Vermont may not be the first place to roll off your tongue when you start to think about your destination wedding, but that’s probably because you haven’t seen these amazing venues! A beautiful state filled with unique barn and ranch properties, farm to table organic wedding fare, and wonderful event professionals – Vermont really does have it all! To see what we mean, take a look at part one of Paige’s recommendations for the top ten wedding venues in Vermont.
Southern Vermont Arts Center
“The Southern Vermont Arts Center is truly a unique setting for your wedding celebration. Set on Mount Equinox, the grounds of the Southern Vermont Arts Center offers breath-taking views, as well as beautiful botanical paths, an enclave of Bradford Pear trees, a sculpture garden, and vast meadows and fields for your guests to meander through. The Yester House Gallery, a historic 1917 Georgian revival mansion is the jewel in the crown of the Arts Center’s campus. The 28- room National Register of Historic Places mansion was built as a “country cottage,” a place to get away from the hurly-burly of Manhattan. The Yester House Gallery’s grand staircase and ten beautiful galleries is a perfect backdrop to an intimate rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, cocktails and elegant sit down dinner.
The Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum, arguably the East Coast’s finest contemporary exhibition space not set in a major urban center. Designed by noted architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, the Wilson Museum is an exquisite venue for the couple who is looking for a modern backdrop for their wedding.
The Arkell Pavilion is a 400 seat acoustical gem without equal. A former barn, the Pavilion was completely restored in 2000. You can transform this incredible space into a nightclub for you and your guests to dance the night away.”
The Pond Pavilion at The Equinox
“Located at the base of Mt. Equinox, this pond-side Pavilion offers beautiful wooden architectural details and awe inspiring views of the Equinox Pond and Green Mountains. With ample outdoor space for a dramatic mountain and pond-side ceremony and cocktail reception, the Pavilion is considered a ‘hidden gem’ with unparalleled natural beauty.”
The West Monitor Barn
“Located in Richmond, Vermont, the West Monitor Barn is a beautiful rustic wedding venue. West Monitor Barn is a unique wedding venue; all proceeds go towards funding Vermont Youth Conservation Corps programs. The magnificent post and beam interior is spacious and cozy, elegant and charming. Outside, the West Monitor Barn is surrounded by spectacular views of forests, woodlands hills, conserved fields and Vermont’s third tallest mountain, Camel’s Hump.”
Trapp Family Lodge
“If you have always loved the movie, The Sound of Music, then you will fall in love with the Trapp Family Lodge. Situated on 2,500 acres overlooking the classic New England village of Stowe, Vermont, the Trapp Family Lodge is the perfect setting for a wedding.”
Grand Isle Lake House
“The Grand Isle Lake House is situated on Robinson’s Point, a 55 acre rolling point of land with 2500 feet of Lake Champlain shoreline. Reminiscent of another era, the Grand Isle Lake House is a jewel in her crown, offering an unparalleled lakeshore setting for weddings. The sweeping views of the lake and the Green Mountains from the grand wrap-around porch provide a spectacular backdrop for a destination wedding.”
Thanks so much Paige for sharing your faves with us! Stay tuned for tomorrow when we’ll share the rest of her top ten wedding locations in Vermont!