Wedding Planning Guide Vermont Bed and Breakfast Romantic

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                      Congratulations
  The Hartness House Inn offers all of the amenities of a first class destination resort
   without sacrificing the unique country charm that has been our hallmark for over
   100 years. We are conveniently located just minutes from Interstate 91 and only 4
                hours from New York City and 2 ½ hours from Boston
   The Inn is one of Vermont’s most popular destination wedding venues offering –
  complete all-inclusive wedding packages; 40 rooms to accommodate guests on site;
   full banquet, restaurant and bar services; and a wide range of reception venues to
                          accommodate from 2 to 250 guests.



               It’s easy to plan and arrange a wedding:
1. Pick a date and call our Wedding and Functions Manager at 802-885-2115 to confirm
                                    your date availability;
    2. Make a reservation to visit with our specially priced Familiarization Visit offer.




3. Let our Wedding Planning Manager give you a tour and explain our convenient wedding
                                  plans and options.




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      The Hartness House Inn
Unique Location . . . Personalized Service . . . Superb Cuisine
This is what our brides and grooms can expect when they host their
wedding reception at the Hartness House Inn. From dining to our
staff, to the facility itself, we pride ourselves in excellence and
personalized service to make your special day truly unique.

The Hartness House Inn is an elegant 35-acre, turn-of-the century
mansion and country estate with 40 rooms and was the home of
former Vermont Governor James Hartness. The Inn boasts the
warmth and architectural style of days gone by – sweeping Center
Hall three-story staircase, rich mahogany wood paneling, oak floors,
Victorian lighting fixtures, fieldstone and walnut grand fireplaces,
arch windows, and high ceilings grace the Main House.
The Inn has three dining halls: the Victorian Ballroom seating 110;
the Governor’s Dining Room seating 50; and the Library seating
50.

The Inn offers its own award-winning kitchen to cater your special
day. The Inn has a fine dining restaurant that can perfectly prepare
your reception meals. Everything at the Hartness House is made of the very freshest ingredients, expertly
prepared and beautifully presented by the Inn’s own chefs.

Here at the Hartness House, we believe that every wedding is special and every couple is unique. We strive
to create the wedding of your dreams, right down to the smallest detail.

                                                                       Attached you will find information and
                                                                       policies which been created to allow us
                                                                       to offer you and your guests the level of
                                                                           service excellence that we at the
                                                                           Hartness House are known for.
                                                                          Experience has shown that these
                                                                          policies, together with appropriate
                                                                          planning will guarantee that your
                                                                        Wedding Day will be everything you
                                                                       dream it to be. Our reputation is our
                                                                            most cherished asset and your
                                                                       unqualified satisfaction is our primary
                                                                                        objective.




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The Hartness House History
   The Hartness House is one of the most unique country inns in the United States. Its reputation as a
  historical place is, in fact, world-wide. The Hartness House is listed as a National Register of Historic
  Places and is a State of Vermont landmark. This is due to the genius of James Hartness – governor of
                             Vermont, industrialist, inventor, astronomer and writer.

Springfield Vermont lies between the Green Mountains and the Connecticut River in southeastern Vermont.
  Beautifully hilly with crystal clear streams, rivers and forests and dotted with farms and church steeples and
   covered bridges, Springfield epitomizes the essence of the idyllic Vermont countryside. At the turn of the
century the various waterfalls of the Black River – situated in the middle of town - were providing energy from
 over ten power generating plants. The industry that grew in Springfield manufactured machine tools and the
  area became known as Precision Valley. That Springfield became an industrial center is credited largely to
                                     the genius and daring of James Hartness.

 In 1888, Jones and Lamson, a company which had produced everything from wrenches to rifles was moved
 from Windsor to Springfield. Hartness joined the company shortly thereafter. Two years later, Hartness
            invented one of the most important machine tools ever made – the flat turret lathe.




Hartness never stopped producing new ideas. From 1886 to 1933 he patented over 120 different machines.
     They ranged from the flat turret lathe and optical comparator to a safety razor and a telescope.


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     Following his success as an inventor and CEO of James and Lamson, in 1903 Hartness begins the
construction of his home now known as Hartness House. The Hartness House is beautifully mahogany wood
   paneled, with a great fireplace in the Library, and a sweeping three-story staircase. All the rooms in the
 mansion are restored and offer all the modern conveniences. The House offers three large rooms that are used
to host functions. The House is surrounded by 35 acres of landscaped lawns, babbling brooks, nature walks,
  stone bridges, and hillside meadows. The Hartness mansion is recognized with three National Register of
                                             Historic Places awards.

    Hartness’ avocations were interesting and illuminating. His business career followed the lines of other
successful executives. In 1910, Hartness constructed his personal astronomical observatory and underground
 study and workplace. In 1914, Hartness purchased a Wright Flyer biplane, became one of the first 100
         licensed pilots in the U.S., and built Hartness Airport, one of Vermont’s modern airports.

In 1921, James Hartness was elected governor of Vermont. As governor, he expanded Vermont’s highways
and transportation systems, and championed women’s rights. In 1927, he welcomed his good friend Charles
               Lindbergh to Vermont following Lindbergh’s historic Trans-Atlantic flight.

  In recent times, the Hartness House has been expanded from its original 11 rooms in the mansion to 40
 rooms. Particularly noteworthy, the Hartness House has its own museum dedicated to amateur astronomy
and telescope-making. There is an antique astronomical observatory that is connected to the museum. Hotel
           guests are invited to privately tour the museum during their stay at the Hartness House.


           “Into this house there came and went an unbroken stream of friend, and all found here
              hospitality, simplicity, singular kindness, and pleasant unforgettable memories.”

                        From the biography of James Hartness, written by Joseph Wickham Roe




         Charles Lindbergh Suite, Main House                              Room 24 Contemporary Wing




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 Wedding Planning Itinerary
   The cost of the typical Wedding Package is based on a four (4) hour event. The following is a sample
itinerary we follow when hosting wedding receptions, as well as the items included with our wedding package
                                                   prices.

                                     The typical package includes:
        Private Banquet room including skirted tables for the wedding party, cake and gifts tables.
                                 Linens and tables from our inventory.
                                   Fine dinnerware and glassware.
                                        Hardwood dance floor.
                              Cake knife available during the reception.
                                  Coffee and tea service with dessert.
                     A Hartness House coordinator to assist with all the details.

   6:00 PM                     Optional Cocktail Hour with either an Open Bar or a Cash Bar.


   7:15 PM                Dinner Service begins with your selection of entrees and optional wine service.

                      Following dinner and speeches, the Bar is open until closing. Your musical program
                                          can begin for dancing and entertainment.

   8:00 PM                                       Musical program with Dancing

   9:00 PM            A late evening coffee and tea service as well as service of your wedding cake, if desired

  10:00 PM                                            Farewells and closing.


                       The following service can be arranged for an additional cost:
                                            Rehearsal Dinner.
                                     Specialty linens or chair covers.
                                     Custom designed ice sculptures.
                                              Charger plates.
                                          Floral Arrangements.
                                    Dressing room for wedding party.
                                        Sunday Farewell Brunch
                               Additional Overtime for Reception Evening




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Reception Rooms and Capacity
                          The Victorian Ballroom
                    Available for wedding receptions year-round.

Large and spacious, the Victorian ballroom features two chandeliers, air-conditioning,
  hardwood floors, an attractive panoramic bay window surrounded with oversized
  windows creating a light and airy room. At the entrance to the ballroom there is a
               reception room with fireplace. Dimensions: 40’ by 28’


                                      Capacity:

                        Banquet                        110

                       Classroom                       60

                        U-shaped                       45

                       Auditorium                      150




                                  Victorian Ballroom




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                              The Garden Pavilion

New for 2011, the Garden Pavilion offers outdoor weddings the ambience of an outdoor
      wedding with the convenience and comfort of an interior reception room.

   The Garden Pavilion is a structural fabric tent permanently situated on a 40’ by 60’
foundation. Attractively decorated with chandeliers, wispy toile and mini star-lights, the
  Pavilion also offers convenient covered access from the main building, a 20’ by 20’
hardwood dance floor and a 8’ by 24’ raised dais/stage. The Pavilion is connected to the
   raised deck which can conveniently serve as another stage or banquet serving area.


 The Garden Pavilion offers many advantages over conventional wedding tent rentals: no
rental expense; hard floor surfaces; attractive chandeliered lighting; dance floor and stage
                included; and convenient access to hotel and rest facilities.



                                         Capacity:

         Reception Banquet with round tables including a               200
                  raised Dais and Dance Floor

          Banquet with round tables without Dance Floor                250

                      Auditorium with Stage                            300




The Garden pavilion is available for receptions and banquets from May to October.




