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My husband and I had our wedding at Tourterelle a week ago Saturday and we are thrilled with our choice. Christine, who owns the venue, is incredibly helpful and generally amazing at what she does. Not only did she pull off our wedding without a hitch, she also managed to renovate the entire inn connected to the venue before our wedding rehearsal. We were the first couple to get married at Tourterelle after their June 2020 fire and the venue has truly risen from its ashes like a phoenix. They made the best of a terrible experience and created a space that is modern and gorgeous that still retains the history of the old structure, which is complimented by Christine’s timeless, comfortable, natural, and bright design aesthetic. My bridal party and family stayed at the inn and we had the best time getting ready in the morning, and everyone appreciated being able to quickly hop upstairs and into bed at the end of a long night of dancing. The wedding itself was a dream. While the stunning views would have wowed us enough to be happy, the food, service, and overall flow and ease of getting married at Tourterelle truly were remarkable. Christine and Chef Tom were amazing and incredibly accommodating of my many requests to modify the menu to suit vegetarian, vegan, nut free, and gluten free dietary restrictions. My husband and I were also psyched that Tourterelle offers late night wood-fired pizza, a touch that our guests also really seemed to appreciate. I’ll stop gushing about our experience with Tourterelle because this already makes for far longer a review than anyone would appreciate, but I truly believe that Tourterelle provided the most magical wedding experience that I could have ever imagined. Thank you, Christine!

Having our wedding at Tourterelle was one of the best decisions we made in our wedding process. The space is beautiful with views of the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains – it is a venue that truly has everything. Christine was helpful in planning and calming on the day of the wedding and the week leading up to the wedding (very important!) to the wedding party and the guests. Christine was extremely helpful in showing us our options and helping us customize everything to fit our needs and wants. All of our out-of-town guests were blown away by the beauty of the location, the food, the drinks, and the service staff. I can’t recommend Tourterelle enough!

The Tourterelle Inn provided for the most spectacular experience for our wedding. Christine Snell (owner) was absolutely wonderful to work with on planning our special day. She not only went above and beyond, to ensure making the day was everything we could have dreamed of, she worked with us to make sure we received the best experience possible. She even let our dog stay with us throughout the whole ceremony and wedding. The venue was picture perfect the day of the wedding. Everything the day of the event ran so smoothly, that I did not worry a single bit the whole event. Christine’s staff were very respectable and professional. The food was delicious! I cannot say enough positive words about our experience.

This place is a hidden gem and the perfect spot for a beautiful Vermont wedding. The surroundings are beautiful and you can see both the green mountains and Adarondacks from the venue making it a great spot for pictures. We worked with Whitney their wedding coordinator and she made everything very easy and was great at answering all of our questions (of which we had a lot). The food was one thing that initially drew us to this place and it did not disappoint, we even had late night wood fired pizza which was a huge hit. I would highly recommend Tourterelle!

I had my wedding at The Tourterelle this past July and cannot express how magical and beautiful a venue the Tourterelle Inn is. From the beautuful setting surrounded by my mountains to the rustic barn and large outdoor area where guests can mingle and roam freely. Working with Christine was so unbelievably easy and she is the most wonderful person to host your wedding. She is extremely organized, calm, and made everything so easy for us. In terms of wedding food, this is the best of it. The food was amazing! We had a buffet with delicious Filet Mignonette cooked to perfection, moist Chicken in a champagne sauce, roasted veggies and the most amazing mushroom ravioli I have ever tasted. I am craving them as we speak. Christine was so helpful in terms of allowing us to come set up early and she also set up so many decorations for us and made everything look perfect. The service was seamless and all of my guests were extremely impressed. This was the most amazing day of our lives and I am so thankful to have found this place and met Christine and her staff.

I could not have had a more magical wedding experience than what Tourterelle offered. Between Christine’s amazing hostessing skills, which resulted in the whole day going super smoothly, to Bill’s superb performance in the kitchen, resulting in a fine dining experience, every detail of our wedding day was perfect. Christine attended to our very specific needs and let us make the venue totally our own. It felt like having a backyard wedding at my own home. The pizzas and firepit after the formal reception were a HUGE hit – most of our guests stayed on just to keep the party going. It was an awesome, original, and memorable touch that no other venue has like it. All in all, a truly superb experience. This place keeps getting better and better.

