If a "barn" hosts 3 weddings a weekend 25 times a year, is it really a barn?
These are the kinds of questions that might keep some people up at night. But not us, because the answer is obviously no. A real barn wedding is not mass-produced, it should be a casual and customized experience that can reflect you and your partner. And maybe the "venue" should care about farming or nature? At Mayflower Venues, we think the answer is yes. So when we say "barn wedding" we are talking about the kind of nontraditional barn venue where you and your guests have the weekend to yourself, can personalize the space ahead of time and appreciate the nature, history and mission of the land.
If you wanted to be rushed in and out and have to choose from the venues required catering options, you would have gotten married at a hotel or country club. What about those of us who want the place to ourselves (no other brides showing up to do a final walkthrough of the venue on your own wedding day)? And what if you want the ability to create something really personalized at that barn -- like maybe do some personal decorations and bring our own vendors? You know actually make it a personalized wedding. We feel you. Our unique barn venues love their land, only host a handful of weddings per year and give you the entire weekend to customize the space to tell your story. Boom - pitchfork dropped. (That's a thing at real barns.)
If you want a real barn venue, a space that can be personalized to reflect your story and a full weekend to yourself with no other brides, check out our favorite Vermont barn wedding venues below!
- The Barn on the Hill (East Randolph, VT)
Photo Credit: Cate Bligh
Be one of the first to enjoy this brand new, handcrafted, post and beam barn set at the edge of the woods and overlooking grazing pastures, a farm pond and gorgeous Green Mountain views. Enjoy a ceremony or cocktail hour around the pond with landscaped waterfall and picturesque backdrop. Want to capture the essence of the farm? Ask the host to keep the cattle, sheep and chickens nearby for the event, or inquire about the farm's certified organic meats, and organically grown vegetables and herbs that can be purchased for integration into your custom farm to table menu.
- Des Marais Farm (Brandon, Vermont)
Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
With beautiful gardens and lovely views of the mountains, Des Marais Farm is the perfect spot for your unique wedding! The venue's private carriage barn seats 45 people and has lots of outdoor space for tents. Des Marais Farm is an outdoor getaway perfect for couples who want an elegant wedding in the country with lovely scenic views. Your guests will be sure to appreciate the beauty and intimacy of this venue on your special day!
Looking for a real barn venue outside of Vermont? Checkout other Mayflower nontraditional barn wedding venues here.