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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Amenities
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Indoor Pool
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 350
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 10
  • Special Features: *Hands-on culinary classes
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 5,650
  • Year Renovated: 2012
Serving the Essex Junction, VT Area
Capacity: 65  
$16-$38 /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 events, a game zone with over 50 of the industry’s most popular games, and a state-of-the-art, 2-level laser tag arena. Spare Time Entertainment offers two types of event spaces: A lanes party to include bowling and catering services or a party in our Sky Box function room, which features a full service bar, stone fireplace, rectangular tables, and accommodates up to 65 guests with a 25-person minimum. We offer 3-hour appetizer and cocktail events in the Sky Box as well as full dinner buffets or 3-course plated sit-down dinners. Conveniently located in Colchester, Vermont, Spare Time is just off exit 16 of Interstate 89 near Costco, four miles north of Burlington. Visit us online at sparetimecolchester.com.
Serving the Essex Junction, VT Area
Capacity: 1000  
$1,500-$1,750 /event
Originally built as a vaudeville theatre, the Strand Center Theatre dates back to 1924 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside the Theatre is a mezzanine room with bar, easily usable for a meeting or reception prior a concert. We have an Arts Gallery space in our Arts Center that can hold 80 for dinner and 150 without tables. If you are interested in using the Strand Center Theatre for a special event, wedding, performance, speaking engagement or group event, please complete our STRAND CENTER THEATRE FACILITIES REQUEST FORM on our website.
Serving the Essex Junction, VT Area
Capacity: 150  
$250-$3,000 /event
The Community Sailing Center is a lively hub on the shores of Lake Champlain, less than a mile from downtown Burlington, VT, where community members and visitors gather to laugh, learn, and play on the lake together. The CSC was founded in 1994 as a place for the community to connect with the lake and each other, where sailing and paddling are tools that enrich people’s lives, teach valuable life lessons, offer a unique educational experience, and instill a sense of ownership in one of Vermont’s most valuable natural resources - Lake Champlain. In 2017, the Community Sailing Center completed construction of the first new building on the Burlington Waterfront in over 20 years. Starting in 2018, this beautiful new facility is available to the community to rent for gatherings and events. Be one of the first to celebrate your special occasion in this purpose-built, Net Zero building and support our mission to provide lake access, recreation, and education for all.
Serving the Essex Junction, VT Area
Capacity: 250
 
$20-$40 /hour
4 multi-use spaces available to rent for concerts, weddings, parties, classes, meetings, dances. Capacity of 250 people. Dance floor, sound, lights, kitchen, free parking, accessible. Smaller rooms available for rehearsals, private lessons, smaller classes.
Serving the Essex Junction, VT Area
Capacity: 165  
Have your wedding or other event on our grounds, conveniently located in Williston, VT, minutes from I-89 Exit 11. Setting features a restored Chittenden 1790s colonial house,16 acres of open space, gardens, picnic area and parking. We would love to be the host of your wedding, baby shower, anniversary party, birthday party, celebration of life event, and more. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Serving the Essex Junction, VT Area
Capacity: 100  
$250-$300 /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, and comfortable, year-round accommodation for up to 30 people, and more in the summer months.