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.
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:
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.
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:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jeff · Married on 12/09/2017
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.
Rob and Jeff~
Mariann · Married on 09/29/2018
My daughter and her husband, after an extensive search for the perfect venue for their fall wedding, picked the Grafton Inn in Grafton, VT. It had all of the elements that were important to them, a beautiful New England setting, a place where all wedding guests could stay and a barn. Olivia, the wedding planner, and Angela, the innkeeper, as well as the rest of the staff, could not have been more helpful and accommodating, and worked tirelessly to insure that all ran smoothly for the couple's special day. Every one of our guests found the Grafton Inn and the quaint town a wonderful place explore with its many and varied activities. The food was really pretty outstanding and catered to all of our guests' dietary needs, as well. If you are planning a wedding in a quintessential Vermont town I highly recommend the Grafton Inn
Joanna · Married on 09/22/2018
My husband and I got married this past September and we can't say enough good things about the Grafton Inn. We truly had the most perfect wedding weekend. Olivia and Angela made the planning process so easy for us - they were very organized and helped us with everything from finding local vendors to getting our marriage license. They were also so professional and responsive to any question we had - no matter how big or small. The Grafton Inn itself is such a special place, which we realized the first time we stayed there. It is a quaint, historic inn that has so much character. Our guests were blown away buy the unique rooms and the amazing historic houses that they got to stay in for the weekend. We also can't say enough positive things about the food and the service. The breakfast at the Grafton Inn is truly an experience on its own. Getting married at the Grafton Inn surpassed all of our expectations and we can't say enough great things about the whole experience.
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The Grafton Inn offers the quintessential Vermont Inn Experience! It's location, architecture, menue, and most of all - it's superlative staff and management all combine to form the perfect venue for your get-away, stay & play Vermont wedding.
The Grafton Inn is a favorite choice among many of my clients. It is the perfect location for a luxury destination wedding. Reflections I quite often hear from their guests are that everything about their experience from the moment of conception to the day of departure is of the utmost excellence. With five star restaurants, and stellar customer service. Many couples choose the Grafton Inn, as it offers an intimate family experience, and can accommodate their out of town guests in a unique community setting. With its on site housing tucked along the quaint streets of Grafton, everyone is close, lending itself to a charming experience for the wedding party and their families.
The staff are very professional. The venue is beautiful. They will make sure you have the best day of your life. DJ Photo Booths highly recommends The Grafton Inn. www.facebook.com/djphotobooths