Choosing where to say your vows is a big step in the planning process for both elopements and traditional weddings. And since Vermont is a super popular destination for weddings, there are so many options to choose from! How do you decide on an elopement or wedding venue? That's why I'm stepping in to break it down for you. Here's a list of the BEST wedding venues in Vermont for elopements, intimate and traditional wedding celebrations:
Top Vermont Elopement Venues
Choosing the right elopement venue is an important decision, as it sets the tone for your special day. A few things to consider as you start to research the place that will be "home base" for your Vermont elopement: is the venue central to activities you want to fit into your day? What is your budget? Is anything included in your stay - meals and amenities? Does the venue fit the vibe you envision for your day?
The Pitcher Inn
The Pitcher Inn is a boutique hotel in Warren, VT. Just 15 minutes from Sugarbush, offering year-round recreational opportunities in the heart of the Mad River Valley. Visiting during the summer? Head down to the river and discover some of Vermont's best waterfalls and swimming holes. Return to the Pitcher Inn to share your vows in the back garden as you listen to the sounds of the babbling brook. Close out the day enjoying their fine dining experience as you reminisce on your beautiful day.
While many couples choose to elope in an effort to keep costs low, there's nothing wrong with treating yourself to a bit of luxury. Twin Farms in Barnard, VT is a venue that sits on 300 acres of beautiful Vermont countryside. Named the #3 Resort in the World and #1 Resort in New England (Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards) it's no wonder they're on the list of Best Wedding Venues in Vermont!
The Great Outdoors
My favorite "venue" - the great outdoors. Mother Nature provides some incredible Vermont venues, free of charge! From granite-topped mountains to rushing rivers, picturesque swimming holes and waterfalls, it's hard to go wrong with a planning an outdoor elopement in Vermont. While some couples choose to have a portion of their day captured at their AirBnB, others prefer to be fully immersed in nature - getting ready at the trailhead and filling the day with outdoor activity.
Did you know you don't need a venue if you choose to elope!
READ MORE: Where to Elope in Vermont
Best Intimate Wedding Venues in Vermont
I absolutely love intimate weddings. The size is just perfect to have a true celebration but also allows for the quiet moments that allow to pause and be fully present in the day. A few things to think about when choosing a venue: do you want all of your guest to stay in the same place and can this venue accommodate? Will you have exclusive use or will other guests be around? Are there both outdoor and indoor ceremony options in case of weather? Bonus: Most wedding venues in Vermont will be able to accommodate your full guest list.
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Seven Springs Mansion
This lux AirBnB sits just above the downtown Stowe area but is filled with peaceful serenity of a mountain getaway. The Seven Springs Mansion is easily on the list of Best Wedding Venues in Vermont with views of Mount Mansfield, beautiful gardens and a long list of amenities - including its very own wine cellar and the option to bring in a private chef!
The Notch House
Located on the south end of Lake Willoughby, The Notch House is a perfect venue for an intimate wedding in Northern Vermont. Fill the farmhouse with family while your friends fill up their new forest cabins. Plan your ceremony in their beautiful gardens, or walk the short path that leads you directly to the shores of Lake Willoughby providing a stunning backdrop with mountain cliffs dropping straight down into crystal clear waters.
It can be hard to choose between having an elopement or a more tradition wedding.
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My Favorite Traditional Wedding Venues in Vermont
From rustic barns to elegant country inns, historic venues and scenic outdoor locations, Vermont offers a variety of beautiful options for large weddings. To help you choose a Vermont wedding venue, consider what attractions are nearby for your guests to explore. Are there are lodging options for your guests on and/or off site? Would you would need to offer transportation? Additionally, it's always nice to have a planner or coordinator who knows all of the ins and outs of the venue. Do they have someone on staff that can offer up tips and tricks for building out your day and local vendor suggestions?
Farm Road Estate
Farm Road Estate is located in southern Vermont, just minutes from Mount Snow ski area. With 32 acres of fields and trails, there's plenty of room for you and your guests to explore. This Vermont wedding venue has it all with an on-site restaurant serving delicious plated meals. Farm Road Estate keeps a tent up all season long, with room to host 300, so there is no need to worry about additional vendors. Have your ceremony overlooking the pond or nestled in the woods.
Mountain Top Inn
Mountain Top Inn is the perfect Vermont wedding venue. With multiple ceremony sites to choose from, 700 private acres, a 740 acre lake, meadows, woods, mountain views, Mountain Top is the ideal place to host your wedding. Your stay comes complete with dedicated wedding planners, luxury accommodations including guest houses, seasonal activities year-round, along with on-site spa, salon, floral, and décor services – and of course, breathtaking scenery all four seasons of the year.
Named best in New England by Destination Weddings, The Woodstock Inn + Resort is the key to a memorable wedding. Your guests will fall in love with this quaint New England town. Planning a winter wedding? Add on a ski package at Saskadena Six and explore one of the oldest ski hills in the country!
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