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"My parents brought me here for my sweet 16 birthday twenty-six years ago. My memories are still vivid. The grandeur and charm of the Arlington Inn are unforgetable! Now 26 years later, my wonderful & romantic husband surprised me for my birthday with a visit to this beautiful inn! Dinner was exquisite. Breakfast was delicious & generous! The Sylvester's Study room was cozy and homey. We enjoyed our time here very much!"

Lynn & Steve
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FAQ about Weddings

Getting Married In Vermont       

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This information was prepared to help you plan your Vermont wedding. We have tried to answer the questions couples most often ask. If you have any questions that are not answered, contact your town clerk or the vital records of the Vermont Department of Health.

How do we get married in Vermont?
Before your ceremony, you will need to get a Vermont marriage license. The state of Vermont no longer requires pre-marital blood tests.

Where do we get a marriage license?
If both the bride & Groom are from VT. residents, you may go the town clerk in either town of residence. If just one of you is a VT resident, you must go to the Clerk of the resident's home town.

What if we are not Vermont residents?
The first thing you should do is decide where in VT you want to get married. This is important because out of state residents must get their license in the county where they will be married. Any town clerk in that county can issue the license.

How much does a marriage license cost?
A Vermont marriage license costs $45.00. There is a cost of $10.00 if one wants a certified copy of the license.

How old must we be to be married in Vermont?
You may get married in Vermont if you are 18 years old. If you are at least 16, but under 18, you will need either a parent or guardian's consent. Your parent or guardian should accompany you to the town clerk's office to sign an affidavit giving you permission to marry. The affidavit is on the back of the marriage license and is a legal part of the license. If you are under the age of 16, you may not get married without a certificate from a Probate or District Court Judge in your county of residence giving you permission to marry. No one under the age of 14 may marry in Vermont.

Are there any other marriage restrictions?
Anyone under guardianship cannot marry without guardian consent. Vermont does not allow the marriage of relatives. Relatives include mother, father, grandparent, sister, brother, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece and nephew. You cannot get married in Vermont to avoid laws of another state where you intend to continue residing. If you need further clarification, contact your town clerk or the Vermont Department of Health, vital records Unit.

What information do we need to purchase a marriage license in Vermont?
You must know your legal town of residence and your place and date of birth; You will also need to know your parents' names, including your mother's maiden name, and the states where your parents were born. Vermont law requires that at least one of you must sign in the presence of the town clerk, certifying that all facts are correct; however, most town clerks prefer to see both of you in person before issuing you license to marry, as the law requires that they satisfy themselves that you are both free to marry under Vermont laws. They may legally ask to see documented proof of your statements, for example birth certificates, divorce decrees, etc. A Vermont marriage license cannot be issued through the mail.

What statistical information will I need to provide?
There is a small portion of the license that is detached and used by vital records for statistical information. For this portion, you will need to provide information about your race, the highest grade you completed in school, the number of times you have been married and how your previous marriage(s), of any, ended. This information does not become part of the marriage certificate.

What if either of us have been married before?
If you are a widow or widower you are free to marry. You will be asked the date your spouse died. If you are divorced, you may remarry if you have received the final court decree dissolving your marriage license.

How soon can we marry once we have our license?
There is no waiting period in the state of Vermont. A couple may marry on the same day they purchase their license.

How long is our marriage license valid?
Your marriage license is valid for 60 days from the date of issue. The last date your license can be used is block 16D of your license. The marriage license fee is non-refundable. If you decide to marry after the expiration date, you will need to apply for a new license.

Where can we get married?
A Vermont marriage license is valid only for a marriage performed in Vermont. If you are a resident, you may be married anywhere in the state. If you are not residents of the state, you must be married in the county where your license was issued.

Who can marry us?
A Judge, Justice of the Peace, or a member of the clergy recognized by the state of Vermont. By obtaining a temporary certificate of authorization from the probate court in the district where the ceremony will be performed, a Priest, Minister, or Rabbi from another state can marry you in Vermont.

What do we do with the license?
You must deliver the license to the person who will conduct your wedding ceremony before the marriage can be performed. After the ceremony, the person who performs the ceremony (officiate) will complete the sections concerning the date, place and officiate information, and sign your license. It must then be returned by the officiate to the town clerk's office where it was issued within te(10) days, so that your marriage may be officially registered. It is not a complete legal document, useful for passports, Social Security, etc., until it has been recorded in the town clerk's office where it was purchased.

