The Essex Resort and Spa Wedding VT
Jaclyn Schmitz Photography

The Essex Resort and Spa Wedding VT

We were so lucky that the sky was perfectly clear that night. Laura and Jared didn't want a lot of portraits - in fact, they requested I don't spend more than 15 mins on their photos - but a starry night shot was THE one wedding photo they absolutely wanted. They didn't care that they had to leave their reception, stand in the pitch black and cold, and shine a cellphone on their faces so my camera could focus. Because of their awesome cooperation and a little weather luck, this photo became a reality.

Laura and Jared chose The Essex Resort and Spa for their wedding because it offers all the accommodations and amenities you could want in one location. The property boasts a large number of contemporary hotel rooms, a cute gazebo for outdoor wedding ceremonies, a spa, pool, yoga rooms, fine dining restaurant Junction, wood-paneled bar The Tavern, and even cooking classes from professional chefs. All of this is topped with the resort's pièce de résistance: the Atrium!

The Atrium can easily fit 100+ guests, is air conditioned, and has incredibly high ceilings with windows spanning nearly the same height. The white ceiling and walls allows you to plan a contemporary or modern wedding. In Laura and Jared's case, this allowed them to add incredible uplighting in Fall colors of red and orange, provided by Premier Entertainment and Events.

Location: 70 Essex Way, Essex Junction, VT 05452.