Book Your Wedding with The Mountain Top Inn and Resort
A BARN IN CHITTENDEN, VT
The Mountain Top Inn and Resort is a lovely destination for hosting a gorgeous central Vermont wedding. Located in scenic Chittenden, Vermont, The Mountain Top Inn and Resort includes 350 acres of idyllic landscapes, including a beach and rolling meadows. The Mountain Top Inn and Resort is suited to hosting beautiful weddings any time of the year and offers amenities to embrace each season in style.
The Barn. A dreamy location for hosting a rustic, yet elegant wedding reception, the Barn at the Mountain Top Inn and Resort is the top pick for celebrating special days of any style. Including exposed beams and duct work, pine flooring and expansive windows along most walls, the Barn has both a main floor for dinner and dancing and a loft that's ideal for celebrating a ceremony beforehand.
Marquee Tent. Available from May through October, the Marquee Tent is a lovely place to celebrate a wedding reception outdoors with the comfort of being indoors. Featuring draped fabrics, parquet floors and detachable walls, the Marquee Tent is the ideal spot to celebrate with up to 250 guests.
Lakefront Beach Pavilion at The Mountain Top Inn and Resort is the ideal setting to celebrate a wedding reception after a ceremony on the beach. Located just steps from the shore, this pavilion features Adirondack decor, a fire pit and gorgeous views and can accommodate up to 80 guests. The Lakefront Beach Pavilion is available from May through October.
In addition to its stunning reception spots, The Mountain Top Inn and Resort has multiple outdoor locations for exchanging vows that couples are sure to love. From the beach to exquisite knolls and other locations available for elopements and intimate wedding ceremonies, couples are sure to find the best place to say "I do."
What You Should Know
Couples who plan their weddings at The Mountain Top Inn and Resort work with an in-house wedding coordinator to help plan and pull together all of the details for the special day. Wedding coordinators help to develop a timeline, schedule and reserve venues for the wedding and related events and work to create a menu for the wedding reception.
The Mountain Top Inn and Resort offers catering services for weddings and the staff works individually with couples to develop customized menus for each wedding. Choose from delightful starters, like stuffed mushrooms and an antipasto display, then choose from favorites like top sirloin or portobello Wellington as a main dish, accompanied by scrumptious sides and finished with a delightful cake service, suited to taste. Guests are sure to be delighted by the gourmet fare offered at The Mountain Top Inn and Resort.
The Mountain Top Inn and Resort offers many services and activities in addition to its wedding venues and related services. With plenty for the wedding party and guests to do before the wedding day, everyone is sure to love their stay at The Mountain Top Inn and Resort. On-site activities include:
- Horseback riding
- Cross-country skiing
- Spa services
From the Vendor
Breathtaking Natural Beauty for Your Special Day.
Set amidst the Green Mountains of Vermont, overlooking a sparkling lake; here you will find the rustic elegance of a classic mountain lodge, surrounded by nature. Your wedding will have the perfect magical backdrop regardless of the season. A memorable Vermont destination wedding, your special day!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Barn, Waterfront, Hotel, Tented
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
My husband and I can't say enough about the amazing experience we had at the Mountain Top Inn for our wedding on July 18, 2016. Mountain Top had always been my dream wedding venue and our entire celebration exceeded every expectation we had. Every member of the staff was amazing and went out of their way to make sure our day was perfect. From the intimate rehearsal dinner we hosted at one of the cottages, to the nail, hair, and makeup services we had at the MTI Spa, each aspect of our wedding was a dream. The food was incredible and many of our guests commented on how impressed they were with the food and accommodations. Most importantly, our wedding coordinator, Caitlin, was a rock star! She made sure every detail was taken care of and not only ensured that our wedding planning process was stress free, but also that it was fun. This was such a gift as we were planning our wedding from out of state. Bottom line, we could not be happier with our Mountain Top wedding experience. It is a day we will treasure for the rest of our lives and we are so grateful for all MTI did to make it perfect!
