in low heel too. @bellabelleshoes, Florals by Emily Herzig Floral Studio, @ehfloral


As popular as donuts are for weddings, they can be kinda boring. Not so with Bird Food Baking Co. donuts. Theirs are “prodigious, delicious and never disappointing.” They also have a modern art vibe. The unusual varieties include Lavender blueberry, mimosa and espresso Irish cream. And for the toppers — not just sprinkles, but French toast bites, toasted marshmallow and bacon, to name just a few. @birdfoodbakingco

COURTESY INSET PHOTO PHOTO BY MEGHAN MCCARTHY PHOTOGRAPHY

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THINGS WE LOVE (CONTINUED)

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On-Trend Design

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An artist’s spatula was used to create the buttercream roses and vines on this three-tier cake. The artist, Shara Hill of Chickadee Hill Cakes, also created the handmade fondant sugar flowers. The cake layers are iced with streaked pastel Italian meringue buttercream. Just right for a fall wedding, or for any season. @chickadeehillcakes

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Fresh Take Nature-themed wedding cakes are increasingly popular. For an outdoor wedding at NH Audubon in Concord, Michael Cicchetti created this cake with a woodland theme. He used dried pods, figs, milkweed pods, succulents and fresh thyme sprigs. @michael.t.cicchetti

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Your guests will love these favors created by Paisley Floral Design Studio. The Echeveria succulents can be planted and enjoyed in the months to come. Many couples are also choosing them for bridal bouquets, boutonnières and centerpieces. @paisleyfloraldesignstudio

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REAL WEDDINGS

MADELINE CLARY & CHAZ ADAMS JUNE 27, 2020

PHOTOGRAPHY BY Margaret Tarbell Clattenburg margaretclaraphotography.com

The Details THE WEDDING DAY IN A WORD: WEDDING THEME:

Fun

Outdoor Boho

FAVORITE MOMENT FOR MADELINE:

Jumping off the dock FAVORITE MOMENT FOR CHAZ:

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How special the day felt even though the majority of attendees were over Zoom.

BIGGEST SURPRISE:

IF YOU COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN:

We would add more dancing, because we completely forgot to do a first dance.

PIECE OF ADVICE: If you’re doing a Zoom wedding, have a Zoom control guy or gal. Enjoy the little moments of the day, each other and the people there, because even though ours was small and intimate, the day still flew by. WHERE YOU LIVE:

Boston, Massachusetts


RECEPTION & CEREMONY

Danbury, NH (family cottage) FLORIST

Beach Plum Flower Shop beachplumtoo.com CATERER

Carry Out Café carryoutcafe.com OYSTERS

Island Creek Oysters islandcreekoysters.com DRESS SALON

Leanne Marshall leannemarshall.com TAILOR

Best Fit Tailor bestfitinc.com JEWELER

Bario Neal bario-neal.com


REAL WEDDINGS

CLAIRE DUFRESNE & JONATHAN TAYLOR JR. DECEMBER 12, 2020

The Details THE WEDDING DAY IN A WORD: WEDDING THEME:

Intimate

Winter shades of blue

FAVORITE MOMENT FOR CLAIRE:

Right after we walked down the aisle, we waited at the back of the chapel for everyone else to walk down the aisle. Everyone was crying and hugging and just so full of love. I will never forget it! FAVORITE MOMENT FOR JONATHAN:

Seeing the beautiful bride during our first look. BIGGEST SURPRISE: We had to cancel our big wedding scheduled for June 2020 at the Barn on the Pemi, and as the months dragged on, we didn’t want to end the year not being married. We made some calls and planned this wedding in four weeks. IF YOU COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN:

Plan ahead for the morning better. PIECE OF ADVICE: Don’t spend large amounts of money on something you don’t care about. FAVORITE HONEYMOON MOMENT:

Planning a tropical honeymoon for Summer 2022. CEREMONY LOCATION

Alvirne Memorial Chapel alvirnememorialchapel.com RECEPTION AND CATERING

The Foundry foundrynh.com FLORIST

Woodman’s Florist woodmansflorist.com HAIR

The Hair After thehairafterbedford.com MAKEUP

Jade Salon & Spa @jadesalonandspa1 DRESS SALON

Modern Bride & Formal Shop modernbrideshop.com JEWELER

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REAL WEDDINGS

SHELLEY ANDERSON & MATT BALANDA SEPTEMBER 26, 2020

The Details THE WEDDING DAY IN A WORD:

Effortless

A lakeside cocktail party with a dash of ceremony.

WEDDING THEME:

FAVORITE MOMENT FOR SHELLEY:

Our post-ceremony sunset boat cruise, just the two of us — the sunset, the cocktails, the music. FAVORITE MOMENT FOR MATT: The afterparty at our place on Keniston Island.

How committed our friends and family were to help us with logistics for the weekend (boat rides, liquor store runs, cooking, etc.).

BIGGEST SURPRISE:

IF YOU COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN:

Can we?! PIECE OF ADVICE: Stay unapologetically authentic. Our wedding was far from traditional but was true to us. HONEYMOON LOCATION: Our close friends let us unwind with mini-moon at their house in Florida. FAVORITE HONEYMOON MOMENT:

The groom's brothers know how much we like to boat, so they rented us a boat for one of the days and we took it to an island bar where we beached it and had lunch and drinks.

RECEPTION & CEREMONY

The Barn at Pickering House Inn pickeringhousewolfeboro.com/ wolfeboro-weddings FLORIST

Branch & Bloom branchandbloomnh.com CATERER

The White Apron thewhiteapron.com HAIR & MAKEUP

MakeUp By Shaunna Legatos Facebook DRESS SALON

Everthine Bridal Boutique shopeverthine.com JEWELER PHOTOGRAPHY BY Golden Aura Photography  • goldenauraphotography.com 30 | New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE

Barmakian Jewelers barmakian.com



REAL WEDDINGS

JILL KELLY & AUSTIN CHAPMAN OCTOBER 10, 2020

PHOTOGRAPHY BY Amanda Rai Photography amandaraiphotography.com

The Details THE WEDDING DAY IN A WORD:

Surreal

Natural beauty, colors of navy, maroon and neutrals

WEDDING THEME:

FAVORITE MOMENT FOR JILL:

Taking in the moment during the ceremony between just Austin and me. The welcome bonfire when all of our friends and family first arrived and were together.

