Barnard Inn Restaurant & Max's Tavern




Best Vermont Restaurant - 2015 - Chef Will Dodson has owned and operated the Barnard Inn Restaurant and Max's Tavern since 2000. Prior to that he owned and sold two award winning restaurants in San Fransico CA. Chef Will is not a choose "A" or "B" and it costs $70pp, etc. . . type of chef. Chef Will is very happy, easy to work with, and prefers to create menus specifically geared toward the flavor preferences of his clients. Please schedule a time to talk and then we can provide you a more tailored and detailed estimate. Barnard Inn & Max's Tavern has over 20 years of experience and is versed in many wedding styles. Nestled in Barnard amongst sweet maple trees, stunning perennial gardens, and rolling hills of Vermont, The Barnard Inn & Max's Tavern is a welcoming wedding destination. Our menu offers seasonal cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. Our atmosphere is friendly, rustic, and elegant whether you are in our barn for a rehearsal dinner or in a tent on the lawn for your larger events. We have a veteran staff who will help your guests feel at home with their needs taken care of. One more thing: In Barnard, VT there is no noise curfew, so your guests can dance to the later hours of the night and hang out at our fire pit - where the most memorable moments happen. In Vermont? Come on by and dine with us Tuesdays - Saturdays 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Walk on in for Max's Tavern or make a reservation for the Formal Dining in the restaurant. We look forward to hearing from you with any questions. Events Corinna Dodson [email protected] 802.234.9961

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Historic/Landmark Building, Barn/Farm/Ranch, Park/Garden, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 70 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 60 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Your start and end time are flexible and depend on your wishes. Our contract is for 4 hours of guest time on property. Additional hours are available with no hassle, at a fee of $400/hr. Barnard, VT does not have a noise curfew so late night dancing and bonfires are available. Additional hour pricing is negotiable depending on your staffing needs.

Rental Fees

The site fee is $1,500 for the use of the grounds and a 4 hour event. Overtime fees after the contractual 4 hours is $400/hr. Buffet & Family style starts @ $40/person. 3 Course Plated starts @ $75/person. Chef will custom designs menus with you and prices may vary, depending on your style. Bar prices depend on the event and the guests drinking styles. . . On average we estimate that guests will have 4 drinks/person at an average of $8. Outdoor tent weddings can accommodate up to 250 guests. Indoor without a tent, between the use of the restaurant and barn, we can accommodate up to 80 guests. Small intimate weddings inside our venue include tables and chairs. Capacity 15-65 people. We have many references available at your convenience.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Barnard Inn Restaurant & Max's Tavern is estimated at between $6,861 and $19,830 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 1:00AM

Wedding Day Availability (Last updated )

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