The excitement and festivities of a wedding extend past saying “I do!” Throughout the planning process, many couples look for ways to extend the celebration and create a memorable weekend for themselves and their guests. From rehearsal dinners to farewell brunches, Wentworth by the Sea Country’s Club boasts three beautiful venues to help make any wedding weekend a truly special time for everyone involved.

Rehearsal Dinner

As a time-honored tradition, rehearsal dinners offer an intimate setting for the couple, their families and members of the wedding party to get to know each other better before the big day. Everyone enjoys each other’s company over delicious food and drink while fun and heartfelt toasts get the celebration started. With options such as family-style dining and five-course meals, couples can customize the formality of this event to fit their personalities, wishes and wants! 

For intimate dinners, The Wentworth Room at Wentworth by the Sea Country Club is a popular venue for couples getting married in and around the New Hampshire Seacoast. This beautiful space accommodates 15-30 guests.

Welcome Party

More and more couples are choosing to host a welcome party the night following the rehearsal dinner, prior to their wedding day. It’s a fantastic opportunity for all guests to mingle and get acquainted, especially those traveling in from out of town and staying in Rye or Portsmouth, New Hampshire! This pre-wedding celebration can be as casual or elaborate as you desire, from a relaxed cocktail hour with light bites to a vibrant gathering with music and decorations.

Located at Wentworth by the Sea Country Club, The Pavilion offers a stunning setting for your welcome party. This polished venue accommodates 60-150 guests and features rustic exposed beams, chandeliers, a stone fireplace and a beautiful view of the 18th green. Impress your guests and set the tone for the entire wedding weekend with this unforgettable welcome party.

Wedding Party Golfing

Looking to add a touch of friendly competition and fresh air to the wedding weekend itinerary?  Consider treating the wedding party and family members to a round of golf at Wentworth by the Sea Country Club’s beautiful and historic 18-hole golf course!  It’s a great way for everyone to relax, bond and enjoy some pre-wedding fun before the big day’s festivities commence.

Exclusive to the club’s couples, be sure to contact the Wedding & Events Team to inquire about availability and arrange a tee time for the wedding party!

Farewell Brunch

To spend extra time with guests, host a brunch the morning after the wedding as a final send-off!   Take this as an opportunity to reminisce about the fun had the night before under Wentworth by the Sea Country Club’s beautiful Sperry sailcloth tent.

This brunch can be “open house” style, allowing guests to arrive and depart throughout the morning as they please. This brunch can be hosted at an event space (including your wedding venue!), hotel, private residence or local restaurant. If you’re looking for some inspo, tap here to discover a few of Portsmouth, New Hampshire’s popular spots!

Bride and groom kissing in town of Portsmouth New Hampshire

Explore Portsmouth

For couples looking to provide their guests with additional forms of entertainment throughout the wedding weekend, outside of the planned events mentioned above, consider the location of a wedding venue and its proximity to nearby things to do. Exploring a new area can make the weekend that much more memorable!

Wentworth by the Sea Country Club is only a short five-minute drive from Downtown Portsmouth, one of the New Hampshire Seacoast’s most visited destinations. Guests will have access to bustling restaurants, bars, charming hotels and local attractions. The Wentworth Wedding & Events Team narrowed down a few favorite Portsmouth locales for weddinggoers to enjoy – find them here!

Wentworth By the Sea Country Club

Choosing a venue that seamlessly accommodates all your special events is key to an unforgettable wedding weekend. No matter which events couples decide to include in their wedding weekend, Wentworth by the Sea Country Club will make it an unforgettable experience.

Ready to start planning your dream wedding weekend? Fill out this  contact form to connect with the Wedding & Events Team today!


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