Three Chimneys Inn
My husband & I had our wedding at the Three Chimneys Inn in October 2012. When we first toured the Inn, I immediately fell in love with its character. It has a wonderful old New England charm and lent itself well to the classic, semi-formal-yet-not-stuffy vibe we envisioned for our wedding. The grounds are stunning and the buildings are decorated to showcase the time period they emerged from.
Pauline, the event coordinator, is very sweet and knowledgeable. However, she can be hard to get in contact with and a little disorganized; I definitely recommend keeping good notes throughout the planning process and being aware of changes made without your approval. We had a couple of little snafus on our wedding day that could easily have been avoided if the staff was more organized. That being said, we are extraordinarily pleased with how our wedding turned out and would not change venues if we could do it all over again. Our guests loved the historical feel of the entire property, and the food was AMAZING. All of the staff members we encountered were very kind and willing to help with whatever we needed.
I did not give five stars for value because it was definitely more expensive to have our wedding at TCI than it would have been at other venues in the area. However, the package was fairly inclusive, the suggested vendors were wonderful and the service was excellent. My husband & I agreed from the beginning that it was worth spending more money to have a venue that was more unique and intimate than the standard country club or ballroom...the old "you get what you pay for" mantra applies here.
I would recommend TCI to any couple who are organized and prepared to spend a large chunk of their budget on the venue! We had a beautiful wedding and will absolutely return for anniversary dinners or overnight...
The staff at the Three Chimneys made our wedding day absolutely perfect. I had spent a lot of time creating DIY decorations, and Pauline did a beautiful job setting everything up. The entire day ran smoothly, without my husband or I ever having to worry about anything besides enjoying ourselves. My one complaint is that emails were not always answered promptly during the planning process.
I was very satisfied with the Three Chimneys Inn food and their facilities. The food was delicious and their chef was very accommodating / flexible. The inn was very well taken care of. It was a very charming place to get married. And their staff was very friendly and helpful. However, their wedding coordinator was somewhat forgetful, and didn't have the wedding running as promptly and on schedule as I'd hoped. However, she's a very busy lady! Also, the front desk was unattended when we tried to check out, thus delaying us. However, on the whole I would recommend this venue and we were happy with our choice to use them! We will definitely visit the Three Chimneys again!!
My wife and I just had our wedding reception at the three chimneys inn. As you can imagine since I am rushing out to write a review of the venue, it was a major success. The grounds were beautiful, and though we did not get married there, we had our photos taken there. The food was phenominal and everyone was continually saying it was "the best wedding food" they had ever tasted. The ambiance in the room was perfect, and the staff were more than accomodating and friendly. The whole process certainly made the wedding day just that much less stressfull for the both of us. The special diatary restrictions were met without hitches, and the cake cutting service was also perfect. In all I would reccomend this place to anyone who wants to have the perfect wedding day.
Overall I would say that our wedding was a success. The venue is beautiful and everything went smoothly.
My only criticism is that I felt the level of service during the planning process was not amazing. I was very thankful to have a wedding planner and to have kept all of my old emails, because the first two times we met with the coordinator at the Inn, she had incorrect information about my wedding and did not seem prepared. In addition, two weeks before the wedding, the Inn changed a policy about the type of chairs that could be used outside and expected me to pay for a portion of renting new chairs, lower quality chairs. I felt that given the amount of money we were spending at the Inn for the three days we would be there, it was poor business practice to ask us to pay for renting chairs.
Thankfully, my wedding planner insisted that I would not be paying any additional money for the chairs and it ended up raining on my wedding day, so everything was held inside with the nicer chairs.
Despite these small issues before the wedding, the wedding day and wedding weekend was wonderful. The food was fantastic, the servers were great, and everything went very smoothly. We stayed at the Inn for three nights and the rooms were great. We had a small snafu with the rooms, but it all got worked out. As far as I know, all of my guests were really happy. The rooming staff was very nice and made us feel welcome the entire time we were there.
I would definitely recommend the Inn, but I would caution any bride to keep everything documented and to make it very clear what you want from the beginning. Having a wedding planner definitely helped!
I cannot say enough about this location. Getting married in the fall, we were able to get married outside in the beautiful gardens. After the ceremony, while we had pictures taken in the garden and on the Oyster River, our guests were entertained at a beautiful out-door cocktail hour. We then had a lovely reception inside, with a dancing and the most amazing food. I also cannot say enough about how great Leslie, the wedding coordinator, was. She was organized and was great about shuttling people around to where they needed to be. The value was exceptional -- we spent much less than our friends did for their weddings and got much more.