Enfield Shaker Museum, a unique B&B wedding venue in Enfield, New Hampshire, prides itself on its rich historical site that adds a unique style to your wedding.There are eight historic buildings on the 21 acres of land that surround Enfield Shaker Museum. This includes the impressive Great Stone Dwelling and Mary Keane Chapel, which was built by the Catholic La Salette Brotherhood. The Upper Valley and shores of Lake Mascoma provide breathtaking views from every point of Enfield Shaker Museum, making this a wonderful wedding venue for you and your loved one to host your wedding.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 125 wedding guest in the variety of ceremony and reception spaces that Enfield Shaker Museum has to offer. The Stone Mill is perfect for couples who are looking for a rustic wedding. Others who want simple elegance will find their dreams come true at the Great Stone Dwelling or the Mary Keane Chapel. In addition, the museum has 20 Shaker-styled overnight rooms to accommodate your wedding guests who will be traveling in for the weekend.
Enfield Shaker Museum offers a variety of event services to meet your wedding specifications. These event services include:
In addition to the above wedding-related services, Enfield Shaker Museum can provide a variety of event items. These include:
Recommended by 99% of couples
Josh · Married on 05/20/2017
I had a May wedding at the Enfield Shaker Museum, and I would strongly recommend them to anyone looking to have a wedding in New Hampshire of Vermont. Don't be worried if the venue seems too far away. My wife and I live 90 minutes from the museum but were able to easily plan the wedding remotely via email.
The wedding coordinator was absolutely fantastic. She has a list of local vendors (caterers, florists, etc.) who have experience working with the museum. After one in person meeting with the coordinator we were months ahead of schedule. Leading up to the wedding she did a perfect job of finalizing all the smaller details, and she helped beautifully orchestrate our cocktail hour and reception while using a light touch.
As far as the venue is concerned, the beauty of the place speaks for itself. The Mary Keane Chapel is an ornate de-consecrated Catholic chapel built from Granite and filled with beautiful marble and stained glass. The Stone Mill is a spacious gathering area with a fantastic view of the rest of the property. The Great Room is the main dwelling area that holds two dining room options, a kitchen, and twenty or so guest rooms. The architecture is the typical Shaker style that is beautiful in its simplicity and steeped in history. The main buildings are surrounded by several other Shaker buildings as well as a barn and garden which made for great wedding photos.
This venue is fantastic because it provides all-in-one capabilities for chapel, reception, and lodging; plus the wedding coordinator is fantastic. If you're looking for a wedding venue I would strongly recommend considering this on your short list. If you're looking for a golf course or hotel wedding then consider the museum because it provides so much more beauty and customization options. If you're looking for a rustic barn style wedding then consider the museum because you can get all of the rustic feel of a barn at a reduced cost without sacrificing must haves like bathrooms, kitchen, etc.
Meg · Married on 07/29/2017
I am so grateful that we chose the Enfield Shaker Museum for our wedding. There are many reasons why: 1) The support provided by the museum's event coordinator, Anna; 2) The ability to have many of our guests stay with us onsite, which was incredibly special; 3) The beautiful and historic buildings that also happen to look amazing in photos; 4) The flexibility to choose our own vendors; 5) The fact that linens/tables/chairs/dinnerware are included if you rent the Great Stone Hall; 5) The opportunity to support a fantastic nonprofit with an important mission. Our friends and family loved the location, and one memory that I will remember for the rest of my life was walking through the hallways at night and seeing my dearest friends and family mingling, talking, and getting to know each other after the party ended--made possible because of the overnight rooms. Anna is very knowledgeable and experienced, and she worked incredibly hard behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly so we didn't need to stress. At one point, the caterer unexpectedly took away the water station and Anna saved the day by getting more water so we could keep dancing. She was also an invaluable resource during the planning process. I highly recommend the Shaker Museum as a wedding venue!
Rebecca · Married on 05/27/2017
We were married at the Shaker Museum May 2017---what a wonderful experience! We opted for a budget friendly wedding and decided to keep the guest list small (<40) and not have a wedding party. Once we started looking at potential venues, we soon realized most places we were interested in (barn venues, etc) had minimum guest requirements that would've blown our budget out of the water. As a DIY fanatic, I loved the flexibility of being able to decorate the space as I had envisioned and we couldn't be happier with how it all turned out. We opted for the ceremony and reception in the Stone Mill and had a JOP officiate. The staff (Anna in particular!!) were incredibly helpful and professional. Everyone raved at how gorgeous everything turned out and honestly we are still saying to this day how we wouldn't go back and change a thing. Some things to note are that the building (Stone Mill) does not have a bathroom---and we were surprised at the expense of renting a trailer style port a potty (although guests could not stop raving about it). Additionally the guest rooms are convenient although definitely rustic and not sound proof--but it was fun to have all of my family and close friends stay and get ready together. Some guests opted to stay in Hanover, which was fine as well. Our catering company and photographers were phenomenal, and everything came together with ease. Anna went out of her way to fix any issues that came up along the way---including a repositioning of the port a potty that was not placed properly initially by the rental company. The staff present at the event including bartenders (provided by the museum) were so courteous, many guests went out of their way to mention this to us. We are so happy with our experience and thankful to have such amazing memories (and pictures!!) for the rest of our lives. Overall, a beautiful wedding venue, with extraordinary potential if you are willing to invest the creativity.
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