Basin Harbor

4800 Basin Harbor Rd., Vergennes, VT 05491 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Basin Harbor

Basin Harbor Resort and Boat Club is a country club and wedding venue located in Vergennes, Vermont. Known for its lakeside ceremony sites, historic buildings, and mountain views, Basin Harbor Resort and Boat Club offers the picture-perfect setting for your elopement, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, or reception.

Facilities and Capacity

Basin Harbor Resort and Boat Club offers nine indoor and outdoor wedding spaces to suit groups of all sizes, from two guests 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.

Accommodations

Basin Harbor offers 74 private guest cottages. Each cottage features unique decor and sleeps up to eight people. They offer the feeling of a secluded summer home, but at the same time, the cottages are just steps away from golf, dining, and outdoor activities.

Services Offered

When you book your event at Basin Harbor, you’ll enjoy the services of the resort’s on-staff wedding planner. The resort also handles set up and clean up. Wifi is available, and the resort is pet friendly. Basin Harbor Resort and Boat Club provides barware, flatware, china, chocolate fountains, glassware, tables, linens, and transportation. Complete bar services are available, including bartenders, specialty drinks, beer, wine, and liquor. The following event items are also available:

  • Aisle markers
  • Aisle runners
  • Altars and arches
  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chair covers
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photobooth
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

Cuisine

Chef Philippe Ducrot specializes in specializes in fresh, local ingredients and is known for his uncommon combinations of foods. Hailing from Provence, Chef Ducrot 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 Ducrot and his team offer the following catering services:

  • Buffet
  • Cake
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family-style meals
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Plated meals
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings

History

Built in 1886, Basin Harbor Resort and Boat Club has served as a New England retreat for more than 100 years. It is part of the Historic Hotels of America National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Location

Basin Harbor Resort and Boat Club sits on 700 acres and is surrounded by Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. Burlington International Airport is located only 24 miles away.

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21 Reviews for Basin Harbor

Recommended by 99% of couples


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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Emily · Married on 09/22/2018

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    Phenomenal Venue

    Basin Harbor exceeded our expectations form the moment we met with Anne, the fantastic special events director, one year prior to our wedding. To start, the venue is absolutely incredible -- the lakeside views, cottages, athletic amenities, and dining spaces are perfect for a wedding weekend, especially if you want your guests to stay onsite. BH offers a slew of indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony, reception, and any other flanking events, as well as reasonable rain backup plans. The event staff has exquisite attention to detail, and they are very flexible if you have particular requests - there are so many ways to customize your wedding weekend at BH, just ask. We hosted a Thursday night family dinner on the dock, a lake cruise, a Friday night lobster bake dinner in Ardelia's, an outdoor yoga class and rugby game on our wedding day, ceremony at the wedding arch, wedding reception under a tent in the Homestead Lawn, after party and bonfire at the Red Mill - each activity was well organized and fun, I would highly recommend any of these sites. The food is delicious -- we and our guests were wowed by the lobster and steak, to name a few. We were extremely happy with our planning process and, ultimately, our dream wedding weekend. Our guests continue to rave about the venue and all the fun activities and details made possible by the BH team. We enthusiastically recommend working with Basin Harbor (and Anne, events director) - we loved our experience!

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    Erin Sharry · Married on 08/25/2018

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    10/10 experience!

    We would absolutely recommend Basin Harbor to future couples! They were wonderful to work with, flexible with our vision and enthusiastic about creating the perfect weekend for us.

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Basin Harbor FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables, Transportation
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • Describe your venue: Country/Golf Club, Hotel, Resort, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, 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, 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 Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August, September, October

Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements

  • Pogo Photo
    Pogo Photo Wedding Photographers

    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.

  • Duback Photography
    Duback Photography Wedding Photographers

    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.

  • Jeff Weeks Photography
    Jeff Weeks Photography Wedding Photographers

    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!

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  • 4800 Basin Harbor Rd. Vergennes, Vermont, VT 05491 See on map
    802-589-4055 (Phone number)

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