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70 Essex Way

Essex, VT 05452

Toll-Free: 800-727-4295

Front Desk: 802-878-1100

Spa: 802-764-1452

Fax: 802-878-0063

Weddings

BLISSFUL BEGINNINGS

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SPECTACULAR VERMONT WEDDINGS

THE PERFECT VERMONT WEDDING AWAITS YOU
THE ESSEX, VERMON'T CULINARY RESORT & SPA

Our beautiful 18-acre resort in Burlington provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding along with deluxe accommodations and fun adventures your guests will never forget. The Ponds at Bolton Valley, our exclusive off-site venue, offers an elegant, tranquil setting surrounded by 5,000 acres of Vermont forests and mountains.

Whether your celebration is on-site or off-site, enjoy palate-pleasing catering from our expert chefs and the impeccable service The Essex is known for. We can customize your event based on your budget and the personal touches you desire. Our goal is to take care of every last detail so you and your guests enjoy an extraordinary and
relaxing weekend together.

Call Emily at (855) 654-1414 to learn more about planning your spectacular Vermont wedding at The Essex

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BREATHTAKING ELEGANCE

UNRIVALED VERMONT WEDDING VENUES 

Whether your ideal wedding is a grand event or an intimate gathering, The Essex offers more than 13,000 square feet of deluxe event space for your celebration. Design a spectacular outdoor wedding on the East Lawn with incomparable views of the forest, or transform one of our event spaces into the memorable wedding of your dreams.

VENUES
THE ATRIUM | 200 GUESTS

The Atrium is a stunning, modern room with gorgeous views. This primarily white room highlights your floral centerpieces and any other pops of color you choose to add. The Atrium features floor-to-ceiling windows on three walls that overlook the East Lawn, lush gardens and our organic vegetable and herb farm. This space is perfect for a rehearsal dinner, luncheon or elegant wedding.

THE PONDS AT BOLTON VALLEY | 250 GUESTS

The Essex’s exclusive off-site event facility is surrounded by 5,000 acres of Vermont forests and mountains, providing a beautiful and unique backdrop for your photos. Enjoy panoramic views from every window, a great room with vaulted ceilings and a spectacular river stone fireplace in this elegant yet rustic setting.

EAST LAWN

Say your vows under a beautiful white gazebo for a luminous outdoor wedding in the gardens of the East Lawn.

THE BALLROOM | 125 GUESTS

A large, versatile room, The Ballroom is tastefully designed to complement any event.

SALONS I, II, III | 65 GUESTS

A trio of sunlit rooms partitioned or combined as needed, our versatile salons create the perfectly sized space for your intimate celebration.

For more information call Emily at (855) 654-1414

THE PONDS AT BOLTON VALLEY

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Ponds At Bolton Valley

RUSTIC VERMONT WEDDINGS

A romantic setting for your most memorable day, The Ponds at Bolton Valley features breathtaking panoramic views, an extraordinary deck overlooking the spring-fed pond and the elegance of a great room where guests will enjoy the spectacular display of nature that surrounds them. Say your “I do’s” among the impeccably picturesque Vermont trees adjacent to the pristine blue pond. Enjoy a variety of delicious cocktails and a carefully crafted meal in the Great Room - an ideal space for family and friends to laugh, dance and celebrate. The spacious facility and the huge fieldstone fireplace adds a special touch to the room, as do the French double doors and sparkling chandeliers. The attentive staff will carefully tend to each aspect of your wedding and accommodate your special requests. The Ponds at Bolton Valley is a romantic setting for your special day - this is a venue to look at!

Address: 3233 Bolton Valley Access Rd, Waterbury, VT 05676

For more information call Emily at (855) 654-1414 or email weddings@essexresort.com

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WEDDINGS AT THE ESSEX
CLASSIC NEW ENGLAND CHARM

THE ATRIUM | 200 GUESTS

The Atrium is a stunning, modern room with gorgeous views. This primarily white room highlights your floral centerpieces and any other pops of color you choose to add. The Atrium features floor-to-ceiling windows on three walls that overlook the East Lawn, lush gardens and our organic vegetable and herb farm. This space is perfect for a rehearsal dinner, luncheon or elegant wedding.

EAST LAWN

Say your vows under a beautiful white gazebo for a luminous outdoor wedding in the gardens of the East Lawn.

THE BALLROOM | 125 GUESTS

A large, versatile room, The Ballroom is tastefully designed to complement any event.

SALONS I, II, III | 65 GUESTS

A trio of sunlit rooms partitioned or combined as needed, our versatile salons create the perfectly sized space for your intimate celebration.

