Meet Vermont: Colleges & Universities

August 30, 2018

As students return to school around the country it is a good time to look at Vermont College's and Universities as venue options for a future meeting or event. In Burlington, two great locations are available, the University of Vermont and Champlain College, both are located within walking distance of the downtown, near area attractions and restaurants and are about a mile from the Burlington International Airport. 

University of Vermont Event Services - The University of Vermont is the perfect destination for your next meeting, conference, or summer camp. You’ll be paired with one of our experienced event coordinators who will work with you to ensure your event is a success. Overnight accommodations are available May – August in residential facilities which offer unbeatable value and convenient access to on-campus dining options, meeting rooms and athletic facilities. Registration services are available to increase your team’s capacity and provide your guests with an efficient registration process. Most of our spaces are equipped with complimentary audiovisual equipment and technology such as podiums, projectors and free WiFi access.Plus, our campus is centrally located in Burlington so you'll have the opportunity to take advantage of the area's best attractions during your stay.

Champlain College Conference & Event Center - Campus conference facilities are the perfect venue for conferences, meetings, summer housing, weddings, celebrations, and more. Scenic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains are available in many of our spaces which are also designed for learning and collaboration. Take advantage of our walking distance location to idyllic downtown Burlington, Vermont. Take advantage of affordable full-service packages including free wireless access. Facilities can accomodate up to 500 guests. 

Nearby Burlington Attractions: 

City Brew Tours - Spend the day with Burlington Brew Tours where you can sample your way through the state. A journey filled with craft breweries, artisan beers and delicious food! Visits to Magic Hat Brewing Company, Switchback Brewing Company, Vermont Pub and Brewery , Fiddlehead Brewing Company, Rock Art Brewery, Trapp Brewery, The Alchemist, and many more. Choose a pre-selected tour or craft your own private tour.

The Church Street Marketplace - downtown Burlington, Vermont's award-winning pedestrian mall and venue for year-round festivals and street entertainers! Over 100 places to shop and dine, and even quiet places to ponder and people watch. Exclusive shopping, dining and events.

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain - With a pristine lakefront location, breathtaking views of the Adirondacks, sparkling aquariums and elegant indoor and open-air spaces for ceremonies, dining, and dancing, ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is one of the most memorable and unique event locations in Vermont.

Esc4pe Reality Games  -  spy themed Escape Room located steps from church street, combines team building dynamics in a new and exciting way. This rewarding experience allows teams of 4 - 35 people to strategically decode and decipher puzzles and riddles in a thrilling and creative environment that both challenges and excites. Choose from one of our unique scenarios that offer immersive game play and team building.

Escape Room 60 - Escape Room 60 is a new form of fun focusing on team building. It is interactive based entertainment that is rapidly gaining popularity around the world. Trapped in a themed room, your team must work together to find clues, crack codes, unlock the locks and solve brain teasing puzzles to complete your mission before your time runs out.

Lake Champlain Chocolates - Combine fair trade chocolate with craftsmanship, a passion for excellence, local Vermont ingredients, and over 30 years of family values to create the best chocolate experience imaginable. Visit one of our three retail locations or order our chocolates online and have them delivered straight to your event. With a large selection of gourmet chocolates, we have something that is sure to delight everyone.

Lake Champlain Sailing Center - 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. Off site event venues are available. 

Shelburne Museum - Shelburne Museum is unmatched in its unique venues for meetings, weddings and corporate events. From the modern Pizzagalli Center to the elegant charm of the steamboat Ticonderoga, there is a venue space for you and your groups needs. The museum is a popular destination for attendees and spouse tours to explore the area.

Shelburne Vineyard - Located on Rt. 7 in historic Shelburne, our Vineyard/ Winery is the perfect stop for a tasting & tour, a cocktail party or buffet at the bar for up to 75 people, a small meeting or party in the Loft, or a big celebration. Known for our sustainably grown, award winning wines, we're open 7 days a week all year.

Spirit of Ethan Allen III - Spirit of Ethan Allen III, Lake Champlain's largest cruise ship carrying 363 passengers on three dining decks. Decks are enclosed, heated and air conditioned. On board galley featuring Executive Chef Steve B culinary delights. Various entertainment, food and beverage options are available. Enjoy Elvis, Murder Mystery, Italian Dinner and Dance or Lobstah-on-the-Lake dinner cruises while searching for Champ, the legendary Vermonster of Lake Champlain. When you need not just the ordinary but the extraordinary in an excessively entertaining setting for that special occasion and demand the best, give us a call! We operate April through early November.

Vermont Teddy Bear Factory -Take a factory tour of the largest hand-made manufacturer of Teddy Bears in North America. See how we lovingly create each one of our unique bears or create your own in our "Make A Friend For Life" factory. Open daily. 

University Mall - Vermont's largest enclosed shopping mall offers over 70 shops and services, anchored by Kohl's, JCPenney and Sears. Target will be opening the fall of 2018. Other big name retailers include American Eagle, Express, H&M, Victoria's Secret, and more! University Mall also offers a full food court and two sit-down casual eateries, Applebee's Neighborhood Bar and Grill and IHOP Restaurant. Plenty of free parking and easy access off I-89. 

The Vermont Convention Bureau team will help you find the perfect location and attractions for your meeting. Submit an RFP by 9/17 and be eligible to win a Vermont overnight stay. 


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