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                             The Governor’s Room

The Governor’s Room is our fine dining restaurant available for dinner year round. This
               room is available for private use for special occasions.


    Attractively wall-papered with large oversized windows and fieldstone wall, the
Governor’s Room is spacious and cozy. It is conveniently located next to the Tavern, and
             the room is adjacent to outdoor deck. Dimensions: 28’ by 21’



                                       Capacity:

                          Banquet                       50

                        Classroom                       30

                         U-shaped                       25

                        Auditorium                      70




                             Governor’s Room Restaurant




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                                     The Library
This room is popular for small indoor ceremonies and receptions. Available for wedding
                                 receptions year-round.

  Elegantly decorated with mahogany paneling and ceiling beams, this room features an
   over-sized fireplace and bay window overlooking the front lawns. The bay window
forms an attractive location for indoor wedding ceremonies. This room is frequently used
                     for dancing and buffets. Dimensions: 24’ by 28’

                                        Capacity:

                          Banquet                       50

                        Classroom                       30

                     Meeting U-shaped                   25

                        Auditorium                      70




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                             The Wedding Gardens

Available for wedding receptions June to early October. Suitable for one or two outdoor
                                    banquet tents.

Romantic outdoor location reminiscent of the Great Gatsby era. Starting from the Garden
House, sweeping lawns surrounded by gardens lead the wedding party and their guests to
 a private knoll approximately 100 feet wide by 250 feet deep. Surrounded by tall shade
         trees, the wedding garden features a picturesque pergola and a fountain.

                                         Capacity:

                           Banquet                        200+




In July 2005, an Italiatine-style fountain, 14 foot in diameter by 11.5 foot tall, was placed
 in the Wedding Gardens. This fountain makes an excellent centerpiece under a tent for
                                    an outdoor wedding.



                                  The Spa Center
 Our Spa Center features an eight-person hydrotherapy hot tub, indoor traditional sauna,
  infrared sauna, wrap-around sun tanning station, massage room, hair dressing station,
                            facial station and massage chair.




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  Wedding Reception Packages
                            Elegant Elope Package

  Sometimes, now is the best time to get married. No waiting, no planning, and no
    delays. When the time is right, we can help to quickly arrange your intimate
             elopement. Available for wedding receptions year-round.


This Package includes the following:

    Arrival Welcome Basket, including wine, wine glasses, box of chocolates,
    cheese and crackers, and a complimentary Perfumed Bath Set.

    Two nights accommodations in the Charles Lindbergh Suite, an historic
    oversized room with king canopy bed.

    Ceremony in the Governor's Library, romantic and luxurious, this room
    features mahogany paneling, wood beams, and a large arched window and
    grand fireplace. The perfect venue for your ceremony.

    Romantic Candle-lit Gourmet Five Course Reception Dinner with
    Champagne toast for two and Wedding cake.

    Honeymoon Farewell Champagne Breakfast in Bed with a bottle of
    Champagne, our House Special Omelet or French Toast, Strawberries and
    Cream, Orange Juice, and a Basket of our freshly Baked Muffins, decorated
    with a flower vase delivered to your room.

    Justice of the Peace service fees




      The complete Elegant Elope Package is available for only $ 795
               Plus taxes and gratuities. Includes all Facilities Fees. Exclude license fees.




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                            Deluxe Elope Package

This Package includes the following:

    Arrival Welcome Basket, including wine, wine glasses, box of chocolates,
    cheese and crackers, and a complimentary Perfumed Bath Set.

    Two nights accommodations in the Charles Lindbergh Suite, a historic
    oversized room with king canopy bed.

    Ceremony in the Governor's Library, romantic and luxurious, this room
    features mahogany paneling, wood beams, and a large arched window and
    grand fireplace. The perfect venue for your ceremony.

    Romantic Candle-lit Gourmet Five Course Reception Dinner with
    Champagne toast for two and Wedding cake.

    Honeymoon Farewell Champagne Breakfast in Bed with a bottle of
    Champagne, our House Special Omelet or French Toast, Strawberries and
    Cream, Orange Juice, and a Basket of our freshly Baked Muffins, decorated
    with a flower vase delivered to your room.

    Justice of the Peace service fees

    Bride’s Bouquet & Groom’s Boutonnière

    Photography Package, 2 hours of shooting during Ceremony, indoors/outdoors
    scenes and reception. Package includes CD/DVD; prints not included.




      The complete Deluxe Elope Package is available for only $ 995
               Plus taxes and gratuities. Includes all Facilities Fees. Exclude license fees.




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                          Ultimate Elope Package

This Package includes the following:

    Arrival Welcome Basket, including wine, wine glasses, box of chocolates,
    cheese and crackers, and a complimentary Perfumed Bath Set.

    Two nights accommodations in the James Hartness Suite, a two room suite
    with canopy bed and fireplace, where you can nestle in front of a fireplace and
    enjoy a glass of wine.

    Ceremony in the Governor's Library, romantic and luxurious, this room
    features mahogany paneling, wood beams, and a large arched window and
    grand fireplace. The perfect venue for your ceremony.

    Romantic Candle-lit Gourmet Five Course Reception Dinner with
    Champagne toast for two and Wedding cake.

    Honeymoon Farewell Champagne Breakfast in Bed with a bottle of
    Champagne, our House Special Omelet or French Toast, Strawberries and
    Cream, Orange Juice, and a Basket of our freshly Baked Muffins, decorated
    with a flower vase delivered to your room.

    Justice of the Peace service fees

    Bride’s Bouquet & Grooms Boutonnière

    Photography Package, 2 hours of shooting during Ceremony, indoors/outdoors
    scenes and reception. Package includes CD/DVD; prints not included.

    Avera Spa Package, two sessions of 2 hours in the private Spa Suite




      The complete Ultimate Elope Package is available for $ 1,295
               Plus taxes and gratuities. Includes all Facilities Fees. Exclude license fees.




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                          Vermont Nuptial Package

 Romantic and deviously simple, this package is a great deal that provides all the frills.
Available Midweek, Sunday through Thursday, or Weekend, Friday or Saturday. Perfect
     for renewal of vow ceremonies. Available for wedding receptions year-round.


This Package includes the following:

    One night accommodations in the Main House Room, with the free upgrade to
    the Suite if available, and Romantic Champagne Congratulatory Welcome in-
    room.

    Ceremony in the Hartness Library or Wedding Gardens. Hartness Library is
    romantic and luxurious room features mahogany paneling, wood beams, and a
    large arched window and grand fireplace. The perfect venue for your
    ceremony.

    Evening or Afternoon Wedding Reception in the private Dining Room.

    Champagne Toast at the Reception.

    Plated Reception Dinner consisting of two entrée choices from the A Menu
    shown in Appendix A. Dinner includes choice of soup or salad, rolls and
    butter, entrée with vegetable and starch choice, and coffee and tea service.

    Cake Cutting Service for your wedding cake.



                   The Vermont Nuptial Package is available
                      Midweek for only $ 45.00 per person,
                    Or Weekend for only $ 49.00 per person
                  Plus taxes and gratuities. Includes all Facilities Fees. Minimum 40 people.



    Select a wedding date in November or January through May and receive a 10% discount. Upgrade dinner
    selection to Menu B for $4.00 per person, or Menu C for $6.00 per person. Upgrade from plated dinner to
        dinner buffet for only $7.00 per person. An additional surcharge required for events of less than 40
                                                     persons.




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                  Classic Country Wedding Package
  Elegant and glamorous and simple to arrange. Available everyday including selected
  Saturdays. Perfect for renewal of vow ceremonies. Available for wedding receptions
                                      year-round.

This Package includes the following:

    One night accommodations in the Hartness Suite, a two room suite with
    canopy bed and fireplace, where you can nestle in front of a fireplace for one
    Evening, and Romantic Champagne Congratulatory Welcome in-room.

    Ceremony in the Hartness Library or Wedding Gardens. Hartness Library is a
    romantic and luxurious room features mahogany paneling, wood beams, and a
    large arched window and grand fireplace. The perfect venue for your
    ceremony.

    Wedding or Afternoon Wedding Reception.

    Hors D’Oeuvres consisting of Cheese Board, Crudités Platter, Stuffed
    Mushroom Caps, and Mini Quiche.

    Champagne Toast at the Reception.

    Plated Reception Dinner consisting of two choices, from the A or B banquet
    menu shown in Appendix A. Dinner includes choice of soup or salad, rolls and
    butter, entrée with vegetable and starch choice, and coffee and tea service.

    Wine Service of our selection during the Reception Dinner.

    Use of the Library for musical program and dancing.

    Cake Cutting Service for your cake.



