23 featured reviews
Member Since: 6/27/2011
I'm so glad we picked this venue for our wedding! Everything was perfect! Erin, our day of coordinator, was great. And after the ceremony they made sure the bridal party always had food and drinks. Everything was set up just as I had asked (and I had a lot of stuff). We got so many compliments on the venue, too. We were in the smaller room with the chandelier over the dance floor which so many people loved. I'm told the food was great, and they even asked people the temp the wanted their prime rib cooked to. I only didn't eat because I'm not hungry when I'm anxious, but they were really great about my husband and I eating. They didn't give us our entree until we sat down after making the rounds and asked us if we would rather have it boxed to eat later (which I probably should have done). I cannot say enough great things about this venue!
Member Since: 4/7/2012
Made everything easier.. Cake was included, and was amazingly delicious (and beautiful)! Our flower center pieces were included, which the florest captured my idea so well. It almost made me cry when I walked in to see my thoughts come to life.
And the coordinator worked so well with us and the vendors. She helped make the day run how I hoped.
If I were to get married again ( which I'm not hoping for though), I would come back!
Member Since: 5/23/2009
I am so pleased with everything done by The Granite Rose. Everything from beginning to end was remarkable! Erin was our wedding coordinator, and she was calm and organized. She always told us what to expect, and never made me feel anxious. The owners are approachable and helpful & take real pride in their function hall. The gardens are kept in beautiful shape. We are so happy we chose The Granite Rose. It was an absolute perfect day!
Member Since: 8/26/2011
The granite rose was/is the perfect place to get married and have your reception. Our coordinator, Erin, went over the top to ensure that everything was more than perfect. I wish I could get married everyday- it went that smooth!
We didn't have one complaint for the entire night! Everyone had so much fun and was wishing for more!
Bottom line, we absolutely loved the granite rose and highly suggest it to you!
Member Since: 3/28/2011
We picked the Granite Rose because we thought it was a beautiful place for a wedding. A bonus was that a lot of stuff was included (cake, linens, food, wedding coordinator, etc) so we didn't have to do as much outside the venue. Everything went so smoothly and Erin was great as a coordinator. It was beautiful and we did get a lot of compliments on the food and the cake. We were very happy with our decision to go with the Granite Rose and would recommend it.
Member Since: 3/19/2012
The food was great and the service was perfect. But really good food is not why I am giving them 5 stars. The reason I am giving them 5 stars is because of how easy it was to work with Rich and with Lauren and how accommodating they were to our every request.
It rained on our wedding day, so we had to move the ceremony inside because of the weather. We got married in the reception room, even though they have a chapel downstairs. They are currently only allowing the chapel to be used by patrons of one of the two reception rooms. If they would find a way to accommodate both rooms with the chapel, they would be a PERFECT venue.
Either way, we are very happy that we picked The Granite Rose. We had a wonderful wedding, and they were a big reason why.
PS: Quick note on the value: in the price per person you also get the wedding cake and reception flowers (up to a certain $ amount). From all the places we looked at for our wedding, this was the only place offering this. Also, there was no additional cost for using the chairs of our choice, and we chose their beautiful chiavary chairs.
Member Since: 10/12/2011
I just had my wedding at the Granite Rose on Saturday. I don't have one single bad thing to say! The staff was perfect, I didn't think about one thing on Saturday but having fun! Lauren, our coordinator, took care of everything during the whole process! I'm a software engineer, so the fact she could communicate quickly via email was an extra bonus! I can't say enough about the servers, the flowers, the cake, the coordinator, the food, everything!!!
Member Since: 9/28/2006
The Granite Rose was amazing. We had our ceremony outside in the Terrace Garden and it was beautiful. We received many compliments on the location. We liked the fact that the centerpieces and cake were included in our package, and also took advantage of the ceremony enhancement package which took care of our DJ, limo, and ceremony decorations. It was all very convenient and the staff was very helpful. I would recommend it to anyone.
Member Since: 3/13/2012
Our whole experience at the Granite Rose was nothing less than fantastic. During the planning and prep for the wedding they were always available to answer questions. I loved how the Granite Rose had it's own uniqueness to it versus a country club where most of them look the same. It was the first place we looked at and instantly I knew it was where I wanted to be married. The pricing was very reasonable and there were no hidden costs. The cake was included and came from Jacques Pastries and was amazing. If anyone were to ask me where to get married I would mention the Granite Rose. They made our whole experience turn out to be the wedding I have always dreamed of.
Member Since: 7/2/2012
As the father of the bride, I could not be any happier with the recent reception for my daughters wedding at The Granite Rose. At the beginning of our journey, we had considered many venues for this very special event. I can honestly say that The Granite Rose was The perfect choice and I would highly recommend that if you are a parent or the bride and groom, you need to visit The Granite Rose before you finalize your decision.
At our very first meeting with Rich, I could tell that he was willing to work with us to make this the great event that it turned out to be for my daughter and new son in law, my wife and I and each of our guest. His approach is sincere and genuine, he does not take a cookie cutter approach and listened to what was important to us and was flexible to meet our needs. Once all the details were finalized, Rich introduced us to Erin, our coordinator. She was fabulous through out the process and was there to ensure that the reception went on as planned and delivered on every aspect. The entire evening was perfect.
I cannot say enough good things about The Granite Rose. The planning process was well thought out, the food was fantastic. Everyone of our guest made a point of letting us know how wonderful their meals were and can I tell you that the appetizers were great as well. The attention to detail was incredible. They did not miss a beat throughout.
I also want to acknowledge their preferred vendor list. The band Rare Form...GREAT. The cake and desserts were provided by Jacques Pastry...DELICIOUS.
I would like to acknowledge the entire team at The Granite Rose. True professionals, everyone...the office staff the chef's and the Waite staff. You are all great.
