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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com or call 802-644-9222.
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.
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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.
This is the view on this past Thursday from one of our doors. The doors are now on and the building is enclosed. We are making great progress.
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!
As we have looked out our window here at the base of Smugglers' Notch, we have noticed snowmaking going on whenever temperatures cool down. All this is to prepare for Opening Day at our partner resort, Smugglers" Notch.
The Barn at Smugglers' Notch has partnered with Smugglers' Notch Resort for the best in quality accommodations and family amenities. They can provide our guests and yours with comfortable condominum resort housing, where you can enjoy the amenities that Smugglers Notch is famous for. Smugglers' Notch resort has received many accolades for it's ski terrain and award -winning, year-round, family activities and programs. Arbor Trek and it's park of canopy zip lines is also located near by us, at the base of Smugglers' Notch. In addition, through our partnership with "Smuggs" we are able to provide shuttle service from our venue to the housing and amenities of Smugglers' Notch Resort. So let us and our partner resort take care of the details, while you, your family and guests relax and enjoy all that our beautiful location has to offer.
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.
When searching for the perfect place for us to build our wedding and event barn business, known as The Barn at Smugglers' Notch, we basically looked for the three proverbial benchmarks for a great start…..location, location, location. Well we feel like we hit the jackpot with this location. We purchased the farm that our wedding and event venue will sit on from The Dodge family.
This farm is significant, both historical and visually, and is revered by both locals and tourists for it's pastoral settings and amazing, unobstructed and panoramic views of the Green Mountains. From where our Wedding and Event Barn will sit, the guests will be able to view Sterling Ridge, Smugglers' Notch, Smugglers' Notch Resort and Mount Mansfield. The above photo was taken this past fall and does begin to give you a true sense of how vast and beautiful the panoramic views this location offers.
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As of this date, we are targeting an opening in August 2015.