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Venues in Essex Junction, Vermont,
(800) 727-4195
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4.7 out of 5
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  • 92 Reviews


    Megan

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    5 out of 5
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  • My rating above is based solely on the amazing work of our wedding coordinator, Emily Ellis, and the amazing staff at the Essex. The salon at The Essex left little to be desired and their review is written below my glowing review of The Essex. Emily Ellis was was amazing throughout the entire process including the day of. We were married at The Ponds, but stayed at The Essex, rented the fire pit, and had our rehearsal bunch there. All of the staff were professional, polite, kind, and accommodating. My husband and I couldn't get over how well they coordinated everything. The food was absolutely delicious. My wedding guests couldn't stop talking about it. I have gluten free family members and The Essex didn't hesitate to accomate them. Emily even went out and bought gluten free graham crackers for smores the night prior to the wedding. The Ponds was gorgeous! We could not have asked for a more perfect Venue. It was private and the grounds were amazing. Any time I emailed Emily with quest... Read more

    Mariah

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    5 out of 5
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  • I can not say enough good things about having my wedding at The Essex Resort & Spa. Everything was amazing, from the quality of the service, to the delicious food, and the beautiful venue. We decided to have the ceremony and the reception in the Apex room and it was truly magical. The staff was extremely accommodating and our wedding planner Shana Farer-Feld was beyond words in how wonderful she was to work with. We not only had an amazing wedding at this venue, we were able to set up a romantic couples massage at the Spa for some newlywed relaxation time! If you are searching for a professional staff, beautiful venue, and an amazing experience to host one of the most magical days of your life look no further the Essex Resort & Spa is that place!!

    Amy

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    5 out of 5
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  • Thanks to the extraordinary service provided by the team at The Essex combined with the picturesque setting and ambiance we had the wedding of our dreams! We would not have changed a single thing and our wedding guests have done nothing but rave about the event. We would absolutely recommend The Essex as a wedding venue. Thanks so much to Emily, Shana and the entire team at The Essex for coordinating our perfect wedding day dream!

    Stephanie

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had the wedding of our dreams at the Essex Resort on August 5, 2016. The grounds are beautiful and are the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. Shana coordinated our reception in the Atrium. In the months leading up to the wedding she was always available to answer our questions and help with anything we needed. We are so grateful for her flexibility working within our budget and accommodating our needs. She is incredibly creative and went above and beyond to help us bring our ideas to life. She set up the room beautifully and we didn’t have to worry about anything on our wedding day. We had a few minor hiccups and even though they weren’t related to the Essex Resort and she stepped in to remedy them for us without hesitation. We truly felt that she had all the details under control and we could relax and enjoy our special day in the company of our guests. We were also pleased at how well she worked with our other vendors. It was clear to us that she has an outstanding rapport w... Read more

    Allysa

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I had always wanted to have our wedding at The Ponds, but were unsure if we would ever be able to afford the venue. After looking into some other venues, we still could not stop thinking about The Ponds and decided to go ahead and inquire. We immediately heard back from Shana Farer-Feld who informed us that they were more than willing to work with our budget so that we could have the wedding of our dreams, at the venue we felt was the perfect fit. Shana was with us every step of the way. She was very attentive to our needs and responded in a timely manner whenever we contacted her. Living out of state while planning a Vermont wedding had its challenges, but Shana made the process so smooth and I always felt that we were in good hands. Even when things didn’t go exactly as planned, I felt at ease knowing Shana and her team were there to support us. Overall, this venue is breathtaking with an amazing view of the Vermont Mountains. We had our ceremony outside next to th... Read more

    Amanda

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    5 out of 5
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  • If you are looking for a more intimate venue with the best wedding reception food you have ever tasted in your life, look no further than The Essex. Shana Farer-Feld and her team put together an absolutely perfect reception, rehearsal dinner, and post-wedding brunch for us. Shana was always responsive and put up with a lot of emails from me and my in-laws during the planning process. Bless her. Although I grew up in the area, I live out of state now and she made planning much less stressful with frequent communication and attention to detail. She had excellent recommendations and advice and her team made everything happen without missing a beat. Even the tiniest hiccup (which in hindsight was not a big deal at all) was addressed and resolved without anyone noticing at all. We had an offsite ceremony, so I can't comment on The Essex as a ceremony cite. As for the reception and other events, however, the food and beverage service was top notch. Shana arranged a beautiful menu tas... Read more

