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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
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!
Kristin Kent · Married on 03/02/2019
Destination Winter Wonderland Wedding
Words cannot express how my now husband and I feel about the Grafton Inn. This Inn and the town are forever near and dear to our hearts. We choose the Grafton Inn for our Winter Wonderland destination wedding. Originally, we decided to look at Grafton as a possible venue location simply because they were dog friendly and we wished to have our 4 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in our wedding. But then we fell in love with this Inn the first moment we saw it.Sent on 03/08/2019
You CANNOT fully appreciate this venue without visiting it. One of my husband’s groomsmen said it best - he said “you guys rented a small town for your wedding”. At Grafton your guests can stay on site and enjoy a full wedding weekend. We choose to welcome our guests to our Winter Wonderland with a bon fire at Grafton Trails. In the morning our guests enjoyed eating breakfast together in the garden room. This setting allowed for everyone to socialize and get to know one another prior to the wedding festivities.
The take away from our family and friends was that our wedding at the Grafton Inn was “magical and one of a kind”. Many said they can’t wait to plan another trip to enjoy and explore more of the area. The staff at Grafton is top knotch. They are always friendly and smiling and eager to help you enjoy your day.
The food is delicious and expertly prepared. Often at weddings you can find that quality diminishes when the chef must cook in larger quantities. This was not the case for Chef Cal and his team. Everyone raved about the quality of the food and many asked where they could purchase the steaks.
Olivia the wedding coordinator is there for you every step of the way. I am a tad OCD about planning but she was always there to answer each silly question. My husband, myself and our parents are forever thankful that we choose Grafton for our wedding. We now have a special place to visit for family vacations. We can already see ourselves going back year after year and can’t wait to return with our future children who we hope will also grow to love this inn and this town as much as we now do.
Marianne Williams · Married on 02/23/2019
The Perfect Hyggae Winter Wedding Location
We just had our wedding at the Grafton Inn and it was gorgeous! The town is adorable, the Inn and barn are so quaint, and everyone on staff was a delight. Olivia, in particular, was very involved with all of the planning details and was such a key part of our day going smoothly and being stress-free. We are so glad we chose to have our winter wedding here.Sent on 02/26/2019
Janna Shippa · Married on 12/30/2018
Our wedding was a small, simple ceremony. From the moment we met with Olivia, she was attentive to every detail - and treated our wedding as if were the biggest event of the season at the Inn! We never once felt like our event was 'less than' another - she, and the rest of the staff, made us feel like our event was significant.Sent on 04/03/2019
Bryn P · Married on 11/17/2018
Our wedding weekend at The Grafton Inn was such a dream
Our wedding weekend at The Grafton Inn was such a dream! We couldn't be more pleased with the setting, venue, service and food! Olivia, Angela and the rest of the Grafton Inn team were a pleasure to work with and made our entire weekend seamless. Everyone was so knowledgeable, responsive, kind, patient, and welcoming. Bravo! We would recommend again and again!Sent on 01/09/2019
Marah Woodring · Married on 11/03/2018
November 3, 2018
We had an absolutely magical weekend celebrating our wedding at the Grafton Inn. From the moment we met Olivia and team everyone was eager to help craft the weekend the way we imagined and answer endless questions. Their level of professionalism is unmatched we received responses to any correspondce we had within 24 hours consistently throughout the process. The team will help guide you on alternatives if there is something they can’t do or don’t recommend, but they really work to make virtually anything happen. We were nervous about rain as it was in the forecast - and boy did it rain! But the team didn’t skip a beat and we hardly noticed. The town also experienced a power outage the night of our wedding but no one in attendance had any idea as the inn had generators and didn’t skip a beat. We can’t recommend the Grafton Inn and Olivia and the team enough, and our guests can’t stop raving about the weekend - in particular the food!Sent on 03/08/2019
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 InnSent on 10/03/2018
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.Sent on 10/09/2018
Mary · Married on 09/08/2018
The Grafton Inn - the location, their staff, and their service, is absolutely impeccable. If we had to do it all over again then we would do everything the same. Olivia and Angela are wonderful. They are so very helpful from the details to the pricing, to coming up with different ideas. They also will refer wonderful vendors. The location and amenities could not be better - it is a historic but very well kept Inn. There are traditional rooms and then houses that are linked to the Inn. We had a total of 138 people and 100 of those guests slept at the Inn with the remainder in Air B and B's in the area. They will even help you find those! The food is delicious as well. We utilized Grafton Trails to have a Welcome Dinner the night before and then got married in the Community Garden. But they help you get everything setup with the church if you need it for a rain back up. Let me say - if you are looking for a quaint wedding with impeccable service then look no further. Olivia, Angela, Steven, Kirk, and the rest of the staff are stellar and the location can't be beat.Sent on 09/12/2018
