“Do IT YOURSELF” VERMONT COUNTRY WEDDINGS

THE BATTENKILL VALLEY MANSION is a tremendously popular DIY venue for weddings up to 100 guests. It's located on a private 5 acre, pine lined property on River Road, just 1/2 a mile from the Wilburton Inn in the heart of Manchester, Village Vermont.

The mansion features 15 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and 22 beds. It sleeps a max capacity, adults and children, of 34 guests. In the summer we have a 4-night lodging minimum which costs $1850/night on weekends and $1500/night midweek.

The rest of the year, there is only a 2 night lodging minimum except on holidays. In the off season of Nov-Christmas, and April and May till Memorial Day, lodging is discounted to $1500/night. There is always an additional $350 linens, $600 housekeeping and 10% tax added to the end of every stay no matter how long the length.

Dogs are permitted for $125/per dog for length of stay. All dogs must be crated when left alone in the mansion.

Battenkill Valley Mansion Wedding Facility Fees:
$1000 for events under 50 guests
$1500 for events under 75 guests
$2500 for events with no more than 100 guests.

The facility fee for events with less than 50 guests includes up to 50 white folding chairs, 6' rectangular folding tables, and stemware, flatware, and place settings for 50.
Events with more than 50 guests require renting a tent plus all the chairs, tables, flatware, stemware, lighting and optional heating or AC that goes inside the tent. 
Events with more than 75 guests requires also renting a porto-potty.  Our inn staff can help you set up, run, and break down your event with the charge of $35/hour. Bartenders are $50/hour.

You may serve and buy your own alcohol for your DIY weddings.
You may decorate the mansion and grounds to reflect your taste, but please return it back as you found it before you leave, or you’ll forfit your $1500 security deposit.
There is a bonfire area at the house.
There are 2 BBQ grills.
No outdoor music is permitted in Manchester after 11pm.
Fireworks and sky lanterns are forbidden with a $10,000 penalty should they be set off.

Our chef and farm can provide Vermont, organic catering in any style. Click here for menus. If you use an outside restaurant or vendor who uses the Battenkill Valley Mansion kitchen to prep (as opposed to bringing their own catering truck) then we charge a 10% surcharge on top of the catering costs.

For photos of every Battenkill Valley bedroom and floor plans, please, click here.

This Battenkill Valley Mansion typically books up a year in advance during the summer months, so please call ahead. Feel free to reach Melissa at 917-680-6739 or Michele at 802-362-2500,

THE TACONIC MANSION is a stunning historic mansion located on a grand avenue in the heart of Manchester Village, an easy walk to the Equinox Hotel as well as Equinox Pond. This mansion has a separate two story carriage house with a elegant wooden bar and upstairs party space and brand new 1000' space for catered dining events. The 1000' veranda on the mansion is also a stunning place for a wedding ceremony and reception.

This is a decorator showcase mansion with a very distinguished history. Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, was the first person to live in the home in the summers of 1901-1903. There are 11 bedrooms in the mansion and 2 bedrooms in the Carriage House and 9 bathrooms. There are elegant formal dining rooms, living rooms, and sun rooms for dining and entertaining.

The mansion lodging is $2500/night, the Carriage House is $500/night and the celebration facility fee for events under 40 guests is $2500.  We do not allow tents or pets on this property. There is an additional $350 linens, $600 housekeeping and 10% tax.

The Vermont Country Store shot their winter catalogue here. The Real Housewives of NJ and NYC tried to rent this mansion for their winter ski trips. We are very selective with our guests in this mansion.

Both of these homes offer fire pits. For more information call Melissa Levis, 917 680 6739.