Dowds' Country Inn & Event Center

9 Main Street, Lyme, NH 03768 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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Guest capacity 50 to 200
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About Dowds' Country Inn & Event Center

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
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Recommended by 93% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.4

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    Ashley Blackburn · Married on 08/25/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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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    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

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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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!

    Sent on 08/18/2018

    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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Dowds' Country Inn & Event Center FAQ

  • 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? $ 2,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • 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? $ 2,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, 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)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 6.50
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, 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
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 50
  • 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

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

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    July and August 2019 Booking Special

    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!
    On-site Ceremony
    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!

  • Dowds' Country Inn & Event Center 2
    2020 Booking Special

    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!

    • On-site Ceremony
    • 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
    • Day-Of Coordinator to Make Your Day a Breeze!
    • Complimentary Tasting for Two!

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.

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  • 9 Main Street Lyme, NH, 03768 See on map
    844-311-3318 (Phone number)

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