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Plan Your Dream Vermont Destination Wedding at Riverside Farm

Are you looking to have an unforgettable destination wedding? 
Would you like to have a rustic yet beautifully elegant wedding? 
Maybe an outdoor wedding set amongst the most picturesque, lush green mountains as your backdrop? 
How about celebrating your marriage at a reception in an authentically restored barn, yet with all the modern amenities you'd need? 

 Riverside Farm in Vermont - #rustic #wedding #destination #venue
If you are considering any of these ideas for your upcoming nuptials, I have the dream wedding location for you today. In January I was invited to a weekend away in Vermont along with several other wedding bloggers, planners and photographers. The location? Riverside Farm and Amee Farm Lodge . . . gorgeous wedding venues that are nestled in the heart of the Vermont Green Mountains in Pittsfield, VT and less than 10 minutes from Killington Resort. The hospitality and atmosphere at both of these locations is unlike anything I have experienced. The one word that keeps repeating in my head to describe the weekend experience is "magical". I still remember the one wedding I went to with my husband in Vermont and it's one I'll never forget. There's something about a wedding in Vermont with a barn reception. It's beautifully elegant and rustic, and the guests are sure to be relaxed and have an amazing time.

Riverside Farm is New England's most exclusive wedding venue and they only serve 15 weddings a year {the entire weekend is yours in Vermont - they never ever plan more than one wedding per weekend}. During our stay, myself {and my husband and two daughters} were welcomed as guests at the Amee Farm Lodge, which also hosts wedding ceremonies and receptions along with rehearsal dinners and more. A little bit later this morning I will have a post dedicated to our stay there along with a SPECIAL DISCOUNT to Amee Farm Lodge for those that would like to plan a fun getaway with your loved one or friends in Vermont {think Valentine's Day gift}

But, right now, I will share more details on having your dream destination Vermont wedding at Riverside Farm {with even more photos of the venue spaces}.
 The White Barn Lodging at Riverside Farm in #Vermont - #destinationweddings #barnweddings

Vermont Wedding Ceremonies

There's over 700 acres, 3 properties, a "working" farm and 6 barns which lead to an endless list of ideas of where to hold your ceremony. You can consider the barn, a stone room {which reminds me of a wine cellar}, on top of the mountain or even on the golf course. It's sure to be a wedding weekend the bride, groom and their guests will never forget.

 Riverside Farm #Vermont #Wedding #Reception {photo by Jose Villa} #rusticweddings #barnweddings

Vermont Wedding Receptions

Riverside Farm is a 300-acre manicured property that features two historic post and beam barns that can be transformed into the most spectacular spaces for large dream weddings. Amee Farm Lodge is idea for smaller ceremonies and events of up to 200 people.

All images in the gallery below are courtesy of Jasmine Lee Photography {Jasmine was one of the attendees at the weekend and it was an honor to meet her, not only because she came all the way from sunny California, but because I also featured her Wine Country Wedding on my blog back in 2012.}

Wedding Decorations

You cannot believe the barns and hidden storage areas that hold charming antiques that are at the ready to help decorate your wedding. There's antique tractors, a classic Ford pick-up truck, copper lanterns, wooden farm tables and much more that are all available to help you turn your Vermont wedding into one you and your guests will always remember.

Kids and Weddings

Having kids at your wedding is easy at Riverside Farm. With Joe and Courtney {the venue owners} having children of their own and living on the grounds, there's a play set at the ready. During cocktail hour the parents can enjoy the time with the other adults while the children play and are supervised by local pre-school teachers.

 Love this wooden sign at Riverside Farm in Pittsfield, Vermont - photo courtesy of Jasmine Lee Photography
The wooden sign and photos below are courtesy of Jasmine Lee Photography

Wedding Guest Lodging

Between the 3 properties owned by Joe and Courtney {Riverside Farm, Amee Farm Lodge and Trailside Inn}, you will have plenty of space for your guests to room and attend all your weekend wedding events. Right on the estate at Riverside Farm, overnight accommodations are available for up to 25 people. On the surrounding properties, another 80+ guests can be accommodated. Unique accommodations include the River Studio, the Caretaker's Cottage, the recently renovated Stables, the stunning Bridal Suite, or the new Groom's Cabin.

Other Events and Activities

While in Vermont, your guests might like to partake in some of the fun area events that are right near the venue spaces. There's hiking, biking {snowshoeing + snowmobiling in the winter months}, gold, yoga, a "working" farm complete with goats and the Original General Store is one spot that is a must-visit.

 Wedding at Riverside Farm in Pittsfield, Vermont #rusticweddings #barnweddings #coveredbridge #vermontweddings
At Riverside Farm, you can be assured that you and your guests will be cared for and you will have a wedding experience no one will ever forget. With everything possible being thought of for you and your guests, it's truly the most amazing Dream Destination Wedding Location.

If you are interested in finding out more or to get started planning your elegant Vermont Wedding, you can call Riverside Farm toll free 888-618-7017 or visit And, be sure to let them know that Brenda's Wedding Blog sent you :)

Tomorrow on the blog - I will tell you a bit more about Amee Farm Lodge. I also have an exclusive discount offer for you to take advantage of when booking a weekend or week away with your love or maybe a group of gals or guys {ps: there's even yoga, massage, biking and hiking opportunities}.

While I was gifted a weekend stay at Amee Farm Lodge and a tour of the Riverside Farm facilities, all thoughts and opinions are my own.