Are you looking for a down to earth wedding venue that is laid back and surrounded by natural beauty? How about a beautiful bed and breakfast and barn with old fashioned American charm? Located in the heart of Vermont, The Round Barn Farm in Waitsfield could be the perfect venue for you.

Waitsfield is a laid-back town nestled in the middle of Vermont right in the midst of the Green Mountain range. With skiing and snowboarding venues in the winter, a farmers market featuring local products, and a local Mad River with several perfect swimming holes. Just outside of town, The Round Barn Farm is the ideal gathering place for friends and family to come together and celebrate.

About the Round Barn Farm

Located on 245 acres of rolling fields and floral meadows, the Joslyn Round Barn Farm was built in 1910 by Clem Joslyn, and was used as a dairy barn until 1969. In 1986, Jack and Doreen Simko bought the farm, and restored the farmhouse into a seven-guestroom Vermont Inn. In 1988, they began a 12-year restoration of the Round Barn, and in 1988, the Joslyn Round Barn was registered in the National Registry of Historic Places. No longer a working dairy barn, the Round Barn now hosts a variety of community activities from conferences and art exhibits to concerts and weddings.

Where do round barns come from? It is said that the religious Shakers believed that “the devil can’t catch you in the corners,” and that is the reason why they built their barns round. For farmers, round barns are efficient for maneuvering large farm equipment, and herding animals in and out in a circle. The Joslyn Round Barn was one of the original 25 round barns in Vermont, but today only five round barns remain in the state.

About the Round Barn Farm Wedding Venue

For an outdoor ceremony, the Round Barn’s rear terrace and yard, with its picturesque foliage, fields, and ponds, and gorgeous views of surrounding meadows and mountains is ideal. Couples may also choose to hold their ceremonies indoors, with candlelight flickering against the barn’s warm wooden interior and high ceilings. The authentic beams are whitewashed to provide couples a blank canvas upon which to create their personal wedding vision.

The Round Barn can accommodate 151 to 200 guests, and the milking parlor or hayloft levels of the barn can be arranged for either food stations, buffets, or sit down dinners. The barn’s hayloft is the perfect place to end the day with music and dancing, and in the warmer months, the large terrace is available for outdoor cocktail and hors d’oeuvre hours.

Amenities and other information

The Round Barn event planning team has over three decades of experience planning special events and possess an intimate knowledge of the best local wedding vendors and places to explore. With twelve beautiful guest rooms in their Waitsfield, Vermont bed and breakfast, the Round Barn is happy to accommodates couples and their guests before and after the wedding.

The Round Barn also has an experienced culinary team and an extensive selection of culinary concepts and menus to help couples avoid the hassle of finding their own caterer.

The Round Barn is handicap accessible and offers wireless internet and on-site accommodations. The staff at the Round Barn help take care of ceremony setup, rehearsal, event coordination, and planning sessions, and offer both kitchen and serving staff. The Round Barn also provides all necessary furniture, including banquet and cocktail tables, ceremony, cocktail, and Chiavari dining chairs, glassware, silverware, dishware, and linens.

Photography opportunities

Dreamlove Photography specializes in capturing rustic, ethereal, documentary-style pictures. And the Round Barn Farm is the ideal place for all of the above. Surrounded by lush gardens, a sprawling meadows, and stunning ponds, the Round Barn Farm offers virtually limitless scope for the imagination, any time of the year.

Couples who want to memorialize the most special day of their lives with natural, candid, photojournalistic photos will adore what Dreamlove Photography can do for you. We focus on real moments rather than stuffy posed portraits, to create works of art that can tell your unique and beautiful love story.

For a wedding that exudes rural relaxation and pastoral charm, there’s no place like the Round Barn Farm. No matter what time of year, whether you dream of a blossoming spring wedding, a winter wonderland wedding, a colorful autumn wedding, or a shining summer night wedding, the Round Barn has the versatility and natural beauty to make all of your dreams come true.