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Venues in Lyme, NH,
(800) 482-4712
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4.7 out of 5
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  • 21 Reviews


    Margaret Larpenter

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  • I loved having my wedding at Dowd's Country Inn and I heard nothing but good reviews from my wedding guests who stayed at the Inn. The food is delicious and Danielle the event planner was very helpful especially the week of the wedding. She even responded to my e-mails quickly on her days off. I would highly recommend this vendor.

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    Thank you for your wonderful review Margaret! We loved working with you and are so happy we were able to be apart of your special day! We hope to see you in the Tavern soon! Congratulations again from all of us here at Dowds!

    Ashley Blackburn

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Dowds' Country Inn for our summer 2018 wedding, from touring the venue all the way through our big day. We ended up blocking all the rooms and hosting every wedding event at the inn, because it was just such a good experience to work with their team and much simpler than moving from place to place. We hosted our rehearsal dinner and cocktail reception the night before the wedding for 50 people in the Carriage House and Banquet Hall, and our wedding ceremony and reception for 75 people on the Courtyard and Patio. From start to finish, the Dowds' team made us feel welcome, stayed in touch on every detail, and went out of their way to make sure we were happy. They even recommended vendors and an officiant when we had trouble finding a local Justice of the Peace. Many of our guests stayed for the entire weekend and continue to rave about the accommodations, the food, and the friendly staff. They especially loved the tavern and the breakfast in... Read more

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    Thank you for your kind words Ashley! Your wedding was absolutely beautiful and we are so happy that we were able to be apart of your special day and witness such a beautiful and intimate wedding ceremony! We wish you many, many years of happiness!

    jennifer

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    5 out of 5
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  • Danielle at Dowd's was terrific to work with and helped make the post wedding brunch we threw for our sister a huge success! She was very responsive and helpful in all matters before and during the weekend of the wedding. The food was wonderful and the setting was very welcoming for the coming and going of the 100 guests we had that morning. Everyone told us what a great time they had and how friendly the staff was and especially how good and plentiful the coffee and food was all morning! Would highly recommend!

    Mirella

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had the absolute best experience at Dowds. The staff is not only responsive but they actively help make your vision come true. Danielle Kershaw and Tami Dowd were amazing throughout the planning and the setup for the wedding. I really can’t say enough how helpful, supportive and kind everyone was. Our entire bridal party stayed at the Inn for our wedding weekend and everyone left saying lovely things about their rooms and the service they received. Dowds was an amazing place to have our wedding!

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    Mirella! Thank you so much for your review! We were so very happy to host your special day and enjoyed all of the planning with both you and Miguel! Your teacups.... were so unique and beautiful! Such a beautiful wedding and what an amazing group of friends and family to host! We wish you both the very best and know we will see you soon!

    Miguel D.

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot say enough how thoughtful, careful, and professional the Dowd’s Country Inn was for our wedding. They made our day special and handled the stress of the day with ease and professionalism. I will forever be thankful that we had our wedding reception at Dowd’s. M

    Meg

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    5 out of 5
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  • My daughter was married at Dowd's in July. Our guests took all the guest rooms in the Inn, and the weekend had a quaint New England Village feel. We had cocktails on the patio, seated dinner in the dining room, and dancing with a fabulous band under a beautiful tent. Tami and Danielle were wonderful to work with and the reception was a ball. Definitely recommend!

    Julie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Thank you Tami, and Danielle for everything you did to make our day so special! I had the most beautiful wedding I could have ever imagined! Our guests were so impressed with Dowd's as were we. The staff is so polite and wonderful they greet you like you're important to them, and everyone there goes above and beyond to make sure that you are truly happy! The food was fantastic and the portions were perfect! I can't thank everyone enough for all they have done. Thank you so much for making my day beautiful!

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    Thank you Julie and Hunter for letting us be apart of your special day! Your wedding day was absolutely beautiful and we truly enjoyed working with you and planning your special day! We wish you all the happiness in the world!

    Mary

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    5 out of 5
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  • Love this place and everyone that works there!! The location is absolutely beautiful! Tami was great to work with. The rooms were so cute and cozy. Everything I wanted and needed they made happen. The morning after they placed our centerpieces with flowers around in the inn and dining areas so we could enjoy them when we had breakfast which was so sweet. We had some friends that were causing some trouble, Tami politely came to me and filled me in and she was happy to deal with it if I wanted her to but wanted me to have the choice of handling it. Such a great experience! I would recommend them to everyone. Food was AMAZING!!

