173 North Prospect St.
Burlington, VT 05401
Burlington Friends Meeting
Use of Our Buildings
Interior of Burlington Friends Meeting

Bassett House Grounds

Bassett House Kitchen

Entrance to the Bassett House

The Burlington Friends Meeting is located in Burlington at 173 North Prospect Street, near the University of Vermont and UVM Medical Center. Our Meeting House and adjacent Bassett House are accessible by the Burlington bus system. Our buildings are simple and beautiful, surrounded by an acre of gardens and trees. They have several attractive rooms suitable for a variety of events.

The property includes two structures built in 1850. What had been a carriage barn is now our Meeting House, which is fully handicapped-accessible. It features a naturally lit open space with comfortable chairs for 60.  The entry area has a sliding wall that can subdivide it into two spaces.  The entry also has a hospitality center with sink, microwave, mini-fridge, dishwasher, and coffee and tea service.  There are two restrooms, one of which is accessible. 

The Bassett House was originally the home of Mary Martha Fletcher, for whom Burlington's library (and previously, its hospital) is named.  It features a full community kitchen, an intimate wood-paneled library that can accommodate 8-12 people, two spacious meeting rooms, one of which is large enough for 30-40 people, and 2 restrooms, one of which is fully accessible.

We just completed many improvements to the Bassett House to make it accessible. We've added new meeting spaces and bathrooms and fully renovated the kitchen.

You can use our buildings for a range of events:


Our Meeting House seats up to 80 and is the perfect location for an intimate wedding. Seat guests indoors or use our beautiful lawns as the setting for your special day.

Meetings and Workshops
We offer several meeting spaces that seat from 5 to 50 people comfortably. Each building has smaller rooms that can be used for break-out sessions. Do you need a quiet retreat in a centrally located space? Check out our spaces.

Receptions and Memorial Gatherings

The Meeting House is a light-filled room, ideal for your event. True to Quaker values, the room is uncluttered; walls are simple, white and undecorated. The many old windows, with views of beautiful gardens and mature trees, create a setting that allows your guests to focus on the intentions for your gathering.


Our newly renovated kitchen in the Bassett House is perfect for hosting a shared meal, a party, or a community potluck.  Do you and some friends and neighbors want to do some serious food preservation?  Come to see this wonderful space.

To schedule: scheduling@burlingtonquakers.org, 802-343-0996.