Publick House Historic Inn is a classic venue located in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Couples will be surrounded by the beautiful countryside at this full-service inn and bed and breakfast. Whether you're having an intimate ceremony or a grand reception, this venue can accommodate both. Publick House Historic Inn provides experienced wedding consultants to make sure your vision becomes a reality.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 250 guests at this rustic inn. For your reception, you can choose Paige Hall, which is a grand ballroom with cathedral ceilings, large palladium windows, chandeliers and a wall of windows that overlooks their patio and gazebo. It can also be combined with their Historic Barn for additional seating. The barn contains the original horse stables and loft window where hay used to be kept. If you prefer an outdoor celebration, they offer their Garden Tent. It has a stone paver floor, a brick walkway, two chandeliers and beautiful lighting. For an outdoor ceremony, they offer their Garden Gazebo, Hillside Arbor or The Meadow. Publick House Historic Inn also has multiple smaller rooms, for more intimate celebrations.
This full-service, New England destination venue has been a part of the wedding industry for over 240 years. They've won WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award for 2013 through 2018. Their full-time wedding consultants will help you with your menu selections, timeline of events, wedding cake design, seating plans and more. Their services include:
Ebenezer Crafts opened the Inn in 1771 as a gathering place for Sturbridge residents and travelers near Boston Post Road. Through the years, they've welcomed guests such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and General Lafayette, as well as Bill Murray, Susan St James and John Travolta. They pride themselves on their hospitality and their delicious food from their 18th century Bake Shoppe.
177 Reviews for Publick House Historic Inn
Recommended by 97% of couples
80 User photos
Isabelle Savage · Married on 08/10/2020
A perfect day to mark the beginning of our life together
Our wedding at the Publick House exceeded our expectations in every way possible. The staff are responsive, knowledgeable and exceptionally professional. They were able to meet our complicated requests with ease. Our day of coordinator, Anthony was amazing, we cannot say enough about him, he made our day perfect. The food and cake far exceeded our expectations and the landscaping ws seasonal and gorgeous. We felt like king and queen.Sent on 10/27/2019
Kelley McDonough · Married on 02/22/2020
A seamless dream!
The Publick House was simply tremendous from start to finish! They coordinated every detail and made it so I had no worries or stress on my wedding day. There was another wedding happening in the morning before mine and I never would have known it. Staff members introduced themselves to me early in the day and checked in often to ensure all was going well and that I didn’t need anything. All I had to worry about was getting ready and they did all the rest. They had me drop off all decor, favors, etc earlier in the week and they set everything up and cleaned it up as well. All the food was wonderful and our guests were very pleased with their meals and cake. Cathy and Anthony S coordinated everything flawlessly and the day went without a hitch thanks to them! I would HIGHLY recommend the Publick House to anyone looking to get married or hold an event!Sent on 03/21/2020
Sarah McCormick · Married on 01/11/2020
Our experience at the Publick House exceeded every expectation! From the moment we first visited to leaving the day after the wedding, everyone was so communicative and friendly. We couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect day, and that is mostly due to the amazing staff at the Publick House. Cathy O'Brien answered all of our questions beforehand, and Jon and Paige were so attentive on the day of. The food was amazing and the hall was decorated so beautifully for the holidays. We would highly recommend the Publick House!Sent on 04/20/2020
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