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Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat offers a variety of special wedding packages that are thoughtfully curated to deliver you the wedding of your dreams! Please view our great wedding packages below.

 

Oliver Jensen Gallery

The Perfect Indoor Ceremony Space

The Oliver Jensen Gallery is a bright, 1,000 square foot private room featuring wooden floors and
white walls adorned with rotating art and photography exhibits. The gallery is an ideal space for intimate
ceremonies of up to 110 guests. This option includes:

  • Up to 110 padded back/bottom chairs (set up included)
  • Center aisle for wedding party processional
  • Sound system with speakers & microphone (works with iPod)
  • Floor plan available here
  • Call for pricing and date availability!

River Valley Junction Hall

Large Indoor Ceremony Space

River Valley Junction Hall is perfect for a larger ceremony of 110-200 people. With 2,100 square feet of open space, this option includes:

  • Up to 200 padded back/bottom chairs (set up included)
  • Center aisle for wedding party processional
  • Sound system with speakers, microphone (works with iPod)
  • Floor plan available here
  • Call for pricing and date availability!

Becky Thatcher Riverboat

A Unique Wedding Destination

The MV Becky Thatcher is a 70′ Mississippi-style riverboat that comfortably holds 220
passengers for sightseeing cruises, cocktail receptions and onboard sit-down affairs, offering a unique wedding experience for couples and their guests. Cruise down the Connecticut River and take in the beauty of the region and your special day!
This classic vessel includes 3 decks:

  • Main Deck: Carpeted, cocktail bar forward, restrooms and stairwell located aft
  • Second Deck: Carpeted, stairwell to top deck located aft
  • Third Deck: Open promenade deck with a view of the stars
  • View deck plans here

Wedding Receptions

Premium Buffet Wedding

 

Stationary Cold Appetizers:
(select 2)
Chips & Salsa – Fine Cheese & Crackers – Cheese Spread & Crackers –
House Cheese Spread & Crackers – Cut Fruit Bowl – Whole Fruits – Vegetarian Antipasto Skewer
Stationary Hot Appetizers:
(select 3)
Wings – Nacho Bar – Meatballs w/ sauce – Chicken Cornucopia –
Chicken Cordon Blue Bites – Stuffed Mushroom Caps – Scallops wrapped w/ Bacon – Beef or Chicken Satay (contains peanut sauce)
Soup:
(select 1)
Clam Chowder – Corn Chowder – Split Pea – Macaroni & Cheese –
Chili – Minestrone – Broccoli & Cheese – Seafood Bisque
Prepared Salad:
(select 1)
Pasta – Potato – Macaroni
Leaf Salad:
(select 1)
Leaf Salad – Spinach Salad with dressings
Entrée:
(select 2)
Sliced Roast Beef – Beef Tips w/ Gravy – Grilled Chicken – Chicken Parmesan – Baked Tilapia, each includes Chef’s choice of vegetable, starch and dinner rolls
Dessert:
(select 2)
Sliced Chocolate Cake – Sliced Cheesecake – Neapolitan Minis – Carrot Cake Minis – Cheesecake Minis – Cream Puffs – Éclairs – Cut Fruit including Coffee Bar

 

Buffet Wedding

 

Stationary Cold Appetizers:
(select 2)
Chips & Salsa – Fine Cheese & Crackers – Cheese Spread & Crackers –
House Cheese Spread & Crackers – Cut Fruit Bowl – Whole Fruits – Vegetarian Antipasto Skewer
Soup Option:
($2.00 per person 1)
(select 1)
Clam Chowder – Corn Chowder – Split Pea – Macaroni & Cheese –
Chili – Minestrone – Broccoli & Cheese – Seafood Bisque
Leaf Salad:
(select 1)
Leaf Salad – Spinach Salad with dressings
Entrée:
(select 2)
Sliced Roast Beef – Beef Tips w/ Gravy – Grilled Chicken – Chicken Parmesan – Baked Tilapia, each includes Chef’s choice of vegetable, starch and dinner rolls
Dessert:
(select 1)
Sliced Chocolate Cake – Sliced Cheesecake – Neapolitan Minis – Carrot Cake Minis – Cheesecake Minis – Cream Puffs – Éclairs – Cut Fruit including Coffee Bar

Details

  • 20 – 200 guests
  • 4 hour standard reception
  • 5′ round tables
  • DJ or small band welcome
  • For additional information, questions, or to arrange your wedding / reception, please contact Pam Amodio at 860-767-0103 ext. 217 or email events@essexsteamtrain.com