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Basin Harbor – Make Your Wedding Part of History at this Great Resort

by Linda Warner

basin4With a history of 131 years, Basin Harbor harkens back to the grand inns of the past while offering all the modern amenities guests expect today. Situated on the shores of Lake Champlain and overlooking the distant Adirondacks, the resort is a magnificent choice for a summer destination wedding. Destination weddings are very popular because they act as a mini-vacation for everyone. A venue such as Basin Harbor provides everything necessary to make the event a success – beautiful setting, ideal function space, a multitude of activities for guests, planning services for the bride and groom, and comfortable guest rooms for everyone.

basin1Not sure where to start? Consult with one of Basin Harbor’s professional wedding planners. Discuss the number of guests you expect to invite and the kind of venue you picture. Your Wedding Planner will help you select from Ardelia’s with breathtaking views of the harbor to the Ranger Room with poolside deck or the elegant Town Hall with high ceilings, traditional chandeliers and outdoor deck. Or plan an outdoor ceremony or reception on the Lodge Lawn high above the bay, the Homestead or Lakeside lawns, the Orchard Garden or the Wedding Arch, complete with gorgeous white marble aisle and handcrafted gazebo. The resort also offers the tented North Dock and The Escape, a cruise boat, for smaller groups such as rehearsal dinner or cocktail party. With over 700 acres, it is difficult to list all the possible outdoor venues. What that means for you – finding the place that says “fairytale wedding” is sure to be possible.

basin2Working with Basin Harbor’s Wedding Planner makes putting the pieces together easy and stress-free. Once you have chosen a venue and decided on drinks and menu, your planner will help you weave together all the components that will make your wedding personal. You can even include your dog in your wedding plans because Basin Harbor is pet-friendly. Because Basin Harbor Resort & Boat Club is a full-service resort, the possibilities are extensive. Do you want to plan a golf tournament for Saturday afternoon for your guests? What about a boat ride on Lake Champlain? There’s swimming, canoeing, and other water sports as well as tennis, giant chess, croquet, and other outdoor fun. Basin Harbor also has on-site massage services.

For services not supplied directly by the resort, your wedding planner will offer suggestions as to local vendors, but you are welcome to provide vendors not on the list as well. The wedding planner will work with all the outside service providers to see that your wedding runs smoothly and problem free. Let your wedding planner know if there is something you’ve always dreamed about for your wedding. Want fireworks at the reception? What about a string quartet for your wedding ceremony? Your wedding planner can even give you a list of local churches if you want a traditional church wedding.

basin3Weddings are such an important part of the Basin Harbor experience that the resort offers some truly special wedding packages. With the Completely Yours Package you are assured that yours will be the only wedding at Basin Harbor, either for the wedding day or for an entire weekend. For a totally exclusive event, choose the Ultimate Wedding Package. This entitles you to have exclusive use of the entire resort and all amenities for the entire weekend! The resort explains it this way, “Our 149 accommodations can easily sleep upwards of 275 guests, keeping everyone within walking distance of each other, and creating your own private, lakeside resort.”

Whether you choose Basin Harbor for a small wedding, an overnight mini-vacation for your guests, or one of the exclusive wedding packages, you will want to reserve your date at least a year in advance. Keep in mind, the resort is only open from mid-May to mid-October. With over a century of experience in providing personal service, you are sure to have a perfect wedding at Basin Harbor.


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