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!
Dowd’s Country Inn & Event Center can provide the following event services:
In addition to the above wedding-related services, Dowd’s Country Inn & Event Center can provide the following event items:
Recommended by 93% of couples
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Alicia · Married on 10/15/2016
Book it!! As the mother of the Groom my contact with the folks at the Inn was centered around the rehearsal dinner. From my very first conversation with Meghan I felt I was working with a FRIEND not just the Inn's Events Coordinator. The whole wedding party and family members stayed at the Inn - the accommodations are second to none. The staff was amazing and willing to help with all those little things we forgot!Sent on 10/18/2016
Ashley Blackburn · Married on 08/25/2018
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!Sent on 01/03/2019
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Mirella · Married on 08/11/2018
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!Sent on 08/18/2018
Dowds' Country Inn & Event Center's reply:
Book your Wedding with us on an available date in July or August, and not only will we waive our $2500.00 Venue Fee, but you will receive the following:
A Complimentary Champagne Toast for your Reception
Chef's Selection of Two Seasonal Passed Hors D'oeuvres for your Cocktail Hour.
In addition, if you book your Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner with us, and fill the Inn with your family & friends, you will receive the following:
A Complimentary Sunday Farewell Breakfast for you and your guests
Two Rooms at no charge for the Weekend!
Don’t wait, book today while we still have availability for 2019!
This means that you will receive the following at no additional cost!
Tables, Chairs, Linens, China, Glassware & Flatware
Use of the Venue Space
Basic White or Ivory Linens - with Upgrade Available
Choice of Colored Napkin
Votive or Tapered Candles for your Dinner Tables
Menu Planning and Consultations
Complimentary Champagne Toast
Chef’s Selection of Two Seasonal Passed Hors D’oeuvres
Sunday Farewell Breakfast
Day-Of Coordinator to Make Your Day a Breeze!
We still have 2020 dates available! Book your wedding with us for 2020 and we will waive our $2500.00 Venue Fee. This means that you will receive the following at no additional cost!
Great spot, will recommend to anyone that is looking for quality.
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.