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.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Mia · Married on 07/28/2018
We had our reception here 07/28/18.Sent on 08/25/2018
When people complimented us on our wedding, all we could say was, "We didn't do much...we just chose an amazing venue!!" Seriously, Old Lantern took care of everything! Julie and Lisa were professional and timely throughout the process, which was vital because we were planning our wedding from a distance. We especially appreciated the personal attention Lisa gave to our parents when they came to visit. Old Lantern was upfront and honest about their charges, no hidden fees or surprises and we could trust them at every turn to give us the best advice for the wedding we wanted. They worked with our father-in-law to figure the alcohol offerings we wanted. I was absolutely blown away by the personal attention we received the day of. Lisa was truly, genuinely excited about our wedding and our family, and enthusiastically joined in the joy. She took care of every little incident that popped up calmly, from my bustle to a medical emergency to us showing up half an hour early. It was so reassuring to have her on top of all that was happening during the reception. My maid of honor kept asking, "Who is doing this, this, etc.?" and it felt SO good to say, our venue's got it! Several of our guests kept asking, "Did you eat yet?" Lisa made sure that we were served so quickly and quietly that people hadn't even noticed and it allowed us to say hi to almost all our guests (165 guests). Our wedding party stayed at the Inn, which was really lovely and we took advantage of the living room hangout space--and the breakfast was truly great!
The challenges of our wedding: 165 guests, planned from across the country, ceremony in a different place were totally overcome by Old Lantern's excellent service.
I was initially concerned that there was only one DJ option that they heavily recommended (Top Hat), but we ended up very happy with their work the day of! Five stars there, too.
April Tardiff · Married on 07/27/2019
Best decision ever!
Hands down the best wedding venue we could of ever chosen for our wedding day! From the moment we met Julie for a walk through to see the property, we fell in love with everything they had to offer! Both Julie and Lisa were so very sweet, caring, knowledgeable, and overall the best at what they do to make our wedding day special. The old lantern comes with so many things already included that it makes planning seamless. Our guests have done nothing but rave about the food , about the venue, and just overall loved everything about our day . If your looking for a venue that is beautiful, budget friendly, and all inclusive , look no farther than The Old Lantern!Sent on 08/10/2019
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Megan O'connor · Married on 07/13/2019
The Old Lantern is one amazing wedding venue!
When my now husband and I began our quest for a place to celebrate our wedding, we were instantly drawn to The Old Lantern for the following reasons: affordability compared to similar venues, amount of services provided, location, and beauty inside and out. We could not be happier with our choice and experience from start to finish. The team at The Old Lantern is a well oiled machine and thanks to them, we had a gorgeous, stress free, super fun wedding ceremony and reception that we will cherish forever and our guests can not stop raving about. The Old Lantern is a full service wedding venue, which took so much stress out of the planning, execution, and expense that goes into a wedding. On top of that, the planning process was smooth and straight forward thanks to Julie, the event planner. She sent us all of the information we would need to provide to the team well in advance so that we had time to think about all of the details, as well as a timeline moving forward. When questions came up, Julie was easy to reach and responded so quickly. She also gave great advice across the board from where to save money, decor, menu options, and navigating traditions. During the planning phase, we had an opportunity to attend a wine dinner one evening. It was so nice to spend time in The Old Lantern all decorated, try out some of the food, get to know the team a bit more, and build the excitement envisioning our own wedding. Once our wedding weekend approached, we had our rehearsal with Lisa. She walked us through the day, eased our nerves, and let us know she'd be there with us keeping things running smoothly on our wedding and was she ever! Lisa was amazing! We were struck by her attention to detail, confidence and clarity working with our vendors, and how she seemingly appeared out of nowhere at any moment to lend a helping hand from attaching boutonnieres, bustling my dress, or fixing my mother in law's hair. Then it was on to the food. Chef Roland and his team did a wonderful job from the appetizers and main courses, to the cake! Our guests could not stop talking about how good the food was and saying how they'd never had such good food at a wedding before. Not only was the food delicious, but all of our guests were able to eat from the buffet regardless of allergies or dietary restrictions because of an amazing selection to choose from and Chef's flexibility altering dishes to meet our needs. Lastly, Mary Pat did a great job behind the bar and closed down the night seamlessly. We can't speak highly enough of the great work the team at The Old Lantern did to make our wedding such a success!Sent on 08/15/2019
We have some June dates available in 2019!
Your ceremony is FREE and $4900 for a Saturday wedding.
Best Halloween Party in Vermont!
100% of all procedes goes to Mahana Magic.
This organization raised money for children who has a loved one diagnosed with Cancer.
This is a great way to check out our delicious menu, meet our favorite vendors and see the Old Lantern decorated for a wedding reception.
6-7pm Try our 10 house wines & Hors d'oeuvres tasting
7pm Salad, Dinner, Dessert & Coffee
Complimentary first time tasting to couples with an event booked at the Old Lantern. All guests $50 which includes Wine, Hors d'oeuvres, Dinner and Dessert. This event is open to the public.
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!