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

Time to celebrate? Then it’s time to call the planning staff at this lakefront resort

Venues that will take your breath away, food to satisfy the palate of every guest, and service that will ensure you can enjoy your big day while someone else attends to the details: That’s what weddings are like at the Lake Morey Resort. The resort has been hosting very special weddings at this lovely lakeside location for over 50 years, so you know they will go the extra mile to make your day, whether it’s an intimate gathering or a big event for 250 people, exceptional. Outdoor venues include romantic gardens, spectacular sites by the lake, a lake-view patio, and a tent on a lush lawn. Inside, there’s a high-ceiling ballroom and smaller rooms with magnificent views. You’ll have a day-of coordinator, wedding host and professional wait staff at your service.
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.
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.
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

Magnificent views from stunning venues, stellar service make resort a popular one for classic Vermont weddings

Sweeping mountain and meadow views are the very first thing that attracts couples to the Mountain Top Resort as the site for their wedding. Ceremony and reception ceremonies include a rustic-luxe barn with an open-air loft; a knoll atop a meadow with panoramic views of the valley, lake and mountains; a terrace with handcrafted wooden arbor; a beach pavilion with formal dining room; and exquisite outdoor spaces from a private beach to lawns, gardens — and a pontoon boat! A dedicated wedding planner will work with you all the way, helping with everything from choosing vendors to your rehearsal dinner and next-day brunch. Luxurious lodge, cabin and guest house accommodations make the resort a classic Vermont destination wedding every season of the year.
Outdoor Lakeside Wedding - Sterling Ridge Resort - Jeffersonville, VT
Sterling Ridge Resort

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

Celebrate your special event in Vermont style at this scenic resort in the mountains

Celebrate Vermont style at the Sterling Ridge Resort in the Green Mountains, where memorable events, from weddings and bridal showers to reunions and birthday parties, are a specialty. Venues for ceremonies and receptions include everything from mountain-view tented sites for up to 150 guests to a charming indoor space for 30 attendees. Planning staff will help with any outdoor vendors to help customize your special event. The scenic resort can accommodate up to 100 guests in cozy cabins and spacious houses, and room-block options are available. Lodging is just a short walk, drive or shuttle ride from ceremony and reception sites. Inn amenities include canoeing and kayaking, hiking, seasonal outdoor games and swimming pool, and a relaxing on-site spa. Skiing, golf and biking are nearby.
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony - Grafton Inn - Grafton, VT
The Grafton Inn

92 Main Street Grafton, VT, 05146 Phone: 802-843-2248

Come see why this inn is consistently rated one of the finest wedding venues

Perfect spaces for perfect parties: That’s what you’ll find at the Grafton Inn when you are planning your wedding, milestone birthday or anniversary, reunion gathering or other social or business celebration. Set in a classic New England village, the charming inn offers comfortable lodging in rooms and spacious guest houses, delicious farm-to-table food and year-round activities from skiing and horse-drawn sleigh rides to swimming, tennis and pickle ball. The planning and culinary staffs will bring their experience and creativity to help you create the ideal atmosphere for your event. Venues range from rooms with fireplaces in the historic inn to the lovingly restored Phelps Barn, elegant Tavern Dining Room and cheery Garden Dining Room. Group activities can also be planned at the Grafton Trails and Outdoor Center.
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.
Indoor Wedding Kiss - Stone Hill Inn - Stowe, VT
Stone Hill Inn

89 Houston Farm Road Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-6282

The warm atmosphere & gorgeous venues at this inn are something to celebrate

Stunning and serene, the Stone Hill Inn offers happy couples stunning venues for their wedding celebrations for up to 40 guests. The inn, known for its intimacy and charm, has hosted weddings, elopements and micro-weddings throughout its gorgeous 9.5-acre property, from along garden pathways to before a sparkling waterfall. Indoor ceremonies have been held before a stone fireplace in a cozy great room, or in a sunny room with 40 windows and high ceilings. A variety of packages include overnight stays for the couple and guests in rooms with double-sided fireplaces and two-person whirlpool tubs; a day-of coordinator and wedding officiant; and the use of the dining room and kitchen for catered rehearsal/reception dinners. The inn has a list of recommended vendors for photography and other services.