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It's party time! Does anyone else find party planning stressful? Whether you're planning a birthday party, family reunion, or a get together, finding the right venue for your party size (and budget) can feel like an undertaking. That's why Busy Btown has compiled this list of local event rental options, so you can more easily find a place that meets your special occasion needs. Happy planning!
Please note: any rates listed were accurate as of 2/24/20. Busy Btown is not responsible for pricing or packages, so be sure to visit each venue’s website to confirm their current party rental space details before making a reservation.
BCA Center - Contois Auditorium at City Hall
149 Church Street, Burlington
The Contois Auditorium is a budget-friendly option, available for public and private use. Rates vary depending on use, day and time.
Meetings without projection or technical use of the space start at $20/hour.
Events and meetings with projections, audio, catering or other uses where event staff is desired, starts at $50/hour.
Concerts, rallies or other events with production elements start at $100/hour(with a 2-hour minimum).
A $50 administrative/booking fee is extra. For additional rate details, visit their website.
Robert Miller Community and Recreation Center
130 Gosse Court, Burlington
Located in the New North End of Burlington, there are several budget-friendly rental spaces available for nearly any event. Rooms available to rent hourly include:
A “Kids Room” with toys, cubbies, sink and counter space, kid-sized tables and chairs, and seating to accommodate up to 25 people. The rental rate is $30/hour.
An “Art Room” classroom space, with counters, sink, and seating to accommodate up to 30 people. The rental rate is $30/hour.
A large “Community Room” with licensed kitchen, projector and screen, surround sound, and seating to accommodate up to 120 people. The rental rate is $50/hour.
A “Fitness Studio” room with wood floor, wall mirrors and music system. Inquire for room capacity. The rental rate is $40/hour.
A “Gymnasium” with a High School regulation size basketball court. The rental rate is $60/hour.
A “Conference Room” with seating to accommodate up to 12 people. You can reserve this room for free.
Rental fee payments are due in full at the time of scheduling. They include additional set-up time to your hourly rate. Contact the Miller Recreation Center to reserve space.
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ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
1 College Street, Burlington
Party by discovery and exploration with one of two party package options:
The Basic Party Package includes admission with complete exhibit access for up to 14 people, a private room for your party, as well as plates, cups and utensils. The package rate is $175 for members, or $225 for non-members.
The Ultimate Party Package includes everything from the Basic Party Package, as well as a color changing cup, frisbee (plate), and color changing pencil, per person. The package rate is $275 for members, or $335 for non-members. Additional settings can be purchased for $7.99 each.
For either package, additional guests are $9 per adult, or $7 per child. Visit their website for more details.
St. Mark Parish Bowling Alley
1251 North Avenue, Burlington
The St. Mark Parish in the New North End of Burlington has an 8 lane bowling alley, as well as a game room with 2 full-size pool tables, an air hockey table, a foosball table, two ping-pong tables, and a theater room. Rental options include:
The Mini-Party Package, which includes access to 4 of the bowling lanes (plus shoe rentals), as well as access to the pool tables, air hockey, foosball and ping-pong. You may bring in your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Additional setup and clean up time is provided. The package rate is $75/hour.
The Max-Party Package, which includes everything outlined above, but access to the full 8 bowling lanes. The package rate is $100/hour.
105 Briggs Street, Burlington
Hold a party at Petra Cliffs on Saturdays or Sundays. Recommended for ages 5 and up, a party here includes two hours for rock climbing, bouldering, the high ropes course, harness rentals, a designated party space (with tables and seating), and staff to assist during your party. You can bring in your own food. The rental rate is $120 for 4 individuals, plus $25 per each additional person. Note that adults are encouraged to help belay during the party, and everyone who enters will be required to fill out a waiver.
Spare Time Entertainment
215 Lower Mountain View Drive, Colchester
This party option offers bowling, games and laser tag activities. There are 3 party package options for kids birthday parties:
The Bowling Birthday package includes unlimited bowling and shoe rental for a 2 hour party, as well as a souvenir bowling pin for party guests to sign, pizza, drinks, a party host and place settings, and a $5 game zone card for each guest. This package rate is $19.99 per child, with a minimum of 8 guests per party required, for up to 25 children.
