Regularly ranked among the most beautiful states, Vermont is no stranger to destination tourism. With majestic scenery of deep glacial lakes and towering mountain vistas, the Green Mountain State easily inspires both awe and romance. So if you have a wedding in your future, Vermont is the perfect place for your special day. Here are the 10 best wedding destinations in the state.
If you have ever dreamed about a winter wonderland wedding, then Stratton is your destination. The Base Lodge and grand ballroom supports 250 people, while the Timber Hall—with its dramatic 30-foot ceilings, historic hand-hewn timber framing, and stoic fieldstone fireplace—supports a crowd of 200. Plus, there is a full-service onsite spa and restaurant, and you and your guests will find 97 trails of packed powder and over 100 acres of cross-country skiing.
After Maria von Trapp and her family fled Austria in 1938 (made famous by the movie, the “Sound of Music”), they ended up settling in Vermont on 2,500 acres. The Alpine-style lodge was built on the original family property and continues to be run by the von Trapp family. Featuring a dramatic backstory, majestic alpine views, skiing trails, whirlpool tubs, wood-burning fireplaces, and free Wi-Fi, von Trapp is the perfect spot to say your, “I do’s.”
At Killington, “your special day will be custom-tailored to meet your needs.” Elope to the secluded Ledgewood Yurt and watch the sunrise over Killington Peak or rent out the Grand itself, which supports up to 400 guests and features a ballroom, pond, pool, patios, full-service bar, and onsite restaurant. Relax as the professional wedding coordinators oversee all of the wedding details.
What is more romantic than getting hitched upon some of the highest peaks in Vermont? Stowe Mountain Resort features a base camp and great room with an attached patio overlooking the majestic Green Mountains. Further up the mountain, The Cliff House is “nestled into the shoulder of Vermont’s highest peak, at an elevation of 3,625 feet.” You will also find an on-site terrace with garden and mountain chapel with jaw-dropping views.
According to Brides Magazine, Mountain Top is one of the premier wedding destinations in the country. And why not? The 350 secluded mountaintop acres, the pristine alpine lake, and the diverse and colorful gardens, fields, and woods may only be eclipsed by the dedicated wedding planners, luxury lodge, and guest house accommodations. Plus, with the on-site restaurant, a full-service spa, pool, and hot tub, you might never want to leave.
Winter, summer, or fall, enjoy spectacular lakeside views, an on-site restaurant, classic English gardens, a personal wedding coordinator at Lake Morey, and a professional wait and bar staff. This century-old resort sits in the verdant green hills above the Connecticut River Valley, and, as if the wedding services and natural beauty of the area weren’t enough, there are plenty of lake activities to enjoy, including skiing or water sports, depending on the season.
Few historic sites in Vermont are as bucolic and majestic as the site that was once home to Robert Lincoln Todd and his family. The house is now a museum and available for tours, but the property alone is worth visiting. Set high on a hill, it offers jaw-dropping views of the surrounding mountains and valley below. Experience the formal gardens, the observatory, the walking trails, the swamp, the agricultural center, the quaint village of Manchester, and more.
Offering a pavilion, a fully-stocked pub, and game room, and a formal dining room in the heart of central Vermont’s bucolic Green Mountain National Forest, there are few places so accommodating yet so pristine. We are talking about exploring hundreds of acres of mountain, meadow, forest, field, and stream, as well as lawn games, a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing, and much more.
This historic inn has operated continuously for over 180 years. Established as a brick "public house” in 1827, it offered upstairs rooms for rent to weary travelers. Now, the Founder's Room features an elegant ballroom that supports up to 110 guests with a floor-to-ceiling bay window overlooking the valley below. The Stewart Library and the Willard Room help to expand the count to support 150 guests and offer a formal dining experience.
Founded in 1801, the historic Grafton Inn is a quintessential Vermont country inn located in “one of the prettiest towns in America. Accommodations include wedding planning, farm-to-table dining, and a storybook setting. Whether you prefer a barn wedding or a lawn wedding, Grafton is there to make sure your experience is a special one.