10 Amazing Vermont Wedding Venues P

10 Amazing Vermont Wedding Venues P

Planning a Vermont wedding? Don’t miss these incredible reception sites! Though just a select few of the many wonderful places to tie the knot, these properties showcase all the reasons why couples keep coming back to the Green Mountain State. From mountainside resorts and cozy inns, to lakeside estates and functioning farms, there’s a little something for everyone! Nestled on 700 beautiful acres in the heart of the Green Mountains, this working farm is the destination for an elegant rustic wedding. The property has six restored barns, multiple lodging sites and still functions as a working farm. Riverside Farm serves a limited number of weddings per year to create a truly exclusive experience. This lakefront venue is a private escape that you and your guests will simply love.

The restored Inn showcases quintessential Vermont charm with modern amenities to ensure the utmost in comfort. The lawn offers ample reception and ceremony space, while the house itself can accommodate up to 32 overnight guests.  So many mountains, so little time! Stratton Mountain Resort is one of the state’s premiere ski and wedding destinations. The resort’s indoor event spaces and accommodations reflect the cozy elegance of an alpine lodge. Outside, you can enjoy mountain views and activities year round. Located in the center of picturesque Warren Village, this Relais & Châteaux inn is an intimate destination wedding venue. An expert wedding planner, on-site gourmet chef and helpful staff will bring every aspect of your vision to life. You’ll love the refined decor and sumptuous rooms and suites.

Enjoy a mountainside resort with the spirit of a country homestead. The resort is set on 350 acres overlooking views of the surrounding Green Mountains and lake. Multiple ceremony and reception sites offer options for celebrations of any size. Amenities include a private beach, pool, luxe accommodations and year round activities for outdoor enthusiasts. This luxury bed and breakfast specializes in elegant weddings set in the countryside. The lawn is perfect for open air ceremonies and tented celebrations. Inside, you’ll find well appointed guest rooms, a spa and dining space to enjoy cuisine from the chef, owner. The property also has a barn space for larger events. Celebrate in the heart of the storied Northeast Kingdom. This country estate is located just outside of Burke Village overlooking the Willoughby Gap. The property’s many perks include hilltop ceremony sites, an expansive lawn, rose gardens, gourmet dining, comfortable guest rooms and the newly renovated Morgan Horse Barn. 

Tucked on the shores of Lake Champlain just outside of Burlington, Shelburne Farms is a pastoral gem. The property has two incredible event venues: The Coach Barn and The Inn. Both offer polished country decor, restored architecture, open air ceremony space and views of the sparkling lake. The perfect choice for couples seeking a private and laid-back atmosphere. This summer camp on Lake Fairlee doubles as a beautiful wedding venue. You and your guests will enjoy exclusive access to the 20 cabins, Main Lodge, six tent cabins, waterfront and grounds all weekend long. The Main Lodge offers ample space for up to 170, while the lawn can cater to parties even larger. Locals and visitors alike have been vacationing and celebrating at this historic resort for over a century. Today, the Basin Harbor Club also serves as an elegant wedding escape. The property has several indoor and outdoor event spaces to choose from, each outfitted with quintessential New England decor and views of Lake Champlain.

Planning a Vermont wedding? Don’t miss these incredible reception sites! Though just a select few of the many wonderful places to tie the knot, these properties showcase all the reasons why couples keep coming back to the Green Mountain State. From mountainside resorts and cozy inns, to lakeside estates and functioning farms, there’s a little something for everyone! Nestled on 700 beautiful acres in the heart of the Green Mountains, this working farm is the destination for an elegant rustic wedding. The property has six restored barns, multiple lodging sites and still functions as a working farm. Riverside Farm serves a limited number of weddings per year to create a truly exclusive experience. This lakefront venue is a private escape that you and your guests will simply love.

