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The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch is a stunning Vermont Wedding Venue. Being a full service venue for your Stowe Wedding , The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch knows that developing a timeline for your wedding day is the most important aspect for a Vermont Wedding Planner to create a stress free and seamless experience for their destination weddings, Boston Weddings and NYC Weddings.
We spoke, with Steve DePalma, one of the owner operators of The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch. He stated, “We want our clients to enjoy their wedding day. To that end, we strongly encourage the development of a timeline that lends itself to a stress free and seamless event day experience. In addition, it is encouraged to hire a professional to act as the day of coordinator. We offer this service where we coach and coordinate the vendor team to orchestrate an event that follows the set timeline. This will greatly ease the stress and responsibility of the couple on their wedding day”.
Further, The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch is sharing this post from their Instagram page.
“Timing is Everything”
This old adage is especially true in the seamless coordination of a spectacular wedding event.
💍 Local Wedding photographer @ashleylargesse posted this image and some thoughts on this subject, that we share below:
I am [very] often asked for wedding planning advice. I think that most brides and grooms expect my answer to be related to the pretty color scheme or other lovely details . . .
So they are usually a bit taken back when I immediately go to the timeline. It's my number one area of focus.
Why? Because far too many couples accidentally create wedding day timelines that invite constant rushing alongside more opportunities for stress and anxiety.
Which to me, is a serious no-no on the wedding day. My best advice: build a timeline that allows for more soaking in. Soaking in the moments with your people. Soaking in the moments with your new wifey or hubs. Soaking in the music, actually eating the food and taking photos without a care about what's next in the day.
Spread it all out, and remember that this day will fly by as quickly as yesterday. Give yourselves a chance to be present
Couples are in love when they a Stowe Wedding Venue for their Vermont Wedding. However, life is full of twists and turns and at times things do not go according to plan. One of the things that both couples and venues for a New England Wedding never want to encounter is the cancellation of a wedding event. But sometimes things happen that are beyond a couple’s control or they simply have a change of heart.
We recently spoke with Steve DePalma of The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch, a Stowe Wedding Venue about the subject of cancellations and his response follows. “Venues never like to see a couple cancel a wedding. This is especially true when events are cancelled within months of the event. As a venue that is high in popularity and demand, couples quite often book years before their event. One things couples may want to consider when signing a contract for a wedding, is the purchase of cancellation insurance.. For a nominal fee couples can be covered in case of unforeseen circumstances or simply a change of heart. “
There are several companies that sell wedding cancellation insurance and depending on the company and coverage, can cover many reasons for cancellation as well as many different aspects of the event. The only company we have seen which covers a “change of heart” is Wedsure. According to their website, quotes take 15 seconds and start for a little as $95. When couples are planning destination weddings, there are many pieces that need to come together to pull off a successful event. Choosing a venue with a reputation for service and responsiveness, such as The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch, is a good start. But consideration of wedding insurance may be an option for you to consider as well.
In the summer of 2018, Matt and Flavia hosted their Stowe Wedding at The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch. The Bride and Groom were from NYC and Brazil respectively. They chose The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch as their Vermont Wedding Venue for their destination wedding. Flavia’s sense of design directed the event towards upscale chic while her cultural heritage made certain that both the menu and the design palette were colorful. The the lush lawns, gardens, wildflowers and the surrounding Green Mountains added even more color to the event. The images below were all created by husband and wife team, Geoff & Wendy Portrait Gallery and do a good job of representing the story of this event: High End Brooklyn Chic with a Brazilian Flair! The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch loves a creative challenge and the menu for this wedding was a fusion between the cultures of the two families. The deserts were even shipped in from the couples’ favorite NYC Brazilian favorite bakery in SOHO. The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch is more than happy to accommodate custom requests for their NYC Wedding couples. That is one of the benefits of working with a high-end venue that is owner-operated. “The Barn” cares enough about the details to make your vision for a dream wedding event come true. And the owners are at each event covering every detail! Enjoy the images and imagine your destination wedding or New England Wedding at The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch.
Here at Stowe Wedding blog, we are focused on the covering the best of Vermont Weddings. Today, we focus on one of the most talented young designers we have had the pleasure to work with, Monica Flynn of Drape Art Design. Monica is young, but experienced well beyond her years, having known early on that wedding and event design were her calling. She channels her artistic talents into event planning and design in the form of custom draping, high end lighting, elegant furnishing and custom home sewn upholstery. Though based out of Rhode Island, we have seen Monica’s creations throughout New England and as far south as Maryland. In 2018, Monica and her talented team were chosen to design the event for the Red Sox World Series celebration.
Below is an image at newest Vermont Wedding Venue, The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch. This high end event rented out two other resorts in Stowe and closed them down, except for their guests. However, this NYC wedding couple chose to have their actual wedding ceremony and reception at The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch. Wedding planner for this event was Jackie Watson of Jaclyn Watson Events. Photographer was Jag Studios of NYC. For this event, Monica created custom draping and hung many disco balls.
