The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

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About The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

The Essex Resort and Spa at The Ponds and Bolton Valley is a wedding venue in Essex Junction, Vermont. Known as Vermont’s culinary resort, The Essex Resort and Spa offers 18 acres, and its offsite venue, The Ponds at Bolton Valley, features more than 5,000 acres of stunning Vermont mountains and forests. Indoor and outdoor event spaces are the perfect combination of nature and elegance. You’ll find surprises everywhere — for example, the resort’s resident pair of Nigerian Dwarf Goats will entertain your guests as you sit around the campfire ring and catch up with friends and family.

Facilities and Capacity

The Essex Resort has indoor and outdoor spaces perfect for up to 65 guests, 125 guests, and 200 guests. The Essex offers 13,000 square feet of event space, including the The Atrium, East Lawn, The Ballroom, and Salons I, II, and III. The Ponds at Bolton Valley features a space with panoramic views, vaulted ceilings, and space for up to 250 people.

Accommodations

With a variety of culinary-themed guest rooms and suites, you and your wedding guests will be able enjoy the recently-renovated property to the fullest. In case anyone wants to have all the comforts of home, studios and suites with kitchenettes are available, too.

Services Offered

Bar services are also provided, including bartenders, barware, and house liquor, beer, and wine. Parking is available on site. The Essex offers an on-location spa, too, so you and your wedding party will be able to relax and enjoy yourselves. The following items and services are included as part of your wedding package:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Event planning
  • Set up
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Clean up

Cuisine

Since The Essex Resort and Spa is a culinary-themed resort, prepare to be impressed. The Essex is known for their expert chefs and extraordinary service. Catering services include but are not limited to:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Plated meals
  • Wedding cake
  • Cake cutting
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Location

The Essex Resort and Spa and the Ponds at Bolton Valley are located near the shores of Lake Champlain in Essex Junction, Vermont. Burlington International Airport is only 6 miles away.

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Newlyweds by the trees
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Reception hall
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Bride in the snow
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Outdoor wedding space
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Wedding cake
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Bride and groom
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Reception
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Wedding by the lake
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Reception lighting
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Chandeliers
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Outdoor wedding ceremony
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Evening lights
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Newlyweds kissing on the deck
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Table setting and decor
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Venue exterior
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Cold cuts and cheese board
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Reception letters and decor
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Finger food
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Newlyweds overlooking the lake
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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
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Outdoor wedding setup
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Newlyweds by the trees

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78 Reviews for The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.6
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    Grant · Married on 09/16/2018

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    Amazing! The Ponds is an absolutely gorgeous venue and the staff at the Essex was so helpful in answering all our questions and providing day of coordination! Emily was extremely helpful and helped to make our special day positively perfect. A definite "must see" for those interested in a rustic yet classy venue with breathtaking views but not super interested in being on a ski run or golf course.

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    Marissa · Married on 09/02/2018

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    I cannot say enough positive things about the Ponds at Bolton Valley and The Essex Resort. From the moment we booked the venue through our Wedding day on Sept 2 2018, we were treated with exceptional service and care. Emily, our Wedding Coordinator at The Essex was there for us every step of the way and was always quick to answer my (many) questions! My parents also thoroughly enjoyed working with her. The staff during the wedding were amazing and incredibly professional. The food was amazing and many told me it was the best food they have had at a wedding, ever! The Ponds is one of the most beautiful venues in Vermont with outstanding views. Emily truly made this the best day of our lives at our dream venue!!

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The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa FAQ

  • 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? $ 5,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s), Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 10.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Farm/Ranch, Resort
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • 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, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, 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, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, November, December

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Flexible Savings!
    Flexible on your wedding date? The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, is now offering an incredible savings of $1500 towards your special day! Book a wedding at The Essex or The Ponds at Bolton Valley Sunday-Thursday and received a value of $1500 off your site fee!

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements

  • Green Mountain Sound and Entertainment
    Green Mountain Sound and Entertainment Wedding DJs

    We have done several weddings now at the Essex and the Ponds. We enjoyed working with their wedding coordinators, the function rooms are unique and the ceremony sites are beautiful! Highly recommend.

  • Lucas deSousa Photography
    Lucas deSousa Photography Wedding Photographers

    The Essex Resort and Spa is one of my favorite venues for a wedding. Top notch service and beautiful grounds make for an amazing setting. One of my favorite Vermont wedding venues.

  • RPM Entertainment
    RPM Entertainment Wedding DJs

    Great staff and venue!

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  • 70 Essex Way Essex Junction, Vermont, VT 05452 See on map
    844-394-8381 (Phone number)
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