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Address: 609 Common Road, Waitsfield, VT
Phone Number: 802-496-4422
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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The Skinner Barn is a beautifully restored historic dairy barn built in...

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.

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Stunning Wedding Venue

I attended a wedding here and was truly surprised at how comfortable a "barn" wedding could be. The barn itself feels very rustic and authentic however the kitchen, bathrooms... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2016
Tim S
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I attended a wedding here and was truly surprised at how comfortable a "barn" wedding could be. The barn itself feels very rustic and authentic however the kitchen, bathrooms etc........are all modern. The property is stunning, parking is plentiful and location not far from town. If you're looking to have a barn style wedding but require modern amenities, this is... More 

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Granby, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Attended our friends' wedding and loved the setting and the beautiful barn! Everything was beautiful and the staff was very professional and friendly.

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Thank Laurie_138
Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We attended a performance of "Pete 'N Keely." Both actors provided energetic and polished performances. This wasn't Broadway, but it was fun, entertaining, and of a higher scale than one might anticipate in an old barn (beautifully restored on gorgeous grounds) on a dirt road. The entire audience, including the four of us who attended together, had a good time.... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We attended a wedding there, and the scenery was absolutely stunning. The ceremony took place on a hill looking up at rolling mountains. The barn itself had a rustic but elegant feel. The food was pretty good, but the wait staff was less than ideal. Specifically, one of the bar tenders seemed really annoyed by our presence there. Overall it... More 

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband and I were married here in June and we cannot recommend the Skinner Barn enough. The barn has been meticulously redone by the owner, Peter, and the surrounding area is breathtaking. Peter is very professinoal and responsive, very easy to work with. He was readily available throughout the year and a half we planned our wedding, and was... More 

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Moretown, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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... More 

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Bow, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 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... More 

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Peter B, Owner at The Skinner Barn, responded to this review

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? More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 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... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 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... More 

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Peter B, Owner at The Skinner Barn, responded to this review

What a lovely day, indeed! And the warmth, love and generosiy of this group of guests is what made the day particularly special! More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 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... More 

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