On Your Wedding Day...

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  • On Your Wedding Day...

  • Warm wishes for a lifetime of joy and togetherness!

    Exchange your vows at 2,743 feet with magnificent panoramic views of Lake Sunapee and the White and Green mountains. A great place for you and the one you love to join together for one of the most cherished days of your lives.

    Take the First Chair . of the Rest of Your Lives!

    weddings@mtsunapee.com 603.763.35741398 Route 103 Newbury, NH 03255

    mountsunapee.com/weddings

    Let Mount Sunapees dedicated team of professionals set the stage on your special day for a celebration you and your guests will forever remember.

    Mount Sunapee offers exceptional culinary options, gorgeous banquet rooms and first rate service and is located just ninty minutes from Boston.

    It is our pleasure to host your wedding and reception!

  • Your day will be the one youve always dreamed of!

    Relax and feel confident that every detail will be taken care of with the guidance of our personal Wedding Coordinator, the expertise of our executive Chef and outstanding staff who are all devoted to going above and beyond to create the wedding you always imagined.

    Our culinary staff can customize food and beverage to accommodate your needs. Enjoy delicious cuisine from barbecues to gourmet plated dinners, professionally prepared by people who are passionate for food and making your day unforgettable.

    We offer two separate facilities for you to choose from, as well as the spacious grounds in the base area.

    Executive Chef Joe Cole is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. From Restaurants in New York to the Creole kitchens of New Orleans, Joe has spent three-and-a-half decades working around the country in numerous restaurants, honing his skills, from Fine Dining to Casual, from Ca-tering to Banquets, and even an actual stint as a real Baker. Since October of 1998, the very year Tim and Diane Mueller leased Mount Sunapee from the State, Joe has assisted the Culinary Team grow from serving a simple cafeteria during the winter months to catering a summer wedding venue that rivals any other in New England; not just because of the scenic vistas, but the top quality food and service you would expect on your wedding day.

  • Cocktail Reception:Mount SunapeeIncluded in buffet, plated, and stations menus Not included in the Friday menu or brunch-Cheese & Crackers, Crudit, Hot Appetizers (select two)

    Mount Kearsarge +$7.25-Cheese & Crackers, Crudit, Hot Appetizers (select two), Carving Station (select one)

    Mount Washington +$19.95-Cheese & Crackers, Crudit, Fruit, Hot Appetizers (select two), Passed Hors DOeuvre (select three), Carving Station (select one), Interactive Station (se-lect one)

    Dinners:Includes the Mount Sunapee cocktail hour package (excluding Sunday Brunch & Friday menus

    Buffet-Assortment of artisan breads & spreads, Tossed green salad or Caesar salad -Two Entre Selection w/ chefs choice of starch & vegetables - $49.95

    -Three Entre Selection w/ chefs choice of starch & vegetables - $52.95

    -Two Entre Selections w/ Carving Station Paired w/ chefs choice of starch & vegetables - $54.95

    Dinners: (cont.)Plated Dinners-Assortment of artisan breads & spreads, Tossed green salad or Caesar salad

    -Two Entre Selection w/ chefs choice of starch & vegetables - $53.95

    -Three Entre Selection w/ chefs choice of starch & vegetables - $55.95

    -Plated Duet Two sized portions on one plate paired w/ chefs choice of starch & vegetables - $48.95

    Stations - $59.95 ppIncludes the Mount Sunapee Cocktail Hour Package and a Choice of One: Carving Station, Interactive Station, or (3) passed Hors DOeuvres (excluding Sunday Brunch & Friday menus)

    -Seafood Station (choice of one), w/ Chefs choice accompanying vegetable and rice: Cedar Planked Salmon Spicy Braised Calamari Baked Stuffed Haddock -Brazier Station (choice of one), w/ Chefs choice accompanying vegetable and potato: Herb Roasted Chicken Breast Roast Pork Tenderloin Yankee Pot Roast

    -Carving Station (choice of one), w/ Chefs choice accompanying vegetable and rice: Roast Pork Steamship & Horseradish Sauce Roast Turkey Breast North Country Ham

    -Interactive Station (choice of one) Pasta Station Mashed Potato Station Mac & Cheese Station

    Sample menus - full menu offerings upon request

  • Friday Menu - $38.95ppAvailable Friday Evenings & Sundays - Additional menus available

    - Cocktail Hour Cheese & Crackers and Fresh Vegetable & Dips

    - Dinner Buffet Salad: Caesar or tossed, Artisan breads & spreads, Chefs choice Seasonal Vegetable

    - Entre (choice of one)

    Sunday Wedding Brunch - $38.95 pp- Cheeses and fresh fruit display

    - Muffins, Danishes, Breakfast pastries & Bagels w/ assorted spreads & salmon lox

    - Chef Manned Omelet Station

    - Choice of One Buffet Entre Selection (refer to Buffet Dinners menu)

    2017 PricesFor more detailed selections please refer to our Wedding Menu, available upon request

    9% NH Meals Tax & 20% Gratuity Not Included

  • The beginning of your journeytogether starts today!

