Celebrations & Weddings in Vermont

Vermont: small, creative, innovative. A place of beautiful mountains, lakes, and towns. What could be better than a Vermont wedding? Even with that much -- a Vermont location -- decided, couples must make choices. A resort aside Lake Champlain or lodge in the mountains of Stowe operated by the famous von Trapp family? A dressy event at the Essex Resort and Spa, known far and wide of his culinary arts, or an intimate affair the Bennington Museum or Manchester Center’s Perfect Wife restaurant? Maybe, in a state that loves its rural heritage, a wedding in a converted barn with creative local foods.

Experts in wedding planning can help you with all the details at sophisticated resorts like Castle Hill or the Mountain Top Inn or Stowe Mountain Lodge. Historically, Vermont is welcoming to gay and lesbian couples and their families and friends. Narrow down your ideas and read the listings below, then take the first and biggest step -- not counting the engagement -- to secure a perfect wedding venue for you.

Celebrations & Weddings in Vermont
Hemlock Gardens Tent - Lake Morey Resort - Fairlee, VT
Lake Morey Resort

82 Clubhouse Road Fairlee, VT, 05045 Phone: 802-333-4311 Toll-Free: 800-423-1211

Vermont-style celebrations a specialty at this scenic, full-service lakeside resort

Couples have been holding their special wedding celebrations at the Lake Morey Resort for over 50 years, and once you visit the spectacular 100-acre resort grounds, you’ll see why. Exceptionally beautiful outdoor venues include gorgeous gardens, patios and terraces with lake views and billowing tents on landscaped lawns. Indoor venues include a high-ceilinged ballroom with picture windows looking out to the lake and rooms with lakefront access and large dance floors. You’ll have the services of a personal wedding coordinator and a wedding host and classically trained chefs who’ll prepare elegant plated dinners or sumptuous buffets. The bride and groom will receive a complimentary room on their wedding night, and special group room rates may apply, based on resort availability.
Outdoor Lakeside Wedding - Sterling Ridge Resort - Jeffersonville, VT
Sterling Ridge Resort

155 Sterling Ridge Drive Jeffersonville, VT, 05464 Phone: 802-644-8265

Make your party or other social gathering spectacular at this mountain resort

Memorable. That’s how guests who attend weddings at the Sterling Ridge Resort describe their experience, from breathtaking ceremonies with mountain vistas to tented receptions to weekend accommodations at this splendid Jeffersonville, VT resort tucked into the mountains. You can have the wedding of your dreams, whether it’s an elopement or a gala gathering of up to 150 guests, since the staff specializes in helping couples customize their big day. Ceremony sites include green spaces by a pond or overlooking mountains under a handcrafted rustic arbor. Or, for more intimate events, there are gorgeous yards outside luxury-home accommodations. Up to 100 overnight guests can stay in a variety of cabins and homes, from cozy studios to a stunning A-frame. Amenities include a seasonal outdoor heated pool, game room and hiking trails.
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony - Grafton Inn - Grafton, VT
The Grafton Inn

92 Main Street Grafton, VT, 05146 Phone: 802-234-8718

Personalized service, beautiful venues, award-winning cuisine will make your day memorable

It’s time to celebrate! Host your wedding, rehearsal dinner, surprise birthday or milestone anniversary party at the Grafton Inn, nestled within a pretty-as-a-postcard Vermont country village. Choose from picturesque outdoor venues like the Swimming Pond and Community Garden or, for inside receptions and gatherings, the rustic Phelps Barn with a dance floor and two bars or the more intimate Homestead Room, with a stone fireplace making it ideal for winter weddings. Or, choose a tented reception or smaller event in a cozy guest house. See why the unforgettable venues, along with stellar planning and day-of service, and fresh, farm-to-table, award-winning cuisine have led to the inn being consistently voted one of the best wedding venues in southern Vermont.
Wedding Ceremony BW - The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant - Manchester Village, VT
Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant

39 West Road Manchester Village, VT, 05254 Phone: 802-362-2568 Toll-Free: 800-822-2331

Celebrations always receive special attention at this luxury inn and restaurant

A celebratory mood is not hard to come by at The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant, Vermont’s finest small luxury hotel. Warm hospitality and service that sees to all the details so you can relax with friends, co-workers or family members are the hallmarks of this luxury inn, with stunning outdoor and indoor venues for your big event. Spring and summer mean celebrating on the manicured lawns, in the gorgeous gardens or on the terrace overlooking the gardens and Mt. Equinox. In the cooler weather, the award-winning restaurant and the more intimate Panther Pub’s private event space (especially wonderful for holiday parties) are perfect for gatherings from wedding receptions to reunions, birthdays and company events. Award-winning catering can be customized to suit the vision you have for your special celebration.
Grafton Inn Wedding - Distinctive Inns of New England - Photo Credit Amy Donohue
Distinctive Inns of New England

Luxurious Accommodations throughout New England , VT Phone:

