Rock Point Center

Welcome to Rock Point Center

Nestled by the wooded shores of Lake Champlain in Vermont, Rock Point Center is your destination for meetings, conferences, weddings, and lake-front lodging. Visitors at Rock Point Center seem to uniformly share an appreciation for the beauty of the Rock Point site, and a tranquility that fosters reflection and the capacity to slow down the pace and truly listen to others. 

 

A broad sampling of our visiting organizations include: spiritual retreats and meetings of faith communities; personal growth groups; many entities within our local colleges and universities; secondary and primary schools; human service agencies; the State of Vermont; and a handful of profit sector organizations.

 

Rock Point Center is also the host of Rock Point Camp, as well as many family reunions, weddings, and memorial services. And why rush home when the Rock Point trails beckon to be explored and views of Lake Champlain savored on our 130+ acre oasis?

Temporary Meeting Space Changes due to COVID -19

 

Due to restrictions on gatherings, the Rock Point Center has contracted with a long-term client who is using many of our spaces for their educational programming until June 2021.  We are pleased to be able to meet this community need while our conference center activities are otherwise limited.

That said, Rock Point does have limited space available for rent to outside organizations following safe protocols.  To discuss your needs, please contact Carrie Williams Howe, Rock Point's Marketing & Communications Manager.

Thank you for your understanding and partnership in these challenging times. 

 

Meeting Space - Bishop Booth Dining Room

Until June, 2021, the only indoor meeting space available to outside groups is the Bishop Booth Dining Room:

  • Safe Capacity with Social Distancing = 21 people

  • Days available = Saturdays and Sundays

  • Patio available when weather permits.

  • Masks must be worn and socially distancing guidelines must be followed.

About the Dining Room 

The Bishop Booth Dining Room is our largest meeting space.  It features a wall of recently renovated windows with a view of the woods and a peek at Lake Champlain.  This room is perfect for trainings and group meetings, and can be set to accommodate up to 21 people with 6ft tables, or in a large circle with socially distanced chairs.  

Fees

The Bishop Booth Dining room is rented by the day.  The patio and/or 1-2 small break out rooms can be added on as long as socially distancing is following in those spaces (please contact us for more details).
 

  • Regular Rate: $600/day

  • Nonprofit Rate: $450/day

 

Meals & Catering

Catering may be arranged for groups. We partner with Sugarsnap, a local farm-to-table caterer that specializes in wedding, business meetings, and other events. Sugarsnap runs our kitchen and works directly with clients to set up menus for everything from business meetings to retreats and weddings.  Please indicate whether you will need catering in your reservation and we will connect you with Sugarsnap.

 

Please note - no other caterers are allowed to bring food into the Conference Center.

Click here to see Sugarsnap's Sample Retreat Menu for Rock Point.

 

Lodging - The Van Dyck Suite

 

For individuals or families looking to spend some quiet retreat time by the Lake, Rock Point is pleased to continue offering lodging on a limited basis in our Van Dyck Suite.  This suite is located in our lodging building in a private area at the end of the first floor hallway. 

The suite is available on weekends, with a 2-night minimum (Friday & Saturday).

 

Suite Details

  • 2 lodging rooms (2 twin beds)

  • Private bathroom (1 bathroom, shared)

  • Large living area with a gas fireplace, couches, table, and ample supply of games.

  • Small kitchenette. 

  • Third adjoining bedroom (2 twin beds) can be added for an additional fee.

Amenities

  • WiFi

  • Linens

  • Coffee Maker

  • Kitchenette

  • Gas Stove

  • Games

Check In/Out
  • Check-In after 12:00 PM on Friday

  • Check-Out by noon on Sunday

Fees

$400 for a weekend rental ($200/night)

 

Outdoor Options at Rock Point

 

Rock Point's outdoor spaces offer an amazing location for small weddings, memorial services, educational lessons, and other meaningful gatherings.  Anyone visiting Rock Point must follow outdoor recreation guidelines established by the State of Vermont and the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont.

  • All guests visiting Rock Point's outdoor spaces are asked to wear masks.

Outdoor Chapel

Our outdoor chapel is available for groups of up to 30 people (20 if you plan to use the dining room following an outdoor ceremony).  

About the Outdoor Chapel 
  • Located about 1/4 mile from the Conference Center parking lot via walking trails;

  • Accessible/Disabled parking available near our Universal Access Trail;

  • Open clearing in the woods with raised stone altar;

  • Short walk to cliffside water view.
     

Fees
  • Regular Rate: $300/day

  • Nonprofit Rate: $225/day

Available any day of the week.  Can be combined with a rental of the Dining Room (above) for a reception on Saturdays or Sundays.

Field Trips to Rock Point

 

Rock points trail system, combined with the unique ecosystem of our shoreline property, offers and excellent opportunity for outdoor learning.  Whether you want to bring a science class to learn about the Thrust Fault, or bring an English class to write poetry in a quiet outdoor setting, Rock Point has something to offer. 

How to book a Field Trip

In order to ensure the safety of our visitors, groups who would like to visit Rock Point must make a reservation if they plan on bringing 5 or more people on the same day (smaller groups may come using our Visitor Pass protocol).  Please contact Carrie Williams Howe to discuss dates and timing.

Fees
  • Groups of 5 - 30: $50 per visit

  • Groups of 30 or more: $100 per visit

Available any day of the week as long as other groups are not on site.

 

Contact Us

To discuss a potential event and whether Rock Point Center is a good match for your needs, please click here to fill out an inquiry form.

If you'd like to speak to use directly, please use the following contact information:

Carrie Williams Howe

Marketing & Communications Director | Rock Point Commons

20 Rock Point Road

Burlington, VT 05408

Tel: (802) 658-6233

cwhowe@diovermont.org

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