  • 12-18 months prior- Announce your engagement!- Determine wedding budget and establish top priorities--where to save/where

    to splurge- Select your wedding party- Create initial guest list (this will help with creating estimates at venue)- Compare calendars and select tentative date/month- Arrange site tour to view ceremony sites & reception locations with Mount

    Sunapee- Discuss available dates with venue- Select wedding date- Book location (sign contract & submit deposit)- Begin looking at the menu & bar options- Attend premarital classes, if desired- Research vendors (DJs/bands, photographers/videographers, florists and

    bakeries)- Take engagement photos (great time to try out a photographer you are

    thinking of booking!)- Send a copy to local papers for announcement if you wish- Research honeymoon options if you plan on going immediately after wedding

    10-12 months prior- Create wedding blog or website (many free providers onlineinclude items

    such as wedding date, venue information, and local lodging accommodations)- Book photographer (create a photo must have list)- Book entertainmentDJ or band- Choose wedding colors (this can be used for bridal attire, dcor accents &

    linen color)- Start composing a day-of timeline- Source an officiant/book an officiant- Confirm ceremony start time- Choose type of music for ceremony (base has electricity, summit a portable

    amp is needed)- Shop for wedding dress & bridal party attire (we suggest you to wear flats or

    wedge shoes for outside ceremony locationsplan at least 2 dress fittings)- Set a room block with local lodging properties for your guests

    6-9 months prior- Select wedding rings- Choose ceremony decorations and let Mount Sunapee know your plans

    (flowers, arbor, unity candle, sand ceremony, etc.)- Book the bakery (plan a taste testing beforehand)- Book the florist (meet with them to go over your ideas)- Arrange transportation (if you plan to rent a limo for you and the bridal

    party/a shuttle service for your guests)- Finalize guest list- Source out wedding registries (it is suggested you select at least 3 retailers)- Send out Save-the-Dates (dont forget to include a link to your website/blog)- Look into invitation options & wording then purchase them- Choose wedding favors- Book lodging for the two of you for your wedding night/night prior - Begin making or planning decorations for the reception (photos for bar case,

    cocktail table centerpieces, the guest book, card box, etc.)

    3-5 months prior- Plan rehearsal dinnerthe location & those attending- Plan a meeting with the photographer and DJ to ensure all details & questions

    are attended to - Confirm ceremony rehearsal time with Mount Sunapee- View local salons & make-up artists options and plan a trial run with the one

    you choose - Review floorplan templates with Mount Sunapee (we can provide an

    electronic version of the floorplan templates)- Order favors for guests and bridal party gifts, if desired- Send your event schedule to the vendors (this allows time for any needed

    tweaks and feedback)

    Two months prior- Confirm menu selections & hosted or cash bar with Mount Sunapee - Write wedding vows, if necessary- Create a printed menu and/or a program for guests, if desired - Finalize rehearsal dinner plans- Review playlist with band or DJ

  • Two months prior (cont.)- Send out invitations (general rule of thumbmail invitations no sooner than

    6 to 8 weeks before the wedding, and set the RSVP cutoff at three weeks prior to the wedding)

    - Plan how to display seating arrangementsa physical seating chart display, escort cards or place cards

    - Choose who will be toasting/giving a speech (let Mount Sunapee know how many and roughly how longwe recommend each toast is no longer than 5 minutesshort & sweet!)

    - Finalize day-of timeline & send to all vendors

    One month prior- 50% estimated balance of bill is due to Mount Sunapee (we can take a check

    in the mail or credit card transaction over the phone)- Assign seating entering returned RSVPs into your seating arrangement plan

    & begin reaching out to those you have not heard from- Let those attending the ceremony rehearsal know timing- Let those attending the dinner rehearsal know timing and location- Confirm where the wedding party will be getting before the ceremony &

    transportation to ceremony location- Get your marriage license (process can take up to 6 daysbest to plan ahead

    and order several copies)- Touch base with all vendors (ensuring all questions have been answered,

    tentative arrival times are confirmed, and information is in final planning phaseMount Sunapee will reach out to the DJ, florist and bakery to confirm arrival times the day of & ensure all questions of venue have been answered)

    Two weeks prior- Confirm final guest count with Mount Sunapee (how many adults and

    childrendont forget to include vendors and yourselves!)- Confirm final seating arrangements and send with full guest list to Mount

    Sunapee

    Two weeks prior (cont.)- Prepare seating chart/escort cards/place cards- Decide who will decorate & who will be picking up dcor the morning after

    (we ask that you take anything of value the night of and we can arrange a time the morning after for pickup of remaining items)

    One week prior- Remaining balance of bill is due to Mount Sunapee (we can take a check

    in the mail or credit card transaction over the phonehosted bar tabs are processed the night of the wedding)

    - Ensure all other vendor payments are taken care of- Get manicure, pedicure and massage, if desired- Begin packing wedding day itemsitems going to lodging and items to

    mountain- Deliver dcor to Mount Sunapee- Ceremony & dinner rehearsal (typically evening prior)

    The Wedding Day- Your day has arrived! (you may be nervous but try to eat breakfast & drink

    plenty of fluids)- Ensure best man has the rings- Attend hair/makeup appointment (wear a button down shirt so you do not

    smudge your makeup or ruin your hair when changing to formal clothes)- Relax, smile and soak in every incredible moment of your day!!

    Post Wedding Day- Pick up any remaining wedding dcor at Mount Sunapee - Preserve wedding dress & bouquet- Open wedding giftswrite and mail thank you cards- Enjoy wedding bliss!

  • weddings@mtsunapee.com

    603.763.3574

    1398 Route 103 Newbury, NH 03255

    mountsunapee.com/weddings

    Photography CreditsArtifacts Images Kendal J.Bush Photography Steve Holmes Photography

    Kiss the Bride Photography Millyard Studios