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Steele Hill Resorts

Sanbornton , NH

LOCATION

516 Steele Hill Rd
Sanbornton, NH 03269 US (map)

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New Hampshire Weddings Overlooking spectacular lakes and mountains in New Hampshire’s lakes region, Steele Hill Resort offers the premier venue for your special New Hampshire wedding.... Read more
New Hampshire Weddings Overlooking spectacular lakes and mountains in New Hampshire’s lakes region, Steele Hill Resort offers the premier venue for your special New Hampshire wedding. From intimate parties to gala events, we have the banquet facilities, services, and incredible views to make your wedding picture perfect. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Historic, Inn / B&B, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables, Tent Accessories
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Andrea237
Wedding:
11/5/2016
4.8/5.0
I had an amazing experience with Steele Hill! The entire planning process was so easy because Penny (event coordinator) answered every email and phone call immediately. I sent her emails with lists of ten or so questions and/or requests and she responded with a cheery smile. When it came down to the actual wedding, every staff (bartenders, wait staff, Penny, Renee, Jill, etc) went above and beyond to make sure every detail came out exactly how I imagined it!

There were a few surprise rules I hadn't anticipated that caught me off guard but would probably be present for any venue (i.e. no glitter, wedding party responsible for decorating ceremony space). Early on in our meetings though Penny made sure that these expectations were clear. She also did everything she could to accodate other requests we had.

As far as value, Steele Hill was an excellent choice. Our guests the next morning commented so much about how they loved the venue. They loved the mountain/lake view, the food, and the fact that everything was walkable.
I had an amazing experience with Steele Hill! The entire planning process was so easy because Penny (event coordinator) Read more...
I had an amazing experience with Steele Hill! The entire planning process was so easy because Penny (event coordinator) answered every email and phone call immediately. I sent her emails with lists of ten or so questions and/or requests and she responded with a cheery smile. When it came down to the actual wedding, every staff (bartenders, wait staff, Penny, Renee, Jill, etc) went above and beyond to make sure every detail came out exactly how I imagined it!

There were a few surprise rules I hadn't anticipated that caught me off guard but would probably be present for any venue (i.e. no glitter, wedding party responsible for decorating ceremony space). Early on in our meetings though Penny made sure that these expectations were clear. She also did everything she could to accodate other requests we had.

