We are currently booked for the 2018 and 2019 wedding seasons.
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 Coach Barn facility fee for a wedding is based on the number of guests and set-up needs. For weddings of up to 210 guests with no guest tent, the base fee is $5,500 plus $20 per person for one-day use. For larger weddings requiring a courtyard or front lawn tent, there is an additional $2,000 fee. All fees are subject to the 9% Vermont Rooms and Meals tax.
Deposit: The deposit for the facility is 50% of the $5,500 (base fee) AND 50% of the estimated guest count (per person fee) plus the 9% Rooms and Meals Tax. A non-refundable deposit is required in order to secure a date.
Inside the building, for a sit down dinner in one room, there is space for 210 guests at banquet tables and closer to 200 guests at 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, Events Coordinator, [email protected] or 802-985-0405