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.
30 Reviews for Basin Harbor
Recommended by 99% of couples
81 User photos
Joanne Pollock · 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
T Bruno · Married on 09/21/2019
Our son and daughter in law were married at basin harbor in September. BH did an amazing job. The food and service were A+ and it is very tough to top the setting on Lake Champlain. The staff could not have been better. We did not have a single worry all weekend. Would highly recommend BH as a wedding option.Sent on 12/13/2019
McKenna · Married on 09/07/2019
Unbelievable Venue and Incredible Wedding Coordination Team
You will not find a more fun place to get married and a better team to help you make it happen. Basin Harbor is an absolute dream of a venue - where all of your guests can stay onsite all weekend. There are so many fun activities on the menu - from boating to yoga to pub trivia to field day games (we did it all). Basin Harbor accommodated every single one of our summer camp wedding dreams. Anne and Ellen were so amazing to work with throughout the wedding planning process. They are so thoughtful, professional, organized, and accommodating and always available to help. They executed everything absolutely perfectly, and I didn't have to worry about a thing during my entire wedding weekend. The food was amazing, the drinks were tasty, and the flow from event to event was flawless. We couldn't have been happier that we chose this venue and were able to work with this great team. We are so jealous of anyone who gets to plan a great party here... we wish we could do it all over again!Sent on 10/01/2019
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!