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Lauren · Married on 06/20/2009
My husband and I spent a lot of time searching for the perfect place to get married and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. As a bride there are so many details to take care of and decisions to make; I have to say working with the staff at the Wentworth was truly a pleasure. We worked with Gina and she took our vision and turned it into a fairy tale. We got married on June 20,2009 and our guests continue to tell us that they have never been to a more beautiful wedding. I could truly go on about our experience, but If i could leave you with one last thought. If you are looking for a gorgeous venue, spectacular food, elegant decor, and a planner who has an eye for every last detail I truly think Wentworth by the Sea is your fairy tale waiting to be planned.
Abbey · Married on 11/11/2018
Absolute dream come true!
Adam and I can not express how happy we are with the decision we made with getting married at the Wentworth earlier this November. It was honestly a dream come true! The scenes were beautiful from drive in, the marina back drop for pictures, and the hotel inside and out. In fact, the Wentworth is a great place with so much charm you really don't have to go overboard with decorations because the beauty speaks for itself. Our guests have raved about the food and the white-glove service - it was really cool to watch and was a great touch to a perfect day.
We worked with Laura Abraham from our first tour of the facility through to the end. She was an absolute dream to work with! She was very attentive, responsive, and of course had such great knowledge of everything wedding that she made it a breeze for our planning. She was there every step of the way and we couldn't be more thankful to have worked with her!
For anyone looking to get married in New Hampshire, look no other than the Wentworth, no matter the season! Inside and out, it was all gorgeous and accommodating.
Nancy B. · Married on 10/13/2018
Excellent venue and elegant reception
My daughters wedding was at Wentworth by the Sea Hotel and it went without a glitch. The venue is beautiful and the reception was very professionally handled. We worked with Laura Abraham Long and she guided us throughout the process. We used all of the vendor recommended to us and they were as good as the Wentworth. The food superb and the service impeccable.
Kelley · Married on 06/23/2018
The Wentworth by the Sea puts on a absolutely amazing wedding. The venue, the food, the personal service...everything was completely amazing! A dream come true.
Lisa · Married on 05/27/2018
Perfection... We searched several high end venues in NH for a small, elegant wedding (60 guests) and chose WBTS. It was hands down, the most elegant, gorgeous wedding we could have imagined and our guests were stunned. Laura ensured every detail was attended to and checked in with us early in the day and throughout the day into the evening ceremony and reception. We rented the Treaty Room where the bride, bridesmaids and moms had hair and makeup done, sipped champagne, laughed and cried. The wedding was held in the lovely historic gardens, a cocktail hour (order the bacon wrapped scallops) and reception in the Grand Ballroom with its Victorian chandeliers and beveled glass doors. Charming! The White Glove service was a huge hit with guests clapping as each table was served with amazing precision. Most guests went for the duet - filet mignon with lobster tail which was delicious. Our package included champagne, lovely custom cake, and many other additions and made it easy to pull an event together. With sophisticated guests from NYC and overseas, this wonderful hotel housed and entertained our guests with a world class vibe that was more than worth every penny. Laura treated us like family and we will savor the memories forever!
Ana · Married on 05/27/2018
As someone that did not grow up in the area, I had a difficult time finding a location and food that I liked. I'm grew up near New York City so my preferences were very different from my husband and his family but the Wentworth was something we all agreed on. I actually went solely off reviews and my mother in law's word on choosing the Wentworth. I never visited it until after we made a deposit. I don't regret it at all. My wedding was small but it was everything I wanted. Laura and her staff were wonderful. Laura was constantly checking on us and coordinated everything so well. The food was amazing, we had the filet mignon and lobster tail as well as the swordfish. All of our guests keep saying how amazing the food was and honestly it was better the night of the wedding than the tasting. I wish I could relive the day. I highly recommend the Wentworth!
Melissa · Married on 05/05/2018
We had the most gorgeous wedding at the Wentworth, a special shout out to Laura Abraham for her professionalism and swift work, she was absolutely perfection. I would highly recommend the Wentworth to any couple who wants a dream wedding.
