Best of 2023: Vermont Wedding Venues

Ready to go on an adventure? Today we’re traversing across the state to highlight Vermont’s most captivating wedding venues! In our small but mighty state, you’ll find everything from serene lakeside settings to majestic mountain retreats, ensuring a perfect spot for every couple’s “I do.” Get ready to discover the venue where your love story will take center stage!

But the excitement doesn’t end there! After you’ve seen our picks, it’s over to you to vote for your favorite in our Readers Choice Award below. 

ECHO

Echo, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is such a special venue! Located in Burlington, not only does it have sweeping views of beautiful Lake Champlain, but it is also a museum (which couples and their guests have full access to), making it the perfect spot for an all-ages event.
 
 

The Essex Resort & Spa

The Essex Resort & Spa provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding along with deluxe accommodations and fun adventures your guests will never forget! (Like a late night jumpt into the resort’s pool!)
 
 

The Mansfield Barn

The Mansfield Barn is a beautifully renovated 150-year-old barn with unique charm and modern amenities. For couples looking for a rustic location that is still easily accessible to bigger towns like Burlington or Stowe, this venue is in the perfect location!
 
Photo: Portrait Gallery

The Inn at Grace Farm

The Inn at Grace Farm is located in Fairfax, Vermont and is the perfect setting for a private celebration! From the moment you arrive and settle into your accommodations, the property becomes your private estate to enjoy with loved ones all weekend long. It also has on-site accommodations for up to 32 guests.
 
Photo: Coryn Kiefer Photography
Florals: Tipsy Tulip Designs

Sugarbush Resort

Sugarbush Resort  is a picturesque wedding venue set in Vermont’s majestic Mad River Valley. The Resort offers several options for gathering spaces, onsite accommodations and activities no matter the season. We also love the iconic “just married” chair lift!
 
Photo 1: Birke Photography

Mountain Top Resort

Mountain Top Resort is simply stunning no matter the forecast, as shown by the video of an indoor ceremony and photo of an outdoor ceremony here! Located in idyllic Chittenden, Vermont guests will be left feeling like they visited a postcard.
 
Photo: Cassi Claire Photography

Grand Isle Lake House

Grand Isle Lake House has views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, onsite accommodations and more, making this wedding venue is a relaxing, lakeside oasis! This venue truly shines in the spring, summer and fall!
 
Photo: The Light and Color
 

The Barn at Boyden Farm

The Barn at Boyden Farm is a historic wedding venue nestled along the Lamoille River Valley, complete with a charming hayloft event barn, post & beam ceremony site and an outdoor patio area overlooking 54 acres. It’s a true slice of Vermont living!
 
Photo: Jessica Lyn Photography

Equinox Resort

No matter which of the Resort’s ceremony and reception venues you choose, The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa is a romantic, sophisticated backdrop for your celebration. It’s the perfect balance between historic charm and modern amenities, located in Manchester.

Photo: Coryn Keifer Photography

Inn at Mountain View Farm

Tucked away in the beautiful North East Kingdom, The Inn at Mountain View Farm is the perfect place to celebrate the adventure of a lifetime! Couples enjoy access to the 440 acre historic farm estate, the lovingly restored barn, and access to the acclaimed Kingdom Trails.

Photo: EmberPhoto

Grafton Inn

Known for its timeless village setting and beautiful surrounding mountains, The Grafton Inn is a top choice for couples dreaming of a romantic, storybook-like Vermont wedding venue. With several dreamy event spaces and elegant dining options, it’s the perfect place to start your happily ever after.

Photo: Courtney Cania

Weatherhead Hollow

Weatherhead Hollow is a romantic wedding venue located in Guilford, perfect for a serene wedding weekend. Creative couples have the opportunity to bring their vision to life utilizing the venue’s 10,000 square foot barn, guest cottages and rolling mountain views.

Photo: Anne Taylor Photography

Sterling Ridge Resort

Sterling Ridge Resort is a unique log cabin resort nestled in the mountains of Jeffersonville. With two, beautiful outdoor ceremony spots, on-site cabin lodging, and spectacular views across the property, guests enjoy a full weekend-long Vermont experience!

Photo 1: Isora Lithgow Creations

Photo 2: Ben Hudson Photography

Soule House & Carriage Barn

The Soule House and Carriage Barn, located in Fairfield, is an intimate, rustic wedding venue filled with charm. Couples enjoy exclusive weekend access to the barn and spacious grounds, to add their own personal touch. There’s also a home so the wedding party can stay conveniently stay on site. 

