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The Essex Inn

Tappahannock, VA View map Visit website
Up to 75 guests

About

Up to 75 guests

The Essex Inn is a delightful, historical wedding venue located in Tappahannock, Virginia. This unique destination will transport you and your guests from the moment you step foot on the beautifully landscaped property. Inside the 1851 estate you will find heart pine floors, numerous fireplaces, and gracious furnishings. The 1710 Tavern, located directly across the street from the Inn, completes the perfect wedding venue. Both the Inn and the Tavern provide a historic backdrop with all the modern conveniences for the perfect celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Perfect for small weddings (50-75 guests), the team at The Essex Inn will provide exceptional service for your dream wedding. With both indoor and outdoor spaces, you can host your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception. In addition, luxury overnight accommodations are available for the wedding party, family and friends, with four complete suites in the 1851 mansion, and four cottage-style apartments located in the estate’s original outbuildings.

Services Offered

The full-service event space including tables, chairs, china, flatware, glassware, and linens will make your festivities stress-free. Event coordination is available. The catering team and bar staff will work with you to create a customized menu that can be served in an array of formats: buffet, plated, family-style, and more. Included in wedding packages is access to two get-ready suites, with one located in the main house and one located directly across the street at the 1710 Tavern.

Elopements and other wedding-related events are welcome here as well, such as engagement parties, showers, and rehearsal dinners. Ample street parking is available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

75

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

20

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5 not including 8 double or triple occupancy lodgings

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
September
October
November
December
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Team

Jennifer & Greg Huff
Jennifer & Greg Huff
Owners

Both Jennifer and Greg are North Carolina natives. They purchased the 1851 Essex Inn in April of 2021, and added the 1710 Tavern in 2022. They have realized their dream of

becoming a sought-after wedding venue, showcasing the perfect

small wedding experience. They bring years of expertise in the hospitality business, and take pride and happiness in creating customized weddings for couples.

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203 Duke St Tappahannock, VA, 22560
9193569007
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The Essex Inn frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Essex Inn?

The Essex Inn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Essex Inn, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Essex Inn includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At The Essex Inn, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Essex Inn includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Essex Inn in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Essex Inn for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Essex Inn for wedding events?

The Essex Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Essex Inn offer?

The Essex Inn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Essex Inn offer for wedding events?

The Essex Inn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

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