Jennifer · Married on 04/14/2018
First off, I wish I could give the Wentworth more than 5 stars. I cannot recommend enough hosting your wedding here. My husband and I got married in April of 2018, and everyone from the valet and check in, to the GM of the hotel, extended exceptional service starting the very first day my husband and I went to the Wentworth to decide if we wanted to have our wedding there. We worked with Laura, and I cannot say enough about her and her team, and the level of professionalism they provided. She not only efficient at her job but made the planning and decision process fun for my husband and I. We had our ceremony and reception on site, and Laura and her team did a fantastic job with the organization and flow of both. My husband and I live in Boston, so it was a lot of back and forth and emails in the planning process, but Laura was very accommodating to our schedules, took every stress I had, and never once let me down. She was prompt in her email responses and returning phone calls. My husband is from Ecuador, so we had a lot of out of town guests attending our wedding. Brian in reservations was outstanding helping me organize everyones reservations that do not live in this country. When my husband and I arrived on the Friday afternoon before the wedding, his car broke down in the valet lane, Laura and her team, as well as the AGM of the hotel took care of the entire situation for us of having his car towed to the nearest dealership. Also, on the day of the wedding, an hour and a half before the ceremony there was a huge mishap with my fathers tuxedo pants, again Laura and the GM resolved the issue and got him a brand new pair of tux pants, hemmed to his measurements in all! The food was outstanding! One of the most difficult parts of the process was deciding what we wanted to serve because everything was amazing! Laura helped me choose additional accent linens to make our reception pop. The white glove presidential service during the reception was a beautiful touch,
Amanda · Married on 08/12/2017
My husband and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience for our wedding reception. From the beginning of the process and planning all the way through packing our car with decorations and extra cupcakes the day after our reception, the Wentworth was amazing. Planning was a breeze- well organized with a lot of attention to detail. We worked with both Abigail and Alyssa; both very attentive and timely in responses. The day of the wedding the Wentworth accommodated to my Groom and his groomsmen to get ready in a private room for the morning. When we arrived on site (1hr early by the way) the staff was prompt to bring our bridal party hor d'oeuvres and drinks while we took pictures. The Wentworth ballroom was decorated perfectly, with a thanks to Jardiniere Florists as well as Portsmouth Invitation Co, who made it easy to coordinate to make the day run smoothly. The food was delicious, the drinks were amazing (they served a Peach Berry Sangria as the bride cocktail and a Tom Collins for the groom), and the staff were classy and professional. The night was a dream come true, including the honeymoon suite with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. My husband and I would do the whole thing over in a heartbeat if we could!! We would HIGHLY recommend the Wentworth to anyway after our fairy tale experience. Classy, elegant, and flawless from beginning to end
Kate · Married on 07/22/2017
Our son's wedding at Wentworth By the Sea was absolutely perfect!! Abby Lajoie was fantastic all the way through the planning process to the day of the event. She worked hard to make it what the bride and groom wanted. Many of our guests commented on the presidential service at dinner and raved over the food! We all had a fantastic time thanks to being well taken care of by the staff at the Wentworth!
Cathleen · Married on 07/08/2017
My daughter's wedding reception was at Wentworth by the Sea and it was absolutely beautiful. The food was perfect, the service amazing. I would highly recommend this venue for your dream wedding. It is so worth it.
Kelly · Married on 07/01/2017
Abby & the Wentworth were incredible and exceeded all of our expectations from the signing of the contract until we checked out of the venue a few days after our wedding! We cannot say enough good things. We will be going back to the Wentworth year after year to celebrate our anniversary and say hello to the staff that was so gracious to us! If you're considering the Wentworth for your venue, stop considering and book it now--you will not regret it!
Ben · Married on 11/12/2016
The hotel was great! We had our ceremony/reception in the Wentworth Ballroom. Everything was set up as we had planned for. The staff service was exceptional. The food was amazing and they kept bringing out more and more for the raw bar! I would recommend the martini ice bar as well, it was a big hit!
