Embrace the Coziest Season at These 12 Winter Wedding Venues in New Hampshire

Walk down the aisle in a winter wonderland.
Heather Bien - The Knot Contributor.
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Heather Bien
Heather Bien - The Knot Contributor.
Heather Bien
The Knot Contributor
  • Heather contributes wedding, honeymoon, travel and relationship content for The Knot and WeddingWire.
  • Heather also writes for publications including Apartment Therapy, StyleBlueprint, MyDomaine, HelloGiggles and The Everygirl.
  • She holds a degree in Art History and Architectural History from the University of Virginia.
Updated Jun 05, 2024

There's nothing like a New England winter. Snow gently falling outside and evergreens lining the landscape feel as if you're in a storybook. And there's nothing better than staying cozy inside by the fire. If you want to marry in the Granite State, there are winter wedding venues in NH that bring that winter wonderland to life.

From small-town New England inns to rustic barns to an iconic luxury hotel, there are different types of wedding venues for every couple's dream celebration. Stay inside by the glow of candlelight or step outside for a snowy photo op in the mountains. You can dance the night away with family and friends or treat them to a cozy dinner party where you ring in the holiday season while toasting to your love story.

As one of the snowiest states in the country, planning a New Hampshire wedding comes with its own set of challenges. Many venues are only open seasonally, so checking on dates before booking venue visits will save you time and energy. Need somewhere to start? Here are 12 New Hampshire winter wedding venues where you can walk down the aisle in a winter wonderland.

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Owl's Nest Resort & Golf Club in Thornton, New Hampshire

Say "I do" in the serenity of the White Mountains at Owl's Nest Resort & Golf Club. This four-season resort combines stunning mountain views with a fine dining experience. Couples love to celebrate in the Lake House, which overlooks Lake Harold with the Sandwich Mountain Range in the distance. The expansive windows wrap around the event space, inviting the beauty of the outdoors in—but without the freezing temperatures. There's incredible scenery at every turn, perfect for grabbing wintery photo ops or, if you're up for a true New England experience, you can even say your vows amidst the wintery landscape.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

The Common Man Inn & Restaurant in Claremont, New Hampshire

Imagine a wall full of books, a cozy fireplace in the center and evergreens strung across the mantle. It's the perfect wintery vision, and it comes to life at The Common Man Inn & Restaurant. This Upper Valley inn dates back to the 1800s and maintains much of its old-world charm. From the exposed brick to the salvaged front doors and railings, you'll feel as if you're stepping back in time. Your guests can enjoy the warm glow of fire pits outside on a mild winter day and, if they're coming in from out of town, they can stay in one of the inn's 38 cabin-inspired rooms.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 180

Stonewall Farm in Keene, New Hampshire

A warm, timber frame building set in the rolling farmland of Kenne, New Hampshire, is the perfect place to bring your winter wedding to life. You can fill the rustic yet elegant Stonewall Farm with moody florals, a rich winter wedding palette and seasonal accents. Or plan a holiday celebration by turning this space into a festive Christmas wedding venue, filled with reds, greens and plaid. The thirty-foot fieldstone fireplace brings a cozy glow, while the woodland forest outside adds to the magic. Want to exchange your vows surrounded by the winter magic? The hilltop ceremony site is a romantic place to say "I do."

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  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150

Willoughby Ridge Farm in Holderness, New Hampshire

Overlooking Squam Lake, Willoughby Ridge Farm is a winter wedding venue in NH that blends classic details with modern amenities. The recently renovated 1880 barn is a historic place to tie the knot, and it could be a merry backdrop for your holiday season celebration. Imagine the rustic space decorated with evergreen swaths hanging from the beams with tables full of wintery hurricane candles. From the barn, there are views of expansive fields and a pond that are even more idyllic when covered in snow.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Saltonstall Farm in Stratham, New Hampshire

