Manchester weddings are extra special at the Equinox. This landmark property faces the Village Green and has a history dating back to 1769 when it was called Marsh Tavern and was a hotbed of actvitity for American Revolutionaries. Today it sports six architectural styles and 17 different structures, and has been visited by four presidents.
With 195 rooms and suites in four different buildings, full spa/fitness facilities, indoor heated pool, you and your guests will feel well accommodated at The Equinox Resort and Spa. The Charles Orvis Inn, a recently rennovated and elegantly restored 19th century residence offers intimate lodging with the highest quality of service sits adjacent to the Equinox. The 1811 House is the former home of Abraham Lincoln's granddaughter and offers 13 unique guest rooms. Described as "'South Beach. meets Vermont country chic", 30 newly rennovated townhomes are also available. Dormy House, situated just off the first tee of the golf course, offers a three bedroom and a one bedroom suite with too many amenities to list here!
With three ballrooms, a pavilion, and two gardens the Equinox Resort and Spa can accommodate from 10 to 250 guests. On site wedding planners can help with every aspect of this special day, and with three restaurants and two pubs on site, the Equinox staff will have no problem creating the wedding menu of your dreams!
Among other things, Manchester is the shopping mecca of Vermont! From the classic charm of the Montshire Bookstore at the center of Manchester Village, to outlet stores such as Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, and Ralph Lauren, no shopaholic would be unhappy here! Manchester is also home to Orvis, the high end sporting goods company and oldest mail-order retailer in the nation and where Jake Burton Carpenter started Burton Snowboards before moving to Burlington in 1992.
Chartered in 1761, early settlers raised sheep. Next came some mining and lumber activity but with the advent of the railroad, Manchester became a vacation destination, mostly in the summer months then, but today it's very much a four season destination, and a perfect host for your Vermont wedding.
There is truly some amazing architecture in Manchester. Hildene, a Georgian Revival mansion built in 1905 by Robert Todd Lincoln is a truly incredible property. It was home to only Lincoln descendants until 1975. Today, it is preserved and open daily to the public to enjoy. It is not the only such structure in town! The beauty of the homes built in the late 1800's and early 1900's here is breathtaking in the areas surrounding the village green.
You can hike Mount Equinox from a path starting behind the Equnox Resort, or drive it via Skyline Drive (in season, toll). Incredible views await! Nearby Bromley and Stratton ski resorts are other points of interest. Manchester weddings are a blend of rich history and modern convenience and has all of the ingredients you need for a Vermont dream wedding.