FAVORITE MOMENT FOR AUSTIN:

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The weather! It felt like summer and was absolutely perfect for our outdoor ceremony.

HONEYMOON LOCATION: Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine

IF YOU COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN:

Does every meal count? We had the best seafood — it was incredible!

BIGGEST SURPRISE:

I wouldn’t change a thing planning-wise, just could have done without Covid, which limited some of the attendance. Don’t let the details take your attention away from taking in the day and how special it is.

PIECE OF ADVICE:

FAVORITE HONEYMOON MOMENT:

WHERE YOU LIVE:

Berkley, Michigan


RECEPTION & CEREMONY

Eagle Mountain House eaglemt.com FLORIST

Dutch Bloemen Winkel dutchbw.com CAKE

Autumn Nomad autumnnomad.com RECEPTION MUSIC

Matthew Spofford whitemountainproductions.com HAIR & MAKEUP

Debony Salon debonysalon.com DRESS SALON

The Wedding Shoppe theweddingshoppe.net JEWELER

James Allen jamesallen.com


REAL WEDDINGS

JACLYN WESTON & NICHOLAS KUTIL OCTOBER 17, 2020

PHOTOGRAPHY BY Caitlin Page Photography caitlinpagephotography.com

The Details WEDDING DAY IN A WORD: WEDDING THEME:

Joyful

Modern Boho

FAVORITE MOMENT FOR JACLYN:

On the dance floor, surrounded by all of our friends and family. And of course, dancing the night away with my handsome husband!

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FAVORITE MOMENT FOR NICHOLAS:

IF YOU COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN:

Walking down the aisle after we just got married, holding hands and seeing our family and friends.

Start the hair and makeup process earlier and stick to a strict schedule (and have someone besides the bride be responsible for it).

The night before and morning of our wedding, it was raining constantly, but one hour before our first look, the skies cleared and the sun was shining. It turned out to be a beautiful, but windy, day.

BIGGEST SURPRISE:

PIECE OF ADVICE:

Eat!

HONEYMOON LOCATION: WHERE YOU LIVE:

Costa Rica

Franklin, Massachusetts


RECEPTION & CEREMONY

Owl’s Nest Resort owlsnestresort.com WEDDING COORDINATOR

Emma Bogardus byemmab.com FLORIST

Clementina Floral Co. clementinafloral.co SWEETS

Doughnut Truck from Cider Bellies ciderbelliesdoughnuts.com MUSIC & VIDEOGRAPHY

First Class Weddings fcweddings.com HAIR

EJ Designs Hair @ejdesignshair MAKEUP

MAD Makeup madmakeupartistry.com DRESS SALON

Flair Boston flairbridesmaid.com


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You know that magical feeling that can come when there’s a fresh blanket of snow on a winter’s eve? This inspiration shoot captures that feeling perfectly. Planner Emma Bogardus and her talented team created a clean, chic aesthetic and combined it with a sprinkle of fairy dust. The goal, Bogardus says, was bringing delicate and modern details into a winter elopement. Creative direction and design: By Emma B Photography: Carolina Marles Photography

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For the wedding papers, a warm, organic aesthetic was the aim. Created by Emily Rose Ink, different shades of warm white and taupe were paired with an earthy gray for the text and illustrations. Handmade paper and sketchbook-style illustrations mimicked the layers of lace on the table and the unique light fixtures. The layers of pressed flowers, lace, loose script and floral sketches, paired with modern text, created the overall impression of a modern keepsake album. What better for a winter wedding than a satin ballgown? This one, from Blush Bridal & Formal, is a strapless A-line with a high slit and train. Oh, and there are pockets too. The bride’s makeup, by The Crown Boutique, is a simple, clean look, with a soft, romantic, slightly smoky eye and a nude lip. This beribboned bouquet, by Emily Herzig Floral Studio, is the perfect match for the clean lines of the gown. And it’s on-trend in its petite size, combining just a few varieties — ranunculus, calcinia and sweet peas. Boutonnières to match. All just right for a winter wedding. New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE | 39


The couple ties the knot in a City Hall ceremony before a sleek limo takes them to a celebration at Portland’s Blind Tiger, an updated 19th-century guest house and social gathering space that is a striking mix of historic and contemporary.

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The welcome bags include wedding weekend details, room keys, guests’ favorite snacks and a celebratory split of bubbly.

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With its monochromatic palette, the tablescape presents a snowy, elegant, modern look. The tablecloth, layers of lace. The place settings, lace-edged dinnerware, velvet napkins and clear glassware. The place cards, by Emily Rose Ink, layered paper with a floral sketch to match the invitation suite. The centerpieces of white anemones, ranuculus, calcinia and sweet peas were created by Emily Herzig Floral Studio. 42 | New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE

Framing the tablescape is a stunning woodland installation of branches and florals that surrounds the couple. Also created by Emily Herzig Floral Studio, the structure is made from Vermont-grown pussy willow branches, white birch twigs and fresh moss. Adorning it are anemones, ranunculus, calcinia, sweet peas, and French and parrot tulips, all perfect for late winter in New England.


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The couple enjoys a pause in the celebration with the elegant offerings from Perfect Pour — perhaps an espresso martini or a cortado made of espresso and warm milk. The mobile espresso bar also has favorites like cappuccino, latte, hot chocolate and spiked cider to warm your guests on a winter’s day.

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The winter theme continues with the monochromatic cake by Henny B Cakes. With its sharp edges and clean lines, it echoes the large square floral installation of white and natural-toned flowers over the tablescape. The sharp edges are softened by flowers and birds that are consistent with the winter season. The clear risers add to the aesthetic. A delicious complement to the stunning wedding cake — a coquito, made of rum, coconut, milk and spices. Topped with a cinnamon stick and set in a tray that carries on the winter theme, it adds another dash of elegance.

