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Resort, hotels, country inns roll out a beautiful welcome for wedding celebrations

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.

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

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

Superior celebrations are a specialty at this picture postcard-perfect lakeside resort

If you have something to celebrate, whether it’s a wedding for 200 or a reunion for 20, the Lake Morey Resort has the location and the service to make it an affair to remember. A variety of lakefront event rooms, spectacular lakeside and garden spaces means your event will be beautiful. Classically trained chefs and professional service and bar staff means your dining will be delicious. And an experienced and friendly planning staff means it will go off without a hitch. Resort activities include everything from boating and paddleboarding to tennis, volleyball and a picturesque 18-hole championship golf course. There are lawn games and indoor activities as well as plenty of places to just relax and enjoy the views.
Grafton Inn Wedding - Distinctive Inns of New England - Photo Credit Amy Donohue
Distinctive Inns of New England

Luxurious Accommodations throughout New England , CT 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.
Woodstock Inn & Resort All Weddings Woodstock VT
Woodstock Inn & Resort

Fourteen The Green Woodstock, VT, 05091 Phone: 802-457-1100 Toll-Free: 800-448-7900

A wedding with all the touches – and a little extra.

Every New England country wedding should be set like this celebrated resort: overlooking one of the prettiest small towns in America and easy to get to from anywhere in the region. It inspires the idyllic wedding - carefully crafted cuisine, state-of-the-art facilities, luxurious accommodations, and special bridal packages. Choose from venues hosting 20-300 including unique outdoor facilities and tented options, manicured lawns, gardens and terraces, ballrooms, an historic and beautifully appointed working farm, a ski lodge and even a log cabin. The sprawling estate grounds make for a perfect romantic destination. Right out the door is a covered bridge ideal for photos. Vermont’s natural splendor will be burnished into your wedding memories forever.
Arbor Kiss - Sterlilng Ridge Resort - Jeffersonville, VT
Sterling Ridge Resort

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

Celebrate life’s big events at this log cabin resort close to a wide variety of activities, attractions

Celebrate the big events in your life, from weddings and baby showers to anniversaries, birthdays and reunions by experiencing a real Vermont getaway at the Sterling Ridge Resort. Nestled in the mountains, this log cabin resort happily hosts small gatherings in the Pond House, a rustic farmhouse; and the mountain-view Mansfield House for up to 25 people. Resort staff will work with you to customize your celebration, wedding, corporate meeting or team-building retreat. In addition to cozy lodging, the resort offers easy access to everything from hiking and biking trails to zip lining, gondola rides and golfing. Plan a fishing excursion in the summer or a dogsledding adventure in the winter. Enjoy the area’s eclectic dining and shopping.
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Wedding Couple - Mountain Top Inn & Resort - Chittenden, VT
Mountain Top Resort

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

Many venues to choose from (all of them spectacular) at this mountain inn, a perfect wedding setting

Weddings are simply spectacular at the Mountain Top Resort, the perfect setting for your special celebration. Whether it’s an intimate ceremony for the two of you or a giant celebration for all your friends and family, dedicated wedding planners at this resort, with views of the mountains, lake, woods or meadows from every venue, will help you make it memorable, from flowers to an exceptional sit-down dinner. Exchange your vows atop a sweeping meadow, on a terrace with lake and mountain vistas, at the beach or in the loft of a rustic-luxe barn. Have your reception in a lakefront pavilion; in a barn with rough-hewn beams, pine flooring and space to dance the night away; or in a private guest house.
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony - Grafton Inn - Grafton, VT - Photo Credit Colette Kulig Photography
Grafton Inn

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

Naturally romantic and very Vermont: Your perfect inn wedding awaits

Weddings that are naturally romantic and authentically Vermont: that’s what the Grafton Inn promises couples who choose this splendid historical inn as the site for their elopements, micro weddings, or full-property celebrations. In the storybook setting of Grafton, one of Vermont’s loveliest villages, the inn offers a one-stop-shop for wedding couples. Catering is handled on-site with rave-worthy results, couples have the assistance of a dedicated wedding planner to help pinpoint every detail of their day, and the property is home to a variety of breathtaking ceremony locations. Outdoor sites include a romantic Community Garden or scenic Swimming Pond, while indoor options include a classic church or romantic setup in front of a large stone fireplace. Receptions for larger weddings take place in the Phelps Barn Pub, with plenty of room for a band or DJ and spacious dancefloor.
Wedding Dress - Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa - Stowe, VT
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa

