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 kissing on the deck
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Cold cuts and cheese board
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Newlyweds overlooking the lake
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90 Reviews for The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Meg A · Getting married on 07/10/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Essex Helped us plan our dream wedding!

    We got engaged late in the season and only had a limited amount of time to plan our wedding, but the minute we saw the Essex, our decision was made and our stress went away. The atrium space is absolutely GORGEOUS, but still a blank canvas that you can show your own personality! Not to mention, it meant piece of mind in case of inclement weather for our fall wedding. Emily Ellis and her team were a dream to work with. They were always responsive and provided us with the guidance we needed to plan our dream wedding. The Essex supplies everything you can imagine from tables, chairs and linens to easels, table numbers, and a cake stand. The food was DELICIOUS (as was the cake, which was so beautiful and designed exactly as I had imagined). Everyone in the bridal party did hair and makeup onsite at the spa and they did a wonderful job. They helped us to make a schedule that wasn't rushed, and everyone looked amazing. The Essex also let us setup the day prior to the wedding and were available to assist with everything. Emily was our coordinator and day-of she made the day run SO smoothly. I didn't have to worry about a thing, and she was flexible in making adjustments as things changed. She also took amazing care of us - always offering to grab us something to eat or drink (and even suppling endless gluten free options to meet my dietary restrictions). Plus, the venue and grounds are absolutely gorgeous with many amazing spots for photo ops. Finally, it was amazing to be able to have all of our friends and family staying onsite in their very nice accommodations. We had the best day of our lives and thanks to the Essex it was stress-free and perfect. We would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a seamless, wonderful day!

    Sent on 11/02/2019
  • Melinda

    Melinda · Married on 09/13/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Had the best day

    It was a great experience. They were extremely helpful in planning and with the music with my playlist.

    Sent on 09/18/2019

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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?
    $ 5000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2500
  • 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
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • 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
  • 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 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 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 Wedding DJs

    Great staff and venue!

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