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The Grafton Inn is full-service wedding venue located in Grafton, Vermont. The venue offers the picturesque setting of Vermont Village, which is included in "1,000 Places to See Before You Die." The Grafton Inn has been in business since 1801, making it the country's oldest operating inn. Couples and guests can enjoy its hand-shaped beams and antique furnishes, as well as the outdoor activities and historic sites available nearby. Facilities and Capacity The Grafton Inn offers a variety of indoor or outdoor options with their five event spaces and can accommodate up to 250 guests. The Homestead Room has a stone fireplace ideal for winter ceremonies, and the White Church is perfect for traditional ceremonies. For more intimate ceremonies, the Windham Parlor makes a great space. The outdoor Swimming Pond provides an ideal backdrop for receptions and photos, and the Community Garden offers shady crab apple trees and an option for outdoor ceremonies. Services Offered The Grafton Inn provides unique event spaces for bridal showers, elopements, receptions, ceremonies, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. The inn also offers couples event items such as tables, chairs, décor, a dance floor, and more. Couples are provided with the following services:

Bridal suite Cake Set up Lighting and sound Clean up

Accommodation The Grafton Inn has 45 rooms in a combination of suites and guest houses for lodging, providing a historic atmosphere with modern amenities. Couples can also enjoy various inclusive amenities upon stay such as morning coffee service, use of the fitness center, and afternoon refreshments in the main lobby. They can also dine in with the venue’s The Old Tavern Restaurant. Other Services The Grafton Inn provides in-house bar service, which include a champagne toast, open bar, house beers and wine, signature drinks, and bartenders. The on-site Old Tavern Restaurant provides catering service for buffet-style, stations, or plated dinners, with cuisine options including Asian, Indian, French, Latin American, as well as many others. The restaurant caters to dietary restrictions, providing vegan, no pork, organic, and vegetarian options. Food and beverage items such as linens, barware, china, glassware and flatware are provided, as well as the following planning services:

Budget analysis Day-of coordination Full and partial planning Referrals Timelines To-do lists
Kara
5/27/18
Categories: Planner, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The first thing I want to say is WOW! From the initial planning stages, to working with us throughout the year, to pulling off a fantastic day, Olivia and everyone at the Grafton Inn did an incredible job with our wedding. All through the process, we had so much trust in Olivia's planning abilities and her personal touches. She always responded to our requests and was very accommodating. We felt like the value that we got for the price that we paid to have our wedding in Grafton was superb. Our wedding was beautiful thanks mostly to the sprawling meadows, looming mountains and babbling brooks in Grafton. The Inn is also so nice and welcoming, as well as classy and comfortable. We had 75 people, and it was the perfect number for our reception in the Barn. I would certainly suggest anyone to have their wedding here - you won't be sorry! Also, on a side note, it helped a lot that Olivia had great relationships with reliable vendors, and she was great in coordinating with the vendors that we brought in, so I was never worried about anyone not showing up!
Christopher
5/12/18
Categories: Planner, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Everyone at the Grafton Inn was extremely responsive and flexible. Whenever we had a question or concern throughout the planning process, we could always reach out to them and have everything answered. The food was fantastic and the venue is gorgeous. It ended up raining on our wedding day but they were able to quickly move all our decorations and guests into the backup ceremony site without any issues. Throughout the day, Olivia and everyone else at the Inn were attentive and available if we needed anything. Their ability to roll with anything that happens, setup/clean up of anything you need, attentiveness, and their general demeanor was all extraordinary. If we ever have another wedding, we will definitely be doing it here!
Maeve
2/10/18
Categories: Planner, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
From start to finish The Grafton inn and its staff were amazing! The inn offers a fabulous Vermont charm that is radiant year round, but truly helped bring our winter wedding dreams come true. Cozy fire places at every turn and inviting antique decor help you feel relaxed and at home. This would not be a proper review with out mentioning the delicious cheese provided in each room, the Grafton trail passes, or the extraordinary bath tubs! What is more, I cannot give enough praise to the staff. Attentive and responsive to every detail, they truly went above and beyond to make everything look amazing and go smoothly. They tackled all the projects we threw at them with grace and tact. They are simply the best. More than just the staff at the inn they became our friends. Lastly I will leave you with this, we had guests traveling from all over the country to tiny little Grafton, VT. We have heard from many many guests that they were truly surprised and impressed by The Grafton Inn, and plan to return. The Grafton inn is a tiny marvel not to be missed!
