Having a Party? Hosting an Event? Need a Space?
Locations
Waterbury, VT

Our Waterbury restaurant is our flagship restaurant and home to our namesake Blue Stone rock table. The Waterbury dining room includes a back area that allows up to 30 people to gather as one group while the restaurant is also open to the public. This area is best suited for lively casual gatherings as it is not totally separated from other guest and staff traffic. The Waterbury restaurant can accommodate up to 90 people for events when the entire restaurant is reserved for a Take-over and closed to the public. The Waterbury restaurant does not have dedicated parking. Guests utilize a variety of public parking surrounding the restaurant that is not controlled by us.

Waitsfield, VT

Our Waitsfield restaurant is located in the Mad River valley close to Sugarbush and Mad River Glen resorts. This restaurant features a deck and garden space that are separated from the dining room and bar. Events of up to 50 people can be hosted on the deck and garden while the restaurant is also open to the public. Groups of up to 100 can be accommodated if the entire restaurant is reserved for a Take-over and closed to the public.

Montpelier, VT

Not currently available for events.

EVENT STYLE
Semi-Private Events

Events that can be accommodated while the restaurant remains open to the general public are the least expensive option. This is a good choice for your gathering if you don’t mind other guest traffic and noise around the building.

* Semi-private events can accommodate up to 30 people in Waterbury and 50 People in Waitsfield.

Blue Stone Restaurant Take-overs

For events that include a large guest list or when a more intimate and private venue is a priority either restaurant can be reserved exclusively for a Take-over and closed to the public. This option allows you to control the mood and atmosphere of the entire venue including décor, music, lighting, staffing and any other special requests. For Blue Stone Take-over events we will close to the public for the entire day. This allows our staff to focus exclusively on your event for the day and allows you unrestricted access to the building for any personalized set-up or preparation.

* Restaurant Take-overs are necessary to accommodate groups of 55 or more in Waitsfield and groups of 35 or more in Waterbury

Your food & beverage service

We will collaborate with you to determine the menu, service plan and approximate guest count in advance. Food service for Blue Stone events is always presented in buffet style. Our dining room and kitchen are not equipped to provide direct formal table service to large groups simultaneously.

WHAT WILL MY EVENT COST?

The Blue Stone restaurants are full service restaurants that are open to the public every day. But, we are also always happy to consider special events. Our event pricing structure (outlined below) is designed to reflect the conventional business that will be displaced by hosting your event and varies by season and day of the week. Unlike many venues Blue Stone event pricing does not directly correlate to the number of guests. Your updated guest counts will ensure that we are prepared with adequate product and staff. But pricing is dictated by venue, season and day of the week. Actual cost per person may vary greatly depending on venue, season, actual attendance and product used. A set food & beverage minimum (+ service & taxes) will be the base charge for the entire event. Actual consumption from the kitchen and bar will be assessed and the final bill will be the event minimum or the actual consumption, whichever is greater. If a cash bar is part of the event plan, bar purchases by guests will count toward the minimum for the host. Bar service can either be hosted (host pays for it) or cash bar (guests pay themselves). For some events, especially wedding receptions, hosts prefer a hybrid option where they host the bar for a period of time (perhaps the first two hours) after which the bar switches over to a cash basis for the duration of the event.

The final cost of an event will be the total of:

  • Food & beverage minimum or actual consumption (whichever is greater)
  • 18% service charge on food & beverage
  • 9% VT state tax on food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • 10% VT state tax on alcohol
Event Pricing Structure / Seasonal Event Minimums

Semi Private = Separate space & Restaurant stays open to public
Take-Over = Restaurant is closed and reserved exclusively for your group
Week Day = Sunday – Thursday
Week End = Friday & Saturday
Peak = High Season – Very Busy
Shoulder = Mid Season – Steady-Busy
Off Peak = Quiet Season

  Semi private
Weekday
Semi private
weekend
Take over
weekday
Take over
weekend
Waterbury
Peak
Feb 10 – Mar 1
june 11 – oct 21
Dec 23 – Dec 31
$650$1,250$4,200$7,500
shoulder
Jan 1 – feb 9
Mar 2 – apr 1
aug 27 – sep 16
$500$800$3,700$5,900
off Peak
apr 2 – jun 10
Oct 22 – dec 23
$400$600$3,200$5,400
Waitsfield
Peak
Feb 11 – Mar 1
dec 23 – dec 31
$900$1,900$5,200By Request
shoulder
Jan 1 – feb 10
Mar 2 – apr 10
jun 11 – oct 21
$700$1,400$4,500$5,900
off Peak
apr 11 – jun 10
Oct 22 – dec 23
$400$800$3,200$5,200

Frequently asked questions:
What are my menu options?

Our menu can be viewed here. Event menus are built around our core menu and usually feature pizza and Vermont craft beer. The most popular format often includes stationary finger food upon arrival followed by a transition to a full buffet. Our featured blackboard Pizzas change every week and they can always be added to your menu last minute.

What does your draft beer menu look like? We are hoping to…

The Blue Stone collaborates with and features beer from the top craft brewers in Vermont. Our relationships with these breweries allow us to offer small batch craft beer that is impossible to get anywhere else. We often do not even know what these producers will send us from one week to the next, so it’s impossible to predict exactly what we will have when you arrive. Typical draft beer menus include beer from Hill Farmstead, Lawson’s Finest and The Alchemist at the same time, and often include several from each brewery. If you have something special in mind let us know. We make no promises around craft beer, but we might just be able to get it!

What about other enhancements for our event?

Need something special for your event? Just ask. Even if its not for your event with us. We have a large network of some of the best event service providers in Vermont. We can help you find them, and can often help with last minute requests.

How do I confirm a reservation for my event date?

Once all the details have been agreed upon we will send you a copy of our Blue Stone Event Order summarizing the event and costs. As soon as we receive back a signed copy of the event order with a deposit check (50% of the food & beverage minimum) the event is confirmed and the date is yours.

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