    Alex

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  • This is a great place to have a wedding reception. They catered to our every need, including ice sculptures and an intimate family style seating arrangement. It was also great to have a wedding coordinator to think of everything we forgot and ensure the day of goes smoothly. Overall, the entire staff, venue, and flexibility are unmatched. It also helps that they have an amazing culinary team that put together a meal that will impress anyone!

    Laura

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  • BEST PLACE TO GET MARRIED. First off- Shana is awesome and answered all our questions. She was so easy to work with. The Essex location is awesome. I was able to meet with Shana before the wedding and went through all the small details. We originally wanted to have our ceremony outside but it was so cold that we decided to have it inside and it was perfect. The food was amazing. Also after the dancing was over, we were able to have a bon fire outside and then who ever wanted to stay late at the tavern bar could do so. Highly recommend The Essex for a wedding venue !

    Mary Ann

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  • The Inn at Essex Resort provided a wonderful venue! Exceptional food and service! Shana was a professional, friendly, and efficient. It was a wonderful day!

    Averi

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  • We had the Essex cater our wedding at an offsite venue (the Barn at Boyden Farm). They provided cocktail hour, dinner, dessert, and our bar service. They exceeded all of our expectations. The food was phenomenal and the service was impeccable. They worked with us to create the exact menu we wanted (including some unique items such as cider doughnuts for our guests pre-ceremony) and everything was executed perfectly. They were also able to include two signature drinks for us that had several hard-to-find ingredients. We were very happy that they were able to provide so many services for us. It was much easier than having to work with several different vendors. They were very responsive and accommodating. We really can't say enough good things about the Essex. They were wonderful to work with and really went above and beyond!

    Megan

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • I can't tell you how many people came up to me during our wedding to tell us how great The Essex was as a venue. We had our reception in the Atrium which provided a lovely view for our guests during cocktail hour and the reception. On the day of the wedding, we did not have to worry about a thing. The Essex team did an amazing job with everything and made it a seamless day! The food was delicious and it was nice that our guests could also stay on site. The planning process was so easy with Shana. She was knowledgeable, responsive, and helped us along the way. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!

    Matthew

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  • The Essex Resort & Spa exceeded our hopes and dreams for the wedding. The food was delicious and the staff was very responsive. They really paid attention to the little details, and made the day exactly what we wanted. The atrium was beautiful. It was amazing!

    Nicole

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  • Definitely a great place to get married. You'll get an almost all inclusive package. Most photographers and DJs in the area have already worked there in the past and are familiar with the place and the staff. Emily was our wedding coordinator and she was fantastic. Professional. Flexible. Friendly. Now obviously if you are looking a this place it means you already know it's gorgeous, spacious, quiet and romantic and the location is a big plus. We picked this place in a blink of an eye being stroke by the level of professionalism of Shana and Emily and we weren't disappointed. Sure Emily wasn't always responding within the same day we wrote to her but considering how many weddings they handle over a single week, that's understandable. They were fantastic at setting up the decor following our instructions too. I think the only thing we were disappointed at (you know, the day after, when you reenact everything to see what could have been done differently) was the bridal suit that's kinda... Read more

    Erin

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  • Shana and the team at the Essex were so great to work with and did everything to make our day flawless! Very responsive, detail oriented, and helpful throughout the process. We felt very pampered and lucky to be celebrating with them on our big day!

    Diane

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  • July 24, 2016: My daughter had her wedding at The Ponds (part of Essex Resort) and it was absolutely beautiful. Shana, our wedding planner, helped us with all the details to help make the day a success. Even though our guests had to take a shuttle bus up to The Ponds, no one seemed to mind and everyone was pleasantly surprised to see how pretty the wedding venue was. Our buffet dinner was delicious, the service was excellent, and the lake view was spectacular.

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