The restored Inn showcases quintessential Vermont charm with modern amenities to ensure the utmost in comfort. The lawn offers ample reception and ceremony space, while the house itself can accommodate up to 32 overnight guests.  So many mountains, so little time! Stratton Mountain Resort is one of the state’s premiere ski and wedding destinations. The resort’s indoor event spaces and accommodations reflect the cozy elegance of an alpine lodge. Outside, you can enjoy mountain views and activities year round. Located in the center of picturesque Warren Village, this Relais & Châteaux inn is an intimate destination wedding venue. An expert wedding planner, on-site gourmet chef and helpful staff will bring every aspect of your vision to life. You’ll love the refined decor and sumptuous rooms and suites.

Enjoy a mountainside resort with the spirit of a country homestead. The resort is set on 350 acres overlooking views of the surrounding Green Mountains and lake. Multiple ceremony and reception sites offer options for celebrations of any size. Amenities include a private beach, pool, luxe accommodations and year round activities for outdoor enthusiasts. This luxury bed and breakfast specializes in elegant weddings set in the countryside. The lawn is perfect for open air ceremonies and tented celebrations. Inside, you’ll find well appointed guest rooms, a spa and dining space to enjoy cuisine from the chef, owner. The property also has a barn space for larger events. Celebrate in the heart of the storied Northeast Kingdom. This country estate is located just outside of Burke Village overlooking the Willoughby Gap. The property’s many perks include hilltop ceremony sites, an expansive lawn, rose gardens, gourmet dining, comfortable guest rooms and the newly renovated Morgan Horse Barn. 

Tucked on the shores of Lake Champlain just outside of Burlington, Shelburne Farms is a pastoral gem. The property has two incredible event venues: The Coach Barn and The Inn. Both offer polished country decor, restored architecture, open air ceremony space and views of the sparkling lake. The perfect choice for couples seeking a private and laid-back atmosphere. This summer camp on Lake Fairlee doubles as a beautiful wedding venue. You and your guests will enjoy exclusive access to the 20 cabins, Main Lodge, six tent cabins, waterfront and grounds all weekend long. The Main Lodge offers ample space for up to 170, while the lawn can cater to parties even larger. Locals and visitors alike have been vacationing and celebrating at this historic resort for over a century. Today, the Basin Harbor Club also serves as an elegant wedding escape. The property has several indoor and outdoor event spaces to choose from, each outfitted with quintessential New England decor and views of Lake Champlain.

Amazing New Hampshire Wedding Venues

Amazing New Hampshire Wedding Venues

Known for warm hospitality, tranquil lakes and rolling mountains, its obvious why local and destination couples alike choose New Hampshire for their special day. Whether you’re looking for a quaint New England inn or an impressive estate, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with one of these incredible properties. Situated on the shores of scenic Portsmouth, this oceanfront resort boasts a long history of hospitality. Wentworth by the Sea can accommodate celebrations for up to 250 guests with a variety of all inclusive packages. You’ll love the elegant guest rooms, pampering spa services and of cour?se, the amazing views! The possibilities are endless at Bishop Farm. This cozy bed and breakfast features a gorgeous restored Reception Barn, acres of rolling pasture and on site accommodations.

Seven well-appointed guest rooms in the farmhouse and eight individual cottages offer ample room for your closest overnight guests. Ceremony options include the rolling back lawn and Ceremony Barn. Enjoy a quintessential New England wedding experience at the Bedford Village Inn. This 10-acre estate features manicured grounds, wisteria-lined walkways and a range of beautiful indoor and outdoor event spaces. Whether you prefer a casual garden party or a formal affair in the Great Hall, the experienced staff will cater to your every nuptial need. Originally built in atop the Ossipee Mountain Range, Castle in the Clouds is a fairy tale destination for your New Hampshire wedding. The estate maintains the elegance of it’s storied past with all the amenities of modern comfort. Interior reception spaces boast sophisticated decor and impeccably restored architecture.

