Weddings

Mad River Barn

Waitsfield, VT View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
   20 reviews
Up to 199 guests

About

Up to 199 guests

Mad River Barn is a full-service wedding venue located in Waitsfield, Vermont. This venue is surrounded by mountains, meadows, gardens, and streams, making it a stunning destination for weekend weddings. Mad River Barn hosts just one wedding each week, allowing for truly intimate weddings.

Facilities and Capacity
Mad River Barn offers three event spaces, which can accommodate up to 199 guests. The Pavilion, with its post-and-beam construction, is the primary venue for wedding receptions. It is available during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Used for hosting rehearsal dinners, the Dining Room offers an unforgettable dining experience. The Pub and Game Room is suitable for smaller gatherings and late-night after-wedding parties.

Services Offered
Mad River Barn hosts ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. Their services include:

  • Accommodations
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Lighting/sound
  • Set up
  • Clean up


Cuisine
Mad River Barn provides in-house catering services, offering couples tasting opportunities to decide on their menu. Their serving styles include buffet, dessert, servers, cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres, and plated. Couples can choose to bring in a cake from an outside vendor. Mad River Barn's menus incorporate local, America, and Italian cuisine styles. They also consider special dietary requirements such as:

  • Gluten-free
  • No pork
  • Organic
  • Vegetarian
  • Lactose-free
  • Nut-free
  • Vegan


Other Services
Aside from the event spaces, Mad River Barn also offers outdoor activities that couples and their guests can enjoy, like hiking the long trail, swimming at the Warren Falls, or visiting the Farmer's Market.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

5,000.00

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

5,000.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$35

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Wine
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

199

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

75

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

20 Reviews

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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Meaghan W. Married on 09/05/2021
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    Attentive, organized, beautiful and easy venue!

    Not only is the Mad River Barn naturally gorgeous, but the staff are so attentive and organized - we couldn’t have imagined a better place to get married!

    One of the things we really love about MRB is how reasonable their services are, and how they help you to not waste money - but they actually help you save!!

    First, they help to work with you on figuring out a strategy for alcohol, and they are upfront in helping so there are no “morning after” bill surprises, which was something we respect and appreciate.

    Next, when it comes to decorations, they don’t charge for rentals for the tables that you already have, and the tables are such a natural color that you don’t need to cover them with linen rentals.

    When it came to decorating, we didn’t need to do much because of the natural beauty of the pavilion, but they do have a “Pinterest shed” with tons of decorations and table numbers that we were able to use, so we didn’t need to spend money on decorations, and we didn’t waste buying something that would be used for one night. This saved a huge hassle and expense, and is a fantastic benefit to couples.

    We loved having MRB as our home base for the weekend, and the staff was all incredibly attentive and friendly to anything we needed. The day of the wedding, they helped to make sure that we had a bite to eat and cocktails for cocktail hour, because they knew we wouldn’t get to them ourselves, and at the end of the night, they delivered our gifts to our room for us, so we didn’t need to worry about delegating tasks to the wedding party or stressing about it.

    I could not recommend MRB enough!!
  • Monica
    Monica B. Married on 08/01/2020
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    Charming Venue and Supportive Team

    We were not sure what to expect when we decided to proceed with our wedding celebration amid a global pandemic, but we could not be more grateful for the support of the Mad River Barn staff. They took all of the necessary precautions to make our guests feel safe and comfortable during this unusual time. Despite being their first wedding event for the entire summer, they had all of their COVID safety protocols in place to meet rigorous state guidelines for food and bar service throughout the duration of the event. We were all a bit apprehensive to be amongst a larger crowd after many weeks of isolation, but their attention to detail immediately put us at ease. They demonstrated the utmost professionalism and flexibility while helping us work through some difficult decisions as our vision for our event was forced to evolve.

    When planning our event, we did not want to feel pressured to conform to a demanding timeline, but instead wanted to feel fully present with our friends and family. By selecting a venue that allowed the majority of our guests to stay onsite, we were able to host our rehearsal dinner, welcome party, ceremony, reception, and after party all in the versatile event spaces found on the property. This helped us make the most of the weekend because there was no need to add in additional travel time to an already tight schedule. As an added bonus, Mad River Barn had a ton of great accommodations, including a pub and game room that kept our guests entertained late into the night! The grounds are beautifully landscaped and maintained and our guests thoroughly enjoyed exploring the property in their spare time. It was truly a warm and welcoming experience for all and we could not be more grateful for the positive and friendly interactions from this team!
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    Kelly B. Married on 06/27/2020
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    Exactly what you want for an authentic VT wedding

    I called MRB and talked to Heather (one of the owners) and quickly scheduled a visit for the next day. The venue is absolutely amazing and the people behind it, even better. There is impeccable attention to detail and a genuine feeling of "we would be excited to have your wedding here" rather than the "you would be lucky to get married here" feeling I had at other venues. Heather said "it's like summer camp for adults"...that is exactly what we want our weekend to be like! I can't wait to continue to work with the MRB team to plan our wedding.

    Mad River Barn's reply:

    We are so excited to host! I keep saying we get the best couples, and it's so true! We're very grateful for this opportunity, and look forward to an epic weekend!

    Best,

    Heather

Awards

  • 20
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Real Weddings

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Map

2849 Mill Brook Road Waitsfield, 05673
8024963310
Location of (Mad River Barn)

Mad River Barn frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Mad River Barn?

Mad River Barn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Mad River Barn, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Mad River Barn includes:
  • House Wine
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Mad River Barn in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Mad River Barn for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Mad River Barn for wedding events?

Mad River Barn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Mad River Barn offer?

Mad River Barn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Mad River Barn offer for wedding events?

Mad River Barn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Mad River Barn have available for wedding events?

Mad River Barn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Mad River Barn and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Mad River Barn is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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