Venue Spotlight: Trapp Family Lodge

Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont offers a remarkable wedding venue with stunning scenery and unparalleled amenities. Its vast grounds, lavish accommodations, and a myriad of activities and facilities make it the perfect destination for a memorable and unique wedding celebration.

This exceptional venue caters to all your needs, whether you prefer a summer wedding ceremony basking in the sun or a winter wedding by the fireplace. Read on to discover more about this exquisite location!

The Space: What’s the vibe? 

Trapp Family Lodge is known for its picturesque location, surrounded by the beautiful Vermont landscape. The scenic views add a romantic and charming atmosphere to any wedding!

At Trapp Family Lodge, versatility is a hallmark of our services. Our team is dedicated to accommodating diverse preferences and needs, making it possible for couples to customize their special day to fit their unique style and vision. From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, our flexibility allows us to offer a tailored experience that caters to different wedding styles, themes, and guest counts.

For couples in search of a warm and welcoming atmosphere for their nuptials, the lodge provides a relaxed and comfortable ambiance. The setting is reminiscent of a delightful storybook scene, yet complete with all the modern conveniences of home.

The amenities: What do you include?

Our wedding packages include everything you need for your ceremony and reception, including two experienced wedding planners!

Hotel amenities include 96 guest rooms, a fitness center with indoor pool, outdoor pool, outdoor hot tub, yoga and massages, disc golf, tennis courts, 26 Kilometers of hiking and mountain bike trails on property. There are also two beloved spaces, Kaffeehaus and Bakery, and the von Trapp Bierhall and Brewery, to host welcome receptions, farewell brunches or simply dine in over the course of your stay.

The Location: What is There to Do in the Local Area?

There is so much to do right on our property especially during our Summer / Fall wedding season! We are situated on 2,600 acres of land including 60k of renown Stowe mountain biking and hiking trails.  We offer a variety of tours such as a Meet the Cows Tour and Family History Tour where you learn a little more about the von Trapp Family. (Yes, the family portrayed in The Sound of Music!)

The quintessential town of Stowe has so much to offer including fabulous restaurants, shopping, beautiful bike paths and areas for mountain biking. New England’s finest downhill skiing is also just up the road at Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s tallest peak.

The History: What Is the Venue’s Story?

After leaving Austria the von Trapp Family settled in the United States. In 1942, the von Trapp family purchased a farmhouse in Stowe, Vermont. This became their new home, and they started a farm. The family engaged in various activities, including maple sugaring and dairy farming. The idea of turning their home into a lodge was born when guests started to inquire about staying on the property. In 1950, the Trapp Family Lodge officially opened as a modest, 27-room mountain resort. 

Over the years, the lodge underwent expansions and developments. The family added facilities to accommodate guests and enhance the lodge’s offerings. Now the property is known not only for its connection to the von Trapp family, but also for its stunning setting in the Vermont mountains!

Trapp Family Lodge offers endless opportunities for outdoor adventures, providing guests with a variety of exciting activities to enjoy throughout the wedding weekend. We pride ourselves on our ability to cater to couples with weddings of all sizes, whether they’re planning an intimate gathering or a grand affair with over 200 guests!

At Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe Vermont, we strive to bring each couple’s unique vision to life, creating a truly special and unforgettable experience. Learn more about Trapp Family Lodge in the Vermont Weddings Vendor Guide.

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.

 

Planning Your Own Vermont Wedding?

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Best of 2023: Wedding Style

Today, we’re diving into a category that’s all about self-expression and personal flair: Wedding Style! It’s not just about the dress or the suit; it’s the full ensemble of attire, hair, makeup, and the overarching vision that brings a wedding to life. 

From sweeping trains boho chic boots, this category celebrates the unique choices that make a wedding genuinely reflective of the couple’s personality and love story. It’s where fashion meets passion!

Prepare to be inspired by the creativity and personal touch each couple brought to their big day.

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. 

Dazzling Duo

This bride wowed us with her dual looks. The first: golden and glowing, with traditional Indian jewelry and dress. The second: casual elegance with loose locks and a stunning off the shoulder gown. 
 
Makeup Artist: Hopcraft Collective
Photo: Liz Andolina Photography
 
 

A Vision in a Veil 

A sweeping veil paired with stunning sleeves adorned with intricate lace creates a harmonious blend of contemporary and classic. It’s absolutely gorgeous! 
 
Photo: Sarah Surette Photography

Lovely on the Lake

Envisioning an Italian getaway at Lake Como, this bride brought her dream to Vermont’s shores! Her classic sweetheart dress with a dramatic train is the perfect look for this elegant lakeside wedding.
 
Photo: Amanda Young 

A Sunny Start

Adorable, custom pearl sunnies added a playful touch to this bride’s look and became a memorable prop, circulating among guests to create a fun TikTok!
 

Cool & Chic

With a seafoam green suit for him, a gorgeous low-back dress for her, and a vintage car serving as a backdrop, this couple’s style is effortlessly cool.
 

Radiant & Romantic

This bride’s natural beauty shines through with a refined updo and glowing makeup. It’s simple and stunning; perfect for a Vermont wedding day!
 
