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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. 

Cliff House

A gondola ride whisks your group up to this fine-dining chalet on the shoulder of Mount Mansfield. Regional cuisine with a rustic Vermont flair is served in a setting that features floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views of the surrounding mountain landscape.

von Trapp Brewery

Take a tour or rent out this Austrian-styled restaurant and brewery located on the grounds of Trapp Family Lodge. The Bierhall is a gathering place for friends to enjoy “a little of Austria, a lot of Vermont,” serving fresh lagers brewed on-site and a selection of Austrian lunch and dinner items. 

The Essex’s Cook Academy

Sister property, The Essex, features an on-site Cook Academy that gives groups the chance to work alongside renowned chefs in a low-pressure, hands-on, intimate classroom kitchen and then enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Boyden Valley Winery

This winery’s historic carriage barn is a one-of-a-kind event space surrounded by vineyards, farm land, and mountain views. The bright and inviting location with seating for 55 people is perfect for team building and includes add-on packages, like winery tours, wine and cider tastings, gourmet cheese plates, and more. 

Spirit of Ethan Allen Cruise

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