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  • How do we set up a tour?
    We love visitors! To schedule your tour... click here. If you need assistance with your booking, email our event coordinators: sparksandspoons@gmail.com.
  • What are the differences between The Barn Package & The Dream Wedding Weekend Package?
    The Dream Wedding Weekend Package offers a more inclusive wedding weekend experience. It includes: Farmhouse On-Site Accommodations: The White Farmhouse and the Yellow Farmhouse for 2 nights during your weekend stay and 50% off the nightly rate for any additional nights. Jeffers Hill/S&S Staff: Our partners at Sparks and Spoons Events provide planning assistance, day-of coordinator, decorators and staff on site the entire weekend. They work with our couples to outline a plan and room layout for the reception, rehearsal dinner, and optional post-wedding brunch. They will set up the tables and chairs for all wedding events and assist with decor. They will set the tables with the included linen and china table settings for an elegant experience. Table Settings & Decor: Jeffers Hill provides the linens, plates, silverware, goblets, and champagne glasses and places them on the tables and will clear them at the end of the night. Couples will get a $1,200 shopping credit to use for decor rentals from the Sparks & Spoons Events rental catalog. Sparks & Spoons Events will help create your desired look, deliver the items, and set them up for your weekend. They love providing our couples extra attention in creating a wonderful wedding weekend experience. Extras: In addition, you will also enjoy some extra perks to make your wedding weekend that much more special such as a mimosa bar, s'mores, firepits, and a coordinated sparkler moment. The Barn Package does not include these extra services, additional staffing, accommodations, or rental decor.
  • Once booked, can I make a change to my package?
    You may be able to upgrade your package or add on services, but you will need to check with Jeffers Hill event coordinators to see if they can accommodate your request.
  • How do we reserve our date?
    Please digitally sign your contract administered by Honeybook software and submit a $1,000 retainer payment.
  • Will there be another wedding the same day?
    No way! We take pride in hosting one wedding per weekend. We want you to enjoy all that Jeffers Hill has to offer for the entire weekend at the farm.
  • Can we bring in our own vendors?
    Yes! We love working with new and returning vendors. You will be supplied with a list of our favorite vendors, but we encourage you to build a team that fits your needs. Jeffers Hill will plan to connect with all vendors prior to the event. Vendors are required to be insured and to include Jeffers Hill Farm as additionally insured on their policy.
  • Will there be staff on site to assist us?
    Each event will, at a minimum, have one venue coordinator on site and/or be on call during your event. Please refer to your specific package for what you can expect from venue staff.
  • What happens if we need to cancel?
    We would be sad to hear this. However, you can reschedule your date to another time that is available. If you would like to cancel, you would not be refunded the $1,000 retainer. Please refer to your specific contract which states cancellation less than 30 days of the event date forfeits the total contracted cost.
  • What is the rental fee?
    For our wedding package prices... Click Here.
  • What is the average budget of a couple getting married at Jeffers Hill?
    That is a great question! The Wedding Report states that in 2022, the average NH wedding cost is $30,000. We believe the average total budget of a couple getting married at Jeffers Hill is between $24,000-$32,000 for all wedding expenses (venue, food, dress, DJ, photographer, etc.). However, we have had more creative couples host beautiful weddings in the $16,000 - $20,000. With our flexibility and uniquely private venue we also host events at Jeffers Hill for those spending significantly more than the average, especially if they are looking to have a more custom and stylish celebration.
  • How much of a deposit (retainer) do you require to reserve my day?
    We require a $1,000 retainer to reserve your event. The retainer will be deducted from your balance. Within 30 days of booking, 20% of your total balance is due. At this time we do not require a cleaning and damage deposit, but we do require a credit card on file. The credit card will not be charged unless damages or excessive cleaning is required. We will notify you prior to charging the credit card.
  • Do you have a payment schedule?
    Yes. 20% of the total amount is required within 30 days of booking. As your event approaches, we kindly request 50% of the total balance six months before the event date and 75% three months prior to the event date. Partial payments of any amount are welcome before the specified due dates. When making payments by check, please include the last names of the couple and the wedding date in the memo line. The full payment must be settled by the specified due date, which is 30 days before the event. Additionally, for security purposes, we will keep a credit card on file to cover any potential damages to the facility or grounds.
  • How do you take payments?
    We can take payments by cash, check, venmo and credit card. Payments are made out to our partners at Sparks and Spoons Events who handle event payment and logistics. Please note, venmo and credit card payments are subject to processing fees. Checks may be mailed to Sparks & Spoons Events LLC, 360 Horse Meadow Road, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
  • My ceremony is scheduled to be held outside. What happens if it rains?
    You can rent a tent in advance or have the ceremony in the barn. If you rent a tent, we recommend that you reserve it early for availability. For Dream Wedding couples, Jeffers Hill event staff will have a final rain decision made 3 hours prior to the ceremony. Event staff will carefully move tables to the edge of the barn and “flip” the space after the ceremony while guests enjoy cocktail hour downstairs.
