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Historic Park-McCullough House

Bennington , VT
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LOCATION

1 Park Street, Po Box 388
Bennington, VT US 05201 (map)

PHONE

802-442-5441

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Discover Vermont’s best-kept secret in less than an hours drive from Albany. This elegant, unspoiled historic estate remains just as it has been for the last 100 years in the context of... Read more
Discover Vermont’s best-kept secret in less than an hours drive from Albany. This elegant, unspoiled historic estate remains just as it has been for the last 100 years in the context of its original 800-acre setting – offering fabulous opportunities for the discerning couple.
At Historic Park-McCullough you will Discover; Newly renovated, Historic Carriage Barn with heat and AC, for intimate groups, small concerts & large receptions Thirty-Five Room Millionaire’s Mansion filled with antiques, artifacts, & artwork Victorian Veranda furnished with white wicker, for rntertaining, hor d'oeuvers, & meetings Splendid Rose Gardens for storlling, rehearsals & ceremonies
Enjoy the glory and splendor of perhaps the finest Victorian country estate in New England for your special day. The perfect event location where guests can simply bask in the ambiance of elegance and history. For a truly beautiful and unique wedding experience, consider Historic Park-McCullough.

Historic Park-McCullough can make your wedding day, or any special event, a memorable experience for you and all your guests. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1865
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Country, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Samantha
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Park McCullough is a beautiful place to have any event, but I loved it for our wedding. The porch itself is perfect for the ceremony and cocktail hour. We had lawn games that we could set up ourselves. The Carriage Barn can be as rustic, simple or elegant as you choose. They are flexible and will help you to personalize the space and grounds to be whatever you dream it to be. All of our guests were amazed with the beauty of the grounds and spaces.
Park McCullough is a beautiful place to have any event, but I loved it for our wedding. The porch itself is perfect for Read more...
Park McCullough is a beautiful place to have any event, but I loved it for our wedding. The porch itself is perfect for the ceremony and cocktail hour. We had lawn games that we could set up ourselves. The Carriage Barn can be as rustic, simple or elegant as you choose. They are flexible and will help you to personalize the space and grounds to be whatever you dream it to be. All of our guests were amazed with the beauty of the grounds and spaces. Read less
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Bridget
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
The Park McCullough House is a beautiful venue for a truly unique wedding. The event coordinator, Helene, was very professional and responsive to all of our questions. She was so helpful the day of our wedding. Our wedding could not have been as perfect as it was without all of her guidance and assistance! I cannot recommend this venue enough!
The Park McCullough House is a beautiful venue for a truly unique wedding. The event coordinator, Helene, was very Read more...
The Park McCullough House is a beautiful venue for a truly unique wedding. The event coordinator, Helene, was very professional and responsive to all of our questions. She was so helpful the day of our wedding. Our wedding could not have been as perfect as it was without all of her guidance and assistance! I cannot recommend this venue enough! Read less
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Darlene
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I had a beautiful wedding at the Park McCullough! The grounds are gorgeous and the carriage house was nice for a reception. The people were wonderful to work with and I found them to be very accommodating, flexible, professional and nice. We had a great ceremony in their beautiful garden, a fabulous cocktail hour on the lovely veranda and a wonderful reception in the carriage house. It was very historic Vermont and everyone loved it! It is surrounded by preserved land and the entire area is gorgeous! Also, they were reasonably priced and the price includes tables and chairs! There is almost no one else that provides that! Also, plenty of parking and great people!
I had a beautiful wedding at the Park McCullough! The grounds are gorgeous and the carriage house was nice for a Read more...
I had a beautiful wedding at the Park McCullough! The grounds are gorgeous and the carriage house was nice for a reception. The people were wonderful to work with and I found them to be very accommodating, flexible, professional and nice. We had a great ceremony in their beautiful garden, a fabulous cocktail hour on the lovely veranda and a wonderful reception in the carriage house. It was very historic Vermont and everyone loved it! It is surrounded by preserved land and the entire area is gorgeous! Also, they were reasonably priced and the price includes tables and chairs! There is almost no one else that provides that! Also, plenty of parking and great people! Read less
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H Hamilton
Wedding:
9/27/2008
5.0/5.0
Beautiful historic property in North Bennington Vermont. Perfect location for an outdoor/indoor wedding - used the veranda for the cocktails following the ceremony and the carriage barn for the reception. Total support from staff in working through details and scheduling delivery of rentals, coordinating set up, bar, take down, etc. Would love to do another event here.
Beautiful historic property in North Bennington Vermont. Perfect location for an outdoor/indoor wedding - used the veranda Read more...
Beautiful historic property in North Bennington Vermont. Perfect location for an outdoor/indoor wedding - used the veranda for the cocktails following the ceremony and the carriage barn for the reception. Total support from staff in working through details and scheduling delivery of rentals, coordinating set up, bar, take down, etc. Would love to do another event here. Read less
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nancidru
Wedding:
6/7/2008
3.1/5.0
I hate to rate my wedding venue this poorly. Park McCullough is a beautiful place steeped in history. Yet in looking back at our experience, it was rather bumpy. I'm glad that my husband and I got married there, but my recommendation would be with reservations.

