Exclusive tented reception lakeside view.
Unique ceremony site for an intimate gathering.
Exclusive tented reception lakeside view.
Unique ceremony site for an intimate gathering.

Location  Westminster, Vermont

The Gardens Estate

If you follow a winding mountain road through deep forest to its very end, you arrive at a breathtakingly private realm that’s perfect for your special day. Here, just 10 minutes from I-91, a landscape designer and her husband maintain a stunning yet tranquil retreat with wonderful views across open fields and reflecting ponds.

The property features many stunning wedding backdrops, from the flower-filled garden terrace behind the house to the wooden dock and Lake House that overlook the marsh and beaver pond. The level field next to the picturesque pond is perfect for large tented receptions.

The 5-bedroom family home, complete with tire swing, hot tub, fire-pit, spacious flower and vegetable gardens, and wood-fired pizza oven, radiates with happy memories and is part of the weeklong rental package (available at an additional charge). The property also includes a charming three-bedroom guest cottage that is the perfect size to house members of the wedding party or the new in-laws.

The owners have already held two spectacular family weddings on their property, each a magical outdoor celebration under the stars. Knowing how much time it takes to craft the perfect event, they choose to host only two to three weddings a year, during prime weather months of August, September, and October. They’ve created a wedding package that enables guests to spend enough time on site before the big day in order to make it just the way they’ve always dreamed it should be. This way, the wedding party can relax together as they prepare by playing Frisbee golf out on the fields, hiking in the forest, harvesting vegetables from the garden, picking wildflowers in the meadow, and making al fresco dinners under the stars.

Just 2.5 hours from Boston and 4.5 hours from NYC, southeastern Vermont is an undiscovered treasure trove of charming historic villages and natural preserves. The property is located near the small historic town of Saxtons River, Vermont. Depending on the season, there may be an opportunity to visit a local sugarhouse, a play at the local arts center, or pick fruit in one of the area’s many orchards. Guests will enjoy the feeling of going back to a slower-paced era.





Guest Capacity


Included Features

  • Customizable?
  • Credit Card Accepted?
  • Online Planning Tools?
  • One Wedding Per Weekend?

Aerial Video


Complimentary Amenities

  • Changing Rooms - One available for wedding party.
  • Parking - Up to 50 cars (Shuttles available to rent)

Amenities to Rent *

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Tent
  • Restrooms (Flushable Trailers / Portable)
  • Power Generator

* Recommendations Available

More Details

Style: Estate, Waterfront, Field, Forest

Region: Vermont

Type: Outdoor Only

Outdoor capacity: 200

Event Start Time: 11am

Event End Time: 11pm

    House Rules

    One room of the main home is included as a changing room for the wedding party. The main home, plus an additional cottage, are available to rent for an additional charge.

    Home Rental Details

    Bedrooms: 6

    Beds: 8

    Bathrooms: 3

    There are two homes on the property that couples can rent for guests or their bridal party. The Main home, overlooks the rolling hill, gardens, pond and forests, where the ceremony can occur. The smaller yellow home, is located a couple hundred yards up the street and provides easy access to the venue.

    Fully furnished house available for rent.
    Fully furnished house available for rent.

    Call Us: 1–833–MVenues (683–6837)

    Calendar Select your Wedding Date

    November 2018
    December 2018
    Select your wedding date. To allow for setup and cleanup, you will have access to your venue the two days before and the day after your wedding.


    Venue Rental$6,500

    The Gardens Estate

    Call Us: 1–833–MVenues (683–6837)