1768 Hubbell Homestead
Vermont is a great wedding destination for couples who want to experience a memorable wedding. After getting comfortable accommodations for your guests, you are all set to explore the Hubbell Homestead which is a wonderful attraction for those on their vacations. Originally built in 1768 for Aaron and Lucinda Hubbell, the Hubbell Homestead is among the oldest wood frame structures in Vermont. Its setting is farm country in a high valley of southwestern Vermont with sweeping views of the Green Mountains. The homestead once played a small part in the American Revolutionary War and now, appropriately, overlooks the Bennington Battle Monument two miles away.
The 1768 Hubbell Homestead has been passed down through nine generations of Aaron’s descendants. Each of his eight daughters was married there. One of his (many times) great granddaughters, Hope Hubbell Conkling, married James Colby Colgate of New York City. In time the couple made their home at Benvenue, great house of the Colgate Estate whose Fillmore Farm became well known for its Horned Dorset sheep and agricultural practices.
The Colgates’ stately home was constructed of Vermont granite, built upon the hillside below Mount Anthony across the lane from the Hubbell Homestead. Original portraits of Aaron and Lucinda hang in the living room of the old homestead.
Meticulously restored, the 1768 Hubbell Homestead - part of today’s Colgate Park - is now available for special events. Its grounds include carefully maintained barns and outbuildings, a 60’ x 90’ tent for large events, and swimming pool area. The property is adaptable for different sized groups and various, special events. It has already been recognized as a unique and distinctive venue for destination weddings, its history intertwined with its present, inseparable from the future.