The Ponds is located on the water’s edge and surrounded by 5,000 acres of Vermont forests and mountains. The panoramic views from every window, a Great Room with vaulted ceilings and a spectacular river stone fireplace create an upscale wilderness elegance for every function. As a part of The Essex Resort & Spa, The Ponds offers the amenities of the only AAA Four-Diamond resort in the Greater Burlington area. The Essex is a true destination, offering a full-service Spa and Fitness Center, cooking classes in Cook Academy, and dining in Amuse and The Tavern. Plus, The Essex offers inviting accommodations in 120 rooms and suites. Whatever the size of your Vermont wedding we will ensure that your style shines through with thoughtful planning and attention to detail.