Fabulous wedding at Mad River Barn
Lisa W. | Mother of the Groom 10/22/2022
My son had his wedding here October 2022. We were not part of the planning and we only saw the few pictures posted online. We were beyond thrilled with the venue, staff, food and florist. The pictures do not do this venue justice, it was way more beautiful in person. Thanks to everyone for making this occasion even more memorable than I could ever have expected. Adrienne, a special thanks to you
The Best Decision!
Jenna R. | Bride 06/25/2022
We booked our wedding with the Mad River Barn in 2019 and after finally celebrating 3 years later, we can say without a doubt that this was our best planning decision. The fact that the Mad River Barn can cover so many aspects of the wedding weekend made planning from across the country such an easy experience. The big positives are that your family and friends can stay on site (summer camp vibes!), the MRB can coordinate and host your rehearsal/welcome dinner, reception, and Sunday brunch, and the food and bar services are all in house. The whole property is spectacular with gorgeous landscaping and the pavilion is beautiful as is, so you don’t need much in terms of decor to make the space shine. Since the MRB only hosts one wedding each weekend, you really receive incredible, personalized service the entire time.
Most importantly, the MRB team is outstanding. Adrienne is the best coordinator we could have imagined, with frequent communication leading up to our wedding weekend and then flawless execution throughout our time there. She was available for questions, to provide help for our rehearsal, to execute our ceremony, and then as things popped up the rest of the weekend. Adrienne seems to be calm, cool, and collected at all times–the exact person you want to be working with. The Chef, Sam, is phenomenal. To be honest, we didn’t have any expectations for the quality of our wedding food based on the other weddings we’ve attended. We were BLOWN AWAY by how good every single meal was–the breakfasts were outstanding, the appetizers and entrees for our reception were perfect, and even the late night snacks in the pub were outrageous, especially the arancini! He describes his style as “rustic elegance” (I hope I got that right, Sam!) and absolutely nails it (his prior experience in the food world throughout Vermont will blow your mind too). We had a handful of friends with specific dietary restrictions who endlessly complimented their “chef’s choice” meals too! Then of course the owners, Andrew and Dave, are the sweetest human beings who will stop to help in any way, shape, or form. Andrew was working throughout our entire reception and even took care of all of the cards and gifts at the pavilion so that we didn’t have to worry about those. We really enjoyed every team member’s company: Robin, Rachel, Jess, Jenny, Caleb and everyone I’m forgetting to name were kind, attentive, and just generally fun to be around. Lastly, all of our vendors had the kindest things to say about working with the MRB. Those who had worked on site before said it’s one of their favorite venues to work at, and the ones who were new to the MRB were floored by its beauty, the ease of working with the staff, and how smoothly every event flowed. The Mad River Barn provided us with the most perfect wedding weekend we could have imagined. If you can manage to snag a date, we can’t recommend it enough.
There is NO other place to have your wedding!
Caroline T. | Bride 05/14/2022
We can’t say enough about our wedding weekend at Mad River Barn! It was beyond our expectations! Our friends and family can’t stop talking about it. Unfortunately due to the pandemic our wedding had to be delayed two times and MRB made the situation stress free and easy to handle. From planning to the actual wedding they were simply amazing in every way. The food for every single meal throughout the weekend was absolutely epic! The staff were attentive, polite, and so much fun! The venue and surroundings are amazing and just perfect. It was great to go to one location and have everything available (hotel, rehearsal dinner, breakfast, pub for after parties, ceremony site, cocktail hour, and reception). Being able to have our family and friends stay at MRB and no one else was such a fun time. It was a nonstop fun filled weekend with all of our loved ones in one amazing location and we couldn’t have asked for more. We our already talking about going back for vacation next year with a big group of us! Adrienne, Andrew, Jess, and the rest of the staff – Jen and I can’t thank you enough for making our weekend even better than we had expected! You all are amazing and we are so grateful to have found MRB and met all of you. We had a blast getting to know you all. Thanks so much for everything. We will see you next year!!
Attentive, beautiful, organized and easy venue!
Meaghan W. | Bride 09/05/2021
Not only is the Mad River Barn naturally gorgeous, but the staff are so attentive and organized – we couldn’t have imagined a better place to get married!
One of the things we really love about MRB is how reasonable their services are, and how they help you to not waste money – but they actually help you save!! First, they help to work with you on figuring out a strategy for alcohol, and they are upfront in helping so there are no “morning after” bill surprises, which was something we respect and appreciate. Next, when it comes to decorations, they don’t charge for rentals for the tables that you already have, and the tables are such a natural color that you don’t need to cover them with linen rentals. When it came to decorating, we didn’t need to do much because of the natural beauty of the pavilion, but they do have a “Pinterest shed” with tons of decorations and table numbers that we were able to use, so we didn’t need to spend money on decorations, and we didn’t waste buying something that would be used for one night. This saved a huge hassle and expense, and is a fantastic benefit to couples.We loved having MRB as our home base for the weekend, and the staff was all incredibly attentive and friendly to anything we needed. The day of the wedding, they helped to make sure that we had a bite to eat and cocktails for cocktail hour, because they knew we wouldn’t get to them ourselves, and at the end of the night, they delivered our gifts to our room for us, so we didn’t need to worry about delegating tasks to the wedding party or stressing about it. I could not recommend MRB enough!!