Bride and groom's feet at UVM

Congratulations on your engagement!

If you’re looking for that perfect venue for your New England wedding, look at the University of Vermont! Nestled between Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, our campus sets the scene for your magical day. 

An experienced coordinator from our team will partner with you to create a wedding package unique to your vision, and to manage the facilities rental processs, helping to keep your wedding planning stress-free.

5 reasons to choose UVM for your special day

  1. You'll be in the heart of Burlington, close to the area's best attractions
  2. Enjoy farm-to-table catering showcasing Vermont's culinary culture 
  3. Celebrate in style with a classic New England chapel and elegant ballroom featuring lake and mountain views
  4. Guests will appreciate the easy access to I-89 and the Burlington International Airport 
  5. You'll love our "best day ever" level service 

Wedding reception table at UVM

Ceremony Location: Ira Allen Chapel

Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Ira Allen Chapel offers an elegant backdrop for your wedding ceremony. The space is full of natural light and features simple decorations so you can add your own personal touch.

The rental includes five hours of use the day of the wedding and two hours for the rehearsal on the day prior.

Reception Location: Dudley H. Davis Center

The elegant architecture of our ballrooms flaunts the natural beauty of Burlington with views of the Green Mountains or Lake Champlain. The ballroom offers one of the largest spaces in Burlington, accommodating over 250 for a seated meal. The space can also be partitioned to create more intimate spaces that can be used for a cocktail reception and dinner. 

Cheers: Catering & Bar Service

Our UVM Dining Services partners create a menu that features fresh, local ingredients. UVM Dining Services also provides full bar service, including both full and cash bar options. UVM Dining Services is the exclusive caterer and bar service provider on campus. However, your cake can be provided by a baker of your choice. There is no additional gratuity charge for catering and bar services!

Learn more about catering.

Stay on Campus: Guest Accommodations

We offer on-campus overnight accommodations for summer weddings. These rooms feature air-conditioning, semi-private bathrooms and pre-made beds. Guests appreciate the affordable option and staying walking distance to your reception and downtown Burlington.

Learn more about staying on campus

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a UVM alumn or affiliate to get married at UVM?

No! 

Are there any restricted decorations in the Chapel?

Yes. Decorations must be set up and taken down within 5 hour rental. Open candles and stapling of ribbons or bows to the pews is not permitted. 

What are the time restrictions for weddings?

Set up time can start at 11:00AM
Events must end by 11:00PM

Couples Say:

"UVM Events was a pleasure to work with! The space was beautiful and accommodated our group of 200 no problem. The food was amazing! There were so many options to choose from and the chef and catering staff executed our vision perfectly. The bar options were also very impressive - it was stocked with many local to Vermont beers and liquors which our guests loved! The staff took such good care of us! At the end of the day we truly felt like every person we interacted with genuinely cared about making our day the best ever. If you are getting married in the Burlington area we highly recommend UVM - you won't be disappointed."
– Emma B., 2018 bride

Questions?

Visit our most frequently asked questions or contact us at EventServices@uvm.edu

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