July 14, 2020 / Weddings

Elegant Hildene Wedding in Vermont

A beautiful Hildene Estate Wedding in Manchester, Vermont.

Bride and groom's holding the hand on front of The Lincoln Family Home

Jenna and Zack’s wedding was at Hildene, the former summer home of Abraham Lincoln’s son Robert. Located in the beautiful Vermont village of Manchester, Hildene is a gorgeous destination. Once you come there, this place will simply blow you away!

Hidden in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont, the town of Manchester has its own unique charm. Visiting Manchester, you will feel this special atmosphere of classic New England. There are a lot of churches, small cafes and restaurants, as well as old-fashioned shops. Every year a lot of tourists come there for skiing in winter but it’s worth coming in other seasons of the year as well.

The territory of the estate is 412 acres and includes a mansion, garden and observatory, Welcome Center and other buildings and facilities. The name Hildene derives from the old English words and it means hill and valley with a stream. The house is surrounded by incredibly green mountains and the view is stunning!

The newlyweds, Zack and Jenna, met in High School in New Hampshire and went to different universities in Vermont. When they graduated they moved to NYC together. Zack asked Jenna to marry him in November 2017, a few months after their 10th anniversary. They were married on the exact date of their 12th anniversary in 2019.

They chose Hildene as they loved the venue from the first look. They wanted an outdoor wedding with lots of greenery and the estate’s garden immediately impressed the couple.

Take a look at the engagement session of this lovely couple that I photographed in New York!

A bride holding her wedding dress

The ceremony place was so amazing and it was located on a 300-foot promontory overlooking the Battenkill Valley. The father of the bride built a beautiful round arbor. Wedding ceremony set up at Hildene A bride and her father walking in an aisle during a wedding ceremony at Hildene A groom looking at his bride walking in an aisle during a wedding ceremony A bride walking during a wedding ceremony Bride and groom holding their hand during wedding ceremony at Hildene

Bride and groom holding their hands during the wedding ceremony at Hildene in Vermont

A bride hugging her bridesmaids

After the ceremony all the guests had a wonderful time in the gardens drinking cocktails, chatting with each other and taking photos. Wedding cocktail hour in front of Hildene mansion A newly wedded couple celebrating their marriage

Bride and groom's holding the hand on front of The Lincoln Family Home

A wedding reception setting at Hildene Florals

The reception took place in a big tent installed just under the hill.

A bride dancing with her father during a wedding reception

After very sincere and emotional speeches crazy dances followed and sparklers exit!

sparkler exit A wedding tent at Hildene in the night

You can see more photos from this beautiful wedding in this gallery.

Are you getting married at Hildene? Give me a shout, I’d love to talk about your wedding.