Burlington is one of Vermont's most picturesque cities, located on the eastern shores of scenic Lake Champlain just south of the United States-Canada border. The lovely city is home to a wide variety of preserved historic venues, which can be rented for nuptials or for wedding-related events such as engagement parties and rehearsal dinners. Gorgeous resorts offer spectacular accommodations and venue spaces, including the Essex Resort and Spa, known for its award-winning cuisine and catering services. The city's downtown district is also lined with hip venues for young couples looking for alternative venue sites, including art galleries, performance venues, and craft microbreweries.
1.The Intervale Center
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The Intervale Center is one of Burlington's most unique venues, spanning 700 acres and serving as a nonprofit farm center meant to celebrate the uses of locally-grown, sustainable agriculture. The venue, which is located approximately a mile outside of downtown Burlington, offers picturesque rustic settings for wedding ceremonies and receptions, including a gorgeous community barn space that can accommodate up to 120 guests. Couples are welcome to select their own catering and beverage vendors and enjoy reception festivities late into the evening in the high-vaulted barn space, which is decked out with elegant twinkling lights to create beautiful ambiance. Outdoor wedding ceremony sites are offered on the venue's lushly-forested grounds, accommodating up to 150.
180 Intervale Rd, Burlington, VT 05401, 180 Intervale Rd, Burlington, VT 05401, Phone: 802-660-0440
ArtsRiot is a hip performance venue and art gallery in Burlington's lively South End Arts District, opened to the public in 2013. The eclectic venue is a great choice for young couples looking for an alternative to traditional wedding or reception sites, housed within a former converted industrial-style warehouse. Groups of up to 300 can be accommodated within the venue, with additional space for up to 3,000 available outside with additional planning time and rental fees. Full-service catering and food truck options are offered by the venue's onsite restaurant, helmed by executive chef George Lambertson and serving up creative New American fare. The venue's full-service beverage catering company, Liquid Arts, offers a wide variety of bar options, including local craft beers, custom cocktails, and crushable wines.
400 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401, Phone: 802-540-0406
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Basin Harbor is a beautiful waterfront resort in Vergennes, overlooking the harbor of the same name on stunning Lake Champlain and providing convenient access to area attractions like Button Bay State Park. The beautiful resort emphasizes personalized service and hospitality for all event rentals, specializing in large and small wedding ceremony and reception rentals for groups up to 300. Unique scenic rental spaces include the resort's main dining room space, Ardelia's, which offers views of the resort's lush landscaping and can be seated for plated dinner receptions. Gorgeous outdoor and semi-outdoor spaces include a lakefront dock, a handcrafted wedding arch and gazebo, and the venue's private cruise boat, which can carry up to 48 passengers. After the wedding, couples are welcome to stay at the resort's beautiful guest rooms and suites, which feature romantic amenities such as cozy fireplaces.
4800 Basin Harbor Rd, Vergennes, VT 05491, Phone: 802-475-2311
4.Burlington Country Club
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Burlington Country Club is Chittenden County's oldest golf course, voted as one of New England's top private golf courses by New England Golf Monthly. The award-winning club, which was originally founded in 1924, is located on a gorgeous landscape of 150 acres of tree-lined, manicured natural areas, which offer panoramic views of the spectacular Green Mountains. A recently-renovated clubhouse, opened in 2010, showcases a lovely dining room and outdoor patio space, offering wall-to-wall windows, vaulted ceilings, and a built-in dance floor for reception guests to dance the night away. Exceptional service is provided for all rentals, including day-of professional staff assistance.
170 Burrs Rd, Mt Holly, NJ 08060, Phone: 609-267-1886
5.Burlington Elks Lodge
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Burlington Elks Lodge is a lovely special event venue operated by the charitable organization of the same name, providing beautiful spaces for budget weddings for up to 240 guests. The completely wheelchair-accessible venue is home to the gorgeous Krakosky Ballroom, which offers a full built-in dance floor, PA and audiovisual systems, and a full-service bar serving up regional craft microbrews. The smaller Moisan-Victor Room accommodates up to 50 guests, great for rehearsal dinner facilities. Outside, a lushly-wooded area makes a great spot for wedding photography during the autumn months, with preferred photography service offered by Carmen George Weddings. Full catered menus are available from award-winning chef Asa Kenner, known for his work at Big Sur's Post Ranch Inn and Monterey's Corkscrew Bistro.