Draping and Disco Balls by Drape Art Design for this Stowe Wedding. Image by Jag Studios. Planner: Jaclyn Watson.
Steve DePalma, owner of the Stowe Wedding Venue, The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch, “greatly enjoyed working with Monica. She is an artistic visionary with a young and energetic team that understand the level of effort it takes to meet the expectations of our clientele. By my personal design, our venue is beautiful of it’s own accord. But Monica has the design sensibilities to not over do things. She understands the nuances and fine line between artistic addition and distracting melange. It is always a pleasure to work with her and she how she can transform an already stunning space into something different, yet still just as beautiful. We are glad to have Monica and Drape Art Design as part of our team of vendors. Without such talented vendors that we trust to get the job done, it would be much more difficult for us to host high end destination weddings at the level that meets the expectations of our luxury event clientele”
Details of the Winery space transformed into a Disco by Drape Art Design.
We love hosting beautiful Stowe Weddings. Natural beauty is one of the key aspects to Vermont Weddings and New England Weddings. A good photographer is important to capture the special moments of your wedding event. One of our preferred and trusted vendors, Portrait Gallery, is offer a free engagement photoshoot to any couple that books a wedding at our venue. There is no charge for the session or the images. In return, Portrait Gallery ask for couples to make a donation of any amount to All Breeds Rescue. We specialize in destination weddings and events and we have a team of trusted team of preferred vendors to assist with all aspects of your event.
Kriti and Kunal, a Boston couple came to us with a vision and we worked together for over a year to bring it to fruition. Their Stowe Wedding included a Indian Sangeet, which was a unique and colorful event where guests from around the world performed in the main venue, while we set up luxury henna stations and Indian and Mediterranean Food Stations in a large Tent on the great lawn. Although Kriti was a Boston Bride her guests came from all over the world for this destination wedding. The event was so much fun and we loved working with this couple to create this luxury New England Wedding. Enjoy the video below provided by Love Buzz.
Below is a 5 star review as we have had a great start to the 2018 Vermont Wedding season. Contact us if you would like to book your Vermont Destination Wedding with us. This was a fun event with some creative catering and the raw bar during cocktail hour was fabulous. We will soon be re-opening our winery, where we offer tastings and retail sales of our Varietal Wines by our Sommelier owner. This includes our Stowe Winery and Smugglers' Notch Winery labels. We also offer Vermont Craft Beer and Signature Cocktails.
The Barn at Smugglers' Notch has been selected to be featured in Bliss Celebrations "Guide for Planning Fresh, Modern and Spectacular Events". Bliss prides itself on featuring events and venues that are just that: fresh, modern and spectacular. We were featured in their regional guide to New England Weddings. We were honored to be featured as we built this venue from scratch on a historic 77 acre farm near Stowe, VT and wanted to create modern wedding venue that still fit the vernacular of our natural surroundings. Elegant, quaint, yet still with all the amenities. (Heat, Air-conditioning, Full High End Professional Commercial Kitchen, Resident World Class Chef, Sound System, Gorgeous Bridal Suite, High End bathrooms and some of the best views in New England to name a few. Below is another page as featured in the guide for planning your Vermont Wedding. All images in this feature were taken at The Barn at Smugglers' Notch.
The Barn at Smugglers' Notch was recently featured in an article titled "An idyllic Autumn Wedding in Vermont". Below is a image of the cover of the feature. The entire article can be read here. The Barn at Smugglers' Notch is an elegant, custom built wedding venue that is a new, modern and fresh take of a New England Wedding Barn Venue. We host events year round and have some of the best views in all of New England and the Stowe Region. Please contact us to plan your Stowe Vermont Wedding and Event.
On New Year's Day, I received a phone call from a Father from Atlanta, Georgia that was staying in Stowe and wanted to know if he could come a take a tour of Stowe Wedding Venue. We were closed on New Year's Day, but I gladly met with him and by the end of January we had booked his daughter's wedding. This was a destination wedding, as all involved were from Brooklyn, Atlanta and the UK. The date they booked was March 31. That gave us 8 weeks to start from scratch and develop a custom event, with a custom menu for both the bar and catering. This was quite the challenge, but we were up for the task, even if it was the first wedding event of the season. I am proud to say that we executed flawlessly and the event was a smashing success. There are many that were involved, but I would like to thank some of our key players for putting forth the great effort that is required to pull of a luxury wedding on short notice. Thanks and congratulations go out to our Catering Staff and their leaders, Kristin (Director of Catering) and Chef Vince, our top notch bar staff, Erin from Nectar and Root who did a phenomenal job on floral design and as always my Wife and Partner in everything I do, Jennifer.
This Event was a challenge, as it was the first of the season and short notice. But it was great to work with the family from NYC, UK and Atlanta to pull off a most special evening.
Congrats to all involved. I am most proud.
Below is the review we received, which mentions mostly me. But I humbly know that it takes a special team and we are most fortunate to have one.
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 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.
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 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!