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Willoughby Forest Castle
Love that Old World castle charm but can't imagine not having the New England outdoors you love so much be a centerpiece of your wedding day story? Well, dreams do come true. Willoughby Castle will leave an impression on guests unlike anything else they have experienced. Capture all the elegance and history of a castle wedding with the gorgeous nature of Vermont at this Bavarian-style castle hidden on 20 acres of private forest and mountains.
Willoughby Castle is nestled at the bottom edge of Vermont's Green Mountains and features its own private pond (with moat, obviously). The castle compound includes walking trails through the woods, landscaped gardens, fountains, and large blue stone terrace with fire pit jutting out over the pond -- perfect for a cocktail hour and photos. Tented receptions can be set by the pond, where your guests can walk over the small footbridge to high-top tables and a private cocktail garden. With 20 acres of forest surrounding you, you will easily find a tranquil setting for your ceremony blocked from the outside world by this old-wood private forest.
The interior furnishings and decor continue the castle aesthetic with a large balcony overlooking the mountains and pond. For the groomsmen or bridal party looking for a little relaxation before the day starts (or as it winds down) the castle includes a complete bar and game room in the basement.
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- Changing Rooms - Main floor available for wedding party on wedding day. Full home rental details below.
- Parking - Up to 30 parking spaces.
- Internet Service - Guest WiFi network available for all wedding guests.
- Cellular Service - Full service in house and on terrace.
- Kitchen - Outdoor large covered area with electricity available for catering prep and staging area.
- Fire-pit - Wood provided.
- Electric Power - Residential capacity available at ceremony and reception site; generator rentals recommended for additional capacity.
Amenities to Rent *
- Restrooms (Flushable Trailers / Portable)
- Shuttle Transportation
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations (see below)
* Recommendations Available
Home Rental Details
6 bedrooms5 bathrooms
Newly renovated Bavarian-style home. Includes 6 bedrooms: 4 with large full length mirrors, and 2 with European style sinks/washbasins inside rooms.
BR 1 upstairs master bedroom (king sized ) - Sleeps 2
BR 2 upstairs (2 x twin beds - trundle style) Sleeps 2
BR 3 upstairs (2 x twin beds - trundle style) Sleeps 2
BR 4 ground floor (queen) - Sleeps 2
BR 5 lower floor (bunk bed with trundle) Sleeps 4 (twin sized top bunk, double sized bottom bunk, and twin sized trundle)
BR 6 lower floor (2 x twin beds - trundle style) Sleeps 2
Access limited to wedding party, immediate family and elderly.
Prices vary by season
House access is limited to wedding party, immediate family, and elderly or mobility impaired.
Smoking Policy: No smoking indoors. Smoking outdoors in designated areas only.
Open Flame Policy: Candles and torches allowed with approved permit
Pet Policy: Pets are welcome.
Decorations: Non-standard decorations considered upon request. Nothing permitted that may leave damage to structures or property.
Fireworks: Fireworks permitted with prior approval from local fire department. On week nights must be complete before 9pm.
Trash and Recycling: Couples must bag and place in designated area.
Noise: Open to late night receptions.
General Rental Policies?
Insurance: Couples must secure a minimum $1M Special Event Liability Insurance liability policy from an approved vendor, or obtained through Mayflower Venues directly.
Security Deposit: Mayflower collects a $1,000 security deposit before any event, equivalent to the deductible on the Special Event Insurance Policy. Couples may pay by check or bank transfer or Mayflower can run a hold to the card on file before your event.
Alcohol: Couple must comply with all local laws regarding alcohol service. Minimum requirements include purchasing and serving alcohol through a Vermont licensed and insured caterer in accordance with state law.
Caterers: Outside caterers permitted. Food must be provided by a licensed and insured provider.
Vendors: All selected vendors must be certified, licensed and insured, and provide supporting documentation.
Trash and Recycling: Couples must consolidate all waste (catering, florist, decor, signage) and place in designated area. Large temporary structures that cannot fit in trash receptacles must be removed from the property.
Restrooms: Couples must rent a minimum of 1 restroom per 100 guests.
Tents: Outdoor venues require tent reservations to ensure adequate rain plan.
Photo Credits: Jesse Schloff Photography