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At The Barn at Smugglers' Notch, we understand that your wedding day is one of the most important milestones in your life. With our impeccable catering, wedding planning and focus on the important wedding details, our dedicated team is committed to making your dream wedding a reality.

The Barn at Smuggler’s Notch is a Stowe, Vermont wedding venue located at the base of Mt Mansfield Vermont. It 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 wildflowers and manicured landscape. It is surrounded by panoramic views of the ski area, Mt Mansfield and the Green Moutains. The Barn at Smugglers' Notch is Family Owned with Steve, a sommelier, Jennifer a retired RN and now Certified Wedding Planner and Jamie Certified Wedding Planner and Event Organizer. The owners are on-site for every event making sure the timing and coordination are perfect.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples may entertain up to 200 wedding guests at the Barn at Smuggler’s Notch for their bridal showers, ceremonies, elopements, engagement parties, receptions, rehearsal dinners and other events. The great lawn is 70,000 square feet and is surrounded by gardens, wildflowers and mountains creating 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 as well as an outside 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. A large 30 X 45' gabled kedered tent has additional lounge furniture for more covered seating. This space can be turned into a cigar/bourbon tasting bar for later in the night. Classic adirondack chairs surround 3 large firepits which can be rented for basking in the glow of the flames while making smores'. The venue and grounds are handicap accessible.

Services Offered- Relax and savor every moment knowing that our professionals are there to bring your dream wedding to life.

The Barn at Smuggler’s Notch will work with you to ensure a stress-free and seamless event. Our dedicated team will curate a personalized experience, ensuring every detail is flawlessly executed. From exquisite catering options to meticulous planning, we are committed to surpassing your expectations. Jamie will work with you from the day you book with The Barn to help coordinate your vision. This service also provides support to couples in creating a destination wedding. We have experience with hosting luxury weddings and events from destination couples from around the world. 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 are included free of charge for bar services. Bar Serives are flexible and can be designed to coordiate your vision and budget. Our wine list created by sommelier owner, Steve, are from vineyards 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:

  • Wedding Coordination - from Professional Wedding Planner Jamie
  • Day-of-Coordination Services
  • Bridal Suite
  • In-house catering cooked on-site from ingredients sourced from the chef owner's farm.
  • Lighting/sound
  • Barware
  • Bar Setup and Service
  • Preferred Vendors
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Welcome book with information on: local accomodations and shuttles
  • Wheelchair access


The Barn at Smuggler’s Notch has in-house catering that is cooked on-site in our on-site professional kitchen. The catering team has over 20 years of experience in Vermont. Sourcing local ingredients and even growing them on their own farm to create the ultimate Vermont farm to table experience. All menus are custom created for each event so couples 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, Sam that will 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. In addition, there are many airBnb and VRBO rentals locally.

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The Barn at Smugglers' Notch is a stunning and picture-perfect wedding venue with exceptional service. The team, consisting of Jenn, Steve, and Jamie, is highly praised for their professionalism, helpfulness, and attention to detail.

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The Barn at Smugglers' Notch is a stunning and picture-perfect wedding venue with exceptional service. The team, consisting of Jenn, Steve, and Jamie, is highly praised for their professionalism, helpfulness, and attention to detail.

Jacquelyn K. Sent on 06/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Venue in Vermont!

We recently had our wedding at the Barn and were blown away by the overall experience! The Barn is in a beautiful location surrounded by wildflowers, rolling green hills, and one of the most stunning and unique views of Mount Mansfield, capturing a true Vermont landscape. The Barn property is well-kept and private. The ceremony site is beautiful, with an amazing backdrop, a fantastic patio that helps create that indoor-outdoor experience and a sprawling lawn. The Barn itself is very bright and filled with natural light, even on a cloudy day. The decor (Farmtables, chairs, doors, exposed beams) provide a Vermont chic vibe.

Jenn, Jamie, and Steve were phenomenal to work with. They put in such hard work to make our wedding personal and special. They carried out our vision with every detail. They are highly organized, responsive (quick to reply to calls, emails, text), and positive. From the moment we booked to our wedding day, they made the planning process incredibly smooth and fun. The Barn works with and recommends a fantastic group of local vendors (Jesse Schloff Photography, Heaven Scent floral, Wedding DJVT, and Sugar Snap).

