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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Hillary Laggis Ribaudo · Married on 08/24/2019
The most amazing wedding venue in the entire world!
Grafton innSent on 08/26/2019
There is truly too much to say in a review to adequately express my love and adoration for the Grafton Inn, so I will begin with this: if you do one thing throughout your wedding planning process, it should be to book the Grafton Inn as your venue. If you need one person on your wedding planning, coordinating, and execution team, it is Olivia from the Grafton Inn. Now for the details, I am from VT and I knew that even though we currently reside in Boston, I wanted to be married in VT. My fiancé and I looked at 10+ venues in VT and when we drove into Grafton and first laid eyes on the inexplicably magical town, the center of which is the Grafton Inn, we just knew. In fact, my fiancé and I were supposed to stay in Manchester that evening and he begged me to change our reservation so we could stay longer in Grafton. We really wanted a venue where everyone could come for the full weekend, park their car, and never have to leave, something the Grafton Inn could offer. As if the inn didn’t speak for itself, we met with Olivia who immediately made us feel at home. She spoke to us about our vision, our budget, our plans, and everything in between. She truly got to know us. We told her that we were having a 250 person wedding and that we were committed to staying within budget. She assured us that she could get creative to make that happen (a very different attitude than some of the other venues we visited where staff seemed to nickel and dime the entire process). The Grafton Inn specializes in weddings that are less than half the size of ours, yet Olivia convinced us that they could make our dreams come true and would host our event without issue. Boy, was she correct. The Grafton Inn puts on weddings every single weekend from spring through fall and even into the winter. If you asked me how many weddings we felt that they put on this year, we would tell you just one—ours. Olivia made us feel like such a priority over the year long planning process and she was even more incredible when the weekend came. My MOH had her on speed dial (sorry, Olivia) and she was with us every step of the way to ensure that everything went smoothly. In addition to Olivia, the rest of the team: Angela (Inn Keeper), Olivia #2 (a second wedding coordinator), Chef Cal (the amazing Chef who agreed to use beef from my family farm for the wedding meal), the waitstaff and front desk staff who worked tirelessly all weekend long to make sure our guests had the most amazing experience, were the most wonderful, professional, down the earth people in the world. Everyone prepares you for the “one thing that will go wrong” on your wedding day. I can tell you right now that no such thing happened for us. The Grafton Inn team executed everything to perfection and there is not one thing we would change. Our guests RAVED about the picturesque inn, the amazing staff, the ease of having everything within walking distance, and the magic of “taking over the entire town” for a weekend. My only regret is that we can’t go back and relive it again next weekend. However, I know we will spend many anniversaries at the Grafton Inn as it will always hold such a special place in our hearts. Thank you to the Grafton Inn, Olivia, and the rest of your team for everything you did for us. We are eternally grateful.
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