Meagan · Married on 08/18/2018
Quaint, customer-service-driven, full-service venue
We had an amazing wedding at The Grafton Inn! It’s clear that these folks — specifically Angela and Olivia — are not only pros but truly care about making this a special experience. They were accommodating from a budget perspective and helped us make the inn a realistic option for our wedding. It was still more than we really should have spent, but we very much appreciated their willingness to work with us. Their customer service is impeccable, and they made sure we were comfortable, up to speed and having a great time. Leading up to the wedding, Olivia was organized and made sure we had sorted out all the details. She is quite the expert! We appreciated her recommendations and willingness to work directly with vendors — she’s like your own wedding planner!Sent on 01/19/2019
The other big draws for us were the character of the inn (especially the pub) and the village (it’s like you take over the town for the weekend), the ability to spend extended time together, and the amazing food. The lamb was our favorite! The field area by the river is such a beautiful backdrop for a ceremony, and the courtyard is such a great spot for cocktails. We felt a little separate from our guests that dined in different rooms, but we loved all the different vibes of the rooms. The copper bar is so cool! They also set up the tables for us and took everything down and boxed it for us. The different houses and buildings are quaint, and the inn went above and beyond to make sure we had the welcome dinner we hoped for.
Olivia helped us get overflow lodging for guests, and everyone seemed pleased. Folks sometime had trouble reaching someone to make a reservation, but I think they received callbacks. The inn includes breakfast for guests, and that was delicious! We loved the cheese blocks in the rooms too. Olivia made sure all our gifts and cards were brought to our room, and we were able to make the lobby area a nice welcome for our guests, like an extension for our wedding.
Two thumbs up for The Grafton Inn!
Lauren · Married on 07/14/2018
We had our small wedding here at the Grafton Inn, and I felt like I was in a storybook, it was beautiful! The staff was very attentive and helped through each step of the planning. The food was amazing! I have only the best things to say about this Inn. If you have a small wedding and are looking for a venue with charm, class and good food-this is it!Sent on 08/26/2018
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Nathalie · Married on 06/30/2018
I cannot say enough good things about The Grafton Inn. The beautiful venue was simply perfect and I'll cherish memories of our weekend at Grafton FOREVER!!! We selected Grafton because it allowed us to bring together all of our friends and family to one location and maximize the celebration - we played kickball, went on a hike, swam at the pond, biked, rented canoes, etc. Everyone has been raving about the location for the past month. Walking down the hill to our site by the swimming hole is one of the best moments of my life :). The team at Grafton were also incredible - over the course of 18 months of planning, Olivia promptly responded to every single email. She allowed so many little changes along the way and did everything to make the day and weekend move so smoothly. The rest of the staff were incredible as well, making all of us feel so special. We had a big dinner at one of the houses on Thursday and they brought over a grill and 20 chairs (as just one example of them going above and beyond). Plus, the food (mac and cheese!!!) and the beautiful barn for dancing and it's pet friendly. You will not regret picking this incredible venue!!Sent on 08/11/2018
Kara · Married on 05/27/2018
The first thing I want to say is WOW! From the initial planning stages, to working with us throughout the year, to pulling off a fantastic day, Olivia and everyone at the Grafton Inn did an incredible job with our wedding. All through the process, we had so much trust in Olivia's planning abilities and her personal touches. She always responded to our requests and was very accommodating. We felt like the value that we got for the price that we paid to have our wedding in Grafton was superb. Our wedding was beautiful thanks mostly to the sprawling meadows, looming mountains and babbling brooks in Grafton. The Inn is also so nice and welcoming, as well as classy and comfortable. We had 75 people, and it was the perfect number for our reception in the Barn. I would certainly suggest anyone to have their wedding here - you won't be sorry! Also, on a side note, it helped a lot that Olivia had great relationships with reliable vendors, and she was great in coordinating with the vendors that we brought in, so I was never worried about anyone not showing up!Sent on 06/08/2018
Christopher · Married on 05/12/2018
Everyone at the Grafton Inn was extremely responsive and flexible. Whenever we had a question or concern throughout the planning process, we could always reach out to them and have everything answered. The food was fantastic and the venue is gorgeous.Sent on 06/02/2018
It ended up raining on our wedding day but they were able to quickly move all our decorations and guests into the backup ceremony site without any issues. Throughout the day, Olivia and everyone else at the Inn were attentive and available if we needed anything. Their ability to roll with anything that happens, setup/clean up of anything you need, attentiveness, and their general demeanor was all extraordinary. If we ever have another wedding, we will definitely be doing it here!