I am the mother of the bride and my husband and I live in Massachusetts. We hosted our daughter Julia and her husband Justin’s wedding reception at the Tourterelle Inn. It was truly an amazing and memorable day, in large part for having selected the Tourterelle Inn . The venue is incredible – a newly renovated barn overlooking acres of land with an onsite pond and expansive views of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains. The food was delectable. We had a buffet and everyone was so pleased with the menu. At the reception and the days that followed, guests commented on the amazing beauty of the venue and the excellence of the food and service provided by Christine and her staff. Just last week, my cousin from New Jersey again remarked upon the “exquisite venue” and the attentiveness of the staff. Christine, along with her husband, chef Bill, own the Tourterelle Restaurant and Inn. I cannot offer enough superlatives about the service, professionalism and comfort that Christine provided to us in the planning process. She truly made what we thought difficult decisions easy ; menu selection (so many delicious choices), wine selection, bar service, reception schedule, decorations, DJ set-up, flowers, floor plan, tables, tablecloths, napkins, wedding cake and dessert choices. She offered advice, accommodated our choices and worked with our vendors. She worked within our budget, made changes and amendments graciously when we changed our minds , even when I think we might have been driving her crazy. Christine returned every phone call and answered our so many questions in a knowledgeable and confident way. I cannot emphasize how much assistance and guidance she provided in a calm and assuring manner. I will be forever grateful for the part she played in making Julia and Justin’s wedding day truly memorable. She is a consummate professional. The Tourterelle Inn is a magical place to have a wedding. Would do it all over again at the Tourterelle without changing a thing!

My husband and I had our reception at Tourterelle in August and I cannot recommend it enough for a Vermont wedding. Christine and the staff were INCREDIBLE and it was everything that we wanted. Christine was very detail oriented throughout the process and the night of, was on top of everything. She also let us design our reception just as we wanted with signature cocktails, lawn games, fire pits after dark, a Ben & Jerry’s outside catered cart for ice cream with the cake, and a beautiful send-off. The site itself is gorgeous and our friends couldn’t believe the views over Addison County and across to the Adirondack Mountains as well. And of course, the food was delicious! My husband comes from a family of restaurateurs and this was the first reason we looked at Tourterelle – the restaurant is awesome. The catered meal for guests at the reception lived up to the standards of my husband’s family and all our friends from Manhattan, Boston, and beyond. Chef Bill Snell did a fantastic job. We can’t wait to come back for anniversary dinners in the years to come!

My husband and I got married this October, we can’t express how happy we are that we chose Tourterelle as our Venue. For years we admired the space Tourterelle had to offer. Photography is very important to us and the space is beautiful, exactly what we wanted for our wedding photos. I had always envisioned having my wedding at Tourterelle, so when my husband proposed to me last November I was eager to contact Christine and Bill. They were so kind and supportive; they worked with our budget to create the most beautiful wedding we could have imagined. Christine went above and beyond in supporting us with everything; she got back to my every question. I could never have imagined a more perfect day, the weather was great, the ceremony was amazing, the deck was decorated so beautifully and the staff we all supportive, respectful and kind. Something that really stuck out to me was the food. Bill is an incredible chef and was flexible with our wacky eating habits. I had tons of compliments on our menu that evening. I kept telling my guest that I had little to do with the flavor or style of the food, it was all Bill! He took my requests and made an amazing meal that everyone was able to enjoy. It was phenomenal! We would recommend this venue to anyone!!

