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Adventurous Intimate Wedding + Elopement Venues in Vermont



When planning your adventurous intimate wedding in Vermont it's important to pick a venue that feels most YOU. There are so many benefits to having your elopement at an intimate wedding venue especially in the beautiful state of Vermont. Many couples who want to include family and friends on their day opt to choose a wedding venue that can accommodate a smaller amount of guests.


  1. Intimacy and Meaningful Connections:

  • Planning an intimate weddings allows couples to foster meaningful connects and spend quality time with each guest as opposed to having a larger wedding where couples aren't likely to be able to connect with everyone they want to.

  1. Cost-Effectiveness:

  • With intimate weddings fewer guests are invited meaning couples can put money towards other vendors like catering, florals etc.

  1. Flexibility in Venue Choices:

  • Having a smaller guest count allows couples to choose unique and non-traditional venues that may not be doable for larger weddings.

  1. Less Stress during Planning:

  • Planning an intimate wedding or elopement is 10 times less stressful than organizing a larger wedding where there are lots of moving parts involved.

  1. Time Efficiency:

  • Planning an intimate wedding or elopement typically takes less time than planning a larger wedding. Many couples find planning a small wedding easier to factor in planning during their busy schedules.

Adventurous Intimate Wedding + Elopement Venues in Vermont:

The Farm on Mad River - This venue is located right on The Mad River. Featuring gardens, well-manicured lawns and stone walls, The Farm on Mad River is a five bedroom Bed and Breakfast in Waitsfield, Vermont.

Mountain Top Inn + Resort - This venue literally sits at the top of a mountain on a private road in Chittenden Vermont. Included are 700 acres of sweeping views of the surrounding Green Mountains. You can have your ceremony at 2 different locations, The Knoll or The Patio.

Lake Bomoseen Lodge - This venue sits right next to Lake Bomoseen in Castleton, VT. It features lakeviews and mountains and offers a beautiful backdrop for weddings and elopements.

The Equinox Resort + Spa - This venue is a luxury resort in Manchester, Vermont. There are a few locations to hold your ceremony: Meadow House, 1811 Lawn, The Pond Pavilion and the Colonnade Ballroom.

West Mountain Inn - This inn is located on top of West Mountain in Arlington Vermont. It sits between the Taconic and Green Mountain ranges on over 100 acres of gardens, fields, woods and trails.

Phineas Swann Inn + Spa - This inn is a dog-friendly inn and spa, located at the base of Jay Peak in Montgomery Vermont.

Tourterelle Inn + Restaraunt - The Tourterelle Inn in New Haven Vermont features classic French dishes and lush gardens and fountains situated behind a beautifully designed Inn.

Squabetty - This venue is located at the foothills of Mount Manfield in Underhill Vermont. Squabetty features 8 bedrooms, a pool, barn and hiking trails around the property.

Sugarbush Resort - This four season luxury destination wedding resort is located in Warren Vermont.

Von Trapp Family Lodge - This venue is a mountain resort located in Stowe Vermont. Covering 2500 acres of hiking and bike trails, this lodge is inspired the Von Trap Family.

Sleepy Hollow Ski + Bike Center - This venue located in Huntington Vermont features bike and cross country ski trails as well as a pond and pavilion. Perfect if you like a rustic look for your wedding.

Shelburne Farm + Gardens - These beautiful manicured gardens sit right on Lake Champlain in Shelburne Vermont. The formal gardens are the most popular location hold weddings and feature seasonal flowers.

Green Mountain Inn - This inn is situated right in the heart of Stowe Vermont. It offers over 100 guest rooms, luxury suites, apartments and townhouses.

Tälta Lodge - This is a beautiful hotel wedding venue located in Stowe, Vermont. It's a perfect location for couples looking for a rustic place to get married.

Bliss Ridge Farm - This hill farm in Moretown Vermont features 88 acres of meadows and forest as well as a 360-degree panoramic mountain including Mount Ellen.

The Wedding Barn + Farmhouse Flowers - This venue is surrounded by wildflowers. The barn features a 3 bedroom guest home perfect for rustic weddings and elopements.

The Henry House - The ("William") Henry House, is a historic house in Bennington, Vermont. It is one of Vermont's oldest surviving houses at 254 years old.

The Notch House - This venue is located on Lake Willoughby in Westmore Vermont. It features nine-bedrooms on a private estate with a barn.

1824 House Inn + Barn - This bed and breakfast inn is located in the heart of Mad River Valley. Its the perfect spot to get married right in Waitsfield Vermont.

Sandiwood Farm - This farm is located in Wolcott Vermont and features a stunning greenhouse and local flower gardens. For couples looking for sustainable wedding options, this is a great choice!

The Ponds at Bolton Valley - This venue is located right across from Timberline Lodge and is a rustic, romantic spot to get married in Bolton Vermont.

The Lodge at Spruce Peak - This venue is located at the base of Mount Mansfield and Stowe Mountain Resort and is perfect couples who want to incoporate adventure during their wedding.

Crofter's Green - This venue is on 25 gorgeous acres between Jay Peak Resort and Montgomery Center. Crofter's Green is the ideal location for adventure seeking couples.

The Grafton Inn - This gorgous inn is located in Grafton Vermont and is a beautiful quant spot to get married in Southern Vermont.

Burke Mountain Hotel - This is a great venue for adventurous couples looking to have a ski or bike wedding. This hotel is located on top of Burke Mountain in the Northeast Kingdom of East Burke.

Sterling Ridge Resort - This adventurous wedding venue is located in the mountains in Jeffersonville Vermont. This resort offers stunning views of Mt. Mansfield and rustic log cabin lodging.


When planning your intimate wedding or elopement there are a few more things to consider to help you plan your day.

Elope but have a party afterwards with friends + family:

Many couple choose to elope just them and that is totally ok! Just know that you can also have an intimate celebration to include friends and family if you choose.

Get married and add in your favorite activities:

Before planning, sit down together and brainstorm which activities you love doing together. Maybe you love hiking, skiing or mountain biking. This will help you narrow down and find a venue that might offer these activities. Make sure to consider which acitivities you choose depending on the season you're getting married in.

Getting married on the weekday might be cheaper:

Often times venues will rent the whole weekend for your wedding day. If you'd like to get married during the weekday, some venues like Mountain Top Inn reduce their rate making it a more affordable option to get married.


Just head to my contact page and fill out a form or you can email me at when you're ready to start planning. If you're planning for a weekday there's no rush but if you would like a weekend date, let me know ASAP!


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