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Dowds' Country Inn & Event Center

Lyme, NH View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
21 reviews
Up to 200 guests

About

Up to 200 guests

Dowd’s Country Inn & Event Center, a rustic B&B wedding venue in Lyme, New Hampshire, prides itself on its rich history. The original construction of the building dates back to 1780 when it was a private farmhouse. This family-owned business carefully renovated the farmhouse into the beautiful B&B wedding venue it is today. Dowd’s Country Inn & Event Center sits upon six beautiful acres with lovely vegetable and flower gardens, and hand-laid stone walls. The venue is a gorgeous wedding day destination.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 200 wedding guests at Dowd’s Country Inn & Event Center. There are 20 individual guest rooms to accommodate your guests traveling in town for your wedding. Dowds' Pond makes the most perfect backdrop for your Wedding Ceremony! The Banquet Room with wide board floors, original pane windows and exposed beams is the perfect place to host your inside reception and we also have a beautiful Courtyard for outdoor receptions. In addition, there is also a wonderful outdoor stone patio for the cocktail reception to unfold!

Services Offered
Dowd’s Country Inn & Event Center can provide the following event services:

  • Accommodations
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Pet friendly
  • Setup
  • Wireless internet


Other Services
In addition to the above wedding-related services, Dowd’s Country Inn & Event Center can provide the following event items:

  • Audio equipment
  • Tables
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Barware/flatware/glassware
  • China
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Barn
Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
December

21 Reviews

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Rated
4.7
out of 5.0
Recommended by 93% of couples
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  • Ashley
    Ashley B. Married on 08/25/2018
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    Wonderful experience from start to finish!

    We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Dowds' Country Inn for our summer 2018 wedding, from touring the venue all the way through our big day. We ended up blocking all the rooms and hosting every wedding event at the inn, because it was just such a good experience to work with their team and much simpler than moving from place to place. We hosted our rehearsal dinner and cocktail reception the night before the wedding for 50 people in the Carriage House and Banquet Hall, and our wedding ceremony and reception for 75 people on the Courtyard and Patio. From start to finish, the Dowds' team made us feel welcome, stayed in touch on every detail, and went out of their way to make sure we were happy. They even recommended vendors and an officiant when we had trouble finding a local Justice of the Peace. Many of our guests stayed for the entire weekend and continue to rave about the accommodations, the food, and the friendly staff. They especially loved the tavern and the breakfast included in their nightly rate. It was truly magical to have our friends and family all in one place, with the entire inn to ourselves, out in the beautiful New Hampshire countryside. We had more fun planning our wedding than I ever thought possible, and so much of that was thanks to the people we met along the way. A big, heartfelt thanks to Tami (Innkeeper), Danielle (Event Coordinator), Gary (Front Desk Manager). Greg (Latham House Tavern), and all of your incredible staff for bringing our dreams to life!

    Dowds' Country Inn & Event Center's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words Ashley! Your wedding was absolutely beautiful and we are so happy that we were able to be apart of your special day and witness such a beautiful and intimate wedding ceremony! We wish you many, many years of happiness!
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    Mirella Married on 08/11/2018
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    We had the absolute best experience at Dowds. The staff is not only responsive but they actively help make your vision come true. Danielle Kershaw and Tami Dowd were amazing throughout the planning and the setup for the wedding. I really can’t say enough how helpful, supportive and kind everyone was. Our entire bridal party stayed at the Inn for our wedding weekend and everyone left saying lovely things about their rooms and the service they received. Dowds was an amazing place to have our wedding!

    Dowds' Country Inn & Event Center's reply:

    Mirella! Thank you so much for your review! We were so very happy to host your special day and enjoyed all of the planning with both you and Miguel! Your teacups.... were so unique and beautiful! Such a beautiful wedding and what an amazing group of friends and family to host! We wish you both the very best and know we will see you soon!
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    Jennifer Married on 08/11/2018
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    Danielle at Dowd's was terrific to work with and helped make the post wedding brunch we threw for our sister a huge success! She was very responsive and helpful in all matters before and during the weekend of the wedding. The food was wonderful and the setting was very welcoming for the coming and going of the 100 guests we had that morning. Everyone told us what a great time they had and how friendly the staff was and especially how good and plentiful the coffee and food was all morning! Would highly recommend!

Awards

  • 21
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
DJ Shamar DJ Shamar Wedding DJs

Great spot, will recommend to anyone that is looking for quality.

Pogo Photo Pogo Photo Wedding Photographers

Dowds' Country Inn is a lovely venue for a full wedding weekend. From the picturesque ceremony location on the lawn by the charming pond to the many available rooms for your guests, everything can take place at this one quaint New Hampshire inn. We've very much enjoyed working with the caring staff in the past and look forward to many more weddings there in the future.

Map

9 Main Street Lyme, NH, 03768
8004824712
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