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Intimate Weddings

Your Magical Vermont Wedding 


The most important part of your big day? You and the one you love. Many couples choose a modern elopement for that very reason: so your relationship remains front and center. 

Our Vermont elopements offer all the magic of a dream wedding day, minus the to-do lists, seating charts, and never-ending invitations. Whether your dream includes just you and your spouse-to-be, or you plan to have a small group of supporters in tow, Burlington is the perfect place to imbue your elopement with a little romance. 

At The Essex, you can say “I do” beneath a lush canopy of trees or even exchange vows overlooking the pond. Should you decide to elope, this is what you can expect from your big day in Burlington. 

· Intimate Venues ·

These venues at The Essex are the perfect locations for an intimate ceremony. Choose from pond views, a breathtaking gazebo, or cozy sun-lit rooms. 

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The East Lawn

Say "I do" beneath a beautiful white gazebo on The Essex's East Lawn. This is romantic elopement venue also benefits from the vibrant garden surroundings. 

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Salons I, II, III

These warm, sunlit rooms are the most versatile venue at The Essex. Here, you can bring your dreams of an intimate celebration to life with the salons either partitioned or combined. 

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Coming Soon: The Farmhouse!

Located on the pond at The Essex, our modern farmhouse-style venue features a stone fireplace, panoramic windows, and a spacious pondside deck for cocktail receptions with beautiful sunset scenes.
*Available early 2024.

· Wedding Weekend Experiences ·

Enhance your elopement with special experiences for you and your spouse-to-be, or even plan something to include your closest family and friends. Dig into farm-to-table meals, enjoy a spa treatment, or simply revel in that newlywed bliss. 

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Cook Academy

Practice your couples' cooking skills at Cook Academy. Our head chef instructor will elevate your culinary expertise by honing your existing skills or introducing new cooking techniques.

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Indulge in a Spa Treatment

Treat yourself to a pre-wedding facial or hair styling, then indulge in a couples massage to rejuvenate after your big day. Spa at the Essex offers relaxing facials, massages, and more. 

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Dine at Junction Interactive Restaurant

Cheers to your new nuptials at Junction Interactive Restaurant. You'll discover delectable, farm-to-table dishes perfect for a post-ceremony dinner or even a send-off brunch.