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Venues in Starksboro, Vermont,
(800) 430-2667
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4.9 out of 5
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    Hannah

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    5 out of 5
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  • Booking Common Ground Center as our wedding weekend venue was among the easiest and best of our wedding-related decisions. Everything - and I mean EVERYTHING - exceeded our expectations, from the grounds/facilities to the staff communication to the surrounding location. I could wax poetic all day, but I particularly want to point out two things. First, CGC has it all. Over the weekend, we took full advantage of the available facilities and hosted: a campfire & hotdog roast; a square dance with a local caller; a family-led yoga session; hiking, kickball, tetherball; impromptu outdoor jam sessions; a wood-fired pizza session; and, oh yeah, an amazing wedding ceremony and reception. We completely lucked out with the weather and were able to hold our ceremony outside, but I can't tell you how much peace of mind it gave us that the hay barn would have made a stunning protected venue. Second important point: since we housed & fed nearly all of our guests on campus all weekend, we charged roo... Read more

    Kati

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    5 out of 5
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  • My partner and I decided to have a camp wedding to have all of our friends and family in one place that allowed us to actually relax during the wedding weekend and have fun together - Common Ground was the perfect option for us. The staff was super responsive and accommodating, and the venue itself is just so incredibly beautiful and relaxing. It has a variation of facilities, activities, and options for entertaining guests and having weather back up plans, making it easy to not have to worry about planning out every minute of the time we spent there. We also loved that you're supporting the great work of a socially and environmentally-minded non-profit organization!

    Andy

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    5 out of 5
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  • Not only did we have what we wanted (a classy but relaxed wedding venue), our friends and family (and their kids) loved the venue and the atmosphere it cultivated. Many folks later told us it was one of the most incredible wedding experiences they had, especially getting to stay on site for several days with family and friends.

    Claire

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Common Ground Center was the perfect place for our wedding weekend. Our friends and family loved the cabins and ecolodge. Using the pizza oven and kitchen in the dining hall made for a delicious and easy-to-prep welcome dinner the night before our wedding. We loved the pond and open spaces for playing and gathering. The staff at CGC were always friendly, patient and helpful. They responded quickly to emails and were happy to support us with anything we needed. We couldn't have picked a better spot to celebrate our wedding - who doesn't love summer camp?!

    Lauren

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    5 out of 5
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  • Amazing place and amazing staff. We rented out the venue for the weekend: Friday- Sunday. The location is beautiful, and our guests fell in love with it as soon as they arrived (as did we!). It was very easy to transition activities between buildings and indoor/outdoor events. The different accommodation options work very well for different types of guests - everyone was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable the cabins were. Our guests also appreciated the Wifi. Our wedding took place in the Haybarn because of rain, and we loved that we didn't have to worry about a rain location - the barn is really beautiful too. We loved having the campfire each night and trails for guests to explore. Our caterer loved the full-sized professional kitchen too. We couldn't have asked for a better experience with the staff either - they patiently answered all of our questions and were available throughout the weekend for last-minute emergencies. They also worked very well with our other vendo... Read more

    Emily

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    5 out of 5
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  • We wanted a large, naturally striking venue where we could spend quality time with our guests outside the confines of the typical 4-5 hour wedding. So, in mid-October we rented out CGC from Friday at noon until Sunday at noon. Our ceremony was Saturday morning, followed by a leisurely afternoon of unstructured time (featuring lawn games!). The reception kicked off as it started getting dark outside, and the full effect of the 16 million twinkly lights that previous folks have left adorning the rafters in the dining hall struck: Pow! Really magical. Exclusive use of such an expansive and attractive setting was perfect for us. We had a lot of help from friends and family to buy and set up food, set up decorations, and move furniture: this was key. A beautiful memory of a wonderful space, staffed by very knowledgeable, helpful, and flexible staff. I'd shoot off an e-mail of 100 questions and receive a response before it even occurred to me that I should follow up.

    Hannah

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    5 out of 5
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  • I can't recommend CCG enough for your wedding. You can truly make the camp, wedding, and your experience completely your own. We had over 85 people staying on site and another 30 or so staying in nearby hotels. We had pizza from the wood fired oven for the Rehearsal Dinner, Ceremony & Cocktail Hour on the field near the Eco Lodges, and the reception outside near the dining hall. Our friends and family truly got into the spirit of the camp, going on hikes, playing kickball, swimming, and even yoga classes. Camp Common Ground is a wonderful value for your money and you can truly have a wedding weekend experience without spending $50,000. I mostly worked with Emily and she was invaluable! From everything from florist recommendations to logistics. I do recommend hiring a day of coordinator - I used Andrea who the camp recommended. There are a lot logistics and it's helpful to have someone in charge!

