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Wilburton Inn, Manchester, VT

by Linda Cassella


The Wilburton Inn is Manchester, VT’s Grand Historic Estate, located on a thirty acre hillside with dramatic mountain views.   They specialize in everything from the perfect wedding, romantic getaways and family reunions.  They have been family owned since 1987 and they continue to bring you the Inn’s ongoing history.

weddingIf you are planning a romantic wedding the Wilburton Inn is the perfect place. Vermont country weddings are their specialty. Imagine getting married among the beautiful vistas of the Green and Taconic Mountains, overlooking the Battenkill River. The Wilburton Inn’s talented and experienced wedding team work closely with each couple to create a personal touch and a day for them to remember forever. The weddings at the Wilburton Inn range from casual to black tie receptions.  If you want a themed wedding the staff can help you with that too.   They are there to serve you every step of the way from wonderful food, excellent service along with a  beautiful and romantic setting.  If you want more information you can download their Wilburton Wedding Booklet.

Farm Night at the Wilburton Inn is on every Wednesday night from June 24-September 16th at 7:00.  Enjoy a relaxing night with a farmlocally, organic, vegetarian feast grown and prepared by the Earth Sky Time Community Farm located on 7A in Manchester, VT. The farm is owned and run by the oldest innkeeper Oliver and his wife Bonnie.  They are well known through all of New England for their high-quality organic foods.  Live music, specialty garden cocktails, local beer and spirits make this a summer highlight for everyone. The cost is $25 per person including tax and gratuity.  Call 802-362-2500 to make reservations as these dinners sell out fast.

Planning on going to the Manchester Music Festival?  The Wilburton Inn offers pre-concert dinners.  The meals prepared concertseriesby Chef Gary Schmidt, offer a choice of three appetizers, entrees and desserts. Choose from selected wines and choice cocktails as you enjoy your dinner on the terrace overlooking the beautiful Green Mountains.  Dinner is served at 5:30 and is $35 per person.

exhibitWhile you are enjoying your stay at The Wilburton Inn be sure to go and see The Museum of the Creative Process right on the estate.  The founder and director Albert Levis, MD brings together modern and traditional understanding of creative thinking. It is more than just an art center, it is dedicated to bridging art and science to gain insight into human relations.  The museum also offers guided tours of the four permanent exhibits they have on the property.  The tours are open to the public on Saturday mornings from 10:30-11:30 am. Call 802-362-2500 to RSVP or visit the Wilburton Inn website for more details.

So whether you are planning the perfect wedding,  a family reunion or a romantic getaway, look no further than The Wilburton Inn.

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