As far as value, Steele Hill was an excellent choice. Our guests the next morning commented so much about how they loved the venue. They loved the mountain/lake view, the food, and the fact that everything was walkable. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Steele Hill and how amazing our wedding was. A little over a year ago, my husband and I decided we had to be married in the lakes region of NH - we are avid hikers, vacation there in the summer, and were engaged on Winnipesaukee. Knowing we had a lot of decisions to make and a lot of options to explore, we began our search for the perfect venue. We both fell in love with Steele Hill immediately. It had absolutely everything we wanted: an amazing view of Winnisquam and surrounding mountains where we could have an outdoor ceremony, plenty of rooms for our guests to stay the weekend, but most importantly it had Penny. Planning a wedding is so stressful, but planning a wedding with Penny was an absolute pleasure. She was right there with me for every step of the process, had all of the right answers, and made me feel comfortable with every decision we made. At this point, I don't know how anyone plans a wedding without her. Day of, her staff was equally amazing, the bartenders were friendly, the food was incredible and everything went perfectly. My guests still cannot stop talking about how amazing Steele Hill is, and how they want to come back and stay for a weekend. I recommend Steele Hill and Penny to any bride and groom looking to get married in NH.
I cannot say enough about Steele Hill and how amazing our wedding was. A little over a year ago, my husband and I decided Read more...
I cannot say enough about Steele Hill and how amazing our wedding was. A little over a year ago, my husband and I decided we had to be married in the lakes region of NH - we are avid hikers, vacation there in the summer, and were engaged on Winnipesaukee. Knowing we had a lot of decisions to make and a lot of options to explore, we began our search for the perfect venue. We both fell in love with Steele Hill immediately. It had absolutely everything we wanted: an amazing view of Winnisquam and surrounding mountains where we could have an outdoor ceremony, plenty of rooms for our guests to stay the weekend, but most importantly it had Penny. Planning a wedding is so stressful, but planning a wedding with Penny was an absolute pleasure. She was right there with me for every step of the process, had all of the right answers, and made me feel comfortable with every decision we made. At this point, I don't know how anyone plans a wedding without her. Day of, her staff was equally amazing, the bartenders were friendly, the food was incredible and everything went perfectly. My guests still cannot stop talking about how amazing Steele Hill is, and how they want to come back and stay for a weekend. I recommend Steele Hill and Penny to any bride and groom looking to get married in NH. Read less
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Beverly
Wedding:
9/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Steele Hill Resorts is amazing!!! Penny was wonderful and the staff was outstanding!! We couldn't be any happier, thank you Steele Hill for making our day special!!
Steele Hill Resorts is amazing!!! Penny was wonderful and the staff was outstanding!! We couldn't be any happier, thank Read more...
Steele Hill Resorts is amazing!!! Penny was wonderful and the staff was outstanding!! We couldn't be any happier, thank you Steele Hill for making our day special!! Read less
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Briana
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at Steele Hill in June of this year and it was absolutely amazing!! The venue is wonderful, the views are spectacular(our ceremony was outside and all our guests kept telling us how breathtaking the view was!), & Penny is amazing!! From the moment we met Penny, she was always so bubbly and wonderful with answering all of our questions through the planning process! Literally, the entire staff was super friendly & attentive through out our whole wedding. The food was delicious! One of our guests asked for the recipe for the potatoes au gratin, he loved them so much! We are still being told how great the food was and just how much fun the entire wedding was! My husband and I had such a great experience! I definitely recommend Steele Hill to anyone looking for a venue with a gorgeous view and amazing staff!
My husband and I got married at Steele Hill in June of this year and it was absolutely amazing!! The venue is wonderful, Read more...
My husband and I got married at Steele Hill in June of this year and it was absolutely amazing!! The venue is wonderful, the views are spectacular(our ceremony was outside and all our guests kept telling us how breathtaking the view was!), & Penny is amazing!! From the moment we met Penny, she was always so bubbly and wonderful with answering all of our questions through the planning process! Literally, the entire staff was super friendly & attentive through out our whole wedding. The food was delicious! One of our guests asked for the recipe for the potatoes au gratin, he loved them so much! We are still being told how great the food was and just how much fun the entire wedding was! My husband and I had such a great experience! I definitely recommend Steele Hill to anyone looking for a venue with a gorgeous view and amazing staff! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
I could not have chosen a better venue than Steele Hill. They were amazing! The food, the staff, the location was all just wonderful!
I could not have chosen a better venue than Steele Hill. They were amazing! The food, the staff, the location was all just Read more...
I could not have chosen a better venue than Steele Hill. They were amazing! The food, the staff, the location was all just wonderful! Read less
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Paul
Wedding:
5/14/2016
5.0/5.0
I was the Justice of the Peace for a wedding at Steele Hill this past Saturday, May 14th. They have amazing staff & service!!!! The view from the ceremony area was spectacular.
I was the Justice of the Peace for a wedding at Steele Hill this past Saturday, May 14th. They have amazing staff & Read more...
I was the Justice of the Peace for a wedding at Steele Hill this past Saturday, May 14th. They have amazing staff & service!!!! The view from the ceremony area was spectacular. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/14/2015
4.5/5.0
My husband and I were so impressed with Steele Hill, mostly because Penny Miller was like some kind of wedding planning superhero. Penny was my rock through the whole planning process and bent over backwards to make sure everything was exactly how we wanted. She worked with us to create a menu that was vegetarian friendly since so many of our guests were vegetarian including myself, and was flexible despite all the changes we made along the way. She supported all of my somewhat odd ideas about decorations, the ceremony, and the reception space. Most of all, she was calm and sweet and warm, and responded to all my texts, emails and phone calls in a timely manner. Penny has so much experience and seems to really love her job and the couples she meets. Besides Penny though, the food was AMAZING - all of our guests raved about it, and even though I only had a few minutes to stuff my face all of the food was spectacular (especially the potatoes, eggplant parm and lemon ricotta ravioli!). The servers were also spectacular, and went out of their way to bring my husband and myself hors d'oevres when I was bustling my dress and we were preparing to enter the reception hall. Not only that, but when some of our guests had maybe a bit too much alcohol and got a little obnoxious, the bartender and DJ kept them in check. My husband and I agreed our wedding would not have been nearly as much fun or as comfortable had we gone with another venue we looked at.
My husband and I were so impressed with Steele Hill, mostly because Penny Miller was like some kind of wedding planning Read more...
My husband and I were so impressed with Steele Hill, mostly because Penny Miller was like some kind of wedding planning superhero. Penny was my rock through the whole planning process and bent over backwards to make sure everything was exactly how we wanted. She worked with us to create a menu that was vegetarian friendly since so many of our guests were vegetarian including myself, and was flexible despite all the changes we made along the way. She supported all of my somewhat odd ideas about decorations, the ceremony, and the reception space. Most of all, she was calm and sweet and warm, and responded to all my texts, emails and phone calls in a timely manner. Penny has so much experience and seems to really love her job and the couples she meets. Besides Penny though, the food was AMAZING - all of our guests raved about it, and even though I only had a few minutes to stuff my face all of the food was spectacular (especially the potatoes, eggplant parm and lemon ricotta ravioli!). The servers were also spectacular, and went out of their way to bring my husband and myself hors d'oevres when I was bustling my dress and we were preparing to enter the reception hall. Not only that, but when some of our guests had maybe a bit too much alcohol and got a little obnoxious, the bartender and DJ kept them in check. My husband and I agreed our wedding would not have been nearly as much fun or as comfortable had we gone with another venue we looked at. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
12/31/2014
4.6/5.0
At the end of the day, my wedding was 100 on a scale of 1 to 10 .We ended up working with 3 different wedding coordinators during our planning process. In the end, we got Penny and couldnt be more thankful for her. She is ridiculously responsive, supportive and nurturing. Several things that our previous planners had told us would happen weren't able to, but Penny would ask what we wanted to get out of what we had planned and helped us come up with something we could do that would achieve what we wanted. She was there to handle all our panicked calls all the way until she smoothed my train and veil for my walk down the aisle. when you are the bride it means everything. We had an amazing bartender who made the perfect shot for my bridesmaids and I ( I never take shots so he went easy) The waitstaff was also so wonderful. After our rehearsal dinner (which was also on site) all of our favorite people went to the pool to drink and celebrate amazing. Our ceremony was in the carriage house and I've never seen anything more beautiful. I can't tell you how many people came up and told us it was the most beautiful ceremony space they had ever seen. Food was amazing, Penny was beyond amazing and there wasn't one thing that I would change.

