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Spirit of Ethan Allen
On WeddingWire since 2008
We at Spirit of Ethan Allen 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!
Facilities and Capacity
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 chooses to charter the entire vessel. Each level of the ship has a different capacity based on Coast Guard regulations. Get in touch with us to find out which deck (or which decks!) suit your wedding best.
At Spirit of Ethan Allen, 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
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!
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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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Mid-October - Mid-May 8-5PM Monday - Friday Mid-May - Mid-October 8-6 Daily
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- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
- Cake Cutting
- House Beer
- House Wine
- Specialty Beer
- Cruise Ship
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Liability Insurance
- Outside Vendors
- Dance Floor
- Photo booth