      The complete Classic Country Wedding Package is available
                                      for $ 59.00 per person.
                   Plus taxes and gratuities. Includes all Facilities Fees. Minimum 40 people.



     Select a wedding date in November or January through May and receive a 10% discount. Upgrade dinner
     selection to Menu C for $6.00 per person. Upgrade from plated dinner to dinner buffet for only $7.00 per
                   person. An additional surcharge required for events of less than 40 persons.



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                     White Glove Wedding Package
Stylishly glamorous and includes extra touches that your guest will notice. Available
everyday including Saturdays. Perfect for extra special renewal of vow ceremonies.
 Available for wedding receptions year-round. This Package includes the following:

  One night accommodations in the Hartness Suite, a two room suite with
  canopy bed and fireplace, where you can nestle in front of a fireplace for one
  Evening and Romantic Champagne Welcome

  Ceremony in the Hartness Library or Wedding Gardens. Hartness Library is a
  romantic and luxurious room features mahogany paneling, wood beams, and a large
  arched window and grand fireplace. The perfect venue for your ceremony.

  Hour long Cocktail Hour including wine, beer, and well drinks in the Tavern.

  Hors D’Oeuvres consisting of Cheese Board, Crudités Platter, Stuffed
  Mushroom Caps, and Mini Quiche

  Evening or Afternoon Wedding Reception in the Victorian Ballroom with
  White glove service including taper candles, and menu cards.

  Champagne Toast at the Reception.

  Plated Reception Dinner consisting of two choices from the A, B or C banquet
  menu shown in Appendix A. Dinner includes choice of soup or salad, rolls and butter,
  entrée with vegetable and starch choice, and coffee.

  Wine Service of our selection during the Reception Dinner.

  Use of the Library for musical program and dancing

  Cake Cutting Service for your cake.



              The complete White Glove Wedding Package
                    is available for only $79.00 per person
                 Plus taxes and gratuities. Includes all Facilities Fees. Minimum 40 people.


   Select a wedding date in November or January through May and receive a 10% discount. Upgrade from
   plated dinner to dinner buffet for only $7.00 per person. An additional surcharge required for events of
                                             less than 40 persons.




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                                        COMPARISON OF WEDDING PACKAGES
                          Elope           Elope Plus           Afternoon              Vermont               Country            White Glove
                                                                Delight               Nuptial               Classic

Availability             Any Day            Any Day               Midweek              Midweek               Any Day              Any Day
                                                             From Noon to 4PM          Weekend
Cost. plus tax and       $795.00 -      $795.00 -$1,295.00    $45.00 per person       $45.00 and         $59.00 per person    $79.00 per person
gratuity                 $1,295.00       $49.00 per person                         $49.00 per person
Guest Minimum                 -                   6                  20                    40                    40                   40
Guest Max                     -                  14                  40            100 (250 outdoor)     100 (250 outdoor)    100 (250 outdoor)
Use of Suite               2 days              2 days                 -                     -                  1 day                1 day
Event Time                    -               3 hours             4 hours               4 hours               4 hours              4 hours
Ceremony              Library/Gardens     Library/Gardens     Library/Gardens       Library/Gardens       Library/Gardens      Library/Gardens
Banquet Room(s)               -               Library              VDR                   VDR/                  VDR/                 VDR/
Included                                                                               Outdoor               Outdoor              Outdoor
Music Options                -                  -                 DJ Only              DJ/Band               DJ/Band              DJ/Band
Dancing                      -                  -                 In room               In room               Library              Library
Hotel Rooms                 No                 No                    No             Weekend - Yes         Weekend - Yes        Weekend - Yes
Requirement
Hors D’Oeuvres               -                  -                    -                     -                   Yes                   Yes
Plated                 Special menu       Special menu            A Menu               A Menu               A/B Menu            A/B/C Menu
Buffet                       -                  -                    -            Optional $7/person    Optional $7/person    Optional $7/person
Wine Service During          -                  -                    -            Optional $12/person       Included              Included
Dinner
Cocktail Hour                -                  -                Optional         Optional $18/person   Optional $18/person       Included
Bar Types                    -                  -               Cash/Open             Cash/Open             Cash/Open            Cash/Open




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                Sunday Farewell Brunch Package
A complimentary Sunday morning breakfast is served from 8am to 10am. For those desiring a later meal
                   prior to departure, we recommend the Sunday Brunch Package.
                                   Sunday from 11 AM to 2 PM

                             Chilled Orange, Cranberry, and Apple juice
                                        Fresh seasonal fruit
                         Freshly baked breakfast breads, pastries and muffins
                    Crisp Maple Smoke Bacon strips, or Country sausage, or Ham
                                      Fluffy Scrambled Eggs or
                            Home Fried Potatoes with peppers and onions

                                             Choice of:
                                 Cinnamon Graham French Toast
                        Blueberry or Buttermilk Pancakes with Maple Syrup
                                           Eggs Benedict
                         Scrambled Eggs with Cheddar Cheese and Chives
                                Corn Beef Hash with Poached Eggs
                                                and
                                   Chef’s Choice of Hot Entrees.

                                  Specialty Stations available:
              Carved Ham Station, Omelet Station, Pasta Station, Beverage Station
              Bloody Mary and Mimosa’s (add’l. charge) & Specialty coffees and teas


                 Adults $17.95                     Children, under 12       $7.95
                             Prices shown before taxes and gratuities.




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           General Information and
                   Policies
                                        Wedding Ceremonies

Brides are encouraged to make full use of our grounds, including the performance of the marriage ceremony.
Careful consideration should be taken with the timing of your ceremony to coordinate with the timing of your
 reception. The ceremony should flow into the cocktail reception and the cocktail reception into the dinner.

For your convenience, wedding ceremonies held on site commence after 3 pm. A service fee will be applied for
the set up and removal of furniture used during the ceremony. The use of rental marquees, tables, chairs and
 other associated outside wedding fixtures is permitted at no extra charge if provided and erected by the client
                                  under the supervision of Hartness House.


            Reservation, Deposit Payment and Cancellation Policy
    A $1000.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure the date of your choice. Fifty percent (50%)
  payment of the estimated total bill is required 90 days prior to the wedding day along with the final guest
 counts. The balance will be due by noon twelve (12) business days prior to the Event Date. If cancellation
  should occur, all the prepaid amounts and deposits will be forfeited. If cancellation occurs within 90 days
  prior to the wedding date, full cancellation charges equal to the estimated total bill will apply for the loss of
 business reserved. Finance charges for unpaid amounts are twelve percent (12%) per annum accrued daily.


                                            Menu Selection
A preliminary menu selection should be discussed prior to reserving the facilities. Final meal selection must be
  made prior to sending your invitations. Total number of guests to be invited must be confirmed with the
  Hartness House. If more than one entrée is selected you are responsible for an exact meal count for each
    entrée. The list of entrée’s and hors d’ oeuvres are for suggestion only. In most cases we are able to
                             accommodate your choices of alternative menu items.




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                       Guest Counts and Seating Place Cards
A final meal count is required 14 days prior to your wedding. Each guest must have their own place card if
 you are offering a choice of entrées. We will coordinate with you on table arrangements as soon as we receive
your final meal counts. Depending on the number of guest attending your wedding, there may be flexibility in
                                               table assignments.

                                                Alcohol
The Hartness House is licensed by the Vermont State Liquor Authority and is required to strictly adhere to
 Vermont Liquor regulations for benefit of all our patrons. All alcohol consumed on these premises must be
    under the supervision and control of the Hartness House. Private liquor consummation in the dining,
reception and public areas and grounds is prohibited. Alcoholic beverages purchased off premises must remain
                in the guests’ rooms. We ask your cooperation with your guests in this matter.

   The Hartness House will not extend the bar past 11 PM. It is the Manager’s discretion to close the bar
  earlier than the contracted time if events so necessitate. Management reserves the right to request proper ID
from guests and no alcohol will be sold to anyone under the legal drinking age or anyone under the influence of
                                                       alcohol.

 On occasion we are asked to serve a “favorite or special” wine. Vermont State law requires us to purchase
all wine and alcoholic beverages from a Vermont distributor. On request we will provide you with a list of all
                                    wines available through our distributors.


                          Accommodations and Room Rental
When the Wedding Date falls on a Friday or Saturday, the client is responsible for renting a minimum of the
 11 rooms in the Main House for two nights (one night rental is required for a midweek wedding.) Room
  rates are based on double occupancy. Each additional person in the room is $15 per person over age 6.
                       Regretfully we are not able to offer any discounted room rates.

  All other Room reservations, lodging arrangements, and accommodations are handled separately with the
 hotel. Please note, there are no Saturday check-ins on certain holiday and Wedding Event weekends. The
                      staff will be happy to recommend alternative lodging establishments.




