Franconia Wedding at The Horse & Hound Venue in NH

Alyssa and Melvin tied the knot at the Horse & Hound, a Franconia wedding venue nestled in the White Mountains of NH. While this venue has been around for a while, this was our first time photographing a wedding here and we are officially smitten.

When couples can prepare for the day on site, it alleviates so much stress (and makes our job easier!). This venue has plenty of gorgeous places for the couple to get ready and for wedding guests to stay overnight!

Scroll down to see all of our favorites from Alyssa and Melvin’s fall wedding at this lovely Franconia wedding venue!

Bride and groom with puppy at Franconia wedding venue the Horse and the Hound.
View of the NH wedding venue, the Horse and the Hound Inn in Franconia, NH.
Large colorful wedding flowers at this Franconia wedding venue in NH.
Colorful wedding invitations for a Franconia NH wedding.
Groom looking out window with reflection in Franconia NH.
Wedding dress hanging in Franconia, NH.
Outdoor ceremony set up at the Horse and The Hound venue in Franconia NH.
Artistic wedding photography in Franconia NH of groom getting ready.
Bridal portraits at the Horse and the Hound Inn.
The bride and groom smile at each other at the Horse and the Hound wedding venue.
White mountains of NH wedding venue with bride and groom kissing.
Colorful wedding bouquet held by bride in Franconia, NH.
Happy wedding party with colorful flowers at Horse and the Hound.
Bride wearing colorful yellow shoes.
Happy photo of bride laughing by NH wedding photographer.
Rustic lodge wedding reception in Franconia, NH.
Antique wedding decor in NH.
Easy DIY wedding decor with colorful ribbons on backs of chairs.
Fun wedding reception venue in Franconia, NH.
White Mountains outdoor wedding ceremony.
The Horse and the Hound rustic wedding venue in Franconia, NH.
The Horse and the Hound wedding venue at dusk in Franconia, NH.

More about this Franconia wedding venue:

Having lived for three years in New Hampshire, this state holds a special place in my heart. New Hampshire seems to embody the spirit of authenticity, and places like the Horse and Hound further prove that assumption! This rustic wedding venue is filled with warmth and old wood. It’s the perfect place for an intimate wedding in the White Mountains. The new owners of this venue have strung up twinkle lights around the property and done a wonderful job with landscaping while still providing a woodsy feel.

We also love that this venue has plenty of space for the couple and their wedding party to prepare for the day, and also has rooms for guests to stay overnight if needed. Alyssa and Melvin started off their wedding day with a first look that included their adorable golden retriever puppy Cody! After an outdoor ceremony in the field behind the Horse and Hound, guests were invited into the rustic post and beam reception space.

I LOVED the reception decor at this wedding! Alyssa worked with Tarrnation Flower Farm just down the road for the florals, and they were stunning. There was so much color, I felt like I was in an Anthropologie window display! From the studded blue glassware to the quaint vintage place settings, I took about a zillion photos of these tables. One of my favorite ideas for this wedding was using kraft paper on the tables and giving guests colorful markers to use while waiting for dinner and dancing to begin! I also loved the idea of hanging colorful ribbons from the chair backs.

Thanks so much to Alyssa and Melvin for introducing me to such an amazing new venue, and to Katy with the Horse and Hound Inn for offering such a lovely space for couples to host their wedding in Franconia.

All the vendor love:

Wedding venue – The Horse & Hound Inn

Coordination/Planning – Carissa Corsi Events

Catering – Stephanie Cmar

Florist – Tarrnation Flower Farm

Makeup – KMac Beauty

Hair styling – Apryl the Coloryst

Wedding dress – Wtoo Watters

Bride’s shoes – Lulu’s

Bridesmaid dress – Baltic Born

Groom’s suit – Bonobos

Cake – Beeda Baking

DJ – Double Platinum Celebrations

Engagement ring – Tacori with heirloom diamond

Wedding bands – Leo Caroll Jewelers

Menu cards – Lauren Lawler

Invitations – Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Rentals – Abbott Rentals