Photo Credit: Sincerely Liz Photography
Flowers: Narrow Path 

Topnotch Resort

Topnotch Resort is a premier wedding venue that blends the gracious charm of a ski lodge with the luxurious amenities of a world-class resort. Located in Stowe, the Resort specializes in tented weddings. On site lodging is available for guests, as are a variety of activities, adding to the fun.

Photo: Danielle Allendorf

Wilburton Inn

The Wilburton Inn is majestic, historic estate. The mansion is the centerpiece for a full weekend celebration with an outdoor ceremony on the grand lawn and receptions on the romantic Vermont Marble Pavilion Tent. Onsite lodging is available with many amenities. 

Photo: GarrenTee Photography

Maquam Barn & Winery

Distinguished by its magnificent barn and working winery, Maquam is a one of a kind Vermont wedding venue. Guests enjoy sweeping mountain views from every aspect of the wedding day, from ceremony to a final cheers on the covered patio. 

Photo: Colette Kulig Photography

Trapp Family Lodge

Nestled in the picturesque town of Stowe, Vermont, Trapp Family Lodge takes inspiration from the von Trapp family’s Austrian roots and offers luxurious lodging and stunning vistas that are perfect for your special day!

Photo: Jenna Brisson Photography

Readers Choice Awards

Now that you’ve seen our picks for the best Vermont wedding venues in 2023, it’s time for you to vote! We’ll share your top picks for each category at the end of the month.

 

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This Wedding at The Essex was Equal Parts Elegant & Fun

Bari and Tip’s fun and electric wedding is sure to put a smile on your face and inspire you today! The couple chose the Essex Resort & Spa as the backdrop to their special day, a location that feels private and secluded yet is still close to everything. Get ready to be mesmerized as we walk you through this delightful journey beautifully captured by Jordan Simone Photography.

The attention to detail and creative flair displayed throughout this beautiful wedding will leave you brimming with inspiration for your own big day! Continue reading for all the details.

A Relaxed and Fun Vermont Wedding Weekend

Bari and Tip met on Hinge in 2020 in the middle of the pandemic. Fast forward 3 years and their wedding day arrived! When planning, the couple knew they wanted to get married in Vermont as they’ve had great memories here when visiting Tip’s parents. 

Bari and Tip’s wedding weekend kicked off with a welcome party at Tip’s parent’s home in Panton, Vermont. Complete with sweeping lakeside views, catering from Cloud 9 Caterer’s and an overall relaxed atmosphere, we can’t think of a better way to set the tone for a wedding weekend!

Dancing the Night Away: An Electric Wedding at The Essex Resort

When it came to their wedding, Bari and Tip were determined to break away from tradition and create a celebration that was all about fun. They wanted a day that would be a non-stop party, where their guests could let loose and have the time of their lives. (And that’s exactly what they got!)

Like many couples getting married in 2023, just about every Saturday ended up with rain. The couple’s original plan on getting married outside was not able to happen due to the weather, but every cloud has a silver lining! The ceremony was moved indoors and was still just as breathtaking, and perhaps even more intimate, than they had originally planned. Their wedding arch was packed with lush florals and mini disco balls and the ballroom’s ceiling was draped with luxe white drapes.

These chic details carried over into the cocktail hour and reception. After dinner, the DJ pumped up the volume and the dance hits kept coming. The dance floor quickly became the place to be, with guests showing off their best moves and letting loose. The bride and groom led the way, never leaving the dance floor and setting the tone for an unforgettable night.

As the evening drew to a close, Bari and Tip decided to jump into the resort’s pool and we couldn’t think of a more fitting way to make a splash as newly-minted husband and wife!

Vendors:

Venue: Essex Resort & Spa, Photographer: Jordan Simone Photography, Flowers: Middlebury Floral, Hair & Makeup: Emily Tobi, Band: ETHEL Top Hat Entertainment, Transportation: Lamoille Valley Transportation, Welcome Party Caterer: Cloud 9 Caterers, Welcome Party Tent: Vermont Tent Company.

Capture Your Love With Jordan Simone Photography

Jordan Simone Photography is a wedding and lifestyle photographer known for her elegant, artistic & natural aesthetic. All collections come with a complimentary engagement and boudoir session. 

Celebrate Your Special Day at The Essex Resort & Spa

The Essex Resort & Spa offers two beautiful wedding venues on-site, gracious accommodations, a full service spa and salon, renowned catering, and several activities for guests to enjoy. Just a stone’s throw from Burlington International Airport, its location is perfect for couples looking for a venue that is conveniently located and close multiple cities to explore.

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