Post # 1
Please send any Vermont vendor recommendations (or vendors to avoid). I’m just getting started. So far I have looked into the following for our backyard luau/country chic barbeque in Stowe:
Black Diamond Barbeque
Green Mountain Catering (Morrisville)
Spice of Life Catering
Northern Vermont Tent
Rain or Shine
Post # 3
So happy to see another Stowe bride! I’m getting married at the Inn at the Mountain in August, but I perused a bunch of other options before deciding on that and would be happy to share my vendor research (for what its worth).
Also, love ambience that I envision with a title like backyard luau bbw chic – sounds Amazing!
OK – so for catering you have almost too many options, so I would go with who you got the best vibe from. For me, Spice of Life was quick to respond as was Montgomery catering (a little more local as opposed to the bevy in Burlington). Though, another potentially good chioce out of Burlington is Kate Hays at Dish catering. Keep in mind, I am not gonig with any of these so I have no happy or horror stories to tell, these are just vibes.
For flowers, Peck’s is good – a Stowe classic is Uncle George’s (though Peck’s may be more affordable). I, however, am in love with The Painted Tulp <cite>www.paintedtulipvt.com</cite>
Can’t say much about tents, but my mom has been working on cake vendors for a while (by that I mean all of her friends won’t stop talking about past weddings and the amazing cakes they had) so I’ll pick her brain and post again when I know more about cake. Stowe defintiely has great options (high on the list that I already know of is the baker at Jaime’s on Main).
Also, I’m not sure how familiar you are with Stowe so if some of the stuff I said doesn’t make sense, let me know, I’ll clarify!
Let me know what else is up in the Vermont wedding planning community!
Post # 4
BenJerrysBride (love the name btw!) — the Inn at the Mountain is such a fabulous spot. I learned to ski right there when the Toll House lift was a t-bar and the Winnie-the-Pooh Ski School was in what is now the Conference Center. Ah, memories!
Just heard back from Spice of Life without a quote –they now have two events on the 18th, which means they are no longer available. Oh well, they were likely too expensive for us anyway. We’ve received two great recommendations on the other two (Black Diamond and Green Mountain) so we’re not worried.
Cakes: Black Diamond recommended Vermont Sweet Tooth (Marion Peer 802-253-3903), but that’s the only one I know of. FI’s mom’s good friend is also a professional baker so we might ask her for a cake as her gift, if it’s not too difficult to transport. I’ve been baking her recipe for thumbprint cookies at Christmas for the past two years so I can personally vouch for her quality. Thanks for the tipon Jaime’s –is that the place in the Depot building where Bear Pond Books is?
Flowers: I’ve never heard of Uncle George’s. I’ll have to check them out! thanks!
Post # 5
GMR Tent Rental out of Hardwick – 472-3058 – we are using them for our June wedding. Really nice people and great prices!!!
Post # 6
MorganB –How did you hear about GMR? I can’t find a website or anything for them.
Post # 7
I looked too! Nothing on them at all! My fiance is a physical therapist at Copley Hospital and one of his patients mentioned them and said they were really great to work with. If you call them up, they have a brochure they can send you. We were going to go with a 40 x 80′ tent (I believe it was about $1300) but we downsized the guest list and are going with a 60 x 40 (I think…whatever the next size down was) for about $900. I’d have to scrounge up the brochure to be sure but that sounds about right…
Post # 8
Thanks MorganB! Those prices sounds fabulous! Do they offer other rental stuff, too, like tables, chairs, and sound systems? I will definately give them a call.
Post # 9
Yup! They have tables and chairs, linens, dishware (I think) and some lighting. Sound systems, I don’t think I remember seeing that in the brochure. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 10
Follow up: GMR Tent Rental prices are great, but it sounds like a limited operation. They only have one dance floor and their larger tent is already booked (along with the dancefloor) for our day so it’s a no go for us. We will stick with Northern Vermont Tent Rental.
Post # 11
Yeah – they are definitely family run and nothing like VT Tent or others. Glad you checked with them though! Good Luck!!!
Post # 12
I just wanted to stop by and say that my fiance is from Essex, and I really wish we could get married in beautiful Vermont. Unfortunately, my family is very old fashioned and believes that the wedding MUST be in the brides home-town. So instead, we are getting married in Toronto, Canada. I envy all of you Vermont brides!
Post # 13
I just noticed this thread and I am also getting married in Vermont. We are planning our wedding for 9/26/09 at Burke Mountain. I looked at Inn at Mountain View and it is gorgeous. Yet we ski every weekend at Burke, so we wanted to tie into how special it is for us.
I am having a very hard time finding a Hair and Makeup Salon up in the area. Does anyone have any suggestions. Maybe a great wedding stylist that comes out to the brides hotel or something. Any information you may have is so appreciated!
Congrats to everyone!
-Burke Bride 🙂
Post # 14
i am getting married at Sugarbush Resort. October 2010. If anyone knows anything for this area, would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Post # 15
Hi! Just got married in Vermont (Thetford Hill, near Hanover NH) 2 weeks ago and happened upon this thread while looking for ways to plug my fantastic vendors. So here we go!
Catering: we used Spice of Life after our previous caterer fell through, and were absolutely delighted. The food was fantastic, and we’re hard to please. Service was absolutely unparalleled – Maggie worked with our Tent/Rental company to coordinate things and she ran nearly everything from behind the scenes on our wedding day to make it flow beautifully. From renting us gorgeous table linens to making sure the citronella torches were lit at dusk, everything was done wonderfully.
Flowers: Morgan @ Valley Flower Company in Lebanon, New Husband is a floral goddess. That’s all I can say. Seriously. Hire her!
Rentals: Wedding Tents and Events handled our tent, tables, etc. Amy Weyer was great! When we decided last minute that we wanted a fancier lighting package they put one together at a reasonable price, and when the circuit blew 2 days before the wedding they came out and spent 3 hours fixing it at no additional cost.
Cake: King Arthur Flour Co. (Norwich) has a master baker and does 2 wedding cakes per week, max. The strawberry filling is to die for.
Post # 16
Hey there! I am looking at Sugarbush for our upcoming wedding, how has the planning been going? Would you mind sending me wha vendors you are using?
I am from out of town.