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Samuel O'Reilly House

Samuel O'Reilly House

North Conway, NH
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    Alexus Married on 10/03/2020
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    Wonderful experience and perfect wedding weekend!

    Absolutely amazing experience working with the Samuel O’Reilly House from start to finish!

    The space is beautiful! The view overlooking the Moat Mountains with the Saco River running below was the perfect place for the ceremony. The Inn had enough space for our bridal party to stay with us and was very cozy for everyone to hang out the night before the wedding and morning after. We used the studio as our bar and welcome room and it was the perfect place for both!

    We visited the Inn during summer 2019 (wedding October 2020) and knew we found the the place to say "I do" before we even left. Matt was very eager to answer any/all of our questions and gave a great tour of the Inn and studio. We left with a clear answer of availability, price, and next steps. I loved the transparency, as not all venues we toured were this forthcoming.

    Not only did we rent the Inn our for 2 nights and hold the ceremony there, but they also catered the food and provided the tents, tables, chairs, linens, ect. When we booked we thought it was convenient that they could provide all of this, but it turned out to be invaluable when we ended up planning during the pandemic.

    Speaking of the pandemic, Matt was very helpful and kept us up to date on all the local guidelines so we knew what to expect come October. He, and his staff, were so professional and safe during the the wedding weekend. Our guests were very impressed at how well the staff handled everything and made it feel so "normal" while staying safe!

    We came up a few days early and the tent, tables, chairs, ect were already set up so we could see how it would look before the day of. (Very helpful since travel was restricted most of the year so our plans of visiting over the summer to decide spacing, seating, ect never happened.) The day of, everything was set up early too, which allowed our other vendors to move around freely and set themselves up without getting in anyone's way.

    Come picture time the staff was GREAT. They helped keep guests away from certain areas so we could get bridal party pictures without the groom or other guests seeing me. They helped keep us on track all day long, but we never felt rushed.

    Post ceremony Matt brought us drinks and apps in our room so we could "chill" for a bit before heading back down for dinner and reception. Such a small thing, but we really appreciated it after running around all morning!

    Dinner was amazing. Thank you Chef Wan! Our guests all agreed that the food was delicious. I was so impressed that the quality and freshness of the meal for 30 was just as good as it was when we had a tasting for 2.

    We kept the dancing going until about 10 and fire until midnight. The lawn was the perfect hangout spot all night!

    If I could do it again, I would. Everything about working with the Samuel O’Reilly House was great! From the first tour to waving goodbye as we left the day after the wedding, we felt welcomed and really enjoyed working with everyone. They thought of all the little things and were one step ahead at all times. We are already looking forward to our next trip to the Whites so we can stay at the Inn again.
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    Colleen C. Married on 09/05/2020
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    Beyond our expectations!

    From our first tour with Matt and throughout the entire wedding experience, the Samuel O'Reilly House crew were more than welcoming, flexible, extremely responsive and truly cared about making our wedding the event of our lifetime. We wanted a venue that we could do everything onsite and use vendors of our choice. The Samuel O'Reilly House promised a stress free and fun experience and they delivered well beyond our expectations!
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    Jen D. Married on 07/13/2019
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    Excellent Venue for Wedding or Party - Plus Lodging!

    In July 2019 I got married in the Mt. Washington Valley area. I originally looked at Samuel O’Reilly house as a wedding venue and loved the idea of hosting my wedding in their beautiful backyard overlooking the river. While O’Reilly House was just a little too small for the size of my wedding, I couldn’t get this unique place and it’s fantastic hosts out of my head. So when it came to planning a casual welcome party for the night before the wedding, as well as a spot for an after party, we decided O’Reilly house was the perfect fit. It’s hard to find a place that is both very well-equipped and amazingly flexible.

    It was great to have the full run of the inn for guests plus a well-equipped event space in one location. This included use of the kitchen with extra serving dishes/utensils, tables and chairs, secluded backyard with firepit and lawn games. Matthew, the General Manager, was fantastic to work with. He truly has a passion for hospitality and an energy that is all about bringing the pieces (and the people) together. Jason was also available in-case we needed anything and got the firepit started for us.

