The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Set amidst the quiet woodlands of Atkinson, New Hampshire, the Atkinson Resort & Country Club offers manicured gardens, rolling lawns and picturesque scenery at every turn. Boasting tranquil ponds, majestic trees and bubbling waterfalls, the property features far more than just lush fairways and greens. With a number of sites for ceremonies and receptions available at this scenic venue, couples have a variety of options for tailoring an event to meet their wishes. There’s also accommodations for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers and anniversary parties.
The Trellis. An outdoor ceremony site, the Trellis is surrounded by mature trees, sculpted gardens, a quiet pond and the manicured golf course. Featuring a wood-beamed trellis within a circular, red-bricked cobblestone plaza, guests watch the ceremony while seated in white lawn chairs.
The Gazebo. Tiered gardens and cascading waterfalls stand as the backdrop to this intimate site. Ideal for smaller wedding ceremonies, couples say "I do" upon a small cobblestone dais, encircled by flowers, hedges and stately trees.
The Legacy Ballroom. The largest ballroom offered at the country club, this space features floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the landscaped grounds. Couples who choose this ballroom may also choose between having their ceremony either at the Trellis or the Gazebo. The newly-married couple enters the room through the Brookside Stateroom, descending down an ornate staircase to greet their guests.
The Brookside Stateroom. After completing a ceremony at the Gazebo, couples can celebrate their union with a reception in this brightly-lit space. The room is comprised of one half of the Legacy Ballroom and likewise provides views of the landscape outside. There is also a private deck attached to this space, which guests are free to enjoy during the reception.
Farview Stateroom. The other half of the Legacy Ballroom, this elegant space looks out over the course and the woodlands beyond. Couples who wed at the Trellis may celebrate in this room once their ceremony is complete.
Tuscany Ballroom. Another reception option for couples tying the knot at the Trellis, this elegant room has a wall of windows that offers panoramic views of an outdoor patio, which guests have access to during the event. Additionally, the room’s lobby is also available to guests celebrating here, giving them another place to settle down for a little post-ceremony relaxation.
Signature Room. This intimate space is a choice spot for smaller weddings or for events such as a rehearsal dinner, brunch or bridal shower. The focal points of this comfortable room are the fieldstone fireplace and its large windows.
What You Should Know
There are various wedding packages available for reception dinners. The Gold, Platinum and Diamond packages, which are the most common, include the following:
- Five hours of reception time
- A culinary display
- Butler-passed hors d’oeuvres
- A four-course plated dinner with two choices of entrees
- Wedding cake cutting
- Champagne, wine or sparkling cider toast
- Coffee and tea
Also included in the packages are the banquet tables, chairs, a gift table and a dance floor. Couples also choose between white or ivory table linens and napkins. The four courses include a soup or bisque, a salad, an entree and dessert. There is also a buffet reception package available, however, this package must be take place on a Saturday and be completed by 4 p.m.
Some of the unique perks at the Atkinson Resort & Country Club include the following:
- Accommodations for the couple in fieldstone suites (wedding night)
- Complimentary bottle of champagne for couple (in-suite)
- A private wedding salon with bath, changing area and photo room
- Complimentary menu tasting for two
- Ice cream truffle and coulis served with the wedding cake
- Option to add custom ice sculptures to event (extra fee)
- Lots of reception enhancements available (extra fees)
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Country Club, Garden, Hotel, Park, Restaurant
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
Jennifer was one of the big reasons we decided to have our wedding at Atkinson Country Club. She was so organized and took the time to explain everything to us! After booking the venue my high expectations were confirmed, she was so easy to work with and would respond to my emails within minutes. Their food is fantastic and the ground are beautiful! We had Christine as our day of coordinator and she was just as organized and professional as Jennifer. She worked well with all our vendors and I went into the wedding day not having to worry about anything! Would highly recommend this venue to anyone!
My husband and I viewed many venues before picking Atkinson C.C. for our wedding. We made a list of things we disliked and liked about every venue before choosing Atkinson CC as our favorite spot. We had both our ceremony and reception at Atkinson. We fell in love with the gorgeous building with beautiful views. Having the guest rooms in the same building as the reception and having the bridal suite all day (for a Friday wedding) makes things really convenient. Our guests are still raving about the food (go for the 6ft sub!!). Jennifer was amazing from day 1 and Julie- our wedding coordinator was a huge help making our wedding day as smooth as possible! We would HIGHLY recommend Atkinson CC as your wedding venue and if we could do it all over again we wouldn't change a thing!
