Less than four hours from Boston, Montreal, and New York City, the Southern Vermont Arts Center is a wonderful place to gather your guests. Situated in the heart of the Green Mountains, SVAC offers the perfect venue for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate event or private party in a stunning setting surrounded by work from local artists.

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Yester House Galleries

The main building of the former Webster Estate, Yester House welcomes dozens of individual and group art exhibitions each season. With ten distinct galleries, it has been a permanent home for SVAC artists since 1950. Host your next event in this historic home surrounded by art and natural beauty.

Capacity: up to 300 people for cocktail party, 100 people for a sit-down dinner

Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum & Galleries

Opened in 2000 and designed by Hugh Newell Jacobsen, the Wilson Museum & Galleries provide a contemporary setting for your event.

Capacity: 200 people

The Arkell Pavillion

Southern Vermont Arts Center’s performance space, the Arkell Pavilion, is a 400 seat auditorium with professional-quality acoustics that is one of the areas finest performance spaces. What makes the Arkell particularly unique is its ability to become an open-air venue when the side and back walls are rolled open.

Capacity: 400 seats

The Hay Madeira Education Center

The Joan Hay Madeira Education Center boasts 2 modern studios, each with ample natural light and courtyards facing the Equinox Mountain.

SVAC’s studios have attracted teachers and students from around the country to participate in a wide variety of art classes and workshops and the space offers an array of rental opportunities. Host your own private Studio Uncorked, a paint and sip led by celebrated SVAC instructors. Learn to paint and have on view a piece from the SVAC Permanent Collection. A private Studio Uncorked makes for the perfect family gathering, birthday party, or bridal shower setting. The studios are also available to rent during portions of the year as a personal space to create.

Capacity: 20 per studio

Please contact Jeremy Chestler at or 802-367-1310 if you are interested in learning more about renting our facilities for private and catered events.