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Destination Elopement in Vermont – A New Wedding Option (Part 2)

by Linda Warner

We have been discussing destination elopements to Vermont with a look at some of the very special venues available.  Previously we looked at southern Vermont.  Now let’s consider inns and B&Bs in central Vermont.  Central Vermont is home to a number of inns which are easily accessible from all points in New England and New York and make ideal choices for a destination elopement.

Inn VictoriaInn Victoria is exactly what you might imagine – an elegant old Victorian on the green in Chester, Vermont.  Although steeped in old-world charm, the Inn offers all the modern amenities.  Plus, the Inn offers an elopement package that makes planning the day simple and easy.  Here’s what you get with the KISS (Keep It Simple & Special) Elopement Package: a two-night stay in the deluxe room of your choice, arrangements with local Justice of the Peace or minister (you pay the cost), assistance with license application, flowers and chocolates in your guestroom, music for the ceremony, ceremony in the Victorian parlor adorned with fresh flowers, wedding cake with sparkling beverage toast, dinner for two at the Inn or nearby restaurant, breakfast each morning, and afternoon tea.  All this for only $800 November to June and $1000 from July to October.  Want to include a few select friends?  Book all 8 rooms in the Inn and the Inn’s Wedding Coordinator will help you plan the perfect small wedding.

RedCloverThe Red Clover Inn & Restaurant in Mendon, Vermont is easily reached from nearby Rutland.  The staff at the Red Clover pride themselves on being wedding specialists and will help you plan the perfect day whether it is just the two of you or you include a few family of friends.  Stunningly located atop a private hilltop within sight of magnificent Mount Killington, the Inn can offer a backdrop of colorful flowers and lush green grass for your ceremony. Or choose a more intimate indoor setting.  The Inn’s restaurant offers some of the best cuisine in Vermont and promises a wedding night dinner you will not soon forget.  Because each wedding is as individual as the wedding couple, the Inn asks that you contact them to plan your fairytale elopement.

CastleHillThe Castle Hill Resort & Spa in Ludlow, Vermont near Okemo, is a destination choice with a difference.  If you want to add some winter skiing to your elopement, this is the place.  Or maybe you want to combine your stay with a full spa experience.  Castle Hill can accommodate you.  Choose the Castle Hill Resort and all this awaits you.  Add the special elopement package and you receive two nights stay, gourmet dinner for two, two 50 minute massages, ceremony with Justice of the Peace, photography of your wedding, a small wedding cake, bouquet for the bride and boutonniere for the groom, bottle of champagne and fresh strawberries for your room, and continental breakfast each morning. With the special elopement package, you receive all this for $1999 Sunday through Thursday or $2499 on Friday through Saturday.  (Taxes and gratuities not included.)

InnWeathersfieldAlso located in the Okemo area is the Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville, Vermont.  The Inn describes itself as “a European-style inn with 12 guest rooms and a true farm-to-table restaurant with a dining room and ‘tavern,’ full bar, award-winning wine list and working wine cellar.” As such, it is an ideal venue for elopements and small weddings.  So much so that they offer a special elopement/wedding package that includes two nights deluxe king spa guest room, full hot breakfast each morning, nightly tasting menu or three course dinner for two in the dining room, two course dinner for two in the tavern (or outside, weather permitting), assistance in ordering marriage license, a bottle of house wine (your choice) and salted caramels, choice of personal flowers (bouquet/boutonniere), and ceremony performed by a local officiant.  The base price for this package is $1200 with upcharge for foliage season and holidays.  In addition, if you would like to include special guests, they receive 15% discount on regular room rates. Other options include photographer, cake, massages, breakfast-in-bed, and hair stylist.  The Inn staff is happy to work with you to make your wedding exactly what you always imagined.

CrisanverLooking for a wedding experience that can provide something truly special?  Consider the Crisanver House in Shrewsbury, Vermont.  Set amidst 120 acres of magnificent natural beauty and breathtaking mountain views, this wonderful B&B offers the perfect backdrop for your outdoor ceremony.  Or, in winter, take your vows indoors in front of a crackling fire.  The Inn staff is happy to customize your wedding experience with unforgettable extras such as a horse-drawn carriage ride or a romantic candlelight dinner for two.  Take advantage of the special Elopement Package for all the following: one night’s stay (weeknight only) in one of the deluxe cottages, a local Justice of the Peace to perform the ceremony, wedding bouquet and boutonniere, one hour of professional photographer services, a wedding cake, a bottle of champagne or Prosecco, and a special gift from Crisanver House.  All this for only $1200 (with no additional guests.)

ThreeStallionElopement venues in central Vermont would not be complete without mentioning the Three Stallion Inn in Randolph.  A picture-perfect Vermont B&B, the Inn is set overlooking the verdant expanse of the Montague golf course with the Green Mountains rising in the distance.  The wrap-around porch draws you in and comfortable décor makes you feel at home and welcome.  No matter the season, you will find the Inn enchanting.  Work with the Inn staff to plan the perfect wedding for the two of you, or expand your event to include select guests.  The staff is happy to help you plan one special day or the whole weekend.

For destinations in other parts of Vermont, check out the following:
Destination Elopements (Part 1)
Destination Elopements (Part 3)
Destination Weddings in Vermont

For more information:
Inn Victoria
The Red Clover Inn & Restaurant
Castle Hill Resort & Spa
Inn at Weathersfield
Crisanver House
Three Stallion Inn

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