Basin Harbor is a resort, and wedding venue located in Vergennes, Vermont. Known for its lakeside ceremony sites, historic buildings, beautiful gardens, and mountain views, Basin Harbor offers the picture-perfect setting for your elopement, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, or farewell brunch.
Facilities and Capacity
Basin Harbor Resort offers nine indoor and outdoor wedding spaces to suit groups of all sizes, from 30 to 300 guests. Whether you’re envisioning a relaxing lakeside gathering or a lavish ballroom reception, Basin Harbor has a space to suit your needs.
Basin Harbor offers 74 distinctive cottages ranging in size from studio to 3 bedroom, sleeping up to eight people. Each cottage features unique decor offering the feeling of a secluded summer home, while being just steps away from dining and outdoor activities.
When you book your event at Basin Harbor, you’ll enjoy the services of the resort’s on-site wedding planner. The resort also handles set up and clean up ensuring a stress-free celebration with friends and family. Wifi is available on-site, and the resort is pet friendly. Basin Harbor provides barware, flatware, china, glassware, tables and linens. Complete bar services are provided by the resort.
Chef Bonnivier specializes in fresh, local ingredients and is known for harmonizing unique ingredients and flavors. Chef Bonnivier has worked at some of the world’s finest restaurants. In true Vermont style, the resort’s menus change with New England’s seasons to fully utilize the freshest ingredients from local farmers. Chef Bonnivier and his team offer the following catering services:
Built in 1886, Basin Harbor has served as a New England retreat for more than 130 years. It is part of the Historic Hotels of America National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Basin Harbor sits on 700 acres and is surrounded by Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. Burlington International Airport is located only 24 miles away.
33 Reviews for Basin Harbor
Recommended by 99% of couples
99 User photos
Nancy F. · Getting married on 07/06/2022
Basin Harbor is perfection
Basin Harbor helped create and execute a flawless wedding. The setting is stunning and the staff are professional and friendly. We couldn’t have wished for a more perfect wedding.Sent on 06/29/2021
Alissa · Married on 06/20/2021
Absolutely in love with Basin Habor
Basin Harbor is a wonderful place, a gem in the Adirondacks. We were searching for a venue in New England for a June wedding and fell in love with Vermont. Anne, the head wedding coordinator, was so gracious and responsive through the entire process, including through postponing our wedding an entire year due to COVID. Anne and the entire BH staff made the process as stress-free as possible. And the was just the planning! The whole wedding weekend went off without a hitch. I seriously couldn't be more pleased with how everything turned out and it was WORTH the wait. Having worked with this venue for over two years now, I can confidently recommend working with Basin Harbor for your event. I can't wait to go back!Sent on 07/24/2021
Joanne P. · Married on 01/12/2020
Amazing wedding venue and resort
Basin Harbor was the most incredible venue for our daughter's wedding. The event was flawless and their professionalism was extraordinary. Every detail was perfectly planned and executed. The beauty of the natural environment combined with the charming event spaces made for a delightful weekend. They have it all: fabulous food; nicely appointed cottages and guest rooms; beautiful gardens; friendly staff; many activities to add to the fun; and a wonderful wedding planning team. Our guests have repeatedly said that it was the most amazing wedding they've ever been too. We felt like royalty and are so in love with the resort that we are already talking about going back. Thank You Basin Harbor!!!Sent on 12/13/2019
We love Basin Harbor! Their expansive property has so many varied settings that no two weddings are alike; you could have an elegant tented affair or a casual lakeside party, or anything in between. The cabins set along the lake look rustic, but are delightfully modernized and comfortable; perfect for guests and prep spaces. We especially love the front lawn by the dining room that overlooks the harbor! Soaring trees and lovely evening light makes it the perfect spot for a cocktail hour.
The Basin Harbor Club is one of the few gems in Vermont. It's truly unique. The staff is very professional, accommodating, and personable. The BHC provides a beautiful venue that has breathtaking views, numerous activities and great amenities for guests. I have enjoyed every minute at BHC and consider it one of the premier New England wedding venues.
Natural beauty, comfortable elegance, and an absolute TOP NOTCH staff make this one of my favorite wedding venues in the whole state. Its location makes it a wonderful place to shoot, with golden light streaming through the trees, and reflecting off the shimmering harbor. I love BHC, and so will you!