Our beautiful 18-acre resort 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 at The Ponds, you'll enjoy catering from our expert chefs and the impeccable service The Essex is known for.
The Atrium is a stunning, modern room with gorgeous views. This primarily white room highlights your floral centerpieces and any other pops of color you choose to add. The Atrium features floor-to-ceiling windows on three walls that overlook the East Lawn, lush gardens and our organic vegetable and herb farm. This space is perfect for a rehearsal dinner, luncheon or elegant wedding.
The Ponds at Bolton Valley is The Essex’s exclusive off-site event facility. The Ponds is surrounded by 5,000 acres of Vermont forests and mountains, providing a beautiful and unique backdrop for your photos. Enjoy panoramic views from every window, a great room with vaulted ceilings and a spectacular river stone fireplace in this elegant yet rustic setting.
Say your vows under a beautiful white gazebo for a luminous outdoor wedding in the gardens of the East Lawn.
We also offer a tasteful ballroom for large events, and smaller salons for intimate affairs.
Our 120 guest rooms include everything from traditional accommodations to spacious two-bedroom suites, and many rooms include whirlpools and fireplaces. Your guests will enjoy our proximity to the Burlington International Airport, Greyhound bus station, and Amtrak station, and our round-trip shuttle service makes the visit that much easier. Plus, the bustling downtown scene of Burlington, alive with culture, history, and art, is just minutes away.
Our full-service Spa and Salon, ranked among the best in the world, will beckon you to enjoy the tranquil essence of Vermont.
Explore our grounds and work up an appetite to enjoy dinner at one of our on-site, acclaimed restaurants or take a hands-on cooking class at Cook Academy. Our renowned chefs love to share their passion for food and are patient, supportive instructors who guide you step by step through the preparation of a delicious meal.