On our wedding day, the Barn made the day stress-free by being extremely attentive, organized, positive, and excited. They were incredibly flexible and responsive to our needs and wants. We trusted the Barn to keep everything running smoothly and on time with very little management from us.

From start to finish, the Barn was always accommodating: allowing us to do a personal tour of the venue, letting family in the area swing by to see the space, and being able to drop off decorations early and pick everything up a day later post-wedding. They were always willing to work with us and respond to our needs which was greatly appreciated as it was a destination for us.

From the moment we spoke to Jenn and saw the Barn (Video tour), we knew this was the place we wanted to get married, and we were never disappointed along the way. The Barn is one of the most beautiful locations and venues for a wedding in Vermont! We couldn't recommend the Barn, Jenn, Steve, and Jamie more. We are so happy to be a part of the Barn family!
Jeremy W. Sent on 10/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Truly Magical Experience at The Barn At Smugglers' Notch

When my wife and I took a tour of this stunning venue (a year and a half ago), we were not only blown away by the location, but we immediately felt welcomed with open arms. We knew right away that this was going to be where we'd have our wedding day.

The professionalism put on display by this venue is second to none. They set us up for the utmost success and that carried on throughout all the days leading up to our wedding day -- for instance, putting us in contact with some of the best vendors to work with.

Our wedding day was nothing short of perfection and Jenn, Steve, and Jamie played a major role in that. They would constantly be working behind the scenes to make sure our day ran smoothly and if anything came up/if they needed us somewhere, they’d take care of it in a polite and professional manner. We never felt rushed or stressed on the biggest day of our life and we couldn’t thank this team of phenomenal people enough for providing such a breath of fresh air on our day of celebration.

They made sure our day was special — it was their number one priority, and we felt that. Not only will The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch hold a special place in our hearts, but we consider Jenn, Steve, and Jamie a part of our family because of how they made these past few years so enjoyable.

We’d recommend this venue to anyone and everyone. The venue is picture-perfect and is run by the most reliable team of incredible people you could ever ask for. If we could, we'd get married all over again just to relive this incredible experience!
Sarah L. Sent on 07/18/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Far Exceeded Expectations!

The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch completely blew our expectations out of the water! Wedding planning seemed overwhelming to us and we were considering getting a wedding planner, but with Jen, Jamie, and Steve behind us helping us to organize, our perfect wedding was completely manageable. They always responded instantly, whenever we had a question no matter what the question was. For instance, they even measured the dance floor for us to ensure our choreographed swing dance would work with the space! We knew absolutely nothing about wedding planning, but the barn set us in the right direction with plenty of excellent vendors who were familiar with the Barn’s operations and ways of working. We browsed the list of vendors and chose the ones we liked the style of the most.

The setting for our early June wedding was jaw-droppingly gorgeous. The venue is nestled right in the valley of a stunning series of mountains which create the most wonderful backdrop. Our guests from all over the country and the world were amazed by the beauty of the Green Mountains. In addition, there is a field of wildflowers just beyond the arbor that grows and evolves throughout the wedding season. The purple lupins for our June wedding added a great pop of color.

The wedding day itself was seamless. Jen keeps you on the schedule you all work together to set, and made sure that your only focus is to get ready for the ceremony and reception. She helps coordinate all aspects such as table, setup, vendor arrival, flow of events, decor, etc. If you supply the elements and share your inspiration, she will help execute!

Our guests were also very impressed with the quality of the Sugarsnap catering; while they are the exclusive catering company that collaborates with the Barn, they do an excellent job and you cannot go wrong with any of their options for appetizers, meals, and desserts. The variety of food ranges from comfort, classics, to inspired creations, all of which taste great! They even held a group tasting at the Barn just before the wedding season where we met so many other couples getting married at there as well! The bar itself at the Barn was highly customizable and suited our needs perfectly.

We heard from countless guests that this was one of the most fun and beautiful weddings they have ever been to, and we firmly believe a big part of that was both the majestic setting as mentioned and also the fun vibe and sophisticated decor of the indoor venue. The space becomes whatever you dream it can be. It served many purposes well, including allowing for our guests to view the central first dance, have an elegant dinner, hear all of the toasts, and ultimately, participate in an extremely fun dance party atmosphere. All in all, we shared the sentiment of our guests and just felt so incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to be married at the Barn at Smugglers’ Notch!
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