Hampton, NH Wedding Venues, Vendors, & JP Services

Ah yes... Hampton Beach in the summertime! A great place to get married on the beach - if you can find a spot! One great venue where you can have your ceremony in the sand and a classy reception is the Seashell Oceanfront Pavilion at Hampton Beach, NH. Yes, the same location where you listen to great concerts in the summer can be the venue for a wedding year round. If you get married there in the summer expect the usual traffic, and more than a few onlookers from the beach (which I think can add to the festiveness of the moment), but this can be a nice quiet site at other times of the year. They close the entire terrace to foot traffic, and your guests can have their hors d'oeuvres and enjoy a cocktail hour in the great ocean air.

Here are some other great wedding venues in the town:

Ashworth By The Sea - If elegant is what you're looking for, then the Ashworth is your place! There are four function rooms that can accommodate everything from a small, intimate wedding up to a large ceremony. Pics: Ashworth By The Sea

Hampton Beach State Park, South Beach - Served as JP for a June ceremony here. Not a bad location to have your ceremony and reception. You can have your wedding down at the beach and then have your reception in the pavilion. The site my couple chose was a semi-private area near the rocks just a little distance form the pavilion. The only drawback is the $15 per passenger vehicle fee which you'll be paying for each of your guest's cars. That's ok if you have a small guest list, but a large guest list could be expensive. Beyond that, I'm not sure what you pay to reserve the pavilion, so perhaps a reasonable rental fee makes up for the expensive admission fee.

Hobbs House Community Center - This is a cute place to get married for a couple with a small guest list. There is a small parlor area that can serve as a cozy location for a wedding. The Trinity Episcopal Church building is right next door. The church has their parish office in the Hobbs House and provides outreach ministries there. I believe you have to have an EpiscopaI affiliation to have your wedding in the church, but can use the Community Center for a small wedding like the one I officiated there. I also noticed a larger room adjacent to the parlor area that could serve as a location for a reception or a slightly larger wedding of I believe up to 80 guests.  

The Old Salt - Known for it's historic and nautical rustic charm, the Old Salt can accommodate a small, intimate wedding, or a larger wedding of up to 120 guests. I've only had the honor of being Justice of the Peace for one wedding ceremony here - a December event with the couple and few of their closest family and friends. They rented a small but sunny and quite elegant room for their nuptial. It was great. Larger events can be held in what's known as the Goody Cole Room. In any case, this is a great venue for a ceremony.

Victoria Inn - Hadn't officiated a wedding here for a long time, but just performed one there in July. This is a great venue for a ceremony, with a really cute gazebo and beautiful grounds. There's also a pavilion for the reception (or the ceremony if it rains). If you decide to have your wedding at the Inn, keep in mind that you are renting the grounds only - there is no coordination assistance for the rehearsal or for the ceremony itself. This just means that if you have a large wedding party, you want to choose an officiant who is experienced in coordinating rehearsals and weddings, or have a very organized relative or friend (preferably with some experience) do it. Also, I have to mention Lincoln, the venue's resident Scottish Terrier - most relaxed Scotty I ever met. He hangs with the guests inside the Inn before the ceremony, and is a delightful and I dare say "calming" (for all you nervous brides) presence. All-in-all, a wonderful venue for a wedding! Pictures: Victoria Inn

Here is a link to the town clerk in Hampton...
Hampton Town Clerk

The fee for a marriage ceremony performed by Justice of the Peace John Scuto in Hampton, New Hampshire is $125 for a Lite Secular Ceremony or Lite Spiritual Ceremony, $155 for a Classic Secular Ceremony or Classic Spiritual Ceremony with Custom Vows, and $195 for a Theme Ceremony with Custom Vows. JP John's attendance at wedding rehearsals in Hampton is $65. (Please Note: Fees may vary with a limited number of specific vendors/venues due to contractual agreements - call for details)

Please Contact Me if you have questions, if you'd like to set up a free consultation, or if you'd like me to be the Justice of the Peace for your Hampton wedding ceremony.

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