6 total reviews
The Hermitage Inn was a beautiful location for a wedding! The staff were very attentive and were always available to help us throughout the process! Everything was wonderful and we received so many compliments from our guests. We will always return to the Hermitage for many years to come to remember our special day!!
My wife and I were married November 29 2009 at the Hermitage Inn in West Dover Vermont. We came upon this inn when we were researching different locations through out Vermont, the website made the inn look very inviting and classically beautiful so we added it to our short list of locations to visit. Being in the industry my wife and I had very high expectations and requirements, we visited places in Warren, Stowe, Bolton, Montpelier, and Burlington before we ventured south. All of the places we visited we thought were beautiful and had a great deal to offer any couple. We proceeded to head south to the Hermitage, the last place on our list. Leading up to that day I had told my wife that I really did not want to go, it was too far south and we probably would not even choose the venue. Fortunately for me my wife was not going to cancel our appointment, out of principle. And I am so happy that she made me go!
As soon as we arrived I was taken by the property, the covered bridge as you enter is spectacular. The rooms are amazing!! Fireplace, beautiful beds, large tvs (for all the men out there) game room, and a phenomenal staff, and flawless restaurant. We were in love. We immediately booked our wedding, and put down the deposit, all in one visit!
As the big day approached the inn keeper and event planner were amazing, making my job so easy all I had to do is show up ready to go. The staff made us feel so welcomed it was amazing. The chef then created a menu for our party that was spectacular. The wedding was so beautiful that I told my wife that we should cancel our honeymoon and just stay at the inn for two weeks! Our experience was so amazing that every year for our anniversary we go back to the Hermitage for a weekend get away, and we are always greeted by the inn keeper with a card wishing us a happy anniversary. Any one who decides to begin there new life with there spouse at the Hermitage will just as happy and starting out in the perfect way!
I can't possibly speak highly enough of the Hermitage Inn. They were so integral to making my wedding day as wonderful as it was. Here are my top thoughts:
1. The site itself is picturesque. The rooms at the inn or beautifully decorated and so comfortable.
2. I hadn't thought about this beforehand, but on my wedding day it struck me how perfect the layout of the Main Inn was for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. People could get together to talk, etc outside on the terrace or in the bar area. It was also nice having a real bar for serving my guests.
2. The dining was so beautifully decorated that I really only needed to provide some simple centerpieces for the tables to make it complete.
3. Service! Working with their wedding coordinator was an absolute pleasure. She took care of everything. And on the day of the wedding it all went so smoothly - I didn't have to worry about a thing. The inn keeper and staff for so extremely accommodating to me and my guests. If I asked for something they'd do everything in their power to get it for me.
4. Food! Yum, Yum, Yum. Guests commented on how good the food was. I was also able to provide a selection of 4 dishes at no additional cost. The food looked and tasted delicious.
It was an all round wonderful experience and I look forward to spend many anniversary nights up at the Inn. My guests were thrilled with the weekend and had nothing but compliments to pay for the setting, the food, and their overall experience.
Everything about the Hermitage Inn was perfect. They are helpful, friendly, detail oriented, flexible, hard working, know what they're doing, and have high standards. I had a hard time believing how well everything was coordinated and executed. (For reference we had a weekend wedding: 86 at the rehearsal dinner on Friday, 116 at the wedding on Saturday, and 110 at a brunch on Sunday, all at the Hermitage Inn.)
The minute I saw the Hermitage Inn on the Knot I knew it was the place we were going to get married. I was looking for a short destination from NYC, but nothing too far. I had a vision of an inn, cozy, elegant, with rustic grounds but not dated. I had been searching for months. The very next day I called the events coordinator at the Hermitage to get more information. She was informative and patient and I actually felt like I had a connection with the person at the other end of the line. One month later we drove to VT to visit. As soon as you drive across the covered bridge onto the property you feel like you are someplace extraordinary. The property is nothing short of stunning from the grounds to the rooms to the tavern and the dining area. The entire property was recently redone with no expense spared. The walls of the main house are filled with the artwork of the famous Michel Delacroix. The room’s are pure luxury, each with fireplaces and spectacular views. It was a relief after months of looking. My instinct was dead on. It was my perfect fit!!
We wanted to share our wedding weekend with family and friends and The Hermitage served as the perfect storybook location. Our Wedding was on the last weekend in July of 2010. On Friday we held an outdoor bbq on the patio of the Hermitage inn for our rehearsal dinner. It was laid back but in an elegant sort of way and I just remember seeing everyone just really enjoying themselves. I can tell they just did not anticipate feeling like they actually got away as opposed to just having to go to “another wedding”. When dinner was over we just hung out drinking wine by the bon fire. The next day - our wedding day, I was of course a little busier than most of the folks, but was glad to know they had much of the property to enjoy. I looked out the window of my room to see a large group sitting around the pond on the property drinking lemonade. My husband’s dream for our wedding day was to catch a trout. And he did. Lucky for him the pond was stocked. Did I mention the activity center has all new equipment for guests to use no matter the season? From fly-fishing equipment to snow shoes. The gym has an amazing sauna with flat screen tv and a large window overlooking the stream. Our day was beautiful and I cannot express how amazing the staff was. From Stephen the innkeeper, to Lisa, Courtney, Laura, Rachel, and the rest of the crew, we felt like family by the end of the weekend. They were very accommodating with the planning and NO was never a response I received. I was completely relaxed up to the moment before I walked down the aisle. Remember I am from NY and for those who know me - that is a feat. The staff was there as I walked out and I remember looking back with a wave and seeing all their smiles. We had an outdoor ceremony on their grounds followed by a cocktail hour and then dinner. The food is AMAZING. Oh and the Wine selection - Ridiculous! It has consistently been that way – I have had many dinners there. I can't believe I have yet to mention that. So many amazing things to say about this place, but you really can't experience it until you go for a visit. Just go and tell them Jessica sent you ;). Since our wedding many of my friends who stayed at the property have come back. I am going for a visit in a couple of weeks and just can't wait!!!!
After much searching we decided that there was no venue that could compare to that of the Hermitage Inn in all of southern Vermont. We got married on May 9th which for Vermont could mean snow, mud or green grass. Fortunatly for us it meant green grass and the Hermitage did a great job with their spring clean up to get everything ready for our off season wedding. The entire Inn has been recently renovated and it shows! From a beautiful bar just perfect for cocktail hour to an amazing fireplace that sets the mood in the main dinning area. New flooring, chairs, place settings and menues. The guests rooms were also breathtaking, each with its own Vermont charm they were perfect for photographing the girls as we got ready. Though I was not present for cocktail hour, everyone said it was wonderful, we had live music in the bar area and were able to choose from a long list of apps. I was able to choose linen colors, candle colors and how I wanted the tables set up in the main dining area. After the reception we headed to the hot tub to relax with friends late night! I was really happy with the Hermitage, they had just finished their covered bridge which creates an awesome entrance to the Inn and makes directions easy. I also attended an outdoor wedding last summer there and thought that they did a very nice job creating an outdoor ceremony site. Oh and the food was great too!
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At The Hermitage Inn your wedding reception is a carefully crafted experience. You will find the Inn’s fine service and attention to detail throughout, from the gardens, the elegant interiors, to the creative menus and presentation. We are here to say “yes” to your needs.
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Site Fee, Tented Area, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 200
- Style: Inn/B&B, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012