Weddings Testimonials

Once married at Basin Harbor, always family!

You can read below their weddings testimonials and sentiments  - kind words that now make them family. Our staff has been thrilled over the years to engage with such lovely and amazing couples who wed at Basin Harbor. Being a part of their Vermont wedding memories is such an honor. We thank all those who have shared their special day at our Lake Champlain resort.

“Anne just went SO above and beyond to make sure EVERY detail was perfect. If I said ” wouldn’t it be cool if….” the next thing I know she would have just done it! Without any instruction or anything!!!!! She did an amazing job handling lots of personalities and lots of requests…. not always the easiest with so many family and diff people giving instruction!!
Not only was the weekend sooooo smooth and stress free, the months leading up to it were so enjoyable working with her and everyone at BHC. We loved the planning visits! We tell everyone now planning a wedding they shouldn’t just consider the venue but the PEOPLE because that turned out to be such a big part of our wedding being a success. It felt so family run and soooo customized to meet every detail we imagined. DEF didn’t feel like one of those wedding “factory” venues we have seen- yuck! It was so nice not feeling like at every turn a new surprise fee was being applied. Everything felt fair and straightforward. We can’t say enough good things about BHC and Anne.” Becca & David, June 2014


“We did our wedding at Basin Harbor Club last September. People talk about a Sense of Place. To find one place on Lake Champlain that encapsulates all that we love about the area is difficult. But I am glad we found it. BHC is, somehow, at once genuine, spectacular, historic, and fun. It’s a beautiful location as much as it is a family resort.

What is remarkable is that the team at Basin Harbor Club could probably rely on its location, historic architecture and reputation and we would still recommend it. But during a full weekend destination wedding where a lot could go wrong, the service staff, led by Anne Henderson, really distinguished themselves. And we weren’t easy. All the pieces fell into place perfectly and Anne held our hand and accommodated our planning needs from the outset.

If you could poll my friends and family on how much they enjoyed the weekend, you would better understand how much fun a wedding weekend there is. To be able to sail on Lake Champlain in the morning, play 18 holes in the afternoon and drink local beers to a local band at night is pretty perfect. And definitely go for the bonfire package!” Ed, September 2013


“We all had a terrific time at Basin Harbor for the events surrounding our daughters wedding in June 2014. Anne Henderson orchestrated all the of the events flawlessly. her efficient and easygoing manner made the planning process very enjoyable. She supervised the Bridal Party luncheon, the rehearsal dinner (grooms family), the Welcome Party on Friday night and the Brunch on Sunday morning. She also coordinated all the room reservations and kept us informed of all the details. And she was on site at each event to ensure that everything went as planned. In fact everything did go as planned. Anne was just great through every step. The entire BHC staff exceeded our expectations. Based on over thirty years of enjoying the good services of Basin Harbor, our expectations were naturally high. The weekend proved to be no exception. Our guests, to the person, had wonderful experiences enjoying all that Basin Harbor has to offer. The weather, of course, was perfect so there were hikers, swimmers, golfers, rockers and snoozers, and on and on. Thanks to you and your family for continuing to make Basin Harbor so special. ” William B., Father of the Bride, June 2014.


“We couldn’t have been happier with our decision to have our wedding at the Basin Harbor Club. The natural beauty of the location and the incredibly helpful and inspiring staff allowed us to truly enjoy our wedding virtually stress free. Rather than spending the morning setting up name tags and decorations, or worrying about food and cocktails, we took our dog for a swim and went for a bike ride with friends which really helped us relax and enjoy our day. We are forever grateful. We could also rest assured that our guests were well taken care of and could enjoy themselves on their own mini vacation in addition to being a part of our day – which helped take the pressure off of us to entertain. The Basin Harbor Club exceeded all of our expectations. We can’t wait to come back!” Jessica & Michael, 2013


“Anne and her team were absolutely AMAZING to work with. I would definitely recommend Basin Harbor to anyone! I can’t wait to go up and see the beautiful resort again and I can’t wait to see the amazing staff again in the future.”  2013


 “I cannot thank you enough for making this wedding weekend so wonderful!  We could not have been more pleased with the flow, how easy you made everything, especially the last minute transition indoors.  You and the entire staff were so easy to work with, the food was phenomenal and the resort, of course a dream-like setting.” Maria,  Summer 2013


Writing as the Mother of the Bride, I would like to say that we could not have been happier with our choice of Basin Harbor as our venue for my daughter’s wedding last summer. Although we got off to an uncertain start the previous summer with a wedding planner who ended up leaving, we were extremely pleased with the new planner who was very clear about all aspects of the event including all our different options and what they would cost. 
The Basin Harbor staff were superb and tried very hard to accommodate all of our wishes, ranging from putting lights in a tree outside the dining room, allowing a cigar bar to be set up outside with a fire pit, and lighting sparklers for all the guests at the conclusion of the reception. On very short notice, they even produced a bottle of bourbon for us to bury at the wedding site (an old Southern custom!) 
Having a wedding at Basin Harbor is SO MUCH FUN!! All of our guests who stayed there said they had never been to a better wedding. They all closed down the dance floor at the Red Mill on Friday night and were able to walk home to their rooms. On Saturday, they played golf, relaxed, swam etc. before the big event. And, no one (at least those who stayed at the club) had to drive anywhere! 
The food was fabulous. We chose to have four food stations…we were given a tasting in the spring by the chef so that we could tweak some of our choices. Everything was beautifully displayed and people commented a LOT about how great the meal choices were. I have never had a minute’s regret about having the wedding there. if you are willing to work with their staff, they will work with you!  Mother of the Bride, Summer 2013


