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The Essex Resort & Spa

Essex Junction, VT View map Visit website
2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.7 out of 5 rating
102 reviews
$19k - $25k For 100 Guests

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$19k - $25k For 100 Guests

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.

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.

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.

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鈥檕euvres
  • Plated meals
  • Wedding cake
  • Cake cutting
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Location

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

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?

$2,500

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

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
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
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
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    Fantastic venue, great team. Would highly recommend.

    The Essex is a beautiful venue, and the team there was incredibly responsive and helpful every step of the way. One huge perk is the day of team that helps everything run smoothly. Would highly recommend The Essex to anyone!
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    James C. Married on 10/01/2022
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    Couldn't Recommend More!

    The Essex was the perfect place for us to celebrate our wedding. The team there did an outstanding job not only helping us plan the big day, but execute it as well. I would recommend the venue, along with Colleen and her team, to anyone looking to get married in the VT area!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Deals

The Essex Resort & Spa 1
Offer

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 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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The Essex Resort & Spa includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The Essex Resort & Spa includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at The Essex Resort & Spa includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
The space offered by The Essex Resort & Spa for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Resort
The Essex Resort & Spa offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Essex Resort & Spa offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Essex Resort & Spa offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
The Essex Resort & Spa offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
The Essex Resort & Spa is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism and 4.7 in value.
The Essex Resort & Spa currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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