The Barn at Smuggler’s Notch is a Stowe, Vermont wedding venue located at the base of Mt Mansfield, Vermont that serves destination weddings in the Stowe, Smugglers' Notch, Burlington and New England region. This elegant modern venue with rustic charm is set on a historic farm amongst the vineyards and wildflowers surrounded by panoramic views of the ski area, Mt Mansfield and the Green Moutains. Also on site is Stowe Winery, where the sommelier owner creates quality wines from classic regions in Europe and California. The Barn at Smugglers' Notch is chef and sommelier owner operated and owners are on-site for every event.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may entertain up to 250 wedding guests at the Barn at Smuggler’s Notch for their bridal showers, ceremonies, elopements, engagement parties, receptions, rehearsal dinners and other events. Couples will love celebrating their wedding among such gorgeous, manicured landscapes. The great lawn is 70,000 square feet and is surrounded by gardens, wildflowers and vineyards. Mountains, wildflowers and the vineyard create a stunning backdrop for your outdoor festivities. Indoors, the post and beam construction, with it's natural and white washed wood create a beautiful palette for couples to add light, tasteful decoration and personalize this rustic, contemporary space. There is heat and air-conditioning for year-round events. The venue has wood floors throughout including a large dance floor and a custom timber-built bar. The Post and Beam Monitor Barn has all the comforts couples could want while still remaining true to the rustic vernaculare of the natural surroundings in Vermont. Unlike dark converted dairy barns, the purpose built venue is flooded with natural light with many window and no interior obstructions, creating a bright and inviting event space. Post and Beam construction ensures that the floor plan is wide open and versatile. There are no posts obstruction views or limited the possibilities. Long fifty foot stretches of 8' high double french doors and plenty of windows provide unobstructed views of our natural surrounding as well as natural light. Lighting is supplements with custom built chandeliers, cafe string lights and up lightings. There are even artisan hand crafted light fixtures over the bar that we created by blowing out french wine magnums. All details in the venue are high end and elegant including orignal art work. There are elegant rests room in the venue as well as a complete bathroom in the private bridal suite. The bridal suite has luxurious furniture as well as hair and make up stations with broadway mirrors. The on-site professional kitchen enables all meals to be cooked on site. The venue has a house music system with wireless mic and can play indoors as well as outdoors. The covered patio lounge offers views of stunning surroundings in a luurious setting with lounge furniture. There is even the ability to set up an outside bar for your cocktail hour. The venue and grounds are handicap accessible.
The Barn at Smuggler’s Notch will work with you to ensure a stress-free and seamless event. The Barn at Smugglers' can provide services to support couples in creating a destination wedding. They have experience with creating and hosting luury weddings and events from destination couples around the world. They offer many services, including on-site event coordination and planning services. The Barn at Smugglers' Notch offers full service and will set up and breakdown your event reception. Bar services are offered in-house and save couples the cost of hiring an outside bar services. Professional bartenders, bar setup and Reidel crystal glassware is all included free of charge for bar services. Bar Serives are flexible and can be designed to coordiate your vision and budget. The Barn at Smugglers' Notch is the only venue where you can taste the high quality wines of Stowe Winery, created by sommelier owner, Steve, from vineyards he partners with in the classic wine regions of Europe and California. Vermont Craft Beer, local ciders and spirits are offered. Couples have input as to what is served at their event bar as well as what portion they would like to host. The Barn is flexible and works with couples to match desired vision for bar and the couple's budget. Champagne or Sparkling toasts, signature drinks and an extensive selection of craft beers and spirits are offered. The Barn at Smuggler’s Notch also offers the following services:
The Barn at Smuggler’s Notch has in-house catering that is cooked on-site in our on-site professional kitchen. The chef owner is married to one of the Von Trapps and together they own a 300 acre Vermont farm where they raise and grow much of what is served to create the ultimate Vermont farm to table experience. All menus are custom created for each event so couple can have input as to the budget and vision of the menu created for their wedding or event. From local farm-raised and grass fed Vermont beef and pork to local, organic free-range chicken and owner farmed and grown produce The Barn at Smugglers' Notch emphasizes local quality ingredients. There is a dedicated team of chefs, servers and a catering director that take care of every detail. The catering team can accomodate any food allergies or lifestyle restrictions. They can also create custom and creative menu options to incorporate your culinary vision and ethnic and heritage roots.
