Weddings at the Farm
We are currently booked for the 2019 and 2020 wedding seasons at the Coach Barn.
Overview of Weddings at the Coach Barn:
The Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms offers you a unique and timeless setting on the shores of Lake Champlain with a spectacular view of the Adirondack Mountains. The Coach Barn is a beautiful brick structure with an arched entryway and large courtyard. The interior of the building is comprised of two halls with a cobblestone room separating the two. The halls feature original wood wainscoting and hardwood floors. Both rooms have lovely arched windows. Most often, couples have their ceremony and cocktail reception outside on the lawn by the lake and then transition inside the building for dinner and dancing.
- Weddings are offered at the Coach Barn from late May to mid-September.
- The facility and lawn spaces are rented to only one party per day providing you with maximum flexibility to customize a special day.
The 2019 Coach Barn wedding facility fee for one-day use where no guest tent will be used, is $9,000 for weddings up to 150 guests and $10,000 for 150 to 200 guests. Our max capacity is 200 guests. For larger weddings where a courtyard or front lawn tent will be used, there is an additional $2,000 fee per day. Please discuss this in advance with the Events Coordinator. All fees are subject to the 9% Vermont Rooms and Meals tax.
The non-refundable deposit for the facility is 100% of the facility fee plus the 9% Rooms and Meals Tax. A deposit is required in order to secure a date.
Inside the building, for a sit down dinner in one room, there is space for 200 guests at banquet tables and round tables.
Outside of the building, there are options for larger sit-down dinners in the courtyard (with or without a tent) or on the center front lawn of the building (with a tent).
The use of a guest tent in either location requires an additional day of rental (to accommodate tent set up and break down).
All amplified dance music has to happen inside of the Coach Barn. Unfortunately, dancing under a tent in the courtyard or on the center front lawn of the building is not permitted.
Let’s Pretend Catering (LPC) is our partner wedding caterer at the Coach Barn. LPC has a long history with Shelburne Farms, catering many different types of events at the Coach Barn over the years. They offer amazing food with a focus on Vermont products, provide wonderful service, and are responsive to the individual needs of all their clients. LPC goes the extra mile helping with decor ideas, vendor recommendations and more. Please contact them at: [email protected] or 802-651-1081
Vermont Tent Company (VTC) is our supplier for all rental items, including tents, tables and chairs, china, flatware, etc. Please contact them at: 802-863-6107
Shelburne Farms is responsible for purchasing and serving any alcoholic beverages consumed at an event on the property under the auspices of its liquor license. Our bar manager works with you to create a bar service plan that meets your vision; options include hosted/open or cash bars, wine pours during dinner, specialty cocktails, etc.
Rooms at the Inn at Shelburne Farms
The Inn at Shelburne Farms has 24 guest rooms as well as 2 one-room guest cottages and 1 three-bedroom house. The Inn is a wonderful historic building with many original furnishings. View the rooms here.
- All overnight stays at the Inn support Shelburne Farms work educating for a sustainable future.
- Wedding groups are welcome to book up to 10 rooms/cottages/houses at the Inn.
- We cannot guarantee the availability of any specific rooms.
- Unfortunately, we do not offer any room packages.
- The Inn does not have an elevator or central heat and air conditioning.
Please note that the Inn and Coach Barn are separate spaces; there could be another event at the Inn on the same date as a wedding at the Coach Barn.
Coach Barn Wedding Resources
For more information or to check availability, please contact Sophia Morton, Coach Barn Wedding Coordinator at [email protected].