    While I wanted this to be a really low-key part of our wedding weekend, I was stressed about how to host our Friday evening within budget and with minimal effort. Matthew worked with us as we brainstormed different ideas from hosting our own BBQ grilling up burgers and dogs to ordering bulk take-out from local restaurants. Ultimately, we decided on the Cheese Louise food truck, and they had a perfect spot for the truck to pull-in and park behind the inn. The week before the wedding, there were two surprises: 1) a lot more guests were planning to come to our Friday event than we anticipated (we thought 50, turned out close to 100), and there was a good chance of rain. While I panicked, Matt was totally chill and helped me work it all out (including last minute set up and town permitting of tent). In the end, we had some light rain earlier in the evening and guests were comfortable under the tent. Then the evening cleared up and guests spread out between the firepit, the tent, the lawn and a few who hung out inside the inn. Even though we ended up with a LOT more guests than originally planned, it still felt like a simple gathering of family and friends. The view overlooking the river was stunning at sunset and we were thrilled that people could take advantage of this picture-perfect backdrop.

    As for the inn itself, guests really enjoyed the comforts of an updated Victorian inn combined with the funky vibe of the steampunk-themed décor. The location is really convenient for enjoying all that the area has to offer. As hosts, we found the variety of room sizes and configurations handy when it came to designating rooms for each guest. Those who came for the party but weren’t staying at the inn loved wandering around and finding all sorts of unique details throughout the inn. I am sure it will be the first place may will think of staying when they return North Conway. Personally, I’m looking for another reason to host a party at the O’Reilly House and would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun, intimate and flexible space in North Conway.
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    Jaime V. Married on 08/11/2018
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    Book them now!

    There are no words amazing enough to describe the experience that we had from day one, straight through our wedding day with the guys at The Samuel O’Reilly House. First of all, the house itself is just SO cool. The vibe of the house is so different from any other B&B out there, but you still get the “home away from home” feeling when you stay. We rented the inn for an entire weekend for our wedding and had our bridal party stay at the inn with us. There were 18-20 of us! We went up on Friday morning to start setting up, held our rehearsal dinner on the property that night, our wedding on Saturday afternoon in the backyard with THE MOST AMAZING VIEW, and went home on Sunday. Matthew Spofford, who is the GM and innkeeper, was an absolute godsend. I am a very laid back person which made wedding planning difficult—making decisions was so hard for me! We were also planning a wedding in NH from MA...it was difficult to visit vendors and the venue often. Matthew made planning so incredibly simple. Whenever I needed a vendor recommendation, he had multiple. There were more times than I can count that I emailed matthew at all hours of the day/night with a list of random questions and concerns during the planning process. He ALWAYS responded promptly, answering every one of my crazy questions in detail and realistically. Nothing that I asked him was worrisome to him. I would be nervous about something, and he would respond so calmly with a solution, helpful tip, or reassurance. On the day of our wedding, Matthew was the coordinator of ALL THINGS. He knew where everyone and everything needed to be for the day to go exactly how I wanted it, and I didn’t have to ask him to do a single thing. He just knew. Matthew helped us in one way or another with every single part of our wedding day, and made it unbelievably seamless. I could cry at the thought! He helped with setup, vendor coordination (he was my wedding day point person), decoration, keg/bar setup, food storage, ceremony music, timeline organizer (he kept us right on track during the wedding!), and so much more. After the wedding, our bridal party sat out at the fire pit listening to music, making s’mores and sharing toasts all night long. We had people out at the fire pit until 4am both Friday and Saturday night, with not a single worry. We have a pretty rowdy crew, so that says a lot! I could go on and on about how amazing Matthew, Jason (the owner of the Inn) and their staff were from the beginning to the end. We would do it all again and not change a SINGLE THING. Every guest came up to me after our wedding commenting on how nice, helpful, accommodating, and down to earth Matthew was. He made our wedding an absolute DREAM!! If you are even starting to consider The Samuel O’Reilly House for your wedding day or weekend, stop your search now and BOOK THEM!!!! You will have the most amazing time of your life, with the easiest planning process you could ever imagine. We were so lucky to share our wedding weekend with them, and can’t wait to visit every year for our anniversary!!
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    Andrew Married on 07/08/2018
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    Beautiful views and outstanding staff! Jay, Matt and Willy were super accommodating to us and our family who had come from out of state. There's also a ton of local activities within walking distance, which was great for our families. We're still getting compliments on how fun our wedding was! They helped us work with the caterers and the tent rental companies and just nailed it overall. We had our ceremony on the nearby Cathedral Ledge and they even helped with the logistics. If you want to have a fun, relaxed, beautiful experience the O'Reilly house is the wedding venue you want.