                      Cake, Flowers, Music and Photography
Cake, flowers, music, and photography are not included in the prices. See section, Wedding Service Vendors,
  for name addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals ready to assist you. Music programs must be
               discussed in advance with the Hotel to ensure that they can be accommodated.


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                                               Children
        A children’s rate of 50% of our wedding menu price applies to any guest under the age of 12.


                                     Taxes and Gratuities
The Vermont 9% Rooms and Meals Tax and the Vermont 10% Liquor Tax is added to all appropriate
  charges. A final 20% Gratuity is added to the final banquet bill. Any additional gratuity is at your
                                             discretion.


                                       Property Damage
 Damages and theft of Hartness House property will be assessed to those persons responsible. Otherwise, all
                                charges will be applied to the final bill.


                                     No Smoking Policy
All Public Areas of the Hartness House are non-smoking. Smoking is only permitted outdoors. If smoking
in the room is a requirement for any of your guests, our staff will be happy to recommend alternative lodging
                                               establishments.


                                 Check-In and Check-Out
                           Check-in time is 3 PM and check-out time is 11AM.




                                Other Services and Rentals
  The Hartness House can arrange to customize your wedding as you prefer. We have extensive contacts to
        procure most wedding event items and would be happy to accommodate your requirements.



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                              Barbeque Rehearsal Dinner
Make your Wedding Weekend truly memorable by adding an authentic Country and Western-style outdoor
Barbeque complete with a Roasting Pig in our Fire pit, full choice of smoke-cooked barbeque menu prepared
   and served in front of all your guests in our outdoor park area. Add a Country & Western band to
complete your evening of eating, drinking, and dancing under the stars. Menu prices start at $40 per person
                              depending on menu selection and number of guests.




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 Lodging Accommodation Policy
 A wedding reception held at the Hartness House is an extremely unique experience. Our accommodations
 surround and are interconnected with the main reception rooms creating a feeling of exclusivity for you and
                                               your guests.

For this reason, when you host your wedding reception at the Hartness House on either a Friday or Saturday,
 the following rooms require a two night minimum booking (one night minimum stay required for midweek
weddings.) This room commitment will be reserved as a part of your wedding agreement. Your guests should
                                  reserve their rooms directly with the hotel.

                                        MAIN HOUSE ROOMS
                                            2009 Rates
                             Rooms                                  High        Weekend         Midweek
                                                                   Season
   1. Russell Porter Room – cozy dignified room – one              $150          $140 to         $130 to
   double bed.                                                                    $150            $140
   2. James Hartness Suite – Large, elegant fireplace living       $240           $215            $205
   room with a sunken bedroom, with a Queen Canopy bed.
   This is a Bride’s favorite.
   4. Helen’s Room – Quaint room with frontal view and             $170          $160 to         $150 to
   double bed.                                                                    $170            $160
   5. Lena’s Room - Canopy beds amidst a garden of                 $170          $160 to         $150 to
   flowers, on Queen and one Twin bed.                                            $170            $160
   6. Charles Lindbergh Room – Oversized sunny room                $210          $185 to         $175 to
   with an elegant Queen-size Four Poster. He actually did                        $195            $185
   sleep here.
   7. Anna’s Room – A cozy pink and blue wallpapered               $150          $140 to         $130 to
   room with a double iron bed.                                                   $150            $140
   8. Kingsley Smith Room – Unique round room with an              $170          $160 to         $150 to
   antique painted Double bed.                                                    $150            $160
   10. William’s Room – A romantic room with peaked                $150          $140 to         $130 to
   ceilings and Double bed with country quilt and matching                        $150            $140
   Wrought Iron Day bed.
   11. Connie’s Room – Elegant navy and burgundy                   $150          $140 to         $130 to
   wallpaper and a Double Brass bed enhance this charming                         $150            $140
   room.
   12. Eileen’s Suite – This 2 bedroom suite with angled           $200          $185 to         $175 to
   ceiling has one Double and one Twin bed.                                       $195            $185
   14. Mary’s Room – White wicker tucked under the                 $160          $160 to         $150 to
   eaves, this room has a Double and a Twin bed.                                  $150            $140




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In addition, there are another 32 rooms available for your guests. These accommodations are located in the
Victorian Wing and Carriage House which are conveniently connected to the Main House. Please note, there
                 is no Saturday check-in on certain holiday and Wedding Event weekends.

                                 Victorian Wing and Carriage House
                                             2009 Rates

                         Rooms                        High Season        Weekend            Midweek


                  Victorian Wing

       This wing was added to the original
       mansion in the 1950’s. Each room is
       individually decorated with antiques                $129        $109 to $119       $99 to $109
       and rare objects.

                   Carriage Wing

       This wing was added in the 1970’s
       and is decorated with modern
       furniture and contemporary charm.
       These rooms have either a single
       Queen bed or Two Double beds. An
       excellent choice for groups and
       families.                                           $119            $109                $99
       Superior Room                                       $129            $119                $109




         Charles Lindbergh Suite, Main House                         Room 201, Carriage Wing




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                      APPENDIX 1 – WEDDING PLANNING GUIDE



       Typical Wedding Menus
   All wedding meals are accompanied by tossed garden salad, rolls and butter, your choice of starch and
                     vegetable and freshly ground coffee, decaffeinated coffee and tea.

                                               Appetizer

                                              (Select One)
                        Soup - Chilled Strawberry Gazpacho, Chicken Vegetable,
                                   Potato Leek or Corn Chowder; or
                                          Fresh Fruit Cup; or
                          Sorbet, Raspberry or Lemon ($1.50 extra per person)

                                                 Entrée

Select entrée choices from the A, B, C menu choices. Entrees are served individually plated and served. A
                Banquet Buffet choice is available allowing for self-service using heated chafers.

                                     Rice and Potato Choices:

                    Buttered Noodles, Potatoes Au Gratin, Garlic Mashed Potatoes,
                            Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes or Herbed Rice Pilaf

                                         Vegetable Choices:

Broccoli Parmesan or Broccoli with Hollandaise, Seasoned Baby Carrots, Green Beans Almandine, Garden
                                   Vegetable Medley, Butternut Squash




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                                      Group A Menu Entrees

                                    Sesame Scallion Chicken
           Hunters Chicken – batter dipped and topped with a mushroom cream sauce
                      Vermont Roast Turkey with stuffing and cranberry
                    Roast Loin of Pork with a Mushroom Dijon Cream sauce
      Lemon Pepper Linguini tossed with tomatoes and spinach in a garlic white wine sauce
             Garlic Chicken Pasta with chicken and broccoli in a garlic cream sauce
        Baked Haddock topped with seasoned bread crumbs and a lemon dill butter rosette
              Governor’s Stuffed Chicken – asparagus, ham and dill havarti cheese
Lemon Shrimp Linguini – Jumbo shrimp and lemon linguini sautéed with garlic, basil and tomatoes




                                      Group B Menu Entrees

                 Grilled Filet of Salmon with yogurt cucumber dill sauce
                 Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus with horseradish cream
                           Marinated Grilled NY Strip Steak
Veal Mediterranean - Veal Medallions with mushrooms, lemon, artichoke hearts and capers
               Slow Roasted Duck Breast with a cherry, orange demi-glaze




                                      Group C Menu Entrees

                     Boiled Maine Lobster dinner with drawn butter
                       King Crab Legs, steamed with drawn butter
               Oven Roasted Rack of Lamb with a cool mint yogurt sauce
                                      Beef Wellington
             Beef Tenderloin with Béarnaise sauce or peppercorn sauce (8oz.)


                            Alternative menu selections are available upon request.




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                                   Cold Hors d’oeuvres
               Pricing is based on 50 pieces; half order pricing is available for most items.


International Cheeseboard & Pate - Beautifully designed platter of                               $90.00
Imported and Domestic cheeses with seasoned crackers, smoked chicken
and bacon pate and a fresh fruit garnish

Crudités Platter - Artfully arranged fresh vegetable strips accompanied by                       $75.00
our own Horseradish Russian dip

Antipasti Platter – Marinated Mushrooms, Pearl Onions, Tomatoes,                                 $95.00
Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Peppers, Cheeses, Salami and Hot Ham

Shrimp Cocktail - Jumbo Shrimp served on ice with our homemade                                  $105.00
Cocktail Sauce and fresh lemons

Grilled Chilled Shrimp and Scallop Platter with a Saffron Aioli Dipping                         $105.00
Sauce

Smoked Seafood Platter – Assorted Smoked Seafood - Shrimp, Mussels,                             $170.00
Oysters, Trout, Salmon, Catfish served with Toast Points, Capers,
Caramelized Red Onions and Dried Tomatoes

Fresh Fruit Platter - Seasonal sliced Fresh Fruit beautifully arranged with a                    $75.00
Yogurt dipping sauce

Herb Cheese Canapés - Delicious Herb Cheese Floweret’s on crisp                                  $55.00
Cucumber slices.