The negatives were few: Two night minimum for guests made a lot of our guests stay off site. Late check in and early check out was tough. There was some back and fourth with fees that had been agreed upon being waived then being charged. We went with the house DJ. He did a great job, but did go a little off our requested song choices. He also played the wrong version of our first dance song (right song, wrong version). He was great overall and no one but me would notice but I think he waited until the last minute on somethings. Dance floor was always full.

Like I said I would not change a single thing in our special day. It was the most perfect, beautiful few days of my life. I would without a doubt recommend this venue.
At the end of the day, my wedding was 100 on a scale of 1 to 10 .We ended up working with 3 different wedding coordinators Read more...
At the end of the day, my wedding was 100 on a scale of 1 to 10 .We ended up working with 3 different wedding coordinators during our planning process. In the end, we got Penny and couldnt be more thankful for her. She is ridiculously responsive, supportive and nurturing. Several things that our previous planners had told us would happen weren't able to, but Penny would ask what we wanted to get out of what we had planned and helped us come up with something we could do that would achieve what we wanted. She was there to handle all our panicked calls all the way until she smoothed my train and veil for my walk down the aisle. when you are the bride it means everything. We had an amazing bartender who made the perfect shot for my bridesmaids and I ( I never take shots so he went easy) The waitstaff was also so wonderful. After our rehearsal dinner (which was also on site) all of our favorite people went to the pool to drink and celebrate amazing. Our ceremony was in the carriage house and I've never seen anything more beautiful. I can't tell you how many people came up and told us it was the most beautiful ceremony space they had ever seen. Food was amazing, Penny was beyond amazing and there wasn't one thing that I would change.

The negatives were few: Two night minimum for guests made a lot of our guests stay off site. Late check in and early check out was tough. There was some back and fourth with fees that had been agreed upon being waived then being charged. We went with the house DJ. He did a great job, but did go a little off our requested song choices. He also played the wrong version of our first dance song (right song, wrong version). He was great overall and no one but me would notice but I think he waited until the last minute on somethings. Dance floor was always full.

Like I said I would not change a single thing in our special day. It was the most perfect, beautiful few days of my life. I would without a doubt recommend this venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.8/5.0
I had a fairly good experience working with Steele Hill Resorts for my wedding. I picked no for whether I would recommend this vendor to a friend because I really want to say maybe, I can't say yes for sure, it depends on what the friend is looking for. I am very happy with the wedding we had. There were a lot of great things about being there- we could have our ceremony and reception in the same location. The view is absolutely stunning, just like in their website pictures. The wedding coordinator was very responsive to communication. They went out of their way to make sure a lot of special details happened. It was lovely.

My one issue is that the hall is divided up into 3 sections, which is fine. What I did not know until I got to my wedding is that, because we were using only two sections, the third outermost section was being used by resort guests. I did not say anything to staff because I preferred to spend the time enjoying my wedding. However, depending on the number of guests you end up with, they may not allow you to use all three sections and they may also seat people you don't know there. And also, for my guests in the second section, they closed the blinds and blocked the beautiful view (which is the number one reason I had picked this venue! I was furious!) If they had told me that there would be resort guests there ahead of time, I would have been able to be upset ahead of time and then feel better about it before my wedding day instead of finding out right at my reception. The deception was very unprofessional. Also no one told me this when I signed my contract, although that was with a previous coordinator, and not the current coordinator's fault.