925 North Ave, Burlington, VT 05408, Phone: 802-862-1342
6.Champlain Room and Terrace
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Champlain Room and Terrace is the premiere event space of Burlington's Champlain College, originally founded in 1878 to provide undergraduate and graduate higher education in more than 80 subject areas. The beautiful venue offers spectacular views of the surrounding Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain, located just minutes from the dining and attractions of the city's downtown district. Venue spaces can accommodate up to 250 guests for ceremonies and receptions, including indoor spaces within the Champlain Room and a beautiful outdoor terrace that features stunning backdrops for saying "I do." A state-of-the-art sound system and projector screen are available for use with all rentals, along with a tent that can be set up on the outdoor terrace space.
163 S Willard St, Burlington, VT 05401, Phone: 802-860-2700
7.DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington
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DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington is a lovely modern hotel in South Burlington, conveniently located near attractions such as the city's 19th-century Battery Park. The hotel, which overlooks the stunning Green Mountains landscape, offers more than 30,000 square feet of flexible event rental space, including two elegant ballrooms that can be customized to meet the needs of large and small wedding ceremonies and receptions alike. Dedicated ceremony and cocktail reception spaces are offered on site, with only one wedding booked per day to ensure individualized attention to all couples. Friendly and professional wedding specialists can assist with all aspects of event planning, including catering and vendor coordination. Complimentary airport shuttle service is offered for guests traveling from out of town, as well as complimentary honeymoon suite upgrades the night of the wedding for the happy couple.
870 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403, Phone: 802-865-6600
8.Grand Isle Lake House
Grand Isle Lake House is one of New England's few remaining historic lakeshore hotels, opened in 1903 and recently restored to its turn-of-the-century grandeur by the Preservation Trust. The venue is a great choice for couples looking for destination wedding venue options, offering 13 charming lakeview guest rooms and suites that can accommodate up to 32 overnight guests. The venue enforces a strict one-event policy per day, ensuring that all couples receive individualized attention to make their special day memorable. Dedicated wedding and event planners are offered onsite to help with all aspects of event planning and day-of operations. Couples can choose from exceptional local cuisine options for catering, with individualized options available to suit each couple's tastes and needs. A number of bar service options are available, highlighting Vermont craft brews and extensive wine lists.
34 E Shore N, Grand Isle, VT 05458, Phone: 802-372-5024
9.Lake Champlain Cruises
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Lake Champlain Cruises offer spectacular luxury cruises aboard a gorgeous private cruise ship that serves as Lake Champlain's only special event vessel. The company, which is based out of Burlington's Waterfront district, offers all-inclusive venue service for couples looking to celebrate their special day on the water, hosting ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and engagement parties. Three private deck spaces are offered aboard the vessel, which is fully wheelchair-accessible. All cruises offer stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Green Mountains and New York Adirondacks, making for unique vistas for wedding photography. New American cuisine offerings are available from the ship's executive chef, with customizable buffet, plated, and appetizer menus to suit every couple's needs. Other amenities offered include professional waitstaff, DJ and entertainment services, event coordination, and bartender services.
1 King St, Burlington, VT 05401, Phone: 802-864-9669
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10.The Louisa Howard Chapel
The Louisa Howard Chapel is one of Burlington's loveliest historic buildings, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 and restored to its original 1882 High Gothic Victorian-style architectural splendor. The chapel, which was designed by architect Alfred Benjamin Fisher, was originally known as the Howard Mortuary Chapel and rededicated in honor of restoration funder Hannah Louisa Howard. Today, its cemetery serves as a resting place for Civil War-era citizens and soldiers, while its chapel space is available for private special event rentals, including wedding ceremonies and receptions. Couples can utilize the chapel and its grounds for wedding photography as well, using photographers and vendors of their choosing.