  • We plan to host the ceremony off-site. Does the package price change?
    The package price does not change. The price includes the venue and the grounds for your entire weekend.
  • Is there a ceremony fee?
    No, we do not add on a ceremony site fee for ceremonies held closest to the barn. We work with each couple to decide the best spot for your ceremony site. Additional charges apply if special requests are made that require mowing, moving ceremony benches/chairs to a further location, etc. such as having a ceremony closer to the Yellow Farmhouse.
  • What is included for the ceremony?
    We include 20 white ceremony benches, but you are welcome to use other seating options. We do not recommend that weddings with more than 80 guests use the included reception chairs for the ceremony. Jeffers Hill staff will not move chairs from ceremony to reception during cocktail hour. If you would like to add on this service, please connect with Sparks and Spoons event coordinator. An arbor and ceremony decorations from Sparks and Spoons Events catalog may be selected with the 10% discount or included for Dream Wedding couples.
  • When can we have our ceremony rehearsal?
    You can host your ceremony rehearsal on site prior to the wedding day. Most Jeffers Hill couples host their rehearsal Friday afternoon or evening. Dream Wedding couples will have a Sparks & Spoons wedding coordinator that will assist in facilitating a ceremony rehearsal as well as cueing the music and facilitating the ceremony on the day of your wedding.
  • Do you have an amplified noise policy?
    We ask that amplified sound (band, DJ, etc.) ends by 11:00pm and the main floor barn reception be closed at this time. With prior approval, guests may access the Whetstone Bar area of the barn after 11:00pm without amplified music. Additional hourly rate will be applied.
  • What is the restroom situation?
    Every wedding includes a luxury 2-stall restroom trailer. This is on site for the season and provides guests a traditional restroom experience. The only difference is that it is accessed from outside the barn off of our patio. Guests staying on site or guests requiring an accessible restroom may use the first floor farmhouse bathroom. Please note that the farmhouse bathrooms and septic systems are not equipped to be the primary restroom for 50+ guests and guests other than those staying on site are not permitted to use the farmhouse restrooms.
  • What is your maximum capacity?
    The barn reception hosts up to 140 guests. We have had creative couples host larger guest lists outside under a tent and utilize the barn for cocktail hour and dance hall. We recommend guest count to be 120 guests or less to be the most comfortable in the barn.
  • Do you offer rectangle tables instead of rounds?
    No, not yet! We currently have 17 round tables included with the venue. Fourteen 60" round tables (seats 8-10 guests) and three 72" round tables (seats 10-12 guests). You are welcome to bring/rent your own tables for your desired layout. We hope to offer farmhouse style tables in the future.
  • What is the venue accessibility like?
    The barn is accessible with a wheelchair through the main grand entrance barn doors . The Whetstone Bar can be accessed from the outside patio. The outdoor restroom trailer has a ramp. Jeffers Hill staff can also assist guests in accessing the first floor restroom of the adjacent farmhouse. Please notify staff of additional accommodations requests in advance.
  • Do you have separate rooms for getting ready?
    The barn is not equipped with formal getting ready suites. Most Jeffers Hill couples utilize the on-site farmhouses for getting ready that are equipped with restrooms, mirrors, lounge spaces, and Wi-Fi. However, the Whetstone Bar in the barn may be suited for a gathering space for the wedding party prior to the ceremony. Some clients utilize the Whetstone Bar lounge as a mingling/getting ready area for some of the wedding party.
  • I have family/friends who want to book one or both farmhouses for two nights. Can I book the Dream Wedding Weekend Package for less and have them pay for the houses separate?
    The farmhouses are part of the Dream Wedding Weekend Package and clients are responsible for the entire package cost. However, Jeffers Hill couples have used our nightly rates as a guide to have family/friends reimburse them directly for the cost of the house accommodations. To see our farmhouse rates... click here.
  • I am booking the Barn Package and I have family/friends who want to book one or both farmhouses. Can they book their stay directly with Jeffers Hill?
    They sure can! In this case, the booking of the farmhouses will be separate from your Barn Package contract.
  • How many guests can the farmhouses accommodate?
    The White Farmhouse comfortably fits 4-6 guests, but may fit up to 8 by utilizing air mattresses/couches. The Yellow Farmhouse comfortably fits 8-12 guests, but may fit up to 14 guests.
  • Can guests camp on the property?
    Yes, camping is allowed on the property. There is limited access to running water in the barn facility and an outdoor two-stall luxury restroom trailer available during event weekends. There are no electrical hookups or amenities typically found at standard campgrounds. If you wish for campground amenities, please consider camping at one of the many campgrounds within 10 miles of the venue location.
  • Are there other accommodations for our guests nearby?
