12 Great Vermont Wedding Venues
Are you thinking about getting married in Vermont? If so, you literally have hundreds of choices and it might be hard to figure out where to begin. Whether you are getting married in a rustic barn or on Lake Champlain, Vermont offers wide variety of wedding venues that are steeped in quintessential New England charm. We have photographed more than 50 weddings in Vermont over the years and always love the chance to document weddings in such an idyllic setting.
How to pick a wedding venue in Vermont?
The first thing to think about when picking out a venue is the type of setting that best fits your personal vision. Do you want to get married next to the lake in Burlington? Or in a historic barn that just happens to be round? Are you thinking spring, summer, fall or winter? We’ve got you covered with venues for all styles and seasons.
Below we have listed a variety of unique wedding venues in Vermont. This isn’t just your standard directory list of venues. Having photographed weddings at these Vermont venues, we are able to show you what your wedding would look like from start to finish.
Whether your are planning a large celebration or an intimate wedding, you are sure to find a Vermont wedding venue that is a perfect match. If you have any questions about these venues or would like to see examples of full wedding galleries please reach out!
- Riverside Farm
- Round Barn Farm
- 1824 House
- Lareau Farm Inn
- Hildene Estate
- Equinox Pond Pavilion
- Barn at West Mountain Inn
- Shelburne Farms
- Woodstock Inn
- Topnotch Resort
- Stratton Mountain Resort
- Stowe Meadows
Updated for 2021
Riverside Farm is one of the largest barn wedding venues in Vermont. The farm sits inside of 700-acre property nestled in the charming town of Pittsfield located in central Vermont. This elegant barn wedding venue provides a variety of ceremony and reception options. Some couples choose to get married in one of Riverside’s six restored barns. Others choose an outdoor ceremony on the rolling green lawn. If you get married outside, you can still use the barns for your reception. It is an expansive venue that can accommodate groups of anywhere from 25 to 600 people.
Given the number of barns and size of the property, it’s pretty much limitless when it comes to finding cool places to take pictures. These wedding photos were made in the woodsy forest behind the rustic Stonewell Barn. Inside of the barns, guests are immediately wooed by the historic post and beam structure. Having a wedding reception inside one of these warm and rustic barns feels like stepping back in time. Couples often have receptions filled with candles and warm or jewel toned colors here.
The Round Barn Farm
The name says it all here, the barn is literally round, and some say it was built this way so spirits couldn’t hide in corners!. With so many barn wedding venues in Vermont, it’s nice to come across the Round Barn Farm, with its very unique structure. Located in the north central town of Waitsfield, the barn venue is surrounded by picturesque ponds and scenic mountain overlooks.
Thinking about where your guests will stay is a common concern when planning a wedding. This venue has a wonderful Inn on site where up to 200 guests can stay overnight. Having all of your guests in one place means that no one needs to worry about commuting during the wedding weekend and the party can last a bit longer!
Couples are welcome use both the outdoor property space and the barn on the wedding day. Outdoor ceremonies options include the rustic terrace behind the barn, or in the open field by the pond. If it rains on the wedding day, having the ceremony inside the barn is a perfect back up plan! The barn has a built in dance floor and the round loft space is lovely for dinner and dancing.
Planning a winter wedding? Some couples choose to combine a winter wedding with a ski weekend. This venue is super close to both the Mad River Glen and the Sugarbush Resort. We love the idea of the wedding/ski weekend plan!
1824 House in Vermont
The 1824 House is beautiful barn and pasture wedding venue nestled in the Mad River Valley of Vermont. With a stunning refurbished barn that can accommodate up to 250 guests, this 15-acre property offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces. Most couples choose to get married outside with the rolling Green Mountains as a lush backdrop, however for small gatherings you can get married in the barn as well.
Want to stay overnight for the wedding week? No problem, there are eight overnight guest rooms at the Inn, making this a perfect weekend wedding destination for couples and their wedding parties. There is even secret swimming hole!
This venue also has large bride and groom suites for the couple and their wedding party to prepare for the day. The rooms have tons of natural light, which always makes for the most flattering wedding photos! Some of our favorite 1824 House wedding pictures have been up on top of the hill with the expansive valley below
Lareau Farm Inn
At the Lareau Farm Inn, you have so many options for your wedding! Set in quintessential Vermont town of Waitsfield, this Inn has overnight rooms for guests and a variety of different sized barns for events. There is a pavilion style barn that accommodates up to 170 people. This space is open on all sides, giving your wedding reception an outdoor feel, while keeping a roof overhead! There is also a historic dairy barn on site that has space for up to 80 people. Most couples choose to have their rehearsal dinner in this barn, or a more intimate indoor ceremony.
