In sweet summertime, the promise of “I do” is whispered joyfully all across the Monadnock Region. It’s only fitting that the special occasion of a wedding take place at a special destination, and this corner of New Hampshire is bursting with beautiful options.
While many of the area’s incredible venues may have already tied the knot with other couples for this summer, it’s never too early to start planning for your future nuptials. These special venues can book up as quickly as your single sister dives for the bridal bouquet. Here’s a sneak peek at what each one has to offer.
Rustic charm creates a romantic scene at Stepping Stones Farm and Event Center in Temple, where the barn wedding of your dreams awaits. The staff specializes in providing the couple and guests with an intimate experience of celebration. Whether simple or elegant, a barn wedding at Stepping Stones is only matched in enchantment by the center’s 28 acres of natural beauty—and it’s all yours to enjoy on your special day.
Happily ever after begins at Aldworth Manor in Harrisville, a setting that melds historic manor elegance with the picturesque surroundings of the region. This exclusive-use venue proudly offers both on-site lodging and catering to meet your every wedding-day desire. From the stone archway to the blooming gardens and ornate buildings, the setting is stunning and the options as endless as the star-filled skies you’ll have your first dance beneath.
If your dream is to be wed in a countryside home, The Hancock Inn is the place to fulfill your fantasy. The inn staff will have you covered every step of the way, from the rehearsal dinner to the ceremony and honeymoon, with the inn’s historic ambiance and caring comfort. Details are their specialty and they’ll happily connect you to their longstanding list of amazing vendors to meet your every need.
If an outdoor ceremony beneath the majestic Mount Monadnock is your heart’s desire, Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge will take your breath away with its panoramic views and beauty. This open-air cathedral and memorial dedicated to peace sits on 236 acres of natural serenity. It features a bridal suite for preparations and an indoor venue for your catered reception (or rainy day backup plan) to complete the package, all surrounded by pristine grounds and gardens.
Also with a view of Mount Monadnock as your glorious wedding backdrop, the Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy offers farm wedding packages. Choose from four outdoor and indoor settings, including the rustic barn and a dining room that can accommodate up to 140 reception guests with a dance floor and multiple menu options. With overnight guest accommodations in a farmhouse setting, activities include cow milking or egg collecting with an indoor pool and farmers’ breakfast.
Nothing smells sweeter than a freshly picked summer berry. Monadnock Berries in Troy is an outdoor wedding venue on a fully-functioning berry farm beneath the shadows of Mount Monadnock. This outdoor ceremony site with a breathtaking view is able to accommodate 200 and offers a reception tent with wooden farm tables that lend a homey feel. There is also a bridal preparation cabin on-site. Pastoral and peaceful, this farm aims to please as part of your cherished day.
Nestled along the Connecticut River in the western corner of the region, a wedding at the Chesterfield Inn affords an intimate country setting where every detail is attended to with care. With indoor and outdoor ceremony sites, a terrace, full dining room and gorgeous private grounds, the inn’s event amenities abound. Its luxurious accommodations and personal service will welcome your guests with warm hospitality and New England charm.
The alluring wedding memories created at Stonewall Farm in Keene are highlighted by its elegant timber-frame facility, 30-foot fieldstone fireplace, cupola, and unique silo. The grand reception room can accommodate up to 150 guests and includes an outdoor patio for cocktails and seasonal tranquility. Farm-themed wedding packages can include a horse-drawn ride in a Cinderella carriage, hayrides, animal photo shoots and three ceremony sites on the farm’s 120-acre property.
The historic 1785 home of Governor David Goodell and the James Bickford Homestead, the Stonewall Farm Bed and Breakfast and Country Weddings in Hillsborough, provides perfect ambiance for your idyllic rural wedding. All-inclusive wedding packages appeal to those seeking ceremony and reception site options in the outdoors, under a tent or in their well-preserved barn. Your guests will feel the warmth of the country surroundings with premier accommodations on your romantic day.
Cobb Hill Estate in Harrisville will take your wedding high into the sky with its outdoor mountaintop venue. Located on 750 secluded acres of New Hampshire beauty, its amphitheater frames your view of Mount Monadnock and three states. Accommodations include lodging for 45 people and a large event tent with reception necessities will keep the guests enjoying the party. Glamping anyone?
Curtis Farm Outdoor Weddings & Events in Wilton has created one-of-kind outdoor wedding experiences for 22 years. Its 1746 Colonial farm setting will amaze with panoramic mountain views and classic elegance. Your event at the farm is tailored to be the wedding day of your dreams. Here you’ll find a unique setting with a staff dedicated to host your happily ever after with an elegant tented reception done right.
Alyson’s Orchard sits high on a hill overlooking the Connecticut River in Walpole. Their five ceremony sites boast amazing views and natural beauty in every direction. A destination wedding venue, the orchard features lodging to accommodate your guests’ every need and a reception hall for up to 250. It’s no wonder it has been a renowned venue for over 25 years. The acres of spectacular orchards, the ponds, animals and outdoor activities are not to be missed. How do you like them apples?
A wedding held at one of these magical destination venues in the Monadnock Region is sure to beguile and delight both the blissful couple and their guests alike. Start planning today for your dream wedding of tomorrow.