Meeting attendees look forward to the opportunity to discover the host destination of their events. Thankfully,  here in Burlington, we have great group dining and offsite opportunities that offer more than just a change of scenery,  they’re really a curated introduction to the soul of Vermont. By choosing spots that echo the local ethos, from unconventional galleries in tucked-away neighborhoods to active adventures in nearby nature reserves, planners can create immersive experiences that reflect the community's spirit. This strategy doesn't just break the monotony of back-to-back sessions; it allows attendees to absorb our locale's flavor, forging a deeper connection with the place and its stories. In Burlington, this might mean a board retreat featuring a delicious wine tasting on a historic schooner, or a Welcome Reception for 350 on a sunset cruise. Here are just a few offsite venues and group dining options for you to explore!


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Situated in the South End Arts District of Burlington, Dedalus Wine offers a full restaurant open for lunch and dinner with reservations for up to 12 people.  Their private dining space is available for wine tastings, lunches or dinners for up to 15 people.  The seasonal shaded patio is another great space for a private reception or dinner.

Dedalus Wine is a great local off-site venue for incoming groups.



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Located on the stunning Winooski River Falls, Waterworks Food & Drink offers off-site group meeting and dining options.  Located in the historic Champlain Mill, the restaurant features original exposed brick walls and hardwood floors.  Floor to ceiling windows allow for stellar views of the adjacent Winooski River. 

Waterworks Food & Drink can accommodate dinner reservations for up to 15 people in the main restaurant.  Larger parties of up to 70 people can enjoy the River House private function space.



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It’s Always a Great Day on the Lake”.  The Spirit of Ethan Allen is a seasonal 140 ft, three deck cruise ship that departs from Burlington Harbor and tours beautiful Lake Champlain.  Offering anything from scenic 1.5 hour cruises to 2.5 hour dinner cruises for up to 350 people, the Spirit of Ethan Allen is ready to accommodate groups in varying sizes. 

The Spirit of Ethan Allen provides one of a kind experience for visitors to Burlington.

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Nestled in the heart of downtown Burlington, these three distinct Italian restaurants offer a variety of off-site group dining options.  Pizzeria Verita features a private dining space for up to 25 people for dinner.  Trattoria Delia can accommodate a group reservation for up to 12 people.  Sotto Enoteca, an intimate gathering space can accommodate up to 20 people for the full restaurant. 

All three of these restaurants feature Italian cuisine at its finest.