Thank you Rich, Erin and everyone at the Granite Rose that helped to make this such a memorable day for all who attended.
A Very Happy Father of the Bride,
Member Since: 7/28/2010
My experience from the initial consultation to the walk to my car on my wedding day was fantastic. So much care and support was given to me during my planning process and all my questions were thouroughly answered. The service that was given to my bridal party and guests was outstanding. Detail to each table with food and drink was given. The decor was beautiful and the room was very clean. I would HIGHLY recommend this facility to you for a wedding or any big function! I can't thank the Granite Rose staff enough for helping make my special day memorable.
Member Since: 8/29/2011
Everyone at the Granite Rose went above and beyond to make our day unforgettable. Erin Bailey was with me the through the whole event, from making sure we were ready for our first dance, to simply getting me a glass of water. I wish I had her with me the last 6 months leading up to the wedding, because my life would have been alot less stressful. The venue is gorgeous, the food is amazing, and the prices are reasonable. I would highly recommend them to anyone!!
Member Since: 8/29/2011
I have nothing negative to say. Everything was excellent from our very first meeting to the wedding itself. I highly recommend!
Member Since: 7/13/2006
I can't say enough WONDERFUL things about the experience I had in dealing with The Granite Rose. The entire staff made sure that our wedding/reception (we were married on site) were just everything we could have wanted and more! Responses were always prompt, the people were always welcoming and friendly. They had a magic way of making me feel like I was the only bride they were dealing with and I never ever felt like "just another wedding" coming through their doors. The staff was professional, but also very warm, and made everyone feel at home. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious!!! I would recommend them to ANYONE planning a wedding or other special event!!
Member Since: 6/7/2009
My husband and I had the best experience when using the Granite Rose as our wedding reception venue. Right from the start they were exceptional and very professional. This was such a relief as we reviewed many other facilities before looking at the Granite Rose (none of the others were anything to write home about). We used all the vendors they recommended (Jacques Pastries, Susan's Weddings, Black Tie Limo and Get Down Tonight Entertainment) and each one did a fantastic job. I received many compliments on my cake, flowers and our DJ. We had our wedding in October and to most of our disbelief we received 10 inches of snow on our wedding day. Erin was my wedding coordinator and she was excellent; from making sure everything when smoothly to calming my nerves about the snow. I could not say enough good things about her and our server Amy. Both were very attentive. I would absolutely recommend the Granite Rose to future Brides and Grooms.
Member Since: 10/31/2010
There are not enought good things to say about the Granite Rose. Everyone is still raving about the food and cake. The quanity and quality was awesome. The grounds where beautiful. The flowers from Suzanne's where incredible. The center pieces and table settings looked like a picture. Everyone danced all night because of Jimmy Carter from Get Down Tonight. Jaque's Cake's wedding cake was the best wedding cake I have ever eaten. I do not want to forget Ensemble Aevia and Jeff DeMarco the officiator made the most important part the ceremony, unforgetable and romantic. It is almost a month a my friends and family are still telling me what a great meal and time they all had. Thank you Granite Rose
Member Since: 12/9/2010
The Granite Rose was spectacular. Let's start with the planning. I worked with Erin mostly & she was really professional and easy to work with. She was timely with all responses and was able to answer my many questions. I had a few special food requests and they worked with me to make sure everything was done the way I (and my husband) wanted. We also had a few "extras" like a Live Event Painter, photo booth, and candy bar and the Granite Rose made sure everything was set up and looked great.
The room looked beautiful! The favors & table arrangements were all set up with care. Everything looked perfect. The vendors included in the Granite Rose package (Jacques pastries & Susanne's florist) were both excellent as well and the cake & center pieces were gorgeous.
The food was delicious! Most weddings I have been to have decent food, but the Granite Rose was far above average. We had the Prime Rib & Haddock Suppreme and both meals were fantastic. The hors'devours were also excellent & plentiful.
The Bridal Party servers were awesome! Whenever I turned around for something they had it ready for me. I didn't worry about anything at all. They even slipped my flats under my table so I could change out of my heels when I was ready.
I got so many compliments on the food, decor, and service so I had to write a review expressing my high recommendation for the Granite Rose. They were the BEST!!!
Member Since: 2/3/2011
Everyone at the Granite Rose was just absolutely amazing to deal with. The food was excellent, the grounds were beautiful...everything was perfect. They made it so easy - to the point where all we had to do was show up the day of and relax. I would recommend the Granite Rose to everyone!!!! Do yourself a favor and have your wedding here!
Member Since: 3/7/2010
The Granite Rose was simply AMAZING! Seriously, they were PERFECT! Graham was our day of coordinator and he was amazing! He took care of everything that we needed! I couldn't have asked for more attentive service! From start to finish with the GR they did a great job! They helped us so much especially me being a long distance bride, I couldn't always meet with them but they accommodated me and my family to where we didn't have to worry about anything. The only problem that we had with them was when we wanted to pay an extra hour for the venue they said it was a flat charge which included the bar, then the week before the wedding they told us it didn't include the open bar. But it wasn't a big deal, we just had cash bar for the last hour of the reception. The GR is beautiful and all of our guests couldn't stop raving about what an amazing venue it was, inside and out. We also had our ceremony in the Embassy garden which was AMAZING! I couldn't have imagined my wedding being anywhere else!
Member Since: 4/10/2006
I recently got married here and it was everything I had wanted my wedding day to be! Everything was on time, budget and how we had discussed! Everyone was helpful and friendly! I'd hold a function there again in a heartbeat!
Private Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions
The Granite Rose is a premier wedding ceremony and reception site serving New Hampshire and Massachusetts. We offer all the special amenities to make your wedding day truly wonderful.
- Price Range: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: No
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: No
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 300
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013