The Essex is "Vermont's Culinary and Spa Resort" and between the spa and the food, you will certainly feel special during your time at The Essex! The Essex is the area's only AAA Four Diamond Resort and our top pick for Burlington Vermont weddings.
The spa includes two pools, outdoor hot tub, and cardio/strength center, massage treatments, body treatments, and facials.
On the food front, Chef Shawn Calley of Amuse defended his title and was awarded 6th Annual Top Chef of the Champlain Valley in August. Not to fear, Chef Calley and his staff can deliver the menu of your dreams for your special day.
The staff at The Essex can accommodate from 4 to 400 guests with an atrium, a ballroom, and spacious, meticulously maintained grounds. 120 recently renovated rooms and suites are available for overnight guests and the experienced wedding professionals at The Essex will help guide you through all phases of wedding planning including rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception... even bachelor/bachelorette parties! If your dream is a Burlington Vermont wedding that includes being pampered with fine food, spa treatments, and first class accommodations, The Essex is your place!
Burlington, which sits on scenic Lake Champlain, is Vermont's largest city with almost one third as many people as the entire state. Home to the University of Vermont, Burlington is a vibrant city in a state largely defined by smaller towns. The Church Street Marketplace is a thriving downtown pedestrian mall not to be missed.
The bustle of the day extends into the night with Burlington's club scene, and a variety for Vermont attractions await visitors in the greater Burlington area. . Waterfront Park has been called the jewel of Burlington, and the Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center is a great way to learn about the lake and the area.
Chartered in 1763, Burlington gained early traction as a port of entry and trade center due to its proximity on the lake. With the opening of the Champlain Canal in 1823, the Erie Canal two years later, and then the Chambly Canal in 1843, this activity increased with goods going from boat to train and vice-versa. Burlington became a busy lumbering and manufacturing center.
Today the largest employers in the region are Fletcher Allen Hospital and the university however there are numerous manufacturers in the region as well as locations to hold your dream Vermont wedding!
Any bride in Burlington MUST visit Lake Champlain Chocolates... see how they make them, and wait until you taste them! Commemorate your dream Vermont wedding with a trip to the Vermont Teddy Bear Company! There is simply so much to see and do in the Burlington area, you will definitely want to take some time to explore, and the best way to get that time is to trust your Vermont wedding to experienced professionals!