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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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    Alyssa

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  • The wedding was beautiful, the Essex was able to move our ceremony from the Salon to the Atrium after the weather turned rainy. The food was fantastic! The servers were very helpful and went out of their way for us and our families. The planning part, was the rockiest. It was difficult to get quick responses to our questions and it felt like details that were related to our wedding planner, got lost in the shuffle. At the reception, one of our tables was still two place settings and chairs short, while they added an extra table that wasn't needed with 8 chairs and settings. It ended up being a beautiful, smooth running day despite all the frustration beforehand.

    Anne

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  • Our wedding was beautiful. The food was fantastic! I thought everything went as planned until the day after, when I realized they had flaked on several items in our contract as well as items we had discussed with our wedding coordinator. I had enjoyed working with the coordinator & it felt like we were on the same page. At the reception, our mignardise plates of desserts and coffee and tea were never served. Additionally, before the ceremony, the "library" was not set up for our Ketubah signing, and we actually had to ask a hotel guest to leave the room (he was on the internet). It ended up being a beautiful, smooth running day despite all of this.

    User1174724

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  • We do not recommend having your wedding at The Essex. We had ours at The Ponds which The Essex directly runs. We were detailed oriented and provided the wedding coordinator and the general manager our list of details many times in which they promised to do exactly what we wanted but did not follow through on many details such as presenting our food the same way it was presented in the tasting. The wedding coordinator said she was "too busy" to come and let our florist in on the wedding day. They also threatened to shut down our reception as a friend of ours jumped in the pond to get our grandfathers camera. They are many other complaints we have, but we will stop there. On the positive side, it is a beautiful venue and our guests were happy with the presentation.

    Anya

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  • We, also, would not recommend dealing with the Essex for your wedding. We had ours at the Ponds and were caught in the transition of changed ownership since the Essex has just bought the Ponds for Bolton Valley. We were assigned Stacey from the Essex as our wedding planner and I have no idea if Stacey is a reflection of the actual Essex or not, so please keep in mind that my review is based on working with her and thus may not be reflective of everyone at the Essex. I planned my wedding from Texas and she never returned my phone calls. When she did call me about two months before the wedding it was to tell me that all the restaurants at the hotel would be closed and I could buy buffet dinners for them if I wanted to make sure they were fed. Already at my budget limit, I could not imagine what to say to my guests when there was no where for them to eat (and if you know Bolton Valley it's not exactly in a bustling town so I was counting on the restaurants there for out of town guests wh... Read more

    Heidi

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    5 out of 5
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  • They did a great job doing everything I asked and helping it be a stress free day for me. They made sure all my little details were done and the night was magical. They really took care of everything since the service was also held there.

    Krista

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    5 out of 5
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  • We live in Indiana and chose the Essex, quite honestly, by the chocolate cake on their website. that was the initial reason anyway. once we dug deeper we felt very comfortable with the Essex. However, as with any destination, site unseen, wedding venue we were a bit anxious. Once we arrived at the front entrance of the Essex all of our cares were put at ease. It was perfect, everything was absolutely perfect! the staff was incredible, the food was fantastic and the scenery was gorgeous. Stacy, our wedding coordinator was superb. Very reassuring and accommodating. The girls at the spa were great too. The wait staff, the rooms, everything... We plan to return for our 1 year anniversary.

    Tracy

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    5 out of 5
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  • I could not be more happy with having out wedding at The Essex. Stacey was their everytime I had a question. The food was great and they did everything they could to make our wedding go smoothly. The down side was I didnt have all my paper lanterns hung I guess they ran out of string but their was more hung for a wedding the next day. You pay to much money to have them hung so just make sure they use them all. The cake you take home for your first anniversary didnt look like what my cake for the wedding looked like so we didnt save it and will have one made next year. Other then that they did a great job.

    Amanda

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  • Thanks to the staff at the Inn at Essex we were worry free. They did a great job of capturing our every thought and putting to the decorations as well as the wedding cake. I would have not wanted a better location and place to have our wedding reception. They were very accomadating to our needs and how many rooms we needed for our guests. Thank you so much to the Inn at Essex!!!

    Kellie

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  • An excellent location, with awesome staff and service! I would recommend the Inn at Essex to anyone looking for a personal, intimate wedding!

    Erin

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  • My wedding was absolutley beautiful! I cannot be more thankful for the work they put in! They were extremely helpful! Everything was perfect!

    Brooke

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Inn at Essex did a beautiful job for our wedding reception. Everything exceeded our expectations. Mimi did a great job guiding us through everything. Once they took all of our "stuff" from us a few days before the wedding, we did not have to worry about anything. Most of our guests stayed at the Inn with us and the rooms were fantastic and reasonably priced. The food was awesome and the cake was beautiful.

    Ellen

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  • The staff at the Inn were always available to us, We had ordered our flowers from an online vender and the staff arranged all of our flowers for us. We felt like Kings and Queens on ou wedding day. We DID not have to worry about anything. Our Wedding cake was included in the package and the food was incredible.

    Stephanie

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  • The Essex was great. The one thing I didn't like was the fact that the person assisting us changed halfway through the process. However both women were great, and it went smoothly. I would recommend this location to anyone. It was beautiful and fun and perfect for us.

    Sarah

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  • My reviews would be higher had it not been for the wedding planner. Most of the issues in quality, responisiveness, etc. were due to her lack of communication between myself and the culinary school. I should note that the food was great despite the confusion. I have heard that she has since been replaced (thank goodness!) I do have to say that the upper management was very apologetic and ended up giving us a generous discount after the wedding. They also were very competitive in their pricing and were a great value for the budget.
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