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 three unique private decks. Rent one, two, or all three! 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, which can be converted to an open-air deck in the summer, is our Sky Deck. 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.
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:
38 Reviews for Spirit of Ethan Allen
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Christy Heesacker · Getting married on 08/10/2020
SOEA gave us the perfect venue, planner, and wedding experience
My husband and I were married on the SOEA and we could not have dreamed of a more perfect venue, planner, or experience. Cruising along Lake Champlain, we had the beautiful mountains and fall foliage as a backdrop for our wedding ceremony. The venue was ideal as it was all inclusive and we did not have to worry about a thing. Decorations, full stocked bar, accommodating staff, DJ, tables, linens, chairs, food, the list goes on. The venue even included our own remarkable wedding planner! Kristin Bogovich was such a pleasure to work alongside. Her organization skills, quick responsiveness, and coordinating expertise made our planning stress free. She was attentive to what we had envisioned and helped make our wedding day a dream come true. Overall our champagne brunch wedding experience was a huge success. All our family and friends raved about how great it was to enjoy the scenery beautiful Vermont had to offer while dancing, laughing, and indulging in scrumptious goodies provided by the SOEA. To reference a few, we had corned beef hash, scalloped potatoes, Vermont sausage, WAFFLES, and maple syrup you could drink from the ladle! We highly recommend joining the SOEA for any occasion as Kristin and her team were amazing.Sent on 11/07/2019
Sherry · Married on 11/08/2019
While planning the wedding, we had some unexpected events that changed our plans and Kristin and her team were great, very supportive. Kristen kept in touch and always responded to texts, emails, and phone calls. At the wedding the staff was friendly, attentive, and helpful. The wedding guests were very impressed with the staff. Some of the guests commented that this was the best wedding that they have attended. I highly recommend the Spirit of Ethan Allan.Sent on 01/06/2020
Jordan · Married on 09/28/2019
Amazing and Perfect!
We had our ceremony and reception at the Spirit of Ethan Allen. We were planning from afar, which can be difficult for anyone. However, the coordinator, Kristin, made everything as easy as possible! She was so willing to work with us via phone and e-mail to figure everything out prior to our arrival in Burlington. Our wedding was perfect with her assistance. The only "hiccup" was that it rained so we could not have our ceremony outdoors as planned. It was extremely easy to move it indoors at the last minute, and it was still gorgeous. We had the Champagne on the Champlain brunch buffet, which was delicious. The decorations that I had brought were perfectly arranged. And to top it off, our waitstaff was extremely friendly and the service was amazing. There are not enough good things I can say about the SOEA!Sent on 10/10/2019
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.