For more information call Emily at (855) 654-1414

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INDULGE
SAVOR THE MOMENT

IT'S YOUR SPECIAL DAY
WE'LL MAKE IT TRULY UNFORGETTABLE

No other Essex wedding venue can boast the delectable and unique menus we offer, which are thoughtfully created by our award-winning chefs. Treat your guests to lavish culinary delights with the distinct flavors of Vermont, and enjoy the outstanding attention of our staff throughout your rehearsal dinner, wedding and brunch.

Available at both on-site and off-site venues surrounded by the splendor of Vermont, our catering packages ensure you will savor the best day of your life.

SEASONALLY DELICIOUS

DAZZLE YOUR GUESTS
Our renowned and innovative chefs are seasoned experts in creating delectable wedding dishes. Impress your guests with curated menus featuring local, garden-fresh ingredients and bold combinations in signature Vermont style. Read about how Chef Brandy Allan develops her seasonal menus at The Essex.

For more information about catering options and menus for your wedding, call Emily at (855) 654-1414

 

Perfect Wedding Weekend

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VERMONT WEDDING WEEKEND

FRIDAY

Guests start to arrive. Front desk begins handing out wedding welcome bags with weekend itinerary and specialty Vermont treats like Cold Hollow Cider Donuts, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Mini Maple Syrups, and/or Saratoga Olive Oils 

4:00pm

Your wedding coordinator walks you through the ceremony rehearsal to ensure a flawless wedding on your special day.

5:00pm

Enjoy an intimate rehearsal dinner through private reservation in Junction, our signature restaurant for a 4-course dinner created by our resort Chef's.

For guests looking for something more laidback, The Tavern is available on walk in basis. Shuttle service is available upon request for downtown Burlington if guests wanted to experience some of the many flavors Burlington has to offer.

8:00pm

Privately reserve our onsite Campfire Ring, complete with firewood, and all the s’more fixings you would need and an attendant. Add a cash our hosted bar to make the pit the perfect welcome reception space for all your friends and family. Penelope and Stewart, our Nigerian Dwarf Goats, will enjoy the company while you sit back to enjoy the evening with your friends and family. If you’re looking for that late night bite, food can be pre-ordered or the kitchen at The Tavern will be open until 11pm for orders.

Sleep and rest for the big day!

SATURDAY

8:00am

Bridal party arrives in the Spa at The Essex for hair and makeup services. Pre-ordered finger sandwiches, a fresh fruit platter, coffee and Mimosas get delivered shortly after the services begin.

 Tee times can be pre-booked or made at the Front Desk. The Links at Lang Farm is an 18-hole executive golf course. Carts are available just outside adjacent to our portraiture. The couple golfs for free with a minimum of 12 golfing reservations booked.

12:00pm

Photographers arrive on property for getting ready photos and first looks. Choose from some of the many stunning spaces on property for photos including our very own herb and vegetable gardens, the East Lawn Gazebo, The Cattail Pond or our Sensory Garden where you can go head to head on an oversized checkers board.

4:00pm

The Reception space is ready thanks to the help of our amazing banquet and setup staff. Months of detailing and planning have led to this day!

4:30 pm

Ceremony and PARTY TIME!  Every detail is in place and now it is time for you both to sit back and relax and let the staff take over. Cocktail hour will take place on the Atrium terrace and lawn games and general mingling adjacent on the East Lawn. Guests will enjoy a plated or buffet dinner from our incredible culinary team.

9:00pm

Ben & Jerry’s Scoop cart or Shy Guy Gelato rolls their amazing cart in and serves up a frosty local treat to coincide with our amazing wedding cake creations. 

9:45pm

Fireworks from Northstar light up the sky. 

10:15pm

Pre-ordered late-night snacks fill a private dining room just off The Tavern where the party continues. House made Chips and Dip, The Tavern’s Famous Chicken Wings, and a 6 foot sub are just a few items available.

11:00pm

For the special couple, a late night picnic is sent to the your room with a bottle of bubbly, a cheese plate and 2 slices of your wedding cake for midnight gnashing. A complimentary overnight stay in a spa suite is included for the Newlyweds.

SUNDAY

9:00am

Post Wedding Brunch! From a simple continental breakfast to chef operated Omelet and Waffle Bars, we will send guests off feeling full and happy!  

11:00am 

Guests are welcome to enjoy the Spa facilities before they depart. Inquire about luggage storage and airport shuttles.

Don’t want to leave? We don’t blame you! Add on to your stay with a few extra days and enjoy a private cooking class, wine or brewery tours, a 3D movie over at the T-Rex Theatre, or just a relaxing massage at The Spa at The Essex.