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Basin Harbor

Vergennes, VT View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
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37 reviews
$27k - $37k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$27k - $37k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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鈥檙e envisioning a relaxing lakeside gathering or a lavish ballroom reception, Basin Harbor has a space to suit your needs.

Accommodations

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.

Services Offered

When you book your event at Basin Harbor, you鈥檒l enjoy the services of the resort鈥檚 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.

Cuisine

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鈥檚 finest restaurants. In true Vermont style, the resort鈥檚 menus change with New England鈥檚 seasons to fully utilize the freshest ingredients from local farmers. Chef Bonnivier and his team offer the following catering services:

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

History

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.

Location

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$6,550

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$6,550

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,500

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 Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

15

Describe your venue:

Beach
Boat/Yacht
Garden
Historic Building
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?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
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

What months are included in your off-peak season?

May
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    Nancy F. Married on 07/06/2022
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    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鈥檛 have wished for a more perfect wedding.
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    Melissa L. Married on 05/28/2022
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    Basin Harbor, A perfect setting for our son's wedding

    Basin Harbor did a perfect job hosting my son's wedding on Memorial Day Weekend. I could not imagine a more beautiful place, a better staff or a more organized and professional organization. It was an unbelievably wonderful weekend!
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    Jamie O. Married on 08/14/2021
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    Dream Summer Wedding at Basin Harbor

    We had a truly amazing experience hosting our wedding at Basin Harbor in August 2021. Wedding planning in the pandemic era can be challenging, but the Basin Harbor team was extremely helpful as we navigated the constantly changing regulations. Luckily, we were able to host our wedding exactly as planned (thank you vaccines!). We selected Basin Harbor because we wanted our guests to share a celebratory weekend on the lake together. All of our guests had an amazing experience staying onsite for the weekend. If hosting a wedding at Basin Harbor, I highly recommend taking advantage of the many onsite amenities. We did a welcome boat cruise for our guests on the Escape and it was the perfect way to kick off the weekend. Anne and Lauren were great to work with and made sure all of the events went smoothly. The events and banquet team were also fantastic and the food at all of the events was delicious. Thanks to Basin Harbor for making our dream wedding a reality!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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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, VT, 05491
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