The Grafton Inn is a full-service wedding venue and the focal point of historic Grafton, Vermont. Known for its timeless village setting and beautiful surrounding mountains, Grafton is a top choice for couples dreaming of a naturally romantic, authentically Vermont wedding day.
Facilities and Capacity
From the classic White Church to a community garden or swimming pond, The Grafton Inn offers multiple indoor and outdoor ceremony settings for every season and aesthetic. The Phelps Barn, a carriage-house-turned-pub, is the go-to site for receptions, complete with bistro string lights, a dance floor, two bars, and a loft for a unique view of the celebrations.
The Grafton Inn features 45 individually-decorated rooms in a combination of suites and guests houses, blending its historic atmosphere with modern amenities. During the wedding weekend, guests can indulge in inclusive amenities like morning coffee service, seasonal activities at the outdoor center, use of the fitness center, and daily afternoon refreshments in our main lobby.
Craving a wedding dinner that puts an emphasis on seasonal, farm-to-table ingredients? The Grafton Inn offers the convenience of in-house catering with options for buffet-style, stationed, or plated dinners. The talented team of chefs are happy to create a menu that compliments each couples taste, and gladly caters to dietary restrictions, providing vegan, no pork, organic, and vegetarian options. Bar service is also done in-house and can include a champagne toast, open bar, house beers and wine, signature drinks, and bartending service. Food and beverage items such as linens, barware, china, glassware and flatware are provided.
From the initial venue tour to the final touches on the big day, The Grafton Inn’s wedding team is there to assist couples every step of the way with planning, coordination, and beyond. In addition to weddings, the Inn’s multiple event spaces make it tailor-made for hosting rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, elopements, and engagement parties.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Carrie Brown · Married on 05/18/2019
I can't even describe how incredible this venue is... First of all, EVERY SINGLE GUEST cannot stop complimenting our wedding. We had tons of people write "best wedding we've ever been to" in our guest book. We were looking for a small / mid-sized wedding (~80 people), where guests could make a weekend excursion out of the trip (if they wanted to), and they could simply show up, park, and not have to 'travel' anywhere between rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and their guest rooms. If you have a wedding at The Grafton Inn, you basically take over downtown Grafton for your wedding weekend (the Inn is part of a historical society that owns much of the downtown properties) - guests stay both at the Grafton Inn, and in small historic houses all down the street. Everyone is in walking distance of each other. We did a 'Welcome Bonfire' Friday night with smores by the lake with beer and wine served under string lights, an outdoor ceremony on Saturday, and a "Farewell Breakfast" (which is already included for any guests staying at the inn) on Sunday to wrap up the weekend. THE FOOD... oh my gosh. I've never heard so many sincere compliments from guests in my life. Everyone raved, especially about the appetizers, the lobster, the desserts, and the late night designer pizza we opted to include. My husband and I sincerely had the weekend of our lives, and we didn't have to stress a single moment of it due to the staff at Grafton. We could sincerely just enjoy and celebrate with our closest friends and family. ****MOST important part of our experience with Grafton, was our partnership with Olivia and Angela. Olivia was our wedding coordinator at Grafton and she sincerely acted like a wedding planner for me. Any questions I had, recommendations, she helped with everything and was extremely responsive. The entire staff was so nice during our wedding weekend... we even had guests compliment the staff itself. Do yourself a favor, go visit the property, and you'll immediately be able to picture how the wedding of your dreams can come together.Sent on 06/27/2019
Lawrence Kluttz · Married on 06/22/2019
Our Perfect Wedding
We had an absolutely wonderful wedding weekend at the Grafton Inn. Though we had a smaller ceremony — and only four months to plan from a thousand miles away! — Olivia and her team listened carefully to what we wanted and created our dream celebration. From the welcome party at the Phelps Barn to the ceremony by the river to the beautiful reception, the whole experience was perfect! The Inn itself is so special, and the village of Grafton is one of the most magical places on earth. We also want to give a shout-out to our vendors — Isaac Wasuck Photography, Fast Pony Flowers, and Michelle Tomlinson for hair and makeup — all of whom were recommended by Olivia and were similarly awesome. We are so very grateful for our entire wedding weekend and for all that Olivia and her team did to make it happen. We can’t recommend the Grafton Inn highly enough!Sent on 07/24/2019
Genna M · Married on 06/15/2019
We are beyond thrilled
There are no words for how amazed, pleased, happy, and thrilled we are after our wedding at the Grafton Inn. As the Inn will tell you, we "challenged" them to go beyond their (wonderful) usual offerings and help us customize our wedding. The entire team surpassed our expectations by elevating the menu, cocktail hour, rehearsal dinner, ceremony site, personal touches, and everything else beyond our wildest dreams.Sent on 06/29/2019
Olivia and the team worked with us on every request to make it feel like our wedding was the only wedding of the year at the Inn. Working with Chef Cal, we customized our dinner menu and cocktail hour to highlight Vermont's seasonal offerings and what we love most about the state. Chef Cal and co also allowed us customize our breakfast offerings to offer our guests something lighter in addition to the usual country buffet. With Angela and team, we did something the Inn hadn't done before: a rehearsal dinner on beautiful farmhouse tables in the Community Garden. The entire staff--from the management to the servers--performed impeccably. It felt like the whole town was there to make our wedding dreams come true.
Our guests loved that it felt like they had the town to themselves and the surroundings cannot be beat. We are still getting rave reviews and are already talking about renewing our vows at the inn. "Wedding of the century" has been batted around (not by us!). We couldn't be happier!
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
The Grafton Inn will waive the facility fee ($3,000) completely for any wedding in April 2019 or 2020.
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