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The Barn at Smugglers' Notch

Jeffersonville, VT View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
81 reviews
Up to 200 guests


2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Up to 200 guests

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Bridal suite
  • Exclusive provider of Stowe Winery wines from Europe and California
  • Day-of-Coordination Services
  • Wedding Planning Services
  • Destination Wedding Planning Services
  • Cake & Desert
  • In-house catering cooked on-site from ingredients sourced from the chef owner's farm.
  • Lighting/sound
  • Barware
  • Bar Setup and Services
  • Floral Design
  • Photo and Video
  • DJ
  • Preferred Vendors
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Local Accomodations
  • 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 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.

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    Francesca H. Married on 08/10/2022
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    Fabulous venue. Incredible owners and staff.

    Our daughter and son in law's wedding was this past weekend at the Barn at Smuggler's Notch! (August 2022)The ceremony was outdoors-- the setting was the perfect back drop of lovely mountains. I cannot say enough good things about Jenn and Steve the owners. They responded so quickly to all of our questions and were on top of every detail from start to finish. Jamie, another coordinator of the day was so calm and very attentive throughout. Jenn and Jamie set up our elaborate tables so beautifully prior to the event and made sure every detail was done! The Barn's caterer, Sugar Snap Catering has excellent food and excellent service. We were very impressed. The food was so fresh--very farm to table. We chose "family style" for service (rather than plated) and it worked out great! Our guests loved it. We researched all the venues in the Stowe area and no one could compare to the level of service or the beautiful back drop of Vermont mountains that the Barn at Smuggler's Notch provides! Jenn even saved the day with my daughter's bustle. The wedding day had zero issues and went along so smoothly because Jamie kept us on the timeline! The wines Steve selects for the Barn were great and the bartenders did a superb job! Our guests loved all of it! We LOVED the Barn at Smuggler's Notch and are so thankful that Jenn, Steve, Jamie as well as Kristen from Sugar Snap Catering made my daughter and son-in-law's day so very special. Such great memories and such fun!

    The Barn at Smugglers' Notch's reply:

    Thank you so much Francesca. It was such a pleasure to host your friends and family. The event was fabulous and we so happy to create an event to celebrate love and memories to last a lifetime.
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    Kathryn B. Married on 07/23/2022
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    What a dream!

    The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch is a beautiful, bright venue. While we were hoping for good weather and a view of the mountains in the background (which we got!), we knew that if it rained, it would still be a bright wedding because of the white barn and all the windows that it contains.

    Jenn and Steve, and co-coordinator Jamie, could not have been more helpful in the lead up to the wedding and the on the day of. They anticipated our every need and checked in with us along the way. We are grateful for their support and expertise!

    The Barn at Smugglers' Notch's reply:

    Thank you so much Kathryn! It was such a pleasure to host your friends and family! All the best to you and Sam!
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