The Pitcher Inn | A Classic Vermont Elopement

Welcome to The Pitcher Inn in Warren, Vermont. Nestled in the heart of the Mad River Valley, The Pitcher Inn is a luxury boutique hotel with beautifully designed guest suites and fine dining for a magical and romantic elopement in Vermont. The inn is located nearby Sugarbush ski resort, where four-season adventure awaits.

What an Elopement at The Pitcher Inn Looks Like

Angela and Charlie were looking to treat themselves on their elopement, and planned it around their stay at The Pitcher Inn. Accompanied by their adorable dog, Max, they spent a few days exploring other nearby towns and trails before settling into their cottage at the Pitcher Inn.

Elopement Ceremony near The Pitcher Inn

After getting ready in their barn cottage, we took a short walk around the corner to the Warren Path. Here we had an intimate ceremony in the woods, surrounded by the sounds of birds chirping and a light light breeze. We had the trail to ourselves and were able to escape the heat of summer under the trees. Angela and Charlie prepared their own vows, exchanged rings, and sealed it with a kiss. I was the lucky one that got to pronounce them husband and wife! (Did you know that often times, your photographer can be your officiant?!)

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Activities Around The Pitcher Inn

No elopement is complete without a few activities. Angela and Charlie wanted to explore more of Vermont and the area surrounding The Pitcher Inn. So we went a little tour of Warren and Waitsfield, stopping for photos along the way.

Read More: My Favorite Elopement Activities

Explore the River

We explored the river that flows near the Pitcher Inn where they got to share a quiet moment together. I always suggest scheduling in a moment to pause on your wedding day - to let all truly soak in. It's nice to have time together without thinking about the camera or being distracted by other things. Go for a walk, sit down and take in the views.

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Take a Scenic Drive

After that, we hopped in the car to head out for a scenic drive. As we pulled out of The Pitcher Inn, a group of bikers (vroom, vroom) rolled into town with their leather jackets, bandanas and studded boots. We joked around about taking a photo on one of the motorcycles, but chickened out and continued on with the drive. We wound our way along dirt roads and hopped out to take photos by a field with Sugarbush resort in the backdrop.

When we came back to town, the bikers were still hanging around. Charlie waltzed right up to them and asked if they’d like to join in on a group photo with the newly weds! But he didn’t stop there, we started asking all passerby to step in! We had bikers, cyclists, tourists and locals gathered on the porch of the Pitcher Inn for a big celebratory photo - it was perfect!

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Visit a Historical Covered Bridge

Our last stop of our tour was at a covered bridge. Vermont is filled with local history, and this was certainly a highlight of Angela and Charlie's elopement. One of Vermont’s oldest covered bridges, just a few minutes from The Pitcher Inn is The Great Eddy in Waitsfield, VT. We parked and played around the bridge for a few photos. As folks drove by, they honked their horns and said congratulations to the beautiful bride and groom!

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I’m so happy for these two! And so excited that the fun doesn’t stop here. I get to join them for a family celebration next month in Telluride, CO! This is one of my absolute favorite ways to celebrate an elopement - when my couples decide to have the best of both worlds by having a quiet elopement alone as well as a celebration with all of their loved ones. I HIGHLY recommend considering this for your own elopement plans!

Sunset over the mountains in Telluride, Colorado


How to have the best of both worlds

Angela + Charlie eloped in Vermont - just the two of them. But, missing their friends and family, they decided to have the best of both worlds and had an intimate wedding celebration in Telluride a few weeks later.

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