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The University of Vermont

University Event Services
220 Colchester, The Villa

Burlington, Vermont 05405-0306

2500Largest Group
45Meeting Rooms
3500Overnight Guests
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  • Host your next meeting at UVM!Host your next meeting at UVM!
        
  • State-of-the-art conference facility, the Dudley H. Davis CenterState-of-the-art conference facility, the Dudley H. Davis Center
        
  • Featuring Vermont's Largest BallroomFeaturing Vermont's Largest Ballroom
        
  • We offer a variety of beautiful meeting spacesWe offer a variety of beautiful meeting spaces
        
  • Enjoy delicious and sustainable catering optionsEnjoy delicious and sustainable catering options
        
  • Our Registration Services help you and your guests get ready for your event.Our Registration Services help you and your guests get ready for your event.
        
  • Stay on campus for convenient access to your eventStay on campus for convenient access to your event
        
  • From traditional classrooms to multipurpose rooms, we offer it allFrom traditional classrooms to multipurpose rooms, we offer it all
        
  • We'll help you find the right space for your eventWe'll help you find the right space for your event
        
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  • Technology
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  • Testimonials
If you're looking for the best wedding venues in Burlington, VT or are planning a conference, the University of Vermont is a very popular venue in Burlington, VT that you might want to consider. University of Vermont is the perfect destination for your next meeting, conference, summer camp or wedding. We are one of the top banquet halls in Burlington, VT as well. We are an experienced, certified one-stop-shop. That means you'll have a dedicated event coordinator who will partner with you on the process from start to finish. From small staff retreats to multiday national conferences or overnight summer camps, your coordinator will take care of every detail.

Nestled between Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, UVM's campus provides a gorgeous backdrop for your next event. If you are in need of a wedding venue near you in Burlington, VT that will provide a lasting memory, we can provide the scenery and service to make that happen. We are conveniently located from the highway and a national airport, and are walking distance to our renowned downtown center. We are also one of a few Burlington, VT wedding venues that offer summertime housing as well. The University of Vermont is the perfect event venue near you if you live in New England. We encourage you to learn more about why we are a highly sought after event venue and banquet hall in Burlington, VT below.  

Our Mission: To provide exceptional service to our customers, the University community, and guests while consciously promoting an inclusive, educationally purposeful and socially responsible environment. 
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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Montreal - 90
Boston - 215
New York - 300
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Burlington International / 5
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Uber
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Onsite
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Availability:
UVM has conference, event, and meeting rooms available year-round. On-campus housing available early June - early August. Adjacent off-campus hotel accommodations available year-around.
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls
Suite/Apt Style
Nearby Hotel(s)
Bath Type(s):
Communal Semi-Private Private
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
2500
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
45
Largest Classroom Style:
300
Largest Theatre Style:
900
Number of Overnight Guests:
3500
Technology:
High speed Internet available in classrooms, meeting rooms and residence halls. Teleconference and video facilities also available. Most spaces are equipped with AV equipment; our team can provide additional support as needed.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space Cost:
Free
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
Through UVM Dining, you'll have access to a variety of delicious dining options. We source the freshest seasonal ingredients and craft unique menus which will satisfy your guests within your budget. We can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions and preferences including gluten-free, kosher, vegetarian and vegan.
Complete Meeting Package:
Yes
Ropes Course / Team Building:
Yes
Special Rates and Packages:
We are happy to work with you to design the perfect event package at a competitive price.
Phone:
802-656-3875
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Leisure travel
Meetings/Conferences/Trainings
Outdoor Event Space
Reunions
Social/Special events
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps






ACCED-I 1 Stop Certified

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Ballrooms Our two Davis Center ballrooms are unique spaces that can be customized for a variety of events. Our Grand Maple Ballroom offers a view of the Green Mountains and our Livak Ballroom looks out over Lake Champlain. Each ballroom can be either split into two smaller spaces or opened up into one large space. Both are equipped with state of the art AV equipment and offer natural light through floor to ceiling windows. Additional space is available between ballrooms in the Livak Fireplace Lounge & Gallery. The ballrooms are a sought-after space for a variety of events, including all day conferences, banquets and performances. 

