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Lyndon CES

NVU-Lyndon Conference and Events Services is here to help.

Parties, weddings, conferences, receptions—whatever the occasion—Lyndon is the place to host your next event.

We invite you to consider us in your conference, program, meeting, or special event planning. Our beautiful campus, modern facilities, and friendly and responsive support services will make your event a success! Lyndon has the space for you, large or small.

Our one-stop-shop will handle the catering, parking/security, setup, and technology that you may require. Learn more about how CES can help you.


Charlotte Porcelli, Director of NVU-Lyndon Conferences and Events

Nearly any room on campus or outdoor facility can be rented for your next event. For details on spaces, please see the chart below.

Burke Mountain Room and Bole Community Room

Click on the image to see seating options for two of our largest meeting areas.

For Burke Mountain Room, options #1–9 are available; options #1–8 are available for the Bole Community Room.

Lyndon conference seating

Build Your Own Buffet

These menus are presented buffet style. Services include delivery, set up with linens on the buffet and guest tables, and clean up.

Please choose:

  • One salad
  • Two entrees
  • Two accompaniments
  • Two desserts
  • Two beverages

Pricing fluctuates based on your selections, but generally works out to approximately $25 per person.

Salads (choose one)

Market house salad with a choice of dressing: ranch, vinaigrette and low-fat ranch dressing, Greek salad or Caesar salad. Includes assorted dinner rolls & butter

Entrees (choose two)


  • Chicken marsala
  • Lemon parmesan chicken with white wine chive sauce
  • Rotisserie chicken


  • Braised beef Sicilian
  • Caramelized onion meatloaf
  • Beef stroganoff


  • Mustard herb pork loin
  • Asian marinated pork loin with honey & soy glaze


  • Cornmeal tilapia with cilantro cram sauce
  • Charleston crab cake with a remoulade sauce
  • Garlic shrimp skewers


  • Baked stuffed pasta with seasonal vegetables
  • Stuffed peppers with herbed tomato sauce
  • Vegetarian Pad Thai (contains peanuts)

Carving Stations

All carved items are served by a uniformed chef and served with assorted mini rolls and/or baguettes and appropriate condiments

  • Roast breast of turkey with cranberry and orange mayonnaise
  • Roasted beef tenderloin with horseradish aiolo & stone ground mustard sauce
  • Roast pork loin with chipotle mayonnaise



  • Oven herb roasted potatoes
  • Garlic mashed new potatoes
  • Rice pilaf
  • Olive oil and garlic spaghetti


  • Fresh roasted vegetable medley
  • Lemon garlic broccoli
  • Sauteed zucchini
  • Glazed carrots
  • Fresh green beans
  • Variety of seasonal vegetables



  • Chocolate layer cake
  • Chocolate mousse
  • Cora’s red velvet cake
  • Tropical rice pudding
  • Assorted pies: Dutch apple, blueberry, designer
  • Key lime, pecan pie
  • Assorted cookies & bars


Freshly brewed coffee, decaf coffee and gourmet herbal and non-herbal teas


In addition to catering options, during the academic year, groups can also go through the dining hall line. We ask that any midweek (Monday–Friday) groups plan to not go at peak times (12 noon–1 p.m.) if possible. Always let Conference Office know of your events, as sometimes a meal ticket is required to go through the line.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation fee of 50% of the order total will be assessed for any order cancelled the day before the event date. Orders cancelled the day of the event will be billed for the total order amount.

Cancellations must be received during office hours (8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday). Any cancellation received after hours or on the weekend will be processed the next business day.

No fees will be assessed for cancellations due to campus closings.


Summer conference attendees should park in the lot designated by Conference and Events Services.

During the academic year, off-campus groups should park in the Vail parking lot or Stonehenge. All off-campus guests must have a parking permit displayed on their dash on the passenger’s side, which will be provided by the Conference and Events Office, to the group leader prior to the conference date. Never park in an area not designated as a parking space, i.e., on the grass, not between the marked lines, etc.

No liability is created by granting of parking or vehicle operating privileges on property owned, leased or otherwise controlled by Northern Vermont University. NVU assumes no responsibility for the care or protection of vehicle or contents while operated on NVU property. Officers of the Department of Public Safety do patrol campus parking facilities.

You can find more information about our location and parking options here. 

Events with Alcohol

Any student-run activity with alcohol requires a sheriff or a discussion between public safety and the RHD in charge of the event. Any activity with alcohol with a headcount greater than 100 people or a non-campus group we are unfamiliar with: check with public safety to determine if a sheriff is required.

Tech Options

Moore Community Room/ASAC 100 — in addition to the podium microphone, this room is equipped for 2 additional mics. It also has presentation equipment, internet connection as well as wireless internet connection.

Alexander Twilight Theatre — equipped with one podium and 3 wireless mics, blu-ray DVD player, large drop down screen. Up to 12 wired mics are available in the theater.

Burke Mountain Room — podium, projector, large drop down screen

T202 — podium, projector, smart board, sound system

Our AV office also has:

  • 4’ x 6’ portable screen
  • Portable projector (indoor use only)
  • Laptop
  • Portable PA system
  • Presentation remote clicker

These are our basic offerings. For any additional equipment requests, please contact the conference office. Cost for tech support is $25/hour.

Please make space requests as early as possible, as the preferred space is not always available. Requests for space are not automatically approved. Make preliminary AV, room set up and catering requests. If you plan to use an outside caterer, you can let us know that too! Remember, any events which include alcohol must use Sodexo as the alcohol provider, as they hold the liquor license. This requires a 14 working day lead time.


At Least Three Weeks Out

Provide menu details (if using Sodexo) and update other requests. Provide catering set up time and pick up time, estimated headcount. All AV requests must be provided at this point. Group coordinator should receive guest parking permit from Conference and Events Office via email.

At Least Five Business Days Out

Confirm final catering counts with the Conference and Events Office. Please let us know your signage needs (location and what exactly you would like printed on them.)

Fewer Than Five Business Days

A phone call or email is required to request changes. Requests for changes might not be approved.