Essex Resort & Spa 

Venue | Accommodations

The Essex Resort & Spa offers two beautiful wedding venues (see below for details), gracious accommodations, a full service spa and salon, renowned catering, and several activities for guests to enjoy. 

In Their Own Words:

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 at the Atrium, East Lawn or The Farmhouse at Sunset Pond, 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.

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.

A new, state-of-the-art wedding venue, The Farmhouse at Sunset Pond,  is currently under construction onsite and is slated to open in 2024. This venue will provide a stunning backdrop for ceremonies and receptions, setting the stage for unforgettable memories.

Essex Resort & Spa has been nominated for the Seven Daysies Best Wedding Venue of 2024!


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.

Spa at The Essex:

Our full-service Spa ranked one of the regions best. The Spa at The Essex 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.


On average, couples spend $2,000 – $8,000 to reserve The Essex Resort & Spa for their wedding. (This pricing varies based on the month, date and day of the week chosen for your wedding) This site fee includes the space for a 5 hour reception, white garden chairs for your ceremony and all-natural wood Chiavari chairs for your reception, your choice of tables, white or ivory table and linen napkins, silverware, stemware, glassware and dishware. The site fee also includes all labor to set up, break down, and execute your event. Prior to your wedding, our experienced Event Managers will be available to assist you through your planning and will ensure a flawless wedding on your wedding day. Contact us for pricing details specific to your celebration!

Gallery Photo Credits: 2-4. Colette Kulig Photography, 5 – 7. Dear Dahlia Photography, 8. Amelia Marie Photography

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