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Equinox Resort and Spa, Luxury Collection

3567 Main Street
Manchester, VT, VT
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(802) 362-7854
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4.5 out of 5
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  • 29 Reviews


    Molly Sophis

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • We looked all over Vermont and NH, and soon as we walked in and met with Rachel - we knew this was the place. Every staff member was kind and courteous - always reaching out to make sure everything we were planning was coming along and if we needed anything to help. The day of our wedding, was no different, with vendors and family members pulling you in every direction. The Equinox staff seamlessly kept our day going without any disruptions. The rooms, location, and views around this small town are beautiful. I must say the only downside is that they can double book weddings on the same day as they have 3 locations available; however, only 1 coordinator. I give Rachel all the credit for keeping it together will all the multiple fall weddings.

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    We are overjoyed that you choose the Equinox Resort for such an important day. The views of the Green Mountains, Taconic and the village are perfect for a wedding weekend. We hope to see you return for many anniversaries to come.

    Allie

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    5 out of 5
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  • We got married at the Meadow House in the fall of 2019.  The Equinox is such a beautiful, well-manicured location.  They keep the property clean and the landscape full of flowers. The wedding coordinator Rachel and meeting manager Jill were so wonderful!  Extremely responsive, so helpful, and incredibly nice.  We could not have asked for nicer, more organized people to help plan/execute our wedding.  We are lucky to have had them working on our special weekend.  We would HIGHLY recommend them.  The location, food, and alcohol were also great.  We were very happy with the outcome. The only negative was the check-in process at the front desk.  There were 2 weddings that weekend and the hotel was not well prepared.  There was constantly a line at the front desk and rooms were not ready when guests checked-in.  We voiced our concerns when we were there so hopefully it won't happen moving forward. 

    Nora

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had such a wonderful experience getting married at the Equinox! Leo our point person was amazing, the Collonnade ballroom was gorgeous and the surrounding area is just amazing.

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    Hello Nora and Alex, thank you so much for selecting the Equinox for your wedding. It was such an honor to work with you through all the details for your special day. So glad the weather worked out in our favor. - Leo

    Macy

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Equinox shines in the high-season in Vermont, but for our winter/christmas wedding they glistened! About 4 months before our wedding the wedding manager left the Equinox, which left us a little shaken, that it until we met Rachel. She connected with us right away to continue the planning process and keep our momentum going. She was upfront about what she knew and what she needed to find out, and was always responsive and friendly. In addition to Rachel, I want to give a shout out to Jillian for helping with our room blocks. She was on top of things that we didn't even know existed when managing room blocks! In addition to Rachel & Jill, the entire Equinox staff helped make our wedding weekend go off without a hitch. Every step of the way we were met with a smile and making sure we were taken care of. The staff went above and beyond from champagne in our room, to chef whipping up garlic aioli for a guest, polite turn-down service, extra water in our bridal suite, and superb bellmen... Read more

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    Good Morning Macy, It was a pleasure for the Equinox to be part of your wedding and make it a great success. Rachel and Jill are definitely are passionate about position and making your day the perfect day.

    Kelli

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Pond Pavilion at Equinox took my breath away - it was the venue of my dreams. It speaks for itself and we were lucky to have great weather for our wedding day in October. This review is for Ruth, their onsite event planner. When our first wedding coordinator at the Equinox left about two months before our wedding, Ruth jumped in and didn’t miss a beat – she got up-to-speed so quickly that we didn’t have time to worry. She was very calming and made us feel much better about the whole process and our plans for the day. Everything on our wedding day was perfect and we know we have her to thank. We can not recommend the Pond Pavilion and Ruth at Equinox enough!

