Horse and Hound

205 Wells Rd, Franconia, NH 03580 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Horse and Hound

Horse and Hound is a wedding venue situated amongst the gorgeous White Mountains in Franconia, New Hampshire. Surrounded by everlasting woodland and country lanes, this splendid property is ideal for couples wanting to celebrate away from the big city. With a plethora of indoor and outdoor event spaces, couples and their guests can make use of this expansive venue with it’s charming, old-country vibe.

Facilities and Capacity

Your celebrations can kick start with a memorable rehearsal dinner at the terrace. This quaint patio is complete with garden furnishings, stunning views, and complimentary lawn games. Ceremonies can take place in a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces. The property lawns are well maintained and can play host to both small and large ceremonies. With views of the white-washed house and rolling hills, you and your loved one can exchange vows in the great outdoors surrounded by family and nature. As you take your first steps as a newlywed couple, you and your guests can gather and mingle at the garden greenhouse for a splendid cocktail hour. This enchanting space provides a tranquil area to relax before the reception and many photo opportunities. You can take cherished images next to the sugar maples, the bridge, or in front of three fireplaces. Your reception can take place in the great outdoors or under a large tent, depending on the time of year. An adjacent large car park provides an easy drop-off and pickup space for party buses and taxis. Inside the property is a cozy beamed dining room. This intimate space is great for micro-weddings of just a few close friends and family members. The rest of the house features several accommodations and living quarters. You and your wedding party can relax in the library, lobby, and tavern before starting to get ready ahead of your sacred day.

Services Offered

Upon planning your big day at Horse and Hound, you will be provided with an array of event items to help transform your chosen area. This includes chairs, tables, fine china, glassware, flatware, garden furnishings, and much more. The site’s staff will also be on-hand at the end of the evening to assist in the clean up of all decorations and more. This allows you to stay focused on your wedding instead of less important matters. You are also welcome to work with outside vendors to help bring your wedding dreams to life.

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Bridge of the brook
Bridge of the brook
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Horse and Hound
Lovely garden dining
Lovely garden dining
Wood beamed dining room
Wood beamed dining room
Fireplace indoor ceremony
Fireplace indoor ceremony
View of the backyard
View of the backyard
All lit up!
All lit up!
Cozy fireplace in the tavern
Cozy fireplace in the tavern
Drink at the tavern
Drink at the tavern
The library
The library
The terrace
The terrace
The terrace at night
The terrace at night
Birch arch
Birch arch
Backyard
Backyard
Tulips in the spring
Tulips in the spring
The enchanting garden
The enchanting garden
Sweetheart table in the garden
Sweetheart table in the garden
The greenhouse
The greenhouse
Babbling brook for photo ops!
Babbling brook for photo ops!
Bridge of the brook
Bridge of the brook
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Horse and Hound
Lovely garden dining
Lovely garden dining

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Horse and Hound 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?
    $ 4000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 8000
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Parking
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    7
  • Describe your venue:
    Barn
    Farm/Ranch
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Inn/B&B
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Clean Up
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Outside Vendors
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Outside Cake
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Outside Alcohol
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May
    November
    December

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Free Venue Rental for Micro wedding 10/30 to 11/29

    Last minute micro-wedding offer at the Horse & Hound from October 30 to November 29. Venue, chairs/tables, tableware, hand crafted birch arch and parking are free for up to 24 guests. All weekends in November require a 2 night minimum stay. For the weekend of October 31, flowers are ALSO included for free and there is a one night minimum rental required. Message for more details!

Team of Horse and Hound

Katy

Katy

Owner

The Horse & Hound is lovingly owned by three childhood friends and their families. We enjoy the property together, especially skiing at neighboring Cannon mountain in the winter. But we truly love to open the doors of the historic, and once exclusive, Horse & Hound to all for their special day!


The Horse & Hound began as a farmhouse in the 1830s. In the 1940s, wealthy Wall Street financier transformed the property into an inn using an English fox hunting estate as inspiration. The Horse & Hound catered to an exclusive A-list crowd from Boston, New York and Philadelphia and was marketed as “a country inn with a country club atmosphere.” The dazzle continued through the 1960s and the après ski parties at the Horse & Hound were legendary.

After passing through a number of owners and iterations, the Horse & Hound was recently renovated and restored to resemble the original 1940s New England lodge. As current owners, although we appreciate the history of the Horse & Hound, our goal as a wedding venue is to be the opposite of exclusive. We hope that couples of all types will consider the Horse & Hound as a wedding venue. Anyone who will appreciate the rich history of the Horse & Hound, love the craftsmanship and quality of property, or take advantage of the amazing outdoor activities of the area.

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  • 205 Wells Rd Franconia, NH, 03580 See on map
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