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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.

Our numerous common rooms and on-site activities provide ample space and opportunities for socializing, recreation and wedding-related activities (e.g., rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties, recreational activities, farewell brunches, etc.), while our unique guest bedrooms allow for privacy and personal space. Past couples have described the experience as an ideal combination of exclusivity, intimacy, togetherness and fun. And, we are easily accessible by car, plane and train.

The wedding 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 more 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 will 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?

Dexter’s Inn stands out as your premier choice for accommodation and event venue needs with its unique blend of classic New England charm and modern amenities. Our ongoing commitment to personalized hospitality ensures that your stay is tailored to your preferences, making each guest feel like a cherished part of our extended family. As an event venue we offer unparalleled flexibility, allowing you to customize your experience with a la carte options and exclusive use of the inn for an entire weekend. The seamless integration of historic ambiance and contemporary comforts creates an atmosphere where tradition meets modernity providing a truly distinctive experience. Choose Dexter’s Inn for a stay that goes beyond accommodation – a place where hospitality, versatility and the scenic beauty of southern New Hampshire converge to create memories that last a lifetime.

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 – Elevate your wedding or event experience with our comprehensive décor showroom, offering a treasure trove of rentals to bring your vision to life. Our goal is to transform your ideas into reality, providing all the elements necessary for a stunning, memorable celebration. Let our décor showroom be your one-stop shopping destination for rentals, simplifying the process and allowing you to focus on enjoying the magic of your special day.

Décor Design & FacilitationAllow us to be your partners in design, working together to create the wedding of your dreams with meticulous attention to every personalized detail. Our dedicated team takes charge of set up and executing your vision, ensuring that each element aligns seamlessly. As the festivities come to an end, rest assured that we take care of the breakdown, allowing you to savor the final moments without worrying about logistics. Let’s turn your wedding weekend into a flawless magical experience!

Accommodations for 50+ – Our 17 charming guestrooms and 2-bedroom cottage, all with private bathrooms, easily sleep 50 people. And, some 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 resort amenities with other guests.

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 net, a shuffleboard court, a horseshoe pit, a library 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 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 are things 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, local florists, caterers, musicians, photographers, etc. are less expensive, of comparable quality and pleasant to work with.

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Reception Information

Receptions for up to 225 people can be held outside under a tent. These types 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 a 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.

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Ceremony Information

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.

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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.

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