Outside, you’ll enjoy lush gardens and 180 degree views of Lake Winnipesaukee. LaBelle Winery is the perfect place for couples seeking a rustic, yet modern venue. Acres of vineyard lanes make the perfect backdrop for ceremonies year round. Inside, three different reception spaces feature urban industrial decor and views of the functioning wine cellar and stainless steel tanks. Of course, you can’t forget about the local wine and farm-to-table cuisine! Create a one-of-a-kind wedding weekend with a celebration at Camp Cody. You and your guests will enjoy exclusive use of 100 wooded acres along the shores of Lake Ossipee. Comfortable cabin accommodations, lakeside ceremony sites, an on site chef, cozy reception hall and plenty of classic summer camp activities (water skiing anyone?) are just a handful of reasons couples choose Camp Cody for their big day.

Nestled along Lake Winnipesaukee and the Belknap Mountains, this classic New England inn offers all the charm and comforts of a country estate. The lakefront gazebo and gardens are perfect for summer weddings, while the inn’s elegant interiors create an aura of warmth and welcome for celebrations in the chillier months. You’ll enjoy a stress free wedding experience with the help of knowledgeable staff to pull everything together flawlessly. This venue is a must-see for couples planning an elegant New Hampshire wedding. Tucked away on 1,700 acres in the heart of the White Mountains, you’ll enjoy the quiet of nature with all the perks of a top notch resort. Multiple ceremony and reception sites provide a bevy of options, each outfitted with sophisticated decor, restored architecture and breathtaking mountain views.

Dreaming of a rustic mountain celebration? Look no further! Whitney’s Inn at Jackson will exceed every expectation. Built in, the restored Shovel Handle Pub is a beautiful barn outfitted with twinkling lights and classic country decor. The surrounding acres of manicured lawns are perfect for outdoor ceremonies, while the nearby Whitney’s Inn offers sumptuous accommodations and event space for intimate weddings. Experience your very own New Hampshire homestead at The Toad Hill Farm. The venue offers exclusive booking from Thursday afternoon to Monday morning so that couples and guests can enjoy all the wedding festivities in one beautiful location. The newly built Main House accommodates up to 16 and additional guests are welcome to camp in one of the nearby fields. On the grounds you’ll find ample space for a tented affair with unparalleled views of the mountains beyond.

Known for warm hospitality, tranquil lakes and rolling mountains, its obvious why local and destination couples alike choose New Hampshire for their special day. Whether you’re looking for a quaint New England inn or an impressive estate, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with one of these incredible properties. Situated on the shores of scenic Portsmouth, this oceanfront resort boasts a long history of hospitality. Wentworth by the Sea can accommodate celebrations for up to 250 guests with a variety of all inclusive packages. You’ll love the elegant guest rooms, pampering spa services and of cour?se, the amazing views! The possibilities are endless at Bishop Farm. This cozy bed and breakfast features a gorgeous restored Reception Barn, acres of rolling pasture and on site accommodations.

Seven well-appointed guest rooms in the farmhouse and eight individual cottages offer ample room for your closest overnight guests. Ceremony options include the rolling back lawn and Ceremony Barn. Enjoy a quintessential New England wedding experience at the Bedford Village Inn. This 10-acre estate features manicured grounds, wisteria-lined walkways and a range of beautiful indoor and outdoor event spaces. Whether you prefer a casual garden party or a formal affair in the Great Hall, the experienced staff will cater to your every nuptial need. Originally built in atop the Ossipee Mountain Range, Castle in the Clouds is a fairy tale destination for your New Hampshire wedding. The estate maintains the elegance of it’s storied past with all the amenities of modern comfort. Interior reception spaces boast sophisticated decor and impeccably restored architecture.

Outside, you’ll enjoy lush gardens and 180 degree views of Lake Winnipesaukee. LaBelle Winery is the perfect place for couples seeking a rustic, yet modern venue. Acres of vineyard lanes make the perfect backdrop for ceremonies year round. Inside, three different reception spaces feature urban industrial decor and views of the functioning wine cellar and stainless steel tanks. Of course, you can’t forget about the local wine and farm-to-table cuisine! Create a one-of-a-kind wedding weekend with a celebration at Camp Cody. You and your guests will enjoy exclusive use of 100 wooded acres along the shores of Lake Ossipee. Comfortable cabin accommodations, lakeside ceremony sites, an on site chef, cozy reception hall and plenty of classic summer camp activities (water skiing anyone?) are just a handful of reasons couples choose Camp Cody for their big day.