Capacity: Up to 700, depending on set up 

Academic Facilities We offer a variety of classrooms and lecture halls throughout our campus. These spaces are perfect for a wide variety of events, such as panel discussions, breakout sessions and trainings. Some of our spaces offer conveniently fixed setups (such as lecture halls with built-in desks) while others can be customized to your needs. Most of our academic facilities are equipped with common AV equipment such as a projector and podium at no additional cost to you. 

Capacity: 12 – 300 (depending on classroom and setup)

Meeting Rooms Choose a convenient, comfortable space for your next meeting. There are several meeting rooms on campus to fit the needs of your gathering. Most of these spaces are equipped with a projector and podium at no additional cost. These rooms are commonly used for small to midsize meetings and breakout sessions. 

Capacity: 10 – 70 (depending on room and setup selection)

Outdoor Spaces Take it outside with one of our beautiful outdoor spaces! We have athletic fields and beautiful green spaces that can be used for tented receptions, and more. Your coordinator can arrange for rentals to fit your event needs. 

Capacity: Varies

Multipurpose Spaces Your unique event deserves an equally special space. We can customize several multipurpose spaces for a variety of event types and sizes. For example, you may choose to host a luncheon in one of our historic rooms, invite an inspirational speaker to wow a crowd in the field house, or need a special space for your annual board meeting. Whatever your event, our experienced coordinators can help make it a success. 

Capacity: Varies

Ira Allen Chapel Our Ira Allen Chapel is one of Burlington's most recognized landmarks. It's a Colonial Revival-style chapel, built in 1925, and excellent for ceremonies, special events, and speakers. Its unique size and charm make it a popular choice for large events in Burlington.

Capacity: 900

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Central Residence Hall 500 1000 Residence Halls Communal yes
University Heights 459 804 Residence Halls Private yes
Living and Learning Center 390 567 Residence Halls Shared no
Wing Davis Wilks 244 440 Residence Halls Communal no
Christie Wright Patterson 391 Residence Halls Communal no
Harris Millis 530 Residence Halls Communal no

Catering

  • Our Commitments
    The UVM Dining Services team (Sodexo) is a proud leader in the Real Food movement. This means they source over 20% of food from fair, ecologically sound, local, or humane sources. The team delivers true farm to table dining experiences through its strong network of Vermont farm partnerships.

    Additionally, UVM is a Food Recovery Verified Site that donates surplus food to non-profits that fight hunger in our community each month.  
  • Dietary Restrictions
    We can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions and preferences including gluten-free, kosher, vegetarian and vegan.
  • Event Staff
    Our professional, courteous staff is available for plated meals, buffets, receptions, snack breaks, and continental breakfasts. Your event coordinator will work with you to tailor services and staff to your event needs.
  • Rentals
    Our team will make sure your meal looks as good as it tastes. Table linens are included with all buffet and plated meals, and china service is included with non-delivered plated and buffet meal events. Specialty equipment rentals and decorative floral service are also available upon request.
  • Bar Service
    We offer both hosted bar service and cash bar options. Your event planner will work with you to ensure a safe, celebratory atmosphere.
    Bar service must be requested at least 20 days prior to ensure a Vermont liquor license is obtained. 
  • Options for Every Budget
    UVM Dining Services creates menus for all budgets of all sizes!

Dining

  • A variety of delicious dining options
    UVM offers a variety of dining options on campus, from quick cup of coffee to a diverse buffet to a full sit down meal. Our partners in UVM Dining provide fresh, seasonal, ecologically-sound options. We can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions and preferences including gluten-free, kosher, vegetarian and vegan.

Services

ServiceDescription
Conference Support Our formalized planning process takes the burden off you, and provides support from start to finish.

Registration Services

Let us take care of registration so you can focus on your event. We'll create a customized registration webiste and securely handle all payment processing, including refunds. By partnering with our team you'll gain efficiencies without losing access to any key information. We can also handle the check-in process for you. We’ll set up and distribute name badges, securely collect payment from day-of registrants, and welcome your attendees with a smile.

Remote Registration Support Regardless of where your event is held, we can handle the registration for you! We'll create a website for your event and handle the payments. As part of your online registration, we can also send pre- and post-event emails on your behalf to attendees. Additionally, we can also design, print and ship you name badges and other registration materials you need. 

