Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit organization educating for a sustainable future. Located on the shores of Lake Champlain in Shelburne, Vermont, our 1,400-acre working farm and forest serves as our home campus and living classroom. The entire property is recognized as a National Historic Landmark.
Shelburne Farms collaborates with educators, schools, and other partners to advance education for sustainability in Vermont, nationally, and internationally. Through our programs and activities the Farm serves more than 140,000 program participants and visitors annually on-site alone.
The nonprofit is supported by charitable contributions, as well as its program-support enterprises, which include a grass-based dairy and award-winning farmstead cheese making operation, an organic market garden, maple sugaring and sustainable lumber production, special events, and an internationally recognized seasonal inn and farm-to-table restaurant. restaurant.
The Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms offers you a unique and timeless setting on the shores of Lake Champlain with a spectacular view of the Adirondack Mountains. The Coach Barn is a beautiful brick structure with an arched entryway and large courtyard. The interior of the building is comprised of two halls with a cobblestone room separating the two. The East and West Halls feature the original wood wainscoting and hardwood floors. Both rooms have lovely arched windows. Parties may also use the lakeside lawn area adjoining the Coach Barn. For weddings, most couples have the ceremony and cocktail hour outside on the lawn and then transition inside the Coach Barn for dinner and dancing. The facility is rented to only one party per day providing you with maximum flexibility to customize a special day. Our wedding season at the Coach Barn is short, late May to mid-September.
The Coach Barn is available as an unfurnished space. All tables, chairs, linens, tabletop glassware, etc. will need to be rented. Event staff will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have about logistics and will be available during set-up and to facilitate the event.
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6 Reviews for Shelburne Farms
Recommended by 97% of couples
Natalie · Married on 07/08/2017
Such a perfect venue. The people there are so fun and easy to work with. Everything was absolutely gorgeous and perfect!Sent on 08/24/2017
User4176492 · 2+ years ago
To say I was blown away by the experience of getting married at the Coach Barn would be an understatement. Not only is it the world's most beautiful wedding reception site, but Erin Boyd (event coordinator), Liz Ropi, and the rest of the staff are just absolutely incredible people. I felt SO lucky to be able to learn from their ideas, be in their positive (and patient) presence, and plan and execute the wedding with them. Nearly all of our guests said that it was the most beautiful wedding venue they'd ever been to, and commented on how generous and courteous the staff was. The day itself -- and the months of planning with Erin and Liz leading up to it -- were a total dream.Sent on 09/29/2015
Cannot possibly recommend the Coach Barn more highly. It provided us the wedding of a lifetime.
Nicole · Married on 06/27/2015
I LOVED the coach barn! And the coordinator, Erin, was just fabulous. She took planning a wedding - which can be such a complicated venture- and made it something simple, smooth and magical. Keep in mind when choosing this venue that you need to bring in all of your own rentals/etc, which definitely makes it more of a project, however, the participating companies are super helpful, and it does give you the opportunity to make it very individualized. If you're looking for a venue that has a SUPER wow factor, and are ready to give your guests a night to truly remember, this site is truly one of a kind. I can't imagine having my wedding day and a more enchanted location.Sent on 07/09/2015
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The Coach Barn is one of Vermont's most popular venues. The grandiose historic barn is located on acres of well-manicured land in a jaw-dropping setting. The staff there is also very friendly and easy to work with.