Do we need witnesses?
Vermont law does not require witnesses. If you are planning a religious ceremony, check with your church or synagogue to see if religious tenets require witnesses for your ceremony.

How do we get a copy of the marriage certificate?
Here are two ways to obtain a copy of your marriage certificate. When you apply for your marriage license, you pay $5.00 and make arrangements with the town clerk to mail you a certified copy after your certificate has been returned and registered. This may be the most convenient way if you know what your correct mailing address will be after the ceremony. The second way is to request a copy from the town clerk where you obtained your license two (2) weeks or more after the ceremony; or from the Vermont Department of Health, vital records Unit, six (6) weeks or more after the ceremony. The fee is $5.00. It is best to put your request in writing or apply in person. What you will receive is a copy of the original certificate embossed with the town or state seal. The certified copy issued by either the town or state is the accepted copy for all legal documents, (e.g. social security, passport, insurance).



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Guest Testimonials
"We live just 30 minutes away but wanted to get away for a lovely, quiet, romantic evening. The awesome accommodations, fabulous fireplace and jacuzzi, superb staff and fine food were just what we needed. We have been by this lovely Inn several times and now can say that we stayed here and loved it! Thank You!"

Jill & Tom
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Ceremony for Two


 

            

Relax... in a honeymoon suite offering a king bed, sitting room
with a fireplace & two person Jacuzzi for two fabulous evenings

Enjoy.... a beautiful vase of fresh flowers in addition
to chocolates & champagne in your room on arrival

Select.... from a flower garden or parlor ceremony with  the Justice of the Peace, or even a private ceremony in your suite

Celebrate.... with a four course candlelight
dinner for two with wedding cake

Begin.... each morning with a full country breakfast

Inclusive Package...... $985

 

            Gratuity not Included

       

 

 

Guest Testimonials
"This was a first time visit to the Inn and it was a very memorable experience. The room & accommodations were comfortable & cozy. We thoroughly enjoyed the fireplace. Our meals here outstanding!! Fantastic flavoring & portions were plentiful. The pork dish is one I will remember for some time. Delicious. We were here for the sleigh ride package & our ride was also a special memory. The horses were beautiful and the scenery breathtaking. If we decide to return to the area, we will definitely return to the inn. Thank you for everything! "

Susan & Richard
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Sample Menu 1

GIVE YOURSELF A WEDDING PRESENT...PEACE OF MIND!

Let us arrange your reception in one simple step. The following pages are sample menus designed to enhance your wedding celebration. Each event is individually planed with a distinctive menu. Available for parties of 24 or more.

Tent Wedding at the Arlington Inn 

THE SHIRES OF VERMONT 

SPARKLING FRUIT PUNCH

Served in a Festive Punch Bowl

 

CHAMPAGNE AND CANAPÉS

An Assortment of Canapés served Butler-Style as your guests arrive.

Included is one glass of Champagne per person for your Toast.

(Sparkling Cider maybe substituted).

 

HOT HORS D'OEUVRES

(Served Butler-Style ~ Select Three)

 

Mushrooms Stuffed

with Italian Sausage

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Maine Crab Cakes

Teriyaki Beef Brochettes

Spanakopita with Cucumber Yogurt

Chinese Spring Rolls

with Sweet & Sour Sauce

Apple Wood Smoked Chicken Skewers

Baked Brie Puffs

 

 

STARTER

Select ONE of the following:

Tender Boston, Lolla Rossa and Red Oak Greens with Garlic Crostini

and Cabernet Vinaigrette Dressing

OR

Baby Spinach with Vermont Goat Cheese and Sesame Soy Dressing

 

ENTREES

Select TWO of the following:

New England Lobster Pie with Roasted Fennel

Filet Mignon with Shiitake Mushrooms and Onion Marmalade

Grilled Long Island Duck Breast with Pomegranate Brandy Sauce

Mediterranean Chicken Roulade filled

with Vermont Goat Cheese, Proscuitto & Asparagus

Grilled Vegetable Napoleon

with Polenta, Fresh Mozzarella Cheese stacked with seasonal Vegetables

Fillet of Salmon en Croûte with Tomato & Mushroom Duxelles

 

