at Dexter's are truly memorable, special events. We believe
there are few facilities or locations that are as conducive
to the special nature of a wedding as Dexter's. Dexter's relative
seclusion ensures the privacy and quiet, peaceful setting
that are so important during such an event. Our ability to
accommodate 50+ overnight guests allows your experience to
extend beyond just the ceremony and reception to an entire
weekend spent with your family and friends. Our hilltop location, which features panoramic views of Mount Kearsarge, Mount
Sunapee and the surrounding countryside, provides a wonderful backdrop for your
activities. Our 20-acre estate and historic inn provide
attractive settings for photographs. Our numerous common rooms
and on-site activities provide ample space and opportunities
for socializing, recreation and wedding-related activities
(e.g., rehearsal dinners, mixers, volleyball games, tennis
matches, etc.), while our unique guest bedrooms allow for
privacy and personal space. Past brides have described the
experience as an ideal combination of exclusivity, intimacy,
togetherness and fun. And, we are easily accessible by car,
plane and train.
to ensure complete exclusivity for you and your guests, we
strongly recommend that you book the entire property for the
weekend. You and your guests would then have complete "run
of the house," with exclusive use of the Living Room,
Dining Room, Tavern, TV Room, Recreation Room, Porch, and
Patio, and unfettered access to the three Tennis Courts, Swimming
Pool, Volleyball Court, Shuffleboard, Croquet, Gardens and
likely event that you are planning for greater than 50 guests
who require overnight accommodations, we would be happy to
help you find appropriate lodging for those guests not staying
at Dexter's. And, if you book our entire property as mentioned
above, we would extend access to our buildings, grounds and
activities to your guests not staying with us for no additional
Location that Satisfies all of Your Needs - If you so
desire, all of your wedding-related activities (e.g., reception,
ceremony, lodging, photos, rehearsal dinner, Friday night
mixer/party, Saturday activities, Sunday brunch) can take
place on our 20-acre estate, thereby eliminating travel time
for you and your guests, eliminating the need for your guests
to drive in an unfamiliar area and eliminating the need for
you to contract with multiple venues.
for 50+ - Our 17 charming guestrooms and 2
bedroom cottage, all with private bathrooms, easily sleep 50 people. And, additional beds can be added at your discretion.
So, your wedding experience can extend beyond just the ceremony
and reception to an entire weekend spent with your family
Peaceful Setting - Our spacious grounds and hilltop location
ensure a quiet, calm atmosphere, so your activities can occur free from
the distractions of tourists or onlookers.
- Your ability to book the whole property for the entire
weekend ensures that you will be interacting with only your
friends and family and that your guests will not have to share
the tennis courts, swimming pool, tavern, game room, big screen
tv, etc., with others.
Backdrop - Beautiful views of Mount Kearsarge, Mount Sunapee
and the surrounding countryside provide a memorable backdrop
for your activities. Words cannot do the view justice-it must
be seen to fully appreciate it.
Photo Locations - Our spacious grounds, gardens, charming
buildings and small family chapel provide a variety of attractive
settings for both formal and informal photo sessions.
Activities - We have three tennis courts, an in-ground
swimming pool, a volleyball court, a basketball court, a shuffleboard
court, a horseshoe pit, a kids play room, a library, a home
theatre room and a recreation
room with ping-pong, billiards, darts and foosball. So, your
guests will be able to socialize and play both day and night
when they are not involved with the specific wedding activities.
Service - When dealing with Dexter's, you will be working
with the owners, not with a facility manager. We live on the
property and will be readily available to assist you with
advance planning and last minute details. Your satisfaction
and enjoyment is something that we take personally.
Accessible - Dexter's is located just 30 minutes from
Hanover & Lebanon, 45 minutes from Concord, 60 minutes
from Manchester, 90 minutes from Boston and 4.5 hours from
New York. We are close to I-89 and I-91 and to the Amtrak
- Because we are located in rural New Hampshire we can
offer lower prices than venues in the cities. Also, florists,
caterers, musicians, photographers, etc. are less expensive,
of comparable quality and pleasant to work with.
for up to 225 people can be held outside under a tent. Typically,
these type of receptions are held between the months of May
for up to 60-100 people can be held inside the Main Inn (60
for sit-down dinner, 100 for cocktail reception). Indoor receptions
can take place anytime during the year.
to use the property for the reception varies based upon the
day of the week, the month of the year and the number of guests.
free to use any competent caterers, florists, musicians, photographers and
wedding consultants that you
desire. We do not require that you contract with us for these
wedding-related services. We can recommend individuals/companies
and are happy to assist with the selection and coordination
of these service providers. We will handle all of the details regarding the tent
and related equipment and provide these items for you. We will have extensive
discussions regarding your taste and preferences regarding layout, china, glassware,
linens, chairs, etc. You will receive a detailed tent & equipment price quote in
Wedding ceremonies for up to 225 people can be held outside in an
area close to, but distinct from, the area where the reception will be held.
Wedding ceremonies for up to 60 people can be held inside the Main Inn. If you
prefer to have your wedding ceremony in a church, there are several in the nearby
Innkeeper John Augustine has 8+ years experience in special event planning and execution at Dexter’s Inn. Nothing makes him happier than ensuring a seamless, memorable experience for each of the couples and their guests.