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Weddings FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Wedding Venues

We know you have a lot of questions, and if you have a question that isn't answered here, please feel free to call us toll-free at 1-800-727-4295 or email us.

Q: How far in advance should I book my VT wedding or reception?

A: To secure your choice of dates, we recommend you contact our Wedding Professionals approximately a year in advance. The minimum is generally six weeks.

Q: How much will it cost?

A: The Essex is happy to customize your event based on your budget. The cost will vary considerably based on your menu choices, the selection from our venue choices, and other personal touches you desire.

Q: How many people can I invite?

A: The Essex has a number of tastefully-appointed, flexible venues designed to accommodate your wedding and/or reception, with capacities up to 400:

The Essex Resort & Spa Wedding/Reception Facilities

Atrium Ballroom Salons* Boardroom The Ponds**
Dimensions: 49 x 65 56 x 48 23 x 21 ea. 18.5 x 23.5 90 x 54
Sq. Ft. 3185 2688 490 ea. 435 4500
Portable Walls: No No Yes No No
Theatre 325 200 50 250
Classroom 200 150 36 175
Conference 48 48 22 12 48
U-Shape 48 48 22 48
Reception 400 300 40 425
Banquet 200 170 32 250

* Salons I, II, and III have identical specifications and can be combined for a total of 1,474 square feet, with seating capacities of: Theatre – 180, Classroom – 100, U-Shape – 50, Reception – 200, Banquet – 100
** The Ponds is located adjacent to the Bolton Valley Resort, 30 minutes from The Essex Resort & Spa

Q: Can I have my bachelor/bachelorette party at The Essex as well?

A: YES. We will gladly speak with you about planning any special event you desire, from bachelorette party to the ceremony to the reception to rehearsal dinner.

Q: Is there a special overnight rate available for large groups?

A: YES. When you speak with our Reservations Specialists, they can review all the available rates.

Q: Do you offer alternative menus?

A: YES. We gladly accommodate vegetarians, vegans, and individuals who are gluten- or lactose-intolerant. We can also offer a number of selections for people with other specific food allergies.

Q: Will I have somewhere that I can get my hair and makeup done?

A: YES. In the moments leading up to your special day, we offer services to ease your mind and rejuvenate your body. Our Salon experts will work with you to design a program that caters to your every need, including hair consultation, veil fitting, and makeup trials. On the day of your event, enjoy your own specialized makeup application and hair styling, or choose from any of our Bridal Packages.

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