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.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Anna · Married on 07/07/2018
We got married at the Barn at Smuggs on July 7th and I have spent the past two weeks replaying our absolutely perfect wedding day over and over again, searching for the words to adequately express our gratitude to Steve & Jenn. Since our wedding day, I’ve gotten so many phone calls, emails, and text messages from friends & family saying it was one of the most beautiful weddings they’ve ever been to (with the best wine!). What’s been quite interesting though, is that many of them specifically call out how impressed they were with Steve (or “the venue owner”). During our wedding, Steve & Jenn were operating on overdrive to make sure that every single one of our guests was comfortable. At one point during the night, I caught a glimpse of Steve leaning in to serve wine to my grandmother while delicately asking my mother if she needed anything as well. I later found out he was doing this to just about every one of our 22 (!) tables. Steve wasn’t doing this because we were short-staffed, he was doing it because he genuinely wanted to make sure that our day was the best it could be and he realized that the comfort of our guests directly contributed to that. As we write this, we’re still in awe of the outstanding level of service that Steve and Jenn provided during our wedding day—and honestly, throughout the year and a half leading up to it as well.Sent on 07/19/2018
Since our original conversation with Steve & Jenn in Feb 2017, every interaction has been incredibly professional, accommodating and enjoyable. There were a few times that we visited the venue unannounced and we were met with recognition, open-arms, and excitement for our upcoming celebration. As with all weddings (especially one for 170 people) there were a few bumps in the road- but Steve met them head-on with us and in an extremely professional manner. He was always genuine, helpful, and frankly—a true partner to us throughout the planning process.
We would recommend the Barn at Smuggs over & over again!!
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Ian · Married on 09/28/2018
We had an amazing wedding experience at the barn. The venue is amazing, the scenic backdrop is something we could only dream of. The level of service and professionalism is top notch and the staff onsite were terrific to work with. Would absolutely recommend!Sent on 10/02/2018
Danielle + Ian
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Brooke Reagan · Married on 09/08/2018
Gorgeous & Wonderful staff
The Barn is the perfect place to get married in VT! I planned my entire wedding from across the country and The Barn staff made it so effortless during planning, all the way through the wedding day and even a few weeks after the big day! It’s stunning inside and out and the warm hearts of the owners make you feel right at home and relaxed!Sent on 12/01/2018
We are offering a $3,000 credit towards hosted bar services with a full price booking of our venue for the Peak Foliage date of Columbus Day Sunday 10/13/19. Not combineable with any other offers.
We are offering a $5,000 credit towards hosted bar services for booking our air-conditioned venue at the full price of $8,000. This would bring your net cost to $3,000 after bar credit. This offer is valid for booking our last open summer date of 8/24/19 and is not combineable with any other offers.
We are offering a 50% discount for anyone who would like to book 8/24/19. In addition to our beautiful air-conditioned venue, we are offering free "day-off" coordination services. And do not worry about the short turn around. We are experts at turning around destination weddings in weeks.