Your Very Own Country Estate Wedding
Weddings at Dexter’s Inn 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 Inn. Our 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.
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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.
Typically the bridal couple will reserve the entire property for the weekend. You and your guests would then have complete “run of the estate,” with exclusive use of the buildings, grounds and activities, as well as the innkeepers’ undivided attention, providing total control of your special day.
In the 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 Inn. 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 charge.
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Why Dexter’s Inn?
One 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.
Decor Showroom – Our Wedding/Event Decor Showroom can provide you with all the rentals you need to execute your vision. Stocked with vases, signage, table runners, seating charts, lanterns, candelabras and more you have everything you need on site to bring your Pinterest board to life.
Accommodations 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 and friends.
Private, 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.
Exclusivity – 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.
Magnificent Backdrop – Beautiful views of Mount Kearsarge, Mount Sunapee and the surrounding countryside provide countless photo opportunities to make your special day a memorable one. Words cannot do the view justice – it must be seen to fully appreciate it.
Wonderful 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.
On-Site Activities – We have two tennis courts, an in-ground swimming pool, a volleyball court, a shuffleboard court, a horseshoe pit, 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.
Personalized Service – When dealing with Dexter’s Inn, you will be working directly with the owner, and 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.
Easily Accessible – Dexter’s Inn is located just 30 minutes from Hanover and 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 train station.
Affordable – 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.
Receptions for up to 225 people can be held outside under a tent. Typically, these type of receptions are held between the months of May and October.
Receptions for up to 50 people can be held inside the Main Inn. Indoor receptions can take place anytime during the year.
The cost 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.
You are 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 and equipment price quote in advance.
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 50 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 area.
Professional Wedding Consultation
Innkeeper and Owner Maria LaPorte specializes in wedding planning and event coordination. She will be with you every step of the way ensuring that your dream and visions become reality. With a keen eye for detail and the ability to drive execution, Maria thrives off creating the perfect wedding weekend for her couples.