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.
"It was such a pleasure having you and you wonderful staff hosting our first couples banquet! The food was great, and the service was exceptional! Thank you again. We look forward to working with you in the future." — F. B. & F.G.B. Members
"You truly make our job very easy and we appreciate your expertise and professionalism. It is with sincere heart-felt thanks to you that our banquet was a success. We wish you and your staff good health and blessings this year. Again it was a pleasure to have you cater our dinner." — F. C. Poultney Valley Snowmobile Devils
"The food is FANTASTIC! I would eat here once a week if it were a standard restaurant. Kudos to their new Chef, Norman! See you at next year's party!" — Edgewood Studios
"Was just at a FANTASTIC wedding there last week! The food was amazing and the place is really elegant! I got to meet the new Chef (Chef Norman, THANK YOU!) and my husband and I danced the night away." — Elizabeth Webb
"Great Wedding. Food cooked could have been better (the meat). Other than that everything was great." — Dani Cioffi