When planning a wedding, the venue is often the most important part.
Every couple is different and wants to display not only their love but their exquisite taste. It’s also a bit difficult to choose the perfect caterer, and the right music, and start that guest list when you have no idea where the wedding will be held.
While the perfect wedding venue is important, it’s also one of the most difficult parts of a wedding to arrange.
First, you must decide the size of your wedding, then whether it will be indoors or surrounded by nature, then you start your true journey of discovering unique, romantic locations at which to pledge yourself to the one you love.
If you’re going for a wedding in the great outdoors, the US offers thousands of beautiful sites to choose from. One of the most beautiful states is New Hampshire.
The Granite State offers 18 miles of gorgeous coastline, beautiful lakes, and valleys, and let’s not forget the serenity and natural allure of the Great North Woods.
According to Wedding Wire, the average cost of a wedding in this fantastic state averages around $9,000.
Let’s take a look at a few of the breathtaking outdoor wedding venues in New Hampshire so you can choose the ideal spot for your ceremony.
Granite Rose by Wedgewood Weddings
Located in Hampstead, Granite Rose by Wedgewood Weddings offers couples the choice of 2 exquisite outdoor venue areas.
The wrought-iron gazebo is showcased by a spacious lawn, spectacular greenery, and surrounding stone walls making it the ideal spot on the property for a sophisticated trip down the aisle.
If you prefer, the rustic gardens allow you to say your vows beneath the lush trees and a wooden pergola, making them perfectly suited to couples who prefer a beautiful yet simplistic style.
Granite Rose offers couples an all-inclusive experience to make things less stressful for their big day.
You can even choose to move things inside after your nuptials and celebrate love inside their beautiful ballroom.
Rental fees for this venue start at $500 and increase based on your customizations and the day of the week chosen.
You can easily invite up to 500 guests to participate as the venue has lots of room for spending time with loved ones.
Price Range: $500 and up
Seating Capacity: 500
Locke Falls Farm
For couples with a larger budget, Locke Falls Farm is one of the most picturesque spots in New Hampshire.
Located in Wonalancet, you’ll have your choice of spots on the property with each of them being just as gorgeous as the next.
With perfect backdrops, historic buildings, a pavilion, and a newly renovated barn couples have the entire property to themselves so they can make their special day not only memorable but a one-of-a-kind experience.
Locke Falls Farms offers couples all-inclusive access to the property and the amenities needed for a magical ceremony.
While they offer discounts for micro-weddings, most start at $10,995 and include coordinators, seating, and more.
Up to 200 guests can be in attendance for your ceremony thanks to the property’s spaciousness.
Price Range: $10,995 and up
Seating Capacity: 200
Mill Falls at the Lake
Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith offers a slice of paradise. Inside the quaint, seaside village you’ll find a historic four-season resort waiting to be the host of your special day.
Mill Falls at the Lake offers beautiful gardens at their Chase House, breathtaking lakeside views at Church Landing, and even an enchanting ballroom for your reception if you prefer bringing things indoors after your nuptials.
No matter which spot you choose, your event will be breathtaking.
With several locations to choose from, rental fees at Mill Falls at the Lake start at $500 and vary depending on location, day of the week, and type of event being hosted.
Packages are all-inclusive and event planners help you every step of the way. Outdoor spots can easily host up to 140 of your closest friends and relatives.
Price Range: $500 and up
Seating Capacity: 140
If you want a classic wedding, with all the comforts of the modern world, the Exeter Inn is the place for you. This inn was built in 1932 and is reminiscent of days past.
The lawns and gardens are surrounded by trees and beauty providing you with the perfect spot for endearing nuptials and a romantic first kiss as a married couple.
For your reception, if you prefer, things can move indoors so your guests can receive first-class treatment and all the modern amenities any wedding party needs.
Rental fees for the Exeter Inn start at $1,000 and are determined by the space you choose for the festivities.
On the grounds, you can welcome up to 100 people to sit and witness your vows and then stay for the celebration afterward.
Price Range: $1,000 and up
Seating Capacity: 100
Loch Lyme Lodge
Nestled outside the town of Lyme, waiting beside a tranquil lake, is the Loch Lyme Lodge.
The surrounding village is known for its traditional New England charm and its ability to cater to those who wish to experience it.
The water’s edge is the ideal spot to host your ceremony and become a united couple surrounded by the beauty of nature.
On the property, you’ll also find a gorgeous barn and manicured lawns for fun activities and dancing with your guests. If you wish to stay on the property for your big day, they offer up to 20 rustic cabins for you and your guests to choose from.
Rental fees for the Loch Lyme Lodge start at $15,000 for your entire event.
You, your beloved, and up to 125 guests can take part in the intimate wedding festivities and then enjoy everything the lodge has to offer when it comes to fun afterward.
Price Range: $15,000 and up
Seating Capacity: 125
Seacoast Science Center
If you’re looking for a romantic wedding on the beach, the Seacoast Science Center can deliver.
Choosing this venue allows couples to bask in the beauty of the sea as they share nuptials on the rocky coast.
Once the vows are spoken, things can move inside the tent where you can dance the night away at your black-tie affair.
If you prefer, a more simple wedding can be hosted with amazing food, romantic walks along the beach, and the beauty you crave from a seaside affair.
For couples renting the Seacoast Science Center, you can expect to pay $8,500 for 6 hours of beauty and perfection.
You’ll have use of a tent for reception hosting, the grounds for nuptials, and of course, the Center’s exhibits to enjoy with up to 200 guests.
Price Range: $8,500
Seating Capacity: 200
White Moutain Weddings
While it may not be very conventional, hosting your wedding with White Mountain Weddings can bring beauty, fun, and affordability together in one perfect wedding package.
As home to one of the nation’s top summer camps, Camp Cody, this beautiful area features a 100-acre private lakeside resort simply waiting for a happy couple to say their vows.
You’ll also find traditional camp activities like water sports, campfires, and even beach parties for those at your celebration.
White Mountain Weddings strives to be more affordable than huge resorts and motels. Rentals for their property start at $12,000 per event.
Whether you choose to stay in the great outdoors or move the festivities inside, up to 500 guests can easily be accommodated.
Price Range: $12,000
Seating Capacity: 500
The Wolfeboro Inn
The Wolfeboro Inn offers couples beauty, elegance, and a bit of history to make their special day even more enjoyable.
This cozy inn sits on Lake Winnipesaukee and offers the perfect backdrop for wedding day festivities.
Their outdoor offerings are surrounded by the beauty of the area while employees of the inn work diligently to ensure everything is perfect when you say “I do”.
You can even choose a 65-foot paddle boat out on the water as your preferred location.
The Wolfeboro Inn offers several locations on their property for your nuptials with price ranges starting from $350 up to $5000.
Their outdoor venues are designed to host up to 250 people comfortably while the celebration is underway.
Price Range: $350 to $5000 depending on the location chosen
Seating Capacity: 250
Bellevue Barn at Carlisle Place
When your dream wedding includes seclusion, beauty, and tranquility in New Hampshire, Bellevue Barn at Carlisle Place is the answer.
You’ll feel like you’re at a private resort while you and your wedding party are surrounded by the natural beauty and peace provided by the White Mountains.
No matter which location on the property you choose for your outdoor wedding, you’ll have a breathtaking backdrop to make memories as the happy couple begins their life together.
Rental of the Bellevue Barn at Carlisle Place starts at $12,000.
You’ll have free reign of the rustic property and lots of activities for up to 250 guests.
Price Range: $12,000 and up
Seating Capacity: 250
For a small wedding that is rich in history and romance, the Barrett House is the perfect New Hampshire destination.
This historic home was built in the 1800s as a wedding gift to celebrate love. Over the years it has been well-maintained in order to pass down that love to other couples on their special day.
The lawns of this property are gorgeous and offer the perfect place to say “I do”. This small venue is ideal for those wanting an intimate affair with only those nearest and dearest in attendance.
The Barrett House is the perfect choice for a couple on a budget planning on keeping things small and classy.
The happy couple and up to 15 guests can be accommodated for a small ceremony and wedding pictures on the property for only $895.
Price Range: $895
Seating Capacity: 15