Weddings Testimonials

Once married at Basin Harbor, always family!

Real comments and photos from the weddings at Basin Harbor: brides and grooms, parents and photographers alike.

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Michaela & Andy – A Family Affair ~ Orchard Cove Photography

I began the day with Michaela, Andy and their families getting ready all together, which I loved! It was fun to hang out with everyone and to have it be very laid back and mellow. Andy’s son Oliver wandered in after his nap to join the crowd.  ……Full Blog Post

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“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

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Spectacular SunsetsNicole & Rich in the Orchard Garden ~ LoveBuzzPhoto 

It was a gorgeous summer day when Nicole and Rich married.  The venue they chose was the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, VT.  This beautiful place is quite a little gem.  Generations of families have vacationed there over the years and they keep going back for a good reason…… Full Blog Post

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“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

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Love on the Water

Elizabeth & Ford’s Lakeside Wedding ~ Orchard Cove Photography

This Basin Harbor wedding was FUN! Elizabeth & Ford worked with Claire L’Esperance for their beautiful and unique flowers that complemented the multi-colored bridesmaids dresses from Alfred Sung. Elizabeth wore her Mother’s dress from 1977 originally purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue – love it! All of the ladies spent the morning at Shear Cuts in Vergennes getting their hair and makeup done with great results! The ceremony was wonderfully and personally officiated by Wendy Bratt who is THE BEST. That evening all the guests rocked out to The Pulse of Boston one of my absolute favorite bands!! Enjoy the photos!    ……Full blog post

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“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.

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“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

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“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

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 “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

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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

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