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Whether it's just the two of you eloping or an intimate Mini Wedding with up to 18 of your closest family and friends, we can accommodate all of your wedding needs. Our goal is to make your wedding day as stress-free as possible, so we'll take care of almost all the details.

License Requirements: Both of you will need to be present to complete and sign the application. You may apply for a license at any town or city clerk's office in New Hampshire and the cost is $45, payable in cash. You will need to have a document that proves your identity and age such as a driver's license, nondriver's I.D. or passport. The license will be valid for 90 days from the date of application and there is no waiting period. NH does not require a blood test. If either party has previously been married, you will need to provide a divorce decree, annulment paper, dissolution or death certificate.
If you want to get your license the day you're arriving at the Lodge, here are the times for the local Town Halls:

Bethlehem - Mon: 8:00-7:00; Tues-Thurs: 8:00-4:00; Friday: CLOSED
Littleton - Mon-Thurs: 8:30-12:30, 1:00-4:00; Fri: 8:30-12:30
Lincoln - Mon-Friday: 8:00-4:00, closed for lunch



Sneak away just the two of you and leave the stress behind - elope at the Bear Mountain Lodge. Your elopement package includes:

  • 2 nights accommodations in our most private jacuzzi room - Wild Turkey*
  • Private ceremony performed by a local officiant
  • Photography of ceremony & throughout the Lodge after, provided on a CD by your innkeepers (typically 75-125 photos)
  • His/Hers Wedding Cupcakes & Champagne toast
  • Cheese Plate to enjoy after Ceremony
  • Dinner at TimBir Alley Restaurant ($100 value)
  • Two Bear Mountain Lodge Mugs
  • Wonderful breakfast each morning.

Package Price: $1595.00.* The only thing you'll need to take care of is getting your license.

*Price is higher on holiday/peak weekends. If Wild Turkey is already booked for the nights you want to elope, then we can book you in Eagle's Nest or Bear Den instead so that you can have the dates you desire.


If a big wedding isn't in your plans, but eloping isn't for you, our MINI WEDDING package is just the thing.

  • 2 nights accommodations for you and your guests in all 9 rooms (Max guests: 20)
  • Private ceremony performed by a local officiant
  • Photos of ceremony & throughout the Lodge after, provided on a CD by your innkeepers (typically 100+ photos)
  • Cupcakes & Champagne toast - entire party
  • Two Bear Mountain Lodge Mugs
  • Assistance making dinner reservations for the entire party at Bailiwick's in Littleton (reception must be held off-site)
  • Wonderful breakfast each morning

Package Price: $6,895.00 - Please call the Lodge to plan your special day.

ALL tours of the Lodge for elopements and mini-weddings must be scheduled in advance so that we have time to discuss your needs and ensure that we can show you around the Lodge. Please call us at 603.869.2189 to schedule your appointment.