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“Simplicity and Elegance”
Review of The Skinner Barn

The Skinner Barn
Ranked #6 of 22 things to do in Waitsfield
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Owner description: The Skinner Barn is a beautifully restored historic dairy barn built in 1891 by the Daniel Skinner family. Of classic post and beam construction, it offers a special environment for educational classes, cultural events, parties, and receptions. Flanked by the majestic Northfield Ridge to its east and the mountains that host the Sugarbush and Mad River Glen ski areas to its west, The Skinner Barn offers a quintessential Vermont setting.The upper floor of The Skinner Barn has been restored with loving attention keeping the historical character of the structure intact. This open space, originally designed for hay storage, is now used as an assembly space for a wide range of functions from weddings & rehearsal dinners to theater camps, theater productions, dances and cabaret performances.
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3 reviews
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“Simplicity and Elegance”
Reviewed 13 October 2012

The pristine setting and simple restoration of this quintessential Vermont barn made this the perfect venue for our son and daughter-in-law's wedding. Peter's aesthetic sensibilities and easy manner make the entire experience easy.

Although a rainy day created some unwanted stress and disappointment for the bride and groom, the experience was, nevertheless, every bit as beautiful and unique as that for which we hoped.

The ceremony was held inside the barn due to the rain, but Peter's theater experience proved to be a benefit in setting things up inside. The transition from ceremony to reception was quick and seamless, as guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres in the front part of the barn.

The food, catered by Dale (the only caterer permitted ) was wonderful...delicious and beautifully presented. With the addition of flowers, candle light and a great band chosen by the bride, groom and their families, the event could not have been better.

The only potential limitation is that music must end by 9:30 so as to not disturb neighbors.So the venue is probably not good for evening weddings.

Visited October 2012
2 Thank NHVoyager
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Milford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“No detail overlooked!”
Reviewed 17 September 2012

Just spent this past weekend at my nephew's wedding at the Skinner Barn. Peter Boynton and his staff met and even exceeded our expectations! One of the most romantic weddings I've ever attended! The views are breathtaking, the service superb! The catered food was fresh and delicious and people were encouraged to go back for seconds (and they did!). What a wonderful experience.

Visited September 2012
Thank Nancy T
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Peter B, Owner at The Skinner Barn, responded to this review, 20 September 2012
What a lovely day, indeed! And the warmth, love and generosiy of this group of guests is what made the day particularly special!
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“An Ideal VT Wedding Location”
Reviewed 6 September 2012

We held our wedding at The Skinner Barn this summer and couldn't have asked for a better experience. After looking at several barn locations in Vermont we chose The Skinner Barn because we felt truly out in the VT landscape and Peter made us feel welcome and cared for. The view of the Green Mountains and the great relationship they have with vendors in the area helped everything run smoothly. We really could not have asked for a better place to hold our ceremony and reception!

Visited July 2012
Thank Mease8
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Albany, New York
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2012

We visited this location for a wedding and reception. What a beautiful location! The ceremony was held in the field behind the barn, with the Green Mountains as a back drop. The barn itself has been beautifully restored and the grounds are well kept. The staff working the event were excellent!

Visited June 2012
Thank Jennifer N
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New Haven, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“wedding at Skinner barn”
Reviewed 18 December 2011

Great location. Run very well and professionally.

Visited October 2011
1 Thank dragonbug8
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