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Event Themes: Prepare to be Inspired

A few of The Essex’s corporate party ideas that your team will be talking about well into next quarter.

Farmers Market

The Essex’s Atrium and East Lawn are transformed into your very own Farmers Market for a private event. Stations include local breweries and food vendors, while creative apps – like chocolate-covered maple bacon, mini-grilled cheeses, and assorted mini-quiches – are passed. Live music and a cartoon artist add to the farmers market flair.

Summer Bash Total Takeover

Your group takes over the resort and can choose from different summer-themed activities to partake in around the property, like swimming, biking, tennis, basketball, chair massages, wine and beer tastings, lawn games, and much more.

Downton Abbey

The resort recreates Downton Abbey’s Yorkshire country estate set in 1912, including a giant farmers market of era-appropriate vendors (cheese, bread, and butcher shops) and resort hallways filled with other peddlers. Guests can also dress up in period attire.

Takeover Overnight

Your group takes over the resort for the night and includes activities like a hypnotist, photo booth, and black-light volleyball on the tennis courts. The indoor pool transforms into “The Dive In,” where guests play games and watch a movie while floating in the pool (plus hot tub access). 

Off-Site Thanksgiving Luncheon

The resort can prepare a whole Thanksgiving spread – salad, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie – and serve it at any off-site venue your group books.