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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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
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!
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: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!
jennifer · Married on 08/11/2018
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!Sent on 09/07/2018
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.