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 delicious appetizer packages and bountiful buffets. 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:
- Catering and Waitstaff
- Bar, Bar Set Up, Bartender
- Event Coordinator
- Tables, Chairs, Dance Floor
- Linens for tables and buffets
- China, glassware, silverware
- DJ, M.C., and Entertainment Services
- Set Up/Clean Up
- Liability insurance
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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.
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Spirit of Ethan Allen frequently asked questions
What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Spirit of Ethan Allen?
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
At Spirit of Ethan Allen, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
At Spirit of Ethan Allen, what does the bar service starting price include?
- House Beer
- House Wine
- Specialty Beer
What are the most important characteristics of Spirit of Ethan Allen in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Cruise Ship
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Spirit of Ethan Allen for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does Spirit of Ethan Allen offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Spirit of Ethan Allen offer for wedding events?
- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Liability Insurance
- Lighting / Sound
- Outside Vendors
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does Spirit of Ethan Allen have available for wedding events?
- Dance Floor
- Photo booth
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