Tom and I knew we were going to get married at Atkinson Country Club. It was a special place for us from the beginning. Early in our relationship we started going there for drinks and dinner. It was an easy spot to meet after a long work day. As our relationship progressed we continued spending time there. The night we got engaged we went to dinner there before coming home (where he proposed.) I knew it was coming and during dinner I said "this would be a great place to get married, look at how pretty it is." He laughed it off and we went home. Anyway - that night we got engaged and decided that ACC was the only venue we were going to look at. We scheduled a meeting for the next week and put our deposit down the next day. From the first meeting with Jennifer we just felt comfortable. She was there to answer every question I had throughout the planning process. I remember messaging her about something I read on one of the forums and she said that we needed to plan our wedding and not listen to all of the "rules" that are floating around out there. She was SO right. We planned our wedding over the course of the year. In that year we went to a wedding at ACC, had my shower there and then our wedding. Our day of coordinator was great! She helped us out so much the week of the wedding. The rehearsal wasn't the easiest to coordinate because we had a lot of moving pieces (a football schedule to deal with, people coming from Boston the day of the rehearsal, 3 very excited kids who were in the wedding etc.) and she made it work for us. The only hiccup we had the day of the wedding was with the delivery of food for the bridal party. We got married on a Sunday so we had the bridal suite available the whole day. I ordered a light breakfast and lunch for the girls. We ordered ahead of time and asked for lunch to be delivered at a specific time because we were trying to get everyone ready, dressed and pictures out of the way before our 4:00 pm ceremony. Lunch was delivered over 90 minutes late. We checked with the front desk and they didn't really seem to know what was going on so we didn't get a direct answer. If that was the only hiccup though, I think we did well over all! Other than that - some of the feedback we got from our guests was how beautiful the venue was. And inconsistent reviews on the food. Tom and I had a great meal, but our parents opinions were not the same as ours. I would recommend Atkinson Country Club to any bride who is looking for a wedding location.
Beautiful venue for our fall wedding. It rained on our day, and Atkinson was able to accommodate us in our reception room for the ceremony. The food was great. Jennifer and our personal wedding coordinator were so helpful in the process (when we had no idea what we were doing!) Definitely recommend.
My husband and I were marred at Atkinson Resort & County Club on October 7th, 2016. Julie & Jennifer organized our wedding flawlessly!! There was zero stress for myself & our wedding party. It was such a beautiful day, everything went perfect and it was all due Jennifer & Julie. They made our dream day a Fairy tale!!!
When I went to tour ACC I loved it! I brought my husband there to see it and he felt the way way! The grounds and reception rooms were absolutely beautiful! The grounds are maintained throughout the year (I went back several times to show family) and the reception rooms are very spacious! I loved the romeo and juliet balcony in the fairview stateroom! We had so many guests compliment our venue choice! We had our ceremony at the trellis area which was stunning! and we were able to take pictures at the garden area with the cascading waterfalls and beautiful flowers! This had certainly meant a lot to me! Jennifer was amazing to work with! She emailed me back within minutes which is huge for the stressful bride needing to know something right away! It was extremely helpful for wedding planning! Our wedding coordinator was Tina and she was amazing as well! She was so helpful and eased all my worries and fears! She coordinated with our other vendors and was awesome and easy to work with! Our reception area was absolutely beautiful and she went above and beyond to make sure everything I wanted was done correctly and taken care of! Thank you everyone at Atkinson Country Club for making our day perfect , special and one to remember!
Atkinson Country Club did a wonderful job hosting my wedding reception. The wedding coordinator, Jennifer was really great and easy to work with. I would email her with any questions I had (from cost to color scheme) and she would promptly email me back. They were extremely organized (emailing me dates when paperwork/payments were due). What I loved most about Atkinson was their attention to detail. For example, our day of coordinator made sure our parents place cards were put at the best seats to be able to see the bride and groom. Also, they took the bridal party's drink orders before the wedding day so that when we arrived our drinks were ready for us. The grounds are beautifully maintained and we have beautiful pictures. Overall, I have nothing but good things to say about the venue and the people.
Atkinson CC was the perfect venue for us. Jennifer was amazing to work with, especially because we live in Ohio. She was very responsive and always super nice. She made it super easy to plan a wedding from afar. In addition to that having your own personal wedding coordinator the day of was fantastic. Also, the food was amazing and that was with 3 other weddings going on the same day! We've had multiple guests compliment the food and tell us how rare it is for wedding food to be tasty. Everything was very organized and went off without a hitch the day of. Couldn't ask for a better venue to work with and with such an amazing view!