455 North Ave, Burlington, VT 05401, Phone: 802-863-2075
11.North End Studios
North End Studios are the official event hall space of Burlington's O.N.E. Community Center, which was established in 1978 by the Vermont Performing Arts League nonprofit organization. Several different wedding ceremony and reception rental spaces are managed by the center throughout Burlington, accommodating up to 250. The center's main banquet hall showcases a newly-constructed commercial kitchen, while its Studio A space features recently-renovated accommodations and table seating for up to 140. The community room of Winooski's O'Brien Center may also be rented, accommodating up to 150. All rentals include full event setup and cleanup, along with use of audiovisual systems, bridal preparation suites, and full dance floors.
294 N Winooski Ave # 111 Burlington, VT 05401-3680, Burlington, VT 05401, Phone: 802-863-6713
12.Red Barn Gardens
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Red Barn Gardens make for a beautiful rustic setting for outdoor or tented weddings, located in Williston conveniently near Burlington International Airport. The charming venue can accommodate up to 200 guests for year-round weddings, offering complete event planning services for ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, and engagement parties. Lovely outdoor areas feature a wildflower-brimmed pond, flower gardens, and a seasonal pumpkin patch, perfect for unique engagement and wedding photography throughout the year. In-house wedding photographers are available, along with cut flowers fresh from the farm's grounds for bouquets and centerpieces. A list of preferred caterers, hair stylists, and makeup artists is available for all couples to choose from.
8939 Williston Rd, Williston, VT 05495, Phone: 802-233-0429
13.Rock Point Center
Rock Point Center has been one of Burlington's center community gathering spaces since 1855, located near the wooded shores of Lake Champlain. More than 10,000 people visit the center each year, which showcases gorgeous landscaped gardens, a seasonal religious summer camp, and spectacular lakefront lodging. Special event rentals are permitted on the center's spacious 130-acre grounds, including wedding and civil union ceremony, reception, rehearsal, and engagement party rentals. Available spaces include a lovely outdoor chapel for open-air ceremonies, a scenic lakefront area for wedding photography, and a dining patio room that can be configured for seated receptions. Catering options include dedicated catering partner Sugarsnap, which can create customized menus to meet couples' individualized needs.
Diocesan Office, 5 Rock Point Road, Burlington, VT 05408, Phone: 802-658-6233
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Shelburne Vineyard is a lovely LEED-certified winery in Shelburne, owned and operated by married duo Ken and Gale Albert and business partner Scott Prom since 2008. The winery harvests 17 acres of fine winemaking grapes, including Marquette, Riesling, and Minnesota-hybrid grape varietals. Couples can tie the knot or celebrate their receptions at the vineyard's lovely tasting room space, which showcases decor elements crafted by local Vermont artisans and offers unparalleled views of the surrounding Adirondack Mountains. Up to 175 guests can be accommodated within the space, which opens out into a scenic patio for outdoor cocktail receptions and wedding photography. Full setup and cleanup services are offered, along with event planning coordination and onsite parking for all guests.
6308 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482, Phone: 802-985-8222
15.Splash At the Boathouse
Splash At the Boathouse is a unique waterfront destination in Burlington, opened in 2003 by Barb Bardin. The seasonally-operating venue is home to a waterfront dock dining experience that is available for private special event rentals for parties of 40 or more, including wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, and engagement parties. All event rentals include use of the facility's enclosed Wakefield Room, which is available for use in all weather conditions. Tables and chairs are offered for guest use, including banquet tables for larger gatherings. Onsite catering is provided by the facility's restaurant, which can be tailored to meet couples' individual needs and tastes.
