Spirit of Ethan Allen

1 College St., Burlington, VT 05401 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Spirit of Ethan Allen

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!

Services Offered

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 Staff and 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
  • Lighting/sound
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Kissing on the deck
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Bride's bouquet
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Wedding dress
Sipping champagne
Sipping champagne
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Wedding ring
Forehead kiss
Forehead kiss
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White bouquet
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Floral centerpiece
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Table decor
Newlyweds
Newlyweds
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Sunset silhouettes
Admiral Table
Admiral Table
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Long table
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Admiral Reception setup
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Admiral Sweetheart table
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Horizon Green chair sashes
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Horizon Table decor
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Horizon Place setting
Horizon Sweetheart table
Horizon Sweetheart table
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Horizon Deck
Horizon Deck
Horizon Deck
Horizon Deck
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42 Reviews for Spirit of Ethan Allen

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Suzanne W. · Married on 08/22/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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
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    Elise T. · Married on 08/22/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    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 recommend

    Sent on 09/04/2020

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Spirit of Ethan Allen Pricing

Spirit of Ethan Allen Price Rates

Spirit of Ethan Allen FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 4000
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 200
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 21
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Wine
    Specialty Beer
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    350
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    50
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Boat/Yacht
    Cruise Ship
    Marina
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October

Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements

  • Fiori Bridal
    Fiori Bridal Wedding Dresses

    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.

  • Vermont Event Center Hotel Weddings

    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!

  • Vermont Wedding Officiant Wedding Officiants

    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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  • 1 College St. Burlington, VT, 05401 See on map
    802-278-9128 (Phone number)
    802-860-2261 (Fax Number)
    Mid-October - Mid-May 8-5PM Monday - Friday Mid-May - Mid-October 8-6 Daily
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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?

Spirit of Ethan Allen includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Spirit of Ethan Allen, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Spirit of Ethan Allen includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Spirit of Ethan Allen, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Spirit of Ethan Allen includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • 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?

The space offered by Spirit of Ethan Allen for wedding events is known for:

  • Boat/Yacht
  • Cruise Ship
  • Marina
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Spirit of Ethan Allen for wedding events?

Spirit of Ethan Allen offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Spirit of Ethan Allen offer?

Spirit of Ethan Allen offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Spirit of Ethan Allen offer for wedding events?

Spirit of Ethan Allen offers the following services 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?

Spirit of Ethan Allen offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Spirit of Ethan Allen and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Spirit of Ethan Allen is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in average response time and 4.7 in value.