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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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  • 93 Reviews


    Averi

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    5 out of 5
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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!

    User5479255

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  • This Inn is wonderful for a wedding! Everything was beautiful! I couldn't have ask for better service!

    Avery

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  • This luxury resort was absolutely everything that we wanted for our guests and our Wedding! The Ponds was a little peice of heaven in the mountains and perfect for I DOs! We were able to have our cake and eat it too using the hotel for our accommodations! Everyone loved the food , ambience and everything else this amazing place had to offer!!

    Martha

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  • My daughter just had her wedding at this beautiful venue. Even though she used one of the smaller rooms(40 people), her wedding was handled with the utmost care and professionalism. Every detail was taken care of and nothing was overlooked by their amazing and dedicated staff. The grounds of the Essex Resort and Spa are just gorgeous and there is plenty to do as well as plenty of relaxing. We also used their catering which was second to none. The food and hors d'oeuvre were just delicious and plentiful. I would recommend this venue to anyone planning a very special day/weekend.

    User5306004

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    5 out of 5
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  • We just had our daughter's wedding at The Ponds. It was spectacular! The food was amazing and Shana was extremely helpful. The venue is beautiful and everyone had a great time. We at first thought it migh t be out of our budget, but found that they were very flexible and really wanted to help you make their venue work out for you. We did have a "surprise" two days before the wedding (some workmen dug up part of the lawn where the ceremony would be, unknown to the staff). When we told Shana what happened, even though it was her day off, she still organized for it to be all fixed for our rehearsal the next day. I am so glad that we looked into this venue. It was perfect!

    Monica

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    5 out of 5
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  • We planned our daughter's wedding with her fiancee at the Ponds. Over 120 guests were traveling from New York and 15 other states. Sixty guests were from Vermont. As we had so many guests as out-of-towners, we had to plan an extensive weekend. With Shana's help we were able to provide a private dress rehearsal dinner for the bridal party, a welcome reception for the out-of-towners, a bonfire with S'mores after the welcome reception, a Sunday brunch for the morning after. Each event including the ceremony and reception was executed with the utmost of professionalism and service. The food was excellent and our guest stated that, "It was one of the best weddings they had ever attended.". Because the Ponds is not air-conditioned, the room did get warm for the guests but the success of the reception very much outweighed this part. Thank you Shana for making our daughter and son-in-law's wedding weekend the Best Ever.

    Shelby

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Essex Resort and Spa is an amazing place to get married. It's very "Vermont" and the staff is amazing. Shana was our coordinator and I don't think we could have done it without her - she made it so that I didn't have to worry about anything the day of the wedding! The atrium was beautiful, the spa was awesome (though a little expensive). The best thing was that the food was out of this world. Tons of people told me it was the best wedding food they had ever had. I am so happy that we chose the Essex.

    User3993725

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  • We had the incredible pleasure of having The Essex cater our cocktail hour, reception, and make our delicious cake! They accommodated our guests' dietary needs. One of my vegan friends (who has been vegan for 18 years) said that his meal was one of the BEST vegan meals he has ever had. The Essex creates amazing food with fresh, local, and deep flavor. Their entire crew created such an amazing catering experience for us and our guests. I am very proud to have them exist in my home state. I would recommend them to anyone who wants a truly delicious, custom, and rememberable meal!

    laura

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Essex Resort is the Premier place to have a wedding in Vermont. It is modern, classy, elegant, but still the Vermont feel. We were treated with respect, and our Planner, Shana, was great. Our wedding weekend was busy, they were hosting 6 other weddings on and off site. The only negative to that was our planner missed our rehearsal dinner and there was a lot of confusion that evening, that ultimately worked itself out. All in all, a great place and we will go back and spend many more nights there!

    Rose

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  • I had my ceremony and reception at The Essex in late September. Shana was my coordinator and kept in contact with me from the moment we booked the venue to the day of the wedding. I loved that she was easy to talk to and always maintained an air of professionalism, even over the airwaves since we live in Boston. We told her the vision we wanted for our wedding: low key, medium-sized (75 guests), plated dinner, no games or fluff -- just good food, drinks, dancing and company. While I could tell she was used to planning more traditional weddings, she took every request we had seriously and we had a lovely day. I think my favorite part about having my wedding at The Essex was the venue itself. It's a gorgeous Inn with three main buildings, beautiful sprawling grounds, and TONS of amenities. My husband and I got married on a Friday and stayed at The Essex until Sunday, where we enjoyed walking around the grounds in the sunshine, visiting the spa, and having a meal at the chef's table at... Read more

    Lila

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  • We used The Essex as our caterer. First, we talked to Tiffany, then Shane and finally Emily. Emily was great! She made an effort to introduce herself in person prior to the wedding. Emily and The Essex crew were there promptly on the day of the wedding. She also stayed until the end of the wedding to ensure everything went smoothly.

    Rachel

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  • They are wonderful! The wedding coordinator is beyond helpful, and the space is beautiful.

    Julia

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  • I got married at the Ponds...and there is not a more beautiful place to get married. The venue is gorgeous, there was a suite for me to get ready, they have a shuttle to the inn, the food and drink was great, and my coordinator, Shana was out of this world. She was professional, experienced, and on top of everything. Only problems were the staff at the front desk of the inn, and the people scheduling at the salon at the Inn were disorganized, inefficient, and slow, so you need to be patient with them and double check or triple check quite a few times.

    Ali

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  • We had an absolute blast at our wedding, and the customer service was amazing. Our guests raved about their rooms, the food and the fantastic overall venue. Shana went above and beyond for me, as did Karen from the spa. I can't wait to go back!

    AJ

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • I cant even express how thankful I am to have done business with this venue. Shana, one of the wedding planners, was truly a gem. She really made our day the best we could have ever imagined and I will be forever grateful for having her. She went as far as doing something way out of her job description, just to satisfy our wedding party. Something we did not even think about asking her to do...but it truly separated her from the good and put her in a class of her own. She made sure things ran smoothly and again, made things perfect, taking all the stress of the day away from us. She couldnt be recommended anymore highly than I am recommending her and the venue. Oh yea, the Ponds is extremely beautiful up in Bolton, VT, but Shana was the true gem of the day.

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