Use our Building

You can use our building!

The First UU Society Meeting House is centrally located in downtown Burlington - it's what everyone sees when they look up Church Street! There are several excellent rooms for events. Our building is accessible and is located near city parking and public transportation.

Weddings

Our Sanctuary seats up to 500 people and is the perfect setting for Your Vermont Wedding. We can provide you with a ceremony coordinator to assist in making sure your time spent here is handled to perfection. You need the perfect place and all the help you can get for your wedding!

Our Wedding Information Sheet  will answer most of your questions about having your wedding here at the First UU Society.  For more information, or to schedule a visit, please contact xina@uusociety.org.

Meetings

We offer several meeting spaces that seat from five to 50 people comfortably. Need a centrally-located place for your group to meet? We're the perfect place!

Concerts

Our Sanctuary is a much sought after venue for concerts of all kinds. We've hosted concerts by Social Band, Vermont Mozart Festival, Krishna Das, Counterpoint, Nightfires and many others.

Memorial Services

Our Sanctuary is a lovely space for a memorial service.  To schedule a memorial service, please contact xina@uusociety.org.  

Receptions

Our Parlors, a light filled room decorated with period furniture, is the ideal setting for small receptions and private parties. Our Community Room is great for larger events and sit down meals. See the photos and descriptions below.

If you would like to speak with someone about holding your event here at the First UU Society, please contact Bob Furrer at bob@uusociety.org or 802-862-5630 ext. 23.  We no longer have online rental forms, please contact Bob to reserve space.  Thank you!

Room Descriptions

Sanctuary

The Sanctuary seats a maximum of 500 people, but can also be the perfect setting for smaller groups by limiting use to the first floor or only the inner pews. This room is equipped with a newly rebuilt organ, a baby grand piano and a sound system that can accommodate playing cd’s or ipods. The pulpit can be rolled away to leave a large open space in the front for wedding ceremonies or performers.

 

Parlors

The Parlors is one large room that can accommodate up to 80 people standing or sitting in chairs. The room can accommodate about 25 people seated at tables. The room is on the first floor and located near the restrooms and near access to the outdoors. The room is decorated with period furniture and historic photographs.

Susan B. Anthony Room
Susan B. Anthony Room

Susan B. Anthony Room

This room is a nice size room with lots of large windows. It is carpeted and has several stuffed chairs at one end and a place for tables at the other end. There is a sink and counter that is perfect for coffee and food service. This room is on the second floor, but is accessible by elevator. It can hold up to 60 people seated in folding chairs or less if seated at tables.

Sophia Fahs Community Room

This large room is located in our basement and accessible by elevator. It can accommodate about 60 people seated at tables and more standing or sitting in chairs. This room has an attached kitchen and several small adjacent classrooms that work well for break-out sessions.

James Reeb Room

This is a small, comfy room that is furnished with three large sofas. It works well for small meetings that want to provide a casual feel. It can accommodate about 10 people.

Classroom Space

We have several small classrooms. They seat from 5 to 15 people. The rooms in the main building are accessible by elevator. Two of the classrooms are located in a nearby building on the second floor and are not accessible by elevator. Most of these rooms are furnished with a table and chairs.