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16 Mad River Barn Reviews
Married on 08/22/2015
You know your wedding was one for the books when your friends and family are still talking about it 9 months later! My husband and I and our families could not have had a better experience working ... Read more with Andrew and Heather at the Mad River Barn. in our venue search we were looking for a location that would allow our guests to experience what we love about Vermont (mountains, rivers, farmers markets, fresh air) while also being comfortable. We also wanted our wedding to be a weekend experience since most were from our of town. Our wedding was held on the back lawn with close to 200 guests. We were able to set up games in the lawn for the weekend and utilize their huge fire pit! Heather and Andrew worked with us to secure everything from our tent, caterer, restrooms and they worked well with all our vendors which made our wedding day stress free. They were amazingly accommodating and helpful. Any question or request that came up they went above and beyond to make it happen. Our ceremony was held out in the back lawn as well, the mountain backdrop is GORGEOUS and was easily my favorite part of the wedding. What's a wedding without the perfect ceremony spot? Another great part of our wedding at the MRB was the ability to rent out all the rooms for the weekend and have a central location for all our guests to gather. We had dinner there nightly, including our rehearsal dinner. Their food is delicious and focuses on local and in season meals, which was important to me. The bar has all the Vermont favorite beer and wine that you come to VT for! It was easy to host our large group for the whole weekend. Heather and Andrew and the whole MRB staff really makes you feel like a part of their family, our friends and family have even said similar, and they were only guests! It truly is a magical place. I couldn't have imagined a better experience. I highly recommend you consider having your wedding at MRB.
Getting married on 06/27/2020
Exactly what you want for an authentic VT wedding
I called MRB and talked to Heather (one of the owners) and quickly scheduled a visit for the next day. The venue is absolutely amazing and the people behind it, even better. There is impeccable ... Read more attention to detail and a genuine feeling of "we would be excited to have your wedding here" rather than the "you would be lucky to get married here" feeling I had at other venues. Heather said "it's like summer camp for adults"...that is exactly what we want our weekend to be like! I can't wait to continue to work with the MRB team to plan our wedding.
Married on 06/01/2019
Elegant yet relaxed - amazing venue!
We can't recommend Mad River Barn highly enough! The owners Heather & Andrew are wonderful guides in planning and executing whatever you envision for your wedding, and the entire staff is incredibly ... Read more kind and professional. The venue itself is beautiful. The ceremony site is intimate and photographs beautifully; the barn for the reception is modern but rustic and is a great blank canvas for your theme. We had 150 people and the site accommodated everyone wonderfully. Because ~40 of our guests stayed at Mad River Barn and everyone else stayed at other nearby inns, it felt like adult summer camp and made our wedding festivities stretch out for the entire weekend. We used the pub and the restaurant Friday and Sunday to spend extra time with our guests. On the day of our wedding, it was made everything so much easier to be able to get ready on site (separate areas for groomsmen and bride/bridesmaids) and then have the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and after party (in the pub) all within walking distance of one another. You can really trust the team at Mad River Barn, which made the planning process much less stressful for us. Heather helped us find ways to stay within our budget but also make the events that we wanted throughout the weekend come to life in the most wonderful way. Our wedding was everything that we wanted, and then some. Having the perfect venue was a huge factor in this! Enjoy!
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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up, Tables
What is the starting price per person for bar service?
Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
House Wine, Signature Drink
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Describe your venue
Historic Building, Inn/B&B, Restaurant
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, Wifi
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tent Accessories
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
What months are included in your peak season?
May, June, July, August, September, October
2849 Mill Brook Road Waitsfield, 05673