4302 Bolton Access Road
Bolton Valley, VT 05477
Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, The Ponds at Bolton Valley is a magical backdrop for your perfect Vermont wedding. The Ponds, a part of the Essex Resort & Spa, 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.
Building on its unique standing as one of the country’s only culinary resorts, The Essex strives to ensure that its passion for food is at the root of everything it does. Food & Beverage Director Arnd Sievers is a certified European Master Chef, one of less than a hundred in the world. Executive Chef Shawn Calley is a repeat winner of the Top Chef of the Champlain Valley. Together, they invite you to delight in a complimentary personal tasting, helping you select the menu sure to leave your guests speechless.
The Essex Resort's full-service Spa, Salon, and Fitness Center welcomes you with a full menu of unique experiences and fabulous basics. Sneak away by yourself for a few moments of peace and calm, or gather your entire bridal party together for a day of relaxing fun in your private lounge. Updos and makeup? Of course! You will be pampered from head to toe with custom-designed packages that will guarantee your pictureperfect wedding. And there’s always our oversized outdoor hot tub for celebrat