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Functions & Charters

Functions and Charters

No matter what your event is, Essex Steam Train & Riverboat can make it extra special with a variety of choices. From the Riverboat to the Dinner Train, to our grounds and facilities, Essext Steam Train can make your event the talk of all your friends!



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.


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.



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.


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.