Includes Fresh Seasonal Vegetables,

Appropriate Starch, Fresh Baked Rolls

 

Green Mountain Coffee®, Decaf and Assorted Teas

 

$61.00++ Per Person

 

19% Service Charge & Applicable Sales Tax Not Included

Afternoon Receptions must conclude by 4:30PM


Guest Testimonials
"My parents brought me here for my sweet 16 birthday twenty-six years ago. My memories are still vivid. The grandeur and charm of the Arlington Inn are unforgetable! Now 26 years later, my wonderful & romantic husband surprised me for my birthday with a visit to this beautiful inn! Dinner was exquisite. Breakfast was delicious & generous! The Sylvester's Study room was cozy and homey. We enjoyed our time here very much!"

Lynn & Steve
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We are happy to answer your questions about the Arlington Inn and the surrounding Bennington County area in The Shires of Vermont. Whatever the occasion you have to visit Vermont, we can help make it special. Please let us know how we can help.

 

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Sample Menu 2

 

BATTENKILL VALLEY BUFFET

 

SPARKLING FRUIT PUNCH

Served in a Festive Punch Bowl

 

CHAMPAGNE AND CANAPES

An Assortment of Canapés served Butler-Style as your guests arrive.

Included, is one glass of Champagne per person for your Toast.

(Sparkling Cider maybe substituted)

 

SALADS

(Select Three)

 

Hearts of Romaine with Caesar Dressing& Garlic Croutons

Select Greens with Choice of Dressings

Display of Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Marinated Artichoke Hearts & Mushrooms

Farmers Market Antipasto Pasta Salad

Chilled Calamari, Shrimp & Scallops

Mediterranean Tobouli Salad

Saffron Pastina with Feta Cheese

Dilled Red Bliss Potato Salad

Sliced Tomatoes with Fresh Mozzarella & Balsamic Vinaigrette

 

ENTREES

(Select Two)

 

Roasted Stuffed Pork Loin with Fig and Apricot Stuffing

Stir-Fried Spicy Beef and Snap Peas in Ginger Coriander Sauce

BBQ Brisket of Beef with Whiskey Barbeque Sauce

Doreéd Fillet of Sole in a Pecorino Cheese Crust

Grilled Bistro-Style Herbed Chicken

Tri Colored Tortellini with Roasted Eggplantin a Basil Cream Sauce   

 

STARCHES

(Select One)

Herb Roasted Red Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

Basmati Rice with Toasted Pine Nuts

Steamed Jasmine Rice

Fusilli Pasta with Tomato Pesto

 

CARVING STATION

For Additional Charge $4.00 per person

(Select One)

Prime Rib of Beef with Cabernet Jus

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

Garlic and Rosemary Spit Roasted Leg of Lamb

Honey Glazed Country Baked Ham

 

Green Mountain Coffee®, Decaf, and Assorted Teas

 

$47.00++ Per Person

 

19% Service charge & Applicable Sales Tax Not Included

Afternoon Receptions must conclude by 4:30PM

 

Guest Testimonials
"We live just 30 minutes away but wanted to get away for a lovely, quiet, romantic evening. The awesome accommodations, fabulous fireplace and jacuzzi, superb staff and fine food were just what we needed. We have been by this lovely Inn several times and now can say that we stayed here and loved it! Thank You!"

Jill & Tom
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We are happy to answer your questions about the Arlington Inn and the surrounding Bennington County area in The Shires of Vermont. Whatever the occasion you have to visit Vermont, we can help make it special. Please let us know how we can help.

 

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Sample Menu 3

 

GREEN MOUNTAIN PACKAGE

 

SPARKLING FRUIT PUNCH

Served in a Festive Punch Bowl

 

CHAMPAGNE

Included, is one glass of Champagne per person for your Toast.

