10 Amazing Vermont Wedding Venues *

10 Amazing Vermont Wedding Venues *

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.

Best Wedding Venues in the Portland Area *

Best Wedding Venues in the Portland Area *

L&L reader Jessica G. recently wrote to us seeking suggestions for ideal wedding venues around the Portland area. She and her fiancé were familiar with the lovely Chebeague Island Inn and Frontier in nearby Brunswick, but wondered, “Are there any other unique and special venues that particularly stand out?”

You bet there are! Just a few of our favorites:

The Portland Co – L&L contributor Jen just got married at this rustic venue in June, and L&L writer Jackie is tying the knot there next month. The waterfront complex near Portland’s Old Port has one large and one smaller space for events, with wood floors, exposed beams and raw space limited only by your imagination.

Diamond’s Edge – Located on Great Diamond Island, Diamond’s Edge is a newer wedding venue that offers two distinct settings, an art gallery in a former wagon shed for smaller events and a tent site on a sweeping lawn adjacent to a freshwater pond. Its history dates back to the Spanish-American War, when it served as a military base to defend Casco Bay. Trefethen Evergreen Improvement Association – Peaks is another favorite island setting among couples, and this intimate spot has become a treasured venue. With its stately flagstone fireplace, large deck and lawn, TEIA is all about authentic charm.

Ram Island Farm/ Wentworth Lodge – Home to the Sprague Hall meeting house and the private Wentworth Lodge, the 32,000-acre Sprague Estate in Cape Elizabeth overlooks Higgins Beach. You’ll need an “in” to be approved to host an event at the lodge, or you can enjoy this magical setting by renting the rustic cabin for a vacation.

Inn by the Sea – This luxurious seaside venue in Cape Elizabeth can host anything from a small elopement to tented weddings on the lawn to private events where couples reserve use of the entire property. Sink your toes into the sand at Crescent Beach, enjoy the gourmet fare at the inn’s Sea Glass restaurant, and relax at the spa.

Black Point Inn — Situated on a rocky peninsula just 15 minutes from downtown Portland, the historic Black Point Inn has afforded its guests breathtaking waterfront views for more than 130 years. The inn hosts weddings during the shoulder season — May and June, then after Labor Day – and will work with couples for weddings of under 40 guests during July and August.

L&L reader Jessica G. recently wrote to us seeking suggestions for ideal wedding venues around the Portland area. She and her fiancé were familiar with the lovely Chebeague Island Inn and Frontier in nearby Brunswick, but wondered, “Are there any other unique and special venues that particularly stand out?”

You bet there are! Just a few of our favorites:

The Portland Co – L&L contributor Jen just got married at this rustic venue in June, and L&L writer Jackie is tying the knot there next month. The waterfront complex near Portland’s Old Port has one large and one smaller space for events, with wood floors, exposed beams and raw space limited only by your imagination.

Diamond’s Edge – Located on Great Diamond Island, Diamond’s Edge is a newer wedding venue that offers two distinct settings, an art gallery in a former wagon shed for smaller events and a tent site on a sweeping lawn adjacent to a freshwater pond. Its history dates back to the Spanish-American War, when it served as a military base to defend Casco Bay. Trefethen Evergreen Improvement Association – Peaks is another favorite island setting among couples, and this intimate spot has become a treasured venue. With its stately flagstone fireplace, large deck and lawn, TEIA is all about authentic charm.

Ram Island Farm/ Wentworth Lodge – Home to the Sprague Hall meeting house and the private Wentworth Lodge, the 32,000-acre Sprague Estate in Cape Elizabeth overlooks Higgins Beach. You’ll need an “in” to be approved to host an event at the lodge, or you can enjoy this magical setting by renting the rustic cabin for a vacation.

Inn by the Sea – This luxurious seaside venue in Cape Elizabeth can host anything from a small elopement to tented weddings on the lawn to private events where couples reserve use of the entire property. Sink your toes into the sand at Crescent Beach, enjoy the gourmet fare at the inn’s Sea Glass restaurant, and relax at the spa.

Black Point Inn — Situated on a rocky peninsula just 15 minutes from downtown Portland, the historic Black Point Inn has afforded its guests breathtaking waterfront views for more than 130 years. The inn hosts weddings during the shoulder season — May and June, then after Labor Day – and will work with couples for weddings of under 40 guests during July and August.