Essex Station 1 Railroad Avenue • Essex • CT 06426


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • This charming train station has been beautifully refurbished to highlight its rich historical architecture, and offers a host of fun options for both weddings and rehearsal dinners.
  • With its golden wood flooring and rotating collection of art, the Oliver Jensen Gallery is an awesome spot for a ceremony or intimate reception, while the Dickinson Bottling Plant's spacious, open floor plan makes it ideal for larger parties.
  • For a true memory-making experience, treat your guests to a dinner aboard one of the station's vintage Pullman cars, or load your entire party aboard the beautiful Becky Thatcher riverboat for a celebration trip along the river.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Ceremony Fee
  • $1,000/event
  • Ceremony fees include white garden chairs, a rehearsal with coordination, a water station for guests, and setup & breakdown.

Package Prices
  • $120–180/person
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Package chosen
  • All packages include:

    • 5-hour reception
    • Passed and stationary hors d'oeuvres
    • 4-hour open bar and champagne toast
    • Customized dinner package
    • Coffee & tea service
    • Complimentary tasting for the wedding couple
    • Tables, chairs, linens and napkins, and standard rentals

    Upgraded packages may also include private use of the dressing suite, additional food options, Chiavari chairs, and more.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 22%
Additional Info
  • Additional unique venue options are available for your event!

    • Essex Clipper Dinner Train – three restored Pullman dinner cars, perfect for intimate weddings or rehearsal dinners
    • Becky Thatcher Riverboat – short train ride to depart from nearby Deep River, perfect for rehearsal dinners
    • Adventure Private Yacht – yacht with custom woodworking and multiple open-air and enclosed seating areas, a full bar, and customized menus


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 300 300
Reception Seated 220 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 0.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Unique
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • River
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Loft / Warehouse / Industrial

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Panoramic


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