There are so many beautiful venues in Vermont and New York for your romantic elopement from rustic barns, magical venues and charming B&B's to opulent mansions. Below are a list of a few of my favorite venues, where I have photographed weddings and/or elopements and a description of what each one offers. All of these venues are also available for large weddings, but since this page is about your elopement I have focused on their elopement packages.
For your elopement at Boorn Brook Farm, you will enjoy a ceremony on the hill, by the pond or in the walled garden and one's night's accommodation in the beautifully appointed barn, up to two hours of professional wedding photography, officiant, bridal bouquet and boutoniere and Vermont gift basket. Extended elopement photo sessions are also available as there are so many beautiful locations on the property to take advantage of.
The setting is like visiting an English Country Garden with a kitchen garden, perennial borders, split rail fences and picturesque views across the hills. Although lodging is not included, The Barnard Inn offers full service catering by Chef Will Dodson and a truly magical and romantic setting.
The Alerin Barn, a grand timber frame, sits upon the banks of "Horned Pout Pond". Their signature specialty is their "destination wedding weekend", with guests enjoying their onsite luxury lodging, paired with top notch vendors for rehearsal dinner, wedding day events and a send off Sunday brunch.
Inside the inn, couples will find a fresh, relaxing atmosphere and updated décor that highlights the classic architecture. Another perk of The Blue Horse Inn is its location in the heart of Woodstock Village. Walk to Billings Farm or The Covered Bridge for a romantic couples photo session, have an intimate dinner at The Prince and the Pauper or get in the car and visit some of the local micro-breweries and working Vermont farms.
Although The Woodstock Inn is world famous as a wedding destination resort, it is still avaialbe for small weddings and elopements. Elopement ceremonies on the front lawn or back garden are very polar and if the weather is not accommodating the garden room makes a lovely setting. As with all Woodstock, Vermont wedding venues the opportunities for your wedding photography are endless, from the Middle Bridge and The Ottaquechee River to Billings Farm.
Having photographed several elopements at Twin Farms, it is one of my most recommended Vermont wedding and elopement venues. A ceremony by the lake, on the top of the hill or inside the elegantly appointed great room, a stroll down the tree line lane and a private dinner in the wine cellar. The locations for your elopement photography are endless!
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, Manchester, VT
Although Hildene is one of the premier wedding destination venues in Vermont, you can book your elopement there as well and have a small gathering on the beautifully ladnscaped grounds and an intimate dinner on the grand terrace overlooking the formal gardens.