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Rent the Music Center

Our beautiful facility not only provides a space for our ensembles to rehearse, it also caters to a variety of events including wedding receptions, corporate events, music recitals, theater & dance performances, special events and more! Nonprofit rates are available.

To schedule a walk-through of the facility or to submit a rental request, please fill out this form.

Available Venues

Performance Hall

  • Audience seating capacity: 350
  • Dinner seating capacity: 225
  • Spacious room with hardwood floors, high ceiling, stage & beautiful windows
  • Stage: 35′ x 48′; 20″ above ground level
  • Often used for performances with a medium to large audience expectancy, Wedding Receptions, Awards Ceremonies, Dinner Banquets, Band/Orchestra Concerts

Orchestra Room

  • Audience seating capacity: ~75
  • 52′ x 33′ with hardwood floors
  • Baby Grand piano
  • Often used for Studio Recitals, Chamber Group Rehearsals & Recitals, Orchestra rehearsals, Business Meetings

Large Classrooms (2)

  • Seating capacity: 20-30
  • Baby Grand piano in each room – cannot be removed
  • Often used for Chamber Group Rehearsals, Small Meetings, Private Lessons, Dressing Rooms, Storage for extra catering equipment

Medium Classroom (2)

  • Seating capacity: 15-20
  • One of these is located across from the Kitchen, making it ideal for caterers to use as a prep room
  • One of these rooms is located backstage & generally used as the “Green Room” for performers to relax in
  • Often used for Private Lessons or as the “Green Room”

Small Practice Rooms (2)

  • Seating capacity: 5
  • Often used for Private Lessons & chamber music rehearsals

Available Amenities

(additional charges apply)


  • Oven, stove, microwave – useful for heating purposes only, not for large scale cooking
  • Refrigerator

Equipment (based on availability for your rental date)

  • 350 audience/dinner seating chairs (attractive & comfortable)
  • 90 black orchestra chairs
  • 150 black music stands
  • 90 brown metal folding chairs
  • eight 6-ft utility tables
  • one 8-ft utility table
  • Baby Grand Pianos on Stage, Orchestra Room, Classrooms 4 & 5

Sound System

  • 1 Wireless mic & stand (controls are located in the “Green Room”)
  • Sound system
  • TV with VCR/DVD player (on a portable cart)
  • Stereo with CD & tape player (on portable cart)

For the safety of all:

  • The use of candles or any open flames (chafing dishes are the exception) in any room of the Elley-Long Music Center is strictly prohibited.
  • All children must be supervised by an adult for the duration of any event.
  • Renters must provide a copy of their insurance certificate with the VYOA listed as additionally insured for their event.

Other things to note:

  • Renters are responsible for all set-up & tear-down of events (including chairs, tables, etc.). The building should be left the way it was found.
  • All trash must also be removed by renters after your event. There is a dumpster behind the building.
  • For all rentals there is a VYOA staff person on hand to assist you for the duration of your event.
  • Alcohol must be served by a licensed bartender (we request a copy of the liquor license as well for the duration of the event)
  • Rental rates are based on the time you start setting-up until the time you leave the building after tear-down & clean-up.
  • To schedule a walk-through of the building with a staff member, please call (802) 655-5030 or email


  • A non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your rental date, along with the signed contract. The balance is due the day of your event.
  • A separate refundable damage deposit is also required to confirm your rental date. If there is no damage to the building & the space used is left clean renters will receive their damage deposit. The cost of any damage or time required by VYOA staff to complete the clean-up will be deducted from the damage deposit.
  • Payment is accepted only by check made out to the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association.