MEETING AND EVENT RENTAL PACKAGES
Thank you for your interest in the VIC for your upcoming event. The VIC is a nature interpretation and outdoor recreation center open to the public from 9 AM to 5 PM daily, year round. The visitors building can host up to 200 people for: weddings, conferences, meetings, concerts, and birthday parties. We have a 150 - seat auditorium, two classrooms, a sun deck, interior sun space and courtyard. There are also several observation towers and Adirondack lean-tos dispersed around our 25 mile trail system.
We welcome opportunities to host your group within the scheduling parameters of regular VIC programs and the Paul Smith's College schedule. We offer special rates for the off-season and nonprofit groups. Please contact VIC Director Brian McDonnell for a tour, pricing information, or to answer questions regarding scheduling your event.
MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES
Great Room / Lobby / Deck: The VIC great room is a comfortable, acoustically sound setting. We can accommodate up to 75 people in a theatre-style arrangement, and many more in a mixer/social setting.
Auditorium and Great Room / Lobby / Deck: The 150-seat auditorium is suited to a variety of uses from association meetings to small concerts, debates and movies. The lobby and deck provide space for folks to gather and socialize pre- and post - event.
Classroom: Classroom spaces at the VIC can accommodate up to 25 people each and can be opened to accommodate one larger group of 50 plus.
Butterfly House: The Breck Chapin Memorial Adirondack Native Species Butterfly House is open mid-June to September 1. There will be a naturalist present to assist you with identifying butterflies in residence and to discuss "all things butterfly" with your group.
Whispering Pines Amphitheater: Nestled in the conifers, this outdoor space is accessible to people with disabilities. There is electricity to the site. It is ideal for small concerts and group presentations.
Pavilion: The VIC has two pavilions adjacent to our parking area. You and your family, company or group can reserve a space for a picnic or barbeque.
Adirondack Lean to: There are several lean-tos located around the VIC property. You can rent one for your group to use as an outpost during your trip to the VIC. Camping on VIC property is by permit only.
For the outdoor-oriented couple, The VIC is the perfect place to host your indoor/outdoor wedding and reception-with the security of a terrific indoor space for your convenience. Let the natural backdrop of the VIC be your primary decoration. Our wedding rental pricing is based on the size of the party and the duration of time you plan for your event at the VIC.
We can provide you with a preferred vendor list to assist you in planning your occasion to your specifications. Our list includes local caterers, rental purveyors, bands, lodging properties, photographers and other services of potential interest. It is your day, and we will do all we can to make your experience positively memorable.
Intimate and Natural - For simplicity, convenience and a unique experience for you and your party of up to 20 guests, consider one of our trail observation towers, boardwalks or Shingle Mill Falls as your own location to exchange your vows.
Woods Wedding - Utilize the Whispering Pines Amphitheater, a board walk or the butterfly garden for your ceremony, and have the sun space as your back up. You are welcome to utilize the VIC great room, sun space, deck and lobby for part of your celebration. This arrangement is ideal for a party of 75 to 100 people. We can assist you with caterers for the food and beverage service of your choice. Minimal decoration is needed and set up/take down is easy for your special day.
Adirondack Style - Rent the entire VIC facility for your event. We can accommodate up to 150 people for a sit down dinner, and up to 200 for butler-service semi-casual event. We recommend a tent rental for our great lawn. There are several potential sites for you to exchange your vows: the auditorium, our Whispering Pines amphitheater, our deck, or the butterfly garden.
Please email or call VIC Director Brian McDonnell, 518 327-6241 for a tour, pricing information, or to answer questions regarding scheduling your event.
We look forward to working with you.
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT AT THE VIC
Consider the VIC to relocate your office! There are several second floor, elevator accessible, spaces that can be adapted to meet your needs. Please contact VIC Director Brian McDonnell at 518 327-6241.