We didn’t even consider any other venues– we booked tourterelle based on it’s situation between 2 mountain ranges and based on its FOOD. it has my favorite food in Vermont. its menu is so creative and elegant, but also so unpretentious and straight up yums. if you care about your guests enjoying themselves, food is critical– they literally don’t give a hoot about anything else, and tourterelle is destined to be delicious every time. it’s slow, purposeful elements that make every meal so memorable. we were blessed with a really weatherly perfect day, but we were also blessed with a wonderful wedding coordinator, whitney. she comes with the venue, and she’s an in real life angel. she’s so sweet, patient, thoughtful, smart, and she cares about getting it exactly right for you. I gave her pretty minimal direction because i’m a clueless person in general, and I just trusted her, and im glad I did. she made it all happen; I just showed up. and that’s exactly what I damn well wanted. thank you, whitney! I have no regrets about our wedding day– it was so fun, peaceful, and wild, and that was in large part due to the staff at tourterelle and the little mountain barn grotto they provide. thank you, my stars.

Our son’s wedding was absolutely magical. The setting and facilities were superb. The food was great. The staff was extremely helpful and cooperative. The entire experience was nothing short of fantastic. The memories will endure!

I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect place for our wedding. the view from the grounds of Tourterelle are absolutely stunning and have views of the Green and Adirondack mountains. Christine and her staff were such a pleasure to work with and helped us plan and execute the wedding of our dreams. All of our guests raved about the delicious food, and the service and flow of the entire night. I am just thrilled by how it all worked out, and would highly recommend the venue and the amazing value that you get at Tourterelle!

Christine and her team are absolute goddesses! From the very beginning, she was calm and thoughtful throughout the process even when I had moments of feeling anxious. She was so easy going and thoughtful, particularly when the day didn’t go as planned (bride and bridal party in the hospital the morning of the wedding with food poisoning from another business!). She never faltered, maintaining her cool and being accommodating as the timeline of the day changed. Beyond Christine’s expertise, the food, venue, and staff were divine. Such a beautiful day, even including the unexpected illness. If you are thinking about having a wedding in Vermont, Tourterelle should definitely be on your list!

Tourterelle was the perfect location for our wedding reception. They’d recently renovated the event area and added gorgeous natural wood paneling and heat (our wedding was a chilly day!). It’s a beautiful place with mountain views, a pond and a fire pit. Christine Snell, the event coordinator, is a rock star. She exceeded our expectations and was a DREAM to work with. And the food! We started with a Vermont cheese assortment, dates, nuts, crackers and fresh fruit. Then salad and a buffet featuring pepper crusted filet mignon with orange horseradish glaze, ginger orange grilled salmon and mango salsa, and a portabello napoleon with goat cheese and red pepper coulis — with sides of grilled vegetables and rosemary roasted potatoes. Christine arranged for us to have a mini wedding cake for the cake-cutting, then we served mini creme brûlées for our guests. Christine was very helpful in helping us to meet our budget, and she was even willing to help with other details such as table linens and the reception schedule. Tourterelle hit it out of the park. Thanks for a wonderful reception!

We were beyond happy with our decision to have Tourterelle as our wedding venue. It was exactly what we were looking for and more. From the very beginning Christine was amazing to work with. They have the option to have everything included which is really nice. I didn’t have to worry about coordinating with so many vendors. We choose to rent the Inn for the weekend which made it really special for me day of. I was able watch everything come together and assist with decorations to ensure everything was how I wanted it! Throughout the night everything went seamless. Food was incredible, service was superb, flat bread pizza and fire was a awesome touch at the end of the night. I didn’t have to clean up that night or the morning after! My husband and I woke up to a pancake breakfast with fresh fruit & coffee! If you and your fiance are looking for a reasonably priced venue with incredible food and service, I would highly recommend looking into Tourterelle.

Christine and Bill made the planning — both weeks and months before — and day of coordination — an absolute breeze. We are both food-lovers, and vegetarians, so we knew we were pushing the comfort zone of the kitchen a little bit, but every part of the meal was absolutely fantastic. The day itself ran incredibly smoothly, with Christine being attentive to every detail from the minute we arrived in the morning (and a lot of the background work in the days leading up to our wedding) until the bus pulled out around 11-11:15 PM. Late night pizza and ice cream and the fire pit which Whitney (another planner who works alongside Christine) set up were many of the small touches that Tourterelle provides to make the evening a truly special, enjoyable day. She and Bill are flexible, fun, and highly organized making this an ideal place for an elegant but low-key wedding. Furthermore, the space has gorgeous grounds in case of nice weather, but very reasonable rain plans (which we had to tap into) as well. If I could do it all again, I would get married at Tourterelle.