Smoked Salmon - Whole Smoked Salmon accompanied by Red Onion,                                   $105.00
Capers, Lemons and Crème Fraise with a basket of crisp Pita chips

Finger Sandwiches - filled with our Homemade Egg, Chicken and Tuna                               $65.00
salads.

Chicken Roulade - Chicken Breast stuffed with Spinach and Goat Cheese                            $75.00
then sliced thinly and placed on Garlic Brushed Crostini

Reuben Canapés – Pastrami, Caramelized Onions, Swiss Cheese on a Rye                             $75.00
Crostini, topped with a tangy Honey Mustard Dressing




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Pita Basket – served with Roasted Garlic Spread and Artichoke Humus and   $65.00
Goat Cheese

Goat Cheese and Olive Pinwheels                                           $55.00

Cherry Tomatoes with Boursin Cheese                                       $55.00




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                                  Hot Hors d’oeuvres
              Pricing is based on 50 pieces; half order pricing is available for most items.



Shrimp Crostini - Shrimp baked on French bread with sliced Plum                                $100.00
Tomatoes and a Garlic Butter sauce

Stuffed Mushroom Caps - Fresh mushroom caps filled with sausage and                             $75.00
apple stuffing under a cider glaze

Oysters Rockefeller – Oysters stuffed with creamed Spinach, Bacon,                             $155.00
Onions and Parmesan cheese

Mini Beef Wellingtons – Beef Tenderloin pieces with Blue cheese and                            $155.00
Mushroom Duxelles wrapped in Puff Pastry in a bite size portion

Scallops & Bacon – Jumbo sea scallops wrapped in hickory bacon and                              $95.00
brushed with brown sugar

Pulled Pork Open Faced Sandwiches – Slow Braised Barbecue Pork                                  $95.00
served on toast points topped with caramelized Red Onions

Buffalo Chicken Wings – Buffalo style Chicken Wings with Bleu Cheese                            $65.00
dipping sauce

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp or Sea legs                                                               $110.00

New England-Style Crab Cakes – Special seasonings & fresh vegetables                            $95.00
give this miniature Crab Cake its special taste served with Roasted Red
Pepper sauce.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp – Jumbo Shrimp marinated in a spicy Red Pepper                            $110.00
Pesto and grilled

Miniature Quiche – Variety of freshly baked Quiche squares with a light                         $60.00
flaky crust

Quesadilla – Choice of sautéed Chicken or grilled vegetables with                               $85.00
Guacamole and Monterey Jack cheese baked between two Tortillas
accompanied by a chunky Tomato Salsa

Bruschetta – Pesto, mozzarella cheese & roasted tomatoes baked on crispy                        $65.00
French bread

Spinach and Feta Cheese Triangles                                                               $65.00



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Wild Mushroom and Brie Crostini                                                    $65.00

Crab and Shrimp Fritters with a spicy Aioli                                        $85.00

Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Pita chips                                          $55.00

Baked Brie en Croute – Large wheel of Brie wrapped and baked in a Puff             $85.00
pastry with by sautéed Almonds, Grapes, stone ground Mustard and assorted
Crackers

Chicken Satay – Sesame marinated Chicken skewer with a spicy Peanut                $85.00
dipping sauce.

Meatballs – Swedish, or BBQ, or Sweat and Sour, or in Marinara Sauce               $85.00
topped with Mozzarella cheese




                         Alternative menu selections are available upon request.




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                                 Wedding Cake Services
Let us help you with your wedding cake. We can arrange to have your wedding cake designed and delivered
in time for your event – without any work on your part. And image the added sophistication and beauty
these Wedding Cakes will add to your event.

Our wedding cake designers can arrange to make your Wedding cake, and Groom cake, as you like. We
can also arrange to supplement your Wedding Cake with a matching Sheet Cake for large parties. Here are
just two of the many wedding cake designs we can provide for you.




We can provide a wide variety of designs and toppers, or you may select to bring your own topper. Wedding
cakes can be designed to match your wedding theme and colors. All wedding cakes need to be ordered a
minimum of 3 weeks in advance.

Wedding cakes are additional and are priced based on style, number of guests.




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                                      Wedding Flowers

Let us help you with your wedding flowers.

We can arrange to have your wedding flowers designed For You in several stylish wedding bouquet collections.
Flowers are gorgeous and fresh, and delivered in time for your event – without any work on your part.

Bridal Table Arrangements - Centerpieces

                                                  Fresh White Flowers

                                                  Each small centerpiece features 10 stems total: 1 white
                                                  Asiatic Lily, 2 white Asters, 1 white Mum, 2 white
                                                  Poms,
                                                  1 dyed silver Thistle, 1 Queen Anne's Lace, 1 Baby's
                                                  Breath, and 1 Gunnii or Silver Dollar Eucalyptus.

                                                  Each large centerpiece features 20 stems total: 1 white
                                                  Asiatic Lily, 2 white Roses, 3 white Asters, 2 white
                                                  Mums, 3 white Poms, 1 dyed silver Thistle, 3 Queen
                                                  Anne's Lace, 1 Baby's Breath, 2 Gunnii or Silver
                                                  Dollar Eucalyptus, and 2 Cypress greens (pictured).

                                                  The average height of a centerpiece is 18 to 20 inches.

                                                  Colorful Fresh Flowers

                                                  Each small centerpiece features 10 stems total: 1 purple
                                                  Kale, 1 orange Gerbera Daisy, 1 hot pink Spray Rose, 1
                                                  orange Spray Rose, 1 purple Pom, 2 purple Statice, 2
                                                  pink Statice, and 1 Phoenix Palm green.

                                                  Each large centerpiece features 20 stems total: 1 purple
                                                  Kale, 3 orange Gerbera Daisies, 1 hot pink Spray Rose,
                                                  1 orange Spray Rose, 2 purple Poms, 3 purple Statice, 3
                                                  pink Statice, 3 Liatris, and 3 Phoenix Palm greens
                                                  (medium centerpiece pictured).

                                                  The average height of a centerpiece is 18 to 20 inches.




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                                                   Fresh Yellow and Red Flowers

                                                   Each small centerpiece features 10 stems total: 2
                                                   Sunflowers, 1 red Gerbera Daisy, 1 yellow Mum, 1 red
                                                   Mini Carnation, 2 peach Hypericum Berries, 2 Solidago
                                                   Asters, and 1 Safari Sunset green.

                                                   Each large centerpiece features 20 stems total: 2
                                                   Sunflowers, 2 red Gerbera Daisies, 1 red Rose, 2 yellow
                                                   Mums, 2 red Mini Carnations, 1 green Pom, 3 peach
                                                   Hypericum Berries, 3 Solidago Asters, 1 Bupleurum, and
                                                   3 Safari Sunset greens (pictured).

                                                   The average height of a centerpiece is 18 to 20 inches.

Arrangements are available to order in 6/12 large or 12/24 small centerpieces.

Boutonnieres and Corsages

Our Made for You wedding flower package includes 16 or 30 ready made fresh flower Boutonnieres and
Corsages. Choose your own combination between boutonnieres, pin-on or wrist corsages, for a total of 16 or
30 pieces. Each flower piece is perfectly decorated by hand and made especially for you.




All wedding flowers need to be ordered a minimum of 3 weeks in advance. Wedding flowers are additional
and are priced based on style and number of pieces.




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                            Beverages & Bar Information
Cocktail and Bar service can be tailored for you event. Typical Bar service consists of:

         §    Cash Bar - A Bar and bartender is provided for your event and your guests purchase their own
              drinks. The bar offers bottled and draft beer, house wines, and well, call and premium liquors.
              There is a $150 per hour bar service minimum below which a $50 per hour service fee is
              assessed to the event. The Cash Bar closes 30 minutes before the event scheduled closing time.

         §    Open Bar - A Bar area and bartender is provided for your event and your guests are provided
              drinks courtesy of the Event Hosts. Open bars are charged to the Hosts:

                  □ Hourly Charge – The Event Host can purchase an Open Bar service for a flat rate
                    per hour.

                     Premium Open Bar                           Super Premium Open Bar

              The bar offers bottled and draft beer,          The bar offers bottled and draft beer,
              house wines, and well, and premium              house wines, and well, and premium
              liquors (e.g. Tanqueray Gin, Absolute           liquors plus Super Premium brands
              vodka, Bacardi rum, Johnnie Walker              also (e.g. Bombay Sapphire Gin, Grey
              Red Label, Jack Daniels Bourbon,                Goose vodka, Johnnie Walker Black
              etc.)                                           Label, Chivas Regal, Woodford
                                                              Reserve Bourbon, Glenlivet single malt
                                                              scotch, cognacs, aperitifs, etc.)

