Barn Wedding Venue Wolfeboro NH - The Pickering House Inn

Congratulations on your engagement! 

Wolfeboro’s incredible scenery, sparkling waters and charming downtown make it a favorite destination for engagement, wedding or elopement celebrations.  The Barn at Pickering House is pleased to offer a high-end option for couples who want the rustic charm of a restored 19th century barn with modern luxuries and convenience to downtown activities. We book a limited number of wedding events each year, giving preference to couples working with wedding planners (although a professional wedding planner is not required). 

The Barn at Pickering House opened in July 2018 after a complete renovation. The Barn was built in the 1800s and retains many of its original features, yet offers the convenience of central air conditioning, heating, private bathrooms, a built-in bar and additional lighting. Our unique downtown location means that you and your guests can stroll to restaurants, shops and Wolfeboro’s Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront before and after your wedding events.

We have been delighted to be featured recently in New Hampshire Magazine’s Bride (Summer 2020), World Bride Magazine, Lakes Region Bride and on a WMUR-NH Chronicle TV segment on old barns that have been turned into chic wedding venues:

View the “Real Wedding” Featured in NH Magazine’s Bride
Read the World Bride Magazine Article
View the Online Edition of 2019 Lakes Region Bride View the Chronicle Feature

General Information

The Barn at Pickering House accommodates up to 150 people for sit-down events. It features:
• 40’ x 60’ open space with haylofts
• Sweeping central staircase
• Heating & air-conditioning
• Built-in bar
• Dance floor
• Rectangular & round farm tables
• Cross-back, café-style chairs
• Assorted antique furnishings
• Interior, ADA-compliant bathrooms
• Adjacent prep kitchen
• Venue coordinator on duty throughout the event
[Photo courtesy of Mark Spooner Photography]


Rehearsal Dinners & Receptions

For larger events such as wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners, our entire property – including the 10-room Pickering House Inn – is reserved for the private use for you and your Inn guests for a minimum of two nights. You and your guests staying with us have exclusive use of the Inn and enjoy the full Pickering House Inn experience. Our Weekend Wedding Package includes:

  • Use of the Barn for One 5 Hour Event
  • A Combination of Rectangle and Round Farm Tables
  • Rustic Cross-back Chairs
  • Assorted Antique Serving Side Pieces/Furnishings
  • Decorative String Lighting
  • On-Site Coordination of Deliveries & Services
  • Event Manager & Staff On Duty Throughout the Event

We provide a list of preferred vendors for rentals, catering, flowers and more. 
[Photo courtesy of Mark Spooner Photography]

Additional Events

Please inquire for details about events such as:

  • Engagement Party
  • Elopement Celebrations
  • Welcome Cocktail Party
  • Private Family Dinner
  • Farewell Brunch

Our own culinary team under the direction of Executive Chef Jonathan Hudak is available to provide fabulous food for smaller get-togethers.