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The Barn at Smugglers' Notch

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About The Barn at Smugglers' Notch

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 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.

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47 Reviews for The Barn at Smugglers' Notch

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Married on 06/08/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Sheer Perfection: Unmatched in Beauty & Professionalism

The Barn at Smugglers' Notch is simply perfection and I could not have begun to imagine a more sublime wedding day. The space is bright and elegant and not in need of a single additional decoration. ... Read more Not to mention the drama of the mountain backdrop is unmatched anywhere in Vermont. Steve and Jenn were an absolute dream to work with! They could not have been more flexible and accommodating to my challenging schedule. Steve is exceptionally prompt and specific in communication and he went above and beyond working with distributors to secure some select products that we wanted for our bar service. Jenn oversaw every minute detail on wedding day ensuring that I didn't have to do a single thing other than show up. She even arranged to have my flower centerpieces donated to the local hospital the next morning which truly blew me away. Steve and Jenn are consummate professionals who are exceptional at executing your exact vision for wedding day and making it feel like the easiest thing in the world! Furthermore, they offer a broad team of exemplary wedding vendors who make the day utterly seamless. The food was exquisite, the bar service tailored exactly to our specifications, and the scenery too beautiful to be believed. The Barn exceeded my every expectation for a perfect wedding experience and I could not be more grateful to Steve, Jenn and their team of people that effortlessly hosted the best day of my life!


Married on 07/19/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

The Absolute BEST Venue of ALL TIME

The Barn is stunning, spacious, accommodating, and the perfect place to get married. The bridal suite is gorgeous and cozy for intimate photos with your bridal party. Steve and Jennifer are so ... Read more wonderful, calm and collected, and genuinely want your day to be PERFECT! They made sure everything went smoothly but most importantly, that you are having a blast and everything is EXACTLY how you want it. They were a dream to work with for our special day and it could NOT have gone better. If you want a vendor that allows you to have flexibility and FUN, the Barn is your place. Absolutely stunning and flawless.

Courtney Lanza

Married on 06/22/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

It was seamless, beautiful and as close to perfection as humanly possible.

My husband and I chose this venue because of its location-in our backyard. We would recommend this location to anyone because of its beauty, inside and out, and the thoroughness that Steve and Jenn ... Read more provide in making the whole wedding experiment seem effortless. Steve was great about promptly responding to all my emails-I’m pretty type A, so there were a lot. At the rehearsal and the day of, Jenn was absolutely amazing. You can tell they have done this before, and provided amazing accommodations throughout the day. Everything seemed so effortless, and played out beautifully. Everyone who attended were blown away not only by the amazing views and landscaping, but also by the gorgeous interior. We wanted to get married here because we live here and love it. Steve and Jenn helped ensure that all of our wedding memories encompassed this beauty that cannot be replicated.

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