Saltonstall Farm is a unique wedding venue in the Seacoast Region of New Hampshire. This historic four-story barn is nearly 200 years old and it books just ten weddings a year. The third-generation owners of the property run the venue as a nonprofit to help support its continued restoration and maintenance. Renovated in 2020, the barn has a full sound system, 14 chandeliers and a grand entrance. It can be completely transformed into a winter wonderland for your Christmas or holiday wedding. There's also a three-bedroom apartment that is included with the wedding fee.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, New Hampshire

If your dream of a love story starts in a darling New England town, then Bedford Village Inn should be at the top of your list when booking a wedding venue. Located on an idyllic 10-acre property, the inn was built from what was an original livestock barn, while an 1810 farmhouse was transformed into a restaurant. Whether your ideal winter wedding venue near you has friends and family twirling around a glittering dance floor or just a few loved ones gathering for an intimate dinner, Bedford Village Inn can bring your vision to life. There are also 64 suites for guests to stay on-site.

  • Guest Capacity: 12-250

Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, New Hampshire

The views at the historic Castle in the Clouds are unparalleled, which is why the home was built as a private estate in 1914. Today, it's owned and operated by the Castle Preservation Society and is open to the public both as a historic site to visit and an event space. Overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee and the Belknap Mountains, the winter wedding venue in NH hosts up to 175 guests for an indoor winter wedding in the Winnipesaukee Room of the Lucknow Mansion. Capture breathtaking portraits just outside on the terrace before you come back inside to dance the night away.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 175

The Barn on the Pemi in Plymouth, New Hampshire

Dating back to 1855, The Barn on the Pemi was originally located in Canterbury, New Hampshire before it was moved to Plymouth, high above the Pemigewasset River. This rustic barn has been renovated with a luxurious touch and now hosts grand weddings of up to 300 guests (though it's also fabulous for smaller affairs). Make this space your own by filling it with wintery touches like evergreen and pinecone centerpieces and twinkling lights, while the stone fireplace and chandeliers help set the stage for a seasonal wedding. Have any questions? Their on-site team makes it easy to plan and you can ask the venue coordinator anything that will help you turn the space into your winter wonderland.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 300

The Thompson Inn and Cyderhouse in Durham, New Hampshire

Gather your friends and family for an intimate and cozy celebration at The Thompson Inn and Cyderhouse. This timeless property overlooking the Lamprey River combines the calm of a quiet rural locale with the elegance of a renovated cider mill. Turn the winter wedding venue in NH into a festive backdrop for a seasonal soiree whether that's a December holiday celebration or a New Year's Eve wedding that you'll want to remember forever. The on-site chef is skilled at creating impressive meals using local produce, meats and seafood so your guests will enjoy the true New Hampshire experience.

  • Guest Capacity: 100-150

Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

The iconic Omni Mount Washington Resort opened in 1902 as a luxury resort for New Englanders looking to escape to the mountains. Designed by Joseph Stickney, the property rises out of the mountains with its timeless architecture. Couples can celebrate in the more modern Crystal Hills event venue near the summit of Bretton Woods while watching the snow fall outside the expansive windows or twirl across the dance floor in the elegant Grand Ballroom. Guests can stay on-site at this classic property.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 400

Jimmy's Jazz and Blues Club in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

While New Hampshire's scenic landscapes often get all the attention, its towns are also overflowing with New England charm. Jimmy's Jazz and Blues Club is located right in the heart of Portsmouth in a century-old building that combines historic architectural details with a modern restoration. This lively spot with exposed brick walls and soaring arched windows is the perfect place to host a festive soiree where guests can celebrate both your love and the holiday season.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 250

Aldworth Manor in Harrisville, New Hampshire

During the winter season, Aldworth Manor turns into an affordable winter wedding venue in NH to host a fairy-tale wedding. This early 1800s estate, which appears on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on 180 sprawling acres, and the manor house itself is a stunning example of opulent 19th-century architecture. The entire first floor is available for off-season weddings, including the elegant hosting and social rooms, bar and library. Up to 50 guests can stay overnight on-site.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 75 for indoor weddings

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