Thank you for your interest in holding your event at Ellie & Shirl’s Simply Delicious!  It is our goal to make your event as memorable and enjoyable as possible.  The following is designed to be a general guideline for renting and reserving our space as a venue and should answer the vast majority of questions.  Please direct any other questions through the contact page, or call us directly at (802) 479-1498.

Availability and Rates

Our space can be modified to meet the needs of different groups, but because we also operate as a retail store, we are limited by the types of events we can hold during weeknights. Please contact us for pricing and availability.

Event Type Availability Max Occupancy Ideal for…
Mixer Limited Seating Weeknights: 4pm to 9pm 90 people Company events, trade groups, holiday parties
Party Full Seating Weekends: 1pm to 4pm 40 people Bridal or baby showers, and other get-togethers

Space to accommodate groups of up to 45 people for a fully catered event is available.  Please call for current rental rates.  The Caterer must be approved by Ellie and Shirl’s Simply Delicious.

Rental rate for fully catered events include table and chair set-up and break down, standard white linen tablecloths and napkins.  A minimum of one week’s notice is required regarding the number of attendees.

Deposit and Cancellation

A credit card number must be provided at the time of booking in order to hold the reservation.  Cancellations must be made two weeks prior to event to receive a full refund of the rental fee.  Any cancellation after two weeks from the scheduled date of the event will forfeit rental fee.

Food and Beverage

Ellie & Shirl’s Simply Delicious can provide a wide range of hors d’oeuvres options for your event, regardless of budget.  We encourage you to reach out to us directly by phone and allow us to discuss your options vis-à-vis your budget.

Vermont State Law prohibits any individual from bringing an outside alcoholic beverage into our space, this includes gifts and favors.  No outside food or beverages are permitted unless prior approval has been given by Ellie and Shirl’s Simply Delicious. Ellie and Shirl’s Simply Delicious reserves the right to approve or deny any group, company or individual.   Beverages are served as a cash bar.  Must be 21 years or older for consumption.


Absolutely no tape, staples or nails are to be used on any of Ellie & Shirl’s Simply Delicious and/or Blanchard Block interior or exterior wall.  In the event that such materials are used, a minimum charge of $100.00 per damaged wall will be applied to the rental fee.

All decorations must be removed immediately following the conclusion of the event.

Smoking Policy

Ellie & Shirl’s Simply Delicious and the Blanchard Block are smoke-free environments.  Smoking is not allowed on the premises.


Because we also operate a retail gift section when renting the space, the renter assumes all liability for the loss or damage of any product in these areas.

While we enjoy having children in the space, it is expected that parents will keep their children under control.  No running or jumping on furniture or fixtures will be allowed.