Nestled along Lake Winnipesaukee and the Belknap Mountains, this classic New England inn offers all the charm and comforts of a country estate. The lakefront gazebo and gardens are perfect for summer weddings, while the inn’s elegant interiors create an aura of warmth and welcome for celebrations in the chillier months. You’ll enjoy a stress free wedding experience with the help of knowledgeable staff to pull everything together flawlessly. This venue is a must-see for couples planning an elegant New Hampshire wedding. Tucked away on 1,700 acres in the heart of the White Mountains, you’ll enjoy the quiet of nature with all the perks of a top notch resort. Multiple ceremony and reception sites provide a bevy of options, each outfitted with sophisticated decor, restored architecture and breathtaking mountain views.

Dreaming of a rustic mountain celebration? Look no further! Whitney’s Inn at Jackson will exceed every expectation. Built in, the restored Shovel Handle Pub is a beautiful barn outfitted with twinkling lights and classic country decor. The surrounding acres of manicured lawns are perfect for outdoor ceremonies, while the nearby Whitney’s Inn offers sumptuous accommodations and event space for intimate weddings. Experience your very own New Hampshire homestead at The Toad Hill Farm. The venue offers exclusive booking from Thursday afternoon to Monday morning so that couples and guests can enjoy all the wedding festivities in one beautiful location. The newly built Main House accommodates up to 16 and additional guests are welcome to camp in one of the nearby fields. On the grounds you’ll find ample space for a tented affair with unparalleled views of the mountains beyond.

How to Plan a Unique Wedding P

How to Plan a Unique Wedding P


photo by T & V Photography

We see a lot of weddings. Every year, our team reviews thousands—yes, thousands—of real wedding submissions for Junebug Weddings. We know a thing or two about unique weddings.

If you’re searching for unique wedding ideas in hopes to replicate them—we have news for you. You’re not going to find the perfect unique wedding on Pinterest or even on this blog. The word ‘unique’ literally means “being unlike anything else.” How could you be unlike anything else while copying someone else’s day?

We’re here to help you dig deep to create your day. Let us inspire you to discover your own unique, one-of-a-kind, original style. Then, we’ll turn it into your wedding.

What Makes a Unique Wedding?

We’re giddy with excitement when we open a real wedding submission and immediately feel like we personally know the bride and groom. Careful choices create a sense of personality. Examples of choices that show your unique tastes are a totally rad location, a choice to use only female vendors, or a replica of your favorite board game as a backdrop for photos.

How to Use Inspiration You Find Online

Finding inspiration is okay! In fact, we recommend finding photos to help guide decisions and spark creative ideas. For example, if you find a photo of stunning table arrangements, take that photo to your florist and explain why you like it.

Can you add a flower that represents you? Maybe you can source vintage vases to hold the flowers. Or keep the arrangements as-is and design napkins with fun facts about you as a couple.

Create a Mood Board of Inspiration vs. Replicating

Designing a wedding mood board can provide a centralized place to collect ideas and inspiration photos. Be sure to include a variety of photos—not just wedding photos. Including images of outfits, home decor, and graphic designs can help your wedding team brainstorm unique ideas for your day.

wedding mood board example
Download our Canva template to create your own mood board.

Let Go of Expectations

If you’re dreaming of a unique wedding, it’s important to let go of any preconceived notions about what a wedding “should be.” Forget what you’ve seen at friends weddings or what your parents say you have to do. Your highest priority should be to create a day that makes you feel comfortable, present in the moment, and has thoughtful touches at every turn.

