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    Why get married in Burlington

    Green Mountains' Majesty

    If you are seeking pristine mountain views surrounded by calming lakes and wildlife for miles, then the hunt is over. Burlington boasts stunning natural beauty: nestled on the shore of Lake Champlain amid the Green Mountains and Adirondacks, you are guaranteed some pretty spectacular backdrops for outdoors weddings.

    College Town Charm

    What better place for UVM alums to tie the knot than at their beloved alma mater? From the year-round scenery to the inspiring historic buildings around campus, this town was made for Catamount weddings!

    Feel Like a Neighbor

    Though Burlington is the largest city in Vermont, it still embodies the charms of a small town. Accessible yet diverse, it’s easy to take advantage of the vibrant local arts scene, excellent restaurants, and shopping in hip boutiques or artsy markets. Area vineyards, breweries, cheesemaking and chocolates put local flavor in the palm of your hand.

    Get Outside & Play

    Winter sports enthusiasts flock to Burlington to hit the slopes for great skiing and snowboarding, but those hills are great for trail hikes in other seasons, too. Factor in lake-based activities such as water skiing and swimming, and it’s clear why Burlington locals are some of the healthiest and most outdoorsy folks around.

    Channel Some Chill

    Vermonters are known for their laid-back way of life, which is why the state was voted the second most peaceful place to live. Where else is more perfect for finding zen prior to a potentially stressful day of wedding details?


    Burlington has a humid continental climate, with snowy and cold winters, and warm summers. Precipitation is prevalent year-round.


    The city thaws during spring, with sunny skies and daytime highs in the 40s to upper 50s.


    Burlington’s wettest season, daily summer highs reach up into the upper 70s and low 80s.


    Fall cools the city, with average temperatures ranging from the 70s to the upper 40s.


    Burlington becomes a winter wonderland each winter, with freezing temps and 75 inches of annual snowfall.

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    Your Wedding Ceremony

    The ceremony should be a reflection of your love story, so don’t leave it to chance. Too often, we find that couples leave the hiring of wedding officiants and ceremony musicians to the last minute, which makes the vow exchange uninspired and impersonal. Start your search early and keep at it until you find the professionals that are truly invested in your story – these are the ones who will work tirelessly to ensure your ceremony is meaningful and memorable.

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    Your Wedding Reception

    What makes a great wedding reception? Delicious food and drink, gorgeous design, and lively entertainment to keep your guests on the dance floor well into the evening. To make that happen, you’ll need to call on the talents of local wedding caterers, planners, and bands and DJs. Luckily, in Burlington, there is no shortage of professionals who can pull off a reception that will have your guests talking for years to come.

    Burlington Reception Vendors

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    Your Rehearsal Dinner

    The best way to get the wedding weekend underway is with a cozy rehearsal dinner. You’ll spend the evening soaking up love and support from your friends and family, making you that much more excited for the next day. From quaint and cozy to fancy fare, Burlington has the perfect way to welcome your out-of-town guests and celebrate with your nearest and dearest.

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    Your Farewell Brunch

    Keep the party going with a day-after brunch. Clink glasses with your loved ones one last time before everyone parts ways and your “happily ever after” begins. This is the perfect way to get the most out of your wedding weekend and thank your guests for coming to celebrate.

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    Wedding Welcome Bag

    Want to know the secret to becoming an unforgettable wedding hostess? Warmly greet your guests with thoughtful and creative wedding welcome bags! Stock ‘em up with your favorite local goodies, a handwritten thank-you note, and any necessities they’ll need to make the most out of your weekend, and you’ve secured the title of ultimate hostess. We’ve rounded up our favorite Burlington wedding welcome bag ideas to help you get started.

    Wedding Favors

    Say thank you with a thoughtful wedding favor straight from the city where you say “I do.” Showcase Burlington’s artsy side by gifting locally inspired handmade crafts, or dish out bottles of Burlington’s own Magic Hat beer to your beer lover guests. When Burlington is your muse, the options are endless.

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    Guest Activities

    For the outdoor enthusiast, lake lover, and food connoisseur, Burlington has all your favorite things in one spot. Your guests can hit the trails and take in the spectacular views of the Green Mountains, take a boat out on the sparkling waters of Lake Champlain, and enjoy a delicious, locally sourced meal while they’re in town. For more ideas on the activities and adventures that await in this charming city, take a look at US News and World Report’s “Best Things to Do in Burlington”.

    Places to Visit

    Restaurant Recommendations

    Burlington is New England’s top destination for locally sourced cuisine, which makes it the ideal spot for your foodie guests. No matter what dining experience your guests are on the hunt for, Burlington is serving up tasty treats. Take a look at’s Burlington Restaurant Guide to find the spot that gets your tastebuds goin’.

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    Accommodations Recommendations

    From wedding accommodations with lake views to charming countryside escapes, staying in Burlington is certainly a delight. Bathed in history and natural beauty, you can’t get far from the romance in this town.

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    Your Engagement Session

    Engagement photos are a such a sweet way to capture your newly engaged joy. And when it comes to beautiful locations in Burlington to snap engagement photos, the world is your oyster. That’s because Burlington is filled with natural beauty at every turn. Click here for a few of our favorite ideas.

    The Bachelorette Party

    Have one last fling before the ring in the city where your dear friend will soon be tying the knot. For outdoor lovers and small-town enthusiasts alike, there would be no better way to celebrate than in Burlington. Start the planning process with a peek at our Burlington bachelorette party ideas, and get ready for an amazing weekend.

    The Bachelor Party

    Boys, celebrate the upcoming big day with a bachelor getaway to Burlington. With adventure waiting at every turn, your buddy’s Vermont trip will be filled with great activity and dear friends. We’ve rounded up our top Burlington bachelor party ideas, so take a look.

    Major Annual Events to Consider

    The good news is that you’ve chosen a vibrant, scenic, and seriously fun location to gather your nearest and dearest on your big day. Congrats! The bad news? Your wedding location is so awesome that it draws a crowd for reasons other than your nuptials all year long. When selecting your wedding date, be sure you know what other activities are happening in the area that might put a cramp in your party’s style. We’ve gone ahead and done the legwork for you, so check out the annual calendar of major Burlington events and add them to your radar.

    Local Buzz

    When planning something as complex and significant as your wedding day, sometimes you just want friendly experts to step in and share some pearls of wisdom. Lucky for you, we know people (we’re sitting right here — wink wink). And we’ve got your back: insider tips, exhaustive research, and inspiring takes on all aspects of the planning process, compiled here specifically with your wedding location in mind. You’re just a few clicks away from wedding planning peace of mind… You’re welcome! (No thank-you note required.)

    Local Online Resources

    Check out some other useful local online resources to get you acquainted with all-things Burlington, from travel guides to the local restaurant scene to great local wedding blogs run by our friends in the industry:

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    Choosing Your Burlington Wedding Vendors

    With our comprehensive list of local wedding pros, we're here to help you put together an all-star team to bring your vision to life.