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CREATIVE DIRECTION AND DESIGN

By Emma B byemmab.com @byemmab PHOTOGRAPHY

Carolina Marles Photography carolinamarles.net @carolinamarlesphotography VENUE

Blind Tiger blindtigerportland.com @blindtigerportland FLORALS

Emily Herzig Floral Studio ehfloral.com @ehfloral WEDDING PAPERS

Emily Rose Ink emilyroseink.com @emilyroseink CAKE

Henny B Cakes hennybcakes.com @hennybcakes HAIR AND MAKEUP

The Crown Boutique thecrownboutique.com @thecrownboutique ESPRESSO CART

Perfect Pour perfectpour-us.com @perfectpour_mobilebar TRANSPORTATION

Maine Limousine Service mainelimo.com @mainelimousine RENTALS

Peak Event Services peakeventservices.com @peakeventservices ATTIRE

Blush Bridal & Formal blushbridalformal.com @blushmaine LINENS

La Tavola Fine Linen Rental latavolalinen.com @latavolalinen VIDEOGRAPHY

Rebecca Drouin rebeccadrouin.com @rebeccadrouin MODELS

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Whether it’s the height of summer or the midst of winter, The Horse & Hound Inn in Franconia offers an idyllic setting for a destination wedding. Set on eight acres in the shadow of Cannon Mountain, the historic inn has hosted weddings since the 1940s. Sorrell Downing of Events By Sorrell led a team of pros in creating a wedding perfect for any season. Planning and Design / Events By Sorrell Photography / Kate Preftakes Photography

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The wedding suite, by Nikisha King Design House, reflects the North Country location, with a drawing of the inn and the mountains that surround it. For the invitation, an image of the inn is on one side, the event details on the other side. That way, it can be framed and saved as a memento. A timeline for overnight guests notes the activities of each day using a custom illustration for each.

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The icy blue and white palette of the wedding suite is carried on by the bridal bouquet, created by Clementina Floral Co. Clematis, penny cress, preserved oak leaves, delphinium and majolica roses combine to stunning effect.

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The warmth of a rustic farm table is paired with the cool elegance of the blue, silver and white for this tablescape. Mismatched vintage china plates, goblets and silver-plated flatware, supplied by Gooseberry Tabletop, make a timeless statement. Icy blues, soft creams and romantic greenery are used in the table garland. The florals — Playa Blanca roses, delphinium, clematis, thistle and Mount Tacoma tulips. Created by Cake in the Cupboard, the silver-accented blue and white marbled cake topped with creamy tulips, delphinium and Keira garden roses is for display, keeping it visually perfect throughout the day. A cutting cake would be used for the guests.

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A birch arbor with a mossy rock wall and forest as a backdrop creates a romantic setting for the ceremony. The florals include abundant smilax vine, white garden roses and preserved bougainvillea. The bride’s dress is elegantly draped, with cascading ruffles and a highlow hem.

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The ever-popular food truck, this one from Bitchin’ Kitchen, can provide an informal, yet elegant, feast. Here, there is an overflowing lobster roll with light lemon dill mayo on a buttered brioche bun and mini black bean cakes topped with ginger dressing, chevre goat cheese and toasted almonds. The latter is the appetizer version of the signature dish at their restaurant, Cold Mountain Café in Bethlehem.

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The groom relaxes in the wood-paneled tavern, part of a recent restoration of the inn to its classic 1940s New England lodge style.

The groom relaxes in the wood-paneled tavern, part of a recent restoration of the inn to its classic 1940s New England lodge style.

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CREATIVE DIRECTION AND DESIGN

Events By Sorrell eventsbysorrell.com @eventsbysorrell PHOTOGRAPHY

Kate Prefakes Photography preftakesphoto.com @kate_preftakes VENUE

The Horse & Hound Inn horseandhoudnh.com @horseandhoundnh FLORALS

Clementina Floral Co. clementinafloral.co @cfloralco WEDDING PAPERS

Nikisha King Design House nikishaking.com @nkdesign.house PLACE SETTINGS

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DARTMOUTH/LAKE SUNAPEE Andover Barn 32 Maple St., Andover 603-748-9796, nhweddingbarn.com Capacity: 130 Forbes Tavern & Events The Center at Eastman 6 Clubhouse Ln., Grantham 603-863-8000, forbestavernevents.com Capacity: 150 The Common Man Inn & Restaurant 21 Water St., Claremont 603-542-0647, thecman.com Capacity: 150 Dexter’s Inn 258 Stagecoach Rd., Sunapee 603-763-5571, dextersnh.com Capacity:100 indoors; 225 outdoors Enfield Shaker Museum 447 Route 4A, Enfield 603-632-4346, shakermuseum.org Capacity:150 The Fells 456 Route 103A, Newbury 603-763-4789, thefells.org Capacity: 175 The Hanover Inn 2 East Wheelock St., Hanover 603-646-8063, hanoverinn.com Capacity: 400 Highland Lake Inn 32 Maple St., Andover 603-735-6426 highlandlakeinn.com Capacity: Up to 130 in barn; with tents, 500 Inn at Pleasant Lake 853 Pleasant St., New London 603-873-4833, innatpleasantlake.com Capacity: 200

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| Venues | New London Historical Society 179 Little Sunapee Rd., New London 603-526-6564, newlondonhistoricalsociety.org Capacity: 150

Belknap Mill 25 Beacon St. East, Laconia 603-524-8813, belknapmill.org Capacity: 150

Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Co. 2415 NH Rte. 16, West Ossipee 603-539-2000, hobbstavern.com Capacity: 160

Ragged Mountain Resort 620 Ragged Mountain Rd., Danbury 603-768-3600, raggedmountainresort.com Capacity: 200

Camp Quinebarge 100 Sibley Rd., Moultonborough 603-253-6029, campquinebarge.com/group-rentals Capacity: 220

Inn on Main 200 North Main St., Wolfeboro 603-569-1335, innnewhampshire.com Capacity: 250

Rosewood Country Inn 67 Pleasant View Rd., Bradford 603-938-5253, rosewoodcountryinn.com Capacity: 60

Castle in the Clouds 455 Old Mountain Rd., Moultonborough 603-476-5900, castleintheclouds.org Capacity: 175

Inn on Newfound Lake 1030 Mayhew Tpke., Bridgewater 603-744-911, newfoundlake.com Capacity: 200

Sunapee Lake Lodge 1403 Route 103, Mt. Sunapee 603-763-2010, sunapeelakelodge.com Capacity: 100

