Southern New Hampshire is bursting with beauty year-round, making it an absolutely amazing place to get married! This region usually ends up on the must-check-out list for New England couples in search of a whimsical woodland backdrop for their big day, and it’s easy to see why. The Southern NH wedding venues in this roundup all have their own unique features and offerings, but they share that perfect combination of elegance and outdoorsy charm. Keep reading – you just might find your dream venue here!
Romantic, magical, rustic, nature-inspired…if any of these words come to mind when you think of the vibe you want for your special day, consider a vineyard! Birch Wood Vineyards Event Center in Derry, NH just happens to be one of the loveliest. You can either say your vows outside under the gorgeous rustic pergola, or inside the fabulous Estate Room in front of the magnificent fireplace. Basically, every inch of this venue, both outdoor and indoor, will make your jaw drop to the floor. Plus, it’s nearly impossible not to smile when you’re walking hand in hand with your love through rows of grapevines as the sun sets.
Campgrounds are becoming more popular as wedding venues. They truly are perfect for no-fuss couples who love nature and want a casual, fun, laid-back vibe for their big day. What could be a better way to end the night than gathering around a warm, cozy campfire with all your closest loved ones?!
Camp Takodah is a great choice for a Southern NH camp wedding for several reasons. It’s a YMCA camp, so by booking your wedding here, you’re also supporting a good cause. Plus, the grounds are so unique, while offering many of the same picturesque photo spots you’d find at a more traditional venue: a serene lake, rustic architecture, and tons of greenery with light peeking through in the coolest ways.
Granite Rose, a Wedgewood venue located in Hampstead, NH, is every bit as elegant and whimsical as it sounds. Stunning chandeliers, lush gardens and a rustic gazebo are just a few of the standout features that set this venue apart. In many ways, Granite Rose feels like a secluded retreat, making it perfect for intimate gatherings, but the venue can actually accommodate up to 400 guests! It was completely renovated in 2020, so you’ll definitely want to check it out in person.
Dreaming of a mountaintop wedding right here in New England? You absolutely MUST visit Cobb Hill Estate. Boasting some of the most spectacular views in the entire northeast region, this venue is truly the epitome of rustic elegance. And the very experienced, dedicated, knowledgeable staff here make it so easy to plan a memorable day. Up to 45 guests can stay on-site in the unique glamping tents, and you can explore acres upon acres of beautiful land (or just take in the incredible sunset from the outdoor amphitheater).
If you want to feel 100% taken care of on your big day, while also experiencing the freedom of getting married out in nature, this is your place!
If you’ve always imagined getting married on a farm, this one’s for you. Allrose Farm in Greenfield, NH will make you feel as if you’ve stepped into another world. The antique barn alone, with its stone fireplace, indoor trees and elegant chandelier, gives off serious enchanted forest vibes. Plus, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful natural land that’ll serve as a great backdrop for family photos and creative portraits.
Whether you’re going for bold pops of color to contrast the rustic barn decor, or want to dress up your day with elegant greens & neutrals, Allrose Farm provides an awesome backdrop to really personalize your wedding. (Not to mention, the venue staff are wholly dedicated to making this process super easy as well!)
History, majesty, unique architecture and regal vibes come together at Searles Castle, located in Windham, NH. Couples who’ve hosted their big day at Searles Castle have described it as something straight out of a fairy tale. Every feature of this venue, from the courtyard ceremony space to the elegant reception tent, is unlike anything else you’ll find on the MA/NH border. Searles Castle is the perfect setting for a fun, relaxed wedding day that also feels magical and luxurious. This is the place to get married if you really want to throw an epic party that wows your guests.
Another fairy-tale-esque venue tucked away in the New Hampshire woods, The Gardens at Unconoonuc Mountain lends itself very well to intimate gatherings and micro-weddings. Picture this: you say your vows under twinkle lights strung across the tall trees. You stroll through a beautiful rose garden in full bloom, embracing your love while your photographer snaps away. Then, you gather with your loved ones under a gorgeous tent, flowers hanging over you as you dance the night away. This is just a small taste of what your Unconoonuc Mountain wedding could be!
If you’re more interested in an industrial-chic vibe, check out this venue’s new sister property, the Gardens at the Factory – it’s equally as beautiful!
Searching for a romantic seaside venue that will blow your guests away? Check out Wentworth by the Sea Country Club! You can host your ceremony on the lawn by the water, then start the party under the tent or in the gorgeous Pavilion. Plus, the sun sets right over the adjacent harbor, creating an AMAZING photo backdrop. Wentworth by the Sea can make your coastal wedding dreams come true!
If brick walls, exposed wood beams, large windows & tulle linens are your vibe, you’ll want to check out LaPiéce in Tilton, New Hampshire. This venue offers the perfect combination of outdoor beauty (it overlooks the Winnipesaukee River!) and indoor beauty. And thanks to the many nearby photo locations, you’ll get a ton of variety in your album! LaPiéce is truly an ideal space for a completely unique, true-to-you wedding. If you want to spend time in nature and throw a chic, stylish, upscale party, just know you can have the best of both worlds here!
If you think you’ve found your dream Southern NH wedding venue on this list, reach out to schedule a tour ASAP! Many of these venues are currently booking into 2024, and some are even accepting inquiries for 2025! Not to mention, these spaces are so stunning and unique, you just have to see them in person to truly appreciate their magnificence.
And if you’re ready to start looking into other vendors for your Southern NH wedding, check out the other blogs linked below! I’d be thrilled to chat more about your photography needs–just drop me a line here to get the conversation started! ❤️