Our history and The Howe Center
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 feature four individual private rooms to accommodate parties of all sizes.
Whether celebrating your fiftieth wedding anniversary, a class reunion, or a non-profit fundraiser, The Franklin is pleased to host your important social event. Our unique ambience and unique setting contribute to the success of any important gathering.
The professional staff of The Franklin Conference provides assistance with every detail, assuring your event is all that you expect, from your first visit to the Franklin Conference Center to the happy and successful conclusion of your gathering. We are available to answer your questions and to offer suggestions about we can enhance every aspect of your special event. Our personalized and attentive service will help create an atmosphere that you and your guests will long remember.
“We were just chatting again about how great the food was! My husband said he really liked the chicken, and I said great, because we have all the leftovers! We had plenty of everything. The only thing I should’ve ordered more of was the eggplant, and I hear it was great as well. Prime Rib was superb!
Angelo announced you did the catering and all the NY relatives said how good it was. Delvenieri’s cake was fabulous. We have to show these city people what we have in VT!”
— Mary Lou
“The dinner was amazing and everyone was happy there were left overs. Thanks again for a fabulous Christmas dinner. Probably see you again next Christmas.” —Patti
“People were VERY impressed with today’s food. They gave me many thanks… so I’m passing that along to you — because it was YOUR staff that made it all work. The whole operation was very professional and went very well. GREAT job – and thanks!” — Tara Kelly, Executive Director, Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL)