VENUE SPOTLIGHT ON THE SOULE HOUSE AND CARRIAGE BARN

Located in Fairfield, The Soule House and Carriage Barn is an ideal venue for couples who envision an intimate, rustic wedding with a touch of vintage elegance.

“The authenticity and charm are preserved throughout the property,” says owner Lindsay, who runs the venue with her family. “It truly is an ideal place for a unique, intimate wedding!”

The estate has a rich history. The oldest structure is the main part of the Federal Style Farmhouse, which was built in 1800. The Carriage Barn is dated to 1880, but Lindsay says a barn expert has told them it may be even older based on its construction. 

The Soule family purchased the property in 1870 and it remained in that family until 2014. “We are the third owners taking over the estate to run it as a wedding venue,” says Lindsay. “We’re excited to continue the legacy and share this little hidden gem.”

The Soule House is nestled on 5.2 acres and overlooks Fairfield’s small town center, setting the stage for a true Vermont country wedding.

Couples get exclusive access to the property all weekend long. The House comfortably sleeps 12 people, allowing close family and friends to stay and celebrate beyond the formal wedding. (Have some off-site guests? Don’t worry, the House is only 40 minutes from Burlington.)

The property has been lovingly maintained, and provides plenty of charm – but still leaves room for couples to make it their own. Lindsay says couples who are excited to customize a space to suit their needs will feel at home at the Soule House. 

In addition to weddings, the House is available for rent for smaller events, such as an engagement party or bridal shower.

Given its proximity to both Jay Peak and Smuggler’s Notch, the House itself would be an excellent choice for a small, winter microwedding for a ski-loving couple and a few of their closest friends.

Two questions we always ask…

What’s your favorite moment during a wedding?

The boys will tell you the food is their favorite thing about a wedding. My mom and I agree that the father-daughter dance is always a special moment. 

What’s your favorite thing to do in Vermont?

You will often find my mom and me bargain shopping at all the Habitat stores and scouring Craigslist for some cool finds. My dad keeps himself busy with his private apple orchard of Honeycrisp apples and sugaring at his property in Franklin. Bobby, my husband and our resident foodie, is always scouting out the next restaurant to check out and loves menu shopping!

Thank you, Lindsay! Learn more about The Soule House & Carriage Barn in the vendor guide.

Wedding Barns We Love

Barn weddings are practically synonymous with Vermont Weddings. Whether it’s the ceremony or the reception site, rustic or elegant, barns can be the perfect place to host your Vermont wedding. Here are a few of our favorite barn venues throughout the state. 

Farmhouse Flowers

Nestled among the gardens, The Barn at Farmhouse Flowers (Moretown) offers you the beauty and warmth of a hand-crafted timber frame barn built by local master craftsmen. The Barn opens onto a hillside pasture and a walking path that crosses a small bridge and leads to the hilltop wedding site. Surrounded by wildflowers, the hilltop site overlooks the flower farm, cornfields and views of the Worcester Mountain Range.

Maquam Barn & Winery

Situated on over 500 private acres, The Maquam Barn (Milton) is a beautifully reconstructed historic Vermont barn. The Barn offers air conditioning and heat, plenty of seating, and views of the operating vineyard and mountains from the expansive patio.

The Mansfield Barn

Originally built in the 1840’s, the Mansfield Barn (Jericho) is a meticulously renovated post and beam barn. Located at the foot of Mount Mansfield, the barn provides views of the Mountain, and beautiful natural landscape in any season.

Barnard Inn & Max’s Tavern

The historic Barnard Inn & Max’s Tavern (Barnard) offers a 1796 brick chateau, a renovated reception barn, and acres of perennial gardens and paths to explore and enjoy for your ceremony and reception. The Inn’s celebrated cuisine is always freshly-prepared and seasonally-inspired, crafted by award-winning Chef Will Dodson.

The Grafton Inn

Nestled within a quintessential Vermont country village, The Grafton Inn (Grafton) merges Vermont’s pastoral heritage with its modern charms. Adjacent to the main inn is the Phelps Barn, which was once a carriage house and now serves as a beautiful reception space with ample room for dining and dancing. Lodging is available on site.

The Inn at Grace Farm

The Grace Barn at the Inn at Grace Farm (Fairfax) is a gorgeous, round timber-frame barn built from lumber from the acres it sits on! The Barn overlooks rolling hills, and sweeping mountain vistas. The Barn can be enjoyed year-round thanks to comfortable radiant floor heating. Guest suites are available at the Inn.

Old Lantern Inn & Barn

The Old Lantern Inn and Barn (Charlotte) is an all-inclusive, chef-owned wedding venue. Couples enjoy the charm of the historic barn and the ease of planning with the team’s commitment to providing superior service. The on-site Inn provides a convenient lodging option.

The Soule House & Carriage Barn

Couples who envision an intimate, rustic wedding with a touch of vintage elegance will love The Soule House & Carriage Barn (Fairfield). The historic barn provides a perfect backdrop for a reception, and the Farmhouse provides an elegant, cozy spot to spend a weekend with loved ones.

Sleepy Hollow Inn

Excited by the idea of outdoor adventure for your wedding weekend? Check out Sleepy Hollow Inn (Huntington). The bright and airy 17-sided round barn overlooks a gorgeous view of Camel’s Hump. Guests are invited to camp on the property and explore over 30 miles of trails for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing.

Common Ground Center

Couples looking to celebrate in the Vermont countryside will enjoy the Common Ground Center (Starksboro). The property provides a 1,000 square foot Hay Barn, a cathedral-like space perfect for a wedding ceremony, and a rustic reception hall for perfect for dinner and dancing the night away.

Skinner Barn

In the Mad River Valley, the Skinner Barn (Waitsfield) is a historic dairy barn originally built in 1891. Of classic post and beam construction, the upper floor (originally designed for hay storage) has been restored with loving attention to keep the historical character of the structure intact.