The Laser Tag Blast package includes 3 games of laser tag during a 2 hour party, as well as pizza, drinks, a party host and place settings, and a $5 game zone card for each guest. This package rate is $22.99 per child, for 10-20 children (depending on the party room available).
The Lanes & Laser Bash package includes everything from the Bowling Birthday package, plus one game of laser tag. This package rate is $22.99 per child, for up to 25 children.
Please note that the above rates are based on a minimum of 8 children. A reservation and $50 deposit is required to book your party. Package add-ons are available, such as Zone Cards and additional food items. Contact Spare Time with other event needs.
Looking to book a party for teens? You can also rent a lane for 1.5 hours of unlimited bowling (plus shoe rentals). This package includes 30 minutes of unlimited Game Zone play (non-redemption), an appetizer platter, and a large pizza and soda, for up to 6 guests. This package rate is $139.99 per lane (or per 6 guests). You can also add a game of laser tag for $5 per person.
Regal Gymnastics Academy
2 Corporate Drive, Essex
Choose one of three fun party package options:
A Gymnastics Birthday Party in the Castle is designed for ages 2-8 years old. This package includes 1.5 hours of open gym time (in the castle gym) and 30 minutes in the party room. The party room includes a full table setting, balloons, goody bags, games and prizes, arts and crafts, ice cream, juice and milk, as well as coffee for adults. The package rate is $300 for up to 8 kids ($10 for each additional child).
A Little Ninja Warrior Birthday Party is designed for ages 3-6 years old. Children can balance, swing and climb obstacles, including their 40 foot climbing traverse wall and ninja house. This package includes 1 hour in the Little Ninjas zone, 30 minutes in the private party room, a coach/host, table and chairs, paper plates, silverware, napkins, and a drawstring sports bag. The package rate is $250 for up to 8 kids ($10 for additional kids, up to 10 kids).
A Vermont Ninja Warrior Birthday Party is designed for older kids, ages 7 and up. This package includes access to more than 25 obstacles, assistance from a professional Ninja Warrior, 1.5 hours in the Training Center, and 30 minutes in a private party room. Tables and chairs, paper plates, silverware, napkins, and a drawstring sports bag are also included. The package rate is $300 for up to 8 kids ($10 for each additional child).
Parties are available on the weekend. Inquire for availability. Expect to sign a facility use waiver.
37 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction
The Wiggle Room is an indoor play space designed for children through age 6. They offer two event packages, and a back-up plan for rainy days:
The Basic Wiggle package includes two hours of open play time for up to 10 children, and a gift for the birthday child. Keurig k-cups are available for all guests, and you are able to bring in your own food and drinks. Staff will assist with any set-up, and they will take care of the clean up. The package rate is $196.
The All Wiggles Out package includes all of the above, as well as milk and juice, tablecloths, cups, plates, silverware and napkins. The package rate is $225.
The Rainy Wiggle package offers a back-up plan for your outdoor party event, in the case of inclement weather. For a $35 non-refundable deposit, you can hold space at the Wiggle Room as a plan B.
Additional time can be rented for $40 per 30 minutes. This is a great space for birthday parties, but could also be a good location for a baby shower. A non-refundable deposit is due at the time of scheduling.
21 Essex Way, Essex Junction
Choose from 3 different birthday party packages at Essex Cinemas:
The Classic Package includes a dedicated party host, movie admission, reserved seating, Kiddie Combos (kiddie drink, popcorn, and fun size candy), a birthday gift for the birthday child, one hour in a party room prior to the movie, as well as plates, cups, napkins, utensils and tablecloth, and 2 refillable pitchers of fountain drinks. The package rate is $200 for up to 10 kids ($20 for each additional child).
The Deluxe Package includes everything from the Classic Package, as well as 2 large pizzas, goodie bags for each child, and an additional 30 minutes in the party room. The package rate is $250 for up to 10 kids ($25 for each additional child).
