Common Ground Center 

Venue | Accommodations

Common Ground Center is a rustic wedding venue in the beautiful Vermont countryside. In addition to outdoor and indoor venues for ceremonies and receptions, there are several cabins on site for guests to stay.

In Their Own Words:

Common Ground Center is a rustic venue space located in Starksboro, Vermont. Situated just 30 minutes from Burlington, Vermont and open from mid-May to mid-October, this venue space is perfect for those looking to celebrate their wedding or special event in the beautiful Vermont countryside.


Common Ground Center (CGC) is located on 700 acres of gorgeous Vermont wilderness and is home to hiking trails, a two-acre swimming pond, a campfire pit, a wetland site, a creek, and two tennis courts. 

For those looking to celebrate their marriage under the stars, the open fields at Common Ground Center can be transformed into a whimsical wedding space. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something more classic, the cathedral-like Hay Barn is the perfect locale for stunning indoor ceremonies. 

The reception hall includes an 1850 sq. ft. room with an ecological and beautiful bamboo dance floor, two breakout rooms, WIFI, and a lovely and spacious screened-in porch. Tables, chairs, and place settings available on site. Attached commercial kitchen is convenient for caterers. 

Accommodations: As well as beautiful venue spaces, CGC also offers 20 unique cabins to choose from, which can sleep up to 86 people, as well as a lodge that can sleep 31.

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: There is a distinct and palpable feeling at the end of every wedding weekend. Everyone seems so relaxed and like they went on a vacation after the wedding weekend is over!

Favorite Vermont Activity: Anything and everything outside. Finding natural swimming holes, exploring new trails, or just lounging in a hammock with a good book.


On average, couples spend $16,000+ to reserve Common Ground Center for their wedding weekend. This wedding weekend package includes exclusive use of our site including multiple overnight lodging options, a large dining hall for receptions, a fully equipped commercial kitchen, and ceremony sites including our Haybarn and stunning 700-acre property. Our Rental Coordinator is available throughout your planning process to ensure you have a fabulous wedding weekend at our venue. Contact us for available dates and pricing specific to your celebration!

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