Rene · Married on 07/23/2016
Stunning venue, professional staff, amazing coordinators and amenities! My life long dream of being a Wentworth bride came true and it was better than I could've imagined!
Meagan · Married on 06/11/2016
I cannot say enough good things about this hotel. I had my wedding reception there in June and it was absolutely amazing. The hotel and planner (Alyssa) thought of literally everything to make sure our day was perfect. The hotel took care of everything from the ballroom setup, bringing our gifts to the suite, and making sure all the events (introductions, toasts, dances, etc) were taken care of. We had nothing to worry about that day and everything was organized and beautiful. The bridal party even had it's own personal servers during cocktail hour to make sure we all had something to eat and they even put chocolate covered strawberries and prosecco in our suite. The suite was so gorgeous, we wished we could have spent more time in it! I can't forget to mention the Marina Suites either, my bridesmaids and I stayed in one the night before the wedding and it was so awesome, such a nice suite! What a wonderful and elegant place to be! We could not haven chosen a better venue for our reception. My husband and I can't wait to make it back to the hotel hopefully soon!
Jennifer · Married on 06/04/2016
Our wedding was June 4, 2016 in the Grand Ballroom and it was absolutely phenomenal. My husband and I worked with Abigail as our coordinator and she was professional, dedicated and had an eye for detail. Our day was flawless. The food, drinks, service and elegance of the room were AMAZING. All of our guests had an amazing time and we would highly recommend having your wedding reception at the Wentworth by the Sea.
Megan · Married on 10/10/2015
Fairy Tale Wedding!!
I was fortunate enough to have my wedding reception at the Wentworth By the Sea Hotel, in the Grand Ballroom. Jamie Staples was our event coordinator and was WONDERFUL!! She made sure that every detail of our day was covered, and during one of the planning sessions was able to remind me of things that I would have likely overlooked. The food was incredible, and the wait staff was out of this world. Craig was our Banquet Coordinator and made sure that my husband and I were well taken care of throughout the night. During the cocktail hour while the bridal party was out taking photographs, two waitresses accommodated our every request and none of us felt like we missed out on the hors d'oeuvres or drinks! Their preferred vendors and those vendors included in our package were all wonderful, and the grand ballroom looked the most beautiful I have ever seen it on my wedding day.
I wish I could re-live the wedding reception over and over...and many of our guests feel the same way. I would highly recommend WBS for wedding receptions!
Kristen · Married on 10/03/2015
My husband and I chose Wentworth by the Sea as the venue for our October 3rd wedding. I honestly cannot say enough great things about our experience with the staff and the venue.
Jaime Staples was our wedding coordinator and she was absolute perfection. She is a true asset to the Wentworth, and worked hard to make sure our wedding day went beyond our expectations. Not a single detail was overlooked, and that certainly was not lost on me.
We had our wedding in the grand ballroom and were able to take a look of it all set up before guests walked into the room. It was truly breathtaking and I've never seen an event space look more elegant. The banquet staff was also top notch. The presidential service had all of our guests in awe, and the food was so delicious.
Truly everything was beyond belief, and it put me at ease to know that my wedding day was in the hands of people that wanted it to go perfectly just as much as I did. They are the definition of 5 star service and I would recommend them to anyone thinking of having their wedding at the Wentworth
Sarah · Married on 07/25/2015
Everything was absolutely PERFECT! Jaime and the event staff completely exceeded my wildest expectations!! Thank you!!!
Maureen · Married on 04/25/2015
We had a small wedding dinner at Wentworth By The Sea's Salt Restaurant, and were impressed by every aspect. The dining room itself was beautiful, and we were seated exactly where I'd hoped to be. The service was outstanding, and the menu was beyond delicious.
