Wedding VenuesDes Marais Farm
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View of the tented wedding reception. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
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Side view of the tented wedding reception. The house to the left is the main house and the one to the right is the cottage available to rent. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
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Sign welcoming guests. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Wedding couple with the fields and water in the background.
View of the altar.
Wedding ceremony in the open field with mountain views.
Wedding couple in the fields. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Our ‘twin’ barns in autumn splendor. Peak season is normally the first two weeks of October.
Aerial view of the property.
Aerial view of the property.
Main home, guest house and barn.
Wedding couple in the fields. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Side view of the tented reception. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
View of inside the tent. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Wedding party bouquets. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
View of the inside of the tent. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Wedding reception table set up. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Wedding reception table centerpieces. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Cupcake desserts for the reception. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
First dance in the tent! Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Haying in late summer. View of the East hay field. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Wedding couple in the open field. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Back view of the reception tent. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
The interior of the carriage barn
Weeding my cutting garden.
This is my show garden, my round garden. I designed it for my husband.
Echinacea with monarch
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View of the tented wedding reception. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
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Side view of the tented wedding reception. The house to the left is the main house and the one to the right is the cottage available to rent. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Fullscreen
Sign welcoming guests. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Wedding couple with the fields and water in the background.
View of the altar.
Wedding ceremony in the open field with mountain views.
Wedding couple in the fields. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Our ‘twin’ barns in autumn splendor. Peak season is normally the first two weeks of October.
Aerial view of the property.
Aerial view of the property.
Main home, guest house and barn.
Wedding couple in the fields. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Side view of the tented reception. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
View of inside the tent. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Wedding party bouquets. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
View of the inside of the tent. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Wedding reception table set up. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Wedding reception table centerpieces. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Cupcake desserts for the reception. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
First dance in the tent! Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Haying in late summer. View of the East hay field. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Wedding couple in the open field. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
Back view of the reception tent. Photo Credit: Kat Mooney Photography
The interior of the carriage barn
Weeding my cutting garden.
This is my show garden, my round garden. I designed it for my husband.
Echinacea with monarch
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from $3,800

Des Marais Farm

Guest Capacity Max Capacity: 200 (outdoor), 50 (indoor)

Estate Style: Estate

Home Rental Home Rental: Available for additional fee (sleeps 4)

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Reception Capacity

Max Outdoor

200

Max Indoor

50

Complimentary Amenities

This venue’s price includes the following:
  • Included

    Parking

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Necessary Rentals+

Mayflower Perks Heart Tent+

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The Setting

The entire story of this farm is a love story. I met a Vermonter at a reunion in Massachusetts. He invited me to Vermont. I borrowed his car, had an adventure ( ie got lost), and discovered a run down old dairy farm. It was love at first sight. It took longer to fall for the Vermonter. We married and I secretly visited ‘my farm’. Twenty three years, two children and two countries later, we bought Des Marais Farm! We’ve worked hard to restore it, conserve it and preserve it. Our farm is now actively managed as an organic farm and wildlife sanctuary with an active Bobolink nesting program.

Earnings from wedding and event bookings on our farm go back into the important conservation done here. Not only do couples get a special location to host an event, you can feel great about where you money is going. This historic farm along Otter Creek has lovely views of the Green Mountains, a large beaver pond and our farm buildings. We have built beautiful gardens, fences, benches and viewscapes. In 2021 we will celebrate our 29 th year of a very happy marriage. We welcome being at the start of your long, happy beginnings as well.

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Home Rental

Sleeps 43 beds?

2 bedrooms1 bathrooms

The Swallow’s Nest is our guest house and is separately rented. It has 2 bedrooms with shared bath, kitchen, living room, dining room, washer/dryer, and patio with chairs and gas grill. It’s a slice of heaven, quiet and private in the field by the main house. Enjoy views of the Green Mountains from the master bedroom or a night on the patio for an evening sunset. 1 Queen bed, 2 single beds. Perfect for the honeymoon couple or for preparation before the wedding.

Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Check In: 3 pm
Check Out: 11 am
Price Estimate: $300 / night

Prices vary by season

Alternate guest house view.
Alternate guest house view.
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Master bedroom (queen bed).
Loft bedroom (two single beds).
Loft bedroom atop of stairwell.
Stairwell leading into main living area.
Half view of living room.
Guest house from a distance.
Living room view.
Half view of living room and open dining room.
Guest house. (2 BR, 1BA). Includes kitchen, dining and patio.
Alternate living room view.
Dining room.
Kitchen view.
Shared bath.
Washer and dryer in unit.
Alternate guest house view.
Alternate guest house view.
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Master bedroom (queen bed).
Loft bedroom (two single beds).
Loft bedroom atop of stairwell.
Stairwell leading into main living area.
Half view of living room.
Guest house from a distance.
Living room view.
Half view of living room and open dining room.
Guest house. (2 BR, 1BA). Includes kitchen, dining and patio.
Alternate living room view.
Dining room.
Kitchen view.
Shared bath.
Washer and dryer in unit.
Alternate guest house view.

Venue Rental Policies

  • Event End Time: 10 pm
  • Smoking Policy: No smoking.
  • Open Flame Policy: No open flames.
  • Pet Policy: No pets inside on-site accommodations; otherwise, considered upon request.
  • Trash and Recycling: Couples must bag and consolidate trash in designated area.
  • Noise: No noise which exceeds 70 decibels during daylight hours or 60 decibels at other times of the day at the property line shall be permitted.
  • Camping: Not authorized.

House Rental Policies

No smoking anywhere on the property.
No pets.
Not suitable for infants.

Photo Credits: Kat Mooney Photography