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    It was our pleasure to make this the most memorable experience. The pond is breathing taking and we do hope to see you for your anniversary. Ruth

    Rachel

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I got married at the Equinox on October 24th, 2015. We had our ceremony on the 1811 Lawn and the reception in the Colonnade Ballroom. The Equinox did an amazing job executing the event from start to finish. I worked with Charlotte Callahan who is their Wedding and Events Manager. Charlotte made my wedding the most stress-free and flawless event I could ever ask for. From my first meeting with Charlotte to the very last moment of my wedding, she was right by my side and there to take care of anything I needed. She was professional and personable and all around very easy to work with! Any bride would be lucky to work with Charlotte as a wedding planner. Charlotte helped out with selecting local vendors to rehearsal dinner recommendations and everything else in between. We did not need to hire an extra wedding planner, because really it was an unnecessary service while working with Charlotte. The Equinox was a perfect wedding campus for our wedding. Our guests stayed at... Read more

    User5445911

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  • The Equinox Resort is absolutely beautiful. We had a fairy tale, out of the world wedding and we have had countless guests tell us they have never been to a more beautiful, fun wedding. The resort itself has a great spa and amazing deck with a huge fire pit. It is an awesome spot to hang out with friends after your reception or during your wedding weekend. We had our wedding at the pond pavilion- WOW, it is the most gorgeous spot in the world- Right at the base of the Equinox mountain, with a clean pond, and a rustic pavilion that sits literally in the water. It is like you are in a whole new wonderful world when you are at the pond. There were no bugs either, which was a big concern of some of my friends. The food was amazing and the staff was very flexible. We ended up changing the time of our dessert buffet and moving the DJ outside so we could dance the night away under the stars on the stone patio. The suite we stayed in was the most beautiful suite we have ever stayed in o... Read more

    User5594702

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  • We cannot say enough amazing things about the total experience we had at the Equinox nor do we grow tired of the constant compliments we still hear from our guests. Our wedding took advantage of all the resort has to offer: we rented out the 1811 House, hosted a welcome party at the pond pavilion, and had our reception in the Colonnade Ballroom. All of this required quite a bit of planning and my wife only sang the highest of praises about Charlotte and all the work she did to coordinate our many wedding events. Her attention to detail, prompt responses, flexibility, thoughtfulness to vendors and guests, creativity of ideas (honestly, we could go on and on and on!) let us know we were in the most competent and trusted hands. The beauty of the resort is something to be seen, nestled at the foot of Mount Equinox in the picturesque town of Manchester. The rolling hills of Vermont provided an unprecedented backdrop to our outdoor ceremony that left guests in awe. As someone with... Read more

    Paige Cabacungan

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  • We had our wedding at the Pond Pavillion in on August 10th. It was fairly intimate with 24 people. Every detail was executed perfectly. We had a rehearsal buffet dinner at the Rockwell Patio, the ceremony and a Reception/ plated meal up at the pavillion. The best aspect of our weekend was that the resort is so intimate, that all our guests would see eachother and meet up at the exercise classes and lobby or the bar, and became one big happy family. Our wedding coordinator, Rachel, was outstanding. She made everything so easly and seamless that all I had to worry about was my guests and having a nice time. The staff at the hotel took great care of us, and also got to know our guests. Richard, a gold key concierge, did a historic tour for us and that was one of the highlights for the parents. The bellman had a few last minute changes with my deliveries and made it happen! I had a few guests arrive early, and housekeeping was rushed to get them in as soon as possible. Rachel even made... Read more

    Lauren

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • The Equinox helped us pull off our ultimate winter wedding dream in December. We asked them to collaborate with a local off-site ceremony venue in a blizzard with the reception and all of our guests at Equinox. It took a ton of planning but they stuck with us. In the middle of our wedding our planner resigned and we had a new planner, Rachel join the team. Rachel and Ruth worked with us to make everything go swimmingly and they went out of their way to make sure we were happy. Everyone at the resort puts so much effort and love into what they do, even if they are doing weddings every single weekend they make each couple feel truly special. Jill Vallo, who handled our room booking did everything she could to make sure our guests were accommodated and the Spa also went out of their way for us. We will never forget how lovely our wedding was and all the people who worked so hard to make it all happen. Equinox will be in our heart forever. Only watchout for future brides: 1) I highly ... Read more

    Siobhan

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  • My now husband and I took a trip to check out wedding venues a few years back. We were looking for a rustic venue with a picturesque nature and water around it. This was the first place we visited. Although the Inn looks beautiful, it didn’t match our expectations at first glance. However, upon meeting staff and being shuttled to the pavilion (which could not be directly seen from the Inn), we found the perfect hidden gem. It has an outstanding view of water and mountains as well as the a rustic cabin feel. It feels like you are away but you are still close enough to the beautiful town of Manchester and all that it has to offer. We ended up visiting several other venues on this trip and subsequent trips but ultimately came back to this perfect spot at The Equinox. While others hit one or two of our checkboxes this one checked them all! The event staff was a pleasure to work with. We initially started off with one event coordinator who ended up leaving during our planning process. ... Read more

