Who We Are
We are a wedding venue located in the heart of Burlington, Vermont. As the only cruise ship located on Lake Champlain, we offer breathtaking views of the city, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the New York Adirondacks. We host all of your celebrations - including ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, wind down brunches, bridal showers, engagement parties and elopements. We hope to join you in an unforgettable celebration!
About the Ship
Our beautiful cruise ship offers two unique private decks for weddings. Rent one, two, or even three if you would like to charter the entire ship! Check out the decks in our photos - our lower deck, which is handicap accessible, is the Admiral Deck. The midlevel of the ship is our Horizon Deck. Our top level is off-limits to weddings unless the party choses to charter the entire vessel. Each level of the ship has a different capacity based on Coast Guard regulation. Get in touch with us to find out which deck (or which decks!) suit your wedding best.
Contemporary American Cuisine
We have our own on board galley and Executive Chef so we can serve your delicious meal piping hot! We specialize in Nouveau American, and are delighted to offer an array of different menus, designed for ease of planning. We are more than happy to customize to your unique tastes, so please do not hesitate to ask us. Our offerings include buffet menus, plated menus and appetizer menus and packages. We understand food is one of the most important components of your Lake Champlain wedding, and we are pleased to offer the exclusive services of our amazing culinary team!
We strive to be an all-inclusive venue for our brides. We understand that planning such a large event can be an ENORMOUS undertaking! We offer the following to keep your planning simple:
42 Reviews for Spirit of Ethan Allen
Recommended by 95% of couples
11 User photos
Gina A. · Getting married on 02/09/2022
Best place to get married in Vermont
Getting married during Covid isn't easy. Kristin and the long time local small family business that is The Spirit of the Ethan Allen never stopped working with us, helping us, and putting in the time to make sure we could still have a small, safe, special wedding. There are a lot of venues, packages, and vendors out there to choose from. Go with Kristin and SOEA if you need someone creative, flexible, extremely hard working, professional detail oriented, dependable and friendly to make the process simple and fun for you. We had the wedding of our dreams - amazing food, music, and breathtaking scenery out on beautiful lake Champlain, at a price we could afford. Kristin and SOEA went above and beyond for us in every way imaginable. I know they will do the same for you.Sent on 10/14/2020
Suzanne W. · Married on 08/22/2020
The best wedding planner!!
Kristen, our wedding planner was so amazing!! She planned everything to the tee! As a mother of the bride it took so much stress away and it allowed me to just take it all in with only excitement and now worry or stress! Everything was scheduled and ready for us to follow. This money was worth every penny!! I would do it again too! Kristen’s eye to detail was amazing! We dropped all decorations and she took care of it all! Her personality is the most sweetest and genuine! She became part of our family on such a special day! It was a fairytale to be part of’ what an amazing person to gain as a friend! Even though the pandemic of Covid-19 it was still the best event ever!!Sent on 09/04/2020
Elise T. · Married on 08/22/2020
Best unique wedding ever!!!
Kristin was my wedding planner on the Spirit of Ethan Allen and I loved her!! She made planning a wedding so easy and exciting especially during covid. She was always easy to get ahold of and very easy going! My wedding was a day to remember because of her help! I couldn’t imagine a better way to get married then on a boat cruising along a sun set! 11/10 recommendSent on 09/04/2020
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Looking for something different ~ the Spirit of Ethan Allen is a great place to start. Sarah is great. She really listens and cares about all the details for your day. A sunset wedding on the lake would be truly spectacular.
If you're not going to have your wedding with us than why not have it on the Lake! A boat, a lake really how amazing is that? For a day to remember call the SOEA!
Spirit of Ethan Allen III is a fun, unusual, and beautiful venue for a wedding. The team there is well-organized and super-responsive to client needs. Vermont alone is a marvelous wedding venue, but a boat cruising the vibrant waters and spectacular views of Lake Champlain is an experience few could hope to replicate.