Welcome to Wilder Center

The Charles T. Wilder Center is a modern event facility centrally located in the historic neighborhood of Wilder, Vermont. This picturesque landmark building has been restored and repositioned as the premier event facility for the Upper Valley of VT/NH. The Center is available for weddings, musical performances, private parties, classes, and events of all types.

Originally built in 1890 as The United Church of Christ in what was then Olcott, Vermont, it later became The First Congregational Church of Wilder, and then finally the Assembly of God, before church services at the building ceased in 2008.

In 2009, Lyme Properties of Hanover, NH purchased the property, and conducted a series of meetings with the neighborhood about the future use of the property. It was determined that it should become a mixed-use venue, bringing a variety of events to the Upper Valley community.

The building underwent a meticulous renovation in 2010, and was renamed the Charles T. Wilder Center, after the man for whom the town is named, and who commissioned the construction of the original church. Today, the Wilder Center is a state-of-the-art event facility complete with all the modern conveniences and technology necessary to support a variety of events.

Wilder Center is capable of hosting events from 10 to 125 people, with a maximum capacity of 205 people. The facility has been thoughtfully designed for flexible use and multiple configurations. Please explore the website to learn more about the Wilder Center’s amenities, events, and history, and contact us directly to inquire about renting the space.

Talk to one of our coordinators about renting the Wilder Center for your next event.

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The former sanctuary combines original 19th century details with modern technology.

The Auditorium

The former sanctuary space combines 19th-century details with modern audio/visual technology to create an attractive and functional space for your event.

The Multipurpose Room supports a variety of events.

The Multipurpose Room

The Multipurpose Room is designed for flexibility, accommodating a wide variety of events on the lower level of the Wilder Center.

Our catering kitchen creates all kinds of treats.

The Kitchen

The modern Kitchen is designed to support the Upper Valley's excellent caterers for large events, and can be used for cooking classes and private dinner parties.

The Charles T. Wilder Center is owned and operated by Lyme Properties.

Lyme Properties

The Charles T. Wilder Center was redeveloped by Lyme Properties 2 LLC, a local real estate development company.

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