Ringing the Vermont Wedding Bells
A Vermont wedding is so much more than a ceremony and an opportunity to throw an incredible party. Whether your vision includes the city or countryside, 500 people or five, one night or a long weekend, Vermont has a destination for every couple’s checklist, sure to delight guests of all ages and interests.! The stage is set by nature regardless of when you choose to wed; couples in the spring and summer can enjoy swaths of deep green countryside, while those eyeing fall dates can look forward to a spectacular display of red, orange and gold for their backdrops. A Vermont winter makes for a magical destination that will deliver the winter wedding of your dreams, surrounded by sparkling snow.
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RUSTIC VERMONT BARNS
Vermont is known for the farms and historic barns that dot the landscape. From specialty event barns to authentic and historic barns, your ideal Vermont barn wedding awaits.
Mountain Top Inn's picturesque post-and-beam barn with sweeping lake and mountain views makes for a breathtaking wedding setting. Your guests will enjoy fine dining, beautiful lodging, on-site winter activities and, of course, relaxing in the hot tub. Located in Chittenden, the Inn is just 20 minutes from amazing skiing at Killington.
Tucked away on a classic winding backroad in Charlotte is the Old Lantern Inn and Barn. This quiet and charming setting in the heart of the Champlain Valley offers multiple venue options to tie the knot. The historic barn with a huge dance floor and full bar room, serves as a great backdrop to celebrate well into the night.
Those looking to add some bubbly to their special day will love getting married at the Boyden Barn in Cambridge. A working farm, vineyard and wedding venue, the Barn offers a gorgeous space to welcome guests and a ceremony pavilion and cocktail patio that will ensure the scenery stays fresh throughout your soiree. Vermont’s wine scene is thriving, so raise a local toast to your union.
In the southern Vermont village of Manchester, you will find the Inn at Manchester, a 21-room luxury inn right in the middle of town. Their recently opened Celebration Barn is a more modern and luxurious take on the traditional barn wedding. Guests can walk to fine dining, outlet shops, boutiques and cafés, all while being surrounded by breathtaking mountain views.
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Vermont has long been a destination for travelers, and many of the original inns and B&Bs from colonial times still operate. These properties range from high-end luxury to rustic and surrounded by nature, provide a memorable spot for your special day.
In the town of Middlebury, you’ll find the charming Middlebury Inn. The Inn dates back centuries and features a classic, elegant ambiance with many options for weddings, receptions and accommodations. Guests will love spending time in this quintessential Vermont town!
On the other side of the Green Mountains lies the inviting town of Stowe. While there are many wedding options here, the Green Mountain Inn stands out. This property is right in the heart of Stowe’s village but still offers plenty of quiet for your wedding. Lovebirds and guests alike will have a hard time ignoring the call of Stowe’s iconic ski trails and many craft breweries in the area!
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While known for its natural beauty, Vermont is a place full of surprising history. For more than 200 years the rich and famous have vacationed here. Many have been converted into luxury hotels.
Find Vermont’s most iconic historic venue Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester. Three generations of Lincolns lived in the historic home with stunning views of the Taconic and Green Mountains and the famed Battenkill River Valley. The formal garden is the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony, along with cocktails on the terrace and a dinner prepared with many of the ingredients grown on Hildene’s Dene Farm.
Just down the road from Hildene, the 200-year-old Equinox Resort is one of the most impressive luxury hotels in the state. The Resort offers commanding views of Mount Equinox while being in the center of Manchester Village. The stunning property includes a luxury spa, multiple fine dining options, roaring fireplaces in cozy libraries and some of the finest ballrooms in the state.
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Vermont’s hidden venues offer the best escapes for couples seeking to escape for their wedding to disconnect and tuck into a quiet corner.
The Hyde Away Inn in Waitsfield has been a longtime favorite of locals. The Inn offers delicious fare for rehearsal dinners, meet and greets and brunches to enhance your wedding experience.
Another locals’ secret is the Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville. This gorgeous slice of Vermont offers plenty of customizable options for your special day. For those looking to be integrated in nature, take advantage of their outdoor chapel hidden in the woods or a beautiful meadow by a pond for the charming location for your “I do”s.
Whether you’re dreaming of a big bash in a luxury resort or a quaint country wedding, Vermont’s got the wedding venue of your dreams!