The church rents to non-profits only (weddings and funerals excepted)
Long Term Leasing information:
The ground floor space that has been the home of the Bennington Free Clinic is available. There is also space available for lease on the second floor. For further information, or if you interested in touring the space, please call the church office at 802-442-2105 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Common area amenities: lift access to both floors of the facility, all access bathroom downstairs, close circuit security cameras. All rooms come equipped with energy efficiency lighting. Parking is available in the back and side of the church. Church is responsible cleanup in common use spaces such as hallways and bathrooms. The church pays water/sewer, normal trash disposal, and normal heating and electricity use. Tenants are responsible for internet/telephone connectivity and installation costs. Tenants are responsible for cleaning their own space and will ensure that trash/recycling is ready for collection as well. Tenants are responsible for cleaning any space that they use such as meeting rooms and kitchen. Rates are determined by the church board of trustees.
Storage Room Space
Storage Room Space is available on the second floor. If your organization is in need of extra storage space, First Baptist can store those items for you in a controlled and secured environment. Non-perishable and non-volatile items only. Rates are determined by the amount of storage space needed.
Daily Room Rentals
Rates for room vary depending on the number of people using the room and budget of those renting. Please call or email the church office for more information.
Wi-Fi is available upon request in Colgate Hall.
Colgate Hall can accommodate up to 175 people and houses a ten foot projection screen.
The Della Whittier Lounge provides a welcoming environment for conversations and group meetings. The room has hardwood floors, a decorative fireplace and a wet bar area. This room can hold up to 45 people.
The kitchen is available for meals or events with outside catering and is free of charge unless the use of the stove is required. There is a fee for stove use to cover gas and liability. This fee can vary from a daily rate of $15 to $30 depending on the length and type of use.
Additional fees can apply if damages occur to the church property from those renting the room space.
If you decide to set up and clean up before and after the event there are no additional fees. If you would like the church sexton to set and clean up, there is a fee for the service which is determined by the sexton.
Weddings and Funerals
The church sanctuary and chapel are available when not in use by the congregation. The sanctuary seats 325 persons. The chapel seats 60-75 people and provides a more intimate setting. Use of the Della Whittier Lounge for the wedding party’s dressing or for a family’s need to gather before a funeral is included.
Rates are $350 for the sanctuary with a non-refundable deposit of $200, and $200 for the Chapel with a non-refundable deposit of $100.
Due to heating costs, weddings are not available for schedule from November 1st to April 1st.
There is a $50 sexton fee in addition to the room fee for all events that take place either in the sanctuary or chapel. This fee includes opening and closing the facility, preparing the facility, cleaning the facility after it used, and to be on call in case of a building emergency. This fee is payable directly to the sexton and is to be paid one week before the event.
You do not have to use the church pastor for your event but the pastor is available for weddings and funerals at the church. Honorariums and fees are paid directly to the pastor. Includes time for pre-marital counseling, conducting the service rehearsal, services, and other rites.
To download a copy of the wedding agreement including guidelines and fees, click here: Wedding Rental Agreement
To download a copy of the pastor information sheet, click here: PastorBobWiegersWeddingPolicy
For questions or more information call 802/442-2105 or e-mail email@example.com
We welcome persons to make appointments to tour the facility.