Vermont Wedding Venue and Winery Owner progressing towards Prestigious Wine & Spirits Award

Steve DePalma, one of the the owners of The Barn at Smugglers's Notch, Smugglers' Notch Winery and Stowe Winery, has progressed through the first 5 sections of the prestigious Diploma Award through Wine & Spirits Education Trust.  After completing the first three levels of WSET locally at the Vermont Wine School, Steve has been studying for Level 4, which is the Diploma Level.  WSET Diploma in Wine and Spirits is the 4th of 5 levels towards the Master of Wine.  There  are only roughly 300 MW's (Master of Wine) in the world.  Steve has been studying and testing through Grape Experience, a wine school in Boston and San Francisco.  The Diploma level takes a minimum of two years to complete.  Steve has taken 5 of the 6 required sections and has passed all of them on the first try.  5 sections down and one to go!  The Barn at Smugglers' Notch is a year-round, full service wedding and event venue near Stowe, VT.  

Couples Choice Award awarded again to The Barn at Smugglers' Notch as Top 5%

Stowe, Vermont Wedding and Event Venue, The Barn at Smugglers' Notch was once again awarded the prestigious couples choice award given to Venues that are ranked in the Top 5% of Venues in the country based upon millions of reviews.  We received the same award in 2017 and are thankful for such a prestigious accolade.  We appreciate the efforts of our staff, partners and neighboring resorts of Stowe Mountain Resort and Smugglers' Notch Resort which have allowed us to become one of the premier destination wedding resorts in New England.  We host year round Weddings and Events at our beautiful venue located on our 77 acre historic farm with panoramic views of Mt. Mansfield and the surrounding Green Mountains.

We have been recognized as being amongst the top 5% each year we have been open.

We have been recognized as being amongst the top 5% each year we have been open.

The Barn at Smugglers' Notch wins Wedding Wire Couple Choice Award in first season.

The Barn at Smugglers' Notch is happy to announce that we have been selected by Wedding Wire as a 2017 "Couples Choice" Award Winner.  This award puts us in the the top 5% of Wedding Venues.  We are thankful to those who have been part of our first season and extremely thankful for the time you took to write reviews of our venue.  We are blessed with such a great start and look forward to continuing to provide our guests with the best possible experience at their wedding or event.  #coupleschoiceaward 

Romantic Vermont Wedding Proposal Sleigh Rides

The Barn at Smugglers' Notch and Smugglers' Notch Winery are excited to announce that we now offer Vermont Wedding Proposal Sleigh Rides that go over the river and through the woods.We can not think of a more quintessentially Vermont or romantic and memorable way to "Pop the Question".  Our limited time introductory pricing for the Wedding Proposal Package is $89.00 + tax and includes two glasses of wine or a prosecco toast at The Smugglers' Notch Winery.  Our horses are authentic Amish Draft Horses and warming blankets are provided for your comfort as you travel over the river and through the woods on our historic farm.  You will even pass our historic sugar house that is over 200 years old.  For more information or to make a reservation contact steve@barnatsmuggs.com or call 802-644-9222.

The Barn at Smugglers' Notch has joined Wedding Wire and needs your reviews

The Barn at Smugglers' Notch just joined Wedding Wire and would really appreciated any reviews posted from those who have attended a wedding or event or even just viewed while visiting The Smugglers' Notch Winery.  Thank you in advance for helping to spread the word on our beautiful venue, stunning surroundings and high level of service.

Below is a link where you can provide a review.

www.weddingwire.com/review/thebarnatsmugglersnotch

 

The New BARNATSMUGGS.COM website in now online!

Finally, the long awaited update to our website has been completed!  You can now see images of and information about The Barn at Smugglers' Notch and Smugglers' Notch Winery at www.barnatsmuggs.com  Thank you for your patience with us taking so long to get around to building the website.  It did not seem to keep the Brides and other events from booking though.  Before the website went live this past week, we had booked 30 weddings for next year and have started to book 2018.  Those events are spread throughout the year, as we are a year-round destination wedding venue.  There are limited dates remaining for the traditional summer / fall 2017 Wedding season, so contact us soon.

Santa Comes to the Barn at Smugglers' Notch

This past Saturday, December 19, 2015, Santa arrived at The Barn at Smugglers' Notch.  Because of a lack of snow, Santa had a wagon pulled by Amish Draft Horses instead of the usual Reindeer.  It was a fun time.  Thank you to all that came out to participate!  We greatly look forward to next year when our venue will be open!

Santa Arrives at The Barn at Smugglers' Notch
The Barn at Smugglers' Notch Sleigh Rides
Authentic Amish Sleigh & Wagon Rides at The Barn at Smugglers' Notch

Authentic Amish Sleigh & Wagon Rides at The Barn at Smugglers' Notch


Announcing our Expert Hair Design Partner and Elite Aveda Spa

The Barn at Smugglers' Notch is proud to announce our partnership with Lisa Porter, the owner of our local Aveda Expert Salon and Day Spa, Essence.  Lisa and her Aveda team are experienced in expert Bridal Hair Design.  They are available at our local spa, which is about a mile away from our venue.  In addition, our luxurious bridal suite will have hair and make up stations should you choose for these preparations to be on-site at our venue.