Hill Farm Inn is a stunning historic venue space located in Sunderland, Vermont, along the Battenkill River. Hill Farm Inn offers unmatched views of the sweeping Vermont landscape, as well as simple yet elegant accommodations. Led by General Manager and Executive Chef Mariah Macfarlane, who has over 25 years of experience, Hill Farm Inn could be the perfect setting to create an unforgettable wedding or special event.
Facilities and Capacity
The Hill Farm Inn is a beautiful vintage space that has a history dating back to the 1700s. The inn and grounds can be reserved for the entire weekend, which offers guests plenty of room to enjoy the property in full. Guests will have access to stunning common areas like the Battenkill Pub, which offers covered front and back porches. The nearby dining room is also a popular pick, providing enough space for 30 of your friends or family for a casual brunch, luncheon, or intimate dinner. The events barn can host up to 100 guests and offers sweeping views of the valley from the outdoor deck and a fantastic loft space. Charming and cozy accommodations are also available for your party.
The staff at Hill Farm Inn have experience hosting bridal showers, elopements, receptions, ceremonies, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. They also provide food and beverage items, including barware, flatware, linens, china, glassware. Some of the event services they offer include:
Couples can take advantage of delicious catering from the tasty creations of Executive Chef Mariah Macfarlane. Whether you’re looking for everyday breakfast or special occasion dining, Chef Macfarlane and her kitchen team can showcase classic cuisine of all of Vermont’s bountiful seasons.
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10 Reviews for Hill Farm Inn
Recommended by 92% of couples
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Megan Mccann · Married on 07/20/2019
Dream wedding at dream venue
My husband and I could not have asked for a better experience getting married at Hill Farm Inn. I get tears in my eyes just thinking about our wedding weekend there. The property is stunning and there are so many different scenic spots to choose from for the wedding events. We had a guest list of about 80 in July, so chose to set up our ceremony outside, followed by the cocktail hour on the porch/inside the Main Inn and dinner/dancing in the reception barn. Kate and Christina were such a pleasure to work with and so organized. I am a planner by nature and it takes a lot of carelessly pass on responsibilities, but I felt so comfortable with the HFI team. They went out of their way to help and did it with such care and attention to detail. In addition to the wedding day, we hosted other events at HFI including our farewell brunch on Sunday. The grounds, accommodations and food are all amazing. Additionally about half of our guests stayed onsite and were so pleased with their experience. This was our dream wedding weekend and venue, and I can't imagine having hosted it anywhere other than Hill Farm Inn! Our guests keep telling us it is the most beautiful wedding they have been to.Sent on 10/30/2019
Nicole · Married on 08/25/2018
We loved having our wedding here! It is a classic and tasteful venue that was just the right size for our 40 person wedding. Almost everyone stayed on-site and they all commented on how beautiful, comfortable and perfect the Hill Farm Inn is.Sent on 08/27/2018
Our wedding was in August 2018, so we worked with Kate and Christina throughout most of the planning process. I found it best to get in touch with them via email because they have limited staff and didn't always catch our phone calls. Email communication was great though and the entire wedding weekend was smooth and stress free. They provided excellent recommendations for vendors (food, flowers, photography), catered lunches and wedding favors, which helped make the whole planning process (and day-of) a breeze :)
Can't wait to go back and visit in the future for a weekend getaway!
**If you're considering the Hill Farm:
-Their event barn doesn't have a kitchen, so we rented kitchen equipment for our caterer to use. Alternatively, you could hire a caterer that prepares food off-site. Rental equipment cost us about $3700 total, which included everything from tents, stove and grill to dinnerware, linens, silverware, drink pitchers, hightop tables, etc.)
-We were required (and happy) to rent the entire Inn for the weekend in order to use the barn as our reception venue. This is exactly what we wanted, but just know you'll have to fill all of the rooms--which are beautiful, modern and spacious.
-Rain or shine, this place has plenty of covered and uncovered options for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.
-Fully-stocked bar and lots of space to congregate. Most of our guests stayed up late drinking wine, catching up with each other, and relaxing in the hot tub.
-If you're planning a summer wedding, mosquitos will be an unavoidable evil. The Inn is situated next to conservation land and has farm animals (sheep, alpacas, and a cat), so they weren't comfortable with mosquito spraying.
Courtney · Married on 06/24/2017
I had my wedding here in June 2017 and I couldn't recommend Hill Farm Inn enough. I rented out the entire location so both my family and wedding party could stay in the same place. From the moment we booked Hill Farm Inn, I could tell the staff cared and wanted to make sure every detail was taken care of down to the last request.
Thanks to the stunning location and views, I had some of the most beautiful images of all time (see photos!). The amazing, wonderful, kind staff were the best and they helped to make sure all the guests had the best experience and their needs were taken care of - Kim is a true gem and went above and beyond in helping me make my stay and wedding day perfect. We booked our rehearsal dinner there and had one of the best meals made by their resident chef and innkeeper, Mariah - she made sure to work with me beforehand to ensure the menu was perfect. My guest and I stayed full and happy all weekend long thanks to the breakfasts (do not leave without eating her granola!!!).
The entire property is newly renovated and is decorated with class and style- they did a great job capturing the Vermont vibe. They even recently installed a pool and hot tub which was put to use quickly when we arrived. We held our ceremony under a beautiful tree and moved the cocktail hour to the giant wrap around porch before moving into the new event barn for dinner and dancing (again, see photos).
Thank you to the Hill Farm Inn team for making my wedding weekend absolutely amazing. We will be back again soon!Sent on 10/01/2017