Essex Club

100 Pennslyvania Avenue
Brentwood, NY 11717Directions


With resplendent garden views, a picturesque gazebo and a magnificent ballroom, Essex Club sets the scene for an extraordinary wedding. Set amidst 50-acres of rolling greens and perennial gardens, the quaint country club can be customized to the setting of your dreams. Each window of the ballroom looks out onto the verdant landscape of the 18-hole golf course, a backdrop to enhance any occasion. Wedding ceremonies may be held at either the garden gazebo or the ballroom fireplace, both providing beautiful photo opportunities to capture the moment you say “I do.” We only host one event at a time, so you’ll be sure to receive individualized attention and privacy on your special day.

Company History

Founded in 1890, Lessing’s Hospitality Group is a sixth-generation, family-owned company comprised of over 120 locations throughout the Northeast and Florida. Lessing’s caters approximately 1,500 weddings annually and operates 16 wedding and catering venues. In addition, the company operates 10 full-service restaurants, over 80 corporate and academic dining centers, nine Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza franchises and a historic inn. Steeped in over 125 years of tradition, but adapting to a constantly changing industry, Lessing’s Hospitality Group’s focus is on providing each bride and groom with unique, personalized experiences and remarkable hospitality.

Guest Capacity



  • Bridal Suite
  • Reception Area
  • Indoor Event Space
  • Covered Outdoor Event Space
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Liability Insurance
  • Nearby Guest Accommodations
  • On-Site Ceremony
  • On-Site After Party Location
  • One Event at a Time
  • Wi-Fi
  • Valet
  • On-Site Day of Coordinator

BOLI Love!

This place did an amazing job at an incredibly afforadable price. Plus they do a package deal which worked out so well for us. I loved it and I was so happy i chose them.


We had the best wedding everything was exactly how we wanted it. Our day was magical we couldn't have asked for a better place to get married.


It was the best decision I ever made to pick this place the staff are fantastic and maître d’was the best he really did a fantastic job it was wonderful couldn’t asked for more. Thank you Essex Country club made my dream come true it’s truly amazing wedding

Leslie P.

Our Family and friends keep telling us how beautiful our wedding was. From the food to the staff. Everything was PERFECT!
Jessica, the manager was very nice and accommodating. She knew what to ask us to make everything go smoothly Rob was exceptional! My bridal attendant was awesome and sweet! The food was great! The rest of the staff was terrific! This is the wedding that I had envisioned and i thank everyone for making it come true.

Jeanick M.

Had my engagement party at Essex Club and everything was absolutely amazing. My family and friends are still talking about how great everything was from the food to the staff to how nice the venue was. everything was so perfect and i would highly recommend to anyone planning an event! 10/10 experience.

Adam B.

We LOVED the Essex Club. Jessica was so amazing and easy to work with and she really made my vision come to life. The venue doesn’t look like much when you visit but it really transforms into such a beautiful place to celebrate. It’s definitely one of the more affordable venues on LI but nothing about it seems or looks cheap. The food was AMAZING. Everyone raved about it. The day ran totally smoothly. Jessica used extra florals they had around that matched our colors to make the place even more beautiful. You will absolutely not regrets having your wedding here. It was the best day of our lives. I could talk about how amazing it was for days.

My fiancé and I booked our wedding at Essex Club yesterday and we just wanted to show them some love! Jessica was an absolute pleasure to work with; she was very helpful and patient with us as we asked her to print out a few different pricing scenarios and to swap out certain things for certain other things. She worked with us to offer a Saturday evening price that we could reasonably afford, and she included a few nice upgrades at no charge. Anyone who is looking for an affordable but beautiful venue should seriously consider looking here! 
Emma T.

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