John S. Scuto

NH Justice of the Peace
Wedding Officiant/Celebrant
Interfaith & Non-Denominational Marriage Minister

Kingston, NH Wedding Venues

To the right, you see the Church On The Plains, also known as the First Universalist Church in Kingston. This is a delightful and relatively inexpensive place to have a wedding ceremony, but I don't think a lot of couples know about it. It's a beautiful and historic site. I did a wedding there a few years back during a raging January snowstorm. Despite the storm I, the bride and groom and a few of their closest friends and relatives, arrived and had a wedding. Although the storm was an inconvenience, the snow made it cozier somehow, and the wedding was great! If you're looking for a place to have your ceremony that has a sense of history and an air of spirituality, check this place out.

•Kingston On The Plains - Did a wedding near the bandstand on The Plains in Kingston recently. This is a nice, relatively quiet place to assemble a small group, and I don't believe you need any sort of permission for that. If you're thinking about a larger group (say over 30), and especially if you're considering seating, I would contact Town Hall.

Camp Lincoln - Camp Lincoln is a YMCA camp, and a unique place to have a spring/summer/fall outdoor wedding. The place is really set up perfectly for a wedding and reception. There is a grassy area for the ceremony, where you can fit quite a few people. There's also a pavilion for the reception (or for the ceremony if it rains). Then, of course, you have Kingston Lake, where you and your guests can take a dip after the ceremony or during the reception. As I mentioned, in case of rain or a particularly chilly evening, you can have your ceremony in the pavilion, which comes equipped with heavy plastic shades you can pull down to keep the rain drops and/or chill out. This is a scenic place to have a wedding, and even though it is in the heart of Kingston, you get the feeling you're in the wilderness. The only disadvantage I can think of is that you're on your own as far coordinating everything - there is no function hall coordinator supplied by the Y. But Cathy and I can help you with coordination of the rehearsal and ceremony, and you can always hire a wedding coordinator. All-in-all, a great location for a wedding! Images: YMCA Camp Lincoln

Kingston Recreation Department - If you are a Citizen in Kingston, you can use the small beach at the Rec Center on Kingston Lake behind Bolton's Lake House Restaurant for your ceremony. Did a small wedding there on a coolish day in May recently. You'll need to contact the Rec Department since access to the beach is restricted, and you need keys to enter.
Kingston VFW Hall - This is a nice, smaller, inexpensive place to have a ceremony in Kingston. They don't have a website that discusses weddings at the Hall, so just give them a call at (603)642-5510.

Here is the link to the town clerk in Kingston...
Kingston Town Clerk

The fee for a marriage ceremony performed in Kingston, New Hampshire is $125 for a Lite Secular Ceremony or Lite Spiritual Ceremony, $155 for a Classic Secular Ceremony or Classic Spiritual Ceremony with Custom Vows, and $195 for a Theme Ceremony with Custom Vows. Justice of the Peace attendance at wedding rehearsals in Kingston is $65. (Please Note: Fees may vary with a limited number of specific vendors due to contractual agreements - call for details)

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