The Barnard Inn Restaurant & Max's Tavern

Barnard Wedding Venue, Barnard Accommodation & 2 more.

We specialize in cuisine and service.

Rustic Elegance

Vermont is a leading quintessential landscape for your dream wedding.  Barnard, VT is tucked minutes from Woodstock and proud location of Silver Lake State Park, Vermont’s cleanest lake.  Our venue has 10 acres of beautiful landscape adorned with a ceremony pond site and established perennial gardens.  Our 1796 brick chateau is a most romantic historic building to backdrop your day. 

Whether you have a tent wedding or utilize our newly renovated cozy barn – we can accommodate guests up to 250.  We customize your event with you step by step – most importantly the menu.  Chef Will Dodson was awarded top 10 student chef of Culinary Institute of America by Food and Wine Magazine, The Barnard Inn has been awarded Best VT Restaurant by  Along with many other accolades Chef Will Dodson opened Elan Vital and Friscati in San Francisco- voted Top 10 Restaurants in San Francisco by the Examiner. Our menu focuses on the culinary philosophy that food should taste good, flavors should be distinct and ingredients respected.  Food tastes better the fresher it is and in most cases the ingredients are procured close to the kitchen. (Gluten free & dairy free available) We pride ourselves in crafting your Signature Cocktails with our homemade nectars and muddled herbs from our chef bed.  We have a wide selection of 802 spirits, a coveted wine list, and Vermont craft beers. 

We are able to accommodate most budgets - please inquire about your desires and visions for your special day. We are committed to hiring efficient and gracious staff, trained in the art of seamless service to create a most relaxing and memorable day for you and your guests. Whether you prefer a black-tie event or a rustic and elegant affair, our service is always of the highest quality and our food is just the best!

Here is what a recent bride, Kim, said about her wedding at The Barnard Inn Restaurant...

"We fell in love with The Barnard Inn as soon as we arrived and saw it for the first time in person -- absolutely gorgeous property complete with a pond/gazebo, beautiful flowers and garden, and barn. The photos online do not do it justice. We were able to eat at the restaurant during this visit and the food was outstanding. The decision was made! We planned our wedding in 3 months so, needless to say, it was a stressful time... but from the moment we started working with Corinna and Will, we were immediately put at ease. We did not use a wedding planner, so we did a lot of communicating with Corinna during the process and she helped us figure out everything we needed to do in the short period of time we had. When it was time for menu planning, Will sat down with us and listened to our vision of what kind of food/beverage we wanted, down to making special meals for those guests with allergies. He was so thoughtful and guided us through our indecisiveness with incredible patience and professionalism. The day of the wedding could not have been more perfect - and I'm sure a lot of people say that about their own wedding - but we truly mean it, in every way. We had our ceremony by the pond/under the gazebo, then cocktails on the lawn, dinner under a tent, and dancing in the barn. It was so unique and fun to take advantage of using all of the different spaces the Barnard Inn had to offer. The locally sourced food was AMAZING, drinks flowed generously, and the service from her staff was flawless. We had a band and rocked the barn late into the night - GREAT sound and space for dance floor. Many guests told us it was the best wedding they have ever been to, and we don't think they were just saying that! We plan to go back and visit The Barnard Inn the next time we are in VT, and for years to come!"







5518 VT RT 12
Barnard, Vermont
United States


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