Everything was absolutely amazing and beautiful and our guests were astonished. Jen was so amazing from the very beginning always there to give us a helping hand and assure us that everything would be perfect and to enjoy ourselves and she was absolutely right!!! All of the staff was amazing and the food was unbelievable! I would highly recommend to anyone to have their wedding here.
We got married there and it was amazing! The coordinator Julie helped with everything and made the day go so smoothly i didnt have to do anything. Jennifer was amazing as well from the day we went to visit the venue up until the day of the wedding. They both did amazing and i couldnt have asked for an easier and relaxing da especially as a bride!
This place is absolutely amazing. All the staff was extremely helpful and I can't thank Jennifer and Julie enough! Our night truly was magical and amazing. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone getting married!!
Everything was excellent, except a few things that are not allowed to be done.
I had the most wonderful wedding at Atkinson Resort and Country Club. I highly recommend this venue to all Brides out there looking. The grounds are absolutely breathtaking and the wedding coordinators are an absolute joy to work with. So responsive when you have questions and are there for you. I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer and Tina. Tina thank you so much for being so good to us and helping set up all of my wine themed decor. You were so wonderful! Thank you so much!
Great from beginning to end! Food was great, staff wonderful..couldn't have asked for a better venue!
If you want a gorgeous spot for your wedding without breaking the bank, and someone to guide you through the planning process, look no further! Atkinson exceeded my expectations - and I had high expectations! From my very first meeting with Jennifer I knew this place was for me. She's so attentive to detail, organized, and quick to respond - she made the two year planning experience so easy! And these people have thought of everything- no question or need I had went without an answer or solution. My guests didn't even have to share a bathroom with another wedding LOL! My bridal salon was incredible. Not to mention I just moseyed on upstairs at the end of the night and didn't have to worry about transportation for me and my bridal party. AND THE FOOD!! I definitely prioritized food for our wedding and I was not disappointed. Seriously, someone please invite me to their wedding here just so I can eat their food again! The ceremony location was perfection - quiet, private, and pristine- great for photos. I've been to plenty weddings where the ceremony was surrounded by noise, cars, and distractions. This place made me feel like we were the only people on the property. Tons of photo opportunities - your photographers will love it here! I could go on, but I won't - just check it out (no I didn't get paid to write this)!
We can not say enough about Atkinson, our day was beyond perfect. Jennifer was so informative throughout the whole process and answered every email in detail, no matter when you emailed. Julie was our day of coordinator, she was also awesome, very helpful and made the night run perfect. The food was out of this world, people are still talking about it months later.
Everything about my wedding was amazing!!! I have been with my husband for over 16 years and we are already established. I have dreamed of my wedding since I was a kid, it involved waterfalls and a picturesque backdrop. We looked at a few other venues and have been to Atkinson many times for his yearly company Christmas party and knew the food was fantastic. At first, I didn't even consider ACC because I thought there was no way we could afford it. Jennifer was great at making suggestions and answering any questions I had. We decided to get married on a Sunday to bypass the food and beverage minimums on a Friday or Saturday. It was a wonderful suggestion, we got married August 21, 2016 in the Farview ballroom and had the whole place to ourselves! The use of the bridal salon was great, and very convenient. I got ready there with my bridal party and my husband took advantage of the 2 free rounds of golf. Our wedding coordinator Tina, was amazing and set up the room beautifully and went over everything with us so the day of she worked with the dj and didn't interrupt me but was always right there if I needed her. The food was so delicious! We served arancini, coconut crusted chicken, and stuffed mushrooms as hors d'oeuvres. As the main course we decided on the bistro sirloin and baked haddock. I don't even like fish, but really enjoyed the baked haddock. The tasting dinner they offer with the wedding package is a great way to try new things, you would maybe otherwise overlook. Juan and George were our servers and they were wonderful. They kept coming over and checking if everything was ok and if we needed anything and were also very pleasant. I am very picky and hard to please, and I have nothing negative to say about my wedding day or my experience with Atkinson Country Club, everything was absolutely perfect and we are already planning our 10 year anniversary! Thank you Atkinson for making our wedding day so wonderful!
My husband I were married at Atkinson Resort and Country Club on July 9th, 2016. Jennifer and Julie did an amazing job at organizing and planning our wedding. Our questions were always answered to the best of their ability and in a timely fashion. The food was excellent during the reception, none of my guests had any complaints! The Farview Ballroom was decorated exactly how I imagined it and it was absolutely stunning. It unfortunately started down pouring 10 minutes before I was going to walk down the aisle, but Julie did not show any concern. She quickly designated our guests to the appropriate areas they needed to be. Julie worked with our photographers to find the best spots to take pictures inside of the resort, as the rain never let up. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful and perfect wedding! I also have to say that the front desk helped me tremendously with our boarding passes. There was an issue with my husbands passport and the flight reservation (nothing can ever be easy) and the front desk helped us along the way. Atkinson Resort and Country Club is a perfect place to have your wedding, I would recommend them to anyone!