    Leah

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    5 out of 5
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  • We could not be happier about our choice to get married at Common Ground. We loved every minute of it and absolutely very highly recommend it without an ounce of reservation! The staff is kind, wonderful, and easy to get in touch with, the grounds are beautifully kept, the facilities are welcoming and comfortable, and spending your money here helps this wonderful organization do all kinds of great work in the community. We love Common Ground!

    Carrie

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Common Ground Center was the PERFECT venue for our self-driven community supported wedding. We had 4 main goals for our wedding venue: 1. We could have our dogs on-site for the whole thing 2. Every guest would have a place to stay on-site if they wanted 3. there was a pond 4. there was a fire pit. The Common Ground Center hit all of these out of the park! The whole CGC team was incredibly responsive, helpful, and flexible and went above and beyond to make our vision a reality. Anything within reason (and even a few really out-of-the-box ideas) was accommodated and encouraged. We really wanted to have a strong community feel for our wedding and the CGC site and staff really promoted that feeling in a very natural way. The location was beautiful and everyone from the very young to the elderly was comfortable and had a good time. Despite torrential downpours throughout the weekend, a good time was had by all. The common ground center was the perfect wedding venue fo... Read more

    Christie

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    5 out of 5
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  • An absolutely perfect venue for our wedding! From the very first phone call, our communications with Connor, and later, Emily, were consistently helpful, professional, and thorough. They answered all of our questions promptly, and were always available when we wanted to come down for more tours of the site. The site itself is gorgeous, and so conducive for spending quality time with all of your guests. We made use of the wood-fired pizza oven and the fire pit for our Friday night welcome dinner; it was a fitting beginning for our casual and down to earth wedding weekend. My mom and aunt threw a shower for me the morning of the wedding in the common room of the eco-lodge- definitely try to make use of this beautiful space! Our wedding party loved the cozy rooms in the eco-lodge, and we had many guests stay in, and enjoy exploring, the cabins. Having most everyone stay on-site with us made for a close-knit feel all weekend. Emily was amazing when a (minor) crisis hit a few hours before t... Read more

    Reese

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • We knew we wanted to have a "wedding weekend", inviting family and friends to spend more than just the day with us. Common Ground provided the perfect location and setting for us to spend Friday-Sunday celebrating. Rentals manager, Nate, was extremely helpful leading up to the wedding and giving us our orientation of the property. It is clear Common Ground has experience hosting weddings and had the answers to all our questions. The eco-lodge was wonderful for our parents, grandparents and others who weren't quite ready for no electricity to stay in all weekend. The bridal party also got wedding ready in the eco-lodge on the day of and it had plenty of space for us to spread out. Our guests loved the rustic cabins and spending time together in a laid back, Vermont camp! We had a lovely campfire Friday night with those who chose to come up early. The grounds provided many options of locations for our outdoor ceremony, and we chose the middle of the field, to provide for a mountain backd... Read more

    Todd

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Common Ground was a fantastic spot. Emily was flexible to our specific needs which allowed our wedding to be exactly the experience we envisioned. My only real critique would be that it would have been nice if the cabins had lighting. We ended up buying a bunch of lanterns online but it made it a harder sell for some of our guests who decided to go with BNBs instead of the cabins. I would also recommend hiring a few people to help with cleanup. Our families pitched in but it was a lot more work than we expected. I would heartily recommend this spot to anyone as it has a fantastic setup for a weekend wedding.

    James

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • We have a great wedding at the Common Ground center. It's an amazing site and all our guests appreciated being there. Jim was very accommodating. We used the wood-fired pizza oven to serve about 85 people, which was a lot of fun.

    Anna

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • The Common Ground Center in Starksboro, Vermont is such a special place. I planned the event from 3,000 miles away (I live in California) which says a lot about their flexibility and responsiveness, especially given different time zones! Our onsite coordinator, Emily, was so straightforward and friendly and had practical and inventive ideas about making everything run smoothly and beautifully. If you're looking for a place where you can really make a beautiful, creative, and spirited wedding happen - then CGC is the place for you.

    User3873590

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • The staff at Common Ground were so nice and helpful. This is a beautiful spot and a perfect, cozy place for a wedding. Even though it was raining on our wedding day, we could not have asked for a better place to get married. We love their green philosophy, and although it was quite cold with no electricity or heat for the people in the cabins, hardly anyone complained! If you're looking for rustic but chic, this is the spot!

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