Weddings

Your wedding site will be a beautiful and memorable reflection of your new partnership when you choose a NH Audubon location. Whether you are envisioning a green wedding that mirrors your environmentally conscious ideals or simply a picturesque backdrop for your special day, our centers in Auburn, Concord, and Hebron will fulfill your needs.

Imagine exchanging your vows, sharing moments with your guests, or capturing photographs amid tall white pines, in a scenic meadow, or beside a historic stone wall. NH Audubon centers have hosted weddings ranging from casual, intimate gatherings to elegant, tented affairs for up to 200 guests. Whatever type of wedding you desire, rest assured that you and your guests will enjoy an event to remember in the serene settings offered by our locations.

See details below, including rental options and an FAQ.

Contact us today to discuss your vision using the inquiry form at the bottom of the page.

McLane Center:

The McLane Center in Concord offers multiple wedding options. Host an indoor wedding for 100 people in our open and rustic Great Room, equipped with high ceilings and exposed beams. Hold a semi-indoor wedding for 125 utilizing our Great Room and the patio that opens out to our beautiful pollinator gardens. Or celebrate an outdoor wedding of up to 200 people in our beautiful pollinator meadow and grassy lawn.

Call 224 9909 x 330 or email [email protected] for information about the McLane Center located in Concord, NH.

Did you know we also host meetings and social events?

Visit us: The Knot, Instagram
See a recent wedding here.

McLane Center FAQ:

Yes, we work with you to create the layout you want and make sure it will fit in our space. We will also set up the room for you with the tables and chairs you need.

We have 60in round tables (12 total available) and 6 ft rectangle tables available. We have metal folding chairs that are gray and blue available. These chairs and tables may not go outside.

The high top tables are $10 each which will come with linen (white or ivory). We have a total of 5 available. We can rent more if you need more (though the cost is slightly more and they do not come with linens). We can also rent you floor length linens instead if you wish, for an additional fee.

If you require any tables or chairs to be located outside, you will need to rent them. Special Events of New England is our rental provider. If you are hosting a tented reception, you are required to work with them to get all of your rental items. If you are hosting an indoor reception with and outdoor ceremony, we will help coordinate the rental items with you.

You are not required to use vendors from our list; however, we do require approval of all vendors before you book them. Simply send up an email with the vendor name, contact, etc. and ask for approval.

Yes, there is a kitchen available for your caterers to use. Only caterers are allowed to cook in the kitchen.

Yes, you may use the coffee maker, and we can provide filters. We also have two airpots that you may use to store the coffee in. You will need to provide all other coffee items/fixings as well as clean them at the end of the night.

We have a Bluetooth speaker system available for indoor use only. This system comes with two handheld microphones. There is a charge associated with the use of this system.

No linens are included in the rental fee. We have $5 linens that are simple and cover the table. We also can rent floor length (or just longer) linens from Special Events for an additional fee. Prices range but are typically around the $20/per linen mark.

Yes, we will provide cans and liners as well as recycling containers. We will empty them throughout the night. Please be sure to recycle when possible!

If you have an outdoor ceremony and reception, your ceremony will take place under the tent in the case of rain.

If you have an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception, you are welcome to use the indoor space for the ceremony in the case of rain.

NH Audubon staff will be on site to open and close the building for you, make sure the building is operating correctly, and provide, take out, and replace trash and recycling barrels.

Our grounds are open to the public, but NH Audubon Staff will be on site to direct public away from your reserved area. In our experience, most people take off running in the opposite direction if they suspect they are even close to where a wedding is happening.

We have four heavy-duty power cords that will be rolled out to the field for you. At the end of each of the cords is an outlet, so you will be able to plug in a total of 8 things. This is plenty of electricity for your lights and DJ. Please plan to bring your own extension cords, however, we have some available as a back-up.

We have 6ft rectangle tables available for your use. In addition to the tables available, we have metal folding chairs that are gray and blue available. These chairs and tables may not go outside.

There are a few outlets located on the back side of the building that you may plug your extension cords into. Plan to bring your own extension cords, but if you don’t have enough, we can provide you with some as a back-up plan.

Massabesic Center:

The Massabesic Center in Auburn offers indoor and outdoor options for weddings. Host an indoor wedding for 75 people in our tranquil Auditorium equipped with large windows and garden views. This room opens up to the Patio and Garden for the Senses. Or host an outdoor wedding for up to 200 people in our beautiful meadow and grassy lawn dotted with pollinator gardens.

Call 224 9909 x 330 or email [email protected] for information about the Massabesic Center located in Auburn, NH.

Did you know we also host meetings and social events?

Visit us: Wedding Wire, Instagram
See a wedding held at Massabesic Center here.

Massabesic Center FAQ:

Yes, we work with you to create the layout you want and make sure it will fit in our space. We will also set up the room for you with the tables and chairs you need.

No linens are included in the rental fee. We have $5 linens that are simple and cover the table. We also can rent floor length (or just longer) linens from Special Events for an additional fee. Prices range but are typically around the $20/per linen mark.

If you require any tables or chairs to be located outside, you will need to rent them. Special Events of New England is our rental provider. If you are hosting a tented reception, you are required to work with them to get all of your rental items. If you are hosting an indoor reception with and outdoor ceremony, we will help coordinate the rental items with you.

You are not required to use vendors from our list; however, we do require approval of all vendors before you book them. Simply send up an email with the vendor name, contact, etc. and ask for approval.

Yes, there is a kitchen available for your caterers to use. Only caterers are allowed to cook in the kitchen.

Yes, we will provide cans and liners as well as recycling containers. We will empty them throughout the night. Please be sure to recycle when possible!

If you have an outdoor ceremony and reception, your ceremony will take place under the tent in the case of rain.

If you have an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception, you are welcome to use the indoor space for the ceremony in the case of rain.

NH Audubon staff will be on site to open and close the building for you, make sure the building is operating correctly, and provide, take out, and replace trash and recycling barrels.

Our grounds are open to the public, but NH Audubon Staff will be on site to direct public away from your reserved area. In our experience, most people take off running in the opposite direction if they suspect they are even close to where a wedding is happening.

Newfound Center:

Host your wedding in a beautiful and remote location along New Hampshire Audubon’s Newfound Center and sanctuary.

More info found here: https://www.meadowwind.com/events/
Email [email protected] for information about the Newfound Center located in Hebron, NH.

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    Photos, from the top: McLane Center wedding view from the meadow, by Kendal J. Bush photography; McLane Center wedding, by Annmarie Swift.

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