Make your wedding dreams come true at The Stoweflake Resort and Spa. Our award winning resort offers a wide array of unparalleled venues, both inside and out. Consider the stately Pinnacle Ballroom with its impressive 12-foot-ceilings and grand windows or our sunlit Atrium, a unique glass-enclosed room offering 180 degree views of our breathtaking courtyard. The resort’s lush grounds and majestic mountain views provide the perfect backdrop for ceremonies and receptions year round.
With an on-site world-class spa, indoor and outdoor pools as well as nine-hole golf course your guests will not have to travel far for relaxation and bliss. As a Vermont Family owned resort the Stoweflake believes everyone should be able to enjoy all that Stowe has to offer, removing venue fees to allow our wedding guests to focus on additional experiences both on property and off.
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa can host wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, and engagement parties. Its services include:
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Lisa Nix · Married on 08/04/2018
August mountain themed wedding
It all began the weekend before Labor Day in 2017 when Steve and I went to Vermont looking for a wedding venue for an August 2018 wedding.Sent on 04/18/2019
Every place we visited just wasn’t checking off everything on our list. We really wanted a place where EVERYONE could stay for the entire weekend, and not have to get in their car. Also, we wanted the venue to have mountain views, beauty, and provide a reasonable wedding package.
We almost quit looking, so then went over to check out the Alchemist brewery. We then sat down to have lunch on the patio at Charlie B’s. We were feeling let down, and we started to think, that maybe we should just get married back home in MA/RI.
It was a Sunday, so we didn’t expect to meet with anyone, but Susi, the concierge called Katherine, the events coordinator, right over to show us around. We visited the Spa, the Atrium, both ballrooms, the courtyard, the covered bridge, the pools, the pool café, and the balloon field. We were overwhelmed with happiness that we had found our wedding venue. I sent the down payment as soon as possible and locked the 8/4/18 date.
We went back in February for the tasting. Stoweflake gave us the family rate for a beautiful room with a fireplace.
For the meals, we chose the silver package; an open bar for 5 hours, with Prime Rib and Salmon. OH, DID THEY FEED US! We tried all three appetizers they were going to pass around at cocktail hour, (maple bacon wrapped scallops were amazing). They then provided us with three whole meals of the prime, salmon and vegetarian choice. We couldn’t even walk after!
Arienne and Manny took us in the van to show us all the townhouses. We had our heart set on 662/660, which was right by the balloon field. Arienne reserved if for us right away.
Between February and the wedding, I had emailed Arienne over 300 times, and she always followed up very promptly and professionally.
There was some initial confusion about how the room block worked, so please be specific when blocking rooms (different types of room range significantly in price). The standard rooms went SO fast. Also, they needed some of the main building rooms on Sunday so they had to upgrade people (no charge) to the townhouses for one night of their stays. Most people were happy, but at first, they seemed worried/unsure since they had to move for just one night.
A few hiccups arrived in July when we learned that the dancefloor had been ruined in an electrical fire. We also learned that we needed a 60-foot walkway to our sailcloth tent that would be placed in the courtyard (we used Vermont Tent Company – and they were great). Coordination between Stoweflake and VT tent resolved these issues, but there was a bit of increase of cost. However, I totally understand why we needed the walkway, in case it rained.
We rented townhouse 660, Thursday thru Monday. It was extremely clean, HUGE, and had the best views of the open field. We played lawn games outside and having the porch was so nice. One random noticeable thing; there seemed to never be any bugs. I don’t know if they sprayed, but that made us very happy!
We had all the Costco flowers delivered to Stoweflake and they accepted them on our behalf. Having the townhouse was the best since we needed the space to put our arrangements together.
Friday, the girls and I did our nails at “Salon Salon” down the street and the guys played on the Par 3 golf course. We had rehearsal at 3:30 and we practiced in the field and inside the atrium (the rain back up). Maria was our coordinator for the weekend. Right off the bat, she had the friendliest and most calming attitude, and we got along right away! She is truly an asset to Stoweflake!
We had our rehearsal dinner across the street from Stoweflake at one of our favorite restaurants in the area, Piecasso. George was great! He blocked off an entire room for about 30 of us and the food was amazing!
We had a welcome fire pit, Friday night from 7- until it burnt out, and we were SO glad we decided to do it. It was a great way for the majority of the guests to get together and mingle the night before the ceremony and reception. Stoweflake had set up the fire and a bar by the field near the pool and tennis courts. The bar was set up beautifully and the bartender was very friendly. We brought our own tiki torches, just to create a little more light.
Saturday, the girls and I went to the Stoweflake spa for our hair and makeup. Danielle and Julianna were very easy to work with. Danielle had two helpers that day, and they all did a great job. I typically don’t wear makeup all that often, but I LOVED mine that day. All of the girls’ hair looked amazing and they had finished everything by noon. We had lunch waiting for us in the Spa café, and I am happy to say I had two great meals on the day of my wedding.