Amy · Married on 08/31/2014
My husband and I had our 8/31/14 wedding at Wentworth by the Sea. Both our ceremony and reception were held on site, as well as our rehearsal dinner the night before, and our brunch the morning after. We both couldn’t have been happier with the experience we had from beginning to end while working with everyone at Wentworth. We worked most closely with Jaime Staples who is absolutely amazing. She is so kind and patient, and she’s honest, which you really appreciate as a bride during the planning process. Now that the wedding is over, I really miss talking to Jaime all the time – she was always available for me as well as my parents, who will also always have a very special appreciation for her. Each and every event we held at the venue as part of our wedding was absolutely flawless. We didn’t have to worry about a thing. We feel very lucky that we were able to share this special time in our lives with the wonderful staff and beautiful setting of Wentworth. This venue truly does offer all of the best and only the best in every regard.
Matt · Married on 08/23/2014
Where do we even begin...
Our wedding at the Wentworth by the Sea Resort could not have been any better! The whole day was absolutely perfect. From the friendly staff, to the amazing food and the beautiful ballroom, our guests could not stop raving at what an amazing wedding it was.
We worked very closely with Jaime Staples, who met our every need. Her communication was so appreciated, and she kept us in the loop with every aspect of the process. She went over the entire package with us (multiple times) just to make sure that we understood everything. She was patient. She was kind. And on our wedding day, she had a smile on her face the entire day and handled every situation with the utmost professionalism. We were lucky to have her!
The Wentworth by the Sea Resort is the quintessential New England Wedding Venue. It has the beautiful historic architecture that makes New England unique, and the views of the ocean are breathtaking. If you are considering having your wedding here, I recommend making an appointment to visit. Once you see it, there is no other places quite like it!!
User4361951 · 2+ years ago
Spectacular!!! We had our daughter's wedding here and what an amazing experience and perfection throughout the wedding. Jaymie Staples, our wedding event planner at the Wentworth By-the-Sea hotel was superb! She was meticulous at every step and always made us feel we would be well taken care of and we sure were! She has excellent suggestions and recommendations that we truly appreciated and needed throughout the entire wedding planning process. The reception was amazing beyond our expectations - the food superb and the staff was so very professional and accommodating. The staff made our guests feel like they were individually taken care of and bent over backwards to make the evening flow smoothly. We did not have not even one glitch and our family enjoyed the wedding the entire time! The chef has quite the touch in the menus and we loved the petite fours - every detail from serving the dinner to the desserts was quite a display and delicious. Our guests raved about the food, the staff and the absolutely stunning room! Highly recommend the Wentworth for weddings! We truly had a wonderful experience and a Princess wedding, no doubt! Much thanks to such a wonderful line of staff and all those who made our day unbelievable at the Wentworth By-the-Sea! Top notch professional , meticulous with details, excellent menu selections and very, very accommodating!!
Brian · Married on 08/01/2014
The Wentworth overexceeded our expectations!! Very professional staff, and by far the best food on the east coast.
User4358191 · 2+ years ago
Our daughter's wedding at the Wentworth was everything she had hoped for. We held the ceremony and the reception at the hotel in addition to a Welcome Cocktail Party in the Solarium and a Farewell Brunch in the Garden/Terrace Room. The hotel made it possible for us to organize a golf outing the day before the wedding. Our event planner, Jaime Staples, was a delight to work with and offered ideas and alternatives to make each event a success. She is very calm, experienced and professional. Our biggest surprise was that although we expected the food to be good, it far exceeded our expectations both in preparation and presentation. Everything was excellent, but some highlights included the delicious and beautiful mini cupcakes prepared for the Welcome Cocktail Party, the very generous raw bar and the dessert station at the wedding reception. The banquet staff was outstanding and the Presidential Service really impressed. Our guests raved about everything. It was a great, fun weekend in a beautiful location. All of the hotel's preferred vendors were outstanding and very helpful. The majority of our guests traveled from other areas and thoroughly enjoyed the Portsmouth/New Castle area. A note to future brides -- the difference between a good wedding and a great wedding is in the details. It was the attention to details provided by the Wentworth and their preferred vendors that made our daughter's wedding great.