Getting married at Atkinson Country Club was seriously a dream come true. The venue is gorgeous, the price was right, the food was delicious, and the service was amazing. All of their amenities truly made our day special and they went above and beyond to make are day nothing less than that.
I can't say enough about this venue. Due to an unexpected Army deployment, our celebration had to be rescheduled and the facility didn't bat an eye, did not charge us a cent and allowed us to reschedule at a later date. They are so supportive of our military families it was very refreshing. On top of that the venue is beautiful, we had a lovely evening ceremony under the trellis and then a fantastic time dancing the night away. The food, delicious, the DJ, flowers and Cake through the package deal were excellent and in all it was the best night of our lives...watching our daughter and her husband make their marriage vows. As Mother of the Bride and anxious as well, I was always welcomed to ask questions and voice my opinion. Many thanks to all the staff including Jennifer and Julie, Wedding Sales consultant and Wedding coordinator. Great job.
We had our wedding at The Atkinson in June and couldn't say enough wonderful things about this venue. Everyone was great, the food was outstanding, the venue was beautiful, and everything went perfect! All of our guests raved about it here. I would highly recommend it. Our ceremony was in the Gazebo and reception in the Brookside ballroom! It was a magical evening and the grounds outside were absolutely beautiful!
We had our wedding at the country club in June. Everything was absolutely perfect !! Jennifer was always quick to respond to any questions I had!!! Our day of coordinator was Erin, and she was fantastic too!! She made the entire day run smoothly, from getting ready to entering the reception. This is a fantastic venue, beautiful grounds. We have received so many compliments about our wedding!!
Atkinson resort and country club is outstanding! My wedding took place in March and we had an outdoor ceremony in the trellis area! The weather was beautiful and being outdoors we got to capture the gorgeous scenery in our photos! The staff was wonderfull! I worked with Jennifer through my planning and she was wondrful! Julie was our day of coronatior and I couldn't have asked for better! She was so amazing and kept me calm all day! She did everything and anything I needed and most defiantly made for a great worry free night! All my guest were so impressed with the venu! And everybody loved the food!! Our ceremony was in the Tuscany ballroom, the ambience was beautiful! And everyone had such a wonderful time!!! I was so pleased with the overall experience with Atkinson! I would recommended it to any bride! We stayed in the suite room and our view of the fairways the next morning was beautiful! Some of our guest also booked rooms and stayed the night, the next morning we all met for breakfast in the tarven. The food was wonderful, and it was a perfect way to send us off to our honeymoon :) 10 out of 10 for Atkinson resort and country club!!
Ceremony and Reception VenueReviewed on 1/09/2016
Atkinson Resort offered me a bridal suite all day which allowed the bridesmaids and I to eat the complimentary food, get our hair done, and prep for the big day. I was married at the trellis and our families still talk about how beautiful the outside ceremony was. Our wedding colors were green and pink and the green gold course in the background was gorgeous. I was originally nervous about how everything would run on the wedding day but the staff at Atkinson handled everything for us. While our guests were inside for cocktail hour, the staff served us the hors d'oeuvres and drinks while we took pictures. At the reception, our coordinator even ensured that the groom and I had time to eat! Overall, I would recommend this venue and service to everyone.
Exactly What We Wanted!!Reviewed on 1/06/2016 Katie R
Atkinson Country Club met every expectation that my husband and I had for our 350 person Greek wedding. They knew what they were doing every step of the way, from being very organized with whole wedding process to being willing to stretch a few rules to compensate for a few things we could not do. We are still getting compliments on how gorgeous everything was and how great the food was. From day one Jen was by our side guiding us in the right direction and always got back to us in a timely manor. She then handed is off to Julie,who again made us feel so special and made our wedding day go off so smooth. I would recommend this place 100% to anyone that asked it was the perect place for our perfect day!
Meet The Manager
I have spent eleven of my nineteen years in the wedding industry here at Atkinson Resort & Country Club. Working one on one with our clients during the planning process allows me the opportunity to get to know couples personally and truly understand what they envision their wedding day to be. It is always my goal to provide attentive and personal service to all of our couples. Photo credit: Photography by Linda