Support Information

Supporting Information for Weddings

Schedule & availabilityCall now to schedule your special 2021 and 2022 event
Special services can be held from the first Saturday in June through the last Saturday in September.
(Weddings, Vow Renewals, Christenings and Memorial Services)
Due to the pandemic, we had to institute new policies for Private Services in 2020.  We hope that we will not have to continue these limitations for the 2021 season but we are unable to predict what the State of New Hampshire will require next summer.  The limitations in 2020 included that the size of the gathering must be limited to the approved levels for group gatherings allowed by the State of New Hampshire.  The organ, prayer books, hymnals and cushions were not available and all participants were asked to wear masks and follow appropriate social distancing behaviors and sign a release.

Interview with sponsor/Trustee
Carol Snelling                     603-968-9809  
You must schedule an interview prior to your wedding either by phone or in person

Transportation to the Island  (Note:A limited number of wheelchairs are available on the Island)

  • Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (Paul Brochu) 603-968-7194 x110
  • Experience Squam (SeaRay Bowrider)            603-968-3990
  • “Satisfaction” (1965 Century Resorter 21) 603-536-3456

Local Churches (alternate locations in case of rain)

  • The Trinity Church; Located on the grounds of Holderness School.  Rustic & charming – no electricity with old style box pews.  $250 non-refundable.  Seats 100.  Contact Linda Folsom-603-375-4038
  • Federated Church of Sandwich         603-284-6151  (Cost $300)        
  • Holderness Community Church       603-968-3219    (Cost $150)
  • Center Harbor Congregational Church    603-253-7698   (Cost $400)
  • St Mark’s Episcopal Church (Ashland)    603-968-7640

Note: If you are from out of state, please check the NH Marriage Guidelines (available at any Town Clerk’s office) regarding the location of your alternative site.


  •  Squam Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, Ashland NH   603-968-4494 for suggestions.
  • The Common Man Restaurants
  • Willoughby Ridge Farm, Route 113 Holderness, NH


  • Noelle Beaudin                603-284-6550
  • Edna Van Saun                603-539-4595
  • Kathleen Smith                603-744-2736
  • Peggy Johnson                 603-986-6839

You will need two strong pumpers (12+ years of age). The organ is cranked by hand and requires some training.

Chamber Music
Bozena O’Brien   603-744-6776 or 603-455-8851 
Ms. O’Brien can organize any size or type of chamber music (duet, trio, etc.)

This is a partial listing of local clergy available for private ceremonies in the event that you do not have your own clergy to perform the ceremony.  Note: Church Island is not consecrated.  The Catholic Church prohibits priests from performing ceremonies on unconsecrated ground.

Reverend Paulo Franca                                                     773-458-3743
Pastor, Acton Congregational Church

Reverend Jay Hutchinson                                                 302-561-4647
Chaplain, St. Andrews School

Reverend Dr. Virginia Jones-Newton                              603-284-6288
United Methodist Church (retired)

Reverend Carol Snow-Asher                                             603-744-7864
American Baptist/Congregational UCC

Reverend Janet Lombardo                                                603-224-3139
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Reverend Cannon Hannah Anderson                             603-724-1558
Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire                                                  

Cold Brook Studio (Brian Hoag) 603-323-7572 (web site)