Weddings & Social Events

Create An Elegant Event to Remember with our Wedding Venues In Exeter

On a day when everything must be perfect, The Exeter Inn is an extraordinary setting for wedding celebrations. Since greeting our first guests in 1932, The Exeter has been the standard bearer for exclusive weddings in Exeter, New Hampshire. Generations of families have chosen to welcome their guests to this charming New England town to share their special occasion with us.

Inspired creativity, flawless craftsmanship and impeccable service blend seamlessly, ensuring that everything will be just how you’ve imagined it. Exchange vows in the scenic garden courtyard gazebo. Gather for pictures with The Inn’s graceful Georgian façade as the backdrop. Host a candlelit dinner and a night of dancing in the magnificent Daniel Webster Ballroom. Allow us to arrange a more intimate affair in one of The Inn’s smaller rooms. Additionally, our award-winning, Epoch Restaurant & Bar is a stylish setting for cocktail parties, showers, rehearsal dinners and send-away brunches.

Trust our catering and event specialists to help you plan an entirely customized wedding package. Design savory menus for any of your events – from the engagement party and bridal shower to your rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. Reserve blocks of discounted rooms for your guests. From the décor to the floral arrangements to the entertainment, The Exeter Inn team will ensure that every moment, for every guest, is unforgettable.

The Exeter Inn Wedding Services

  • Wedding Planner 
  • Banquet Manager Onsite
  • Group Rates
  • Wedding Packages Available


We had our wedding and reception at the Exeter Inn. I started working with an event planner who had to leave, but the new person, Laura, as fantastic. She was very helpful and accommodating. The servers and bar servers were wonderful, efficient and really personable. The Inn staff set the venue up with small intimate tables and comfortable chairs, as well as standing tables, etc. Everyone worked well with the people I had decorating. The food we selected was excellent, complements to the chef and all who assisted. The food cost does add up, but the quality is worth the cost. We had to move our ceremony inside and though we fit everyone in, I wish there had been more chairs available during the ceremony. Many people had to stand and that made it so everyone could not see. What they had was perfect for the reception. We loved having our wedding and reception at the inn and are very grateful for how well staff worked with us and our guests.


The Exeter Inn is the most amazing place to have a wedding. Laura was always quick to respond to all of my questions, and was very helpful when the original sales director left suddenly. Everyone had been raving about the understated beauty of the venue and the food. Most of my guests cannot stop talking about the pumpkin ravioli and the steak...oh the steak!!!

Lovely venue with great staff! My daughters wedding was held in the garden and the reception was held inside.

Our wedding was fantastic. Laura was outstanding and was extremely accommodating. The setting and food were both great.

Wayne & Linda

The staff at the Inn were extremely nice and professional throughout my stay. Each person went out of their way to make sure myself and my guests had everything they needed. I can't say enough good things about the Exeter Inn. The pace was beautiful and extremely clean.


My guests are still talking about the Exeter Inn experience and the food that we served! The staff was amazing and I didn't have to worry about a thing!!!!

My wedding was everything that I ever could have hoped for. Sherri was amazing and went above and beyond in every way. She assisted wherever needed no matter the task. All of my guests mentioned how fantastic the food was as well as the venue itself! The venue was perfect for our 80 guests. It was very intimate and accommodated our needs. 

Many guests stayed at the Inn that evening and we enjoyed a fabulous brunch the next day in Epoch. The staff was phenomenal from the servers in the restaurant to the front desk reception. The Exeter Inn was a perfect choice for our wedding! I would recommend it to anyone!


I had my winter wedding at the Exeter Inn on 02/22/14 and I could not have chosen a better place! I toured the inn back in the fall and loved all the charm and character it possessed, it was the perfect classic, somewhat vintage place for our wedding. More than that, Sherri made me feel like family just from the first meeting! I knew working with her would make planning my wedding not only fun but easy. I was initially concerned that the room would be to small, but after some thinking I went ahead with the venue and let me tell you my 58 guests and I fit perfectly with more then enough room to spare. Everyone, and I mean everyone from Sherri, to the GM, to the wait staff and front desk was so beyond accommodating to myself and my guests, I didn't want to leave at the end of the weekend. To my Husband and I, food was very important, we didn't want your typical wedding food, and this was far from typical, it was delicious and every one of our guests commented how wonderful it all was!! Long story short (to late now!) The Exeter Inn was simply the most wonderful place for an intimate wedding, you will love working with all the staff and most important with Sherri Ferns... she is a gem, she made everything stress free for me the whole weekend!! Thank you to everyone who helped make that weekend the most amazing!!!


