The Old Lantern Inn and Barn--located in Charlotte, Vermont and serving clients in the Burlington and Plattsburgh regions- is a renovated historic1800s barn and wedding event venue with the largest maple dance floor in Vermont. With such a notable feature, this venue has seen hundreds of beautiful barn wedding receptions, holiday parties, graduations, corporate retreats, and successful benefits.
Facilities and Capacity
The Old Lantern Inn and Barn, with beautiful views of Lake Champlain nestled back in a maple grove, provides a peaceful retreat to wedding couples and their guests. Rediscover the charm of the 1800s on the large, beautifully crafted maple dance floor. Afterward you can head back to the Old Lantern Inn to stay in one of the available eight rooms that offer a rustic charm and romantic atmosphere. The barn will allow you to host up to 300 of your guests.
The Old Lantern Inn and Barn is able to host wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements, and rehearsal dinners. Indoor and outdoor event spaces are available, offering scenic views of the surrounding Lake Champlain. The staring site fee includes event items and services such as chairs, tables, linens, china, flatware, glassware, parking, setup, cleanup, and event planning. Convenient parking and wheelchair access is also available. Other services provided by the venue include:
The Old Lantern Inn and Barn offers a number of event rentals you can utilize for your event, including aisle markers, altar/arches, centerpieces, chairs, a dance floor, drapery, decor, furniture, lighting, and tables.
The Old Lantern Inn and Barn has an in-house catering services that include a variety of food options and presentations. Buffet options, family-style options, hors d’oeuvres, plated options, and food stations are all available. The venue also offers experienced servers and bartenders. The venue’s bar services are available for a cash bar, a champagne toast, house beer, house liquor, house wine, a limited bar, an open bar, premium liquor, signature drinks, specialty beer, and specialty wine.
40 Reviews for The Old Lantern Inn and Barn
Recommended by 98% of couples
53 User photos
J Novak · Getting married on 06/05/2023
We were supposed to get married at the Old Lantern this year in September. Like many other weddings this year, we made the decision to postpone. The Old Lantern team has been exceeding our expectations with helping to navigate through this strange time. They have been so helpful with making sure not only that we were taken care of at the Old Lantern itself, but with all of our vendors that we will be working with on our rescheduled day. Julie has been amazing with talking us through everything, giving us updates and never making us feel pressured in any way to stick with our original date - her only concern was truly our happiness and making sure we were comfortable. A big thank you to the whole team for being amazing to work with! We can't WAIT for next year!Sent on 08/07/2020
The Old Lantern Inn and Barn's reply:Thank you so much for your high marks and kind words.
David Tabor · Getting married on 07/09/2021
All I Hoped For - My Daughter's Wedding
It's been a crazy year - COVID-19, and our original venue was no longer available to us - 55 days before the wedding. After a quick search by my daughter and her then fiance, we quickly learned that there were few venues in Vermont that could still accept more than 55 people. They already had RSVP's for 94. Old Lantern can seat 150, so during VT's COVID restrictions, they could still handle 75. More than almost any other option we had.
Finally, we found the Old Lantern Inn and Barn, and the four of us (daughter/fiance/wife/myself) all met with Julie. We knew immediately that it was the place for us. So many things were taken off the list with this venue - wedding cake (done!), decorations (done!), event planner (done!), bar/bartender on site, COVID precautions (done!), etc. (done, done, done!)
The staff at the Old Lantern was wonderful. They did a great job of making us feel warm and wanted, even suggesting different options for things like how to do drinks for the toast, etc.
On the wedding day, they were invaluable. Lisa kept things for the ceremony rolling in a caring way, keeping the timing of things moving along, and making sure we were all in our places when needed. It was such a relief to have her there, and it would not fall on me to have to 'herd' everyone through the whole thing. Very professional and extremely caring in the way she handled things.
As the wedding progressed, there were just more and more things that added to the feelings that the newlyweds and my wife and I were VIP's, and the value for what we paid kept going through the roof!
They also handle catering in-house, and the food was exceptional. Appetizers were served at the table, and entrees via buffet line in the back. I believe that table serving of entrees is also an option. The wedding cake they made was beautiful, and tasty, too!
Would I recommend them? Oh, Yes! I'll be touting the benefits and recommending the use of Old Lantern for years to come. These folks are wonderful, and truly made my daughter's wedding a fairy tale!
Please use them! You won't regret it!Sent on 09/22/2020
Suzanne Caputo · Getting married on 07/08/2021
If you are looking to have a beautiful barn wedding, look no further! My daughter and her wife were married there this past weekend. The venue is beautiful and Lisa, Roland, Julie and staff could not have been any more helpful. They thought of every last detail and put us all at ease especially during these trying times of COVID. We also stayed at the Inn on the premises and it was the best! The accommodations were excellent from the room sizes, the cleanliness, the breakfast, and the beautiful views. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this weekend so special for all of us!!Sent on 08/19/2020
The Old Lantern Inn and Barn's reply:Suzanne,
We have some June dates available in 2019!
Your ceremony is FREE and $4900 for a Saturday wedding.
The Old Lantern Inn and Barn is a dream to work with! From the beautiful barn, Lisa and Julie's attention to every detail, Roman's amazing food, and the staff!! I have no idea where they find their staff, but each one of them are friendly, helpful, and dedicated to creating the perfect experience. It's always an honor to work with such a great team!