How to Communicate You’re Breaking Tradition

Be blunt, honest, and communicate your desires clearly. We promise you’ll feel empowered by doing so. Try using any of these options when you’re communicating your unique ideas:

  • “We love how you did ‘XYZ’ for your wedding, but ‘ABC’ is more important to us.”
  • “Thank you for the ideas, we’re hoping to brainstorm things that will be unique to our story. We can’t wait for you to see what we come up with!”
  • “That tradition makes us uncomfortable.”
  • “We decided on mismatched dresses so each bridesmaid can choose a gown that represents their unique style.”

Unique Wedding Ideas from Real Junebug Couples

Remember the thousands of weddings we review every year? When we choose to feature real couple’s weddings on Junebug Weddings, we are careful to select the ones that are truly unique. When you see other couples break tradition, embrace quirky ideas, and rock their true style—we hope you feel free to embrace your truest selves, as well.

We’ve rounded up a few truly unique weddings to inspire you on your journey.


photo by Fox & Film Photography

This Fabulous Feminist Wedding at Ace Prop House + Studio

The Couple: Steph & Bobby

Location: Miami, Florida

What Made the Wedding Unique: Steph and Bobby broke tradition in the most awesome of ways for their funky and feminine wedding in Miami, Florida. The couple hired all woman-owned businesses as their vendorstalk about a rockstar move! We’re in awe with how they made an already fun venue even cooler with food trucks, disco balls, and floral creations.

How to Use This Wedding as Inspiration: Are small businesses important to you? Do you want to support Black-owned businesses? Do you want to hire an all-female team? Consider what you stand for and how you could incorporate social causes into your wedding.

Edgy Industrial Fall Wedding at Castaway Portland

The Couple: Courtney & Marcell

Location: Portland, Oregon

What Made the Wedding Unique: If you’ve ever dreamt of an interesting wedding, take this couple’s advice: break as many rules as possible. Courtney nailed the non-traditional bridal look with a fabulous champagne-colored, beaded gown, and Marcell looked rad in all black attire. You could tell fashion style was important to this duo!

How to Use This Wedding as Inspiration: Take note of how each of you dress in “everyday” life. Is comfort important to you? Do you swoon over gold jewelry? How can your wedding outfits mimic your everyday style—or leave them in the dust with show stopping looks?

Old Hollywood Wedding at The Houdini Estate

The Couple: Adam & Diana

Location: Laurel Canyon, California

What Made the Wedding Unique: Adam and Diana love Old Hollywood and Havana vibes—their wedding reflected it. Their guests were already feeling special receiving rad, themed invitations, and the party was only enhanced with a marajuana bar (when in Rome—right?), cigars, the couple’s favorite food truck, and even more personal touches.

How to Use This Wedding as Inspiration: Specialty entertainment can be an awesome way to bring a touch of you into your wedding day. Whether it’s your favorite coffee shop, a popsicle stand, food truck, or local band—give your guests a chance to experience something you love as a couple.


photo by Evren Türker

Fashion-Forward Blush and Baby Blue Zurich Wedding

The Couple: Florian & Gustavo

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

What Made the Wedding Unique: Florian and Gustavo wanted their guests to feel their belief that “happiness is only real when shared.” They created individual invitation cards that included curiosities, dates, and facts about them.

They wrote to us, “Continuing with the unique style of ‘us,’ we decided to avoid the basic male suit. Our suits matched the colors, flowers, and other decoration elements of the wedding day—as well as the surrounding elements of the venue and season. That’s why we chose the top of Zurich as our venue, to also bring an excellent open air atmosphere to our guests, where they could enjoy the excellent view of our home.”

How to Use This Wedding as Inspiration: Be like Florian and Gustavo—thoughtful and wholehearted in your planning. Consider the feelings you want to inspire for your guests and—most importantly—yourselves

Wedding inspiration can come from anywhere. While we hope to inspire you to create a perfectly unique wedding, we encourage you to follow your heart when it comes to planning. After all, the music will fade, the guests will go home, and you’ll be left standing with your new spouse. Remember what makes that day the most special—start there.

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photo by T & V Photography

 

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