Grand Isle Lake House is a private event venue in Grand Isle, Vermont. Situated on Lake Champlain, this historic lakeshore hotel provides everything you need for a special, memorable wedding day. Grand Isle Lake House encompasses 55 acres and 2,500 feet of shoreline, making it the perfect destination for mountain views, Vermont sunsets, and romance.
Facilities and Capacity
Grand Isle Lake House offers multiple spaces ideally suited for rehearsals, ceremonies, and receptions. The grounds accommodate up to 250 people and can easily be outfitted with tents. The porches hold around 150 seated guests. For cake and dancing, the Island Villa dining room offers vaulted ceilings and original woodwork.
With 13 unique guest rooms, Grand Isle Lake House offers sleeping accommodations for up to 32 people. No two rooms are alike, and six of the rooms feature private baths.
Grand Isle Lake House has a team of professional wedding planners to ensure every detail of your big day goes according to plan. They take care of set up and clean up, and event rentals are available on site, too. Parking is available, and event spaces are wheelchair accessible. Grand Isle Lake House provides altars and arches, chairs, a dance floor, furniture, tables, linens, glassware, flatware, china, and barware. Whether you’re aiming for a hosted bar or a cash bar, Grand Isle offers a selection of Vermont craft beers, signature cocktails, and an extensive wine list.
At Grand Isle Lake House, all catering services—from menu creation to table service—are performed on site. Executive Chef Sheryl Eddy focuses on seasonal, artisanal ingredients grown and made in Vermont. Enjoy selections like Apple and Smoked Gouda Tartlets made with Vermont apples and cheese, Vermont Maple Chipotle Barbecued Salmon Filets, and Allenhom Farms Apple Pie.
The Villa Island Hotel was built in 1903. Owned and managed by the Briggs family, it quickly became a popular spot for big city VIPs to retreat to the Vermont countryside. In 1956, after being purchased by the Sisters of Mercy, The Villa Island Hotel became Camp Marycrest, an all-girls summer camp. Finally, in 1997, the building and land were donated to The Preservation Trust of Vermont. In 1998, the property, now known as Grand Isle Lake House, began hosting private events.
Grand Isle, an island between Vermont and New York, is home to Grand Isle Lake House. Grand Isle is situated on the shores of Lake Champlain. Grand Isle is home to a small private airport, andt he nearest major airports are in Burlington, Vermont; Plattsburgh, New York; and Montreal, Canada.
Recommended by 99% of couples
Cynthia · Married on 05/24/2015
Our wedding at the Grand Ilse Lake House was perfect in every way, and we give enormous credit to Sue Bumbeck and her amazing staff for making the experience so easy and fulfilling. Sue is so relaxed, capable, efficient and supportive that the entire experience went without a hitch. We are an older (60+) couple who decided to have a "real" wedding, and Sue made it feel like it was our first time--so, so special and elegant. The venue is spectacular, the food was amazing, the staff was excellent--I can't rave enough about our experience. It exceeded our expectations. Thank you!
Brandi · Married on 07/29/2017
Our wedding at the Grand Isle Lake House was amazing! The house and grounds are absolutely gorgeous, like something out of a movie. The location is tucked away enough that it gives a private party that intimate feeling without being too far from anything. We had our rehearsal dinner as well as our ceremony and reception at the Grand Isle Lake House. Both dinners were fabulous and tasted fantastic! The guests loved the food so much that even after a few weeks, our guests are still raving about the food. What made everything perfect was the staff. Everyone on staff (I literally mean every member of staff) was fantastic. Sue and Sheryl were a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process, especially during the planning phase which made wedding planning a breeze. During our stay the entire staff was friendly, accommodating, helpful, and overall just great people who truly care about their guests. They went above and beyond to make our stay special. There is no better venue than the Grand Isle Lake House. We highly recommend it.
Meredith · Married on 06/08/2017
My husband and I recently got married at the Grand Isle Lake House in Vermont but live in Illinois. We had do to most of our planning through email or over the phone. Getting into contact with Sue Bumbeck, the Grand Isle Lake House's wedding planner was so easy. She is so personable and knowledgeable to work with through email and on the phone. She made it so easy to plan our wedding even being states away.
We stayed the night at the lake house the night before our wedding. Everything was wonderful, it felt like a home away from home. We had our ceremony on the lawn by the arbor with the wonderful view of the lake in the background. Sue also had a 'back up' plan in case it were to rain on our wedding day.
We then had dinner on the wrap around porch. We also worked with Sheryl on our menu and we couldn't have been happier with our choices. Everything was absolutely delicious, most of our guests went back up to the buffet for seconds it was so good. The staff was also so amazing and friendly.
Our wedding at the Grand Isle Lake House was perfect in every way! I cannot recommend them enough!!
Grand Isle Lake House creates a cozy, at-home feeling for destination couples and their guests. Top notch service and delicious food makes this a favorite spot!
One of my favorite places to create stunning photographs. With a backdrop like that!!! it makes my job easier. Beautiful setting.
love this place. great people who work there as well.