Chatham , New Hampshire

Chatham Acres

With over 30 acres bordering the White Mountain National Forest, Chatham Acres is just 1.5 hours from Portland, Maine, and offers easy access to breathtaking hikes, waterfalls, swimming holes, and natural pools.

Once home to the Boston Cooking School, the property is steeped in history becoming famous following the 1896 publication of “The Boston Cooking School Cook Book” by Fannie Merritt Farmer.

Today, couples can rent both the Guest Home and Guest Cottage for the weekend, choose to get married on the porch or off the corner of the orchard, and celebrate by setting up a custom tented reception. With plenty of lawn parking on the opposite side of the house, guests can come early and walk the grounds while snacking on the property’s blueberry and blackberry bushes, or pulling a crisp apple from the small on-site orchard.




Included Features

  • Customizable?
  • Credit Card Accepted?
  • Online Planning Tools?
  • One Wedding Per Weekend?


Complimentary Amenities

  • Changing Rooms - 4 available in Carriage House
  • Parking - Up to 80 cars.
  • Electric Power - Available at ceremony and reception sites.
  • Water - Suitable for cooking and drinking.
  • Kitchen Access - Available for staging and prep or residential use.
  • Cellular Service - Available

Amenities to Rent *

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Tent
  • Restrooms (Flushable Trailers / Portable)
  • Onsite Overnight Accommodations (see below)

* Recommendations Available

More Details

Style: Field, Forest

Region: New Hampshire

Type: Outdoor Only

Outdoor capacity: 150

Event Start Time: 11am

Event End Time: 10pm

  • Suitable for cooking and drinking; hose hook-up available for flushable restroom trailers.
  • Tentrr Site available for additional fee.
  • Dry camping authorized for additional $25.00/person.

House Rules

Dogs or cats of the bride and groom only.

Smoking Policy: No smoking.

Open Flame Policy: Possible upon request; requires applicable permits from local fire department.

Home Rental Details

Bedrooms: 7

Beds: 9 (Carriage House: Bedroom 1 - Double Bed, Bedroom 2 - Double Bed, Bedroom 3 - Double Bed, Bedroom 4 - two twins. Guest Cottage: Bedroom 1 - Double Bed, Bedroom 2 - two twins, Bedroom 3 - one twin.)

Bathrooms: 4.5

Stay for the weekend and rent the 4 bedroom Carriage House ($250/night)and 3 bedroom Guest Cottage ($200/night) for up to 13 guests. With a great front porch and screened in front room, the Carriage house offers a cozy-chic vibe for half of the wedding party leading up to the big day. Offer the Guest Cottage to the other half of the wedding party and uphold tradition by keeping the two parties separate until the ceremonial vows.

Price Estimate: $450 / night

Prices vary by season

Guest home - Carriage House available to rent.  (Ginger Soul Photography)
Guest home - Carriage House available to rent.  (Ginger Soul Photography)

Call Us: 857-770-1477

 Select your Wedding Date

October 2018
November 2018
Select your wedding date. To allow for setup and cleanup, you will have access to your venue the two days before and the day after your wedding.


Venue Rental$4,300

Chatham Acres

Call Us: 857-770-1477