I cannot say enough about how beautiful our MTI wedding weekend was. Every last detail was executed flawlessly, thanks in large part to their extremely professional staff. Would recommend this venue to anyone looking for an affordable but extremely special wedding in Vermont.
Solstice WeddingReviewed on 1/07/2016 Sarah W
I can not say enough amazing things about the Mountain Top Inn. We had a weekend of wedding festivities for a small wedding and everything was perfect at every step of the way. The staff at the inn are professional and friendly. When you have a wedding here you have a wedding coordinator included, who helps you plan along the way and is there on your rehearsal and wedding day to run everything smoothly. I would not have hired a coordinator if I had a wedding elsewhere, but boy am I thankful that Chelsea was there for us. She was so reassuring, calm, and organized. The inn has large homes in addition to the beautiful main inn building. They have an amazing bard with beautiful mountain views. We had a welcome party and rehearsal dinner catered in one of the large homes we had some family staying in (the mountain aire lodge). They were both great! It was such an amazing venue, it felt like having it at home, but you didn't have to cook or clean up ;) the food was awesome. We had popcorn with a toppings bar, nachos, sliders, truffle fries and then for the rehearsal, an amazing pasta bar. Seriously delicious, fresh, and the staff presented everything beautifully and kept everything stocked up. Our wedding itself was outstanding. Chelsea kept everything moving smoothly, the barn looked absolutely gorgeous, and the food and drinks were wonderful. We had a small wedding (about 60) and I was worried it would seem too big. They worked their magic and it seemed like it was meant to host our size wedding. After months of prepping all my things like table signs, escort cards, menus, photo booth and other details, it can be nerve wracking to hand it over for someone else to set up, but honestly they did such a fantastic job. Everything looked straight out of pinterest!!! The space is so versatile, you could have a rustic casual wedding or a black tie affair and they would both seem appropriate. There is also a spa onsite, and so many activities at the nordic center. The lake, ski trails, horseback riding make it a great place to have guests enjoy Vermont life. One of my relatives even got engaged on a sleigh ride during the weekend. Our whole wedding was so magical and full of love, and I attribute so much of it to the choice we made when we walked up to MTI a year and a half ago. Our jaws dropped when we saw this beautiful inn overlooking the Chittenden reservoir for the first time and we thought, there's no way a teacher and a grad student can afford this beautiful venue. But they are so willing to work with you, and the service is so amazing, it is worth it a hundred times over. We easily could have spent the same amount on a back yard wedding! This comes with setup, takedown, a wedding coordinator, an amazing tasting, full waitstaff, tables and chairs, and they provide all the catering from a huge and wonderful menu, bar service, and even the option of hair and makeup through the spa. You just can't beat it. One example of the service at MTI: my grandmother in law went to lunch at the restaurant (also great!) and was sitting near a door/window and was cold. A server brought over a small space heater to put under her table. The caring, professional, and friendly nature of everyone at MTI is what sets it apart. Don't be surprised if you see us back at MTI for holidays and reunions in the many years to come! :)
The Mountain Top Inn and Resort was the most perfect venue for my wedding. It was the perfect amount of rustic and elegance which is exactly what my husband and I were looking for. We had our rehearsal dinner/welcome party at the Beach Pavilion. It was a beautiful night for the rehearsal dinner and MTI even provided a campfire where our guests could make s'mores at the end of the night. During the day of our wedding, there were many activities for guests to partake in (such as horseback riding, pontoon boating, kayaking, canoeing, clay shooting, etc.). We had our ceremony at the knoll which was BEAUTIFUL. The mountain views were specular from all angles. We then had our reception in the barn. The barn was newly built and had a good amount of space for the number of guests we invited. The MTI staff were very helpful and supportive. They were always checking in and making sure everything was running smoothly. We highly recommend MTI for a wedding venue!!!!