My husband and I are total foodies and ex-chefs. we are super particular and had an in-depth tasting with Christine before the event and the menu was pretty spot on. We had grilled salmon as a rehearsal dinner dish at Tourterelle and roasted chicken for the wedding among many other dishes and they were cooked perfectly. She and Bill, her husband/chef, were very very open to discussing the fine points of menu changes. I seriously thought I was being annoying at some point but she was always open to discussing. I am very communication oriented and I never waited for longer than a day to get a response and heard back from her many times in a day sometimes. Email was the easiest with a few key phone chats. The phone chats never felt rushed. Christine is extremely charming and was there often at our wedding and rehearsal to hand me a glass of water or a cocktail or check in at the function and was never “hovery”. We had our rehearsal at Tourterelle. The space there is gorgeous and has multiple areas to hang out including bocce. After we were working for days at my parents home to set-up for my wedding it was amazing to do the rehearsal dinner at tourterelle. I had forgotten how pretty it is. We had 50 for dinner and there would been plenty of space for 100 and dancing. We blasted karaoke music until midnight and I never heard a complaint about noise. The restaurant is pretty french in its approach and we had her do a rustic french wedding dinner for the wedding at my parents house but an upscale mexican for the rehearsal. Everyone raved about the food and the service, and the mole and guacamole were super on point. I wish we had had more time to do two separate tastings for our wedding and rehearsal dinners- I would recommend that if you do two events with her. Her staff was always available with a smile and cheerful attitude and Christine herself was the first to arrive (by hours) and the last to leave very late after our wedding. She always managed even in the summer heat to appear focused, energetic and lovely. She had several recommendations for us for dj and karaoke that were super professional but low key and inexpensive people to work with. After all was said and done I felt like Christine and Bill were new members of our family and even came over just to visit a couple days after the event. I wish I lived locally and threw big parties for a living so I could work with her again!

My now wife and I got married at Tourterelle this past weekend. The staff and owners were phenomenal, organized, detail oriented and flexible. We did both our ceremony and reception on site, we were able to comfortably fit over 135 people. The food was delicious, fresh and exactly what we wanted. Bill and Christine (owners) were creative, receptive to our wants, kind and very helpful in our planning process. Communication between us and Tourterelle was prompt, thorough and stress free. We highly recommend everyone research and look into using Tourterelle as their ceremony/reception venue or catering company.

From start to finish Christine and the Tourterelle staff was such a pleasure to work with. Even though 2020 threw numerous curve balls including a pandemic and a fire in the restaurant and inn portion of the venue, Christine continued to be friendly, gracious and extremely flexible with whatever choices my husband and I felt comfortable making for our wedding. She and the rest of the staff were so lovely and accommodating on the day of our scaled back wedding. I can’t thank them enough for how special they made our day feel and would not hesitate to recommend them. Not to mention how beautiful the venue itself is!

We could not have found a more perfect venue for our daughter’s Vermont wedding than Tourterelle! Christine was wonderful to work with, beginning with our first meeting, throughout the months of planning, and on the day of the wedding. She was always gracious, responsive, and positive, and we could not have been more thrilled with every aspect of the wedding! As you can see from the photos below, Tourterelle is a magnificent spot – the ceremony by the pond, the outdoor area – perfect for cocktails and socializing after the ceremony, the beautiful barn, which provided a lovely setting for the reception, and the outdoor area adjacent to the barn (which we covered with a tent), which was perfect for dancing. The bonus: all of these spots come with lovely mountain views looking East and West!! Tourterelle is not just a perfect setting… Christine and her husband, Bill, who is the chef, own Tourterelle, and they made a point of working with us to make very aspect of the wedding perfect for us! The food was delicious, the bar was supplied with everything we requested, and the staff was friendly and attentive! We are so glad we chose Tourterelle, and we would highly recommend it for your Vermont wedding!

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