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.
Mad River Barn hosts ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. Their services include:
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:
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.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Kelly burgart · Getting married on 06/27/2020
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!
Abby · Married on 09/14/2019
I wish I lived at the Mad River Barn
The Mad River Barn was everything we dreamed of. A breathtaking venue that includes everything you need, delicious food, and staff who treat you like family. My family and guests had such a wonderful weekend staying on the property, and no one wanted to leave. One thing I really love about MRB is that they honestly go above and beyond to think of everything you could possibly need for your day. Rain in the forecast? Don't worry—they have a ton of umbrellas, including clear ones! This was a huge sigh of relief for me. I didn't realize it until I got there that weekend, but rain was forecast and I was so nervous. Then I saw that they had us covered. Need some extra decor? Have no fear. They have an entire Pinterest shed that you can borrow from. Guests with special dietary restrictions? MRB accommodated guests of mine who were gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, could only eat pureed food due to medical issues, etc. It was just an amazing weekend from start to finish and I can't wait to go back and visit.Sent on 10/20/2019
Alexa · Married on 06/01/2019
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.Sent on 07/26/2019
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!