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Imagine your own personal estate surrounded by your relatives & friends for the wedding weekend of your dreams! Dexter's Inn is an affordable, family-friendly country estate blessed with an amazing view and idyllic grounds near Lake Sunapee and Mount Sunapee that combines the charm & hospitality of a bed & breakfast with the on-site activities & services of a small resort. We provide a one-stop solution for your wedding weekend including attractive ceremony & reception spaces, overnight accommodations, meals, and on-site activities for all ages. We offer the flexibility to customize the experience to suit your taste & budget. Our wedding couples consistently tell us "it was exactly what we wanted", but each couple's "exactly what we wanted" is different based upon their personalities & budget. We enjoy seeing each couple's wedding vision become a reality.
Facilities and Capacity
Wedding receptions for up to 225 wedding guests can be accommodated in our tented event pavilion. There are also overnight accommodations and numerous on-site activities for all ages available for you and your wedding guests to enjoy. Breakfast is included with each overnight stay and catering is available for other meals.
Dexter’s Inn offers the following event services:
- Setup and cleanup
- Event planning
- Event rentals
- In-house catering available
- Outside vendors allowed
- Outside alcohol (BYOB)
- Pet friendly
- Wireless Internet
In addition to the above wedding-related services, Dexter’s Inn can provide the following event items:
- Ceremony arbor
- Dance floor
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The new owners, Maria & Paul, as well as manager, Beth, and the rest of the Dexter’s Inn staff were just so unbelievable to work with! Throughout the wedding planning process, they were so accommodating, flexible, caring, and professional. Every morning, breakfast at the Inn was absolutely delicious! We used their preferred caterer, Rolf, for our rehearsal dinner Friday night and the food was delicious! Maria and Beth ran us through our rehearsal and flawlessly executed our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. They checked in with us often to make sure we were all set and didn’t need anything. Their hospitality is second to none!!
The Inn itself is gorgeous and the grounds are kept immaculate. Our ceremony was on the field and the views and setup were outstanding. The tent for the reception - GORGEOUS! We had a large reception with 175 guests and there was plenty of room, on and off the dance floor!
Maria, Paul, Beth, and all the staff were phenomenal. We cannot say enough great things about them and would highly recommend Dexter’s to anyone! We are planning to make an annual visit around our anniversary each year and are already planning a ski weekend with friends!
John & Melissa Murray
A Magical Wedding Weekend!!!
Dexter's Inn is a magical place to get married. You can have 50+ of your closest people stay on site and you get the grounds for the entire weekend. It felt like our own private wedding camp, with delicious breakfasts each morning, tons of lawn games/hikes/tennis/swimming, an epic game room, and gorgeous nature. The innkeepers are so accommodating and helped us with extra set-up needs, use of the common inn spaces, and more. This wedding weekend was beyond our wildest dreams and we are forever grateful to this extraordinary team!! THANK YOU!
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The Full Property is Yours - When you book Dexter’s Inn, you get full access to all the rooms at the Inn (for your family and prized guests) as well as the property (lawn, pool, tennis courts, game room, etc.) and we made full use of that. This enabled us to do an event on Friday as well as the wedding Saturday. It also meant that all our closest friends and family were on-site to hang out those days and nights.
We hosted a large (120 people) outdoor event the Friday before our wedding with a BBQ that night. We played music, played lawn games (many of which Dexter’s provided) and enjoyed our guests for the day. In the morning of our wedding after breakfast (which is delicious every morning), we played pickleball, basketball and lawn games with on-site guests before getting ready for the wedding.
And lastly, we loved the game room. It was a great place to chill at night and to have the after party!
Dexter’s Staff - The staff at Dexter’s were tremendous. They went above and beyond helping us with setup, day of preparation, wedding tasks and cleanup. They were invaluable to everything running smoothly and were a joy to work with.
Beautiful Scenery - With Mount Sunapee in the background, the surrounding woods and well manicured estate, there were picture opportunities galore. It provided tremendous photos for the wedding day as well as great photos for the day before. It also was unto itself without other homes or properties near to distract from activities.
Make it Your Own - Unlike most venues we looked at, Dexter’s enabled us to bring in our own vendors, food, drink and other decorations. By buying our own snacks, drinks and alcohol we saved a lot of budget. There’s also a ton of storage on site for cakes, drinks, food and ice on-site while being 15 minutes from the supermarket and NH liquor store.
While we used Rolf and his wife (Dexter’s preferred caterer) for appetizers and dinner we used outside vendors as bartenders, the band, photographer and our cake. It really provided great flexibility to make the day and experience our own.
We really couldn’t have imagined a better wedding weekend with our guests and many said it was the most fun wedding they had been to! We are so lucky to have chosen Dexter’s for our special day.
Definitely take a visit to see the venue!
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Great venue for your wedding. The wedding I photographed there it rained hard. The staff was great at keeping every thing on time even know they had to move the ceremony to inside.
Great Venue, John was easy to deal with! The location is very quaint.
Off-the-beaten path setting with views of Little Lake Sunapee and Mount Kearsarge. Friendly host is experienced with wedding parties - large and small. Cozy accommodations in a classic style New England inn.
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