Congratulations on your engagement!

The University of Vermont's historic campus is the perfect setting for your New England wedding. An experienced coordinator from our team will work 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 

Ira Allen Chapel

Wedding ceremony at the 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 brightly lit 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.

Ballrooms in the Dudley H. Davis Center

Wedding reception ballroom set up with vaulted ceilingsThe 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. 

Catering & Bar Service

white wedding cakeOur 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. 

Learn more about catering.

Guest Accommodations

university heights housing at the university of vermont 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

At-a-Glance

Location: 
2.8 miles from airport
Walking distance of downtown

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

Catering/Alcohol:
UVM Dining is the exclusive provider
No additional gratuity charge for catering and bar services.

Rentals:
Linens, tables, chairs, dance floor and uplightling included in package
No Vermont tax, service fees or gratuity

Questions?

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

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