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Colby Hill Inn, near Concord NH, is the picture perfect setting for a New England wedding. Our five acres of beautiful grounds surround the 1797 inn. Lush perennial gardens, rolling hills, brilliant sunsets and fields in the distance, antique barns, our whimsical “Barn Bar” and a charming garden gazebo create the backdrop for a magical day.


Our Event Experience:

Prior to purchasing Colby Hill Inn on February 2, 2016, Bruce R. Barnes had most recently served for 8 years as the Senior Executive Chef at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., where he oversaw a culinary team of over 200 and executed events serving up to 6,000 guests who included heads of state — he is particularly fond of having cooked for His Royal Highness Prince William! Previously, he oversaw catering for events at the National Museum of the American Indian and the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Jefferson Brechbühl also oversaw special events as board Special Events Chair of the Mount Pleasant Main Street organization in Washington, D.C. for five years (these events included street fairs for up to 10,000 visitors); owner and director of event catering (including weddings) at his People Garden Community Health Market; as a national conference events track coordinator at The Points of Light Foundation; and as Operations Director at Martha’s Table (whose mission was to feed and provide services to the homeless of Washington, D.C.).  He is currently enrolled in a Wedding Planning Management Certificate program at NH Technical Institute and has been the lead planner and contact for over 90 weddings and another 50 large special events here at Colby Hill Inn.




Ashley & Josh | Highlight Video

What an amazing day! I had the absolute pleasure of getting to know Ashley and Josh Prescott on one of the most important days of their life, and I couldn't possibly have felt more welcome among their family. Thank you so much for including Loon Weddings in your special day, and I really hope this video helps you relive all of the love that was there that day. 😍🤵🏻👰🎊🍾❤️🎥 — @loonweddings📸 — @jasweddings📍 — @colbyhillinn Looking for a wedding video just like this? Send us a message or go to our website at www.loonweddings.com

Posted by Loon Weddings on Friday, November 8, 2019


As Seen in The Knot Magazine


Barn by Scott

Our barn is permitted for events up to 120 guests. The barn space includes a bar area, fortified dance floor, elevated band stand/dj booth (which can also serve as a lounge) and two bathrooms.

Rehearsal dinners, intimate elopements, or weekend destination weddings, the Colby Hill Inn provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding.

Barbecues, tented weddings, garden ceremonies, or intimate weddings in front of a crackling fireplace, the Colby Hill Inn is the ideal spot for your event. We can provide assistance and recommendations for florists, Justice of the Peace, minister, photographers…we can even create a magnificent wedding cake for you!


We are fully booked for 2020.

Dates Taken for 2021– 

June: 6/4-5 (Fri/Sat), 6/11-12 (Fri/Sat), 6/18-19 (Fri/Sat), 6/25-26 (Fri/Sat)

August: 8/20-21/ (Fri/Sat)

September: 12 (Sunday)

September: 25/26 (Fri/Sat)



To make arrangements for your event, call 603-428-3281 or email innkeeper@colbyhillinn.com.


Pumpkin patch in August



“Perfect place for a June wedding, loved the “Barn Bar” and the gazebo.” S.D.

“Jeff and Bruce were amazing and their staff were too – Lisa has great design instinct. It was everything we planned and more. Everyone worked so hard and did their absolute best to make sure everything was exactly as we wanted. Our guests were thrilled with the venue and food and are still talking about it even though it was three weeks ago. I would do it all over again without changing a thing.” – J.K. (brunch wedding – July 2019)


As Seen in The Knot Magazine

posted 10/17/2019
“I’m not sure where to even begin… I had my wedding weekend on October 4-6 of this year, and when I say there was a sort of magic in the air the entire time, I am not kidding. As a rustic barn wedding venue, you could not ask for anything better in my opinion. Jeff and his team went above and beyond to make our whole weekend something extra special. To start, our rehearsal dinner was Oktoberfest themed and held outside amongst the foliage on the back lawn… I was pretty laid back when it came to that evening, so I did not give much direction when it came to decor. I was absolutely blown away when I saw the setup that the team had prepared for my family and friends… just WOW. Liz was on point with making sure everyone was comfortable and had everything they needed, and she continued to be such a joy to see all weekend through breakfast Sunday morning.

Day of the wedding, everyone was working around the clock to make sure things flowed smoothly. Lisa Spahl (our florist and pretty much anything we needed her to be that day) went above and beyond my expectations. I could write a novel about her and not just her ability to take my lack of floral direction and turn it into a masterpiece, but her outstanding work ethic. If you ever have the chance to work with her, know that you are in the best possible hands.

Jeff and his team at Colby Hill Inn were some of the most pleasant and accommodating people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Leading up to the wedding, Jeff was so receptive to any and all ideas, and he really went above and beyond to help me design the entire wedding from scratch. He is so knowledgeable and really cared and made sure that my husband and I got everything we could have ever wanted for our special day.

I can’t even tell you how many people were walking around the property all weekend just in awe of the food, the service, and the setting. It really is the this quaint little inn with SO much to offer. I kept turning corners and finding even more places to explore. The property is like none other… beautiful landscapes, and an all encompassing package. And the food! Oh my the food…. delicious, unique, creative dishes that wowed our guests left and right.

I so look forward to visiting in the fall again, as it really is quite a sight to be seen, and a place to behold. I will forever cherish our wedding weekend not just for the obvious reasons, but because of where it was and the amazing people who were involved in making it all happen.

To everyone at Colby Hill Inn, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.” – Ashley (October, 2019)