    Jennifer

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    1.8 out of 5
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  • I never complain but I would just like to warn those looking at the Equinox. We originally loved the Equinox because of the beautiful location, ability to have all the wedding activities at one spot and the friendly staff. After signing the contract, the friendliness quickly faded. We had picked the Equinox to be able to have our guests Stay there. The Equinox agreed to have a certain discount for the rooms to make it more affordable for our guests but when it came time to doing the actual room block they would not honor the discount and essentially no one was able to stay there and guests had to scramble to find elsewhere to stay. Then my wedding planner decided to quit a week before the wedding. We were given another wedding planner who was great but the day before the wedding she passed us off to a different wedding planner not even associated with the equinox, who I had never met and barely saw on my wedding day. Thank goodness our other vendors were fabulous or this day would’ve... Read more

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    As the team of the equinox we are greatly saddened that the experience at our resort did not exceed your expectations. Whenever planning a wedding. it is challenging and then to throw in the mix that the Wedding Sales Manager resigns. We did everything in our power to make this a great experience and brought on a professional wedding coordinator to assist with the wedding to make sure it was expedited well. We do offer discounts for wedding hotel rooms as they often invite many people and we sell out on our weekends. We always recommend to do a contract to lock in the discount rate, due to the fact as rooms inventory depletes the rates go up. We always try to guide our wedding guests to make sure they select the best choices for themselves and their guests when it comes to food and beverage selections. Often times’ private catered events are more costly than a restaurant that is open to the public. Again, we like to make a great memorable experience! Possibly we can provide the service that we know the resort is renowned for your anniversary.

    Sasha

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    4.7 out of 5
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  • From the first moment we walked into the Equinox, we felt the warmth and hospitality uniquely provided by this great venue. It was an easy decision to select the hotel as the location for our wedding and reception. On top of the beautiful vistas and high-end accommodation was Charlotte Callahan (Wedding Events Manager and Day-of Coordinator). Charlotte was extraordinary throughout the process and helped make our wedding day perfect. Leading up to the wedding, Charlotte and the Equinox hotel worked closely with us to make sure everything was ready and how we wanted it. On our wedding weekend, the hotel did an outstanding job making everyone feel at home and delivered seamless service to ensure we didn’t have to worry about a thing. The hotel’s ability to adapt was on full display on the wedding day. Weather forced the ceremony inside, but that did nothing to take away from the beauty of the event. They did an outstanding job transforming the main colonnade into a gorgeous setting ... Read more

    User6663814

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    2.8 out of 5
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  • Hire a wedding planner to ensure you are getting your money's worth and that no details are missed. They can have 4+ weddings in a weekend and things get forgotten. Even though we were the biggest wedding of the weekend we were put in a cramped room that was clearly not the main bridal suite. We had multiple issues with our room block ahead of the wedding. At some points the staff were unresponsive and we had to get them to the right solution by working closely with them. In addition, we hosted our rehearsal dinner at The Pond -- which is beautiful-- but so many things went wrong at the rehearsal dinner I couldn't sleep the night before my wedding because I was so worried about what would go wrong the next day-- My wedding day! Overall I was disappointed in the service given the large amount of money we were spending over the weekend and the amount of guests we had staying at the resort.

    Amanda

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  • We had a terrible time with the Equinox Resort venue. We were able to book our wedding easily but that was the only easy step with the Equinox. Everything was a struggle from working with the planner (which they provided) to food tasting to layout of venue. We constantly communicated with our planner via email and in person and nothing was according to our plan. We were planning an outside ceremony but 3 weeks before the wedding they told us they double booked our wedding. We were moved to another location for the ceremony. Completely unacceptable they double booked and told us so late. We had to provide napkins for the reception so don't expect anything to be provided. Our planner responded when she felt like it. It was unpredictable and she never answered everything completely. Completely regret booking this venue.

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