              $ 9.00 per person – first hour                  $ 12.00 per person – first hour
              $ 6.00 per person thereafter                    $ 7.00 per person thereafter
              Min. 4 hours, maximum 6 hours                   Min. 4 hours, maximum 6 hours

Also available:
        § Optional Wine Service during Dinner with a Plan --               $12 per person.
        § Optional Premium Cocktail Hour with a Plan                       $15 per person.
        § Optional Super Premium Cocktail Hour with a Plan                 $18 per person.




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                                   Champagne
Ballatore Gran Spumate                                             $18.00

Wycliff, California                                                $19.00

Sparkling Cider, Vermont                                           $18.00

Domaine Ste. Michelles, Washington                                 $27.00

Korbel, Brut, California                                           $32.00

G.H. Mumm’s Extra Dry, Reims, France                               $69.00

Moet & Chandon, “White Star”, France                               $72.00

Veuve Clicquot “Yellow Label”, Brut, Reims, France                 $79.00

Dom Perignon, Vintage 1996, France                                $195.00




                                   White Wines
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley            $22.00

Ecco Domani, Pinot Grigio, Selecianado                             $23.00

Calloway Sauvignon Blanc, Vintner’s Reserve, Clear Lake            $23.00

Jacob’s Creek, Chardonnay, Barossa Valley, Australia               $24.00

Kendall Jackson, Chardonnay, Clear Lake                            $25.00

Kendall Jackson, Sauvignon Blanc, Vintner’s Reserve, Clear Lake    $26.00

Meridian, Santa Barbara, Chardonnay, Edna Valley                   $26.00

Columbia Crest Grand Estates, Chardonnay, Columbia Valley          $27.00

J. Lohr, Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco, Monterey                         $36.00

Simi, Chardonnay Reserve, Russian River Valley                     $39.00




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                                     Red Wines
Rosemount Estate Syrah, Mourvedre, Australia                            $27.00

Penfolds, Thomas Hylands, Shiraz, Australia                             $29.00

Jacob’s Creek Merlot, Barossa Valley, Australia                         $24.00

Beringer Founders Reserve, Merlot, Napa, California                     $28.00

Blackstone Reserve, Merlot, Sonoma, California                          $32.00

Jacob’s Creek, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley, Australia            $24.00

Kendall Jackson, Cabernet Sauvignon, Vintner’s Reserve, Clear Lake      $32.00

Beaulieu Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa                            $32.00

Charles Krug Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa                                   $39.00

Kenwood, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley                               $32.00

St. Francis, Zinfandel, Old Vines, Sonoma, California                   $36.00

Kenwood Jack London, Zinfandel, Sonoma                                  $39.00

                              House Wines by the Glass
      House Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon                          $6.00
      Beringer White Zinfandel                                              $6.00

                                     Punch Bowls
                            Approximately 50 cups per bowl
      Non-Alcoholic                                                         $40.00


      Draft and Bottled Beers                                        $3.00 - $5.00
      Mixed Drinks                                                   $4.00 - $9.00




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                       APPENDIX 2 - WEDDING PLANNING GUIDE



                      Wedding Vendors
             To help you plan your wedding we enclose a list of wedding service vendors that are
                                 available to assist you in your planning.

                   DISC JOCKEYS                                              FLORISTS
Spotlight Entertainment     603-532-6236                     Woodbury’s              802-886-8315
Lou’s Mobile Music          800-639-1513                     Coger’s Sugarhouse      802-886-2791
Peak DJ                     802-888-6978                     Halladay’s              802-463-3471
Gabe’s Mobile Music         802-295-7365                     Brickstone              603-863-6760

             BANDS & PERFORMERS                                                  CAKES
Andy Scott                802-875-4242                       Stone Arch Bakery            603-542-3704
Gerry Grimo East Bay      802-674-5908                       Baba Louie                   802-875-4666
Orchestra – Top Rated
Bob Coniff’s Orchestra    603-835-2226                       Andrie Rose                  802-228-4846
Fred Haas                 802-436-1282                       Irene’s Cakes                802-228-4846

                  MUSICIANS                                               PHOTOGRAPHERS
Mrs. Erikson             802-886-2846                        Michael DeMartino      802-296-8250
Nancy Wendlandt Piano    802-885-8556                        Bill Lashua            802-885-4311
Erik Johansson Harp      802-875-2168                        John Williams          802-496-5646
Kathy Byam Flute         802-885-3547                        Paul Larochelle        802-885-5010
Sarah Purdy Flute        802-875-1094                        Bella Studio           802-345-7423

            JUSTICE OF THE PEACE                                         VIDEOGRAPHER
Ernest Lamphere          802-886-2670                        Zachery McNaughton   802-885-6241
Judith Edwards           802-885-1088                        Take One Video       603-352-6854

           TENTS & CHAIR RENTALS                                        HORSE & CARRIAGE
Farnsworth               802-885-2297
Decker’s Tent Rental     603-826-7736                        Hi-Lo Farms                  802-886-8441
Rentorium                603-352-2943

                LIMOUSINES                                                 HAIR SALONS
Blue Diamond Limo       603-826-5507                         Boccaccio’s            802-885-6265
Hallmark                802-295-5466                         Lochsmyth Salon        603-542-8577
Extraordinary           802-228-5466                         Tangles                802-885-3734

                                            CHURCHES
Church of Christ                802-885-3491      St. Marks Episcopal                     802-885-2723
St. Mary’s Catholic             802-885-3400      United Methodist                        802-885-3006
Advent Christen                 802-886-2833      Bow Baptist                             802-546-4902
Calvary Baptist                 802-885-2349      Unitarian Universalist                  802-885-3327
Precision Valley Baptist        802-886-8411      No. Springfield Baptist                 802-886-8107
Christa Delphian Ecclisia       802-885-5678      Holy Trinity Orthodox                   802-885-2615
Assembly of God                 802-885-4261      First Congregational                    802-885-5728




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                        APPENDIX 3 – WEDDING PLANNING GUIDE



   Town Clerk & Justices of the
            Peace
This is a list of the current Justices of the Peace that an perform wedding ceremonies. A supreme court justice,
   a superior court judge, a district judge, a judge of probate, an assistant judge, a justice of the peace or an
 ordained or licensed member of the clergy residing in Vermont can perform you wedding ceremony. A clergy
 person residing in an adjoining state or country can marry you if his or her church, temple, mosque, or other
 religious organization lies wholly or partly in Vermont. A clergy member residing in some other state or in
 Canada can marry you if he or she first obtains a special authorization from the probate court in the district
   where the marriage will take place. Vermont law does not require witnesses; but, if you are planning a
                      religious ceremony, check to see if the religion's tenets require witnesses.

                                                  Town Clerk
     Meredith Dexter Kelley,                   96 Main Street,                        802-885-2104
     Springfield Town Clerk              Springfield, Vermont 05156


                                             Justices of the Peace
        Ernest Lamphere                     12 Lockwood Avenue                        802-886-2670
                                           Springfield, VT 05156



         Judith Edwards                      Cherry Hill Street -                     802-885-1088
                                           Springfield, VT 05156 -                    802-376-5930




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          APPENDIX 4 – GETTING MARRIED IN SPRINGFIELD, VERMONT



                  Getting Married in
                  Springfield, Vermont
               These are some simple answers to most marriage and wedding license questions.

Do we need a marriage license? Do       You will need a license, but you do not need blood tests, and there is
we need blood tests?                                                                      no waiting period.

Where do we get a marriage license?        Licenses are issued by the Town Clerk. (For Vermont residents, the
                                         license must be purchased in the Town where the bride or groom lives.)
                                         What if we are not Vermont Residents? If neither party is a Vermont
                                               resident, you may get the license from any town clerk in the State.


Where is the Springfield Town          The Springfield Town Clerk's office is located at 96 Main Street, on the
Clerk's Office Located?                  second floor, directly above the Police Department. The office hours are
                                       8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. The
                                                                            telephone number is 802-885-2104.


How much does it cost?                       The license costs $4500 and is valid for 60 days from the date it is
                                       issued. The marriage license may be used the day it is issued. During the
                                          60-day time period, an authorized person must perform your wedding
                                                                        ceremony - otherwise, the license is void.