1746 Mountain Road Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-7355 Toll-Free: 800-253-2232

Make it a memorable destination celebration at this luxurious mountain resort

Have your destination celebration at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa and know your guests will have the time of their lives. From weddings big and small to anniversaries, birthdays, reunions and other special events, the resort’s planning staff will make sure your day is worry-free and memorable, and dining is delicious, from passed hors d’oeuvres to sit-down banquets. Venues include a flower-filled courtyard, glass-ceilinged arboretum, a tent and two spectacular ballrooms as well as restaurants and smaller event spaces. Resort activities range from activities like tennis, hiking (or snowshoeing and skiing) and lawn games to relaxation in the pools and hot tub or in the world-class spa. Your family and friends will fall in love with their luxury accommodations and their Vermont experience.
Bride & Bridesmaids - Scott Farm - Dummerston, VT
Scott Farm

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

Orchard, barn settings rustic and romantic sites for your ceremony, reception

Get married in an apple orchard, dance the night away in a rustic barn, then spend your honeymoon in a cozy former Sugar House. You can do all that at the Scott Farm, where Vermont charm and individual expression are front and center. An experienced event coordinator and caterer will help you plan that perfect menu and offer up a list of local musicians, florists and photographers. Have your ceremony at the end of an orchard path or in a courtyard nestled in the middle of historic white barns. Or, indoors, say your “I do’s” in the Apple Barn, where receptions of up to 120 guests are also hosted. Historic homes, including Rudyard Kipling’s Naulakha mansion, can accommodate 22 of your guests.
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

Romantic location, impeccable service combine at this luxurious inn

Romance, attention to every detail, an exquisite New England setting, fine-dining extraordinaire: It’s all part of the package at the Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant, in the heart of quaint Manchester Village. Choose this boutique hotel, with a Zagat-rated restaurant, for your rehearsal dinner, elopement or small gathering or an elegant garden reception for up to 100, and your guests will be talking about your big day for years. From patios and manicured lawns with mountain views to charming gardens and warm, sophisticated indoor rooms, the inn will customize your perfect wedding. Rent the 20-room inn and feel as if you are getting married at a gorgeous country estate. Rooms feature fireplaces, marble baths and antiques.
Cutting the Wedding Cake - Golden Eagle Resort - Stowe, VT
Golden Eagle Resort

511 Mountain Road Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-4811 Toll-Free: 866-970-0786

Say your vows in a romantic woodland setting

At Golden Eagle Resort in Stowe, Vermont, event planners will ensure your big day is special. We offer charming facilities, comfortable accommodations, a romantic wooded setting and deluxe amenities. Our flexible venues offer inviting decor and dinner and dancing space for up to 75 guests. The resort’s beautifully landscaped grounds provide a spacious area perfect for tent rentals for wedding receptions of 150 guests. Our talented team will help you with every detail, from event facilities to catering menus and block room reservations. Book your wedding group and enjoy a complimentary stay in our romantic bridal suite. Within walking distance to the shops and restaurants of nearby Stowe.
Ask about our Wedding Special - No room rental fee or site fee when 10 or more guest rooms are booked!
Dock Wedding - Basin Harbor - Vergennes, VT
Basin Harbor

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

Warm atmosphere surrounds weddings at beautiful Vermont resort

Basin Harbor provides a wedding celebration like no other. Whether your special day is for 30 or 300, Lake Champlain’s landmark resort offers stunning vistas for your wedding weekend. Their experienced wedding team will ensure a stress-free adventure with friends and family while the attentive staff takes care of every detail from start to finish. From the rehearsal dinner to the wedding ceremony to the after party, and a farewell brunch, your wedding is Basin Harbor’s top propriety.
Combining happiness, joy, family, and friends, Basin Harbor will create a celebration that honors the most cherished occasion. Evoking beauty and wonderful memories from beginning to end, the resort provides a stunning backdrop with an extraordinary lakeside setting, whimsical gardens, breathtaking Adirondack mountains, and lodging for all of you guest. Make your weekend last a lifetime! Please review our COVID policies before placing your reservation.
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