516 Steele Hill RoadSanbornton, NH, 03269Phone: 603-524-0500Toll-Free: 855-475-4372
Outdoor venues at this Lakes Region resort are plentiful – and beautiful
There are so many gorgeous sites to take your wedding photos at the Steele Hill Resorts, you’ll have a hard time deciding which is the loveliest: on manicured lawns overlooking pristine lakes, the mountains in the distance; under an arch blooming with blossoms; in fairy-tale wooded areas; by a sweet pond. Have your reception under a lakeview tent or in an elegant and rustic Carriage House. The resort’s event staff has four decades of planning experience, which is why couples rave about their attention to every detail, including helping you choose from equally experienced vendors. Destination weddings are a specialty, with all sorts of activities for guests, from skating and sledding in winter to tennis and golf in warmer months.
Let your romance bloom with a garden wedding and tented reception at this charming inn
Exchange your vows in a lovely garden area at an elegant, classic White Mountains inn, then spend your wedding night in a romantic room or suite overlooking the river. At the Inn at Ellis River, intimate weddings and elopements are a specialty, with a variety of packages that include lodging in a room with a fireplace and jetted tub for two. Garden weddings for up to 45 guests are a beautiful option, especially if you book the entire inn for your guests, sure to be delighted with this cozy inn’s accommodations, country breakfast and nearby activities from kayaking and canoeing to golf, antiquing and horseback riding. Let the staff help you with contact information for justices of the peace, florists and other vendors to make your day memorable.
3351 White Mountain HighwayNorth Conway, NH, 03860Phone: 603-356-3113Toll-Free: 800-525-9100
Outdoor mountain splendor frames a wedding to remember
Celebrate your special day outdoors amidst stunning views of Mt. Washington and the Moat Mountain Range at this most elegant of New Hampshire wedding venues. Your ceremony will be held in the beautiful wedding garden on the 33 wooded acre property. Tent Weddings for up to 150 guests are available from May through mid-October with ample space for entertainment and a bar. Ceremonies are held at 12 noon, dinner is served by 3:00 pm, and entertainment may continue until 7:00 pm. Various wedding packages include fresh flowers on all tables and your choice of appetizer, entree, dessert and champagne toast. There is no charge for table linens, cake cutting, bar set up, or bartender when you plan an afternoon wedding.
Seasonal flowers and spectacular scenery will surround you as you exchange your vows at the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, nestled amid 400 acres of sweeping, landscaped grounds and gardens. The Grand View Gardens feature a graceful waterfall that cascades into a crystal-clear pond. Say your “I do’s” in an open-sided chapel, then walk over a snow-white footbridge to the Crystal Ballroom for your elegant reception for up to 250 guests. A more intimate setting, the Waterfall Terrace has a stone fire feature and the feel of a stately English garden and is just outside the Garden Room with a deck looking out to the mountains. A dedicated events and culinary staff will help you plan your perfect garden wedding. (Photo credit: Anne Skidmore Photography)
76 Lake StreeetLaconia, NH, 03246Phone: 603-524-5210Toll-Free: 800-627-4283
Lovely landscaped lawn leading to the water idyllic site for ceremonies, receptions
One of the most sought-after wedding locations in the Lakes Regions, the lovely West Lawn of The Margate at Winnipesaukee resort is an idyllic setting for your ceremony and reception. At the edge of scenic Paugus Bay, the landscaped lawn, as well as a lakeside pavilion, offer guests fabulous water and mountain views. A tented reception on the lawn adds a touch of elegance to your big day. Resort planners will help you with all the details, from catering menus to after-reception activities and features including fireworks and campfires (bring your s’more ingredients or just enjoy the beach bar) on the resort’s private sandy beach. You can also arrange for late-night access to the heated indoor pool.