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Basin Harbor

Vergennes, VT · View map · Visit website

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About Basin Harbor

Basin Harbor is a resort, and wedding venue located in Vergennes, Vermont. Known for its lakeside ceremony sites, historic buildings, beautiful gardens, and mountain views, Basin Harbor offers the picture-perfect setting for your elopement, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, or farewell brunch.

Facilities and Capacity

Basin Harbor Resort offers nine indoor and outdoor wedding spaces to suit groups of all sizes, from 30 to 300 guests. Whether you’re envisioning a relaxing lakeside gathering or a lavish ballroom reception, Basin Harbor has a space to suit your needs.

Accommodations

Basin Harbor offers 77 distinctive cottages ranging in size from studio to 3 bedroom, sleeping anyhwere from two to eight people. Each cottage features unique decor offering the feeling of a secluded summer home, while being just steps away from golf, dining, and outdoor activities.

Services Offered

When you book your event at Basin Harbor, you’ll enjoy the services of the resort’s on-site wedding planner. The resort also handles set up and clean up ensuring a stress-free celebration with friends and family. Wifi is available on-site, and the resort is pet friendly. Basin Harbor provides barware, flatware, china, chocolate fountains, glassware, tables, linens, and transportation. Complete bar services are available, including bartenders, specialty drinks, beer, wine, and liquor. The following event items are also available:

  • Aisle markers
  • Aisle runners
  • Altars and arches
  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chair covers
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photobooth
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

Cuisine

Chef Philippe Ducrot specializes in fresh, local ingredients and is known for harmonizing unique ingredients and flavors. Hailing from Provence, Chef Ducrot has worked at some of the world’s finest restaurants. In true Vermont style, the resort’s menus change with New England’s seasons to fully utilize the freshest ingredients from local farmers. Chef Ducrot and his team offer the following catering services:

  • Buffet
  • Cake
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family-style meals
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Plated meals
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings

History

Built in 1886, Basin Harbor has served as a New England retreat for more than 100 years. It is part of the Historic Hotels of America National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Location

Basin Harbor sits on 700 acres and is surrounded by Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. Burlington International Airport is located only 24 miles away.

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Jack

Married on 06/09/2018

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

Several times after our wedding had concluded, we agreed that we had never thought it might go as well as it did. Except for the truly amazing weather (for which we only half-jokingly accredit our ... Read more past donations to the Nature Conservancy), much of the exquisite coordination was thanks to the Basin Harbor team. Starting almost a year in advance, the staff--and particularly Anne and Chris--were both alert to decisions, deadlines, and pitfalls that we would never have anticipated and incredibly responsive to all of our many inquiries and requests. In short, the setting was sublime, the food was delicious, our guests consumed awe-inspiring amounts of rose, and it was truthfully the most fun either of us have ever had at a wedding (as one might hope). It was wonderful having almost all of the events in one place, and our biggest concern--that the 10pm "quiet hours" might hamper our festivities--was rendered completely moot by the excellent after-party at Red Mill, only steps down the drive. We are eternally grateful to the BH team and cannot recommend them strongly enough.

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Emily

Married on 09/22/2018

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

Phenomenal Venue

Basin Harbor exceeded our expectations form the moment we met with Anne, the fantastic special events director, one year prior to our wedding. To start, the venue is absolutely incredible -- the ... Read more lakeside views, cottages, athletic amenities, and dining spaces are perfect for a wedding weekend, especially if you want your guests to stay onsite. BH offers a slew of indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony, reception, and any other flanking events, as well as reasonable rain backup plans. The event staff has exquisite attention to detail, and they are very flexible if you have particular requests - there are so many ways to customize your wedding weekend at BH, just ask. We hosted a Thursday night family dinner on the dock, a lake cruise, a Friday night lobster bake dinner in Ardelia's, an outdoor yoga class and rugby game on our wedding day, ceremony at the wedding arch, wedding reception under a tent in the Homestead Lawn, after party and bonfire at the Red Mill - each activity was well organized and fun, I would highly recommend any of these sites. The food is delicious -- we and our guests were wowed by the lobster and steak, to name a few. We were extremely happy with our planning process and, ultimately, our dream wedding weekend. Our guests continue to rave about the venue and all the fun activities and details made possible by the BH team. We enthusiastically recommend working with Basin Harbor (and Anne, events director) - we loved our experience!

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Erin Sharry

Married on 08/25/2018

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

10/10 experience!

We would absolutely recommend Basin Harbor to future couples! They were wonderful to work with, flexible with our vision and enthusiastic about creating the perfect weekend for us. Read more We would absolutely recommend Basin Harbor to future couples! They were wonderful to work with, flexible with our vision and enthusiastic about creating the perfect weekend for us.

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