The Horse & Hound is a breathtaking lodge in the White Mountains. The space is optimal for hosting guests for a destination New Hampshire wedding weekend. Your guests can enjoy the spectacular outdoor activities of Franconia Notch after just a 2-hour drive from Boston, Portland or Burlington. The wedding party or your entire micro wedding can stay in the historic recently renovated 12-bedroom New England lodge on 8 private acres.
The Horse & Hound is also perfect for hosting a wedding styled shoot or editorial. Scroll down for more information on our offering or contact us below.
Horse & Hound Wedding Photos
- Late Fall Styled Wedding Shoot
- Abigail & Thomas’s Styled Shoot in Mid-May
- Ayla & Nate’s Memorial Day Weekend Wedding
- Shannon and Ebon’s Garden Wedding Editorial in July
Ceremony Locations for a New Hampshire Wedding Shoot
The Horse & Hound offers a variety of wedding ceremony locations on the Franconia, New Hampshire property.
For indoor weddings, both the entrance room and dining room make perfect wedding ceremony locales. In the entrance room, the furniture can be cleared and the ceremony can either take place in front of the fireplace or in front of the glass doors. When the ceremony is in front of the doors, couples typically decorate them with flowers to make an altar.
If the reception is in the dining room, and the couple wants an indoor ceremony, they typically choose the entrance room. If the wedding reception is outside, then the dining room can be used for the ceremony. So, you have many ceremony options at the Horse & Hound for your New Hampshire wedding!
If you prefer an outdoor ceremony, then there are great options at the Horse & Hound. The flat area of the lawn offers various tent configurations your wedding ceremony. In the middle in front of the rock wall or at either end. The wedding ceremony can also take place on the upper lawn below the elegant birch tree.
The terrace is another outdoor reception option for your NH wedding ceremony at the Horse & Hound. It’s about 1000 square feet paved area.
We can also suggest some wedding ceremony options off the property, such as the Artists Bluff Trail. It has breathtaking view and perfect for a small elopement ceremony.
Reception Locations for your Wedding in New Hampshire
The Horse & Hound also has a variety of wedding reception locations for a styled shoot. The best indoor reception locale is the wood beamed dining room, which is about 850 square feet. The chairs and square tables are from the original 1940s inn. The Horse & Hound also has 3 wood round tabletops and 2 banquet tabletops that are handmade and sit on the square tables.
Outside, the best options for the reception are on the terrace or under a tent on the lower lawn. The terrace has patio furniture including wicker lounging furniture and 7 small square and round black metal table and chairs. The lower lawn is flat and roughly 55 feet by 135 feet, so there are various spots to place the tent on the lawn.
Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Options
We no longer rent individual rooms at the Horse & Hound, so you’ll always have the entire property for at least two nights. There is no extra charge for hosting your rehearsal dinner or Sunday brunch at the Horse and Hound. That makes it a perfect spot to stay for your New Hampshire wedding!
Our suggestion for rehearsal dinner locations depend on what you decide to do for your reception. For example, if you’re doing a sit-down dinner inside for your wedding reception, you could do the rehearsal dinner on the patio with lawn games in the yard. Or if you’re doing your wedding in a tent on the lawn, you could do your rehearsal dinner in the dining room.
We also have suggestions for rehearsal dinner off-site. There are some great restaurants and breweries nearby, such as the Beal House in Littleton!
Cocktail Hour Locations at the Horse & Hound
There are many spots at the Horse & Hound to enjoy a cocktail! Inside, the tavern is the obvious option. For an outdoor cocktail, the patio is a great option. Another area is around the horse trailer bar, garden and greenhouse.
For outdoor cocktail receptions, the patio is a great option. Another area is around the horse trailer bar, garden and greenhouse.
Accommodations for your New Hampshire Wedding at the Horse & Hound
The Horse & Hound is a historic and recently renovated New England style lodge with original hardwood floors and custom-made furniture. Upstairs, up to 24 guests can stay in the 12 guest rooms. Please click here for more details and images of the rooms.
For your convenience, this is a summary of the rooms: BR 1: 1xQueen; BR 2: 1xQueen; BR 3: 1xQueen; BR 4: 2xTwins; BR 5: 2xTwins; BR 6: 1xFull; BR 7: 1xFull; BR 8: 2xTwin (1 a trundle); BR 9: 1xQueen; BR 10: 2xTwins; BR 11: 1xTwin; BR 12: 1xQueen, 1xTwin. Room 3 is the largest room and typically used by the couple. Seven of the bedrooms have private bathrooms plus there are two two-room suites that share a bathroom.
Wifi is available throughout the building. Air conditioning is provided in the warmer months. The accommodation rental includes a cleaning of the upstairs for non-wedding events. Check-in is at 3-6pm; checkout is by 12pm.
We require a 2-night minimum stay for all weddings except that we require a 3-day stay on Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Columbus Day weekends. The cost of the accommodations is $1,850 per night for all 12 rooms for first 2 nights (so $3700 for 2 nights), $1500 per night thereafter if paid by check in one lump sum. A New Hampshire hospitality tax of 9% will apply to both venue and accommodation rental.