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Located within a four hour drive from Boston, Montreal, and New York City, this venue is a convenient choice to gather your guests. Situated amid over one-hundred acres of pristine forest in the heart of the Green Mountains, SVAC offers first-class service and arts culture in a traditional New England setting.

The Yester House Galleries, a historic 1917 Georgian revival mansion is the jewel in the crown of the Arts Center’s campus. The 28- room National Register of Historic Places mansion was built as a “country cottage,” a place to get away from the hurly-burly of Manhattan. Yester House's grand staircase and ten beautiful galleries is a perfect backdrop for your private party. The beautiful space features hardwood floors, red walls, a grand piano and fireplace.

Wilson Museum & Galleries, designed by noted architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, is an exquisite venue for a unique gathering. The Arkell Pavilion is a 400 seat acoustical gem without equal. A former barn, the Pavilion was completely restored in 2000 and a prime location for performances and screenings.

The largest in Vermont, SVAC’s stunning Sculpture Park and Gardens provide a mix of culture and contemplation for art-lovers. Set on Mount Equinox, the grounds of the Southern Vermont Arts Center offers breath-taking views, as well as beautiful botanical paths, an enclave of Bradford Pear trees, and vast meadows and fields for your guests to meander through.


Yester House Galleries: up to 300 people for cocktail party, 100 people for a sit-down dinner

Wilson Museum & Galleries: 200 people

Arkell Pavilion: 400 people

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