Destined for romance: A Southern Vermont wedding rings true

SOVAL-13.adver.weddings.RAwedding_3Before the peal of the bells, there’s planning…

Given the charm of our historic villages, the warmth and coziness of our country inns, and the breathtaking beauty of our area generally, couples travel from all over the world to celebrate their nuptials in Southern Vermont. The gentle, rolling hills of the Green Mountains; fields carpeted in wildflowers; babbling brooks; rustic old barns and covered bridges; and, of course, our signature fall foliage, make Vermont a place that naturally inspires romance. It’s no wonder that Vermont is one of the most popular spots for destination weddings.

Southern Vermont has something for everyone, whether you’d prefer an intimate ceremony on a quiet mountaintop or a quaint country inn, or a lavish affair at a private estate or in a grand ballroom. A long weekend celebration in the spring, summer, or fall might include golfing, fly fishing, hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, biking, antiquing, or outlet shopping.

A relaxing spa day offers a welcome respite from the flurry of wedding activities. Here, an expert facial or stress-relieving massage will do wonders for your “bridal glow.” Or, if you or your guests are feeling adventurous, a day at Bromley Mountain Thrill Zone (near Manchester), which includes Bromley’s Sun Mountain Flyer, New England’s longest ZipRider, might be right up your alley.

SOVAL-13.adver.weddings.JW_DSC8245Snowy Vermont winters bring the fun of downhill skiing at Bromley, Killington, Mount Snow, Okemo, and Stratton. Other popular winter sport activities include snowmobile tours, cross-country skiing, and showshoeing at Green Mountain State Forest. For the more leisurely, a romantic, horse-drawn sleigh ride beckons. Whatever activities you choose, be sure to end the day with a cozy fire and hot beverage at one of our many historic inns.

While Southern Vermont is full of rustic charm and outdoor activities, it is also steeped in history and is rich in culture and the arts. You and your guests have a wealth of cultural options from which to choose, including walking tours of historic sites, theaters that feature local talent and celebrity visiting actors, art galleries, museums, artist studios, and concerts ranging from classical to jazz to pop.

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