The Essex Resort & Spa

70 Essex Way Essex Junction, VT
Max Capacity: 400 people
The Essex Resort and Spa is a full service wedding venue located at the foot of Vermont's Green Mountains. Just 7 miles from Burlington International Airport, The Essex is a "one stop shop" for your wedding weekend. We offer intimate to larger rehearsal dinners, private bonfires and welcome receptions, weddings and elopements, and even a farewell brunch to send your friends and family home happy and full! With 120 overnight accommodations on property, a full service Salon and Spa, two restaurants to keep people well fed, Tennis Courts, indoor and (seasonal) outdoor pools, outdoor hot tub, fitness facilities and an 18-hole executive golf course just across the street, we offer everything to keep your guests entertained and hopefully coming back for years to come. There are several indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces all of which are enveloped by our manicured grounds and herb and vegetable gardens.
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Event Spaces
Boardroom
Junction
The Atrium
The Ponds at Bolton Valley - Off Site
The Salons
Timber Room
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Location
Amenities
  • 18-Hole Golf
  • 9-Hole Golf
  • Air Conditioned
  • Fitness Center
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Golf Course Onsite
  • Guest Washer/Dryer
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • High Speed Internet
  • House Keeping
  • In-Room Service
  • Indoor Pool
  • Laundry/ Dry Cleaning Service
  • Non-Smoking
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Pets Allowed
  • Spa
  • Sporting/Recreational Facilities
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • AAA Lodging Rating: 3 Diamonds
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Yes
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 350
  • Nearest Airport: 6-10 miles
  • Nearest Public Transportation: 1-5 miles
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 10
  • Number of On-Site Restaurants: 2
  • OHG Classification: Superior First Class
  • Parking: Parking Open Lot On-site
  • Proximity of Nearest Ski Area: 6-10 miles
  • Proximity of Neighboring Golf Course: Less than 1 mile
  • Special Features: *Hands-on culinary classes
  • Total Exhibit Space (Square Feet): 5,000
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 5,650
  • Total Number of Guest Rooms: 120
  • Year Built: 1989
  • Year Renovated: 2012
Colchester, VT  
Capacity: 65
$12-$35 per person
Spare Time is the region’s premier family entertainment center featuring 36 lanes of bowling, a full service restaurant and sports bar, catering services for in-house private parties, a new game zone with over 50 of the industry’s most popular games, and a brand new state-of-the-art, 2-level laser tag arena. Conveniently located in Colchester, Vermont, Spare Time is just off exit 16 of Interstate 89 near Costco, four miles north of Burlington. Our upstairs balcony room overlooks our City Sports Grille Restaurant and accommodates up to 65 guests. This space is perfect for all sorts of private events, including corporate parties, surprise birthdays and rehearsal dinners. We offer appetizer and cocktail events or full dinner buffets or plated sit-down dinners. Our $250 minimum food purchase waives any room fees associated with this space. Cash bar, open bar, or drink tickets are all available for 25+ guests with the built-in bar window located in the room. We invite you to review our catering menus easily found on our website, under “eat & drink” and “party menus.” A $100 non-refundable credit card deposit will reserve this space for you. This upstairs space is not handicapped accessible. Parking is very easy, just off of Lower Mountain View Drive. Please contact us should you have further questions about our private balcony space here at Spare Time Entertainment.
Middlebury, VT  
Capacity: 300
With beautiful views inside and out, our Mill Street location on the banks of the Otter Creek, features traditional and contemporary fine art in the heart of Middlebury, Vermont. Our historic building overlooks the stunning Middlebury Falls and offers a backdrop of classic beauty and simple elegance. Host your cocktail hour or your entire event on the expansive, 1800-square foot, covered deck, or inside our idyllic, light-filled gallery. Our close proximity to Burlington, the shores of Lake Champlain, and the Mad River Valley makes Edgewater Gallery ideal for a destination event at any time of year. PLANNING A WEDDING? Our event space is perfect for hosting your wedding ceremony, reception, and/or rehearsal dinner. The gallery is located within walking distance of the following churches in Middlebury: Congregational Church, United Methodist Church, Memorial Baptist Church, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Unitarian Universalist Society, and Havurah Jewish Congregation. Photo Credits: James P. Blair and Barrie Fisher Photo
Burlington, VT  
Capacity: 750
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, offers both the best view in Burlington and a unique, interesting venue for any event. Each ECHO ceremony, reception, or brunch is truly unforgettable thanks to a mindful eco-friendly philosophy and the more than 70 species of live animals surrounding you and your guests. Whether your tastes are classic and refined or funky and offbeat, let our events staff make your celebration the best it can be. Located just one block from several outstanding hotels and walking distance from the Church Street Marketplace, ECHO provides a traditional reception inside your own private Vermont attraction. Call us at (802) 864-1848 ext. 127 to speak with an Event Manager who can help you create the event of your dreams!
Charlotte, VT  
Capacity: 750
$30 per person
The Old Lantern Inn & Barn is located at Charlotte, VT. It is an 8000 square-foot Adirondack-style post and beam structure. Its frame was relocated from its original location in Jericho, Vermont in 1962. The Old Lantern has a stage, bar, and the largest maple dance floor in the state. There are four restrooms and room for over 350 people. Excellently situated, the Old Lantern is only 11 miles from Burlington, and 15 from Middlebury. There is plenty of parking, and acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Walk down the road for breathtaking views of the lake. Old Lantern has been a very popular country location for weddings, dances, concerts, banquets, special events and gatherings of all sorts. There are two rooms available Available seven days a week, you can plan business meetings, seminars and retreats around the Old Lantern's spacious facilities. Located on 9 beautifully landscaped acres, The Old Lantern is immediately adjacent to a scenic overlook with views which are among the best in Vermont.
Northfield, VT  
Capacity: 100
$100-$300 per event
A truly special place to have any type of event. Nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains in Vermont, this former summer camp offers indoor and outdoor space for gatherings of 10 to 100 or more, and comfortable, year-round accommodation for up to 30 people, and more in the summer months.
Waitsfield, VT  
Capacity: 250
Mad River Barn is an Inn, Restaurant, and Pub located in Waitsfield, VT. Recently voted one of the 7 Best New Hotels in Ski Country by Outside Magazine, Mad River Barn offers family-friendly lodging and dining with proximity to some of the best recreational activities in the state of Vermont. Known for its hip, rustic decor, Mad River Barn provides a unique experience for weddings, family reunions, baby/bridal showers, corporate retreats, and many other functions.