The Mountain Top Inn and Resort

Chittenden, VT 05737
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Average Base Cost: $34,000

Average base cost for a Mountain Top Inn and Resort wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday ceremony and reception in The Barn using a food/beverage catering cost (hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and open bar) of  $160/pp as well as applicable site fees, listed below. Entertainment, flowers, additional decorations and rentals, DJ, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and tax is included.

*Prices subject to change

 

 

How it breaks down:

The Mountain Top Inn and Resort offers several venues to get married in, which include:

The Knoll: Situated on a grassy knoll overlooking the resort, the ceremony area includes a handcrafted arbor and rustic wooden benches.

The Barn: Is located alongside the Lodge and features post and beam construction and oversized windows with views of the mountains and lake. In summers cocktails and hors d’oeuvres can be served on the adjacent stone pool deck.

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The Barn. Photo by Michael Riddell Photography

The Beach Pavillion: This lakeside venue is the recommended spot for casual rehearsal dinners.

Mountain Aire Lodge: Is one of the resort’s luxury private vacation homes and includes a tent located steps from the house.

Facility Rental Fee: The rental fees for the Mountain Top Inn and Resort break down as follows:

The Barn:

May-October:

  • Fridays: $4,000
  • Saturdays: $7,500 (min. 125 guests)
  • Sunday: $3,000
  • New Years Eve: $7500

Mid-December through March:

  • Friday or Saturday: $5,000
  • Sunday through Thursday: $250-$2,500

November through Mid-December and April:

  • Friday or Saturday: $2,500
  • Sunday through Thursday: $250-$2,500

*Sundays that fall on holiday weekends are priced as Saturdays

The Beach Pavillion:

Available May-October:

  • Saturday: $3,000
  • Sunday: $1,500
  • For a rehearsal dinner the fee is $500
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The Beach Pavillion

Event Tent at Mountain Aire Lodge:

Available May-October:

  • Friday: $2,000
  • Saturday: $4,000
  • Sunday: $1,500

Ceremony Fee: There is a $500 charge for ceremonies, which includes your reserved location on the knoll as well as rustic wooden benches for guests. A back-up rain location will be provided.

What’s Included: The site fee includes china, glassware, flatware, ballroom chairs, and round tables. Linens are NOT included. You may rent handcrafted farm tables for The Barn for $30/per table. Shuttle service to/from The Beach Pavillion venue is also included. Two event planners will also be able to assist you with the planning and day-of events.

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Photo by Love Buzz

Food: Reception menus range in price from $65-$90/pp. Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres are also available for around $17-$40/pp depending on selection. Rehearsal dinner menus are available (everything from a BBQ to a clambake) for $35-$55/pp.

Beverage: A fixed rate open bar package is available for $50/pp, which includes a champagne toast and wine service with dinner. A consumption bar is also available, with cocktails ranging in price from $9-$12, wine for $7/glass, and beer for $5/bottle.

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

Size: The Barn can be configured to host from 50 to 250 guests. The Beach Pavillion can hold 150 with overflow outdoors, with an indoor seating capacity of 66. The Mountain Aire Lodge can host 60-100 guests.

Bridal Suite: This would be your room.

Parking: Yes. A shuttle is required to transport guests to/from the Beach Pavillion, which is included in your site fee. Rental of the shuttle for additional hours is $35/per hour for use on the property, and $50/per hour off-site.

How Will Grandma Get There? The resort is located approximately 65 miles from Vermont’s Burlington airport (around 1 hour 44 minutes), and11 miles from Killington and Rutland. The resort has accommodations for up to 270 guests (with double occupancy), with rooms starting at $300/per night according to Booking.com.

Party On! While alcohol can be served at 2 a.m., the venue says that most weddings end by 11 p.m. However, there is no technical time restriction.

The Report: 

Located on 350 acres with views of a mountain lake and Green Mountain National Forest, the Mountain Top Inn and Resort offers seasonal activities for guests including kayaking, snowshoeing, swimming, horseback riding, and more.

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Woman Getting Married Says:

I always love the idea of a destination wedding, and this one seems to offer a bit of everything. Their catering/beverage cost for a resort are not overpriced (though I wish their site fee on Saturdays were a bit lower). However, the inclusion of chairs, standard tables (I would upgrade to the farmhouse tables if you have the budget) as well as other catering supplies definitely helps. The view is spectacular, and overall you’d be hard-pressed to find a destination wedding venue with these amenities and service for this price range. While this venue can accommodate larger groups, it’s not a bad idea for a smaller, 60-person wedding either using the Mountain Aire Lodge.

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Our Rating

9 Amenities/What’s Included

10 Convenient for Grandma

10 Layout

8 Location

9 Overall Charm

8 Venue Value

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