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Lilac Inn

Brandon, Vermont View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
15 reviews
Up to 250 guests

About

Up to 250 guests

The Lilac Inn is a rustic mansion venue located in Brandon, Vermont. Named one of the 100 Best U.S Wedding Destinations by Kathryn Gabriel Loving, The Lilac Inn is known for its ability to create a dream Vermont destination wedding and, more importantly, unforgettable memories. No matter the time of year or your specific expectations, The Lilac Inn can help you make your wedding dreams a reality.

Facility and Capacity

The Lilac Inn was built in 1909 and was recently renovated from top to bottom, becoming a designated Green Hotel in the State of Vermont. Their elegant venue spaces have been home to over 500 weddings that ranged from two to 250 guests. One of the central locations at the Lilac Inn is their iconic Ballroom, which can seat up to 125 of your friends and family. This space is entirely dynamic, allowing you to have an outdoor event under the gazebo or something more elegant on the Grand Staircase inside the Ballroom. The Lilac Inn has plenty of other luxuriously antique venue spaces, like the cozy library, the extensive gardens, and the English-themed tavern. Guests can also choose from one of their nine carefully designed rooms, which are filled with pieces sourced from local vendors, giving each room a unique style and personality. The Lilac staff recommend that you book for a full two-day event so that you can take advantage of all that they have to offer.

Services Offered

The Lilac Inn offers couples the chance to rent chairs, furniture, tables, dance floors, barware, glassware, china, linens, and lighting to help decorate their wedding or special event. Their friendly and experienced staff specialize in helping you celebrate the perfect bridal shower, engagement party, ceremony, or reception. Some of the event services you can take advantage of include:

  • Set up
  • Event rentals
  • Clean up
  • Bridal suites
  • Event planning
  • Liability insurance
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

Cuisine

The Lilac Inn also offers a diverse range of finely crafted dishes from their on-site kitchen. From delicious passed hors d’oeuvres to classic country cooking, the Lilac Inn has a menu that bound to satisfy even your pickiest of guests.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,250

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,750

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Set Up

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December

15 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.9 out of 5

16 User photos

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    Tara Married on 07/13/2019
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    Dream Made into Reality

    My husband and I were married at the Lilac Inn on July 13th 2019 and we are beyond thankful and happy to have chosen this beautiful venue. I know that we will still be reminiscing about our wedding weekend there for decades to come. Shelly and Doug who are the innkeepers are amazing hosts! They are extremely welcoming and kind. Dan and I knew from the minute we first visited the Inn and met Shelly and Doug that this was the place we wanted to have our wedding. The pricing is clear and all the menu options can be customized to your desire. Shelly, Doug, Susannah (our personal coordinator) and the entire staff were professional, attentive, flexible, patient, and very personable throughout the planning process, rehearsal dinner, and the wedding weekend. It is great to know that whether you have over two hundred guests or under one hundred, the Lilac Inn can accommodate for your party. We had eighty-six guests and the inn still made it feel like an intimate gathering. The whole staff was excellent at making any concerns or worries about timing or last minute changes melt away with their reassurance and support. We could not have chosen a more caring group of people to help make our dream come true.

    Not only were the people spectacular, but everything from outside to inside the inn was gorgeous. The gardens and grounds were fantastically kept and had beautiful flowers throughout the scenery. The patio was a splendid place for our guests to catch up and relax whether they wanted to be in the shade or in the sun. The nine rooms were clean and stunningly decorated. Each guest had their own bathroom which was perfect for couples and families. There were coffee and tea tables located along the upstairs corridors for the wedding party and family throughout the weekend stay. The entire inn and each guest room gave a classic elegance atmosphere while still maintaining a Vermont home feel. The fun Tavern, lovely ballroom, and the outstanding and delicious food were the popular talk of conversations that made for an incredible experience. Shelly and Susannah made sure any guest that had dietary restrictions received meals that were gluten free or vegan. Shelly also helped us with making sure the band that we had hired, had the space and correct outlets for when they performed in the ballroom. Shelly and Susannah were with us from start to finish and everything went effortlessly and smoothly. Dan and I knew we loved our event but we are even more thrilled and appreciative that our guests enjoyed it just as much. We treasured every second of our celebration! I would highly recommend the Lilac Inn for your wedding venue or any special occasion. Shelly and Doug and their staff are simply the best, and are masters at making dreams a reality.
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    Lisa Married on 08/25/2018
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    The Lilac Inn is a magical place in a cute historical town in Vermont. The owners Shelly and Doug and their staff made our wedding weekend a memorable everlasting experience. Ashley was so helpful in planning and helping us stay organized with Shelly. We had a wedding of 107 in the ballroom with the ceremony outside. They are dog friendly so our dogs were part of the ceremony. Our bridal party and parents were able to stay at the Lilac Inn on Friday and Saturday nights, which made setup so easy along with having everything in one location. We also decided to get our First Look photos done here in the back gardens where there's a pond and beautiful gardens. We cannot thank them enough, and we cannot wait to come back to visit and take weekend getaways for years to come.
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    Carolyn Married on 07/07/2018
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    My husband Jeff and I feel so incredibly lucky to have celebrated our wedding at The Lilac Inn. We knew we wanted to have our special day there the minute we walked in the doors, and every moment of the day was beyond perfect. Our families were able to spend the entire weekend with us, as we had the entire Inn to ourselves, and being all together made the weekend so much more special. When the big day came, the entire staff was so helpful and made sure we had absolutely everything we needed. Shelly and Ashley even planned breakfast service around our schedule. The staff worked all morning and evening to make sure our guests were happy and everything was exactly what we had pictured. Our guests are still raving about the delicious food and the beauty of The Lilac Inn. Jeff and I are so appreciative of the beautiful memory we share at the Lilac Inn. Thank you for making our day beyond perfect!

Awards

  • 15

Real Weddings

  • Melanie & Tim
    57 photos · 06/22/2019

Pricing

Map

53 Park Street Brandon, Vermont, 05733
8002210720
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Lilac Inn frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Lilac Inn?

Lilac Inn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Lilac Inn, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Lilac Inn includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Lilac Inn, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Lilac Inn includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Lilac Inn in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Lilac Inn for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Lilac Inn for wedding events?

Lilac Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Lilac Inn offer?

Lilac Inn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Lilac Inn offer for wedding events?

Lilac Inn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Lilac Inn have available for wedding events?

Lilac Inn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Lilac Inn and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Lilac Inn is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.8 in value and 4.7 in average response time.

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