23 Science Center Rd, Holderness, NH
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is a spectacular nature-inspired wedding venue in Holderness, NH, located directly across from Squam Lake. This one-of-a-kind destination operates as a nature center with a botanic garden filled with magnificent flowers, trees, and other vegetation. Here, you will find two outdoor sites to host your wedding and reception—as well as the option for chartered boat cruises that can be customized to fit your wedding plans. The canopied pontoon boats and experienced captains are available to take you and your guests to Church Island for your ceremony. Whatever vision you have for your big day, this beautiful property can comfortably accommodate your dream wedding celebration. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center welcomes all kinds of matrimonial gatherings, including engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and of course, your wedding day. You will find various event item rentals on-site to further streamline your planning process. The property is wheelchair accessible and has ample parking space for total peace of mind. Among the many spacious and captivating event spaces at your disposal are the beautiful Kirkwood Gardens. With its sunny and shady garden beds, granite steps, curving paths, and fountains, the setting is perfect for any milestone occasion. The lower part of the garden features a pergola where you can exchange vows, while a bench under the old apple tree offers a delightful setting for photographs. Alternatively, Fox Meadow is a flat, half-acre of land that can accommodate large marquee tents. Located across the street from the Lake Cruise Headquarters, it is a conveniently short walk up a paved path to Kirkwood Gardens. The Meadow also has access to electricity, water, and bathrooms in the Red Barn.