The Franklin Conference Center

Specifically designed for convenience & efficiency with a refined touch of elegance.

Banquets ~ Weddings ~ Seminars

Specifically designed for convenience & efficiency with a refined touch of elegance.

SINCE 1995

 The Franklin Conference Center has hosted some of the most grand and prestigious events in Central Vermont, while also serving the needs of seminars, training classes, and professional organizations.

We welcome you to our spacious facility, located in the Howe Center.

We have four different

Available Rooms

FRANKLIN ROOM - Up to 275 people

RAIL ROOM - Up to 100 people

RICHARDSON ROOM - Up to 45-50 people

SCALE ROOM - Up to 35 people


Passionate About Perfection

Welcome to the Franklin Conference Center

Our spacious banquet facility awaits your special occasion. The Franklin has been serving the central Vermont area since 1995 with an atmosphere of warmth and elegance. Conveniently located within minutes of Route 7, Route 4 and Route 103. The Franklins' banquet room can be arranged to accommodate from 20 to 200 guests, with ample parking adjacent to the building.

Affordable and elegant, The Franklin Conference Center is ideal for weddings, showers, family celebrations and reunions, business receptions or trainings, speaking engagements, holiday parties, and custom events large and small.


We create tasty menus from fresh ingredients for all functions. We can also accommodate special dietary needs such as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. We also offer off-site catering.


or Full Breakfast

...or just a Coffee Break!

Deli Lunch

or a Delicious Deluxe Buffet

Hot or Cold Buffet

A Mixed Cold/Hot Buffet; Deli Meats, Fresh Salads, plus a Hot Entree 

Custom Dinners,

Sinfully Great Desserts!

Exquisite Assortments of Hors d' Oeuvres and more

Only the freshest meat healthiest ingredients are keys of our success!


Four Rooms,  Any Configuration

All rooms can be configured as banquet, classroom, theater, or boardroom styles. Complete audio visual equipment available on site (HD/computer/transparency projectors, display boards, etc.) High Speed Internet Wi-Fi is included with all of our rooms. Rooms are available to rent with or without Catering. A Historic Central location and plenty of parking on-site.

Your Special Event

"Thank you for making our wedding day so great. Everything was truly perfect. People are still commenting on how wonderful the food was, and how fun the reception was. You guys are great - Thanks again!" 

— K & J

Customer Testimonials

Start A New Career?

Located in Rutland, VT our banquet and meeting facility is in growth mode and continually expanding operations. As a result, we are looking to hire team players for our successful and growing team.