Not that this place needs another great review, but they are absolutely going to get one! If you don't want to worry about a thing on your wedding day, make this your venue. The Mountain Top Inn created the most perfect day for us. They have a lot of experience in managing weddings and it shows! Our guests raved about the food and said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. I don't have anything negative to say about this place. Their coordinators do a great job. We had Cassie and she handled everything perfectly for us! The views and landscape are incredible and make for a perfect backdrop in pictures! Highly recommend using this venue.
We had an incredibly positive experience with MTI, and all of our guests did as well. We can't imagine a more perfect day. MTI is so accustomed to doing weddings that the staff account for every tiny little detail and are very receptive to the ideas that the bride and groom bring in. We had three different coordinators over 15 months because of 2 coordinators leaving, which was frustrating from the perspective of continuity, but MTI was gracious about making sure everything was taken care of. Our final coordinator was Cassie and she was wonderful - very detail oriented, understanding, timely, and kind. Cassie answered all of our questions and was incredibly helpful (and patient!) with us and our families the whole weekend. We did a welcome party at the beach the night before - it was really great and with the separate spaces, you don't feel if there's another wedding going on. The wedding day went so smoothly; MTI helped with shuttling us around and attending to all the tiny details on our schedule and for our decorations. The staff, across the venue, were friendly, helpful, and kind. We used the MTI spa for our services and they were great as well. The food was tasty, the views can't be beat, the guest houses were very clean. We really have no complaints!
We picked Mountain Top for our wedding and it was as beautiful and perfect as every picture you see. This resort was made for weddings. The area is beautiful, the mountains green, (or white, if you are there in winter), the water blue, the air crisp. It’s a small paradise hidden in Vermont. The staff is efficient and friendly and know how to host a wedding. Our wedding coordinator was responsive and helpful and walked us through all the aspects of the wedding. Everyone was accommodating and helped us with every question we had. We were making changes up to the last week and they handled it easily and kindly. Without a doubt, I could not think of a better place to get married, and our wedding was perfect. It was so great that our guests could stay right on the resort and have lots of fun activities to do to stay entertained.
My husband and I got married at Mountain Top on June 10, 2017 and loved every moment of our time on the property. The venue offers everything you could want and more. It was important for us to have the majority of our guests staying on the same property as the weekend events and Mountain Top had the best layout for that. We had guests in the main lodge and houses. Everyone loved their accommodations. With the lake pavilion and barn we were able to enjoy waterfront and mountain views for the rehearsal, wedding reception, and send-off brunch. We were blessed with incredible weather which allowed guests to hike, kayak, canoe, and horseback! So many of our friends and family said the weekend felt like a mini-vacation. If you decide to go with Mountain Top (which of course you should) please ask for Ashley Reynolds as your Wedding coordonator. She is exceptional! Extremely supportive and available through the whole process. Ashley was always available to offer guidance and expertise and so prompt with email! She was such a support all weekend, I could not have asked for more. Thank you Mountain Top and Ashley for making all our dreams come true! - Ali and Brad
We could not have been happier with our entire wedding experience. The location of The Mountain Top Inn alone guarantees a beautiful wedding, but the entire team of staff at the venue just elevates things to a whole other level. From the start of the planning process, through the entire wedding, the Mountain Top Inn staff (especially our amazing wedding coordinator Chelsea) was there every step of the way to ensure our wedding would be the best day of our lives. Myself and my bridesmaids also had our makeup done by Brittany of the Mountain Top Inn Spa, and all of us were so so happy with our makeup. The Mountain Top Inn is full of a team of true professionals and we 100% without hesitation would recommend it for a wedding any time of the year.