It’s only natural to think of Vermont when you think of a storybook wedding

Spectacular in the fall and winter, lovely in the summer and spring, Vermont is a natural wedding destination. If you are looking for a storybook setting, look no further than the Grafton Inn, with several indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception sites from a rustic barn and tavern, to outdoor garden settings and pine dining rooms. At the Rabbit Hill Inn, plan your romantic elopement (they’ll provide the bubbly and cake!) or even more romantic honeymoon at this inn that specializes in couples’ getaways. Both inns are proud of their stellar service, exceptional cuisine and idyllic locations. Grafton Inn sits in a quaint country village; Rabbit Hill is nestled on 15 acres of lush countryside facing the White Mountains.
Bride & Bridesmaids - Scott Farm - Dummerston, VT
Scott Farm

707 Kipling Road Dummerston, VT, 05301 Phone: 802-254-6868

Weddings and life's celevbrations are both special at picture-perfect farm

Celebrations are special at the Scott Farm, owned by The Landmark Trust USA and featuring locations that look like they are out of a movie. In fact, the farm was one of the settings for The Cider House Rules. Today, it’s the venue for picture-perfect weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthday and anniversary gatherings and other social events. And, the farm and various historic properties owned by the Trust can host 22 overnight guests. The Apple Barn, with windows overlooking the farm and mountains, hosts 120 guests. For smaller celebrations (20 people or fewer), the charming Dutton Farmhouse is ideal, with al fresco dinners under a tent attached to the farmhouse. There are also various scenic outdoor sites for memorable dining – and photos! Come by the farm to choose your perfect location.
Dock Wedding - Basin Harbor - Vergennes, VT
Basin Harbor

4800 Basin Harbor Road Vergennes, VT, 05491 Phone: 802-475-2311 Toll-Free: 800-622-4000

Picturesque venues, exceptional planning services the hallmarks of this lakeside resort

From your welcoming cocktail party in a colorful garden to your ceremony under the Wedding Arch to your reception under a billowing tent and farewell brunch, the Basin Harbor resort provides the perfect combination of attentive planning and day-of service, delightful meals and picturesque venues. With the distant Adirondack Mountains in the background, every location on the 700-acre property, from a lush lawn high above the bay to a room with 17-foot ceilings and a sun porch, is one your guests will remember for years. They will also fall in love with their cottage and lodge accommodations and the variety of activities offered on-site, from kayaking and water tubing to golf, tennis, yoga classes and s’mores by the fire.
Wedding Reception New - Woodstock Inn & Resort - Woodstock, VT
Woodstock Inn & Resort

Fourteen The Green Woodstock, VT, 05091 Phone: 802-457-1100 Toll-Free: 888-471-4021

Celebrate life’s joyous occasions at this beautiful full-service, four-season resort

For those once-in-a-lifetime moments when you want to celebrate with friends and family, you need a location with breathtaking venues, superior service and the finest food. You need the Woodstock Inn & Resort, where attentive event planners and coordinators will help you put together the perfect wedding, rehearsal dinner, milestone birthday or anniversary or any other special occasion. Venues range from gardens and a garden terrace to a rustic barn and elegant ballroom. Have your event under a tent or in a parlor with a garden view. A culinary team will help you customize classic meals, and your guests will fall in love with the inn’s luxurious accommodations and full slate of activities, from the on-site spa to tennis, golf, hiking, biking and swimming.
Summer Wedding Knoll - Mountain Top Inn & Resort - Chittenden, VT - Photo Credit Joanne Pearson & Fair Haven Photographs
Mountain Top Resort

195 Mountain Top Road Chittenden, VT, 05737 Phone: 802-483-2311

Each season is special when it comes to gorgeous weddings at this mountain resort

Each season offers a special ambiance at the Mountain Top Resort, where weddings are spectacular every month of the year. Experienced wedding coordinators will brainstorm with you on every detail, including which beautiful venue you’ll choose for your ceremony and reception. Will it be The Knoll, atop a sweeping meadow with panoramic lake and mountain views, or The Terrace, with custom-made wood benches set on a canvas of slate, or an intimate guest house great room or garden. Will your reception be in the Lakefront Beach Pavilion with rustic Adirondack decor and fire pit or the rustic-luxe three-story Barn. With a creative culinary team, in-house floral and decor designer and spa with salon services, the resort is the ideal site for your dream destination wedding.
Fence Kiss Outdoor Wedding - Wild Trails Farm - Springfield, VT - Photo Credit Mountain Hearts Photography
Wild Trails Farm

174 Ruusunen Road Springfield, VT, 05156 Phone: 802-875-2275

Weddings are simply lovely at this scenic farm property in the Vermont countryside

Sweeping grounds with breathtaking views, spacious accommodations and superior service make Wild Trails Farm the ideal site for small wedding ceremonies and receptions. Couples can exchange their vows at a number of scenic sites, including by a rock wall that overlooks a pretty pond, in a backyard apple orchard with a charming view of distant mountains, in a picturesque meadow, or under a wooden pergola with a view of distant mountains and valleys—an especially spectacular sight in autumn. Reception sites include a rustic barn and a large stone patio with direct access to a common room in the inn, in case of rain. An event planner can recommend the perfect spot as well as catering, florist, photography and other services. The property’s modern inn features six bedrooms with valley, meadow and mountain vistas.