Functions and Charters


Becky Thatcher Riverboat

Breathtaking views from the Becky Thatcher riverboat set the stage for a memorable party, wedding, rehearsal dinner, family reunion, or corporate event. Our riverboat, a Connecticut River Valley fixture, is available for daytime and evening charter, May – October – Riverboat Charters


Essex Clipper Dinner Train

The Essex Clipper Dinner Train is available for groups, private parties and chartered events. Whether it’s a family gathering, rehearsal dinner, wedding, or corporate affair, the rhythm of the rails and our attentive staff transport you back to the day when rail travel was king and “dinner in the diner” was a delicious special occasion – Essex Clipper Dinner Train Charters



The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat provides quintessential New England charm and the perfect backdrop for your special day. Reserve the intimate Oliver Jensen Gallery, or the spacious River Valley Junction Hall for your Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, or both.


Events at Essex Station

We’ve got the perfect location for your family reunion, business function, group meeting, or celebration. Rent the Oliver Jensen Gallery or the River Valley Junction Hall, enjoy our catering services, or add in a Steam Train & Riverboat ride – Rent Our Facilities