    There are many local accommodations nearby. Check out our partner locations here. We encourage guests to explore the various Airbnb's and campgrounds that surround the White Mountains area. If you are looking for a traditional hotel block for guests, we recommend hotels in Plymouth, Littleton, and Lincoln, NH which are about 40 minutes from our private 450+ acres.
  • Can we bring in our own food?
    We require a professional to be hired for your event reception. Caterers must provide proof of license and insurance.
  • Do you provide cake cutting?
    No, we strongly recommend checking with your caterer to see if they include this service.
  • What is your alcohol policy?
    We require a licensed and insured bartender to serve alcohol. Keeping you, your guests, and our neighbors safe is our first priority. We recommend hiring a bartender from our list of suggested vendors. With their planning advice, you provide the alcohol and they serve it during your event timeframe. No other alcohol would be allowed at the event during this timeframe. We recommend beer, wine, and one to two pre-mixed signature cocktails.
  • When can we access the venue?
    You can access the barn on Friday at noon to Sunday at noon. If you have reserved the farmhouses, you can check-in at noon on Friday and check-out at noon on Sunday.
  • When will you need the exact guest count?
    We would like a guest count 7 days prior to the event date to prepare the venue space.
  • Who is Sparks and Spoons Events?
    We have partnered with Sparks & Spoons Events, a local wedding planning business, to expand our major event operations at Jeffers Hill. They are the primary contacts for events at Jeffers Hill which provides Jeffers Hill couples planning expertise right from the start. This includes one on-site venue assistant for every package during primary event hours and additional services that can be added on or included in some packages. More info about them.. Click Here.
  • Do you include a Day-Of Coordinator?
    The Barn Package does not include a day-of coordinator. To make your event flow effortlessly, we encourage you to add on day-of coordinator services from Sparks & Spoons Events, known as the Sparks and Sparkles package. Rates for this start at $1,500 (After a $1000 Jeffers Hill Discount!) Day of Coordinator services include ceremony rehearsal, schedule creation, vendor communication prior to the event, planning assistance, additional day-of tasks, etc. The Dream Wedding Weekend Package includes day-of coordinator services and decorators from Sparks and Spoons Events. The Dream Wedding Weekend Package includes day-of coordination and decorating services, also known as their Sparks & Sparkles package. Learn more about what's included in their packages and their services… Click Here.
  • Do you allow candles and confetti?
    We do not allow open flame candles inside the barn for safety and historical preservation. We recommend real wax LED candles. These can be rented from our partners, Sparks & Spoons Events. We only allow confetti that is made from leaves. Most biodegradable confetti will not be gone by the next wedding event. We hope you understand that we value taking care of the farm and the land.
  • Can we bring in our own decorations? Do you have any restrictions on decorations?
    Yes, you can bring your own decorations. We ask that you be mindful of the barn's historical significance and ask that you do not attach any items with nails, staples, etc. We encourage you to work with Jeffers Hill event coordinators to come up with a solution for your event vision. Please note, we may not be able to accommodate all requests. Please note the question above that real open flame candles and traditional confetti are not allowed.
  • Do you allow sparklers and fireworks?
    YES! We do allow sparklers. It is one of the most popular ways for Jeffers Hill couples to end their night. Event staff can be hired to help distribute sparklers and coordinate the perfect and safe send-off outside the barn. Fireworks may be permitted with prior approval and following town ordinance.
  • Do you offer a preferred vendor list?
    Yes, you will have access to our favorite vendor team members.
  • Do we need event insurance?
    Yes! This is important. Event insurance is required for the couple and their vendors. Couples can acquire event insurance with 1. a rider on their existing homeowners insurance 2. using a wedding insurance site (such as theeventhelper.com) 3. securing event insurance through an insurance agency of their choice. For reference, The Event Helper costs approximately $127 for 3 days (weekend weddings) with up to 160 guests.
  • Are dogs allowed?
    We love our furry friends! Dogs are allowed on the grounds, but are not allowed in the barn due to food safety regulations. Animals, other than service animals, are not allowed under roof or near food. Dogs must be on a leash and someone must be responsible for them. Special requests for pets in the farmhouses must be made in advance and require a pet fee. Dogs are welcome on property for photos and ceremony.
  • Do you allow an after party?
    After party celebrations may be hosted in the Whetstone Bar area of the barn. There will be an additional hourly rate after 11:00pm. An additional cleaning fee will incur if not returned back to its original state by Sunday at noon. Please inquire for cleaning services by event staff, especially if you wish to host a post-wedding brunch event in that same area within a few hours of your after party.
  • Do you allow for events on a holiday weekend?
    We do allow events on holiday weekends. We book one wedding per weekend and you have the flexibility to book the farmhouses and the barn venue for additional days on holiday weekends.
  • Can I hold my reception or party outdoors?
    Yes! In fact the very first wedding at Jeffers Hill had a tented reception and utilized the barn for dancing, cocktails, and after-party. We have wonderful local recommendations on renting a tent for your party.
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