Peter (from maintenance?) helped us put our arbor up; providing tools and other support. Will? helped deliver rocks from the river to the townhouse which would also help with holding down the arbor in the balloon field. It was nice having the extra help!
Unfortunately, the weather did not hold for our ceremony. It was a beautiful day up until 3 pm. And then, BLACK clouds came our way, and we didn’t decide to use the rain backup until after 4 (ceremony was scheduled for 430) I was so upset (sad bride) and I asked Maria if someone could at least bring our arbor from the field to the atrium and Scot B (the owner) was there right away with his pick up truck!
This might seem like an unbelievable story, but just before the ceremony, one of our guests LEANED on the fire alarm, causing an evacuation into the lobby. Our photographer came back to where my dad, mom and I were hiding to show me the pics of the firemen/firetrucks. I FREAKED OUT! Maria – thank you SO MUCH for keeping it together! I think this went on for about 30 minutes. Once everything settled, and everyone was sitting back in the atrium, we had a beautiful ceremony, and of course, the sun came out. The main reason as to why we wanted to share this story, was to express how impressed we were with how the entire staff at Stoweflake was able to handle extreme curve balls.
We had to take care of the photos during cocktail hour, so we hoped people enjoyed the apps and drinks! We had to extend the reception a little later because of the fire alarm, but with open bar for 5 hours, we kept the dance floor packed the entire wedding.
The courtyard is so full of color and made for so many great pics.
We loved the food. There were a few people who didn’t eat until later, which is unfortunate, but we didn’t hear one bad thing about the food. We ordered a prime rib and salmon and shared at our sweetheart table.
On Sunday, we ran into several people either relaxing at the pool or walking around and enjoying the grounds. We loved hearing stories of what everyone did Saturday before the wedding or their experiences overall. To our delight, we heard nothing but positive feedback. Many people told us that it was one of the best weddings that they could remember in a long time. The entire experience for us was all so memorable.
To tie it all together and sum it up, Steve and I are SOOOO glad that we went to Charlie B’s a year ago because there is NOWHERE else in Stowe that we would have wanted to get married. We had the time of our lives.
Maria can be reached at Conferenceplanning@stoweflake.com (she's super sweet and down to earth!)
Andrew · Married on 01/07/2017
There is no other place to stay that will give you the best accommodations in Stowe. This family owned business is absolutely terrific and is oriented toward customer service more than any other resort I have ever been. Melissa Nolet did a fantastic job with planning our wedding and was so focused on the attention to detail, it was absolutely a perfect day, really 3 perfect days. All of the staff, Kathryn, Diane, Susie, Jim, Mark and all of the staff at Charlie B's were absolutely wonderful. We couldn't have had a better place, a more perfect wedding, or activities planned than what we had with Melissa and company. Forgive any misspellings, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a wonderful wedding experience.Sent on 01/12/2017
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Merrill · Married on 08/20/2016
The Stoweflake was the perfect location for our wedding. We wanted a "walking venue" where our guests could arrive and attend the weekend events without driving at all. We got tons of comments from our guests that it was so nice to walk from the ceremony to the reception and home again that night. Having the majority of our guests stay at the Stoweflake also created such a festive atmosphere for the whole weekend too because we saw our family and friends around the whole property. Everyone was able to choose from a variety of room price points by staying in the hotel rooms or in the townhouses. There were also great handicap options as well. People used the par 3 golf course, the pool, and the spa. The Stoweflake's central location was also perfect for everyone who wanted to use the bike path and explore all of the amazing activities Stowe and the surrounding area offer. The Alchemist next door also was a huge plus for our craft beer fans. Melissa helped us put on numerous events. We did our rehearsal dinner at Winfield's, and then afterwards we had a welcome reception with a VW photobooth bus, campfire, and s'mores out by the pool. She also helped us plan a beautiful ceremony out in the balloon field, and also coordinated with our vendors to set up our reception in the courtyard. The gardens in the courtyard were stunning. We had about 230 guests and Melissa approached each one of our (many) requests with professionalism, a can-do attitude, and a smile. She helped coordinate our room block information, food and beverage choices, and also connected with our other vendors. Melissa, Kathryn, Susi and MANY other people at the Stoweflake were extremely accommodating and made us feel so welcome. On our wedding weekend, Melissa and Kathryn worked tirelessly to make sure everything was perfect, and it truly was. We could not have hoped for a better weekend and we are so thankful for the Stoweflake for making our wedding dreams come true!!Sent on 09/25/2016
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa's reply:
Stoweflake has the best staff in Stowe Vermont. One of the most beautiful resorts, the staff are professional, amenable, and care about your stay from inquiry to check out.