The 13 bedroom Bed and Breakfast style Inn makes for an easy place to have close friends and family stay over after the wedding. For others, the Featherbed Inn is a quaint lodging option that is literally a one minute drive down the road.
Couples can also choose to tie the knot outside in a nearby field. The field is a 5 minute walk from the Inn and guests always seems to enjoy walking the path! There are rough sewn wooden benches for guests to sit and a bent maple sapling arch at the front of the ceremony space.
This property dates back to the 18th century. You can use the historic barns as a backdrop for great wedding photos, or the deep woods surrounding the property make for great photo opportunities. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are some amazing hiking trails and mountain biking trails just off of this property if you are wanting to connect with nature!
One unique thing about the Lareau Farm Inn is the property’s literal connection to the flagship American Flatbread Pizza. Couples often include American Flatbread in their day by having them cater the wedding and cocktail hour. They have a wood-fired oven right in the reception hall and make some of the most delicious food we’ve had!
Known as the Lincoln Family Home, the Hildene Estate was built by Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln’s son Robert (there’s even one of Honest Abe’s original top hats inside). Located in Manchester, VT the estate is surrounded by stunning mountain views from all sides. Nestled in a valley between the Green and Taconic Mountains the historic property can accommodate up to 200 guests. There are formal gardens in the front of the estate for guests to explore and the venue features locally sourced food through their exclusive caterer, Pangaea Restaurant. Once reception time rolls around the Hildene has a large, elegant outdoor tent that works well for dinner and dancing!
We believe that The Equinox Pond Pavilion in Manchester is one of the best kept secrets in the world of Vermont wedding venues. The Equinox Resort boasts itself as a luxury spa and world class golfing location… but if you look for a narrow footpath behind the resort, it will lead you to this little gem. When we first set eyes on the Pavilion we were instantly reminded of the classic 80’s movie Dirty Dancing!
After an outdoor wedding ceremony with the Green Mountains as a backdrop, the Pond Pavilion offers a screened-in spot for a casual and laid back reception.
The Barn at West Mountain Inn
If you are looking for a quintessentially laid back Vermont barn wedding venue, you should definitely consider the Barn at West Mountain Inn. Located in Arlington, this charming spot has everything you need for your VT wedding. The property features a 150-year-old barn, an Inn with 14 guest rooms, and our favorite part – the alpacas! There are several different ceremony sites including one with a stunning view of West Mountain.
Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms
Mountains or water? Why not both? The Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms is right on Lake Champlain and the backdrop couldn’t offer more scenic views. With the Adirondacks on the other side of the lake, this beautiful wedding venue in the Burlington area is one of our favorites.
Woodstock is one of the most charming little towns in the whole state of Vermont. With a quaint, but vibrant downtown, this spot offers so many great locations to take pictures! The Inn itself is an elegant and classic New England venue with beautiful landscaping and upscale amenities all in one spot!
Located in Stowe, Topnotch Resort is a wedding venue that can serve has a one stop shop for all your wedding weekend needs. The resort itself blends upscale modern luxury with a classic feel of a Vermont ski lodge. They can accommodate weddings of all sizes, from elopements to large weddings. The resorts offers multiple outdoor ceremony spots all surrounded with incredible views of the Green Mountains.
Stratton Mountain Resort
For a mountaintop wedding with a full on ski resort vibe, look no farther than the Stratton Mountain Resort. As long as the weather cooperates, your guests can take the gondola all the way up to the top of the mountain to the amazing ceremony site. Once the ceremony has concludes, head back down the mountain for a cocktail hour and reception at the ski lodge.
Located just outside of Stowe, this boutique lodge offers upscale amenities and incredibly scenic views of Mt. Mansfield. Nestled into the woods on 25 acres, this mountain getaway is the perfect setting for your intimate wedding.
Unique Vermont Venues
Along with these Vermont wedding venues, we’ve also photographed several events at private residences throughout the state. If you are getting hitched at a non traditional wedding venue or a unique and off the beaten path spot, please reach out via the contact form below to let us know what you’re thinking. We are adventurers at heart and love exploring new and exciting places in our favorite state!