930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Dr, Manchester, VT
Set amidst acres of lush gardens, the Southern Vermont Arts Center is a treasured cultural institute welcoming weddings in Manchester, VT. Couples can celebrate in style amongst its collection of diverse artworks. A truly distinct venue, its history and unreplicable ambiance are certain to make an impression on guests. Founded in 1922 at the foot of the Taconic Mountains, the museum is both a word-class center for culture and a stunning site of natural beauty. Throughout the years it has hosted works by many renowned artists and has worked tirelessly to promote the arts in Vermont. The Southern Vermont Arts Center features many venue spaces that can accommodate parties of all sizes. The Yester House Galleries are a stately setting for a wedding amongst the gold frames of vivid oil paintings. Perfect for a black-tie reception, these gallery rooms lend a sophisticated tone to proceedings with their paneled walls, french doors, and refined color palette. Guests can take in the pieces on the walls or engage in rapt conversation by the fire to the gentle melodies of its grand piano. Contrasting this classic setting is the more contemporary tone of the Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum which invites wedding parties to celebrate amongst the institute’s permanent collection. Both galleries are filled with natural light throughout, making them a photographer’s delight. The Arkell Pavillion offers couples a grand setting for an extensive gathering of friends and family, which can open up onto the venue’s magnificent gardens. Here manicured lawns offer a ceremony space with mature trees towering above. A tent can also be erected on the patio for a reception in the fresh air. Couples celebrating their vows in this storied setting will be supported from start to finish by its staff. They are happy to help clean up after the day has finished and can provide chairs for the event. The management is happy to work with outside vendors, and can recommend some of Vermont’s best wedding professionals to couples. The venus is adaptable to suit the needs of couples and can accommodate anywhere from 6 to 600 loved-ones.