Wow! Is all we can say about the first few special events at The Mad River Barn. Who knew people would be saying… “We’re the best place for a Rehearsal Dinner in the Valley.” Or… “This is the most amazing place for a rustic, casual, Vermont wedding ever!”
We want to thank those who have put their faith in us and had a wedding, rehearsal dinner, birthday, company or anniversary party, and family gathering here. We are truly honored to be part of your special day. But don’t just take our word for it. Here are some incredible pictures and thoughts from our special guests…
Here are David and Eileen… What a gorgeous couple! A summer wedding and ceremony at Mad River Barn on the lawn. We are honored you choose us!
David and Eileen took advantage of the four farmhouse tables in the dining room that could accommodate large groups of people — for a family style gathering.
It was easy to add a fun rustic table to the dining room to display their yummy cake — love the birch bark look! Casual, elegant, and charming, everything they wanted…
David and Eileen’s Thoughts… We loved the laid back nature of the place, that it was an old establishment of sorts here in the Valley, and that two brave, enthusiastic young people decided to take it over and rehab it into something better.
In the whole planning process, Heather and Andrew were as helpful, accommodating and pleasant to work with as we could have hoped. They were very communicative about what they could do for us, and what it would cost. And when we were concerned about weather for an outside event – the gave us peace of mind in letting us know that things could be moved inside.
If someone is wanting to have a wedding in Vermont because they love not only the beauty and nature that exists here, but also want something that captures the spirit of the place – then I would recommend highly they consider the Barn. We loved it and so did our guests!
Thanks David and Eileen for your thoughtful comments…they mean a lot to us!
Chris and Claire had a fabulously intimate wedding at the Mad River Barn. We had their whole family and most of the friends here for the whole weekend and by the end of the weekend, we felt like family too. Stunning couple! Amazing pic!
We were thrilled that they wanted a tent up on the expansive lawn on our hill. It is the perfect Vermont setting for a gathering…They went into the late night and the stars were out in full force for them and their guests.
Sometimes simple is the best…
The buffet was simple yet elegant, rustic but refined, just what Chris and Claire wanted out of their Vermont wedding.
Another beautiful cake… this time in the tent.
One of the reasons Chris and Claire loved the Mad River Barn is that it was perfect for kids of all ages.
We love to see the different ways our guest decorate for their special event. Chris and Claire showed us just how elegant and charming they are… with the simply decorated trees.
Chris and Claire’s Thoughts… If you want something relaxed and low-key, then the Mad River Barn is the place to go. It radiates what Vermont is all about–quality, simplicity, kindness and beauty.
We loved the décor — it wasn’t contrived — it was rustic, yet comforting and welcoming. All our guests loved it — and the best part was there was something for everyone–the game room, the pub, outdoors, and more…
On Sunday, we had a Family Brunch, where people where gathered around the Farmhouse Tables as well as having quiet breakfasts at other tables. It was the perfect ending of an amazing weekend!
Heather and Andrew are personally invested in having it go well, because they truly care in making sure our special day was the best it could be. They were accommodating and low-key, which always keeps everyone in a relaxed mood.
We love the Waterbury, Waitsfield, Sugarbush area… it has the perfect combination of things to do and true Vermont natural beauty. The Mad River Barn is in the midst of it all and we would recommend it for anyone who wants a relaxed and casual Vermont wedding, where all their guests feel at home.
Thanks Chris and Claire — we are so happy it turned out just how you planned it.
Here is where our Rehearsal Dinners are hosted. Sarah and Zac loved this spot for their special evening with friends and family before the big day.
Sarah and Zac’s Rehearsal Dinner: Their Thoughts… Heather and Andrew went out of their way to make our rehearsal dinner everything we wanted it to be. We used the barn as the “home base” for our wedding and it served as a wonderful place for our guests to meet up in the down time between events. They were flexible with last minute changes and made sure to check in with us to see if everything was to our liking. They treated us like family and I am excited to go back to visit in years to come!!!
Thank you Sarah and Zac ! We appreciate your noticing our flexibility
Here is a little something we put together for the folks who are having a rehearsal dinner at the Mad River Barn. A memorial toast — very moving…
Our Best, Heather and Andrew