Thompson Inn & Cyderhouse is an elegant wedding and event venue located in Durham, New Hampshire. With lush grounds and gorgeous views of the Lamprey River and surrounding farmland, there are many options available for outdoor wedding ceremonies and photographs. Our onsite chef will prepare your reception, rehearsal dinner, or morning-after brunch menus.
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Facilities and Capacity
The Thompson Inn has nine guest rooms, a bridal suite and lots of common space inside and outside on the veranda, deck, and gazebos. The Cyderhouse features a newly renovated cider mill with a wine cellar dining room and attached timber frame barn with a huge stone fireplace. Thompson Inn & Cyderhouse offers you and 100 to 150 guests the rustic elegance that will make your event even more special.
Thompson Inn & Cyderhouse and our friendly staff offer you:
26 Reviews for Thompson Inn & Cyderhouse
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Megan S. · Married on 09/06/2020
The Only Venue We Needed to See!
It’s hard to know where to begin when singing the praises of Lori and the crew at Thompson Inn & Cyderhouse. Truth be told, the Thompson Inn was the very first venue we saw. The moment we stepped out of the car and met Lori, we just knew it was where we’d have our wedding. So, we booked it on the spot!! There’s just such a warm, relaxed, at-home vibe at this venue – it’s hard not to feel like you’re family! We even jokingly started calling Lori and Stephanie our “aunties.” We were definitely drawn to the “stay for the weekend” effect of having both the Inn and the Cyderhouse at our disposal– it was like a rustic destination wedding of sorts! The details of both (Inn and Cyderhouse) are absolutely stunning. Lori and Steve (the owners) did an amazing job renovating the property and keeping the grounds immaculate- all of our guests raved about how lovely the venue was (including Grandma, a tough critic!!). Lori and Stephanie (site coordinator) were genuinely invested in making this the wedding of our dreams. Even though nearly every weekend was booked for them, whenever we spoke with them, they gave so much of their time to us. They knew every intimate detail of our event, making us feel like we really mattered and that no small detail would be forgotten! They tolerated our (many, many!) questions and requests with such patience and flexibility, even *before* COVID through a wrench in our plans. Like most brides, we were thrown for quite a loop with COVID, and were devastated when we realized that our original wedding vision would need to drastically change if we were to carry on. But Lori and the team did everything in their power to not only to remain flexible, and more importantly, to help us create something just as special and even more intimate than our original plan. Looking back, we couldn’t imagine our wedding any other way – and that was all possible because of Lori and her team. We are so grateful that we get to return in August for Part II – our reception! ((Photo Cred: Lindsay Hackney)Sent on 01/10/2021
Michelle E. · Married on 11/16/2019
A Perfect Weekend
the Thompson Inn exceeded all of our expectations! from start to finish, Lori, Stephanie, Kamini, and the entire team made the whole weekend run smoothly, allowing us to enjoy ourselves to the fullest! All the staff was wonderful and so thoughtful, always thinking one step ahead.Sent on 12/21/2019
The venue itself is absolutely magical - we had a late fall wedding (described as hygge by others) and it perfectly fit our atmosphere. Our guests loved having little side rooms in which they could have more private conversations. And even though the main reception area is "live" the accoustics were great and it was never too loud.
The real bonus was having the Inn right there, where our family and bridal party stayed. It made everything so easy to have everyone in one place - and we kept the party going after the wedding with fun games! All the rooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable.
We can't recommend The Thompson Inn highly enough - thank you to Lori and the entire team - our weekend was truly perfect, and we wouldn't change a thing!!
Lauren H. · Married on 10/26/2019
Fall Catholic Wedding Recommendation
The Thompson Inn was the most amazing venue for our wedding. The location is perfect - close to our Catholic Church in Newmarket (2.4 miles away!!), to a hotel for guests (3 miles), and to small business / restaurants in Downtown Durham and Newmarket (3 miles). The local towns near by, really help guests to make a weekend out of the trip - there is so much to do and see! The staff was professional, thoughtful, and creative. They worked with us to truly make our Wedding Day dreams come true. Side notes: We have a unique extended family, lots of young cousins... We were able to use the room downstairs to host the kids 2yrs-16yrs for dinner - thus the upstairs still felt kid free. We had "babysitters" from UNH to guide arts and crafts for the younger kiddos. The large yard, kept the older kids outside playing games. We had our grandparents staying on the first floor of the Inn onsite, so when they were tired, they could easily scoot away. We also hosted a Wine Tasting in the Wine Cellar during Cocktail Hour. It was a huge hit with the guests. The Wine Tasting moved folks through the entire building, rather than staying only in the lobby/terrace. I absolutely recommend this venue.Sent on 03/16/2020
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This venue is nothing short of magic! The details which owners Lori and Steve put into creating this space are awe inspiring; from the light fixtures to the furnishings; everything is crafted with quality in mind. The landscaping adds so much to photographs, and the hardscaping they have done through the use of brick and stone is impressive, while staying true to the historical nature of the setting. I was so impressed with the venue, staff, and food that I asked that they consider hosting a celebratory dinner for my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary. Lori made my somewhat last minute request a breeze, and worked with her chef to create a wonderful menu that suited everyone's pallets. She even adorned the table with fresh, seasonal flowers. Above and beyond, as always!