Let me first explain that when I was in the midst of planning the wedding, Park McCullough's wedding and event planner left. They have since hired a replacement (I can't comment on her), but I was without a true wedding assistant while trying to plan the wedding. It was for this reason that I ended up hiring an outside wedding planner. One of Park McCullouogh's staff helped me throughout the planning process, but this was obviously not his forte and I clearly got the impression that he resented having to assist brides. Still, he did meet with me several times prior to the wedding.

Part of the problem was that I was verbally told some things, and when I tried to have them incorporated into the contract that we signed, they balked. Um, I'm not stupid. I pushed, trying to hold them to their word (at this point, so much time had elapsed that all other venues were booked, so I was stuck), and they pushed back. Finally we agreed on the contract. If you have your event here, definitely get everything in writing. I don't think that there was intentional dishonesty -- just miscommunication -- but that can still ruin a wedding!

Park McCullough was a good value, as it was one of the only locations in the area that included tables and chairs. It also has a beautiful garden for the ceremony. The carriage barn was recently renovated and looks great -- new catering kitchen, new bathrooms, freshly painted, etc. The house itself looked lovely, though the paint was peeling off the side of the house. It had been promised that it would be painted prior to the wedding, but that did not happen. They require you to purchase alcohol through them, but it's reasonably priced and they are flexible with offerings and can order anything.

The biggest complaint was that it was beastly hot the day of the wedding -- so hot that Park McCullough called me in advance and suggested that we provide water during the ceremony -- and then did not turn on the AC in the carriage barn until the guests went inside. It was horrifically hot at that point, and guests were complaining to staff, to no avail. We'd asked them to turn the AC on hours earlier as we were setting up, and there were numerous excuses. Come on, if they were that concerned about the price, they should have asked me for more money. I would have gladly paid a little extra to prevent my guests from suffering.

Perhaps the most ironic thing is that Park McCullough has weddings to raise money and is a non-profit. They should realize that every wedding is filled with potential donors. I would have become a volunteer and made donations if not for some of the problems that we encountered.

Despite these glitches, it is truly a beautiful and private setting that is very unique. If you are highly organized and willing to stand your ground, then I would recommend it. Hopefully their new event planner is good and will make some needed touches. I certainly don't regret getting married there.
I hate to rate my wedding venue this poorly. Park McCullough is a beautiful place steeped in history. Yet in looking back Read more...
I hate to rate my wedding venue this poorly. Park McCullough is a beautiful place steeped in history. Yet in looking back at our experience, it was rather bumpy. I'm glad that my husband and I got married there, but my recommendation would be with reservations.

Let me first explain that when I was in the midst of planning the wedding, Park McCullough's wedding and event planner left. They have since hired a replacement (I can't comment on her), but I was without a true wedding assistant while trying to plan the wedding. It was for this reason that I ended up hiring an outside wedding planner. One of Park McCullouogh's staff helped me throughout the planning process, but this was obviously not his forte and I clearly got the impression that he resented having to assist brides. Still, he did meet with me several times prior to the wedding.

Part of the problem was that I was verbally told some things, and when I tried to have them incorporated into the contract that we signed, they balked. Um, I'm not stupid. I pushed, trying to hold them to their word (at this point, so much time had elapsed that all other venues were booked, so I was stuck), and they pushed back. Finally we agreed on the contract. If you have your event here, definitely get everything in writing. I don't think that there was intentional dishonesty -- just miscommunication -- but that can still ruin a wedding!

Park McCullough was a good value, as it was one of the only locations in the area that included tables and chairs. It also has a beautiful garden for the ceremony. The carriage barn was recently renovated and looks great -- new catering kitchen, new bathrooms, freshly painted, etc. The house itself looked lovely, though the paint was peeling off the side of the house. It had been promised that it would be painted prior to the wedding, but that did not happen. They require you to purchase alcohol through them, but it's reasonably priced and they are flexible with offerings and can order anything.

The biggest complaint was that it was beastly hot the day of the wedding -- so hot that Park McCullough called me in advance and suggested that we provide water during the ceremony -- and then did not turn on the AC in the carriage barn until the guests went inside. It was horrifically hot at that point, and guests were complaining to staff, to no avail. We'd asked them to turn the AC on hours earlier as we were setting up, and there were numerous excuses. Come on, if they were that concerned about the price, they should have asked me for more money. I would have gladly paid a little extra to prevent my guests from suffering.

Perhaps the most ironic thing is that Park McCullough has weddings to raise money and is a non-profit. They should realize that every wedding is filled with potential donors. I would have become a volunteer and made donations if not for some of the problems that we encountered.

Despite these glitches, it is truly a beautiful and private setting that is very unique. If you are highly organized and willing to stand your ground, then I would recommend it. Hopefully their new event planner is good and will make some needed touches. I certainly don't regret getting married there. Read less
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