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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.
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 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