This Old Church is a unique, unforgettable venue for any type of event. That’s why we’re working to create memorable events at this historic site, like the Harvest Dinner, concerts, movies and historical exhibits. It is adjacent to Vernon Center’s Maple Park, including its Victorian Gazebo, which along with This Old Church are all parts of the Vernon Center Green National Historic District.

We also welcome you to host your event at This Old Church! Whether it’s a wedding, reunion, art class, art exhibit, and something else!

The Sanctuary Hall has high vaulted ceilings over beautifully refinished original wooden floors. The space is filled with beautiful light filtered through remarkable stained-glass windows. It can be wide open, set up with chairs, or tables and chairs. Beyond that, it it is an historic canvas that can be augmented to fit your vision. Under normal circumstances, it can hold up to about 225 people.

The Front Foyer, entered through two porched entryways, has a new hardwood floor, a unique pressed-tin wall and ceiling coverings, and plenty of coat hooks. It is great for ticket and merchandise sales for an event, or welcoming guests for the main event. It is ADA accessible.

The Ground Floor is largely open, with a meeting room, catering kitchen and plenty of staging and storage space. Or it can be transformed into a space for a cocktail reception or meeting.

The 1-acre lush Lawn is overlooked by centuries-old silver maple trees. It has plenty of room for outdoor tents and open lawn festivities. There’s also room for dozens of cars to park, with plenty of additional parking available within short walking distance.

If you’d like to have food or bar service, we let you bring in your chosen professional caterer as long as they are insured and have the proper permits.

Want to have guests arrive by horse drawn carriage? We can help with that!

If you’re thinking about a wedding venue, it’s great for religious or non-religious services. Either way, it’s a memorable spiritual space for your ceremony or reception. And, for your event photos, it can’t be beat!

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Recent Events

  • Holiday Movies held at This Old Church
    A new tradition begins in 2022 Friends and neighbors turned out last week for several wonderful evenings of film, food and festivities in this historic landmark!  We set up a large screen on the altar, flanked by a Christmas tree on the left,…
  • Weddings Return to This Old Church
    One purpose of restoring This Old Church was to ensure that it would continue as a place that brings families and the community together to celebrate special moments. I’m pleased to announce that in 2022, the historic landmark continues to take…
  • The Concert by Candlelight
    Moving music played by Opus Black string trio, solely by candlelight. How the concert happened Even before beginning the restoration of This Old Church, I dreamt about doing interesting, moving events that would bring the community together for unforgettable experiences. This…
  • Crowd Gathers for Welsh Hymn Sing
    Few people today realize how much of Oneida County history was influenced by Welsh settlers.  The Gymanfa Ganu, or an annual singing of sacred Welsh hymns, helps carry on Welsh traditions and carries on the historical connections, even locally. Attendees don’t just…
  • Congregation Returns for Special Service
    First Presbyterian Church of Augusta and Vernon Center celebrates once again at former home. On Christmas Eve, 2005, The Vernon Center Presbyterian Church held its final worship service at its Vernon Center home. The congregation merged with its neighbors in Augusta,…
  • Rambler Rose Tea Room Returns to Vernon Center for Mother’s Day
    Vernon Center’s turn-of-the-century Rambler Rose Tea Room returned in the form of a Tea Party-in-a-box Gift Set for the weekend.