Wentworth by The Sea Wedding
New Hampshire Wedding
I am so excited to share this wedding with everyone at the beautiful, Wentworth by the Sea located in New Castle, New Hampshire. The property is a member of the Historic Hotels of America, Wentworth by the Sea Hotel & Spa, is the crown jewel of Portsmouth, NH – named to the National Trust’s list of Distinctive Destinations®. Constructed by the Campbell family in 1874, the Victorian “wedding cake” building guests see today was created by local ale tycoon Frank Jones, starting in 1888. After painting the building a mossy green, Jones and his professional management team modernized the hotel with bathrooms, steam-powered elevators and large elegant rooms that attracted guests from around the world. The central portion of our Portsmouth hotel, beneath the three mansard-roofed towers, is what remains of the original Wentworth, including the main entrance and lobby fireplace.
Wentworth by the Sea was once one of 400 grand hotels situated along the coast and mountains of New Hampshire, and the hotel maintained its international reputation as a premier resort for much of the 20th century. During this time the hotel hosted dignitaries and celebrities such as Annie Oakley, Gloria Swanson, Harry Truman and Prince Charles. By the early 1980s, the idea of the grand hotel had fallen out of fashion just as its then-owners, the Smiths, were ready to retire. At its lowest point, the hotel was a backdrop for the thriller, “In Dreams” starring Robert Downey, Jr., Aiden Quinn and Annette Bening.
A special thanks to everyone at The Wentworth by the Sea for being so accommodating. And lastly, a thank you to all of the wedding professionals that had a part of making this wedding day amazing for this great couple. I can’t wait to photograph another wedding at the Wentworth by the Sea. Here is a glimpse of their wedding day, thanks for taking a look.
Derek Halkett Photography | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer
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