Perfect Stowe Wedding for Stowe Locals Liz & Seth

Liz and Seth had their perfect Stowe Wedding at The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch Memorial Day Weekend 2019.

Seth is a professional ski patroller at Stowe Mountain Resort and Liz works at both UVM and Copley Medical Centers. As a Stowe Vermont Wedding Venue, The Barn appreciates hosting local couples as well as those choosing a destination wedding. Liz took the time to write a review. A perfect start to the Stowe Summer Wedding Season! Liz and Seth are also huge fans of the wines at Stowe Winery

A Perfect Stowe Wedding!

A Perfect Stowe Wedding!


Wedding Insurance for your Stowe Vermont wedding

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.

Another 5 Star Review as we start 2018 Vermont Wedding Season at The Barn at Smugglers' Notch

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.  

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Starting off our Stowe area Wedding Season and perfectly executing an event on short notice.

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.

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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.