1. Do we have to set up the party favors, place cards, etc.?
Just leave everything in our capable hands. On the day prior to your wedding you will have a meeting with Kim our Wedding Co-Ordinator and with Paris Dyer our Banquet Manager who will be in charge of your evening. At that time leave us with all of your party favors etc. give us any specific directions you may have and leave the rest to us.
2. What is the shape and size of the banquet tables?
We have 60” rounds that seat 8-10 people comfortably. We will assist you in your table layout which can be configured different ways depending on your numbers. We provide white tablecloths and napkins. If you choose to add different colors, your coordinator can rent them for you for an additional fee.
3. What outside vendors are we responsible for?
You are responsible for obtaining your photographer, videographer, band or disk jockey, florist and justice of the peace. We are happy to send you referrals for vendors we’ve used in the past.
4. How many rooms do you have in the hotel?
We have 21 rooms in the main inn. Sixteen of these rooms have 1 queen-sized bed in them, 3 of them have 2 double beds and a pull-out sofa, 2 of them have 1 queen-sized bed and a pull-out sofa. In addition to these standard accommodations, there are 40 deluxe rooms available that have king-sized beds, a gas fireplace and either an oversized whirlpool Jacuzzi tub or your own private outdoor hot tub.
5. Is there a room where we can freshen up at after the ceremony?
We would use one of the rooms occupied by your guests as your hospitality suite. You can freshen up in that room or even decide to stay in there with your bridal party during the cocktail reception so that you can enjoy your own private gathering.
6. What type of background music do you have available for us?
During your entire cocktail reception, we highly recommend you hire our in-house piano player for $200. If not, we do have a classical cd we can play overhead or perhaps you have a special cd you’d like us to play.
7. Is someone available during the reception if I need anything?
Yes. Our Banquet Manager Paris Dyer will be there throughout the event to meet your every need.
8. Can we provide welcome bags to be handed out by the Front Desk to our guests?
Distribution of guest gift bags at the front desk is welcomed free of charge. Gift bag delivery to specific guest rooms can be arranged for a fee of $3.00 per room.
9. Do you provide a rooming list for the overnight rooms booked?
Yes we can provide that to you at any time and it can be sent via e-mail or fax.
10. Do you offer babysitting services?
Babysitting services can be arranged. We will put a babysitter in contact with the child’s parents to work out the details.
11. Can we host a Rehearsal Dinner at The Wentworth?
We would love to have your friends and family join us the night before your wedding. It is a great opportunity for many family members to meet the other side of the family for the first time. We can do a simple backyard BBQ, sit-down meal, buffet, stations or even just a cocktail reception with passed hors d’oeuvres. There are certain months when a rehearsal dinner/welcome reception would be required.
12. Do you offer a brunch on the Sunday after our wedding?
Included in your guests’ room rate is a full breakfast the next morning. We would love to have all of your guests join you at the same time and in the same room for a delicious brunch. Pricing for this would be the difference in a brunch price to the breakfast rate your guests have paid per person. Your coordinator can go over the pricing with you.
13. When are menu choices due?
Your menu selections must be determined thirty days prior to your wedding day. We do not require a specific count per each entrée. You may choose two entrée selections to be served to your guests at your dinner. Vegetarian meals or meals that fulfill special dietary needs are available as a third entrée choice upon request. Should you select our Surf and Turf dinner, that would be the only option offered to your guests.
14. Do you have elopement packages?
Yes we do. We will work with you to customize your ceremony and stay to fit your budget and ideas.
15. What are the rates for vendor and children’s meals?
The vendors will be served the same entrées as your guests at a discounted rate of $35 per vendor. For children ages 12 and under, meals are $20 when ordering off the children’s menu.
16. What are the additional charges?
All of our package rates include a 9% NH state tax and 15% service charge and 3% event management fee. Vendor and children’s meals are subject to tax and gratuity, and the tent rental fee is also subject to tax. The tent rental fee (for weddings June through October) is $2,750 and includes linen, china, crystal, Chiavari chairs, bar service, and solid platform dance floor. If you choose to have your ceremony on site we have a variety of ceremony sites available both inside and outside. If you choose to hire our piano player for your cocktail reception, his rate is $200.
17. When are deposits due?
The initial non-refundable deposit is due when the contract is signed and returned to the Sales Manager. The estimated 90% of the balance will be due 60 days prior to your wedding. The remaining balance is due upon departure of the hotel. All deposits are to be paid by check or money order. Credit cards are accepted, but surcharge fees will be added.