Photo: Idena Beach Photography

Hey Shortie

Rocking a short satin dress with a dramatic bow and matching bowed heels, this bride’s outfit is playful, chic and oh-so-fun!
 

Tips Up

This fun ski lapel pin added a whimsical touch to the groom’s outfit. It’s a perfect nod to the overall theme for this winter wedding.
 

Dragon Dance Delight

This couple wanted to incorporate traditional Chinese elements in their wedding, including this enchanting Chinese dragon dance performed by some of their talented guests.
 
Videographer: Todd Stoilov
 

Boho Beauty

From macrame dream catchers to the colorful bouquet; the off-the-shoulder lace gown to the a white cowboy hat and boots, this couple’s boho style is goals.
 

Flannel Forever

Does anything say “Vermont style” quite like flannel? These brides rocked matching Vermont Flannel shirts while getting ready for their wedding morning. 
 
Photo: Andy Madea Photography
 

Elegant and Classic

This couple is the picture of elegance. From the luxurious white floral ceremony arch to their classic black and white attire, the overall effect is elegance at its finest. 

Photo: Jackie Fox
 

Adventurous Sole

Perfect for this trail-blazing couple, these hiking boots and socks are the ultimate under-the-dress accessory for the ultimate adventure!
 

Rainbow of Love

A vibrant rainbow of bridesmaids dresses add to the celebratory nature of this vibrant wedding.
 
 
 

Party Pizzazz

Sequins, feathers, hats, and all – this couple is dressed to the nines and ready to revel on the dance floor!

Photo: Ben Hudson Photography

Readers Choice Awards

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

Planning Your Own Vermont Wedding?

Snag your copy of our Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide  inspiration, advice & guides to plan your very best Vermont wedding! During this month the guide is on sale for only $20.24! 

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A Romantic Winter Proposal in the Heart of Stowe, Vermont

Chilled whispers in the air, frost-kissed landscapes, and the romance of cozying up with your partner… these are just a few reasons why we love winter in Vermont! Alongside holidays and ample outdoor activities, it is also a great time for a proposal – like this one! Photos by Kintz captured this cozy, surprise proposal amidst the breathtaking backdrop of the Trapp Family Lodge in the dreamy landscape of Stowe, Vermont and we’re swooning over the details!

Making Memories at Trapp Family Lodge

Despite living in Virginia, Carlos and Christine travel to Vermont frequently and have a lot of memories here. When planning their most recent winter trip to Stowe, Carlos knew it wouldn’t be complete without a surprise proposal.

After visiting the Trapp Family Lodge for lunch with the family, the groom-to-be asked his bride-to-be to meet him for a walk in the freshly fallen snow. When Carlos popped the question, Christine’s resounding “YES” echoed off of the nearby mountains and their families (including their dog Stormy!) came out with champagne to celebrate.

Involving their families in the proposal created an atmosphere of love and togetherness that will be cherished by Carlos and Christine for years to come. It added a personal touch to the occasion and made it feel even more special and meaningful! Check out all of the beautiful images from this proposal below.

Visit Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont

Nestled in the picturesque town of Stowe, Vermont, Trapp Family Lodge is a charming wedding venue that takes inspiration from the von Trapp family’s Austrian roots and offers luxurious lodging and stunning vistas that are perfect for your special day. In addition to lodging, the location is also home to dining options, von Trapp Brewing and over 40 miles of hiking, biking and cross country skiing trails

Capture Your Next Chapter With Photos by Kintz

Photos by Kintz is a husband and wife wedding photography team who bring an authentic and playful energy to each engagement, elopement or wedding! Their photos capture moments big and small, telling a complete story of a couple’s special day.

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A Magical Winter Elopement in Stowe, Vermont With Gorgeous Florals

Couples who are looking for a unique and meaningful way to tie the knot may find that a Vermont elopement offers the perfect solution. Whether you’re looking for an intimate gathering of just a few family members and friends or a totally private and secluded ceremony, a Vermont elopement can be an incredibly special and authentic way to celebrate your union. With its stunning natural beauty, incredible outdoor adventures, and charming small towns – Vermont is the perfect destination for a romantic and unforgettable elopement.

Sarah and Steven’s winter elopement in Stowe, Vermont is the perfect example of tailoring your special day to your interests and keeping things intimate. Keep reading for all the details (like that breathtaking floral work by M’s Wedding Flowers!)

An intimate Vermont Elopement

Your wedding day is a special event that should reflect your personality in every way possible, from having an elopement or an extravagant celebration to the very details of your decorations. And one crucial aspect of wedding planning that shouldn’t be overlooked is the selection of your floral arrangements.

Your wedding florals not only add an enchanting touch of nature to your ceremony and reception but also hold the power to represent your unique style and personality. We love Sarah and Steven’s floral decorations they designed with M’s Wedding Flowers. The color coordination of Steven’s suit to Sarah’s bouquet is just perfection! 

Sarah and Steven opted for a small, intimate celebration at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont on a wintry Vermont day and these beautiful images captured the day perfectly!

 Vendors:

Venue: Trapp Family Lodge, Flowers: M’s Wedding Flowers, Photographer: Dear Dahlia, Hair & Makeup: H Studio.

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Looking for another elopement in Stowe? Check out this Mount Mansfield Elopement.

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