LAKES REGION The Barn at Moody Mountain Farm 100 Pork Hill Rd., Wolfeboro 603-498-2618, moodymountainfarm.com Capacity: 150 The Barn on the Pemi 341 Daniel Webster Hwy., Plymouth 603-536-3515, thebarnonthepemi.com Capacity: 300

The Common Man Inn & Spa 231 Main St., Plymouth 603-536-2200, thecmaninnplymouth.com Capacity: 180 CopperToppe Inn & Retreat Center 8 Range Rd., Hebron 603-744-3636, coppertoppe.com Capacity: 50 The Greenery at McKenzie’s Farm 57 Northeast Pond Rd., Milton thegreenerynh.com Capacity: 225 Gunstock Mountain Resort 719 Cherry Valley Rd., Gilford 603-293-4341, gunstock.com Capacity: 250

O 191 W River Road, Hooksett 603-340-8361 oscarbarnweddingvenue.com

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Inns & Spa at Mill Falls 312 Daniel Webster Hwy., Meredith 844-745-2931, millfalls.com Capacity: 230 La Piéce 322 West Main St., Tilton 855-527-4323, lapiece-theroom.com Capacity: 230 Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club 1 Lake Winnipesaukee Dr., New Durham 603-569-3055, lwgcnh.com Capacity: 125 M/S Mount Washington 211 Lakeside Ave., Weirs Beach 603-366-5531, cruisenh.com Capacity: 30-500

scar Barn was purposely built to offer a beautiful and functional venue for our guests to enjoy for years to come. Located just 5 minutes off I-93, surrounded by many additional lodging options and a very short drive from Manchester Airport making for smooth and easy travel arrangements. Panoramic river and horse pasture views, colorful flowering greenhouses and crop landscape can be utilized for outdoor receptions and events. Overlooking picturesque farmland and scenic Merrimack River, our intimate venue will engage your guests in the bijou of the natural New Hampshire charm. Family owned and conveniently located in Hooksett, NH — Oscar Barn Wedding Venue is the ideal destination for couples seeking that rustic, yet elegant style wedding full of relaxation, scenery, and views of the Hip Peas Farm, where fresh produce is grown daily. Our weekend wedding package Includes the overnight accommodations (up to 16 guests) in the main farmhouse during the rental dates.



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| Venues | Manor On Golden Pond 31 Manor Dr., Holderness 603-968-3348, manorongoldenpond.com Capacity: 25 The Margate Resort 76 Lake St., Laconia 603-524-5210, themargate.com Capacity: 100-500 Moran Estates 282 Pratt Rd., Alstead 603-762-4264, moranestates.com Capacity: Contact for details

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Oliver Lodge 92 Powers Rd., Meredith 603-387-3940, oliverlodge.com Capacity: 80 Steele Hill Resorts 516 Steele Hill Rd., Sanbornton 603-581-2319, steelehillresorts.com Capacity: Contact for details Timber Hill Farm 300 Gunstock Hill Rd., Gilford 603-520-2696, timberhillfarm.com Capacity: Contact for details Tumbledown Farms 295 Wentworth Rd., Brookfield 603-522-8500, tumbledownfarms.com Capacity: 175

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Waukewan Golf Club 166 Waukewan Rd., Center Harbor 603-677-2649, waukewangolfclub.com Capacity: 175 Whiteface Hollow 251 Hackett Hill Rd., South Tamworth 603-409-7028, whitefacehollow.com Capacity: 240 Wolfeboro Inn/The Winnipesaukee Belle 90 North Main St., Wolfeboro 603-569-3016, winnipesaukeebelle.com Capacity: up to 150

MERRIMACK VALLEY Alpine Grove Banquet Facility 19 South Depot Rd., Route 111A, Hollis 603-882-9051, alpinegrove.com Capacity: 100–600 Atkinson Resort & Country Club 85 Country Club Dr., Atkinson 603-362-8700, atkinsonresort.com Capacity: 400 Aviation Museum of New Hampshire 27 Navigator Rd., Londonderry 603-669-4820, aviationmuseumofnh.org Exclusive Caterer Capacity: 120 seated; 150 standing The Barn at Bull Meadow 63 Bog Rd., Concord 603-301-5121, barnatbullmeadow.com Capacity: 180

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| Venues | Bedford Village Inn 2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford 603-472-2001, bedfordvillageinn.com Capacity: up to 210 LaBelle Winery 14 Route 111, Derry 603-328-9255, labellewinery.com Capacity: 200 Buckley’s Great Steaks 438 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack 603-424-0995, buckleysgreatsteaks.com Capacity: 50 Candia Woods Golf Links 313 South Rd., Candia 603-483-2307, candiawoods.com Capacity: 130 Castleton Banquet & Conference Center 58 Enterprise Dr., Windham 603-685-4483, castletonbcc.com Capacity: 500 The Centennial 96 Pleasant St., Concord 603-227-9000, thecentennialhotel.com Capacity: 85 Colby Hill Inn 33 The Oaks, Henniker 603-428-3281, colbyhillinn.com Capacity: 130 in barn; 150 outdoors

Courtyard by Marriott & Grappone Conference Center 70 Constitution Ave., Concord 603-225-0303, courtyardconcord.com Capacity: 600 DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown 700 Elm St., Manchester 603-625-1000, doubletree3.hilton.com Capacity: 800 DoubleTree by Hilton 2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua 603-886-1200, dtnashua.doubletreebyhilton.com Capacity: 500 Currier Hill Farm 7367 Currier Rd., Loudon 603-545-1621, currierhillfarmnh.com Capacity: Contact for details The Currier Museum of Art 150 Ash St., Manchester 603-669-6144, currier.org Capacity: 120 Dell-Lea Weddings & Events 81 Pleasant St., Chichester 603-435-8479, dell-lea.com Capacity: Contact for details

The Derryfield 625 Mammoth Rd., Manchester 603-623-2880, thederryfield.com Capacity: 200 The Event Center 2200 Southwood Dr., Nashua 603-880-9100, eventcenternashua.com Capacity: 300 Executive Court Banquet Facilities 1199 S. Mammoth Rd., Manchester 603-626-4788, executivecourtbanquet.com Capacity: 500 Firefly American Bistro & Bar 22 Concord St., Manchester 603-935-9740, fireflynh.com Capacity: 30 Fratello’s Weddings & Events in the Millyard 155 Dow St., Manchester 603-641-6776, eventsinthemillyard.com Capacity: 180 Fulchino Vineyard 187 Pine Hill Rd., Hollis 603-438-5984, fulchinovineyard.com Capacity: 130-160 The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain 452 Mountain Rd., Goffstown gardensatuncanoonuc.com Capacity: 200 tented outdoors


