Pavilions & Group Use Areas

New Hampshire State Parks are the crown jewels of the state and are the perfect place to have a wedding, reunion, group outing, or any other sort of event. To make a reservation, please call the number listed. 

Please Note: Anyone wanting to plan an event at a State Park should contact that park directly and organize with the park manager to ensure the date and space is available, as well as to discuss pricing.

Please Note: Pavilions & group use areas can not be reserved on holidays & holiday weekends for Ellacoya, Wellington, White Lake and Winslow State Parks.

SEACOAST REGION

Seacoast Weddings, Meetings and Events Guide   (4.26MB)
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Hampton Beach State Park Pavilion

Hampton Beach State Park - South Beach area  - Route 1A, Hampton, NH 03842; 603-227-8717 

Located at the southeastern most tip of New Hampshire and renown for its beautiful sand dunes, sea grass and miles of sandy beach is Hampton Beach State Park. With views of Hampton Harbor and a picturesque rock jetty, this park is a famous retreat for family gatherings and business outings. A private pavilion is available for any special occasion up to 250 guests.

Pavilion - Capacity: 250; Fee: $1,250.00. 




The Seashell Oceanfront Pavilion at Hampton Beach State Park is now taking reservations!
This breathtaking venue is set in the heart of Hampton Beach State Park surrounded by miles of pristine white sandy beaches with the most spectacular panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Seashell Oceanfront Pavilion offers an all-in-one setting for your special occasion! Exchange vows in the sand with the sound of waves breaking in the background, have a prelude cocktail reception on the wrap-around Oceanfront Terrace, then proceed up to the stylish Seashell Oceanfront Pavilion which offers all the amenities that you would expect from a first-class wedding facility. The Seashell Oceanfront Pavilion provides elegance and ease for an indoor reception of up to 100 guests.


 

Kingston State Park Group Use Area

Kingston State Park  - 124 Main Street, Kingston, NH 03848; 603-642-5471 

The park is 44 acres in size, and includes fireplaces, picnic areas, a playground, softball field, and three game areas for horseshoes, volleyball and we now have canoe rentals. One bathhouses with dressing rooms and flush toilets are available. Alcohol is not permitted and is strictly enforced, violators will be asked to leave the park and will receive no refund. Reservations are accepted for business parties, wedding receptions, kids groups, family functions, and other general gatherings. 

Group Use Area - Capacity: 100; Fee: $400.00.


 

Odiorne Point State Park Group Use Area

Odiorne Point State Park  - Route 1A, Rye, NH 03870; 603-227-8717

Surrounded by beautiful stonewalls and overlooking the ocean, Odiorne Point provides a natural backdrop and intimate setting for your next special occasion. Odiorne Point State Park offers one of the most beautiful and diverse natural settings along New Hampshire's coastline with 135-acres of rocky shoreline, sandy beaches, salt marsh, freshwater and salt ponds, dense forest , military and historical sites all connected by an extensive trails system. 

A 3,200 sq. ft. (40’x80’) multi-peaked event tent will be installed for the season and is available to customize for your function. The group-use area rental fee includes event tent, mast pennants, interior perimeter tent lighting and electrical power. 

Group Use Area - Capacity: 200; Fee: $1,250.00.

Rye Harbor State Park Pavilion and Group Use Area

Rye Harbor State Park  - Off Route 1A, Rye NH 03870; 603-227-8717
Known as one of the most picturesque harbors in the Northeast, Ragged Neck at Rye Harbor State Park is a peninsula of rocky coastline filled with lush green grass. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean with a spectacular backdrop of the Isles of Shoals, Ragged Neck is earthly paradise! Rye Harbor State Park is the perfect setting for those seeking a unique, isolated location for gatherings of up to 200 people. A smaller pavilion is also available for groups of 40 people or less. 

A 3,200 sq. ft. (40’x80’) multi-peaked event tent will be installed for the season and is available to customize for your function. The group-use area rental fee includes event tent, mast pennants, interior perimeter tent lighting and electrical power. 

