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The Romance of Basin Harbor: Proposals and Weddings on the Shores of Lake Champlain


On the occasion of Valentine’s Day—perhaps you’re surprised with an engagement or committing to hashing out details; we want to be sure you knew Basin Harbor is here for your. From full out ceremony and receptions, engagement party, or ladies luncheon, we love working with couples to create the perfect event to celebrate love!

We may well be biased, but we think our 700-acre swath of paradise along Lake Champlain’s eastern shores compose just about the most romantic place in the world. Our lakeside groves and gardens, our postcard-perfect waterfront with its Adirondack sunsets: The setting is bound to make you and your guests swoon.

Basin Harbor’s Wedding-scape

Wedding couple
When it comes to specific venues, we’ve more than got you covered. The tree-cupped Lodge Lawn with its prospect over the shimmering bay and the Adirondack Mountains, the bloom-spangled Orchard Garden, the soaring Town Hall, the waterside North Dock—why, you can even celebrate your nuptials out on Lake Champlain itself! From the straight-out-of-a-dream Wedding Arch to a cruise past the magnificent Palisade Cliffs, we’ve got the scenic splendor to provide the blissful backdrop for this most special of occasions.

Proposal Hotspot

And if you haven’t yet popped the question, believe us: That same scenery can make that big event truly unforgettable. Besides our romance-steeped grounds, there’s also Button Bay State Park directly to the south, a heavenly nook where some of our Basin Harbor guests have become engaged. Needless to say, you won’t have to look hard to find the perfect spot for a magical proposal.
Couple in a longboat

Things to Do Activity-wise, we’ve got more than enough to fill a wedding or engagement weekend with outdoor recreation, unhurried R&R, and delightful wining and dining. Games on the golf course, the tennis courts, the croquet lawn; hayrides and bonfires; an afternoon idled away via canoe, sailboat, or stand-up paddleboard; a guided hike through the verdant highlands of the Adirondacks or the Green Mountains, or a charming bike ride into Vergennes; a decadent massage at our very own Blue Chair Spa—whatever the desired mood and pace, there’s something for everybody here.

Your Dining Options

And between Ardelia’s (a great choice for receptions), under a tent, the North Dock,or the Ranger Room, we’ve got the on-site restaurants—and the carefully curated cuisine drawing upon as many local flavors as possible—to keep you and your party exceptionally well fed.
Reception venues

Matrimonial Memories at Basin Harbor

We can help you plan your dream wedding here in the Champlain Valley, set in the one-stop shop for romance and memory-minting that is Basin Harbor. Get in touch with us today, and come visit for a preparatory tour: We can’t wait to shape our offerings and services to your exact.

Prime Saturday availability throughout the 2017 season! Call today to speak with our wedding team 1-802-475-2311