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Off-Site Meeting Venues: Landmarks to Live It Up

Meetings become lifetime experiences when hosted in one of Vermont’s most unique meeting venues. 

The Ponds at Bolton Valley

Located on the water’s edge and surrounded by 5,000 acres of Vermont forests and mountains, The Ponds at Bolton Valley is actually based off-site of The Essex, but is still owned and operated by the resort. The panoramic views from every window, a great room with vaulted ceilings, and a spectacular river stone fireplace create upscale wilderness elegance for any occasion.

ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

With a pristine lakefront location, breathtaking views of the Adirondacks across Lake Champlain, sparkling aquariums, and elegant indoor and open-air spaces, Burlington’s ECHO is one of the most memorable and unique event locations in Vermont. Additional facilities include state-of-the-art A/V equipment, a movie theater, flexible lighting, wireless access, zoned sound, and moveable furniture.

The Davis Center at UVM

From fully equipped meeting venues for gatherings and conferences to grand ballrooms for weddings and banquets, The Davis Center has a space for you. Located on campus and within walking distance of downtown Burlington, the center features state-of-the-art technologies, employs a knowledgeable and helpful staff, and is easy to book.

Vermont Rail System

Leave the bus at the hotel and explore Vermont in a unique tour and travel option. Enjoy a scenic trip through the Vermont countryside with the Vermont Rail System, offering year-round chartered trips and special events. 

Spirit of Ethan Allen Cruise

Experience Lake Champlain aboard Vermont’s luxury entertainment ship. Hosting meetings, receptions, banquets, the 140-foot-long vessel features three dining decks, beverage service, and an on-board galley serving plated and buffet meals. 

Champlain Valley Expo

The Champlain Valley Exposition is the largest multi-purpose special events complex in Northern New England with flexibility to do large and small or indoor and outdoor events. More than 81,000 square feet combined with clear-span exhibit space allow for efficiency and flexibility.

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