Small Pavilion; Fee $300.00      Day Use Area; Fee with tent: $1,250.00


 

Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Group Use Area

Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion State Historic Site - Off Route 1A, Portsmouth, NH 03801; 603-436-6607
This State Historic Site is a great location for a wedding with it's beautiful, sweeping view of Little Harbor and huge grassy lawn area overlooking Portsmouth.The Mansion is the former home of New Hampshire's first royal governor, Benning Wentworth, who served in office from 1741 to 1767. The rambling 40-room mansion which overlooks Little Harbor, is one of the most outstanding homes remaining of the colonial era. Amenities include boating, fishing, flush toilets and picnicking. Tours of the Mansion available for an additional cost. Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion site rental information   

Main Area - Capacity: 150  |   Fees: vary depending on size (see site rental info pdf above).



 

MERRIMACK VALLEY REGION

Bear Brook State Park Pavilions

Bear Brook State Park- 157 Deerfield Road, Allenstown, NH 03275
This scenic park offers many recreational opportunities including, swimming, boating, camping, and fishing, as well as an extensive trail network. Additional amenities include biking, boat rentals, flush toilets, picnicking, a playground, and showers. The park also offers two large pavilions that have ample grassy areas.  With Catamount Pond as a backdrop, these pavilions are great for a wedding, corporate event, family reunion, or any get-together.



Bathhouse Pavilion: located in the day-use area of the park, at the Catamount Pond swimming area. There is a ramp that allows guests with disabilities full access to the pavilion. The public swimming area is at the pavilion and access to the extensive trail system is within walking distance from the pavilion.

Bathhouse Pavilion Amenities: There are restrooms below the pavilion that are shared with the day-use visitors and nearby charcoal grills. There are no outlets or overhead lights in the Bathhouse Pavilion.

The fee for the pavilion, listed below, is based upon attendance.

Total # of Guest

Attending

Price
1-50 $200
51-100 $400

Please contact park staff at bearbrookstatepark@dncr.nh.gov with any questions.

Shelter Pavilion:  This is an open style pavilion. The shelter and the surrounding area can accommodate four hundred people. This area is only a short walk to the beach located across the street.

Shelter Pavilion Amenities: include overhead lighting and electrical outlets. This shelter has its own bathroom facilities, parking lot, running water, barbeque pit, charcoal grill, and fireplace. The shelter also has quick access to the trail system and a softball field.

The fee for this shelter, listed below, is based upon attendance. 

Total # of Guest

Attending

Price

Total # of Guest

Attending

Price
1-100 $400 251-275 $1,100
101-125 $500 276-300 $1,200
126-150 $600 301-325 $1,300
151-175 $700 326-350 $1,400
176-200 $800 351-375 $1,500
201-225 $900 376-400 $1,600
226-250 $1,000    
The minimum upfront cost to reserve the pavilion is $400. The park will contact you via e-mail to collect any balance due and provide important information, including any additional permits that may be required. Please contact park staff at bearbrookstatepark@dncr.nh.gov with any questions.

Pawtuckaway State Park Pavilion

Pawtuckaway State Park  - 128 Mountain Road, Nottingham, NH 03290  
Pawtuckaway boasts a large 700 ft. family beach on the lake with a bathhouse, grills and picnic tables, a playground, and a park store. The park also offers a private group pavilion and ball field available by reservation only. Other activities in the park include biking, boating, camping, hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.



Group Use Pavilion: The pavilion is located in a private setting within the day-use area of the park and can accommodate several hundred people. With three of the four sides open, the pavilion offers easy access for your guests.

Pavilion Amenities: include running water and electricity, including overhead lighting and outlets. There are private restrooms, a small standing charcoal grill, and a fireplace, as well as volleyball net and field, horseshoe pits, and a baseball diamond that are also included with the pavilion rental. Please note, the park does not offer athletic equipment. Access to the public beach, park store, and the extensive trail system is within walking distance from the pavilion.

The fee for the pavilion, listed below, is based upon attendance.

Total # of Guest

Attending

Price

Total # of Guest

Attending

Price
1-100 $500 251-275 $1,375
101-125 $625 276-300 $1,500
126-150 $750 301-325 $1,625
151-175 $875 326-350 $1,750
176-200 $1,000 351-375 $1,875
201-225 $1,125 376-400 $2,000
226-250 $1,250    
The minimum upfront cost to reserve the pavilion is $500. Please contact park staff at pawtuckawaysp@dncr.nh.gov with any questions.