The Private Party includes a private showing of a current film, Kiddie Combos, use of the party room for 1 hour after the movie, and 2 refillable pitchers of fountain drinks. Add pizza to your package for $15 per pizza. The package rate is $400 for up to 20 kids and parents. Note that Private Party movies must start between 10-10:30am.
A non-refundable deposit is due upon booking. 3D movies have an additional cost of $3.50 per child. You may bring in cake, cupcakes and ice cream (but no candles). An additional fee applies to any other outside food. Visit the website for more details.
43 Upper Main Street, Suite 103, Essex Junction
This studio is a creative makerspace and play space for kids of all ages. They offer 4 birthday party rental options:
The Basic Package includes private use of the studio for 2 hours, for up to 12 children (ages 1 year and up). Activities and materials will be provided in 4 stations, and there will be a personalized art smock or Wildflowers t-shirt for the birthday child. Set up, clean up and overall facilitation of the event is included. The package rate is $260.
The Theme Package includes the same details as above, but the activities and materials in the 4 stations can be specifically designed around one of several themes (like dinosaurs, construction zone, fairies, pirates & mermaids, and more). The package rate is $350.
The Cupcake Package is basically an “add on” to one of the above packages. Receive a dozen vanilla or chocolate “Decorate Your Own Cupcakes” from Sweet Alchemy Cafe and plates and napkins. The cost for the Basic plus Cupcake Package is $340. The cost for the Theme plus Cupcake Package is $420.
The “Everything is Done” package includes the Theme Package and Cupcake Package, as well as 3 large plain pizzas, Wildflower thank you cards, and personalized canvas art smocks for each guest. This package rate is $495.
Additional time can be rented for $50 per 30 minutes (when available). A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve.
Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
6655 Shelburne Road, Shelburne
There are two party package options at the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory Store, available on Saturdays and Sundays:
Party Package One includes a private tour of the factory, private party space, and a 14” Make a Friend for Life® Bear for each child. The package rate is $210 for up to 7 kids ($25 for each additional child).
Party Package Two includes the same elements from Party Package One, as well as an outfit for each bear. The package rate is $280 for up to 7 kids ($35 for each additional child).
A non-refundable deposit is due at the time of reservation, and applied to the party cost.
Gonzo's HD Sports
1860 Williston Road, South Burlington
Gonzo’s is a great location for parties across all age groups, but their birthday party rental is designed for ages 5-17 years old. Fees can vary, but rental options include:
The Caddy Room, which is $200 for 2 hours. The 2 simulators comfortably allow for up to 10 kids, but additional simulators may be rented for $50/hour.
The Main Room, which is $500 for 2 hours, and includes 6 simulators, as well as access to a pool table, foosball table, and Snapback shuffleboard. It also includes 2 pitchers of soda or lemonade, paper products, and assistance from a staff member.
Fees can vary for adult party rentals depending on the time and day. For a full list of what is included in the rental fees, visit their website.
3762 Shelburne Road, Suite 9, Shelburne
Plan a weekend party with gymnastics, games and creative play. Parties are available in 1.5 hour blocks between designated times. The package rate is $175 for up to 10 kids ($10 per additional child), and a non-refundable deposit is required to hold a reservation.
64 Harvest Lane, Williston
Rent one of two rooms for your party—the Green Room or the Blue Room. Each room accommodates approximately 20 children, plus their accompanying adults. They offer two packages:
The Jungle Party package includes admission for up to 10 children (with an additional fee for more children), unlimited play time, a 2-hour private room rental and grippy socks for each guest. Also included in this package is apple juice and plates, cups, utensils and napkins. A party room assistant is provided to help. The package rate is $249 (plus $17 for each additional child).
The Funky Monkey package includes the same items as the Jungle Party package, as well as two large pizzas, soft serve ice cream, and a Monkey Do! T-shirt or stuffed monkey for the birthday child. The package rate is $325 (plus $19 for each additional child).
A deposit is required upon booking. Make sure to read through the Party Rules on their website for other details, like decorations. Guests should be prepared to sign a waiver.