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| Venues | Giorgio’s Ristorante & Meze Bar 524 Nashua St., Milford 603-673-3939, giorgios.com Capacity: 55 Hanover Street Chophouse 149 Hanover St., Manchester 603-644-2467, hanoverstreetchophouse.com Capacity: 36 Hilton Garden Inn 101 S. Commercial St., Manchester 603-669-2222, hilton.com Capacity: 570 Holiday Inn Concord 172 N. Main St., Concord 603-224-9534, holidayinn.com Capacity: 400 The Kimball Jenkins Estate 266 North Main St., Concord 603-225-3932, kimballjenkins.com Capacity: 300 LaBelle Winery 345 Route 101, Amherst 603-672-9898, labellewinery.com Capacity: 300

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Lake Shore Village Resort 133 Cottage Rd., Weare 603-529-1881, lakeshorevillageresort.com Capacity: 170 Manchester Country Club 180 South River Rd., Bedford 603-624-4096, manchestercountryclub.com Capacity: 260 McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center 2 Institute Dr., Concord 603-271-7827, starhop.com Capacity: 600 Nashua Country Club 25 Fairway St., Nashua 603-888-0121, nashuawedding.com Capacity: 200 New England’s Tap House Grille 1292 Hooksett Rd., Hooksett 603-782-5137, taphousenh.com Capacity: 225 Palace Theatre 80 Hanover St., Manchester 603-668-5588, palacetheatre.org Capacity: Contact for details

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Pats Peak Banquet Center 686 Flanders Rd., Henniker 603-428-3245, patspeak.com Capacity: 200 Puritan Backroom 245 Hooksett Rd., Manchester 603-666-9893, puritanbackroom.com Capacity: 150 The Red Blazer 72 Manchester St., Concord 603-224-4101, theredblazer.com Capacity: 200

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| Venues | Searles Castle 21 Searles Rd., Windham 603-898-6597, atthecastle.com Capacity: 250

The Hampshire Dome/Hampshire Hills 34 Emerson Rd., Milford 603-673-7123 x 238, hampshiredome.com Capacity: 4,000

Sky Meadow Country Club 6 Mountain Laurels Dr., Nashua 603-888-9000, skymeadow-weddings.com Capacity: 250

Hidden Hills Banquet Facilities 18 Lisa Dr., Rindge 603-899-5001, weddingsathiddenhills.com Capacity: 600

Stonebridge Country Club 161 Gorham Pond Rd., Goffstown 603-497-8633, golfstonebridgecc.com Capacity: 180

The Inn at East Hill Farm 460 Monadnock St., Troy 603-242-6495, east-hill-farm.com Capacity: 140

Tupelo Music Hall 10 A St., Derry 603-437-5100, tupelohalllondonderry.com Capacity: 700

Keene Country Club 755 West Hill Rd., Keene 603-352-0135, keenecountryclub.com Capacity: 350

Winthrop Carter House 215 King St., Boscawen 603-832 3325, winthropcarterhouse.com Capacity: 200

Lakefalls Lodge 750 Aten Rd., Stoddard 603-847-3134, lakefalls.com Capacity: 152-200 indoors; 350 outdoors

MONADNOCK Aldworth Manor 184 Aldworth Manor Rd., Harrisville 603-903-7547, thealdworthmanor.com Capacity: 150 Allrose Farm 121 East Rd., Greenfield allrosefarmwedding.com Capacity: Contact for details Alyson’s Orchard 57 Alyson’s Ln., Walpole 603-756-9800, alysonsorchard.com Capacity: 250 Cathedral of the Pines 10 Hale Hill Rd., Rindge 603-899-3300, cathedralofthepines.org Capacity: 750 outdoors; 125 indoors Chesterfield Inn 20 Cross Rd., West Chesterfield 603-256-3211, chesterfieldinn.com Capacity: 55 Curtis Farm Outdoor Weddings & Events 139 Curtis Farm Rd., Wilton 603-345-3231, curtisfarm.com Capacity: 250 Cobb Hill Estate 279 Cobb Hill Rd., Harrisville 603-313-3914, cobbhillestate.com Capacity: Contact for details Fairfield Inn & Suites Keene Downtown 30 Main St., Keene 603-357-7070, fairfieldinn.com Capacity: 10 The Grand View Estate 580 Mountain Rd., Jaffrey 603-325-8883, thegrandviewestate.com Capacity: 130+

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Luca’s Mediterranean Café 10 Central Square, Keene 603-358-3335, lucascafe.com Capacity: up to 45 The Marlborough House 9 Ling St., Marlborough 603-876-0004, themarlboroughhouse.com Capacity: 150 Mile Away Restaurant 52 Federal Hill Rd., Milford 603-673-3904, mileawayrestaurant.com Capacity: 200 Monadnock Inn 379 Main St., Jaffrey 603-532-7800, monadnockinn.com Capacity: 50 in Oribe Barn; 200 tent outdoors The Old Meeting House 1 New Boston Rd., Francestown 603-547-0021, francestownmeetinghouse.org Capacity: 250 The Riverside Hotel 20 Riverside Dr., West Chesterfield 603-256-4200, choicehotels.com/nh062 Capacity: 150 Shattuck Golf Club 53 Dublin Rd., Jaffrey 603-532-4300, shattuckgolf.com Capacity: Contact for details Silver Ranch Stables 183 Turnpike Rd., Jaffrey 603-532-7363, silverranchstables.com Capacity: Contact for details Stonewall Farm 242 Chesterfield Rd., Keene 603-357-7278, stonewallfarm.org Capacity: 150 Woodbound Inn 247 Woodbound Rd., Rindge 603-532-8341, woodbound.com Capacity: 160


