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.
134 Reviews for The Grafton Inn
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Sierra R. · Married on 01/02/2021
The Perfect Elopement!!
When we got engaged last fall we knew we wanted to do a winter wedding and something small. I’m in graduate school and needed to get onto my partner's health insurance before next winter, so…we went for the elopement, just the two of us! I looked at tons of different elopement packages from all over Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine before finding The Grafton Inn, and I am so glad I found them.
Having Olivia's help throughout this process as our wedding planner and having the florist and photography handled as part of the elopement package really sold us and made Grafton our top choice. So many venues don’t provide vendors or recommendations for photography and flowers, or even a JOP in elopement packages, but were much more expensive! We would have had to coordinate that ourselves in addition to preparing, and I wanted something that would be less stressful on my end. Thankfully, we had Olivia and everyone in Grafton instead! Our photographer, Ali Pierre (Loveland Creative), was amazing and made taking our wedding photos so easy and fun. We wanted to do outdoor scenes for our photos, and Ali knew the perfect places to hit our inspiration photos. Our florist, Fast Pony Flowers, also provided the most amazing dried floral bouquet and boutonniere that nailed our aesthetic!
I cannot recommend Olivia and the rest of the staff at the Inn enough. Everyone was so accomodating especially with COVID-19; we had private dining for our dinners as we weren't too keen on indoor dining, and the MKT store in the village provided a delicious to-go option for lunch.
We are already talking about visiting again, simply because the scenery is so incredibly, beautiful and the people were wonderful. If you're looking for an easy elopement, The Grafton Inn is the best both with service and the value of the package!Sent on 01/05/2021
E W · Getting married on 05/02/2022
Outstanding all around
The entire experience through Grafton for our wedding was impeccably managed - Olivia and Olivia clearly laid out what was expected from us, met and emailed with us regularly to ensure things were on track, was always able to answer our questions, and was available up through the ceremony to ensure things went well. There were essentially no areas of stress - the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and all other activities we planned through the weekend (including a little orienteering adventure in the nearby Grafton trails for our guests) went off without a hitch. Highly recommended, and an amazing venue and staff all around.Sent on 03/25/2020
Jesse P. · Getting married on 10/08/2021
Wonderful Micro Wedding at White Gates
Food was amazing. Staff: Olivia the planner took great care of us and was there for everything we needed, Angela who officiated was super responsive to our requests with the ceremony, and Ali the photographer was super fun and took amazing photos. The florist nailed it- bouquet, greens, headdress were all perfect. The Inn was such a nice setting. Even though we were a micro wedding we saw our friends all over town and at breakfast. They made it feel like a big wedding. White Gates was charming and such a great venue for a small outdoor wedding.Sent on 08/25/2020
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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