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.
59 Reviews for The Barn at Smugglers' Notch
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Dominique Bryant · Married on 10/12/2019
Stef & Dom Wedding 10/12/19
We can’t express how happy and thankful we are for having our wedding at the barn! Steve and Jenn were the best venue owners, day of coordination wedding planners and helped make us feel truly loved. Everything from the bridal suite to the bar was amazing, we wouldn’t change one thing about our day. All of the details from the barn itself, the tables and chairs and the beautiful staircase were what made us fall in love with our venue. The weather was perfect which was just an added bonus. We would recommend The Barn at Smuggler’s Notch to anyone who is trying to find the perfect Vermont wedding venue!Sent on 10/15/2019
The Barn at Smugglers' Notch's reply:Thank you Stef and Dominique! It was our pleasure to host your friends and family. It was a very fun event with two very beautiful brides!
Kelley Balogh · Married on 10/11/2019
First Choice and Best Choice!
It’s been a month since we said “I Do” and Dave and I are still swooning over what a perfect wedding day we had at The Barn! Steve and Jen were a amazing to work with, and Steve’s response rate was incredible! Everything was a dream, from the gorgeous bridal suite, to their flexibility in set-up timelines and last minute help, to the gorgeous grounds and all the Barn details. We couldn’t have asked for a better venue to handle our Best Day Ever! This was the first venue we looked at, and it proved to be the best choice! Thank you for making our dream wedding come true!Sent on 11/12/2019
The Barn at Smugglers' Notch's reply:Thank you Kelley and Dave! It was such a pleasure to host your beautiful wedding. And we greatly enjoyed sharing in creating such a memorable event to celebrate your love!
Patty Greco · Married on 10/06/2019
We were so happy with our wedding at the Barn at Smugglers Notch! It was everything we had hoped for and was truly magical! The mountain views are absolutely stunning and the barn allows for a blank canvas that you can make your own. Our vision came to life and our guests had such an amazing time! Steve and Jenn were so helpful throughout the process and were very responsive with any questions or concerns I had. The bridal suite was perfect and had ample space for my very large bridal party. I highly recommend checking out this beautiful venue! :)Sent on 11/10/2019
The Barn at Smugglers' Notch's reply:Thank you Patty! It was our pleasure to have the opportunity to bring your vision to it's fruition. And we greatly enjoyed meeting your friends and family. Best of everything to you and Brian!