We recently got married at The Mountain Top Inn and it was wonderful! Caitlin was our awesome coordinator and really made sure everything was so smooth the day of our event. All of our guests spoke about how nice the staff was and how they loved the food at our reception. The wait staff also made sure that my husband and I had drinks and/or food and were comfortable and happy throughout the event. (And our welcome event the night before!) Our shuttle bus driver was so accommodating as well and drove as late as we needed. I would say there were hardly any negatives about the venue, but we didn't anticipate how many outside vendors we were going to need and some of the extra rental costs we would incur along the way, but as we were planning the wedding, the mountain top were very clear and helpful about the budget and what we would need for our dream wedding (I think we were just a little green to the process as well but how many wedding planning experience does a person have?! haha). They also have a list of preferred vendors which can be helpful or a little tricky to manage as there are certain set up things that they would only do with their preferred vendors. We used some of their vendors and some of our own and it was perfect. The Mountain Top is just breathtaking and honestly can't be beat. Nothing can beat having your family and friends all in one place on the resort as well. They had so much fun spending the weekend together and catching up. I would definitely recommend this venue.
We had a November wedding at the Mountain Top and it was perfection. It was off season at the resort, but it was still absolutely beautiful and most of our guests who stayed for the weekend were happy to just relax after the wedding festivities were over anyway. Nonetheless, our wedding party definitely enjoyed the spa and the hot tub, and the groom and groomsmen had a man day shooting clay guns. We chose the Mountain Top because of it's beautiful location overlooking the lake and the mountains, the perfect setting for our destination wedding. But, it wasn't just the setting that made our wedding day here unforgettable; everything from the food to the service to the numerous on-site lodging choices to our wedding coordinator far surpassed our expectations! Chelsea, our wedding coordinator, helped to make our wedding day flawless. She was truly a pleasure to work with. Chelsea has such a sweet yet assuring way which left me feeling completely calm and at ease throughout our day! I knew that I could trust Chelsea to make sure everything went smoothly and she did just that. The Barn at the Mountain Top was something out of a story book. It was the perfect amount of rustic we were looking for, but was still elegant and tasteful. My husband and I couldn't be happier with our choice in Mountain Top as our wedding venue! Highly recommend!
I am so glad we went with mountain Top for our wedding. It was everything we wanted and more. The site is beautiful and views are to die for. Everyone raved about the reception site and how gorgeous it is. Bethany was a dream to work with and helped make wedding planning less stressful. From the day we got there for rehearsal to the wedding it self I felt complete taken care of. Everything went off without a hitch. Would definitely recommend it!
We got married at The Mountain Top Inn in September, and it was absolutely beautiful. We chose it because we wanted a venue that (1) was in the VT / NH area, (2) had a pretty space for an indoor reception, and (3) had room for most of the guests to stay onsite, and The Mountain Top checked all of those boxes! While we had some issues with the Mountain Top staff throughout the process in terms of "being on top of stuff," we were able to work with them to figure it all out and the day came together very nicely. One thing to know is that The Mountain Top does a ton of weddings, especially in their prime Fall season, and often have multiple weddings per weekend. (Our week in mid-September, we had the Saturday wedding, and the Mountain Top had other weddings on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday of that week.) If something like that bothers you, I would say you might want to look elsewhere, but if not The Mountain Top makes for a beautiful setting, and you can really use their Barn reception space as a "blank slate" to decorate how you want.
The venue was picturesque. Everyone at our wedding could not stop talking about how beautiful it was. Chelsea was amazing and so helpful with organizing all the details for our wedding.
Mountain Top Inn was so amazing for our recent September wedding! We loved the beautiful setting, the very helpful and friendly staff, our amazing coordinator, Bethany, and the entire weekend of activities around the wedding. We used the Mountain Aire Lodge for our ceremony and cocktail hour, and moved down to the nearby tent for the reception and we loved the venue. It was nicely secluded from the rest of the resort and we felt like we had the place to ourselves in the forest! It was so fun having family stay in the houses on the property for the weekend - there are so many activities to do there. Every one of our guests raved about the amazing time they had. The food for the rehearsal dinner BBQ, cocktail hour, and reception was excellent. We really appreciated their flexibility with the menu and accommodating dietary restrictions. We can't say enough good things about this place! I think the icing on the cake was really the help of the coordinator - Bethany was great at responding to emails leading up to the wedding and was so calming and helpful the day of the event. It kept both the bride and groom very relaxed and able to enjoy the special day. We are so happy with our choice to get married at MTI and we strongly recommend it to anyone looking! We can't wait to go back and visit.
just had my "elopement" wedding here and everything was absolutely amazing! my wedding coordinator Bethany was wonderful and was there the whole day making sure everything went perfect. whatever I needed or wanted they made happen. going back next year just for vacation!
