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Events & Meetings


For nearly 250 years, the Brandon Inn has been welcoming guests to share in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere you'd expect in a Vermont country inn. And now, Joel and Darcy MacClaren join over twenty past innkeepers to serve as stewards of one of Vermont's oldest continuously running inns.

No strangers to Brandon, Darcy's sister and brother-in-law, Deb and Ed Bratton, own and operate Maple View Farm Alpacas and Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio in the Arnold District of town. Joel and Darcy relocated from their homes in Madison, CT and Stratton Mountain, VT and now enjoy living in Brandon.

Joel's hospitality background includes the Villa Olga Guest House, now Olga's Fancy, located in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, the Wentworth By-the-Sea in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and the Barclay InterContinental Hotel in Midtown New York City. The InterContinental gave Joel the opportunity to do project work in Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia as well as many U.S. cities. Joel is excited to be using his background to give the Brandon Inn a balance of a fine hotel and the coziness of a country inn.

A family that cycles and skis, Joel and Darcy were "weekend warriors" along with children Whitney and David. The home at Stratton is where family holidays were celebrated, guests were entertained and where the family came to love Vermont. David attended the Stratton Mountain School for high school and after college, worked at the alpaca farm and fiber mill before relocating to Boston.

Like past innkeepers, Joel and Darcy feel privileged to be part of the living history of the Brandon Inn and lucky to be part of a small town community like Brandon.

We hope you relax and enjoy what we have to offer!
The Meeting Rooms

The Ballroom: 35 x 37 with an adjoining break-out space. It is a large square room with parquet floors and a hidden built-in projection screen and a flat-screen TV. The room accommodates up to 80 attendees conference style or approximately 50 classroom style.

The Garden Room: 23 x 37 accommodates about 50 attendees conference style and approximately 30 classroom style. The room is perfect for a U-shaped or boardroom style set up for up to 30 attendees.

The Dining Rooms

The Main Dining Room: 55 x 30 and seats up to 100 guests depending on the setup.

The Wicker Room: 17 x 45. This light and airy room can hold up to 50 diners and is used as the main breakfast room for in-house guests.

The Garden Room: 32 x 37. The room has sliding French doors that open to the patio and pool and large concertina doors that open up to the Wicker Room. It is perfect for a more intimate dining experience, or as a meeting space as described above.

* The three dining areas can be used separately or interconnect to accommodate over 200 quests.

Interested in booking an event?

Interested in booking an event?