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    Thank you for the kind words Mary! Both you and Spencer were such a joy to work with! We enjoyed hosting your wedding! Everything was absolutely beautiful and you two were an awesome couple to work with! Congratulations again, and we wish you two the very best!

    Sharon

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    5 out of 5
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  • A wonderful experience! Tami and her team are fantastic!

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    Thank you Sharon! You and Fred were fantastic to work with and we enjoyed hosting your special day! Many, many years of happiness!

    Shari

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    5 out of 5
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  • If you are looking for a quaint and lovely facility for your next event, Dowd's Country Inn is the place to be. I had several Inn's I was considering, but after reading reviews, looking at the lovely food options, and the customer service, I decided to go with Dowd's Inn. Am I glad I did !! Not only was the facility exactly what I wanted, the service was superb.

    Alicia

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    5 out of 5
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  • Book it!! As the mother of the Groom my contact with the folks at the Inn was centered around the rehearsal dinner. From my very first conversation with Meghan I felt I was working with a FRIEND not just the Inn's Events Coordinator. The whole wedding party and family members stayed at the Inn - the accommodations are second to none. The staff was amazing and willing to help with all those little things we forgot!

    Margaret

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • We were very happy with our wedding at Dowd's Inn. Tami and Danielle were able to take our ideas and make them into a beautiful and well-executed wedding. In the month since the wedding, we have had family and friends tell us that it was the most fun wedding they have ever been to! The work that the staff at Dowd's Inn put in to make our weekend wonderful was fantastic, and we couldn't be happier.

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    Thank you for the kind words Margaret! We absolutely enjoyed hosting your wedding! It was so beautiful and you were all so wonderful to work with! We wish you many years of happiness and hope you will come back to visit on your anniversary!

    Louise

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    4.1 out of 5
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  • I booked the entire inn for my son's wedding weekend in September. We did not hold the wedding reception there but the rehearsal dinner for eighty was held in Dowds' banquet room and on their patio. The gardens were beautiful at this time of year and the inn lends itself perfectly to an elegant country event. Many of my guests raved about the dinner buffet of sole, prime rib, and butternut squash. The flow from the patio to the banquet room made for an easy transition from cocktail hour to dinner. The weather cooperated so we were able to have the bar set up outside. All my guests enjoyed their stay at the inn which included a delicious full breakfast in a lovely new breakfast room. The staff were very accommodating to all their needs. I would not hesitate to book an event at Dowds' again.

    Molly

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    2.9 out of 5
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  • Everything started out wonderfully when we began planning our reception with Dowd's. They were super accommodating regarding dietary restrictions, with the event manager at the time, Erin, even going so far as to create a menu that was supposed to be dairy and gluten-free. The grounds are beautiful and Erin seemed to "get" us and our plans, she helped us gather them into a vision and made us feel like there was little we had to do. All was well until I called to check in with Erin one day slightly more than a month ahead of the reception and was told that she "had to leave due to personal reasons." I spoke to the owner who assured me that our event manager had only needed a leave of absence and, if she wasn't back in time (which we doubted), the owner herself would handle our event personally. We met with the owner - she had none of the information that we held in our hands, in the contract. We had to go through everything, step-by-step again, a month before the reception. Also we l... Read more

    User5491592

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    4.4 out of 5
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  • Would definitely recommend Dowds' for a reception. Tami Dowd and the rest of her family were incredibly friendly, willing to work with us with what we wanted, and quite flexible. The Inn was a little slow to respond to emails occasionally, but it never became much of an issue, as the Inn had us on a pretty generous timeline for planning food / guest rooms / seating arrangements / final numbers / etc. Was wonderful to work with on the day of the reception--let us borrow buckets, tables, and a lot of other things we hadn't thought to plan in advance. Turned plated dessert into buffet in the middle of the reception when we realized dessert service was going to take too long, and it didn't seem to bother them too much. Beautiful venue, especially at the end of September. Lovely rooms; everything you expect from a B&B, but with the added bonus of a converted barn to host a reception.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you hosting your Wedding with us and we appreciate your feedback. We have added an Events Manager to our team and this has certainly made a difference! Hosting your family and friends was a pleasure and we appreciate your business.

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