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.
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:
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.
15 Reviews for Lilac Inn
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Tara · Married on 07/13/2019
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.
Sent on 07/22/2019
Lisa · Married on 08/25/2018
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.Sent on 09/05/2018
Carolyn · Married on 07/07/2018
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!Sent on 07/21/2018
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