We were most pleased with the wedding services provided by the Exeter Inn for our daughter'd wedding. The wait staff could not have been better, the food was excellent, the bartender Jeff was great and every effort was made to make the event run smoothly. We certainly would recommend the Exeter Inn for a wedding or any other function or special occasion. A special thanks to Sherri Ferns for going the extra mile to make our daughter's wedding exactly what we had hoped for.

Roger & Linda

The staff at the Exeter Inn went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was perfect. The venue was beautifully appointed and the staff attentive to every detail. Many of our guests commented about the tasty appetizers and delicious meals. It is the perfect location if you are having out-of-town guests as they can stay right at the Inn. We couldn't have asked for anything more.


When my husband and I started looking for a hotel to host our guests for our wedding we were excited to find the Exeter Inn. We fell in love with the charm of the Inn and how welcome we felt. A few months before our big day, we followed up with the staff, to find out that the event manger we were originally working with no longer worked for the Inn. OMG!!! The panic that followed soon melted away, and it was the start of an AMAZING relationship. Sheri walked us through all of the details and talked me off the ledge many times, I found myself calling her to chat about things unrelated to her scope of the wedding just to get her opinion. Fast forward to the day of... From the moment we arrived we were at ease, she had all of my MANY details in place. But, the best part was the staff, they treated us not as guests of a hotel but like family (not like the family that overstays their welcome and you can’t wait for them to leave) but like family that was proud to share in our special day and willing to do whatever they could to make it memorable. Sheri truly made our wedding weekend very special and we look forward to spending our anniversaries and family events with Sheri and our extended Exeter Inn family. 

Jerry & Nick 

I had my September 2013 wedding at the Exeter Inn and could not be more pleased with the choice. With about 75 attendees, the Inn was the perfect size to accommodate our group. The staff was very easy to work with and helped us tremendously as we planned the wedding from another state. Sherri in particular was an absolute joy to work with. She was experienced and professional but also very warm and enthusiastic. Exeter is lucky to have her! The event spaces, including the courtyard, worked perfectly for our wedding. The Inn staff was fantastic, as was the food! I highly recommend the Exeter Inn as a wedding venue.


I just wanted to drop a quick note before Nick and I board our plane to say thank you for all your help, attention to detail, excitement and support during this whole journey. Nick and I are were so impressed with the hospitality everyone showed us and our guests. Everything was beautiful, comfortable and the food was outstanding. Thank you for giving our families a place to come together to relax, celebrate and be married. The Exeter Inn will forever have a special place in our hearts and the rest of the Plourde/Allard family's heart as well. 

Thank you Sherri, you are truly wonderful at what you do and we so greatly appreciate that!!

Mr. and Mrs. Allard 

Although we'll be sending notes out soon, in thanks ~ we simply couldn't contain any longer how absolutely thrilled we were with how everything went on Sunday, and for your part in it.  Josh and I cannot express it strongly enough, how wonderfully pleased we were with every aspect of the day.  We truly have too many memories of the day, as will our family and loved ones; the day held nothing but love and good feelings, a very special meaning in the timeline our lives.

Sara and Josh

The Exeter Inn was a wonderful and perfect venue for our November 2013 wedding. Sherri Ferns made sure everything was absolutely perfect before during and after the reception. The Chefs prepared an amazing meal, so much so that I still heard guests talking about it over the holidays. The service was very attentive and went above and beyond to make sure everything was just how I wanted it. The guests who stayed over night were more than pleased with their rooms.

I enjoyed every single moment of the day I waited so long for.

Thank you all at the Exeter Inn !!!




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