Jeff
12/9/17
Categories: Cakes, DJs, Flowers, Photography, Planner, Event Production, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had the perfect wedding at the Grafton Inn. Our family, from the Philadelphia area, are longtime patrons of the Inn so it was only natural for us to consider it to be the venue for our 3-day event. When we approached them about hosting our same-sex wedding they were thrilled to have the opportunity. The Wedding Planner—Olivia— is professional, helpful, prompt and communicates everything very clearly. Most importantly, she is fun to work with! The Innkeeper—Angela; the Assistant Innkeeper—Steven....and ALL of the Grafton Inn staff were welcoming, warm, friendly and were so accommodating and so invested in our event that they were more like longtime friends. All of our guests commented over and over again how magical our wedding was, how beautiful the venue was, how terrific the Inn’s Staff was and how fabulous the food was! They were even able to wave their magic wands and have snow fall just as our ceremony began! Many of our friends have told us that they are planning to return to the Inn for their own vacations. Ours was not just a wedding. It was a 3-day event where basically the entire town of Grafton was the venue. Our friends and family would stroll the streets and would bump into one another in the Mercantile or the Post Office or the General Store and would have the opportunity to chat and get to know each other. All elements of our wedding went off without a hitch and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome of our celebration. The icing on the cake (no pun intended) was when we were told that as our last song played out and our guests formed a circle of linked arms and sang along, the Grafton Inn Team stood at the top of the steps in Phelp’s Barn and shed joyful tears at our happiness. Choose the Grafton Inn for your wedding. It will be perfect. Sincerely, Rob and Jeff~
Jocelyn
12/2/17
Categories: Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Olivia and the entire staff were amazing!! Whenever we had a question it was answered very quickly and stresses were not an issue. The venue was spectacular offering so many different options for us. We were extremely blessed to have our wedding at the Grafton Inn! We will be back for every anniversary!
Erin
11/4/17
Categories: Planner, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We loved spending our wedding weekend at the Grafton Inn, and all of our guests didn't hold back to tell us how much they too loved it. From the casual bonfire we held the night before, to the ease of getting around and just "running into" guests all over the village to the flexibility of the inn accommodating our dogs and reception band and making everything flow smoothly despite our complete lack of knowing the "backstage" aspects of a wedding (thank you, Olivia!), Grafton Inn fit the bill for an amazing for these two non-wedding, non-attention-seeking folks. It provided us the fun and relaxing weekend with friends, family, dancing, amazing food and a deliciously local tap that we were truly seeking, with a wedding on the side ;) We cannot recommend Grafton enough and think brides and grooms can really make it as big and showy or fun and easygoing an event as you'd like, and Olivia's there every step of the way to help with the vision.
SiEun
10/28/17
Categories: Planner, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I strongly can say to choose The Grafton Inn in Vermont for our wedding was the best luck ever. The venue was really really gorgeous and their way of handling of wedding process was superb. Every single staff was absolutely professional and wicked kind. I was not familiar with whole wedding process as I'm from Korea, but they set up all perfectly. Without any single hesitation. I still think that was miracle. I'm so happy to hear every person who attended our wedding says our wedding was one of the best weddings they have ever been to. This place has nice and beautiful New England style accommodations just cross the street of the reception area(whole things in the town), I recommend for the people who want to celebrate with loved ones in holiday vibe. The driving way to this place is also insanely beautiful, so your guests will already fall in love with this venue on the way.(That was how our couple also decided here at first sight!) The accommodation is a little pricey, but the whole wedding cost was pretty reasonable despite the size of our small wedding. Anyways, I wrote down long as I wanted to say thank you a lot to the Grafton Inn!!! :) Choose here couples! You won't regret!!!