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| Venues | SEACOAST ALNOBA 24 Cottage Rd., Kensington 855-428-1985, alnoba.org Capacity: 100 Ashworth by the Sea 295 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach 603-929-7382, ashworthhotel.com Capacity: 300 CR’s The Restaurant 287 Exeter Rd., Hampton 603-929-7972, crstherestaurant.com Capacity: Contact for details The Exeter Inn 90 Front St., Exeter 603-772-5901, theexeterinn.com Capacity: 100 Flag Hill Winery 297 N. River Rd., Lee 603-659-2949, flaghill.com Capacity: 80 indoors; 300 outdoors Governor’s Inn 78 Wakefield St., Rochester 603-332-0107, governorsinn.com Capacity: 50 indoors; 400 outdoors

The Hall at Great Falls 49 Market St., Somersworth 603-841-5983, hallatgreatfalls.com Capacity: 120

Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden 154 Market St., Portsmouth 603-430-7698, moffattladd.org Capacity: 110-150

Isles of Shoals Steamship Cruise 315 Market St., Portsmouth 603-431-5500, islesofshoals.com Capacity: 275

The Oaks Grandview Ballroom 100 Hideaway Place, Somersworth 603-692-6257, theoaksweddingsnh.com Capacity: 200

Josiah’s Meetinghouse 521 Calef Hwy. Rte. 125, Epping 603-397-9077, josiahsmeetinghouse.com Capacity: 100

Seashell Oceanfront Pavilion at Hampton Beach State Park 160 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach 603-227-8717 nhstateparks.org/planning/weddings-events Capacity: 100

Kitz Farm 848 Parker Mountain Rd., Strafford 603-664-5081, kitzfarm.com Capacity: Contact for details Langdon House Garden 143 Pleasant St., Portsmouth 603-436-3205, historicnewengland.org Capacity: 150 The Library Restaurant 401 State St., Portsmouth 603-431-5202, libraryrestaurant.com Capacity: 150 Martingale Wharf 99 Bow St., Portsmouth 603-294-0638, martingalewharf.com Capacity: 200

The Old Salt and Lamie’s Restaurant & Inn 490 Lafayette Rd., Hampton 603-926-0330, oldsaltnh.com Capacity: 90 The Galley Hatch 325 Lafayette Rd., Route 1, Hampton 603-926-6152, galleyhatch.com Capacity: 55 Portsmouth Country Club 80 Country Club Ln., Greenland 603-436-9791, portsmouthcc.net Capacity: 150

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| Venues | The Envio 299 Vaughn St., Portsmouth 603-427-0152, theenvio.com Capacity: 300

The Surf Room 99 Bow St., Portsmouth 603-334-9855, thesurfroomportsmouth.com Capacity: 90

Wedgewood Weddings Granite Rose 22 Garland Dr., Hampstead 866-966-3009, wedgewoodweddings.com Capacity: 400

Rivermill at Dover Landing 2 Washington St., Dover 603-343-2192, rivermillnh.com Capacity: 350

The Thompson Inn & Cyderhouse 90 Bennett Rd., Durham 603-988-1399, thethompsoninn.com Capacity: 150

Rochester Country Club 94 Church St., Rochester 603-332-1395, rochestercc.com Capacity: 120

Three Chimneys Inn 17 Newmarket Rd., Durham 603-868-7800, threechimneysinn.com Capacity: 200

Wentworth by the Sea 588 Wentworth Rd., New Castle 603-422-7322, marriott.com/hotels/travel/ psmww-wentworth-by-the-sea-a-marriott-hoteland-spa/ Capacity: 500

Rockingham Country Club 200 Exeter Rd., Newmarket 603-659-9956, rockinghamwedding.com Capacity: 400

Tuscan Kitchen 31 Pleasant St., Portsmouth 603-570-3610, tuscanbrands.com Capacity: Contact for details

Ron’s Landing 379 Ocean Blvd., Hampton 603-929-2122, ronslanding.com Capacity: 100

UNH Conferences & Catering 20 Ballard St., Durham 603-862-1900, conferences.unh.edu Capacity: 200

Seacoast Science Center 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye 603-436-8043, seacoastsciencecenter.org Capacity: 150 indoors; 200 outdoors

The Victoria Inn Bed & Breakfast and Pavilion 430 High St., Hampton 603-929-1437, thevictoriainn.com Capacity: 150

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel 250 Market St., Portsmouth 603-431-2300, sheratonportsmouth.com Capacity: 350

Wentworth by the Sea Country Club 60 Wentworth Rd., Rye 603-433-3050, wentworthbytheseacc.com Capacity: 250 Zorvino Vineyards 226 Main St., Sandown 603-887-8463, zorvino.com Capacity: 200

WHITE MOUNTAINS The Balsams Resort 1000 Cold Spring Rd., Colebrook 603-225-0050, thebalsamsresort.com/ balsamsweddings Capacity: 75-150

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Bellevue Barn at Carlisle Place 685 Presidential Hwy., Jefferson 603-586-6046, bellevuebarnatcarlisleplace.net Capacity: 250

Owl’s Nest Resort 40 Clubhouse Ln., Thornton 603-726-3076, owlsnestresort.com Capacity: 200

Best Western White Mountain Inn 87 Wallace Hill Rd., Franconia 603-823-7422, bestwesternnh.com Capacity: 225

Purity Spring Resort 1251 Eaton Rd., Madison 603-367-8896, purityspring.com Capacity: 200

Bishop Farm 33 Bishop Cutoff, Lisbon 603-838-2474, bishopfarm.com Capacity: 200

Red Jacket Mountain View 2251 White Mountain Hwy., North Conway 800-356-5411, redjacketresorts.com Capacity: 250

Christmas Farm Inn & Spa 3 Blitzen Way, Jackson 603-383-4313, christmasfarminn.com Capacity: 175

Snowy Owl Inn 41 Village Rd., Waterville Valley 603-236-8383, snowyowlinn.com Capacity: 90

Eagle Mountain House 179 Carter Notch Rd., Jackson 603-383-9111, eaglemt.com Capacity: 50 indoors; 300 outdoors

Stonehurst Manor 3351 White Mountain Hwy., North Conway 603-356-3113, stonehurstmanor.com Capacity: 150

Indian Head Resort 664 US Route 3, Lincoln 888-343-8000, indianheadresort.com Capacity: 160

The Tillotson Center 14 Carriage Ln., Colebrook 603-237-8576, tillotsoncenter.org Capacity: Contact for details

The Inn at Jackson 12 Main St., Jackson 603-383-4321, innatjackson.com Capacity: 50 indoors; 80 outdoors

The Toad Hill Farm 260 Fobes Rd., Franconia 603-616-7150, thetoadhillfarm.com Capacity: Contact for details

Loch Lyme Lodge 70 Orford Rd., Lyme 603-795-2141, lochlymelodge.com Capacity: Contact for details. Twenty cabins are available for rent.

