Ceremony & Reception Venue

The Notch House is the ideal place to create and host your wedding, civil ceremony or celebration for up to 150 people. Raised in the Summer of 2021, The Lake Barn is the perfect combination of old and new - a 32’x60’ timber frame with salvage windows, stone patio and cathedral ceilings.

Sip evening cocktails, host a late am brunch or hold your ceremony under the Maple tree on the sprawling Great Lawn, framed by the Willoughby Gap. At night, sit under the stars by the bon fire. The Amphitheatre and The Gardens are two additional picturesque ceremony sites that face Lake Willoughby and are surrounded by 7,000 acres of lush Vermont forest. Set up chairs and an alter and make it your own.

Bride & Groom Ceremony Kiss
Wedding Barn Gardens


Invite your favorite people to stay with you. The property has accommodations for up to 38 guests in the Main House, Carriage House and Forest Cabins. The Main House sleeps 16 guests and has historic gothic charm with luxury linens, antiques throughout, and a fieldstone fire place. The large chef’s kitchen is set up to cook for a crowd with industrial Garland stove, soapstone counters, large farmhouse sinks, and a copper top bar. The wrap-around porch, stone patio and 2 balconies are wonderful places to congregate, sip coffee or read a book. The Carriage House Suite sleeps 2 guests. A kitchenette and stone fireplace downstairs and King bed, full bath and private screened in porch upstairs. Coming in 2023, new rustic Forest Cabins nestled in the woods with screened in porches, can sleep 2-4 guests each. At the Notch House, your celebration with your favorite people doesn’t have to be for just one night. Bookings are made with exclusive use for a minimum of 4 nights in high season or 3 nights in shoulder season. Please contact us for pricing details and to schedule a tour.

The Lake Barn

The Lake Barn, raised in 2021, is a gorgeous 32’ x 60’ timber frame with a stained concrete main floor, massive arched wooden braces and large antique arched windows throughout. The Main floor, with cathedral ceilings and iron chandeliers, spills out the sliding barn doors onto a large stone patio. Have your bartender serve your favorite cocktails or showcase an elaborate hors d’oeuvre spread on the long L-shaped bar. Walk up the wide staircase or make a grand entry from the Notch House lawn and across the high drive ramp to the second floor mezzanine — perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony or back up rain location, cake cutting or late night dancing. It has thick barn board floors, antique balusters and hand carved newel posts and looks North to the Notch.

The Lake Barn & Willoughby Gap Garden Statue at the Lake Barn
VT Wedding Barn Indoor Ceremony Setup Reception Barn Bride and Groom Table
Wedding Barn Outdoor Reception Patio Wedding Reception Table and Place Settings

Virtual Tours

Video Virtual Tour

The Lake Barn

Aerial Drone Virtual Tour of the Lake Barn, the Notch House property, and the surrounding Willoughby Lake State Forest. We recommend watching full screen at the highest quality setting 1080p (click the gear icon at the bottom of the video). For even more views of Willoughby Lake and the Notch House during peak foliage, check out this older Aerial Drone Video of the property before the barn and cabins were built.

filmed in October of 2021

Video Virtual Tour

The Notch House

This is a recent, long walk-through of the main house showing the layout of all the rooms from multiple angles. We also have an older, informative Narrated Video Tour from 2014 where our manager highlights special features of the house and property.

filmed in October of 2021

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