Kayla
10/14/17
Categories: Planner, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Planning a wedding can be very stressful, but Olivia and the team at the Grafton Inn were extremely easy to communicate with and worked extremely hard all weekend so I didn't have to do much of anything! I chose the Inn for two reasons. First, I loved that my guests didn't have to drive, and we could have the ceremony, rehearsal, and sleep all within walking distance. The second reason was because of Olivia. I had sent an email inquiring about the Inn, and she scheduled a phone call the same day! She is the best communicator you could ask for, and responded to my countless emails in a timely manner. The food, drinks, and staff during the weekend were amazing, and my husband and I received so many wonderful comments from guests saying this was by far the best wedding they had gone to. Most of the rooms are huge, and some have jacuzzi tubs and large, comfortable beds. Some of the rooms are dog friendly as well! We had a warm fall wedding, and were glad the AC units were still in :) . After 11pm, we moved the party across the way to one of the houses that has a ping pong table and pool table, which was perfect! Most of the decorations and such for the wedding are provided by the venue, so all in all, this venue is amazing for the cost!
Joseph
10/7/17
Categories: Planner, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We can't say enough about how great our experience was holding our wedding at the Grafton Inn. We rented out one of the houses on the property (White Gates...beautiful and huge) for the duration of the weekend and used it as our "home base," holding our welcome dinner there the evening before for our small party of 21. The Inn staged the house, cooked flatbread pizzas in a station set up on premises, and served up a great meal. The next day the outdoor ceremony by the swimming pond and subsequent reception in the main Inn were both perfect. We concluded the day with a bonfire down at the Outdoor Center. The Inn is an incredibly unique venue; we saw some other beautiful places in Vermont while planning our wedding but none other had the capacity and combination of facilities to pull this kind of thing off. The Grafton Inn did it easily, and with other weddings and events happening on site that weekend to boot. Olivia, Angela and the rest of the entire staff did a phenomenal job and could not have been more accommodating, or more professional. We will always come back through the years to visit. It's a wonderful place and their operations are top-notch.
Michael
9/30/17
Categories: Cakes, Catering, Planner, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Choosing the Grafton Inn as our wedding venue was one of the best decisions we've ever made and I cannot recommend them enough. From the first email we sent, Olivia and Angela were extremely responsive and helpful. They made the entire planning process so unbelievable easy and took care of everything the day of. Having everything in one place seriously lightened the planning process and was 100% worth it. In addition, everyone else that works here is seriously awesome - our guests kept telling us how friendly and attentive they all are and it made for an amazing experience. As for the venue itself, it's absolutely gorgeous - there were so many places right in town or within walking distance to take pictures with barns, houses, bridges, ponds, woods, etc. in the background and it has that amazing New England small town feel. They also have a number of ceremony sites and places you can have your wedding, so you can really put your own special touch on it. We loved that all of our friends and family could just take over the town for the entire weekend - they parked their cars on Friday and didn't have to get in them again until Sunday. That allowed us to really spend time together outside of just the reception, which was great since we don't live in the same place as most of our guests. Speaking of guests, they were all raving about the Inn and the time they had there - they loved the community atmosphere of the weekend and I heard from many that it was the best wedding food they had ever had (it's soooooo good!). We were able to come up with a dinner menu that worked within our budget and they were extremely mindful of food allergies, even at the buffet breakfast (which is amazing). Honestly, I could go on and on about how amazing this place is. I'm so glad we chose Grafton and I can't wait to go back for our anniversary!
Allison
9/23/17
Categories: Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We could not have asked for a better venue, or a more helpful and kind staff then the Grafton Inn! Every person went out of their way to make our guests and ourselves feel comfortable and taken care of. Olivia and Angela made sure every detail was perfect and made the whole experience totally stress free. The kindness and family feel of the Grafton Inn was one of our favorite parts of our wedding weekend. Additionally the food, property, bonfire and barn were all perfect perfect!!
Clarese
9/16/17
Categories: Cakes, Catering, Planner, Event Production, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The Grafton Inn is absolutely great! Olivia (wedding coordinator) and Angela (Innkeeper) as well as the entire Inn staff are amazing! Olivia is very personable, and she worked very closely with us to plan the wedding of our dreams. There was never a moment that she was not available for a question. You can also trust all of her recommendations for local vendors because they ALL were great! Our wedding weekend was perfect, and Olivia and her team handled every single detail from the moment that we arrived. All of our guests raved about the quality of the staff (it's true, they all treat you like family) and they all said the food was incredible! The guests also loved the venue because it offers stunning views and there are so many things to do in the area. We highly recommend the Grafton Inn for a wedding weekend, and we promise that all of your guests will have an incredible time (many said it was the best wedding they had ever been to)!
Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Historic, Inn / B&B
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Eclectic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
90
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events
Planner
What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
2
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