We could not be happier that we chose the Lilac Inn to host our wedding. We booked the whole inn for a long weekend, and we hosted not only our wedding ceremony and reception, but also our rehearsal dinner and multiple casual meals and lawn par...
ties on the property. Shelly, Betsy, and the rest of the team were so committed to helping us realize our vision of a full weekend of events and fall fun with our family and friends. The Lilac Inn could go from a casual venue for a bonfire with friends to a decked out, beautiful and classy venue for a formal wedding within hours. The gardens were absolutely gorgeous for our ceremony, and the food was delicious and felt homemade, even for 150 people. The bridal suite was a dream, and our dog could enjoy it with us! We were able to make decisions about the most minute of details, and Shelly was so flexible both about finding the food, drinks, and decor that we wanted and allowing us to bring in our own food, drinks, and decor when that made more sense for us. We really felt like it was our inn for the weekend, and many of our guests said the same thing! The inn itself is in a great location, a quarter-mile from downtown Brandon with all its small-town Vermont charm and additional lodging, and it is full of charm and unique details. Shelly was also super transparent about all costs at every step of the way, even at the last minute, when we needed to rent a heater to counter the cold front that came through on the day of our wedding.
As a small inn with a small staff, the wedding planning process was not as streamlined and structured as it might have been if we chose a bigger and more corporate venue. Additionally, our wedding day schedule was looser than many other weddings we have attended, as a small staff was attending to and feeding 150 people, and everyone is doing multiple jobs at all times. This worked for us, because we wanted the flexibility and the non-corporate vibes, but it might not be for everyone.
We really can't say enough about how perfect the Lilan Inn was for us, and how kind and committed Shelly, Betsy, and the whole team are. We will be going back to relive our perfect weekend for a long time to come!