ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

1 College St, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT
Max Capacity: 750 people
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, offers both the best view in Burlington and a unique, interesting venue for any event. Each ECHO ceremony, reception, or brunch is truly unforgettable thanks to a mindful eco-friendly philosophy and the more than 70 species of live animals surrounding you and your guests. Whether your tastes are classic and refined or funky and offbeat, let our events staff make your celebration the best it can be. Located just one block from several outstanding hotels and walking distance from the Church Street Marketplace, ECHO provides a traditional reception inside your own private Vermont attraction. Call us at *NOT DISPLAYED* ext. 127 to speak with an Event Manager who can help you create the event of your dreams!

Perfect wedding venue on lake Champlain, An Eventective User from Colchester, VT

The perfect location and team working in the background made our wedding fun and stress-free for both my husband and me AND our guests! The event coordinators at ECHO could not have been more receptive to our needs during the planning process. From their quick responses to our numerous and sometimes complicated questions to coordinating with our different vendors, we felt the team was always there to make sure our wedding was exactly the way we wanted! For anyone looking to get married on lake Champlain I would highly recommend ECHO! It offers the option of having the ceremony and reception at the same place, with several hotels within walking distance for guests, but ECHO also offers parking for those who have to drive. The spaces were perfect for our wedding (about 85 guests). The ceremony was up on the back deck (and although the weather cooperated, ECHO had not one but TWO contingency plans!) and the reception was in the event room downstairs. There was plenty of space for the buffet, and a bar, and our 8-top round tables. The best things about the space (except for being beautiful w/ the lake backdrop and not needing much decoration) were the outdoor patio and a dancing floor that was separated from the dining space. Our guests could chat and hang out either inside or outside and not have to yell through the loud music - a downside to having a wedding in a hotel ballroom, in my opinion. ECHO provided chairs and cocktail tables (one less thing to rent) and dealt with the set-up and take-down. The price to rent the whole aquarium was incredibly reasonable considering the benefits the space has to offer, and the services + supplies offered. Many of our guests were from out of town and appreciated not only the close proximity to hotels + other things to do in town, but also a chance to learn about lake Champlain through the aquarium! Our wedding couldn't have been more perfect, in large part thanks to ECHO!

Venue Style
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1000
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 8
  • Year Renovated: 2011
Serving the Burlington, VT Area
Capacity: 150  
$250-$3,000 /event
The Community Sailing Center is a lively hub on the shores of Lake Champlain, less than a mile from downtown Burlington, VT, where community members and visitors gather to laugh, learn, and play on the lake together. The CSC was founded in 1994 as a place for the community to connect with the lake and each other, where sailing and paddling are tools that enrich people’s lives, teach valuable life lessons, offer a unique educational experience, and instill a sense of ownership in one of Vermont’s most valuable natural resources - Lake Champlain. In 2017, the Community Sailing Center completed construction of the first new building on the Burlington Waterfront in over 20 years. Starting in 2018, this beautiful new facility is available to the community to rent for gatherings and events. Be one of the first to celebrate your special occasion in this purpose-built, Net Zero building and support our mission to provide lake access, recreation, and education for all.
Serving the Burlington, VT Area
Capacity: 165  
Have your wedding or other event on our grounds, conveniently located in Williston, VT, minutes from I-89 Exit 11. Setting features a restored Chittenden 1790s colonial house,16 acres of open space, gardens, picnic area and parking. We would love to be the host of your wedding, baby shower, anniversary party, birthday party, celebration of life event, and more. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Serving the Burlington, VT Area
Capacity: 250
$20-$40 /hour
4 multi-use spaces available to rent for concerts, weddings, parties, classes, meetings, dances. Capacity of 250 people. Dance floor, sound, lights, kitchen, free parking, accessible. Smaller rooms available for rehearsals, private lessons, smaller classes.
Serving the Burlington, VT Area
Capacity: 1000  
$1,500-$1,750 /event
Originally built as a vaudeville theatre, the Strand Center Theatre dates back to 1924 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside the Theatre is a mezzanine room with bar, easily usable for a meeting or reception prior a concert. We have an Arts Gallery space in our Arts Center that can hold 80 for dinner and 150 without tables. If you are interested in using the Strand Center Theatre for a special event, wedding, performance, speaking engagement or group event, please complete our STRAND CENTER THEATRE FACILITIES REQUEST FORM on our website.
Serving the Burlington, VT Area
Capacity: 65  
$16-$38 /person
Spare Time is the region’s premier family entertainment center featuring 36 lanes of bowling, a full service restaurant and sports bar, catering services for in-house events, a game zone with over 50 of the industry’s most popular games, and a state-of-the-art, 2-level laser tag arena. Spare Time Entertainment offers two types of event spaces: A lanes party to include bowling and catering services or a party in our Sky Box function room, which features a full service bar, stone fireplace, rectangular tables, and accommodates up to 65 guests with a 25-person minimum. We offer 3-hour appetizer and cocktail events in the Sky Box as well as full dinner buffets or 3-course plated sit-down dinners. Conveniently located in Colchester, Vermont, Spare Time is just off exit 16 of Interstate 89 near Costco, four miles north of Burlington. Visit us online at
Serving the Burlington, VT Area
Capacity: 100  
$250-$300 /event
A truly special place to have any type of event. Nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains in Vermont, this former summer camp offers indoor and outdoor space for gatherings of 10 to 100, and comfortable, year-round accommodation for up to 30 people, and more in the summer months.