Located on a 236-acre private estate, the historic Dell-Lea is recognized as one of the premier full-service wedding venues in New Hampshire. The 230 year old renovated barn is among the largest in NH and provides unrivaled rustic elegance for your special day. Centrally located between Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth, Dell-Lea comfortably accommodates up to 200 guests in a climate controlled environment. Our Chef’s prepare our delicious menu selections on-site, using only the highest quality ingredients.
Facilities and Capacity
Dell-Lea offers indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception space. You can have an outdoor ceremony in front of the gazebo with views of the mountains. Their indoor reception space is a 230 year-old barn. The barn features heat, air-conditioner, posts and exposed beams, custom bar made with original timbers, private bride’s room, large dance floor, veranda overlooking the property and large handicap accessible bathrooms and a coat room.
Ceremonies include arranged white chairs, one hour rehearsal, and one additional hour of facility time to hold the ceremony. Dell-Lea is a full-service wedding venue that offers wedding planning services. When you book your wedding with Dell-Lea they take care of all your planning needs with their on-site wedding planner, you receive generous discounts from preferred vendors and have access to all their decorations. From determining your budget, event design, hotel reservations, transportation and timelines to rehearsal and day-of coordination they take care of all the details for a stress-free experience.
Dell-Lea offers catering and bar services for all your wedding events. They prepare all meals on-site and use only the highest quality ingredients. They offer hors d’oeuvres, plated and buffet meals, kids options, late night snacks and desserts. Some of their menu items include espresso crusted filet mignon, marinated steak tips, orange glazed pork tenderloin, seasonal baked stuffed chicken, seafood, crispy spring rolls and more. Their catering team works with you to create custom menus and can even requested dishes you don’t find on the menu.
56 Reviews for Dell-Lea Weddings & Events
Recommended by 99% of couples
28 User photos
Lyndsay D. · Married on 08/08/2020
Above and Beyond!
Words cannot express our sincere gratitude to Toutou, David, Ashley, and the Dell Lea family. From the moment we saw the videos and pictures on their website, we knew this is where we wanted to have our reception take place. We set up a meeting with David for a tour and received all the answers we needed on specific details. We booked our date that day on the tour and knew it was that special place we were looking for. We attended the tasting back in 2019 and it was wonderful! We had a chance to meet with their preferred vendors and that is how we met A Photographic Memory (our photographer & videographer) and DJ Mike Benoit from Main Event Entertainment. Everything was going as planned until Covid, a very uncertain time. David, Toutou, and Ashley were exceptional at keeping us updated each step of the way. We are so thankful that we were able to have our wedding and we felt so supported by the Dell Lea Family. We felt completely safe with the new guidelines and are very thankful for the cleanliness. Our special day was absolutely perfect. Dell Lea is a beautiful venue and we do have to say there was not one mosquito outside while we were taking our pictures! The food was absolutely amazing, our guests still are raving about how excellent their meals were! To conclude, we cannot say enough about Dell Lea, thank you so much for helping make our day so special! We would highly recommend Dell Lea to everyone!Sent on 09/02/2020
Dell-Lea Weddings & Events's reply:Thank you for taking time to write us a stellar 5 star review. It has been such a wonderful journey helping you plan and we are so grateful that you were able to hold your wedding this year even with the challenges we faced. Love was never cancelled. Wishing you both an amazing lifetime together.
Maribeth Z. · Married on 10/18/2020
Perfect Wedding at Dell-Lea!
Even though our wedding was almost 2 months ago, I still tell everyone who will listen how amazing the team at Dell Lea Weddings and Events is. When our original venue canceled our wedding with no notice, we were heart broken. However, it turned into the largest blessing in disguise we could ever imagine! We knew from the second we walked in that we had found a new venue that was 100 times better then our first. From the beautiful grounds, to the amazing food, to the gorgeous reception space, Dell Lea was everything that we wanted in a wedding venue. In addition, Toutou was able to pick up right where our previous coordinator left off and made the transition seemless. We could have not asked for a more perfect wedding day. Toutou ran the event effortlessly, and made sure the only thing we had to worry about was enjoying ourselves. Thank you Dell Lea for hosting and helping us throw our dream wedding!Sent on 12/12/2020
Dell-Lea Weddings & Events's reply:Thank you for the 5 star rating and your kind words. We are so glad that you and Ted found us and were able to get your exact date! It was such a beautiful wedding and all the details you thought of was a perfect match with your day. I love the pictures you attached. We can't wait to see the rest! Wishing you a wonderful life together as husband and wife. Love - Toutou & David and the Dell-Lea Family.
Jessica J. · Married on 10/03/2020
Elegant and Rustic
Ashley, at Dell-Lea was professional and easy to talk to. She made me feel comfortable and within minutes of walking in and meeting her I knew it was the place.Sent on 05/08/2019
Dell-Lea Weddings & Events's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words, Jessica! I can't wait to work with you to create your dream wedding!
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Team of Dell-Lea Weddings & Events
New Hampshire is where I call home after doing some extensive traveling abroad and relocating back to New England again. I was blessed to have had fulfilling career in the Financial Industry within Sales, Events, Marketing & Project Management. In 2016, my husband and I purchased Dell-Lea to achieve our dream of owning our own business. Since then, we have hosted many beautiful weddings on our property. Our fresh new ideas, commitment to customer service, penchant for great food and down-to-earth approach have quickly catapulted Dell-Lea to the short list of sought-after wedding venues in NH. We love hosting weddings as we get to be a part of your "best day ever" memories. That why we love what we do!
Ashley is a former Dell-Lea bride, and she has been working in the wedding industry for ten years. She joined the Dell-Lea team in 2017 and has been working as an Event Coordinator to help deliver an amazing wedding day to couples just like the one she had.
Ashley is originally from New York and moved to New Hampshire ten years ago. She worked as a professional graphic designer and has also been involved in the hospitality industry for several years, including a brief stint at Walt Disney World. Ashley moved up and down the east coast from New York to Florida to New England where she finally put down roots.
Ashley started out in the wedding industry creating custom wedding invitations for couples. Her work has been featured in photo shoots and local bridal magazines such as New Hampshire Bride Magazine, Lakes Region Bride and White Mountain Bride. She has also received numerous industry awards including Wedding Wire's Couple's Choice Award, The Knot's Best of Wedding award and New Hampshire's A-list Best Wedding Invitations in New Hampshire.
Can't say enough about this Venue! A Photographic Memory is always honored to capture the memories at this beautiful Venue Dell-Lea. Every wedding is always different in the couples unique way. The staff is unbelievable by going above and beyond to make every couple at home. Looking forward every year to come!
Dell-Lea Weddings and Events is a beautiful venue for ceremonies and receptions alike. I photographed a classy wedding there this past summer, and it was just fabulous. With beautiful grounds, a majestic setting, and a killer dance floor, you won't be disappointed in your choice to use Dell-Lea for your wedding!
Beautiful site for both Wedding and Reception... Love the atmosphere, rustic New England... Dell-Lea is a great place to have your wedding