Mad River Barn

2849 Mill Brook Road, Waitsfield, VT 05673 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Mad River Barn

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.

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16 Reviews for Mad River Barn

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Kelly burgart · Getting 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.

    Sent on 03/16/2019

    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
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    Alexa · Married on 06/01/2019

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    Elegant yet relaxed - amazing venue!

    We can't recommend Mad River Barn highly enough! The owners Heather & Andrew are wonderful guides in planning and executing whatever you envision for your wedding, and the entire staff is incredibly kind and professional. The venue itself is beautiful. The ceremony site is intimate and photographs beautifully; the barn for the reception is modern but rustic and is a great blank canvas for your theme. We had 150 people and the site accommodated everyone wonderfully. Because ~40 of our guests stayed at Mad River Barn and everyone else stayed at other nearby inns, it felt like adult summer camp and made our wedding festivities stretch out for the entire weekend. We used the pub and the restaurant Friday and Sunday to spend extra time with our guests. On the day of our wedding, it was made everything so much easier to be able to get ready on site (separate areas for groomsmen and bride/bridesmaids) and then have the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and after party (in the pub) all within walking distance of one another.
    You can really trust the team at Mad River Barn, which made the planning process much less stressful for us. Heather helped us find ways to stay within our budget but also make the events that we wanted throughout the weekend come to life in the most wonderful way. Our wedding was everything that we wanted, and then some. Having the perfect venue was a huge factor in this! Enjoy!

    Sent on 07/26/2019
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Mad River Barn FAQ

  • 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? $ 35.00
  • 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

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  • 2849 Mill Brook Road Waitsfield, 05673 See on map
    802-465-4303 (Phone number)

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