Town & Country Inn and Resort 20 State Route 2, Shelburne 603-466-3315, townandcountryinn.com Capacity: 400

Locke Falls Farm 2531 Chinook Trail, Wonalancet 603-986-9164, lockefallsfarm.com Capacity: Contact for details Merrill Farm Inn 428 White Mountain Hwy., North Conway 603-447-3866, merrillfarminn.com Capacity: 50-200 The Mountain Club on Loon Resort & Spa 90 Loon Mountain Rd., Lincoln 888-589-6661, mtnclub.com Capacity: 150 Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa 101 Mountain View Rd., Whitefield 603-837-0007, mountainviewgrand.com Capacity: 250 Notchland Inn 2 Morey Rd., Hart’s Location 603-374-6131, notchland.com Capacity: 50 indoors; 75 outdoors Omni Mount Washington Resort 310 Mt. Washington Hotel Rd., Bretton Woods 603-278-8813, omnihotels.com Capacity: 50-400

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Waterville Valley Resort 1 Ski Area Rd., Waterville Valley 603-236-8311, waterville.com Capacity: 410 indoors; 440 outdoors White Mountain Hotel & Resort 87 Fairway Dr., North Conway 800-533-6301, whitemountainhotel.com Capacity: 120 indoors; 200 outdoors The Barn at Whitney’s Inn 357 Black Mountain Rd., Jackson 603-383-8916, thebarnatwhitneys.com Capacity: 200 The Wentworth Inn 1 Carter Notch Rd., Jackson 603-383-9700, thewentworth.com Capacity: 125 indoors; 200 outdoors Wildcat Mountain 542 Route 16, Gorham 603-466-3326, skiwildcat.com Capacity: 30-300 The Woodstock Inn Brewery 135 Main St., North Woodstock 603-745-3951, woodstockinnnh.com Capacity: 200


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The Balsams

Bellman Jewelers

The Balsams property will be available for exclusive weddings from 50–150 people. There are three private residences on-property to accommodate up to 36 for whole weekends of wedding festivities. You’ll have the entire 7,000-acre majestic playground to yourselves and private access to our 18-hole signature Donald Ross Panorama golf course with breathtaking views. Enjoy miles of trails, private lakes, fields, streams, and mountain views all around.

At Bellman Jewelers we specialize in custom wedding bands and engagement rings. These bands are just an example of the pieces we have helped customers create! If you dream it we will create it! Using our Cad software and 3D printing capabilities, we will make sure the ring is perfect for you.

1650 Elm Street • Manchester, NH • 603-625-4653 www.bellmans.com • See our ad on page 14

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Dixville, NH • 603-225-0050 balsamswedding.com • See our ad on page 2

Owl’s Nest Resort Castle in the Clouds

Perched high on a mountaintop, Castle in the Clouds is the perfect enchanted storybook setting for your wedding. Join us as we transport your guests via vintage trolley from garden ceremony to terrace cocktails followed by a reception with grand views of Lake Winnipesaukee.

455 Old Mountain Rd., Moultonborough, NH 603.476.5900 • www.castleintheclouds.org • See our ad on page 7

Nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire you will find Owl’s Nest Resort and its two spectacular venues, the Sperry Tent and the LakeHouse. Both locations boast outdoor ceremony spaces, gourmet cuisine, attentive staff, and gorgeous photo opportunities. Surrounded by breathtaking mountain range views, luxurious accommodations, the largest manmade lake in New England, the first public Platform Tennis courts in New Hampshire, an 18-hole Nicklaus Design golf course, and even more amenities to come, Owl’s Nest Resort is the perfect location for your White Mountains destination wedding.

40 Clubhouse Ln., Thornton, NH • owlsnestresort.com • Contact us at owlsnestresort.com/weddings/request-info • See our ad on page 60 New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE | 75


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Weddings at the Andover Barn are managed by Sheryl Proulx, who has more than 10 years of experience in event management. Sheryl has coordinated over 200 weddings and events. Sheryl and her event coordinating team are delighted to guide you in the planning of your wedding or event by personalizing it for you, your family and guests. Our goal is to make your day the perfect day!

Family owned since 1914, Day’s Jewelers has been part of some amazing love stories. With each customer, we are reminded of the importance of every piece of jewelry we sell. Wedding bands are a big part of the those love stories and a symbol of eternity, with no beginning or end. Like your eternal promise to your spouse, we promise to exceed your expectations and strive to be your family jeweler for generations to come.

603-748-9796 • events@nhweddingbarn.com Sheryl and her team are happy to assist in coordinating your vendors. See our ad on page 3

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66 March Ave., Manchester, 603-641-8232 • 567 Amherst St., Nashua 603-324-5200 • daysjewelers.com • See our ad on page 4

Krystal Ballroom Dance Studio

Let’s get excited about celebrating your Wedding Day by feeling confident on the dance floor! Krystal Ballroom Dance Studios can not only teach the bride and groom their first dance, but have years of experience teaching social dancing to enjoy throughout your entire event. Krystal Ballroom offers a combination of private and group classes. Students can start at anytime, while crafting a schedule that works best for you. Isn’t it time we dance again?

Hampton Falls, NH • Call or text 603-601-8454 krystalballroomhf.com • See our ad on page 11 76 | New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE

Manchester Country Club

The perfect backdrop for your special day, we invite you to learn how our modern Great Room and outdoor space can be your unique wedding destination. Love is for everyone; membership is not required to host your wedding with us.