Technical and Production Support Our team provides on-site, on-call technical assistance before and during your event. We can also provide dedicated support managing media (such as sound and lighting) throughout your event to ensure a flawless execution. University AV rentals and support are not subject to tax or gratuity charges.

Parking and Transportation On-campus parking, shuttle services, and other transportation is available through University-contracted vendors.

Financial Management Our one-stop approach covers all aspects of your event’s budget. Your coordinator will manage expenses, such as catering, marketing materials, and speaker fees, and collect revenue from registration. You’ll receive detailed financial reports and a single invoice.

Technology

TypeDescription
Media Services UVM offers professional AV services, lighting and sound support. Our team is available for on-site troubleshooting or to wholly manage day-of media for your event. 

Free Wifi We offer free guest Wifi access for all event participants. 

Videoconferencing We can provide one or two-way conferencing to increase the reach of your event. 

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
Vermont Vacations The Vermont Department of Tourism has a number of guides to help you explore all our great state has to offer. You'll quickly see why so many organizations and individuals choose to host their events in Vermont!

Church Street Marketplace Burlington's downtown pedestrian mall has been named one of the 10 Greatest Places in America to visit with a unique blend of shops, boutiques, restaurants, and performers.

Lake Champlain Discover Burlington, exemplifying Vermont's charm and vitality on the beautiful shores of Lake Champlain.

Vermont Convention Bureau A valuable area resource for any meeting, event, or conference coming to Vermont.

Ski Vermont Take advantage of our proximity to some of the best skiing in the Northeast.

The ECHO Center On the waterfront, the ECHO Center is Vermont's premier lake aquarium and science center.

The Vermont Teddy Bear Factory Offers unique daily tours, group rates, and the finest bears around.

Shelburne Farms A 1,400-acre working farm, National Historic Landmark, and non-profit environmental education center that welcomes visitors.

Shelburne Museum An unconventional exhibit of art and Americana located in nearby Shelburne, VT.

Spirit of Ethan Allen III Four hundred passenger luxury cruise ship is available for group tours and catered special events on Lake Champlain.

Vermont Breweries Check out the Vermont Brewers Association for guides to the state's breweries and brew trails. Wherever you choose to go, the Association promises you’ll get to know the flavor of our state a little better.

Testimonials

  • "You are a hidden jewel here at UVM. You and your staff did a superb job on all fronts. The meeting participants all commented on how well organized and run the meeting was. Many thanks for your efforts. You need to get out the good word about your services.
    Dr. Ted Bovill, Department of Pathology, University of Vermont

  • "Please forward this short note of praise to all those involved in helping us have a great Odyssey of the Mind Tournament. It was our smoothest tournament we have ever had and all the UVM staff played a significant role in making this happen."
    George Holcomb, Associate Director, Vermont's Oddessy of the Mind

  • On behalf of the National Cheerleading Association (NCA) staff, we would like to thank you for all your time and effort for making our camp so successful. You went above and beyond to make everything run so smoothly. We appreciate all your hard work and hope to see you again next summer."
    Stephanie St. Pierre, NCA/NDA Camp Manager

  • "Your positive 'can do' attitude along with your attention to the smallest detail helped make Project NExt run smoothly. We are thankful to you and your staff for the attention and service you provided to our participants, often going above and beyond to make the event a wonderful experience to each one. You and your staff are an asset to the University of Vermont and our experiences there will be hard to match.
    Robin Hagan Aguiar, MathFest Logistics Coordinator, Mathematical Association of America

  • "Thank you and it was really a pleasure to work with each member of your staff. We look forward to our next conference with you."
    Priscilla White, Conference Committee Chair, Child Sexual Abuse Conference, OUR House of Central Vermont

  • Thank you for everything youve done to make this summer run smoothly for us. We appreciate your flexibility and everything you did to accommodate us.
    Beth Bennet-Decker and Tom Decker, Directors, Junior Discovery

  • "Thank you for your assistance with the logistics and planning for the 'Navigating in Rough Seas' workshop. Your help with meeting rooms, lunches, and participant logistical arrangements was a key component to the workshop's success."
    Lynne M. Hinkey, Coastal Services Center - Sea Grant Liaison, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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