Events and Weddings
The Dover Forge can cater or host the wedding or rehearsal dinner of your dreams. Our beautiful six acre property located 183 Route 100, Dover, Vermont, right in the heart of southern Vermont, makes your day convenient and affordable.
Reception choices include our entire 140 seat restaurant and billiard themed tavern to our spacious event tent under the stars. We have a large outdoor area with comfortable lounge furniture, picnic tables, large bonfire pit, horse shoes and other outdoor games to keep the whole family having fun.
Our wedding menus can range from our famous BBQ buffet featuring our house smoked ribs, brisket, pulled pork and chicken to a plated filet mignon and lobster. Vegetarian and vegan options are available as are completely gluten free menus custom made for your event.
“This is the best location for any wedding!”
The service, food and staff are phenomenal. This is a true Vermont venue where there are many things for your guests to do such as horse shoes, pool tables, a bonfire and marshmallow roasting for the little ones. If you are looking for a great destination wedding in Vermont this is the place to be!
Thank you to all the staff at the Dover Forge that helped make our wedding day spectacular!
“Excellent Wedding Venue”
The staff at the Dover Forge helped make our wedding Day phenomenal! The service and food are excellent. If you are looking for a destination wedding with Vermont charm and excellent service this is the venue.
“My wedding was perfect thanks to the forge!”
We were married on July 9, 2016. Alan and staff were SO on top of their game and the atmosphere was beautiful and food phenomenal. We have received so many compliments on the food and venue and the staff. We hear from our guests how nice the staff was, how helpful and how available.
Our initial intention was to marry on the beautiful lawn, but it stormed, and the tent they had set up was unbelievably gorgeous. The forge went above and beyond to cater to our wishes and never flinched about last minute changes.
Well prepared, organized, friendly and the food and atmosphere were everything we had hoped for!!!
“Wonderful Wedding Rehearsal Dinner!”
We recently hosted our son's rehearsal dinner at Dover Forge. Since we are from out of state, everything was done via email. Alan was very prompt on getting back to us. He and his staff did a great job setting it all up. We just arrived at the designated time and everything was perfect. The food was terrific. All of our guests had a wonderful time!
We had our son's rehearsal dinner at the Dover Forge. Alan was great to deal with from the beginning. When we arrived with our large group staff was very welcoming! Perfect atmosphere for a large group! Menu we chose was great! We all had a great time.
We cannot say enough great things about our wedding experience at the Dover Forge. From our first contact with Alan, the general manager, he was always responsive to any questions and ideas we had. Having a quasi- destination wedding in VT (we're from NJ), it put our mind at ease to know Alan and his crew were on top of it all. We had both our ceremony and reception (and after party!) at the Dover Forge. The ceremony started in the field of the 6-acre property with an arbor made from birch trees to match our rustic theme. The guests then proceeded to the backyard and OMT (billiards hall) for cocktail hour with both stationary tables and passed apps. Guests loved that they could just hang out, play some pool, or even some lawn games. We loved that there were great photo ops right on the property, as well as the park right across the street. After cocktail hour, we continued the party in their tent that comfortably sat our 90 guests. We opted for the BBQ buffet and that was probably one of the best choices we could've made because our guests were raving about all the food, but in particular the meatloaf, pulled pork, sweet mashed potatoes, and Mac n' cheese. As night approached, some people migrated to the fire pit where there were marshmallows to roast over the fire. From start to finish, we loved every moment. The venue is close to a MOOVER stop so your guests can safely get back and forth to many hotels and BNBs. If you're planning a wedding that is casual and laid back, but with good food and affordability, as well as a professional crew to help ensure your day is complete, I would highly recommend the Dover Forge.
“TRUE Vermont wedding”
We were married here and had our reception here. This place, it's food, it's staff- all amazing. Our special day would not have been so special without the Dover forge. The venue was beautiful, and it STORMED on our wedding day. But the forge had a beautiful tent ready to go. And it was perfect. The fireplace, the outdoor fire pit, the rustic dining area, the green flat lawn and the flowers laced around the pond.... Can't beat this place for an ideal TRUE Vermont wedding at a price that doesn't start your life together in debt. Thank you Alan and staff for all you did. Ps... The food was incredible and we are still recieving compliments on it.