Support Information

Supporting Information for Weddings

Schedule & availability
Special services can be held from the first Saturday in June through the last Saturday in September.
(Weddings, Vow Renewals, Christenings and Memorial Services)

Interview with sponsor/Trustee
Carol Snelling                     603-968-9809            csnellg@gmail.com
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)

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           e-mail:office@sandwichfederated.org
  • Holderness Community Church       603-968-3219
  • Center Harbor Congregational Church    603-253-7698 or 603-253-8668
  • 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.

Reception

  • Contact the Squam Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 665, Ashland NH 03217.
  • 603-968-4494 for suggestions.   www.squamlakeschamber.com

Organists

  • Edna Van Saun                 617-495-8275      evansaun@gsd.harvard.edu
  • 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
Edandbos@gmail.com 
Ms. O’Brien can organize any size or type of chamber music (duet, trio, quartet, etc.)

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

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

Reverend Paulo Franco                                                      773-458-3743 (cell)
United Church of Christ                                                    603-458-3743 (office)

Photography
Cold Brook Studio (Brian Hoag) 603-323-7572
coldbrookstudios@roadrunner.com
coldbrookstudio.net (web site)