Maeve · Married on 02/10/2018
From start to finish The Grafton inn and its staff were amazing!Sent on 02/22/2018
The inn offers a fabulous Vermont charm that is radiant year round, but truly helped bring our winter wedding dreams come true. Cozy fire places at every turn and inviting antique decor help you feel relaxed and at home. This would not be a proper review with out mentioning the delicious cheese provided in each room, the Grafton trail passes, or the extraordinary bath tubs!
What is more, I cannot give enough praise to the staff. Attentive and responsive to every detail, they truly went above and beyond to make everything look amazing and go smoothly. They tackled all the projects we threw at them with grace and tact. They are simply the best. More than just the staff at the inn they became our friends.
Lastly I will leave you with this, we had guests traveling from all over the country to tiny little Grafton, VT. We have heard from many many guests that they were truly surprised and impressed by The Grafton Inn, and plan to return. The Grafton inn is a tiny marvel not to be missed!
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.Sent on 01/02/2018
Rob and Jeff~
Jocelyn · Married on 12/02/2017
Olivia and the entire staff were amazing!! Whenever we had a question it was answered very quickly and stresses were not an issue. The venue was spectacular offering so many different options for us. We were extremely blessed to have our wedding at the Grafton Inn! We will be back for every anniversary!Sent on 12/10/2017
Erin · Married on 11/04/2017
We loved spending our wedding weekend at the Grafton Inn, and all of our guests didn't hold back to tell us how much they too loved it. From the casual bonfire we held the night before, to the ease of getting around and just "running into" guests all over the village to the flexibility of the inn accommodating our dogs and reception band and making everything flow smoothly despite our complete lack of knowing the "backstage" aspects of a wedding (thank you, Olivia!), Grafton Inn fit the bill for an amazing for these two non-wedding, non-attention-seeking folks. It provided us the fun and relaxing weekend with friends, family, dancing, amazing food and a deliciously local tap that we were truly seeking, with a wedding on the side ;) We cannot recommend Grafton enough and think brides and grooms can really make it as big and showy or fun and easygoing an event as you'd like, and Olivia's there every step of the way to help with the vision.Sent on 11/12/2017
SiEun · Married on 10/28/2017
I strongly can say to choose The Grafton Inn in Vermont for our wedding was the best luck ever.Sent on 11/26/2017
The venue was really really gorgeous and their way of handling of wedding process was superb. Every single staff was absolutely professional and wicked kind. I was not familiar with whole wedding process as I'm from Korea, but they set up all perfectly. Without any single hesitation. I still think that was miracle. I'm so happy to hear every person who attended our wedding says our wedding was one of the best weddings they have ever been to.
This place has nice and beautiful New England style accommodations just cross the street of the reception area(whole things in the town), I recommend for the people who want to celebrate with loved ones in holiday vibe. The driving way to this place is also insanely beautiful, so your guests will already fall in love with this venue on the way.(That was how our couple also decided here at first sight!)
The accommodation is a little pricey, but the whole wedding cost was pretty reasonable despite the size of our small wedding. Anyways, I wrote down long as I wanted to say thank you a lot to the Grafton Inn!!! :)
Choose here couples! You won't regret!!!
