A Cardinal House
2205 Main Street
The main front entrance is by way of the Grand Foyer. This spacious area is ideal for receiving guests and the grand stairway is a favor location for photographs. Guests are able to roam throughout the well appointed common areas to enjoy the ambience of this unique New England setting.
During the cold New England winter season and on other days when the weather is inclement the magic of A Cardinal House Small Wedding or Elopement transforms the common areas into a timeless, cloistered world of romance. The warmth of the fires in the nineteenth century fireplaces and the soft classical music create an atmosphere free of stress and worry. The rooms are filled with antiques, period reproductions and family heirlooms to make you feel welcome, comfortable and relaxed.
The Dining Room, in the 1830 section, is the center of many of A Cardinal House culinary experiences. Our executive chef, Kevin, takes pride in creating memorable gourmet breakfasts for the brides and grooms who select to stay overnight in one of our well-appointed bedrooms. Kevin uses seasonal specialties while remaining sensitive to special requests and dietary restrictions.
Easily accessable from the dining room, the Veranda provides an informal, relaxed atmosphere in which to sit back and take in the outdoor sounds of nature and is a perfect spot for casual conversation or quiet personal reflection. In evenings, when there is a chill in the air, the glow and crackling sounds of the fire from the decorative fireplace add to the peaceful ambience.
The Library, on the opposite side of the Grand Foyer from the Great Room is as unique as it is comfortable. The ten foot cherry wood coffered ceiling is highlighted with egg and dart molding. This room is set apart from all the other rooms in the Inn by it's red decorative hues andcomfortable leather chairs and sofa. The red wall-to-wall carpet invites you to sit on the floor in front of the fireplace that casts a warm red glow throughout the room. The library is a favor selection for elopement and vow renewal ceremonies, especially around Valentine's Day.
The Great Room, in the 1890 front section of the Inn, is the site of many intimate ceremonies. The ten foot drop canvas ceiling and cornice moldings, polished hardwood floors and Austrian Crystal chandelier invite you to unwind and prepare for an uniquely magical and memorable event. The nineteen century fireplace serves as a focal point for your intimate wedding or vow renewal ceremony. Michael, our Justice of the Peace, takes pleasure in designing the text of the ceremony to reflect each couple's wishes.