Southern Vermont Arts Center

930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Dr., Manchester, VT 05254 Map · Phone number
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About Southern Vermont Arts Center

Southern Vermont Arts Center is a breathtaking wedding venue located in Manchester, Vermont. This museum has fostered an environment of creativity and artistic freedom, and they strive to carry this ambiance through its event spaces. Whether it is used for your engagement party, wedding shower, ceremony, or reception, this location is an inviting place to gather your loved ones.

Facilities and Capacity

With its four distinct event spaces, Southern Vermont Arts Center can accommodate up to 350 of your friends and family. Yester House Galleries contains ten art showrooms in a historic home, featuring wooden floors and plenty of natural light. This space can host up to 300 of your esteemed guests for a cocktail party and 100 for a seated dinner. For a contemporary setting, you may host up to 200 attendants in the Wilson Museum and Galleries boasting a bright ambiance and modern architecture. The Arkell Pavilion features large, wooden walls that can be opened to reveal the venue’s outdoor celebration space. For a more intimate gathering, the Hay Madeira Education Center contains two studios where you may host 20 loved ones for an evening of painting.

Services Offered

The devoted staff at this museum are committed to helping you create a wedding that matches your personal vision and style. They hope that you and your loved ones will enjoy being immersed in the surrounding art pieces they’ve curated. This location can provide ample parking for you and your guests, chairs for your celebration, and clean up services at the end of the party.

History

Although first established in 1952, this museum has deep artistic roots dating back to 1922. The first exhibition of the Southern Vermont Artists was held by five local artists, eventually known as The Dorset Painters. Since their incorporation in 1933, the Southern Vermont Artists have been comprised of visionaries such as Norman Rockwell, Luigi Lucioni, Grandma Moses, and Ogden Pleissner. Now, this center remains as a community space where artists can come together to share their creations and learn from each other.

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Indoor reception at gallery
Indoor reception at gallery
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Southern Vermont Arts Center
Walkway lined with trees
Walkway lined with trees
Indoor art gallery
Indoor art gallery
Art gallery with fireplace and piano
Art gallery with fireplace and piano
Concrete stairs in art gallery
Concrete stairs in art gallery
Southern vermont arts center donor wall
Southern vermont arts center donor wall
Museum in the winter
Museum in the winter
Elegant reception setup
Elegant reception setup
A jazz band performance
A jazz band performance
Indoor art gallery
Indoor art gallery
A rustic decor piece
A rustic decor piece
Dance floor under a tent
Dance floor under a tent
Bride laughing at toast
Bride laughing at toast
Couple posing at bottom of stairs
Couple posing at bottom of stairs
Man and woman posing outside
Man and woman posing outside
A small outdoor ceremony
A small outdoor ceremony
Bride walking down stairs
Bride walking down stairs
A fancy outdoor celebration
A fancy outdoor celebration
Happy wedding guests at table
Happy wedding guests at table
Indoor reception at gallery
Indoor reception at gallery
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Southern Vermont Arts Center
Walkway lined with trees
Walkway lined with trees

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  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
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  • User5430640 · 2+ years ago

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    The Southern Vermont Arts Center is a beautiful location for a Welcome Party (or Rehearsal Party or Wedding/Reception). We had our daughter's Welcome Party there and it was GREAT. The staff at the SVAC are extremely helpful in assisting with vendors and then working with the vendors. We chose all area vendors (Bistro Henry for the food, Celebration Rentals for the tables/chairs, Nancy Bishop Florist for the flowers). They all know each other and worked together to make the event specular. Since it was a destination for us, having them work their magic together helped so so much. The SVAC is a small arts center with outside art sculpture and trails around their property and out to the sculpture. We had 21 children at all weeding events and the inside/outside venue of the SVAC was perfect for children/parents/grandparents. The $1800 fee is for the site, with $300 being a damage fee to be refunded if no damage; the other vendors charged their own separate amounts which were all good/fair prices for excellent services. We had a great time and believe our guests did too. We all would highly recommend the SVAC for all types of events. They are a pleasure to work with, especially considering the distance and stress of wedding planning.

    Sent on 09/12/2015
  • User5424635 · 2+ years ago

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    What a beautiful evening! The room settings were so beautiful against the backdrop of the art on the walls - it looked like an exclusive party with the doors open to the back lawn facing a beautiful mountain setting.

    Sent on 09/10/2015

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Southern Vermont Arts Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 5000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Parking
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Mansion
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

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    8023621405 (Phone number)

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