The Monadnock Region is so named for Mount Monadnock, the most climbed mountain in the US, which, on a clear day, boasts a six-state view. Great writers like Hemingway and Thoreau wrote many famous poems and stories about these majestic views and peaceful surroundings. These towns have a lot of history and they pride themselves on keeping it alive. Peterborough is home to the renowned Peterborough Basket Company which has been hand-crafting wooden baskets from Appalachian White Ash for 155 years.
The Monadnock region boasts many historic venues with churches, inns, and colonial houses that have been hosting weddings for more than 200 years! One such location is the Greenfield meeting house, which is the oldest, original, continuously-used town meeting house in New Hampshire. Or perhaps look into the meetinghouse in nearby Francestown (a town named for the governor’s bride). The Benjemin Prescott Inn in Jaffrey is named for a Revolutionary War Colonel and still boasts that old world charm.
Stay true to the era of your surroundings in this setting with muted rose tones and butter-cream yellow. A basket full of field flowers makes a wonderful centerpiece; even consider miniature baskets as favors. A candy smorgasbord inspired by a nearby general store will surely satisfy the sweet tooth of young and old alike. Simple glass jars are all that’s needed to accentuate the charm of old-fashioned candy sticks, jelly beans, licorice whips, swirl lollipops, and rock candy. Provide small brown, paper bags for guests to take a bit home and make them feel like a kid in a candy store all over again.