College St, Burlington, VT 05401, Phone: 802-658-2244
Study Hall is a unique work club and event rental space housed within an historic 1890s-era building in Burlington's downtown district. The 1,400-square-foot venue is a perfect choice for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and photoshoots, available on nights and weekends for special event rental for up to 60 seated or 75 standing guests. A flexible floor plan allows couples to customize the space layout for their unique vent needs, while a kitchenette with a refrigerator and sink allows for limited catering prep. All renters can make use of the facility's Sonos multi-speaker sound system, high-definition projector screen, and adjacent multipurpose room, which can be used as a bridal party prep suite. Complimentary time is offered for setup and cleanup. Couples looking to host their wedding events during weekday hours should contact the venue for special limited arrangements.
209 College St, Burlington, VT 05401, Phone: 802-391-4281
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17.Switchback Brewing Company
Switchback Brewing Company is one of Burlington's premiere craft microbreweries, founded in 2002 by brewers Bill Cherry and Jeff Neiblum. The brewery is known for fantastic ales such as its flagship Switchback Ale, which is available on draft at the brewery's tap room year round. The company's tap room can be rented for private special events throughout the year, including wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, and engagement parties. 1,250 square feet of event space can host up to 120 guests, featuring rustic tabletop, bar, and counter seating. Guests can enjoy more than 20 of the company's rotating brews on tap, including experimental and limited-release beers. An outside patio is offered during the summer months, along with year-round use of the company's surround sound system for music and live performances.
160 Flynn Ave, Burlington, VT 05406, Phone: 802-651-4114
18.The Barn at Boyden Farm
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The Barn at Boyden Farm is a lovely fifth-generation family farm and event venue in Cambridge, maintained by the Boyden family as a working cattle and crop farm. The facility's lovely 4,000-square-foot barn can host up to 150 guests, showcasing rustic ambiance and design elements such as 30-foot cathedral ceilings, raised seating areas, and hand-cut posts and beams. Outside, a stone patio and fire pit offers seating for 50 more guests, perfect for intimate receptions or spectacular wedding photography. Full event services are offered for all rentals, including setup and cleanup, a preferred vendor list, and onsite staff the day of the wedding. Wines and spirits are available for receptions from onsite winery Boyden Valley Winery.
44 VT-104, Cambridge, VT 05444, Phone: 802-598-5509
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19.The Barn at Lang Farm
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The Barn at Lang Farm is a gorgeous rustic venue in Essex Junction, located just minutes from Burlington International Airport and adjacent to a spectacular 18-hole golf course. The lovely venue has been part of a family-operated farm for more than a century and has recently been renovated for private special events, including wedding ceremonies, receptions, and engagement parties. Seating is offered for up to 200 guests, with additional capacity on the property's beautiful bluestone patio and extra tent setup offered for receptions. Unique wedding party entrance options are offered as part of rental packages, including antique wagon and tractor rides. During the autumn months, couples can also make use of the farm's pick-your-own pumpkin patch, hay wagon rides, and children's playground area.
45 Upper Main St, Essex Junction, VT 05452, Phone: 802-316-1210
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20.The Essex Resort and Spa at The Ponds and Bolton Valley
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The Essex Resort and Spa at The Ponds and Bolton Valley is an intimate resort in Essex Junction, located approximately 10 minutes from Burlington's city center amidst the panorama of the Green Mountains and nearby Lake Champlain. The stunning 18-acre resort is surrounded by more than 5,000 acres of Vermont forest lands, offering perfect indoor and outdoor event spaces to suit any couple's needs. 13,000 square feet of event space includes atrium, ballroom, salon, and lawn areas, seating up to 250 guests depending on venue selection. The resort is known as Vermont's premiere culinary resort, offering spectacular buffet, hors d'oeuvres, plated dinner, and personalized cake design services. Bar services are also available, along with onsite spa packages, event setup and cleanup, and event planning services.