Everyone at MTI (especially Chelsea--Wedding Coordinator @ MTI & Sharon & Heidi--Meadow's Edge Floral Design @ MTI) were beyond helpful and accommodating for our wedding. I still can't get over the gorgeous setting and the quality of service we received. I guarantee that you will not regret having your wedding here. The food at our wedding was delicious and every request/question we had were responded to promptly. It was a trek for our guests from both coasts to travel to this location--but it was well worth it! Thank you, MTI for having the perfect venue for us to celebrate our special day! And a big thank you to Chelsea, Sharon and Heidi for helping us create the exact wedding we imagined!
We had the most amazing wedding day on 1/8/16. We had visited the resort on a groupon deal two years prior for a birthday trip and fell in love with the place. When we got engaged we did not think that we could make MTIR fit into our budget-friendly wedding, but made the trip from CT to meet with the staff. We ended up choosing a Friday afternoon/evening wedding in January. I was so impressed with their ability to work within our budget. I honestly did not think it would be possible, but they made it happen. Many of our guests said it was the best wedding they had attended with some of the best food. We did station style food waves to help with our budget and there was PLENTY - everyone (myself included) was so full. Caitlin was an absolute pleasure, and our vendor team worked flawlessly together (El Folio Entertainment and Jaclyn Schmitz Photography). We did use the spa which was a lovely space, but would not return if given the choice for hair and/or make-up. We were in a wedding a few months before ours and the hair/make-up team they had was drastically different in quality (and lower in price). We paid over $400 with tip for my wife and I to have our hair and make-up done, which all in all took less than an hour and was not entirely the look we had hoped for. Don't get me wrong, the quality was good, but it was not wedding great.
Beautiful venueReviewed on 1/18/2016 Jessie G
We LOVED our wedding at Mtn Top! The barn is gorgeous, and the accomodations are incredible. The staff was incredibly helpful and really helped make our wedding perfect.
Perfect Destination WeddingReviewed on 12/03/2015 Jess D
If you're in New England and maybe even if you're not, Mountain Top Inn & Resort is the perfect place for a destination wedding. I recently got married there on November 14th, 2015. 130 of our closest friends and family made the 4 hour drive to celebrate for the weekend. We hosted a welcome party, the rehearsal dinner, the ceremony and reception all on the MTI's property and I have ZERO complaints about anything. Our wedding planner(s) were attentive, helpful and overall amazing. The food was incredible, for all three of our events as well as the desserts, breakfast and all the tavern food (you have to try the truffle fries in the tavern). It was somewhat costly; however the $26k(ish) we paid was WELL worth the money. This also included the cost for us to rent a vacation rental for three nights, and putting our photographer up for two nights. A wedding at home in RI that ends at a set time can be just as costly if not more. MTI does NOT limit the reception time; however you do have to end by 2am as that's the law in VT. All our guests that decided to stay for two nights all stayed on the property without a hitch. There are local hotels that "one nighters" could stay at as well. I would recommend the month of November because it's their only off season month (costs are lower) and if you're having a large wedding, you'll likely take up most of the Inn. Don't hesitate, this place is amazing! Oh and don't forget to google image for pictures, the views are INCREDIBLE.
Absolutely Amazing ExperienceReviewed on 11/21/2015 Stacey S
Our wedding day turned out to be nothing short of perfect, thanks in large part to the phenomenal staff at the Mountain Top Inn. Everyone, down to the person driving the van that brought my husband and I to our cabin after the reception, was so warm and friendly to our guests and us. The food was perfect, the coordinator (Caitlin) was fantastic, and honestly, could the view be any more perfect?! (the answer to that is no!) I'd recommend this place to anyone, no questions asked.
