From the White Mountains to Lake Winnipesaukee, the Granite State is known for its abundant natural beauty, so it’s clear to see why there are so many outdoor wedding venues in New Hampshire. From country clubs to historic manors, charming inns to rustic farms, you’re sure to find an outdoor space that suits your style. And your guests (and photographer!) are sure to love experiencing all the incredible scenery that New Hampshire has to offer. Note that many of these venues only permit outdoor events in the spring through early fall, so plan accordingly!
Check out some of our favorite outdoor wedding venues NH couples will adore.
Atkinson Resort & Country Club
One of the most popular outdoor wedding venues in NH, this Couples’ Choice Award-winning country club wins raves for its food, service, and scenery. There are two outdoor ceremony sites to choose from, the romantic and intimate Gazebo and the woodland Trellis. There’s space for up to 400 guests, and this all-inclusive venue offers catering packages for a variety of budgets. There are several reception spaces where you may host dinner and dancing, including the grand Legacy Ballroom, the majestic Brookside Stateroom, and the Tuscany Ballroom, with its panoramic views of the gardens.
Owl’s Nest Resort and Golf Club
If you’re planning a destination wedding, this Campton resort and outdoor wedding venue in NH is ideal. Your guests can stay in vacation rental houses on the property, and there’s ample outdoor space for your events. Ceremonies are typically held outside, with incredible views of the White Mountains. Receptions are held in a Sperry sailcloth tent (so New England!), with its bar, wooden dance floor, climate control, retractable walls, clear windows, and space for up to 220 guests. You’ll also love that this is an all-inclusive venue, with catering handled onsite. There’s also a restaurant, Panorama Six82, where smaller events, such as rehearsal dinners and showers, can be held.
Manchester Country Club
This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue in Bedford features an open-air terrace, ideal for ceremonies. We also love the indoor Great Room, an indoor space with floor-to-ceiling windows allowing in ample natural light and with views of the fairways. This all-inclusive venue wins high praise for its food, and provides a variety of affordable menus and packages to choose from. Another bonus: This country club features a fabulously-appointed Dressing Room complete with salon chairs, vanities, wraparound mirrors, and private butler service to attend to all of your pre-wedding needs. This venue can accommodate up to 260 guests.
This ski resort is a beloved wedding venue in NH, full of all the mountain scenery you’ve been dreaming of. The mountaintop ceremony site, located 2,743 in the air, has truly spectacular views of Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire, and Vermont, and allows couples and their guests to arrive and depart via chairlift (how fun!). Alternatively, you can host your ceremony on a stone patio at the mountain’s base, near a serene pond and surrounded by lush trees. The rustic Sunapee Lodge is an ideal spot for weddings of up to 225 guests, with catering and rentals included in your package. Your guests will have ample lodging opportunities, from local bed & breakfasts to nearby hotels and even area rental homes. And of course, when your guests aren’t celebrating your nuptials, skiing and other outdoor activities are plentiful.
Wentworth by the Sea Country Club
There’s nothing quite as magical as a wedding by the sea, and this country club offers a truly incredible ocean backdrop to your big day. Located in Rye, Wentworth by the Sea Country Club allows you to host an outdoor oceanfront ceremony on the lawn followed by a reception in a nautical Sperry tent. This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue can host weddings of up to 250 guests, and can customize a delicious menu for your event. Your guests will love staying in nearby Portsmouth, with all of its shops, restaurants, and other attractions.
Getting married at a grand estate set on acres of lush property may seem like the stuff of fairytales but at this outdoor wedding venue in NH, it’s reality. Aldworth Manor in Harrisville is ideal for Secret Garden-inspired wedding, featuring 170 acres of grounds and gardens, along with views of Mount Monadnock. Exchange vows beneath a grand stone archway, followed by a tented reception. Your photographer will love all of the hidden spots for intimate and stunning wedding portraits, plus those mountain views. Outside catering is permitted, and the venue can accommodate weddings of up to 200 guests. There are also two lodging homes on premises where you can stay with up to 32 of your loved ones. There’s also indoor space for smaller events, including rehearsal dinners and more.
You’ll love the stunning natural scenery at this outdoor wedding venue in NH. Located in Jackson, The Wentworth offers several stunning outdoor ceremony sites: The Wentworth Gazebo is located at the base of Jackson Falls, Amster Lawn features a little bridge, fountains, and flowers, and there’s also an arbor on the back lawn for a woodsier setting. There are also spaces for indoor ceremonies, including the grand staircase inside in the inn’s lobby and nearby Jackson Community Church. Most receptions are held in The Wentworth’s tent which can host up to 260 guests, though smaller events may be held in the inn’s dining rooms. The in-house chef will help create a custom menu to fit your tastes, and this is also an ideal venue for smaller events, including elopements and rehearsal dinners.
Dowds’ Country Inn and Event Center
This bed & breakfast dates back to the 18th century and features an abundance of historic charm. Dowds’ Country Inn and Event Center is located in Lyme, and is set on six acres of property, featuring vegetable and flower gardens and stone walls. Host your ceremony with the onsite pond as your backdrop, followed by a reception in a tent or inside the rustic-chic Banquet Room, which can accommodate up to 200 guests. The 80-seat tavern makes a great spot for a rehearsal dinner, as well. This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue has 20 guest rooms so that your loved ones can stay on premises if desired.
Cobb Hill Estate
Outdoorsy couples will adore this mountaintop wedding venue in Harrisville (just 90 minutes away from Boston!). Set on 750 acres, the outdoor amphitheater is one of the most scenic ceremony sites we’ve seen, with breathtaking views of Mount Monadnock and three states. Tented receptions for up to 225 guests may be held on the property, and there’s onsite lodging for up to 45 people.
Langdon House Gardens
For more intimate outdoor weddings, this historic Portsmouth venue can host up to 150 guests. Exchange vows outside a small pavilion in the secluded garden, followed by a tented reception. You’ll be wowed by the impeccably-manicured hedges and gardens on the property, which make ideal backdrops for wedding portraits.
This outdoor wedding venue in NH provides one of the most unique ceremony setups we’ve seen, with chairs frequently set up in the round on the expansive property. Receptions are typically held in a tent, which can host up to 300 guests. One of our favorite perks of hosting your wedding here is the variety of vintage furniture and farm equipment that you can use to dress up the space, from classic armoires to farm tables and more—perfect for a rustic-chic event.