The Barnard Inn & Max's Tavern

5518 VT Route 12, Barnard, VT
Typically Responds within 24 hours
Capacity: 250 people

About The Barnard Inn & Max's Tavern

Specializing in cuisine and service. Taking all COVID-19 precautions and our location has a lot of space and airy locations. How can we help you plan a smaller event for 2020, or any event for 2021? Beautiful Barnard Inn, in Barnard, VT is a fantastic location for your dream wedding. Located minutes from Woodstock and Silver Lake State Park, our venue has 10 acres of beautiful landscaping adorned with a pond-side ceremony site and established perennial gardens. Our 1796 brick chateau provides a romantic and historic backdrop to your day. Whether you have a tent wedding or utilize our newly renovated cozy barn – we can accommodate guests up to 250. Customizing your event with you step by step – starting with the layout, menu and bar service. Award winning Chef Will Dodson, formerly of Elan Vital and Friscati - both Top 10 Restaurants in San Francisco, has been instrumental in The Barnard Inn being named Best VT Restaurant by Chef Will's philosophy is that food should taste good, flavors should be distinct and ingredients respected. Food tastes better the fresher it is and in most cases our ingredients are procured from neighboring farms. Menus for dietary restrictions such as gluten free & dairy free are available. Crafting your Signature Cocktails with homemade nectars and muddled herbs from the garden. Using a wide selection of 802 spirits, a coveted wine list, and Vermont craft beers. Accommodating most budgets - let's discuss your desires and vision 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!

Package Pricing

Parties for all your event needs - all-inclusive packages
Attendees: 15-75 | $500 - $2,000 /event
Pricing for parties and meetings only
Vermont Winter Wedding -inclusive package
Attendees: 10-75 | $750 - $4,000 /event
Pricing for weddings only
Vermont Boutique Barn Wedding all-inclusive package
Attendees: 10-75 | $1,500 - $5,000 /event
Pricing for weddings only
Destination Vermont Tented Weddings
Attendees: 100-250 | $5,000 - $9,000 /event
Pricing for weddings only
Vermont Wedding all-inclusive package
Attendees: 75-125 | $5,000 - $14,000 /event
Pricing for weddings only


Friendly people, beautiful location, and freaking amazing food - An Eventective User from Hanover, NH

Do you remember the food at any wedding you’ve been to? Probably not. Well our guests do! Even 3 months after our wedding, our guests are still raving about how delicious their meal was. If you’re looking to have a wedding (or any event) in Vermont, you should not look any further than the Barnard Inn. The people are friendly, the location is beautiful, and the food is freaking amazing! We were looking for a venue for our fall wedding and we only had a few requirements. We wanted an outdoor wedding at a venue that didn’t feel like a “cookie cutter” wedding venue, that would let us extend the wedding past 10pm, and that could serve our guests great food. Will and Corinna at the Barnard Inn checked every single one of our boxes. The property (restaurant, barn, garden, and pond) is very well maintained and absolutely beautiful. There is a gazebo by the pond that makes for a stunning wedding ceremony backdrop. Will took the time to sit down with us and the parents of the bride to go over the wedding menu and other details of the venue. He listened to all of our concerns, took notes, and was able to address them far beyond our expectations. From making sure there were enough bartenders serving our specially requested drinks, to having plenty of meat in the chicken pot pies, Will was on top of everything. The bride + entourage got ready in the recently renovated space below the barn and Will made some luncheon food for the bridal party to eat throughout the day, which was delicious and we had to stop ourselves from overeating. Corinna came in every once in a while to check on things, and even went out of her way to bring the bride (who was sick) some extra tea, honey, and lemon. We decided on pumpkin risotto, chicken pot pies, and braised short ribs for our wedding meal (as well as horderves during the cocktail hour) and we were not disappointed. All of the food was locally sourced, and the quality and presentation were what you would expect from a high-end restaurant. As an example, the risotto could have been simply plated, but each one was served in a miniature pumpkin! When the meals came out, everyone was envious of everyone else’s food because it all looked so good. Even though we had 100+ people at our wedding, the food was served to all our guests hot, simultaneously, and on time. We could not have asked for more from a wedding venue and are so incredibly happy with everything that Will and Corinna did to help make our wedding as special and amazing as it was.

Could not have been more perfect - An Eventective User from SOUTH PORTLAND, ME

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!

Venue Types
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Valet Parking
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 250
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 5
  • Special Features: We provide assistance with customizing your event to suit your visions and budget. On the day of your event we offer server assisted parking, day of event coordinator, and we take care of everything so you don't worry at all.
  • Year Renovated: 2015