Embark on your forever tale at Taconic Hotel

A delighted couple surrounded by flowers at the Taconic Hotel Photo provided by Taconic Hotel.

By Jennifer Brandt, Vermont Country correspondent.

MANCHESTER — Are you ready to say “I do” in a setting that’s not just a venue but an experience? Taconic Hotel proudly unveils its most coveted wedding package, causing a stir in the world of brides-to-be.

The Taconic has year-round wedding options where you can enjoy the stunning property from inside and out. Here, you can host your nuptials on the terrace overlooking, complete with stunning mountain views, or in the 2,800-square-foot ballroom featuring a solarium.

Photo provided by Taconic Hotel.

The dream honeymoon package: Say “I do” to a free honeymoon

This star wedding package is more than just a celebration; it’s a passport to a dream honeymoon! Last year’s trial run proved its magic as the most sought-after choice among couples.

The formula is simple: Book your wedding with us, spend $18k, and watch the magic unfold. With this, you earn an impressive 500,000 ISG One Reward Points, good worldwide, paving the way for a complimentary honeymoon in paradises like Fiji, Bora Bora, Hawaii or the romantic allure of Paris and London. Love begins here!

Your day your way: Crafting timeless moments

This photo by Melanie Brown, provided by Taconic Hotel, shows a delightful wedding at the venue.
This photo by Melanie Brown, provided by Taconic Hotel, shows a delightful wedding at the venue.

The wedding experts at Taconic understand just how stressful wedding planning can be, so they are here to make it easy for the future betrothed. They don’t just host weddings, but curate experiences. From your guests’ arrival to the final farewell on Sunday, everyone at Taconic is dedicated to making every moment count. Our commitment is to turn your wedding into an unforgettable weekend — a journey from “I do” to lasting memories.

Here are some exciting options that think outside the box:

Bachelor festivities: Cheers for originality — think beyond the basics for bonding group activities like cooking classes, spa retreats, and local outings.

Wedding shower alternatives: Let us find creative ways to honor you and yours. We’ll help organize a stunning afternoon tea, poolside yoga, wine tasting and more.

Active excursions: Looking for a “wheelie” good time? Bike and brunch with your wedding guests as you ride around town. You will get insider tips on the perfect itinerary for a guest to experience the local scene.

Afterparties: You’re not a quitter. And neither are we. Keep things going with DJs, food trucks, private bars or late-night bites in your hotel suite.

Escape to elope: An intimate affair awaits

This photo by Melanie Brown, provided by the Taconic Hotel, shows a wedding at the venue.

For those seeking an intimate celebration without the grandeur, we present “Escape to Elope.” A small allotment package designed for charm and intimacy, allowing you to escape to Vermont for that special day. More than just a wedding, it’s an embrace of love in a cozy setting.

The package includes:

  • Bottle of bubbly & Vermont cheese plate delivered to suite
  • Complimentary one-night stay in a Junior Suite
  • Officiant
  • Three-course farm-to-table candlelight dinner for two in Copper Grouse
  • Champagne toast at dinner
  • Onsite “day-of” coordinator

… and more! (contact the Taconic for more details)

Here is what happy couple Eleah and Chris had to say about their experience at the Taconic.

“A classic tale of high school sweethearts, Eleah and Chris first met in Manchester, Vermont, before officially becoming a couple after college. Fast forward to over eight years later and lots of moving around, where they found themselves back home in beautiful Vermont.

“It felt absolutely right to hold their big day in a place that exudes the pure sophistication and elegance that they first fell in love with while living in big cities.

“But most importantly, they loved that the Manchester wedding destination provided sheer hometown rustic charm from both Eleah’s and Chris’s upbringing.”

— real weddings at Kimpton Taconic Hotel

Local partnerships: The Celebration Barn at the Inn at Manchester

If couples are looking for something more rustic, the Taconic’s partnership with the Inn at Manchester offers an incredible alternative to the Taconic property. The Celebration Barn was designed to give our guests an intimate Vermont experience without sacrificing any of the luxury. Walking distance from the Taconic, it offers Vermont charm that can be totally customized for your special day, adding a unique flavor to your celebration.

Local Vermont touches

Our commitment to local experiences extends to our offerings. Local products from nearby Vermont Country Store, buttercrunches from local confectioners Mother Myrick’s for VIP arrivals, and the warmth of Vermont Flannel are the elements that make your Taconic experience uniquely Vermont.

A bookish touch to your love story: Northshire Bookstore

And, because love stories are incomplete without a touch of literature, we invite you to explore the Northshire Bookstore selection nestled amongst our roaring fireplaces inside or outdoor fire pits. The library corner is a haven for book lovers, featuring monthly employee-picked bestsellers, creating a literary charm within our venue.

Culinary excellence: Michelin magic in Vermont

This photo by Ellen Sargent Photography provided by the Taconic Hotel shows a wedding at the venue.

Indulge in culinary delights crafted by our new French Michelin chef, Nicholas Holbert.

“Rooted in the traditions of American craft cooking, our menu elevates culinary comfort with locally sourced, flavorful ingredients, punctuated by artisan spirits and a generous beer and wine list. Genuinely warm and attentive service pair with the open-exhibition kitchen and convivial dining area for a spirited experience that’s all at once familiar and inimitable.” — coppergrouse.com

Unmatched customer service: More than a venue, we’re family

What sets Taconic apart is its commitment to customer service. Recognized as one of the top 16 destination wedding venues in the United States by Brides Magazine, it prides itself on creating a human connection. Its teams aren’t just employees — they’re family, contributing to recognition as one of the best companies to work for.

As you plan your special day, consider Taconic Hotel not just as a venue but as a partner in crafting the wedding of your dreams. Visit the website for a comprehensive breakdown of wedding packages and witness why Taconic Hotel is where love stories become timeless tales.

Jennifer Brandt is a born and raised Vermonter and a recent Brooklyn transplant. She has worked as a freelance writer and event coordinator for the past decade focusing on food and Intersection with social justice issues. She has combined her passion for food and sustainable food systems with her Indigenous heritage by creating a series with MOFAD celebrating North American Indigenous folks in the food world. When not touring cities and the back roads of the Vermont countryside in search of the endless array of food and culture, you can find her taking Instagram photos of her rescue pup Bagel.

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