Any suggestions for Northern Vermont outdoor wedding venue?

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Creiddylad:  What about Shelburne Farms? I always loved it there – not sure how affordable though.  If you’re looking for REALLY rustic, try Camp Abnecki (not sure if I spelled that correctly…)  Most of my friends that are from there usually have their weddings in a family member’s backyard.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We got married at the West Monitor Barn in Richmond (not sure if that is North enough for you!) on a Friday, so our site fee was $3000.  They have tables and chairs (though we rented white ones, theirs are black plastic, but I’m sure you could make them work).  Their fee for a Saturday would be over your budget, but if you were willing to do a Friday wedding then this might work for you.

Some pics because I can’t help but share!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Lol, I don’t live in Vermont, but I love the State and visit often…

Not that surprising that Shelburne Farm would be expensive, afterall it has a “storied” past being a previous Vanderbilt property (and it seems that ALL their US historical properties are expensive to use for Weddings)

You might want to try the stuff that Mr TTR & I did when we were looking to plan a Destination Wedding… just use GOOGLE to see if you can find any websites that have info… try – Getting Married in Vermont – OR – Vermont Weddings – for example

Vermont State Parks have a Wedding Page = http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/weddings.htm

I am sure that you’ll find something that suits, as Vermont does have such amazing scenery and a good assortment of Parks, Lodges, Country Inns, Historic Barns & Properties, Wineries etc.

Hope this helps (some)

To @MmeVT:  Wow, GORGEOUS Venue.  Vermont at its best for sure.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Creiddylad:  ahhh worth a shot.  It’s so pretty. 

 

Richmond is super close to the burlington area! that barn @MmeVT:  posted looks totally gorgeous!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

LOVE the idea of being married beneath an Apple Tree in bloom…

BUT that is going to be difficult to plan for (beyond finding a place that has a tree) as the trees come in bud / flower dependent upon the weather…

And once in flower they don’t tend to last that way very long.

I don’t know about Vermont specifically … but here in Eastern Ontario that “window” can be anywhere within say a 3 week span and happens not that long after we get our Tulips in bloom

Lol, I may have a black thumb (Mr TTR is the gardener) but I do have an eye for what I like…

Things tend to go… Tulips – Lilacs – Apple Blossoms – Peonies

Often despite being in the Mountains, Vermont being south of us tends to go thru Spring earlier than us by a week or two … which means the Apple Blossoms could be happening mid-May vs Late May.

Something to think about / research ??

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Creiddylad:  As of last year, it was $3500 for a Sunday.  But I don’t believe they have any apple trees.  Good luck with your search, it sounds like @creativeplannertobee’s suggestion might be a good one!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

the barn venues I looked at ranged from $5000 – $7500, sorry I can’t be much help! But yay vermont!

Post # 15
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Wannabee

I have found that the more open minded I am to dates the better deals I am finding. I am in the procces of venue searching myself, so far I have only seen ones local to muself (rutland county) but if you are willing to search across vermont you may find alot of options. I checked out Mountain Top Inn in chittenden expecting it to be far out of my budget, but found that thier off season rates are actually quite reasonable. November1st – december 24th is 2500 for friday or saturday (saturday you are required to book the entire inn) and sunday the fee is waived. December 24th- april 31st 2500 for friday, 5000 for saturday (again same requirement) and waived on sundays expect for holidays those are same as saturday.

I am also planning to check out jay peak, they have a barn, and tent options.. According to the info they sent me it’s only 1800 to rent the tent I can’t remember about the barm though.

 

 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016

 

Creiddylad:  I would love to hear where you decided on…trying to plan an affordable wedding in VT (my home state) from accross the country.. tough stuff!

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