What information must we provide           Besides basic information about yourselves (names, towns of residence,
to get a marriage license?                places, and dates of birth), you must also provide your parents' names,
                                             including your mothers' maiden names, and their places of birth. (A
                                        certified copy of your birth certificate can supply most of this information.
                                           However, it is not necessary for you to have a copy with you when you
                                            apply.) Both parties must sign the license in the presence of the Town
                                          Clerk, certifying that all the information you provided is correct. If it is
                                          not a first marriage, and either marriage ended in death or divorce, the
                                               Town Clerk will ask to see a copy of the death certificate or divorce
                                           decree. You will also be asked to provide information about your race,
                                                the highest grade you completed in school, the number of previous
                                        marriages, and how they ended. This information is confidential and
                                                                 does not become part of the marriage certificate.




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Can a license be issued through the        Can we be married by proxy? No. A marriage license cannot be
mail?                                        issued through the mail, and you cannot be married by proxy.

Where can we get married?                   With a valid Vermont license, you can be married anywhere in
                                                                         Vermont, but only in Vermont.

Who can marry us?                           Do we need witnesses? A supreme court justice, a superior court
                                      judge, a district judge, a judge of probate, an assistant judge, a justice
                                        of the peace or an ordained or licensed member of the clergy residing
                                            in Vermont can perform you wedding ceremony. A clergy person
                                        residing in an adjoining state or country can marry you if his or her
                                       church, temple, mosque, or other religious organization lies wholly or
                                        partly in Vermont. A clergy member residing in some other state or
                                                in Canada can marry you if he or she first obtains a special
                                               authorization from the probate court in the district where the
                                         marriage will take place. Vermont law does not require witnesses;
                                             but, if you are planning a religious ceremony, check to see if the
                                                                             religion's tenets require witnesses.

What do we do with the license?        What happens to it after the ceremony? By law, 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 (officiant) will complete the sections concerning
                                          the date, place and officiant information, and sign your license. At
                                           that point, the license becomes a marriage certificate. The officiant
                                              must return the certificate to the town clerk's office where it was
                                      issued within 10 days after the wedding so that your marriage can be
                                          officially registered. The certificate is not a complete legal document
                                              until it has been recorded in the town clerk's office where it was
                                                                                                         obtained.

How do we get a copy of our               When you buy your license, you can arrange with the town clerk to
marriage certificate?                 mail you a certified copy of your certificate as soon as your marriage is
                                         recorded. The cost is $30.00 ($23.00 for the license and $7.00 for
                                      the certified copy).




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                   Wedding Date Commitment Agreement
                                  Wedding Event Information

Client Name:                   __________________________                      Telephone:             (___)_____________

Address:                       __________________________                      State & Zip:           _________________

Function Name:                 __________________________                      Today’s Date           _________________

Wedding Date                   __________________________                      Time From -            _________________
                                                                               To:                    _________________

Room(s) Name:                  __________________________                      No. Guests:            _________________


                                      Wedding Date Commitment
   The above shown date is being reserved for your wedding event at the Hartness House Inn upon the payment of the deposit and
signature of the Hotel below pending the completion of a Wedding Reception Agreement. This date will be held for thirty (30) days
 in order to execute the Wedding Reception Agreement. If a Wedding Reception Agreement is not executed within this time frame,
                                                 the Wedding Date will be released.


                                          Terms of Event Payment
  A $1000.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure the date of your choice. Fifty percent (50%) payment of the estimated
  total bill is required 90 days prior to the wedding day along with the final guest counts. The balance will be due by noon twelve
(12) business days prior to the Event Date. Should the cancellation occur, all the prepaid amounts and deposit will be forfeited. If
  cancellation should occur within 90 days prior to the wedding date, full cancellation charges equal to the estimated total bill will
  apply for the loss of business reserved. Finance charges for unpaid amounts are twelve percent (12%) per annum accrued daily.


                                                  Other Provisions
This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes any verbal agreements. This Agreement can only
be modified by the written agreement of both parties. The terms of this Agreement will be governed by the State of Vermont and
resolved by binding arbitration in Vermont under the rules of the American Arbitration Association.

For the Client:
_______________________                     ________________________                     ____________
Name                                        Signature                                    Date


For H artness H ouse Inn:

_______________________                     ________________________                     ____________
Name                                        Signature                                    Date




                                                            Page 1 of 1                  Wedding Date Commitment Agreement
                                Wedding Reception Agreement

                              Wedding Event Information

Client Name:                __________________________                  Telephone:     (___)_____________

                                                                        Fax:           (___)_____________

Address:                    __________________________                  State & Zip:   _________________

Function Name:              __________________________                  Today’s Date   _________________

Other Info:                 ________________________________________________________________

Wedding Date                __________________________                  Time From -    _________________
                                                                        To:            _________________

Room(s) Name:               __________________________                  No. Guests:    _________________




                               Selection of Wedding Services
                                         Vermont Elope Packages
¨ Ultimate Elope Package includes: Two nights accommodations in                                  $ 1,295.00
  the Hartness Suite; Arrival Welcome basket; Ceremony in
  Governor’s Library; Five-course dinner with Champagne Toast;
  Farewell Breakfast in Bed, JP officiate services, Bouquet and
  Boutineer, Spa package, Photography package. Price includes facilities
    fees and excludes tax and gratuities.

¨ Deluxe Elope Package includes: Two nights accommodations in                                       $995.00
  the Charles Lindbergh Suite; Arrival Welcome basket; Ceremony in
  Governor’s Library; Five-course dinner with Champagne Toast;
  Farewell Breakfast in Bed, JP officiate services, Photography
  package. Price includes facilities fees and excludes tax and gratuities.
¨ Deluxe Elope Package includes: Two nights accommodations in                                       $795.00
  the Charles Lindbergh Suite; Arrival Welcome basket; Ceremony in
  Governor’s Library; Five-course dinner with Champagne Toast;
  Farewell Breakfast in Bed, JP officiate services. Price includes facilities
    fees and excludes tax and gratuities.

¨ Elope Plus add-on for additional guests at Dinner Reception. Price                                 $ 49.00
per person, includes facilities fees and excludes tax and gratuities.




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                                       Vermont Nuptial Package
¨ Midweek Package, available from Sunday to Thursday, includes:                        $ 45.00
one night accommodations in the Main House room; Ceremony in
Governor’s Library; Plated Reception Dinner in the Victorian Ballroom
with Champagne Toast. Includes two selections from Menu A. Price per
person before tax and gratuity

¨ Weekend Package, available from Friday or Saturday. Price per                        $ 49.00
person before tax and gratuity

¨ Upgrade to B Menu, add’l price per person before tax and gratuity                     $ 4.00
¨ Upgrade to C Menu, add’l price per person before tax and gratuity                     $ 6.00
¨ Upgrade to Buffet Banquet, add’l price per person before tax and gratuity             $ 7.00
¨ Discount for November, or January through May dates                                     10%

                           Vermont Classic Country Wedding Package
¨ Weekend Package, available Friday or Saturday, includes: one                         $ 59.00
night accommodations in the Hartness Suite; Ceremony in Governor’s
Library; Hors’ D’Oeuvres; and Plated Reception Dinner with Wine
Service in the Victorian Ballroom with Champagne Toast, Cake Service,
and use of the Library for Music and Dancing. Includes two selections
from Menu A or B. Price per person before tax and gratuity
¨ Upgrade to C Menu, add’l price per person before tax and gratuity                     $ 6.00
¨ Upgrade to Buffet Banquet, add’l price per person before tax and gratuity             $ 7.00
¨ Discount for November, or January through May dates                                     10%

                             Lace and White Glove Wedding Package
¨ Weekend Package, available Friday or Saturday, includes: one                         $ 79.00
night accommodations in the Hartness Suite; Ceremony in Governor’s
Library; one hour Cocktail Hour; Hors’ D’Oeuvres; and White Glove
Service Plated Reception Dinner and Wine Service in the Victorian
Ballroom with Champagne Toast, Cake Service, and use of the Library
for Music and Dancing. Includes two selections from Menu A, B or C.
Price per person before tax and gratuity

¨ Upgrade to Buffet Banquet, add’l price per person before tax and gratuity             $ 7.00
¨ Discount for November, or January through May dates                                     10%




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                                       Tavern and Bar
¨ House Wine Service during Reception Dinner add-on, per person                        $ 12.00
¨ Premium Cocktail Hour Open Bar Service add-on, per person                            $ 15.00
¨ Super Premium Cocktail Hour Open Bar Service add-on, per person                      $ 18.00
¨ Prem. Open Bar                       ¨ Super Prem. Open Bar                 $ ____________
¨ Cash Bar Service Required ($50 per hour)        ¨ No Bar Service Required   $ ____________

                         Facilities Fees - if not included in Package
¨ Victorian Room                                                                     $ 500.00
¨ Governor’s Room                                                                    $ 250.00
¨ The Library                                                                        $ 250.00
¨ Gardens and Grounds, when use for outdoor dining and receptions                    $ 750.00




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                                               Reception Dinner
Dinner Entrée Selections .          Indicate choice below.

