Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home 


Hildene is a historic, unique, elegant wedding venue. With breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, lush formal gardens, and a stately mansion, Hildene sets the stage for one-of-a-kind celebration. The team provides outstanding service to help couples throughout the planning process.

In Their Own Words:

Located in historic Manchester Village, Hildene, the 412 acre Lincoln family estate is just a short drive from three of the regions’ most famed ski resorts, and within an hour to many of Southern Vermont, The Berkshires and Hudson Valley’s most beloved cultural sites.  

You and your guests will be captivated by the area’s charm, cradled by its mountains, and pleased with the easy access to recreation.  Most importantly, they will be inspired by the beauty that surrounds them in all directions. 

Your mile long drive on the country road that leads to the home gives entry into another world entirely, from the gated entry, on past Hildene Farm’s Goat Dairy and open meadows, and through the cross-roads of Hildene’s 12 mile trail system. Once alit, your guests will be in awe of unparalleled views of Equinox Mountain and the Taconic Range.  

Passing through the mansion and out into the historic formal gardens, the view expands to include Vermont’s Green Mountains, with a stunning overlook with the famed Battenkill River Valley below.  

After a breathtaking ceremony at the overlook and elegant cocktail hour in the formal garden, guests gather for a celebratory dinner featuring award winning foods of Pangaea, whose ingredients are farm to table Hildene.  The glow of the mansion on its majestic promontory, the sunset over the mountains, and the drifting evening lullaby from nature’s vignettes, give rise to joyous reception. 

This is your Hildene wedding story – one that you and your guests will share for years to come.


On average, couples spend $12,000 (week days) – $25,000 (Friday – Sunday) per day to reserve Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home. After a breathtaking ceremony at the overlook and elegant cocktail hour in the formal garden, guests gather for a celebratory dinner featuring award winning foods of Pangaea Catering, whose ingredients are farm to table.

Hildene’s site fee includes the ceremony at the overlook, cocktail hour in and around the formal gardens and reception in the newly constructed Lincoln Hall. We include white resin chairs for the ceremony, furniture and tables and chairs for cocktail hour as well as natural wood chivari chairs with and ivory cushion and 5-ft round tables inside Lincoln Hall for up to 225 guests. Contact us for pricing details specific to your celebration!

Gallery Photo Credits: 1. Sixpence Studios, 2. Elario Photography, 3. Christina Florada, 4. Kelly Benvenuto, 5-6. Amy Donohue Photography, 7-9. Andy Duback Photography, 10. Elario Photography

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