 

MONADNOCK VALLEY REGION

Monadnock State Park Group Use Area

Monadnock State Park  - Route 124, Jaffrey, NH 03452; 603-532-8862 
Known for being one of the most climbed mountains in the world, this park offers a unique experience for any gathering.  The park has a pavilion that is perfect for small groups.  Amenities include camping, flush toilets, hiking, picnicking, and showers. There are no facilities on the mountain. 

Group Use Area - Capacity: 16; Fee: $80.00.



 

LAKES REGION

Ellacoya State Park Pavilion

Ellacoya State Park - 266 Scenic Drive, Gilford, NH 03246; 603-293-7821
Ellacoya State Park is located in Gilford on the southwest shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire's largest lake. The 600-foot long sandy beach, with views across the lake to the Sandwich and Ossipee mountains, is a great place to spend with the family for a full day of swimming and picnicking. The campground includes 37 sites available by reservation only, and offers three-way hook-ups.

Group Use Pavilion:
The Pavilion overlooks Lake Winnipesaukee with a beautiful view of the Ossipee mountain range. The structure has 12 – 14 picnic tables that hold 6 -8 people and is enclosed by a split rail fence and can accommodate up to 100 people. Just outside the Pavilion is a barbecue pit and bathroom facilities are a short distance away. For your enjoyment, horse shoe pits and playground are nearby. Gas grills are permitted, which can be used outside of the pavilion. All items must be removed the same day of rental. The pavilion does not have electricity.



The fee for the pavilion is listed below.

Total # of Guest Attending

Price
1-100 $500
Any questions, please feel free to contact us at:
ellacoyastatepark@dncr.nh.gov (year round) 603-293-7821(May-October)

Wellington State Park Group Use Areas

Wellington State Park  - Off Route 3A, Bristol, NH 03222;
Newfound Lake is a great place to have a family or company party.  The beach area has clean water and plenty of picnic tables to accommodate the whole event.  A pavilion is the best way to keep everyone centralized to one area - good thing there are two here!  Amenities include boating, fishing, flush toilets, hiking, picnicking, and swimming. To reserve call 744 -2197 (May 9th – Columbus Day). To reserve during the off-peak season (Columbus Day – May 8th) email sandra.heisler@dncr.nh.gov or call 227-8745.

Note: In the spring of 2019 the main pavilion (Eagle’s Perch) will be relocated approx. 100ft from its present location; therefore we will not be taking reservations until June 22nd 2019. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Main Area - Capacity: 75; Fee: $375.00. East Area - Capacity: 75; Fee: $375.00.

White Lake State Park Pavilion

White Lake State Park  - 94 State Park Rd, Tamworth, NH 03886;  603-323-7350 
White Lake State Park offers some of the best swimming in the White Mountain region. The park lies along the shore of White Lake, which is an example of a typical glacial lake. During the Ice Age, glacial ice was buried beneath glacial till or debris. When the ice melted, a depression was created which gradually filled with water. Guests are welcome to enjoy a leisurely walk around the lake on a well-maintained foot path while looking for loons or signs of beaver activity, try their hand at the good trout fishing the lake provides or check out one of our types of boat rentals. The park offers a day-use area, group areas, and a campground with family campsites as well as youth group sites.

The Pavilion Area:
The pavilion can provide space for approximately 50 people with capacity of 65 people.  The structure is attached to the beach store near the boat rental shed overlooking White Lake and mountains in the background.  The parking lot, beach and restrooms are shared with the general public.  The pavilion includes picnic tables, a large group grill, trash cans and electricity.  Along with easy access to the beach, there is a trail that surrounds the pond for our guests to enjoy.



The fee for the pavilion is listed below.