Bri · Married on 10/18/2017
Wish we could relive this day over and over
We had a beyond exceptional experience with our wedding at the Grafton Inn. Olivia made planning our special day easier than we could've imagined. After we confirmed that we would be doing our wedding there, they gave us a free night stay at the Grafton where we could go meet Olivia, the chef and the service staff. We were given a list of appetizers, soups, salads and entrees and allowed to try several so we could pick what we wanted to serve for dinner. We were able to select 2 options and our guests were allowed to select between the 2. The food was excellent and this was one of our favorite parts of planning. Olivia was so great to work with. She was quick to respond and willing to do whatever we needed to make our day perfect. We were able to enjoy our day without having to worry about set up and take down. Everyone was very nice and welcoming. Our entire wedding party had an excellent time and we couldn't have asked for a more amazing weekend with our family and friends. We can't wait to go back and visit.Sent on 03/23/2019
Kayla · Married on 10/14/2017
Planning a wedding can be very stressful, but Olivia and the team at the Grafton Inn were extremely easy to communicate with and worked extremely hard all weekend so I didn't have to do much of anything! I chose the Inn for two reasons. First, I loved that my guests didn't have to drive, and we could have the ceremony, rehearsal, and sleep all within walking distance. The second reason was because of Olivia. I had sent an email inquiring about the Inn, and she scheduled a phone call the same day! She is the best communicator you could ask for, and responded to my countless emails in a timely manner. The food, drinks, and staff during the weekend were amazing, and my husband and I received so many wonderful comments from guests saying this was by far the best wedding they had gone to. Most of the rooms are huge, and some have jacuzzi tubs and large, comfortable beds. Some of the rooms are dog friendly as well! We had a warm fall wedding, and were glad the AC units were still in :) . After 11pm, we moved the party across the way to one of the houses that has a ping pong table and pool table, which was perfect! Most of the decorations and such for the wedding are provided by the venue, so all in all, this venue is amazing for the cost!Sent on 10/18/2017
Joseph · Married on 10/07/2017
We can't say enough about how great our experience was holding our wedding at the Grafton Inn. We rented out one of the houses on the property (White Gates...beautiful and huge) for the duration of the weekend and used it as our "home base," holding our welcome dinner there the evening before for our small party of 21. The Inn staged the house, cooked flatbread pizzas in a station set up on premises, and served up a great meal. The next day the outdoor ceremony by the swimming pond and subsequent reception in the main Inn were both perfect. We concluded the day with a bonfire down at the Outdoor Center. The Inn is an incredibly unique venue; we saw some other beautiful places in Vermont while planning our wedding but none other had the capacity and combination of facilities to pull this kind of thing off. The Grafton Inn did it easily, and with other weddings and events happening on site that weekend to boot.Sent on 10/29/2017
Olivia, Angela and the rest of the entire staff did a phenomenal job and could not have been more accommodating, or more professional. We will always come back through the years to visit. It's a wonderful place and their operations are top-notch.
Michael · Married on 09/30/2017
Choosing the Grafton Inn as our wedding venue was one of the best decisions we've ever made and I cannot recommend them enough. From the first email we sent, Olivia and Angela were extremely responsive and helpful. They made the entire planning process so unbelievable easy and took care of everything the day of. Having everything in one place seriously lightened the planning process and was 100% worth it. In addition, everyone else that works here is seriously awesome - our guests kept telling us how friendly and attentive they all are and it made for an amazing experience.Sent on 10/03/2017
As for the venue itself, it's absolutely gorgeous - there were so many places right in town or within walking distance to take pictures with barns, houses, bridges, ponds, woods, etc. in the background and it has that amazing New England small town feel. They also have a number of ceremony sites and places you can have your wedding, so you can really put your own special touch on it. We loved that all of our friends and family could just take over the town for the entire weekend - they parked their cars on Friday and didn't have to get in them again until Sunday. That allowed us to really spend time together outside of just the reception, which was great since we don't live in the same place as most of our guests. Speaking of guests, they were all raving about the Inn and the time they had there - they loved the community atmosphere of the weekend and I heard from many that it was the best wedding food they had ever had (it's soooooo good!). We were able to come up with a dinner menu that worked within our budget and they were extremely mindful of food allergies, even at the buffet breakfast (which is amazing).
Honestly, I could go on and on about how amazing this place is. I'm so glad we chose Grafton and I can't wait to go back for our anniversary!
Allison · Married on 09/23/2017
We could not have asked for a better venue, or a more helpful and kind staff then the Grafton Inn! Every person went out of their way to make our guests and ourselves feel comfortable and taken care of. Olivia and Angela made sure every detail was perfect and made the whole experience totally stress free. The kindness and family feel of the Grafton Inn was one of our favorite parts of our wedding weekend. Additionally the food, property, bonfire and barn were all perfect perfect!!Sent on 09/28/2017