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 77 distinctive cottages ranging in size from studio to 3 bedroom, sleeping anyhwere from two to eight people. Each cottage features unique decor offering the feeling of a secluded summer home, while being just steps away from golf, 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, 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:
Chef Philippe Ducrot specializes in fresh, local ingredients and is known for harmonizing unique ingredients and flavors. 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:
Built in 1886, Basin Harbor 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.
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.
26 Reviews for Basin Harbor
Recommended by 99% of couples
61 User photos
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
Nikki · Married on 06/29/2019
We LOVED our Basin Harbor Wedding Weekend!
Where do we even begin?! Basin Harbor was hands down the best venue we could have picked to have our wedding weekend! Ellen and Anne went above and beyond to make sure that everything was set and organized for our full weekend of wedding events. The Basin Harbor wedding team is organized, professional, and prompt. We felt completely at ease the day of our wedding knowing that Anne and Ellen were taking care of everything. We really were able to enjoy our wedding day and “be present”! The wedding team worked with us to make sure that we were able to have outdoor events the day before our wedding when they saw that there was a potential threat for rainy conditions on our actual wedding day. They even made our cocktail hour event on our wedding day outdoor/indoor to ensure that no matter what conditions we encountered, the event would be seamless! The entire staff at Basin Harbor makes sure that the wedding couple and their guests feel welcomed and special. We feel so lucky to have had hosted our wedding there and we, along with many of our guests, will be making a yearly tradition to come back and disconnect at this beautiful property. We cannot recommend Basin harbor enough!Sent on 07/05/2019
Julia · Married on 06/22/2019
Our wedding weekend exceeded all expectations we ever imagined because of The Basin Harbor & their dedicated team.
The Basin Harbor is unique in that they can handle almost all aspects of your wedding in-house (thanks to Anne, Ellen and their incredible team) which in this day and age is a rare gem and a life saver for couples who may not be able to dedicate all of their time to planning their big day. In addition to being able to have your welcome party, ceremony, reception, after party and day-after brunch all in once place, the Basin Harbor can host all of your guests on-site in accommodations varying in size and price, which allows them to relax and enjoy a game of golf on their course, swim/sail/kayak in Lake Champlain, hike/bike their trails, or swim in their pool (which is a rare perk that our guests still talk about to this day). From the day we connected with Anne to moments before I walked down the aisle, they worked with my husband and I on every minute detail while offering unique ideas to personalize certain elements (a post-ceremony harbor cruise in a chris craft boat, a floating golf green during the cocktail reception, a sparkler send off, a bonfire and food truck afterparty, etc). As we worked together throughout the year, I felt like I could rely on them to make sure that everything was taken care of and I walked away from all of our conversations feeling a sense of excitement and pride in what we'd created. You can tell that they really feel passionate about their work and thoroughly enjoy creating unforgettable weddings and events. I honestly cannot imagine an easier and more enjoyable way to plan a wedding. They've built relationships with the best local vendors and host intimate meet-and-greets which makes choosing vendors (photographer, band, florist, etc.) a breeze. Our wedding weekend exceeded all expectations we ever imagined because we were able to live in the moment and enjoy ourselves. We wouldn't have been able to have that without the level of detail and incredible hospitality that the Basin Harbor offers. I cannot wait to celebrate our anniversary each year and walk around the property thinking back to the best day of my life.Sent on 09/29/2019
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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!