Mad River Barn

2849 Mill Brook Road, Waitsfield, VT 05673 Map · Phone number
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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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18 Reviews for Mad River Barn

Recommended by 99% of couples


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

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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
  • laura

    laura · Married on 10/19/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Mad river barn is the best wedding venue!

    They are organized, professional, and so nice! They made my wedding day run so smoothly. The barn is beautiful and the food is amazing!!

    Sent on 10/25/2019

    Mad River Barn's reply:

    Thank you, Laura! It was an honor to host your wedding. We had so much fun celebrating with you all, and we look forward to future visits!
  • Abby

    Abby · Married on 09/14/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    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

    Mad River Barn's reply:

    Hi Abby! Thank you for this awesome review! We had such a wonderful time celebrating with you all. Thank you for trusting us with your special day, and we look forward to seeing you again!

Awards

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

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

Real Weddings

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  • 2849 Mill Brook Road Waitsfield, 05673 See on map
    802-465-4303 (Phone number)
    Location of (Mad River Barn)