Southern Vermont Arts Center

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.

Let your wedding be a work of art. Southern Vermont Arts Center offers three unique spaces:

The historic Yester House mansion, built in 1917 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, boasts 12 galleries filled with original art, a bridal suite, a 68-seat glass-enclosed restaurant, outdoor patio seating and grand vistas of the Taconic Mountain range.

The Wilson Museum gives any event a modern vibe with its open lobby, vaulted gallery ceilings, and contemporary art exhibitions.

The Arkell Pavilion is a 400-seat performing arts pavilion with a state-of-the-art light and sound system, large stage, and glass-enclosed atrium with bar facilities. Located in picturesque Manchester, Vermont, SVAC’s main campus sits atop 100 acres of pristine land and the state's largest sculpture park. Multiple areas provide outdoor spaces with breathtaking views. Exclusive catering by Church Street Hospitality means that the menus and beverages showcase Vermont’s abundance of local products and celebrate local farms and producers. These quality ingredients are simply prepared to demonstrate classic culinary techniques offering guests uncomplicated seasonal tastes of Vermont. Every event is customizable. Let SVAC make any event a masterpiece!

SVAC is located in Manchester Village at 930 SVAC Dr.

Please contact our event planner
Colleen Palmer at
802-362-1405 or

Ceremony spaces
Indoor and outdoor event spaces
Luncheon, rehearsal dinner and reception spaces
Full catering services


"We somewhat accidentally stumbled upon SVAC as a venue, but we are thankful we did as we are so pleased with how everything turned out. We had our October reception at SVAC (ceremony in a church). Our guests have not stopped raving about how SVAC was such a great venue. Everyone enjoyed strolling through the galleries during the cocktail hour, and taking photos outside in the beautiful setting which nicely displays the gorgeous fall foliage. Working with Colleen Palmer and all of the Church St Hospitality Group was a joy. Colleen worked with us closely to craft exactly the wedding we wanted- the food, the bar, the decor. It was also very helpful that Colleen knew so many of our other vendors- everything went off without a hitch. The chef, JJ, was very receptive to any requests we had, such as tweaking a sauce, or a special order appetizer. He even personally delivered the meals to the bride and groom during the reception, which was a nice touch."

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