Total # of Guest Attending

Price
1-50 $250
50-65 $325
Rental Fee:
There is a $250 use fee charged upon reservation online, which covers the first 50 guests attending. Please be sure that all guests inform staff upon entry that they are with a pavilion rental.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at:
Gregory.preville@dncr.nh.gov Park Phone #: 603-323-7350

 

DARTMOUTH / LAKE SUNAPEE REGION

Winslow State Park Group Use Area

Winslow State Park  - Kearsarge Mountain Rd, Wilmot, NH 03287; sandra.heisler@dncr.nh.gov
Located on the side of Mt. Kearsarge with beautiful views of the White Mountains, the views from this mountain are fantastic.  There’s no better way to celebrate than among the clouds. This is a unique place for any kind of event.  Amenities include fishing, hiking, picnicking, and a playground. Pets are allowed. To reserve, e-mail Sandy at sandra.heisler@dred.nh.gov, or call 603-526-6168 (June 1st - Columbus Day) or 603-227-8745(Columbus Day – June 1st).

Group Use Area - Capacity: 50; Fee: $200.00.


 

GREAT NORTH WOODS REGION

Beaver Brook Falls Group Use Area

Beaver Brook Falls Wayside - Route 145, Colebrook, NH 03576; 603-538-6707 
A gorgeous waterfall sets the background for many photo opportunities and a beautiful setting for a small wedding or corporate event. A picnic area with a small covered pavilion adds a nice spot to get out of the rain or heat. Trails leading directly to the base of the waterfall begin at the picnic area. Hiking and picnicking are just a couple of the wonderful things you can do here. Pets are allowed and pit toilets are available.

Group Use Capacity: 40. Call for pricing information. 

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Jericho Mountain State Park Group Use Area

Jericho Mountain State Park - Jericho Lake Road, Berlin, NH 03570; 603-466-3860
Known for its trail riding opportunities, this park has amazing views from a number of scenic outlooks. The park also has a wonderful sandy beach on Jericho Lake, where park guests can enjoy swimming, fishing, canoeing, or picnicking, with a small grassy area set back from the water

Pavilion Amenities: Set back near the edge of Jericho Lake adjacent to the picnic area, beach, and playground, the 20'x40' pavilion enjoys a view of the lake surrounded by a backdrop of the Northern White Mountains. A large group style grill is located at the pavilion site, and plenty of grassy areas surround the site to add more room for your activities. There is a short walk from the day use parking area to the pavilion, but arrangements can be made with park staff to bring a few vehicles directly to the pavilion behind locked gates if needed. Limited installed lighting is present, but 2 electrical outlets allow you to bring additional lighting or to serve other purposes.

Camping is not permitted at the pavilion or its parking area.

The fee for the pavilion, listed below, is based upon attendance.
 

Total # of Guest Attending

Price
1-25 $100
26-50 $200
51-75 $300
76-100 $400
The $100 non-refundable use fee is a deposit and the full amount due will be based on the number of guests who arrive on the day of your event according to required NH State Park per person Day Use Fees. The shelter pavilion has a capacity of 100 people. The balance of fees is due on the day of your event at the park office, based on the number of people less the value of the deposit fee. Any questions, please feel free to contact jerichomountainsp@dncr.nh.gov. Thanks.

John Wingate Weeks Historic Site Group Use Area

Weeks State Park - 304 Prospect Street (off Rt. 3), Lancaster, NH 03584; 603-788-4004 or 603-271-3556
The John Wingate Weeks Historic Site (at Weeks State Park) is a great location for a wedding with it's beautiful, sweeping views of Presidential Range, grassy lawn overlooking the mountains and old stone fire tower. The Estate is the former summer home of of John Wingate Weeks, leading conservationist, U.S. congressman, U.S. senator, and Secretary of War under Presidents Harding and Coolidge. Set at the very top of Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, New Hampshire, the house and grounds provide a 360-degree panorama of mountain splendor. Visitors can climb the old stone fire tower for even better mountain views. The John Wingate Weeks House Museum is also open to the public and tours are offered during the operating season.

John Wingate Weeks Historic Site Rental Information  
Main Area - Capacity: 150 | Fee: $1,250

Lake Francis State Park Group Use Area

Lake Francis State Park  - 439 River Road, Pittsburg, NH 03592; 603-538-6965 
With camping on-site and plenty of fish in the lake, this is a great place for a weekend of fun. The park includes a small pavilion with a waterfront view and a lawn perfect for your small event or reception. Amenities include boat rentals, camping, fishing, flush toilets, picnicking, a playground, and showers. Pets are allowed. 

Call for pricing and capacity information.