Image by Amy Bennett Photography.

Shelburne Museum Announces Wedding Contest

May 1, 2019
Press Contact: Geeda Searfoorce
Marketing and Communications Manager
(802) 985-0881 (direct line)

(Shelburne, Vermont) Shelburne Museum is holding a contest for couples who were married at the Museum. Beginning May 1, 2019—the first day of the Museum’s summer season—eligible couples are invited to submit a wedding photo on the Museum Grounds, along with the date of their wedding and a brief story about themselves in 300 words or less. Entries will be accepted through October 31, 2019. 

The winning couple will receive Vow Renewal and Second Honeymoon packages, courtesy of Shelburne Museum, Milne Travel, the Vermont Association of Wedding Professionals, and various Vermont small businesses and partners.

The Vow Renewal package* includes:

  • Ceremony on the Museum Grounds for up to 10 guests
  • Admission to the Museum for the day for your guests
  • Highlights tour of the Museum
  • Officiant by The Parsonne—Annie Alexander-Kramer
  • Professional photo rights on Museum Ground
  • Photography by Sally Carpenter Photography—Recreate your original wedding photo
  • Champagne for the group by of Waterfront Catering
  • Vermont Tent Company
  • Flowers by In Full Bloom
  • A gourmet picnic basket from Cloud 9 Caterers
  • A gift basket from Shelburne Gift Company
  • Wedding planning services by Harlow and Dahlia Events
  • Ceremony Music by Digital DJ
  • Hair styling by Kerry Koch Armstrong
  • Makeup by Hillary Fay Freelance MUA

*Vendors subject to change. Subject to availability

The Second Honeymoon package** includes a complimentary all-inclusive three-night stay at Iberostar’s newest hotel, the Iberostar Cancun Star Prestige—a beautiful Adults-Only property that opened in November 2018, courtesy of Milne Travel.

**Subject to availability. Non-transferable. Land only.

“Shelburne Museum has been such an important part of people’s lives in Vermont for 72 years,” says Louis Godin, wedding and events coordinator at Shelburne Museum. “So many people have great memories of time spent at this magical place. We want to celebrate folks who married here and invite them to rediscover Shelburne Museum.”

The winning couple, selected by Museum staff, will be announced on December 1, 2019. For more information, including the sponsors of the contest, please visit

Interest parties can submit entries to Louis Godin, Wedding and Events Coordinator, at Entries must be received by October 31, 2019.
Current board members, staff, and their families are not eligible to win.

Founded in 1947 by pioneering folk art collector Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888–1960), Shelburne Museum is the largest art and history museum in northern New England and Vermont’s foremost public resource for visual art and material culture. The Museum is now open year-round, with the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education and Webb Gallery featuring important American paintings by Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Grandma Moses, John Singleton Copley, and many more.
Shelburne Museum
6000 Shelburne Road or PO Box 10
Shelburne, VT 05482