(Sparkling Cider maybe substituted)

 

HORS D’OEUVRES

(Presented on an attractive display table for up to One Hour)

A Selection of Local Cheeses

Served with Assorted Crackers and French Bread

Antipasto Platter

Chilled Vegetable Platter with Cucumber Feta Dip

Fresh Seasonal Fruit Display with Honey Yogurt Dressing

 

STARTER

Select ONE of the following:

Traditional Tossed Caesar Salad

with Croutons, Romano and Parmesan Cheese and Caesar Dressing

Or

Baby Greens with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

 

ENTREES

Select TWO of the following:

Grilled Jumbo Sea Scallops with Saffron Aioli

Grilled Vegetable Ravioli with Roasted Roma Tomato Cream Sauce

Mustard Seed Roasted Prime Rib of Beef with Creamed Horseradish Sauce and Au jus

Stuffed Center Cut Pork Chop with Sage Dressing and a Cabernet Fig Demi Glaze

Atlantic Salmon Filet Poached in Chardonnay with Leeks & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Chicken Margarita with Proscuitto Ham, Fresh Mozzarella, Pomodoro Sauce and Basil Pesto

 

Includes Fresh Seasonal Vegetables,

Appropriate Starch, Fresh Baked Rolls

 

Green Mountain Coffee®, Decaf and Assorted Teas

 

$53.00++Per Person

 

19% Service Charge & Applicable Sale Tax Not Included

Afternoon Receptions must conclude by 4:30PM


Guest Testimonials
"We live just 30 minutes away but wanted to get away for a lovely, quiet, romantic evening. The awesome accommodations, fabulous fireplace and jacuzzi, superb staff and fine food were just what we needed. We have been by this lovely Inn several times and now can say that we stayed here and loved it! Thank You!"

Jill & Tom
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We are happy to answer your questions about the Arlington Inn and the surrounding Bennington County area in The Shires of Vermont. Whatever the occasion you have to visit Vermont, we can help make it special. Please let us know how we can help.

 

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Sample Menu 4

 

 

COVERED BRIDGE LUNCHEON

(Afternoon Package available Noon – 3:00)

 

SPARKLING FRUIT PUNCH

Served in a Festive Punch Bowl

 

CHAMPAGNE

Glass of Champagne per person for your Toast.

(Sparkling Cider may be substituted)

 

HORS D'OEUVRES

(Presented on an attractive display table for up to One Hour)

A Selection of Local Cheeses

Served with Assorted Crackers and French Bread

Fresh Vegetable Crudités Platter with Cucumber Feta Dip

Fresh Seasonal Fruit Display with Honey Yogurt Dressing

 

SALAD

Special Field Greens with Choice of Dressing

 

ENTREES

Select One Of The Following:

Grilled Chicken Breast with Herbs, Capers

& Sun Dried Tomatoes in a Light Cream Sauce

Roast Loin of Pork with Rosemary Demi-Glaze

Pan Fried Rainbow Trout with Lemon, Capers and Butter

London Broiled Sirloin with Sherried Mushrooms

 

Includes Fresh Seasonal Vegetables,

Appropriate Starch, Fresh Baked Bread

 

WINE SERVICE

House Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon $22.00++ per bottle

 

 

Green Mountain Coffee®, Decaf, and Assorted Teas

 

 

$40.00++ per person

 

19% Service Charge & Applicable Sale Tax Not Included

Afternoon Receptions must conclude by 4:30PM

 

 

Guest Testimonials
"Thank you for making our Vermont get-away so special. The attention to detail from the champagne and chocolates to the comfy white robes brought the experience from ordinary to extraordinary!* We hope to return someday and will definately stay here."

Linda & Frank
"*not to mention the fireplace & jacuzzi - wow!"
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"My parents brought me here for my sweet 16 birthday twenty-six years ago. My memories are still vivid. The grandeur and charm of the Arlington Inn are unforgetable! Now 26 years later, my wonderful & romantic husband surprised me for my birthday with a visit to this beautiful inn! Dinner was exquisite. Breakfast was delicious & generous! The Sylvester's Study room was cozy and homey. We enjoyed our time here very much!"

Lynn & Steve
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Conferences


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Guest Testimonials
"My parents brought me here for my sweet 16 birthday twenty-six years ago. My memories are still vivid. The grandeur and charm of the Arlington Inn are unforgetable! Now 26 years later, my wonderful & romantic husband surprised me for my birthday with a visit to this beautiful inn! Dinner was exquisite. Breakfast was delicious & generous! The Sylvester's Study room was cozy and homey. We enjoyed our time here very much!"

Lynn & Steve
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Thank you for supporting Vermont Public Television. We were the High Bidders on the Lovely Stay here. Loved it all and will return."

Ann & David
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