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

Picture-perfect venues, inside and out, make this lakeside resort a must for your big celebration

What a picture-perfect place for a celebration! With a variety of scenic lakeside and comfortable indoor venues, the Lake Morey Resort is ideal for events both big and small, from family reunions and milestone anniversaries and birthdays to engagement parties and weddings. Celebrate in a garden, by the lake or in a room or patio with a lake view. Dine and dance the night away under a classic tent or in an elegant ballroom. Experienced event planners will ensure your day, from catering to farewell brunches, goes smoothly. Guests will enjoy the inn’s full slate of outdoor activities, from kayaking and paddle boarding to golf, tennis and lawn games. Indoors, there’s a heated pool, health club, movie theater and live entertainment in the Steamboat Lounge.
Spring Wedding Rings - Wild Trails Farm - Springfield, VT - Creative Commons License
Wild Trails Farm

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

Breathtaking venues at this private retreat will make your Vermont wedding magical

You want a Vermont wedding with all that conjures up: green fields, mountain views, perhaps even exchanging your vows in a meadow or an orchard? Wild Trails Farm can deliver on that dream. Set on 472 acres, this private sanctuary offers a variety of gorgeous venues for your wedding ceremony and reception for up to 40 guests. Say your “I do’s” on a large stone patio with sweeping valley views and direct access to a common room in case of rain, or in a backyard apple orchard overlooking a meadow, or by a rock wall overlooking a spring-fed pond with distant mountain views. An event planner will help you with catering options, officiants and other details to help make your day spectacular and stress-free.
Bride & Bridesmaids - Scott Farm - Dummerston, VT
Scott Farm

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

Vermont’s natural beauty the perfect backdrop to your big event on historic farm

What a perfectly delightful site for a wedding! At the historic Scott Farm, your guests will enchanted by the orchards, the elaborate stone work and historic barns as you exchange your vows, then celebrate your big day in a rustic event room with a menu catered to your specifications. The farm courtyard, nestled in the middle of stunning historic white barns, is bordered by a pond with year-round running water, with views of the historic property’s dwarf tree orchard. The Apple Barn event room, which can host up to 120 guests, has dozens of windows looking out to the mountains. For smaller weddings, there’s the charming Dutton Farmhouse, built in 1837. An experienced event coordinator will be on hand, and the farm has a list of preferred vendors.
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.
Barn Wedding - Mountain Top Inn & Resort - Chittenden, VT
Mountain Top Resort

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

Each wedding is unique, and so is every ceremony and reception at this mountain resort

Will your wedding be an intimate ceremony and dinner, a days-long celebration with family and friends – or something in between? At the Mountain Top Resort, experienced wedding, design and culinary planners know that every wedding is special and deserves the perfect setting. At the resort, that might be a meadow, a garden, a terrace with a commanding view of the mountains and lake, a beach pavilion, a great room with a vaulted ceiling, a rustic barn or a quiet corner by a birch tree. Wedding coordinators will help you pick the perfect site for your ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner or cocktail party, and on-site floral designers will ensure your space is exactly as you want it. Fabulous views, fabulous food and fabulous service come standard.
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.
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.
Wedding at Mountain Top Inn - Your Place in Vermont - Okemo Valley
Okemo Valley - Your Place in Vermont

Warm hospitality, breathtaking sites make this valley a classic wedding location

The scenery is spectacular and the hospitality warm and friendly in the Okemo Valley, making it the perfect site for your destination wedding. At a mountain resort, walk the aisle outside with majestic peaks and valleys in the background. Or, get married in a country garden in an elegant inn. Have your reception in a rustic barn aglow with fairy lights or by candle light in a mansion’s formal dining room. Choose a resort with a spa or an inn with a sophisticated bridal suite. Your options may vary, from pond side to a fireplaced great room, but one thing will be the same wherever you choose to celebrate: Your wedding will come off exactly as you planned under the care of friendly, experienced staffs.
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.
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.
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony - Grafton Inn - Grafton, VT - Photo Credit Colette Kulig Photography
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 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.