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Venues in Waterbury Center, Vermont,
(802) 244-8134

About Us

Zenbarn is a remodeled 1920s dairy barn-turned-wedding venue, located in Waterbury Center, Vermont. This full-service venue offers couples amenities such as a kitchen with on-site catering, a stage, a full bar, accommodations, and professional staff to take care of their every need. While its restaurant and yoga studio provide a laid-back environment, the venue is dedicated to creating customized and unique occasions for each couple, shunning the cookie-cutter event venue stereotype. The staff and event coordinator want to ensure each couple, family member, and guest receives a special and meaningful experience.

Facilities and Capacity

Zenbarn can accommodate up to 120 guests for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and elopements, as well as bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. The largest space is the Zenbarn Restaurant, a 2,400-square-foot space with an open floor plan, restrooms, a full bar, a stage, and an outdoor area. This facility features exposed wooden beams, wood floors, and handcrafted wooden tables. The renovated hay loft, typically used as a yoga studio, can be completely transformed to provide a beautiful, intimate space for rehearsal dinners or ceremonies. The tongue-and-groove pine, open space concept, and private entrance offer a modern, rustic atmosphere for special events. Outdoor ceremony sites can also be arranged, with stunning scenic views and the ability to decorate to a couple’s specifications. Parking, shuttle, and wheelchair access are also available. Lodging at Zenbarn includes a four-bedroom apartment or close by rustic yurts.

Services Offered

When couples book Zenbarn, they gain access to a full or partial wedding planner/event coordinator who can walk them through the process from beginning to end. Couples can choose all-inclusive packages or create their own event. The venue holds liability insurance for each occasion, and is also a pet-friendly facility. Wedding parties are welcome to use their private rooms to become wedding-ready, while staff provides set up and clean up throughout the event. Zenbarn also offers the following inventory:

  • Audio equipment
  • Barware
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Dance floor
  • Flatware
  • Furniture
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Tables

Cuisine

Zenbarn's chef can help couples create their perfect custom menu, whether they choose buffet, family-style, plated, or stationed serving. One of their specialties is in CBD food and drinks, which utilizes CBD, a compound of the cannabis plant. Tastings can also be scheduled, and they allow couples to bring in their own outside cake. In addition to reception cuisine, the culinary team can create hors d’oeuvres for a cocktail reception, and offer bartending capabilities. The licensed bartenders can serve from a cash, limited, or open bar, offering:

  • House liquor and wine
  • Premium liquor
  • Specialty beer and wine
  • Signature drink
  • Champagne toast

Ashley Hoppe

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  • Zenbarn was the perfect venue for our wedding. We had several compliments from guest that it suited us perfectly. It was rustic and charming with a very fun calming atmosphere. Lin was the perfect coordinator! She kept us calm and on track the entire time. All of my emails prior were answer within a few hours no matter how small the matter. We were struggling to find a venue that would accommodate an intimate wedding on a tight budget while still having all the traditional aspects a large venue would offer. Zenbarn was able to accommodate us and even set up all of our decorations so we had nothing to worry about but getting married! The food was superb and would 100% do it here again given the chance. We had the wedding of our dreams thanks to Lin and the team at Zenbarn!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 3,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 1,500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Dessert

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 30.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

    200

    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

    20

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    2

    Describe your venue

    Barn, Restaurant

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    July, August, September, October, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, March, April, May, June, November



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