The Barn at Smugglers' Notch currently partners with Stowe Mountan Resort and Smugglers' Notch Resort for accomodations and shuttles. Future plans include on-site housing and creation of Stowe Wedding Resort. In addition, there are many airBnb and VRBO rentals locally.
63 Reviews for The Barn at Smugglers' Notch
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Bari Sherman · Getting married on 02/07/2022
Beautiful Venue Wonderful people to work with!
Steve and Jen are amazing! As many brides and grooms can tell you, planning a wedding during COVID is not ideal. Steve and Jen were helping us the entire time. From updates on the Vermont governor's guidlines, to suggestions on day of timelines, they really put our anxiety at ease during this whole experience. They responded to emails almost instantly every time.
Before COVID started, Steve and Jen gave us a list of trusted vendors that they work with frequently for weddings. These vendors were nothing but professional and all provided a high quality service. Their suggestions helped us narrow down who we would work with and made our planning process much easier.
During our wedding weekend, Steve and Jen were extremely flexible and gracious. Since the wedding the day before ours cancelled, they allowed us to go to the barn early to set up decorations. Jen was a great day of planner who led us during the rehearsal and made sure the day went smoothly and according to timeline. When setting up lawn games, Jen even brought out the barn's corn hole to add to our collection. Our family could not stop talking about how kind Jen and Steve are.
Last but not least, the beauty of the barn! The wildflowers are gorgeous, the grounds are clean. The mountains in the background made for great pictures! We had the wedding of our dreams thanks to Jen and Steve and would recommend the barn and their services to anyone!Sent on 08/06/2020
The Barn at Smugglers' Notch's reply:Thank you Bari and Nate for your kind words. Covid certainly does make planning a wedding much more difficult and we were glad that we were able to make your wedding day the best it could be under the circumstances. Best Wishes for a lifetime of health, love and happiness! Steve and Jenn
Emma Schauder · Married on 09/19/2020
The Barn @ Smuggler’s Notch
My wedding day was everything I’ve dreamed of since I was a little girl thanks to Jenn & Steve at The Barn. After plans changed two months prior to the wedding, Steve was incredibly helpful with every question I asked and Jenn ran the wedding day perfectly. The field and the barn itself are absolutely stunning, the bridal suite is perfect, and you couldn’t ask for a better location for a chic barn wedding! Thank youSent on 09/20/2020
The Barn at Smugglers' Notch's reply:Thank you Emma! It was a pleasure to host your wonderful wedding day! Jenn & I wish you and Cody all the best.
Aundrea Brunelle · Married on 07/10/2020
The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch is a dream come true! Not only is there the most perfect views of Mount Mansfield, but also a perfect venue to make your wedding the most beautiful day. Our wedding was executed just as we planned without any hiccups thanks to Steve and Jennifer. The bridal loft was perfect for the bridal party to get ready and relax before the start of festivities. My favorite part of the loft was looking out the windows and watching all our family and friends gather together with smiles and excitement and best of all, my groom waiting for me at the flower covered arbor. Just by looking out that loft window it made all stress that I had go away because I saw how perfect everything was.
All our food was outstanding and delicious, our guests were so pleased and still talk about all the dishes. Thank you Cast Iron Catering for all your hard work and wonderful flavors you provided us and presentation of the food.
We wish we could re live this day over and over again because it was beyond perfect.
Thank you again Steve and Jennifer for providing our family and friend’s excellent service by your staff, a lovely venue, gorgeous views and a memory of a lifetime! The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch truly is an amazing venue and they take great pride in their work.
Take Care, Aundrea & Matt Brunelle
Sent on 03/10/2020
The Barn at Smugglers' Notch's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed your wedding event. We put our heart and soul into each of our events and we are so thankful for your appreciation. We wish the two of you a lifetime of health, love and happiness!!!