Bedford, NH • 603-624-4096 www.manchestercountryclub.com See our ad on inside back cover


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Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa Located on 1,700 acres in the White Mountains of NH, Mountain View Grand offers the grandeur of a great historic hotel. Founded in 1865, the resort is a premier destination for elegant four-season weddings. Featuring 141 graciously appointed rooms and suites and a choice of tasteful and luxurious venues for your wedding and reception. AAA Four Diamond since 2008 and a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Whitefield, NH • 844-602-4907 mountainviewgrand.com • See our ad on the back cover

Newfound Lake Inn

Newfound Lake Inn has been welcoming travelers since 1840, as an overnight stop on the stage-coach route from Boston to Montreal. A perfect venue for destination weddings, outside in our extensive gardens or inside the newly renovated barn accommodating up to 200 guests. Only two hours from the Boston airport, the Newfound area is one of the premier, four-season vacation spots in New Hampshire.

1030 Mayhew Turnpike, Bridgewater, NH • 603-744-3894 www.newfoundlake.com • See our ad on page 5

Omni Mount Washington Resort

Dreaming of the perfect fairy tale wedding? At the Omni Mount Washington Resort, you’ll find everything you need to make it so. Breathtaking scenery. Stunning ballrooms. Inspiring outdoor settings. Now open for milestone events, be among the first to say “I do” at the new Crystal Hills event venue, high atop the slopes of Bretton Woods and serviced by the state’s only 8-passenger gondola. Whether you envision an elegant outdoor ceremony, framed by the beautiful White Mountain National Forest, or a formal indoor affair, we’ll help you find the ideal setting to fit your unique style.

310 Mt. Washington Hotel Rd., Bretton Woods, NH 03575 • 603-278-8813 omnihotels.com/mountwashington • See our ad on page 1

Atlas PyroVision Entertainment Group

Atlas PyroVision is a professional fireworks display company producing memorable events throughout New England. Each display is custom designed to meet the features of the venue and the audience. Whether the fireworks are being fired from land or water, on one of our mini barges, Atlas will create a spectacular display that your guests will remember for years to come.

800-321-5008 • atlaspyro.com See our ad on inside front cover New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE | 77


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Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Co.

Let us be the first stop to your new beginning where we deliver the WOW! From a magical white winter wedding, to the bright yellows of summer, and of course autumn’s vibrant foliage. If you are looking for a venue filled with charm, history, and inspiration for your special day, then look no further…because happily ever after starts here at Hobbs.

2415 White Mountain Hwy, West Ossipee, NH • 603-412-2285 www.hobbstavern.com • See our ad on page 6

The Margate Resort

The Margate Resort is a premier resort located on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. All of your wedding needs at one location: ceremony, reception, guest rooms. Many options are available for your special day. Inside: Grand Ballroom, Mariah Room overlooking the lake. Outside: Our new venue — ­ The Lakeside Pavilion, West Lawn, or directly on the beach. Consider an after-hours pool party, fireworks or a bonfire on the beach! You will receive the best personalized service from start to finish. The Margate, where beautiful memories begin.

76 Lake St., Laconia, NH 03246 1-888-266-8605 • www.themargate.com 78 | New Hampshire Magazine’s BRIDE

Nashua Country Club

From the moment you step onto the property, you will be welcomed by our professional team of experts that are eager to ensure your every desire is met. Only one event per day is held in our Grand Ballroom to ensure that you receive the first-class service that you deserve. Remember, you don’t have to be a member of the Nashua Country Club to be treated like one. Pleased to host events up to 22, 180 with a dance floor. Wedding showers and rehearsal dinners, too!

25 Fairway St. Nashua, NH • 603-888-0121 nashuacountryclub.com • See our ad on page 13

Seacoast Science Center

Situated on the ocean’s edge within historic Odiorne Point State Park, the Seacoast Science Center provides an exquisite setting for your celebration of a lifetime and an unparalleled backdrop for your photographs and lifelong memories. From the formal reception of your dreams, to the fun and games of a lobster bake, you can take pride in knowing your rental supports SSC’s mission to inspire conservation of our Blue Planet.

In Odiorne Point State Park Rte. 1A, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH • 603-436-8043 seacoastsciencecenter.org • siterental@sscnh.org


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Wingate Salon & Spa

Hair | Makeup | Memories. We are an award-winning salon and spa. We can cater to your everyday salon and spa needs. Our private Event Suite will accomodate your spa party or group, wedding day, showers, bachelorette parties and more. Memories are made at the Wingate!

139 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham, NH • 603-772-8400 parties@wingatespa.com • wingatespa.com

Stonewall Farm

A place to gather, a place to grow. These qualities and more are what make Stonewall Farm Weddings so extraordinary. Make lasting memories when you gather here with loved ones and friends to celebrate your love and commitment. Choose from among three unique, outdoor ceremony locations, dance the night away in our gorgeous post and beam reception space, and roam rolling meadows and wooded hillsides while having photos taken. It’s our organic farm, but it’s your wedding day, your way.

242 Chesterfield Road • Keene, NH 03431 603-357-7278 • www.stonewallfarm.org

A Perfect Match Sherlock & Watson • Lady Mary & Matthew • Bert & Ernie

Bringing couples together for generations.

nhpbs.org/watchmore Binge-watching encouraged.

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― A Look Back ― We got in touch with the couples featured in Real Weddings in previous years and asked them to tell us about the biggest thing that's happened since their wedding day ...

October 6, 2019

Kristin Heidt & David Adams "We welcomed our new dog, Rudy, into the family and bought a new house.”

September 28, 2019

Eileen Foley & Sam Marousek “We did a road trip from York, Maine, to San Diego, California, and back with our beloved pup, Copley.”

October 12, 2019

Amy Dee Pruszenski & Andrew Condon Allen “We sailed to the Caribbean on Lady Clipper, made a raised tomato bed, and spent time with our fur baby, Sir Rock of Stone Wall aka ‘Rocky.’”

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Your Wedding, Our Venue Manchester Country Club

We’ve been celebrating the greatest love stories since we opened our doors in 1923. It’s easy to say we care about your wedding being the most special day of your life. With space to accommodate up to 260 guests, we host only one wedding at a time so we can focus entirely on you. Our place is yours, and you decide when you’d like your six-hour reception to begin.

LOVE IS FOR EVERYONE; MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED TO HOST YOUR WEDDING HERE.

Bedford, NH – ManchesterCountryClub.com – (603) 624-4096

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