Another silly problem: my husband told me he had a limited window of time to get lunch before the photographer arrived. His best man went to find him food. Essentially nothing in the resort was open at 1:00 when he went. So bring your own food for getting ready.
I had a fairly good experience working with Steele Hill Resorts for my wedding. I picked no for whether I would recommend Read more...
I had a fairly good experience working with Steele Hill Resorts for my wedding. I picked no for whether I would recommend this vendor to a friend because I really want to say maybe, I can't say yes for sure, it depends on what the friend is looking for. I am very happy with the wedding we had. There were a lot of great things about being there- we could have our ceremony and reception in the same location. The view is absolutely stunning, just like in their website pictures. The wedding coordinator was very responsive to communication. They went out of their way to make sure a lot of special details happened. It was lovely.

My one issue is that the hall is divided up into 3 sections, which is fine. What I did not know until I got to my wedding is that, because we were using only two sections, the third outermost section was being used by resort guests. I did not say anything to staff because I preferred to spend the time enjoying my wedding. However, depending on the number of guests you end up with, they may not allow you to use all three sections and they may also seat people you don't know there. And also, for my guests in the second section, they closed the blinds and blocked the beautiful view (which is the number one reason I had picked this venue! I was furious!) If they had told me that there would be resort guests there ahead of time, I would have been able to be upset ahead of time and then feel better about it before my wedding day instead of finding out right at my reception. The deception was very unprofessional. Also no one told me this when I signed my contract, although that was with a previous coordinator, and not the current coordinator's fault.

Another silly problem: my husband told me he had a limited window of time to get lunch before the photographer arrived. His best man went to find him food. Essentially nothing in the resort was open at 1:00 when he went. So bring your own food for getting ready. Read less
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nacm51488
Wedding:
9/8/2012
3.9/5.0
The Steele Hill Resort was a beautiful setting for my wedding. My guests raved about how much fun they had, the food was delicious and so many amenities! All in all a lovely place but there are always cons, for one, as a bride spending a substantial amount of money for a wedding you almost expect a little bit of gratitude from the resort, maybe a complimentary bottle of Champagne in the room the wedding night? Well don't expect ANYTHING from Steele Hill. These people nickel and dime you at EVERY angle! No complimentary ANYTHING, most places would comp the bride and groom their room the night of the wedding-NOPE! Offer a bottle of champagne and strawberries on the house to celebrate the nuptials? NAY! Very disappointing, hardly made you feel special or welcome or appreciated to be having your wedding at the facility.
The rooms: the prices of the rooms is out of control expensive and if your having a wedding like I was in September they REQUIRE a 2 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY, we'll that's inconvenient but fine, it's their "policy" but they don't even offer people coming to stay there a for a wedding a discounted rate like almost EVERY other resort or hotel I encountered when choosing my wedding venue offered. The rooms themselves were nice, some better than others and some atrocious, for what you pay to stay there you would expect more, motel 8 coverlets on the beds? Expect that here. No fine linens in this establishment. Maids: non existent and didn't do their jobs, dirty towels everywhere and were never picked up, no made beds, EVER.

Anyway. My guests wished things weren't so expensive and that they didn't nickel and dime but all in all everyone said they enjoyed themselves and had a great time at the wedding, most said they'd go back so clearly Steele Hill did something right.
The Steele Hill Resort was a beautiful setting for my wedding. My guests raved about how much fun they had, the food was Read more...
The Steele Hill Resort was a beautiful setting for my wedding. My guests raved about how much fun they had, the food was delicious and so many amenities! All in all a lovely place but there are always cons, for one, as a bride spending a substantial amount of money for a wedding you almost expect a little bit of gratitude from the resort, maybe a complimentary bottle of Champagne in the room the wedding night? Well don't expect ANYTHING from Steele Hill. These people nickel and dime you at EVERY angle! No complimentary ANYTHING, most places would comp the bride and groom their room the night of the wedding-NOPE! Offer a bottle of champagne and strawberries on the house to celebrate the nuptials? NAY! Very disappointing, hardly made you feel special or welcome or appreciated to be having your wedding at the facility.
The rooms: the prices of the rooms is out of control expensive and if your having a wedding like I was in September they REQUIRE a 2 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY, we'll that's inconvenient but fine, it's their "policy" but they don't even offer people coming to stay there a for a wedding a discounted rate like almost EVERY other resort or hotel I encountered when choosing my wedding venue offered. The rooms themselves were nice, some better than others and some atrocious, for what you pay to stay there you would expect more, motel 8 coverlets on the beds? Expect that here. No fine linens in this establishment. Maids: non existent and didn't do their jobs, dirty towels everywhere and were never picked up, no made beds, EVER.

Anyway. My guests wished things weren't so expensive and that they didn't nickel and dime but all in all everyone said they enjoyed themselves and had a great time at the wedding, most said they'd go back so clearly Steele Hill did something right. Read less
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