35 Omega Drive, Williston
At Get Air, you can hold a big jump party, or rent out the entire facility. The trampoline park accommodates groups ranging from 15-200+ people. They offer packages for all kinds of events:
The Toddler Time party package provides space for toddlers to bounce around freely for 2 hours, along with a party space. Included in the package are 2 pizzas and 2-2 liter sodas, as well as plates, cups, utensils and napkins. A gift is provided to the birthday child, and a pair of jump socks provided to each jumper. Set up and clean up is also included. Package pricing starts at $174.99 (for up to 10 jumpers).
The Floatin’ On Air package is for all ages, and includes 2 hours of jump time and party area, a pair of jump socks per jumper, 2 large pizzas, 2-2 liters of soda, and plates, cups, napkins, and utensils. Set up and clean up is included, as well as a gift for the birthday person. Package pricing starts at $249.99 (for up to 10 jumpers).
Club Air party packages are designed for teens. It includes 2 hours of jump time and a party area, music, glow sticks, 2 large pizzas and 2-2 liter sodas, and cups, napkins, utensils and plates. Also included is one pair of jump socks per jumper, as well as set up and clean up. Package pricing starts at $299.99 (for up to 10 jumpers).
The Flippin Awesome package includes the same package details as above, as well as ice cream, a GET AIR party favor per jumper. Package pricing starts at $374.99 (for up to 10 jumpers).
The Big Bounce package includes 3 hours of jump time and party area, for 30 jumpers. Each jumper will receive a pair of jump socks and a GET AIR party favor. Also included are 10 large pizzas, 10-2 liter sodas, a mini melt cup per guest, plates, cups, napkins, utensils, and a gift for the birthday person, along with set up and clean up. Package pricing starts at $799.99 (for up to 30 jumpers).
Non-refundable deposits are required. All guests are required to sign a waiver. Pricing is based on having up to 10 jumpers, but you can add additional jumpers to your package. Note that some food items may be brought in, but an additional fee may apply depending on the package.
Green Mountain Training Center
260 Avenue D, Suite 30, Williston
Book a party here and take advantage of their entire gymnastics facility, with help from one of their experienced staff members. There are a couple of party package options:
Gymnastic Parties offer use of the entire facility, for 1.5 hours on Saturday’s or Sunday’s. The package includes paper plates, napkins, cups, utensils and table cloths. The package rate is $200 for up to 8 kids ($10 for each additional child).
Freestyle, Parkour, Ninja Parties are designed for kids ages 7 and up. This package includes use of the entire facility, including the trampolines, parkour park, ninja warrior obstacles, foam pit, tumble track, and more. Also included are paper plates, cups, napkins, utensils and table cloths. The package rate is $235 for 1.5 hours, or $265 for 2 hours. Rate is for up to 8 kids ($10 for each additional child).
A non-refundable deposit is due upon booking. Every guest will be required to sign a waiver to participate. Visit their site for additional details.
190 Boxwood Street, Williston
Hollywood Birthday Parties at Majestic 10 includes admission to a movie of your choice, reserved theatre seating, concession packs and cupcakes for party guests, use of their party room for 45 minutes before the movie, party decorations, 2 pitchers of water or lemonade, and a free pass for the birthday child for their next movie. It also includes clean up. The package rate is $200 for up to 8 people ($25 for each additional person).
Other Rental Options
across Chittenden County
The following venues do not provide pricing on their website, but they do offer rental options:
Escape Room 60 in Williston offers private facility rentals for groups with 13-30 participants.
Esc4pe Reality Games in Burlington can accommodate groups of up to 18 people at one time.
Merrill’s Roxy Cinema in Burlington offers private movie screenings on limited weekdays.
Shelburne Museum in Shelburne offers a variety of rental options across the museum, to accommodate a wide range in group sizes.
Bolton Valley can host all kinds of events, from birthday parties to family reunions and more.
Shelburne Field House provides the option to rent out a field for a party, plus space and time for cake and presents, as well as the option for staff member assistance.
This list will grow, so check back often!