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Reception
$12,000 starting price
Ceremony
$12,000 starting price
Bar service
$60 per person
Reception
$12,000 starting price
Ceremony
$12,000 starting price
Bar service
$60 per person

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On WeddingWire since 2016

The Mad River Barn is nestled in the Green Mountains of Waitsfield, Vermont, on 17 beautiful acres of gardens, woodlands and streams.

Hosting only one event each week allows us to offer a weekend-long destination experience that you and your guests will enjoy and remember forever.

On the hill behind the Main Barn, our state-of-the-art post and beam pavilion provides couples with a rustic, elegant space for dinner and dancing on Saturday evenings. This space is conveniently located next to the ceremony site and encompasses a stunning pergola.

The Main Barn building is home to eight of eighteen inn rooms, as well as both our dining room and pub. This is the hub of activity for the weekend, hosting everything from your welcome gathering to your rehearsal dinner and breakfast each morning.

Adjacent to the Main Barn is the Farmhouse, housing two bunk-style rooms. Just across the parking lot sits the Longhouse and Annex, comprising an additional eight inn rooms and offering a bit of privacy from the hustle and bustle of the main events.

Hosting your wedding at the Mad River Barn gives you exclusive access to the property for the duration of your weekend. Planning is made easy by working directly with our on-site wedding coordinator.

All events hosted at the Barn are contracted to our on-site catering, with extensive menus available for everything from a bridal lunch to the reception dinner. An exception can be made for reception desserts.

Our established wedding program has enabled us to connect with dozens of vendors in the area that are among the best in the business. Once a deposit is paid, you will have access to all of our preferred vendor information, organizational spreadsheets and more to make the planning process and event execution as smooth as possible.

Our wedding season runs from the beginning of May through the end of October each year.

  • Veteran-owned

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?

$12,000

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

$12,000

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?

$12,000

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

$12,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$60

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

May
October
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Reviews of Mad River Barn

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24 Reviews
99% recommend it
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    5 out of 5 rating
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  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
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The Mad River Barn is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. The venue is described as naturally gorgeous, with a beautiful pavilion and surrounding grounds. The staff is praised for being attentive, organized, and helpful throughout the planning process and on the day of the event. Reviewers appreciate the reasonable pricing and cost-saving options provided by the venue, such as assistance with alcohol strategy and decorations. The Mad River Barn is commended for offering a comprehensive experience, with on-site accommodations and various event spaces for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, and after parties.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

The Mad River Barn is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. The venue is described as naturally gorgeous, with a beautiful pavilion and surrounding grounds. The staff is praised for being attentive, organized, and helpful throughout the planning process and on the day of the event. Reviewers appreciate the reasonable pricing and cost-saving options provided by the venue, such as assistance with alcohol strategy and decorations. The Mad River Barn is commended for offering a comprehensive experience, with on-site accommodations and various event spaces for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, and after parties.

Weddingwire
5.0/5 24 reviews
Google
4.5/5 253 reviews
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Lisa W. Sent on 12/15/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous wedding at Mad River Barn

My so had his wedding here October 2022. We were not part of the planning and we only saw the few pictures posted online. We were beyond thrilled with the venue, staff, food and florist. The pictures do not do this venue justice, it was way more beautiful in person. Thanks to everyone for making this occasion even more memorable than I could ever have expected. Adrienne, a special thanks to you.
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Nicole D. Sent on 09/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most magical venue!

We had the most perfect, magical wedding weekend at Mad River Barn. From the rehearsal dinner, to welcome party, wedding, to after party, they executed everything so seamlessly and made sure we were always taken care of. Adrienne and her team were an absolute delight to work with and were so incredibly kind! We also really appreciated how welcoming they were to having our golden retriever on-site with us!! I can not imagine getting married at a more beautiful venue. Thanks for everything!!!
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Jenna R. Sent on 07/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Decision!

We booked our wedding with the Mad River Barn in 2019 and after finally celebrating 3 years later, we can say without a doubt that this was our best planning decision. The fact that the Mad River Barn can cover so many aspects of the wedding weekend made planning from across the country such an easy experience. The big positives are that your family and friends can stay on site (summer camp vibes!), the MRB can coordinate and host your rehearsal/welcome dinner, reception, and Sunday brunch, and the food and bar services are all in house. The whole property is spectacular with gorgeous landscaping and the pavilion is beautiful as is, so you don't need much in terms of decor to make the space shine. Since the MRB only hosts one wedding each weekend, you really receive incredible, personalized service the entire time.
Most importantly, the MRB team is outstanding. Adrienne is the best coordinator we could have imagined, with frequent communication leading up to our wedding weekend and then flawless execution throughout our time there. She was available for questions, to provide help for our rehearsal, to execute our ceremony, and then as things popped up the rest of the weekend. Adrienne seems to be calm, cool, and collected at all times--the exact person you want to be working with. The Chef, Sam, is phenomenal. To be honest, we didn't have any expectations for the quality of our wedding food based on the other weddings we've attended. We were BLOWN AWAY by how good every single meal was--the breakfasts were outstanding, the appetizers and entrees for our reception were perfect, and even the late night snacks in the pub were outrageous, especially the arancini! He describes his style as "rustic elegance" (I hope I got that right, Sam!) and absolutely nails it (his prior experience in the food world throughout Vermont will blow your mind too). We had a handful of friends with specific dietary restrictions who endlessly complimented their "chef's choice" meals too! Then of course the owners, Andrew and Dave, are the sweetest human beings who will stop to help in any way, shape, or form. Andrew was working throughout our entire reception and even took care of all of the cards and gifts at the pavilion so that we didn't have to worry about those. We really enjoyed every team member's company: Robin, Rachel, Jess, Jenny, Caleb and everyone I'm forgetting to name were kind, attentive, and just generally fun to be around.
Lastly, all of our vendors had the kindest things to say about working with the MRB. Those who had worked on site before said it's one of their favorite venues to work at, and the ones who were new to the MRB were floored by its beauty, the ease of working with the staff, and how smoothly every event flowed.
The Mad River Barn provided us with the most perfect wedding weekend we could have imagined. If you can manage to snag a date, we can't recommend it enough.
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Mad River Barn frequently asked questions

Mad River Barn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Mad River Barn includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Mad River Barn includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by Mad River Barn for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B
  • Restaurant
Mad River Barn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Mad River Barn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Mad River Barn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Mad River Barn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tent Accessories
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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