Rental of Our Building
Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society makes its beautiful, bright, new, environmentally-friendly well-ventilated sanctuary building and the adjacent Fenn House available to the community and to CVUUS members for weddings, memorial services, concerts, meetings, and other events. Read about our latest COVID policy here. These facilities are located in Middlebury, Vermont, at the corner of Charles Avenue and Duane Court. If you would like to see our buildings in person or have questions about the use of the buildings, please contact us at email@example.com or (802) 388-8080.
Our sanctuary was designed by Gossens Bachman Architects to reflect our commitment to environmental responsibility by minimizing our carbon footprint. Our sanctuary has two levels: the main level and lower level.
The sanctuary main level will seat up to 260 people on a beautiful wooden floor. We adjust the permitted attendance level depending on COVID conditions so ask the Office when you schedule. It is natural light filled and has an excellent audio system, outstanding acoustics, and a highly prized grand piano. It includes a small meeting room that seats 10-12 people around a table and a nursery that can be reserved. We can host concerts, memorial services, weddings, blood drives, public annual meetings, screenings, confidential group meetings, Mexican Consulate visits, and more.
The sanctuary lower level includes our Ann Ross Fellowship Hall equipped with a new kitchen that can be used for catered receptions, an upright piano and a portable sound system. Like the main level, it includes a small meeting room that can be reserved. Many find the sanctuary small meeting rooms perfect for staging breakout groups or prep for performers.
The Fenn House is our second building, renovated to include meeting and classroom space as well as a full kitchen and a small chapel with an upright piano.
Our buildings have wifi access and gender-neutral restrooms. They are accessible to wheelchairs, with the exception of the Fenn House Basement Classroom and Game Room.
We ask everyone coming into the building to have a mask available. We can provide some if you forget. Masks are encouraged to be worn until fully vaccinated. If there are children present, please consider masking even when not otherwise required to as a gesture of support for them — it is not their fault that they have not yet gotten this protection. You will need to mask if you are singing inside regardless of if you are vaccinated.
To learn about guidelines and expectations for those using our buildings, please see the Building Use Agreement
For more in-depth information on pricing and policies for non-member use of the buildings, please see Building Use Agreement. Note that there are two tiers of rates (standard rate for ticketed events and a non-profit or CVUUS member rate). We offer rates for full day and half day use. Please note that there is a $50 fee for a CVUUS-approved event manager for large or complex events who will provide access to the building and help with any building-related questions that arise during your use of the building.
CVUUS has an on-site parking lot with twelve spaces. Additional parking may be made available at the nearby Middlebury Union High School parking lot and Mary Johnson Child Care Center lot, depending on availability, by arrangement through us: parking-map-2014
Building Use Application
To apply to use one of our spaces, please print out, complete, and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to CVUUS, 2 Duane Court, Middlebury, VT 05753:
- A signed copy of the Building Use Agreement
- For groups with insurance coverage, a certificate of insurance listing CVUUS as an “additional insured”
You may also bring the completed documents to the CVUUS office in the Fenn House, at 2 Duane Court, Middlebury. Office hours are Mon-Fri mornings. If you have any questions, please contact the CVUUS office at email@example.com or (802) 388-8080.
Photo Credits: Llyn Rice, Gossens Bachman Architects, and Google Earth.