Group FAQ & Policies

Our property has a variety of spaces to hold your event in. A smaller group of 20 people fits nicely into our Alcove area off the Dining Room. Combine the Tavern and Restaurant to host up to 120 people. A dinner can begin with cocktails on the patio and move into the Dining Room for a sit down affair, or be more informal with a buffet in the Tavern. We will work with you to assure the spaces chosen are just right for both your group and budget.

It is important to note that our Tavern and Dining Rooms are open to the public. Should you wish to reserve the any spaces for a private party, an additional fee may be applied to your food and beverage costs. This fee will be determined based on time of year, time of day, and duration of the event(s).

Approximate fees to have spaces closed to the public can range from $300 to $5000. A $175 per bartender fee may be charged in addition to all beverage prices.

Professional servers and bartenders will be neatly groomed. The Hyde Away Inn employs a professional and knowledgeable staff which is imperative, as the Vermont laws are strict and can be confusing at times. We comply with all Vermont State laws which include the right to refuse service to anyone who appears intoxicated and the right to refuse service to anyone without proper identification. The Hyde Away Inn has built an impeccable reputation for serving alcoholic beverages for over 25 years. Bartenders and servers are required to be certified, and will abide by and enforce all laws, rules and regulations of the State of Vermont.

Our staff will be fully prepared for your event prior to the start of services. Servers, bartenders and support staff will be responsible for setting up the space(s) and for cleaning the spaces(s) at the conclusion of the function. We will work with you to develop a time line for your event. We plan on 1 ½ hour for set-up prior to your event. Should decorations you provide require additional time, an additional labor fee may be added to final bill.

Yes. We will need to know at least 7 days in advance what you will be providing. We cannot hang items on painted walls. But, can work with you to hang on wooden walls. When we develop your event timeline we will determine when, exactly, the items will be needed. Assuring our staff has adequate time for set-up. All decorations provided must be removed at the end of the event. We cannot assume responsibility for any items left behind. We reserve the right to remove the objectionable material. Determination of what constitutes objectionable material is at the Inn’s sole discretion.

We will supply all the dishes, flatware, glassware and serving vessels required for your event. For indoor events tables will have small oil (or similar) lights on them. Bar set-up includes: ice, cocktail napkins, sip straws, garnishes, and mixers. Where noted coffee service is provided as part of the meal. White linen napkins, with our standard house roll-up, are included. Colored napkins and table cloths can be provided for an additional cost.

We gladly accommodate special dietary needs by offering Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan and additional options (upon request). Please let us know about any allergies, we are not a nut free kitchen.
We have a children’s menu available and must be pre-ordered. Please add the number of vendor meals required to your guest count. We do not offer special meals for vendors.

We can easily arrange for a menu tasting. Chef Chris will work with you to incorporate the items requested onto our nightly specials. We welcome you and your friends to join us during regular dinner service anytime. Seven-day advance reservation is requested.

We have limited equipment availability and a price list is supplied upon request. Requests to bring in audio visual equipment or services from an outside source must be confirmed with the Inn at least 30 (thirty) days prior to the event date. All requests are subject to approval by inn management and fees may apply. Inn has the right to adjust the volume on audio equipment at any time during any function.

If Group wishes to hire subcontractors, or outside vendors, to provide any goods or services at Inn during the event, Inn may, in its sole discretion, require that such vendor provide Inn an indemnification agreement and proof of adequate insurance. HAI has the right to approve any subcontractors. Group may need to have subcontractors sign a Code of Conduct and Policies Agreement.

Group is responsible for all arrangements and all expenses associated with the shipping of materials, merchandise, exhibits or any other items to and from the Inn. The Inn must be notified in advance and any consignments shipped to the Inn should be addressed to the Hyde Away Inn, and state “Hold for: Group name/contact name/arrival date”. Due to limited storage, package should not arrive more than one week prior to group’s arrival date. Storage fees will be applied after 7 (seven) days. The HAI is not responsible for damage or loss of any items delivered to the Inn prior to the Event, or of any items or packages left on the property after group departs. Upon request, items left on the premises after departure will be returned to Customer at Customer’s expense.

If Group maintains a tax exempt status, Group must provide HAI with a valid tax exemption certificate 30 (thirty) days prior to the arrival date, in order to be exempt from tax charges.