My name is Kayla and I recently started working with Lorin at VermontWeddings.com. On just my third day of work, we toured the beautiful Inn at Grace Farm owned by Aimee and Chad Fellows. Grace Farm is located in Fairfax, VT, about 30 minutes outside of Burlington. The day was wonderfully sunny and on our drive on the Interstate, all the greens seemed brighter against the shining bodies of waters we passed. It almost felt like we had entered another world from Burlington.
Off the highway it was surprisingly easy to find the farm, just turn and there it is there nestled in the trees with some fantastic views of the mountains. Aimee greeted us and took us to see the round barn, upon entering your eyes are immediately drawn to the big picturesque windows overlooking the view.
The next thing I noticed was large mantle fireplace and the light fixtures accenting the arching timber frames of the roof. The barn holds 110 people and is equipped with a bar and catering space. Different from most barns it is opened all year round with a working fireplace and heated floors (perfect for dancing toes during a winter wedding!). My take away from the space is that it offers the feel of a barn wedding, but with more of an elegant take on a rustic theme.
Another added benefit of having a wedding at Grace Farm is in the accommodations on the property. It was clear as we walked around the Inn that the Fellows had decorated with wedding parties in mind. In every room, there were small sitting areas, along with hair dryers and several mirrors for wedding day preparations.
I could just imagine bridesmaids running across the hall to each room getting ready with the entire gorgeous house filled with bustling excitement. Glancing out the bedroom window, the bride can look out to the mountains and to the Barn where she will be getting married in later that day. The house offers five rooms with spaces for 12 to sleep in beds, you can have the wedding party stay on site. And one lucky couple can stay in the Tiny House right on the property.
A unique feature to this venue is the Tiny House and its chic HGTV design. Both Lorin and I were surprised with how much space there was and how easily everything flowed. The tiny home holds an outdoor and indoor shower, sink, sitting/sleeping area, and a full bed.
While we were walking back to the Inn the sun shone on the shaded area around the hammock and it seemed so peaceful. I could imagine after what has to be the most wonderful day, getting pictures by the brick and white stone background of the house, or against the scenic garden waterfall. Later, having a fire and s'mores with your closest friends around the firepit, laying out in the morning on the hammock with your new husband/wife.
After our tour it became clear the Inn at Grace Farm is perfect for the couple that wants a rustic Vermont wedding any time of the year with gorgeous modern amenities to share time with friends and family. And with this site visit, it became clear to me that I am going to love exploring Vermont on more site visits with VermontWeddings.com.