Beautiful location for a Vermont weddingReviewed on 10/05/2015 Liz
Our wedding was absolutely amazing and the Mountain Top was a huge part of that. It's not just that the setting cannot be beat. We had an awesome experience working with Caitlin, the wedding coordinator from MTI who was paired with us. She helped our day flow seamlessly -- we had absolutely nothing to do on our wedding weekend but show up and get married! The food, while on the expensive side, is delicious. The barn is beautiful, and climate controlled which is great for a hot summer or cold winter event. We had a great time relaxing on the Chittenden Reservoir before our rehearsal dinner, using the Inn's beach, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards to enjoy the water. The chalets and rooms we rented were likewise of very high quality, though again they are on the pricier side. We look forward to celebrating our anniversaries here for years to come!
Perfect Vermont Wedding Venue!Reviewed on 8/30/2015 Jessica W
We got married this past July at the Mountain Top Inn and everything about our day was perfect. Our coordinator, Caitlin, was so organized and made everything so easy for us, she was fantastic to work with. The staff at MTI was so incredibly accommodating with every aspect of our wedding, and the food was excellent! The venue is on the more expensive side, but it is worth every penny. We already booked a weekend in the spring at MTI so we can enjoy the property without any wedding responsibilities...we absolutely love this place!
I had a fabulous wedding week at the Mountain Top Inn. I have not seen many prettier places to get married and our guests were absolutely taken aback by the views. Since both families were coming from a distance away, we made a large family vacation out of the trip for the week leading up to the wedding. Definitely take advantage of all of the amenities that the inn has to offer--kayaking, paddle boarding, pool/hot tub, horseback riding (extra $). The lodge itself is very beautiful, but if you have enough people, definitely stay in the vacation homes. Many people chose to do that and had a wonderful time. I would recommend both Four Pines and Wintergreen for larger families, but by far the best house (with the most amazing view) is the White Birches home where my husband and I stayed for the week. We also had our backyard barbeque for our rehearsal dinner there and the views were amazing--not to mention the 20+ horses that were wandering around the fields behind. Our guests raved about the food, both at the events and while they were staying at the inn. The ceremony was up on the "knoll" overlooking the mountains and the water. Not only were the views breathtaking, the landscaping was exquisite as well. Our reception was down at the beach pavilion (only 60 guests), and it was the perfect size and a beautiful location on the water. I would recommend eating in the pavilion and dancing on the deck outside--that way, you have enough space for both. While the ceremony and reception locations are spread out throughout the property, the staff was very quick and accommodating with shuttle rides whenever they were requested. We could not have had a better week there. Thank you!
We can't explain how happy we were that we went with MTI as our venue for our wedding. We had looked at multiple venues but as soon as we stepped foot on the property we KNEW it was it. The inn was beautiful, the views were amazing, the barn was a perfect place for our wedding, and the accommodations (houses to rent) were above and beyond. We wanted a venue where everything could be in one location and MTI offered all of this and more. We had out of town guests rent houses in groups to save money and make a mini vaca out of our wedding weekend. We were able to get almost 1/2 of our wedding guests to ski at Killington the day before while the others, went xc and sledding at MTI. Now, I am a foodie and was so worried about the food...but it all came out hot and delicious! They set up everything and took it down and i was stress free on my wedding day! We had an outdoor ceremony in March (yes) where it snowed and MTI did an amazing job at working us to get a snow cat for our pictures, a sleigh ride to hold all of the wedding party as the entrance to the ceremony, hot chocolate for the guests, etc. We worked with Jodie and she made sure everything went perfectly and she never let me see her stress as I am sure she knew I would start to stress. Wedding was perfect and Jodie was there every step of the way to ensure our day was PERFECT. Our guests had SO many compliments about the service at MTI; welcoming, friendly, accommodating, etc. Go with MTI if you love that rustic/barn/outdoor venue.