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The University of Vermont

The University of Vermont

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Leisure Travel
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Parties
  • Youth Retreat/Camps

About

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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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 2500 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 300
  • Largest Theatre Style: 900
  • Academic Year Largest Group: yes
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)
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    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
      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 
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        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
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          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)
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            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

              Food & Beverage Options

              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.

                Catering options

                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.
                  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.  
                    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. 
                        Dietary Restrictions
                        We can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions and preferences including gluten-free, kosher, vegetarian and vegan.
                          Options for Every Budget
                          UVM Dining Services creates menus for all budgets of all sizes!

                            Accommodations

                            • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 3500
                            University Heights
                            Our University Heights residential complex offers air-conditioned private bedrooms with pre-made beds and semi-private bathrooms. Kitchens and shared meeting spaces are located throughout the building. Guests can sign up for a pass to the fitness center and use the nearby bike and running path. 

                            You'll enjoy the affordable price and convenience of being close to everything you need, such as dining options, meeting spaces and athletic facilities. Our team provides front desk security and concierge support, including check-in/out. Free parking and WiFi are available to all overnight guests.

                            Plus, our campus provides easy access to everything Burlington has to offer.
                            • 459 Rooms
                            • 804 Beds
                            Living and Learning Center
                            Three to four rooms arranged suite-style around a common area, kitchenette and shared bathrooms.
                            • 390 Rooms
                            • 567 Beds
                            Wing Davis Wilks
                            Traditional residence hall with single- or double- occupancy and shared bathrooms.
                            • 244 Rooms
                            • 440 Beds
                            Christie Wright Patterson
                            Traditional residence hall with single- or double- occupancy and shared bathrooms.
                            • 391 Beds
                            Harris Millis
                            Immediate access to recent renovated Harris Millis Dining Hall.
                            • 530 Beds
                            Central Residence Hall
                            • 500 Rooms
                            • 1000 Beds

                            Featured Amenities

                            • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
                            • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
                            • Fitness Center Fitness Center
                            • Handicap Accessible
                            • Linens
                            • Near Public Transit
                            • Paid Parking
                            • Running Trails
                            • Taxi
                            • Theater Seating
                            • WiFi

                            Venue Location + Transportation

                            Address

                             
                            University Event Services,
                            220 Colchester Avenue,
                            Burlington, Vermont 05405-0344

                            Transportation

                            • BusBus
                            • TaxiTaxi
                            • UberUber

                            Nearby Airport

                            • Burlington International - 5 minutes

                            Nearby International Airport

                            • Burlington International - 5 minutes

                            Parking

                            • Onsite Parking: Yes

                            Nearby Cities

                            Montreal – 90|Boston – 215|New York – 300

                            Things to Know

                              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.

                              • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
                              • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
                              • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
                              • Equipment Available On-Site:
                                • Projector Screen

                              Venue Policies

                              • ADA Accessible: Yes

                              Testimonals

                              "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

                              Services

                              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.

                              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.
                              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.
                              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. 

                              Technology

                              Videoconferencing
                              We can provide one or two-way conferencing to increase the reach of your event. 
                              Free Wifi
                              We offer free guest Wifi access for all event participants. 
                              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.