70 Essex Way, Essex Junction, VT 05452, Phone: 802-878-1100
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21.The Inn At The Round Barn Farm
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The Inn At The Round Barn Farm is a gorgeous 19th-century farmstead and bed and breakfast in Waitsfield, overlooking the spectacular Green Mountains near area attractions such as the Sugarbush Resort skiing destination and Mad River Glass Gallery. The venue is set on 245 acres of picturesque countryside, offering space for up to 200 guests at its lovely barn venue. Rehearsal dinner rentals have access to a private rehearsal room, while wedding photography sessions can make use of portions of the venue's extensive grounds. All-inclusive wedding packages are available to meet every couple's needs, including services such as setup and cleanup, valet parking, and in-house catering and bar services. Happy couples and their guests are welcome to stay at the resort's lovely accommodations, which are pet-friendly.
1661 E Warren Rd, Waitsfield, VT 05673, Phone: 802-496-2276
22.The Mansfield Barn
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The Mansfield Barn is a spectacular renovated 150-year-old farm property in Jericho, located directly at the foot of the majestic Mount Mansfield. The barn's history dates back as far as the 1850s, once known as the Irish Farm before its purchase by current owners Susan and Grant Allendorf in 2014. Today, the venue offers two rental spaces that couples can choose from for ceremonies and receptions, hosting up to 200 guests depending on configuration. All spaces are fully customizable to meet couples' individual event and decor needs. Couples looking for outdoor ceremony accommodations can say their vows on the property's beautiful expansive green, which is set at the border of a lush mountain forest. Full event services are offered for all rentals, including setup and cleanup, audiovisual services, and equipment rentals.
3 Irish Farm Rd, Jericho, VT 05465, Phone: 802-899-2823
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23.The Old Lantern Inn and Barn
The Old Lantern Inn and Barn is the premiere event venue in Charlotte, offering couples Vermont's largest maple dance floor for lively receptions throughout the year. The venue is housed within an historic 19th-century barn that has been fully renovated, hosting up to 300 guests in temperature-controlled accommodations throughout the year. Stunning views of Lake Champlain are offered throughout the property, which also features lovely maple grove sections for unparalleled wedding photography scenery. All-inclusive wedding packages include in-house catering and bar services, bridal prep suites, and a list of preferred vendors. After the wedding, couples and guests are welcome to stay at the facility's inn, which showcases eight gorgeous rooms with romantic atmosphere and decor.
3260 Greenbush Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445, Phone: 802-425-2120
23 Best Wedding Venues in Burlington, VT
- The Intervale Center, Photo: The Intervale Center
- ArtsRiot, Photo: ArtsRiot
- Basin Harbor, Photo: Basin Harbor
- Burlington Country Club, Photo: Burlington Country Club
- Burlington Elks Lodge, Photo: Dmitriy Shipilov/stock.adobe.com
- Champlain Room and Terrace, Photo: Champlain Room and Terrace
- DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington, Photo: DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington
- Grand Isle Lake House, Photo: bodiaphoto/stock.adobe.com
- Lake Champlain Cruises, Photo: Tom Oliveira/stock.adobe.com
- The Louisa Howard Chapel, Photo: InaPandora/stock.adobe.com
- North End Studios, Photo: Alexander/stock.adobe.com
- Red Barn Gardens, Photo: Red Barn Gardens
- Rock Point Center, Photo: arinahabich/stock.adobe.com
- Shelburne Vineyard, Photo: Shelburne Vineyard
- Splash At the Boathouse, Photo: Artem/stock.adobe.com
- Study Hall, Photo: stock.adobe.com
- Switchback Brewing Company, Photo: demy89/stock.adobe.com
- The Barn at Boyden Farm, Photo: The Barn at Boyden Farm
- The Barn at Lang Farm, Photo: The Barn at Lang Farm
- The Essex Resort and Spa at The Ponds and Bolton Valley, Photo: The Essex Resort and Spa at The Ponds and Bolton Valley
- The Inn At The Round Barn Farm, Photo: ANR Production/stock.adobe.com
- The Mansfield Barn, Photo: The Mansfield Barn
- The Old Lantern Inn and Barn, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
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