Picturesque Vermont Wedding Venue at the Historic Grafton Inn
So many ways to create the wedding of your dreams.
A picturesque Vermont village backdrop, unforgettable meals and first-class service in a beautiful historic inn promise a memorable, storybook beginning to the rest of your life with your partner. Weddings at the Grafton Inn blend the history, community, and beauty of Grafton with the expertise and personal attention of the staff.
We invite you to share the joy with family and friends at our quintessential Vermont country inn.
Reach out to us today about planning your special day here! We still have 2016 dates for both Summer & Fall.
Ceremonies at The Grafton Inn
We offer a variety of wedding venues and scenarios to accommodate the size and budget for your wedding.
A variety of lovely indoor and outdoor settings on the Inn’s grounds are available for ceremonies year-round. A popular location in spring, summer, and fall is by the Grafton Inn’s picturesque swim pond.
Grafton’s historical White Church is located just steps from The Grafton Inn. Its hand-stenciled interior is renowned for its fine acoustic quality.
Eloping in Vermont
Our beautiful Vermont country inn is a perfect setting for an elopement for you and your love to celebrate your special day. Enjoy all that Vermont has to offer while keeping your day private and romantic.
Learn more about our Vermont elopement packages.
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Vermont Receptions, from Elegant to Rustic and anywhere in between
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Elegant wedding meals are served in the dining room, which comprises three unique adjoining rooms — the Garden, Formal and Pine rooms. The dining area is filled with period antiques and a vast collection of original artwork. Meals are served on silver, English china (Dudson, Arbor pattern) and crystal.
Our restaurant is a Four Diamond award winner. Our kitchen and dining room staff will create the wedding dinner of your dreams. They can also prepare special lunches, rehearsal dinners and breakfasts for you and your guests.
Our menus for weddings and rehearsal dinners offer a wealth of choice for every budget. We also provide a variety of beverage options.
Let the Celebrations Continue…
Dancing, music and other wedding festivities are held in Phelps Barn. The Phelps Barn was a carriage house for the Grafton Inn in the 1800’s. Today, it features a bar and loft with a dance floor and seating areas.
Accommodations for Wedding Guests
Wedding Guest Lodging at The Grafton Inn
Forty-four (44) rooms, suites, and private guests houses are individually decorated and include private baths, sitting areas and air conditioning. You and your guests will enjoy the finest in accommodations and amenities.
Have the Run of the Inn — Whole Property Block
For larger size weddings with an intimate atmosphere, a whole property block allows you to feel as if you have the inn as your own property. The wedding has exclusive use of all dining space for Saturday. On Friday, any unused dining space will be open to the public.
Our facility fee includes Phelps Barn, dining rooms, dance floor. and wedding coordination. Requires a guarantee of 100% of 44 rooms for Friday and Saturday nights. This scenario works best for 90 +/- guests with a maximum of 130. Special room rates apply depending on dates.
The Grafton Inn is a wonderful option for an afternoon wedding. You have exclusive use of Phelps Barn and/or dining rooms from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. There is no minimum room guarantee. Any discount on rooms booked will reflect the total number of rooms booked for the event. The facility fee includes Phelps Barn, dining rooms, dance floor and wedding coordination. Event to conclude by 4:00 pm. This scenario works best for up to 60 guests.
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Amenities & Activities
Create a full itinerary for your guests or let them enjoy the area on their own.
Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center offers year-round activities, which are complimentary for Inn guests. In the summer, Grafton Ponds offers more than 2,000 acres of mountain biking and hiking, canoe trips, fly fishing and bike tours. In the winter, it offers 30k of Nordic skiing (with snowmaking on select trails), 10k of snowshoeing trails and a 600-foot snow tubing hill. Many wedding parties organize group hikes, canoe trips, a bonfire with s’mores or take use of the vast land at the Ponds for other activities. It’s a great way to gather people together and we can help plan it for you!
On-site amenities include outdoor tennis courts, raised paddle tennis court, massage services, fitness center, wireless internet service, natural swimming pool (seasonal) and the best porch rockers in Vermont.
The Grafton experience also includes a visit to the award winning Grafton Village Cheese Company, Grafton Forge blacksmith shop, three fine art galleries, unique artisan shops and three museums. Picnic areas and walking trails are scattered throughout Grafton Village.
Four-season resorts Okemo Mountain (35 mins.) and Stratton Mountain (30 mins.) offer skiing/snowboarding in the winter and golf and other activities in the summer. The Tater Hill golf course is located 20 mins. away. Many antiquing options are available in the surrounding areas including Weston and Chester. Manchester Village is famous for its outlet shopping (40 mins.).