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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.
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Went to see Peter Boynton's version of " Violet" recently here and was very impressed. The cast was great, talented singers esp the younger version of vi. The use of your own imagination was required with the little amount of props the cast had, but it worked! The barn itself is beautifully redone and the grounds well kept. Very happy to have witnessed this play, looking forward to the next production

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Reviewed 3 August 2013

This summer stock theater (and event venue) is very well done--a "real" barn (red, of course), part of a lovely estate-style farm property owned by actor Peter Boynton, who also is the producer (and much more) of the resident shows. Grounds are well-maintained and very welcoming. The theater setting itself is intimate, but also well-designed with a combination of stadium-style and almost "on-stage" seating. There are no bad seats. Acoustics are exceptional for this type of venue--we were in the highest/last row in the stadium (center section) and heard everything perfectly. The actors were not even "miked". Casting for this production (as well as the set design) was perfect--and you can hang around after and chat with Peter and the rest of the cast if you like. This was our first time, but for sure will not be our last.

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Peter B, Owner at The Skinner Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2013

What a lovely review! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to see you here many more times in the future!
Best Regards - Peter Boynton
ps - if you had a wish list of musicals you'd like to see produced here, what would be your top two?

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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.

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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.

Thank Nancy T
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Peter B, Owner at The Skinner Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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!

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