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Microweddings and elopements in Jay Peak Vermont

Planning your micro-wedding in Vermont

Planning a microwedding in Vermont can be a charming and intimate experience. Here are the steps to help you plan a memorable microwedding in the Jay Peak area of northern Vermont:

Set a Budget

Determine how much you're willing to spend on your microwedding.  Know your total available funds, prioritize key expenses like venue & photography, allocate a portion for each aspect (e.g., catering, decor) plus unexpected expenses. Keep it realistic and flexible.

Create Your Guest List

Microweddings typically have a smaller guest count, often under 30 people.  List close family & friends you can't imagine celebrating without. Consider intimacy and meaningful connections. 

Communicate openly with those not invited, emphasizing the small-scale nature of the celebration to avoid hurt feelings. 

Plan Accommodations

The beauty of having your microwedding with The Woodshed Lodge and Janski Manor is that everyone can stay at the wedding site.  If more rooms are needed, we have a list of local inns, short term rentals etc to meet your needs. 

Wedding attire & Decor

Wedding attire can be bought cheaply if you buy gently used.  Same can be said for decorations & wedding favors. Check out Facebook marketplace in your area.  Former brides and grooms want to get rid of stuff.  Don't be shy.

Set a Date & Season

Vermont offers beautiful scenery year-round, so consider whether you want a winter wonderland wedding, a colorful fall celebration, or a sunny summer event. Make sure to check the availability of your preferred date.  Avoid "peak" dates to save $$$$

Legal  Requirements

To get married in Vermont, both parties must be at least 18 years old (16 with parental consent), obtain a marriage license from any Vermont town clerk's office, provide valid identification, and pay the license fee. There's no waiting period, and the license is valid for 60 days. No blood tests are required


Coordinate transportation for you & your guests.  We can recommend  local transportation carriers if you need to go off site.  Save money by having your own car to explore local spots.   There are no Uber drivers in the Jay Peak area.

Just because...

Just because you are having a microwedding doesn't mean you have to miss out on aspects of a traditional wedding.  These include First Dance, Cutting the Cake, Toasts.

Select a Venue

Janski Manor and The Woodshed Lodge are ideal, affordable locations in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont - just perfect for a micro-wedding or elopement that fits your needs without breaking the bank whether you want it outdoor or indoor event.

Hire Vendors




Hair & Makeup Stylist


Officiant: Find someone to officiate your ceremony, whether it's a friend, family member, or a professional.

Catering and Reception

Opt for a smaller wedding cake or dessert table with a variety of treats instead of an elaborate tiered cake. You can also have a friend or family member bake the wedding cake.

Make Lists

Start planning your Jay Peak microwedding as early and possible and  make lists.  Set up a time-table of what is to be done and when.  The internet is an excellent resource for finding time tables.

Planning the details of a Jay Peak Vermont microwedding is pivotal to crafting an intimate & unforgettable celebration. In these smaller-scale affairs, every element carries added significance, from the venue choice to the guest list and personalized touches. Meticulous planning allows couples to create a cozy, meaningful, and stress-free wedding experience, ensuring that every moment is cherished by those in attendance. The result is an event that beautifully reflects the couple's love story and values.

Planning a microwedding is easy if having it at The Woodshed Lodge or Janski Manor.


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