From the moment we walked onto the Basin Harbor Club property, we knew it was where we wanted to have our wedding. BHC is the perfect blend of Vermont and coastal New England style beauty. It is the most aesthetically beautiful location in Vermont; it’s well kept, but not overly manicured and still naturally gorgeous, it has the mountain views, the rolling hills and fields, and the waterfront that is postcard perfect.

Not only was Basin Harbor Club the perfect setting for our wedding because of the scenery and waterfront location, but the staff and food were out of this world. All of our guests raved about the food, which is certainly what you hope for at your wedding.

During the planning process, Basin Harbor Club listened to how we wanted our wedding to be, and was accommodating to all of our requests and needs. The details were so well known, and the plans were so well executed that during the day of we didn’t have to think of anything, didn’t have to wonder or ask where things were, we just enjoyed the day and everything was set up perfectly. The staff was incredibly nice, accommodating, and carried themselves professionally.

We had an amazing time at Basin Harbor and so did all of our guests. They’re still raving about it! We will most certainly be back for anniversaries and vacations and I have a feeling that our guests will too.

Thank you Basin Harbor Club, it was truly a wonderful wedding and a perfect day. ~ Andrea & Kyle Martin 2012


I grew up spending my summers near Basin Harbor Club and have many fond childhood memories of eating at the Red Mill, taking tennis lessons and just enjoying all the resort had to offer. I worked at the waterfront during my summer breaks during college where I created new memories and met some of the most amazing friends I have ever known.

When my husband proposed almost 9-years ago, neither of us could imagine a more perfect place to get married. Our wedding was all that we hoped for and more. It was true perfection…from the moment we began the planning stages to the last dance under the tent with all the people we love the most in the world to the late night party at the Red Mill.

If I could go back and do it all again, I wouldn’t change a thing!     Aren & John, September 2003


We loved our Basin Harbor wedding! I can honestly say there is not a thing I would change. Throughout the planning stages everyone was helpful and quick to respond to any and all of our questions. We had a beautiful autumn ceremony overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack foliage. Thanks to the BHC staff (and cooperative weather), everything went exactly as we planned. Our reception was flawless with incredibly personable and efficient service.


Thank you for pulling all the last minute details together so nicely for the most awesome wedding celebration I have ever experienced (aside from any personal prejudice, and remarked upon by so many of our guests).While, yes, a huge part of that was our planning with your smoothly capable onsite support , in fact, the BHC site itself was unexpectedly key to the loving and amazing success of the “human gathering”. The BHC harbor and water front are literally so central and visible from all guest traffic and activity patterns that it magnetically attracted all the family and friends groups down to mingle so effortlessly, regardless of age or water skills. (This is in fact very hard to plan – which we face next year when our other son marries at 9000 ft elevation in CO!!) The weather helped, too, of course, but the various waterfront activities (paddle boarding, kayaking, paddle boating, swimming/diving/jumping off the trampoline raft, etc.) bringing friends and families together from Friday afternoon through midday Sunday were a huge highlight for all!!

The Rehearsal Dinner food station setup concept and being on the lawn from warm afternoon into starry evening for the first reunions of the weekend was a HUGE big bang of a welcome for our guests. And BIG THANKS to the staff for helping us move a lot of unique (very special to me!!) flower arrangements in heavy pottery bowls and sap buckets from location to flower cooler to location to flower cooler to location (or however you did it)! That was a lot of extra work, but the special and unique arrangements were appreciated by all at each occasion! And I was so pleased to find you had arranged their “finale show” at the Sunday Brunch.   Great call on the weather for the ceremony. . . and a dockside ceremony wasn’t ever missed by any of us! The weather enabled dockside activities at every other hour of the weekend!! And I think all were likely able to hear and appreciate the truly movingly and humorously beautiful ceremony words in the Town Hall anyway!! Thanks to you and Claire for decorating the Town Hall artfully with some of the sap bucket bouquets, potted plants and the lovely ribbon along the chairs.  And the Ranger Room meal, photo booth, powerpoint projection and spirited multi-generational dancing topped it all off, artfully pulled together by you.

We’re pretty sure you will see our faces again, perhaps on an annual basis?? The food, ambiance and waterfront activities were so memorable, that we won’t need to celebrate a wedding to come back!! (Oh, and everyone enjoyed their cottage lodging – very attractive, clean, up to date, comfortable. . . )  ~ Kate, Mother of the Groom. Fall 2012