¨ Menu A
        Choice 1: _________________________________
        Choice 2: _________________________________
¨ Menu B
        Choice 1: _________________________________
        Choice 2: _________________________________
¨ Menu C
        Choice 1: _________________________________
        Choice 2: _________________________________
¨ Additional Choice , price per person before tax and gratuity                      Additional Charge
        Choice 1: _________________________________                                 $ __________
        Choice 2: ___________________________________                                  __________
             Each additional choice is $2.00 per total persons per entrée choice.


                                                Hors d’ Oeuvres
¨ Cold Hors d’ Oeuvres, price per person before tax and gratuity.
        Choice 1: _________________________________                                 $ __________
        Choice 2: _________________________________                                    __________
        Choice 3: _________________________________                                    __________


¨ Hot Hors d’ Oeuvres, price per person before tax and gratuity
        Choice 1: _________________________________                                 $ __________
        Choice 2: _________________________________                                    __________
        Choice 3: _________________________________                                    __________



                                          Sunday Farewell Brunch
¨ Adults                                                                            $ __________
¨ Children                                                                          $ __________



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                       Lodging and Accommodations Requirement
                             Availability is based currently available rooms and
                              subject to prior reservations and commitments.

¨ Main House, number of suites required, max 2 available
¨ Main House, number of rooms required, max 9 available
¨ Victorian Wing, number of rooms required, max 7 available
¨ Carriage Wing, number of rooms required, max 24 available


                                            Guest Counts
                                                           Preliminary Estm.        Confirmed Final
                                                              (Provide Now)
                                                                                   (Due 3 days prior to
                                                                                         Event)
Breakfast
Lunch
Rehearsal Dinner
Reception Dinner
Brunch
Lodging


                               Additional Services and Rental
¨ Overtime, after 4 hours at $250 per whole or part hour                                         $ …….
¨ Private Spa suite, for up to 6 people at $250 per whole or part hour                           $ …….
¨ Round Tables, seats 8 to 10                           Qty: _____________                       $ 12.00
¨ Chairs for outdoor ceremony                           Qty: _____________                         $ 2.50
¨ Chair covers                                                                                     $ 2.00
¨ Floral arrangements, columns, tuilling, etc.                                                Quote basis
¨ Special decorating requests - $ 75 per hour labor fee                                          $ …….




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                               Menu Selection/Guarantees
 Menu selections will be discussed at the time of booking and must be confirmed at least 14 days prior to the
    Wedding date. A guaranteed number of guests must be confirmed at least 7 (seven) days prior to the
 Wedding date. You will be charged for the guaranteed number given or the actual number of meals served,
whichever is greater. The enclosed menu items are suggested for your consideration; however we will also tailor
menus for you. If you decide on serving two different entrees, you will be responsible for providing name cards
                              with your guests’ choice clearly printed on the card.


                                                 Pricing
Menu prices are subject to change due to cost fluctuations and other factors. Prices will be confirmed up to 30
days prior to the event. The Vermont 9% Rooms and Meals Tax and the Vermont 10% Liquor Tax will
be added to all appropriate charges. A 20% Gratuity is added to the final bill. Any additional gratuity is
                                               at your discretion.


                                       Terms of Payment
A $1000.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a requested date. This deposit will be applied to the
   final wedding bill. Fifty percent of the anticipated total bill is due 90 days prior to the Wedding. The
           balance of the bill is due by noon twelve (12) business days prior to the day of the event.
                           All the payments have to be made by check or cash only.
          Finance charges for unpaid amounts are twelve percent (12%) per annum accrued daily.


                                             Cancellations
    If cancellation should occur after signing this Agreement the deposit and all the prepaid amounts will be
forfeited. If cancellation should occur within 90 days prior to the wedding date, full cancellation charges equal
to the estimated total bill will apply for the loss of business reserved. Finance charges for unpaid amounts are
                                  twelve percent (12%) per annum accrued daily.


                                      Alcoholic Beverages
     Under Vermont state law, no customer may bring his or her own liquor onto the premises, nor shall
customers leave the premises with an alcoholic beverage. No person under the legal drinking age of 21 years of
  age will be served. Private liquor consummation in the dining, reception and public areas and surrounding
 grounds is prohibited. Alcoholic beverages purchased off premises must remain in the guests’ rooms. We ask
 your cooperation with your guests in this matter. The Inn reserves the right to stop serving alcoholic beverages
        to any patron at any time it deems necessary to comply with the Vermont State Liquor Laws.




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                           Facility Rental & Other Fees
Facility fees are included in Wedding Packages as described. Additional rooms may be added as needed.

          Victorian Dining Room …………………………………………...                                          $ 500.00
          Governor’s Room …………………………………………………                                                $ 250.00
          Library Room ……………………………………………………                                                  $ 250.00
          Wedding Gardens ………………………………………………...                                              $ 750.00

          Cake Service Fee, per person ………………………………………                                         $ 1.00


                                       Property Damage
As a patron, you are responsible for any damages to any part of the Inn during the time of your reception that
  are assessed as a result of actions taken by you or your guests. A minimum deposit of $500.00 may be
                                                   requested.


                                                Security
   The Inn shall not assume responsibility for the damage or loss of any merchandise or articles left on the
                                premises prior to or following any function.


                        Accommodations and Room Rental
   If the Wedding dates falls on either a Friday or Saturday, the Client is responsible for the rental of a
minimum of the 11 rooms in the Main House for two days. If the Wedding date falls on any other day, the
 Client is responsible for a one-day minimum rental of the Main House rooms. Any shortfall in the room
                         rentals from the Client’s guests will be added to the final bill.


                                    Event Time Frames
  Weddings are booked for 4 hours per event. Often additional events are booked for the same day and/or
room. Therefore it is important to leave promptly at the end of your wedding. Additional overtime is assessed
           at the rate of $250 per full or partial hour should the event exceed the allotted time.




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                                       Other Provisions
This Agreement, with the executed Wedding Date Commitment Agreement incorporate as an integral part of
this agreement, contains the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes any written and or verbal
agreements. This Agreement can only be modified by the written agreement of both parties. The terms of this
Agreement will be governed by the State of Vermont and resolved by binding arbitration in Vermont under
the rules of the American Arbitration Association.




K     indly indicate your acceptance of these term and sign, date and return two originals to the
      address given below.

For the Client:
_______________________ ________________________                                ____________
Name                    Signature                                               Date




For Hartness House Inn:
Inn Representative

_______________________ ________________________                                ____________
Name                    Signature                                               Date




                        Hartness House Inn
                       30 Orchard Street                   Springfield, VT 05156
                      Tel: 802-885-2115                   Toll-free: 1-800-732-4789

                                     www.hartnesshouse.com




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                        Addendum 1 - Banquet Liquor Policy
The Hartness House Inn is a Vermont State Liquor Authority-regulated licensee. As a licensee we
are obligated to observe and enforce all the State liquor regulations. It is our paramount interest
to ensure the success of your event and we want to make you aware of our license requirements
and house rules related to on-site liquor consummation. As all states’ liquor regulations vary, we
kindly ask that you adhere to the points below.

  §   All alcohol consumed on these premises must be under the supervision and control
      of the Hartness House. Private liquor possession and consummation in the dining
      rooms, reception halls, common areas, surrounding grounds, and parking lot is
      prohibited. Anyone violating this will be asked to leave the premises.

  §   The Hartness House will request photo identification from anyone appearing to be
      30 years or under prior to serving them alcoholic beverages. No alcohol will be
      served to anyone not able to prove with satisfactory ID that they are over the
      prevailing legal drinking age.

  §   The Hartness House will not serve more than two drinks to any one patron at one
      time.

  §   The Hartness House will refuse to serve alcoholic beverages to any patron that in its
      sole opinion appears to be intoxicated.

  §   The Hartness House will not serve liquor shots during weddings and banquets.
      Certain high-alcohol content drinks may be portion-size restricted during banquets.

  §   The Hartness House bar will announce “last call” 45 minutes prior to the event’s
      initial closing time, and stop selling alcoholic beverages 30 minutes to closing time.
      Feel free to request an extended event closing time – although the bar will not
      extend the time that is open.

  §   The Hartness House recommends that you arrange with your guests appointing
      “designated drivers”. Once the designated drivers are identified to us, they will be
      eligible for free non-alcoholic beverages from the bar for the duration of the event.

Our overall interest is ensuring the success of your event, the safety of all of your guests, and a
pleasant environment for all. We kindly request that you indicate your understanding and
acceptance of the foregoing Hartness House liquor consummation conditions.

Event Host:                                        Hartness House:

________________________________                   __________________________________

Date: ______________                               Date: _______________




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