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.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Katelyn Despres · Married on 10/27/2018
Everyone at the Publick House was amazing. So nice and professional. They all helped make our day perfect. They kept everyone on time and coordinated everything perfectly. They were very attentive and quick if we needed anything. All of our guests complimented us on picking such an amazing venue for our wedding day. Even with the nor’easter ruining the initial plan for ceremony outside publick house still made sure our ceremony was perfect. I completely forgot that the original plan was to have it outside. The whole place is gorgeous. The food was amazing. They customized our cake perfectly.
Jennifer · Getting married on 10/13/2019
The Publick House was amazing! Our outdoor tent wedding was everything we dreamed it would be. The team they have for weddings is unlike anyhing I have ever seen. They know what they are doing!
Nick Cinea · Married on 12/30/2018
Perfect Wedding day at Publick House
Let me start by saying The Publick House surpassed all expectations and did an A+ job on our wedding day. My wife and I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out.
We visited the Publick House for Thanksgiving dinner in 2017 and fell in love with the venue and its staff. We were impressed by how accommodating, friendly and hard-working all the staff members were; and we loved the food and famous sticky buns. We knew right away that the Publick House was where we wanted our winter wedding to be.
The Publick House is especially beautiful with its winter décor! From the Christmas tree and string lights in Paige Hall to the snowflakes hanging in the barn, the setting is mesmerizing and beautiful!
Now back to the staff: they were incredible to work with! Everyone from management to servers went out of their way to make sure we and our guests were taken care of. The Publick House also works to make wedding planning easier for couples by providing optional oil lamp centerpieces and the wedding cake.
We can’t say enough positive things about our wedding day at the Publick House. Our family and friends loved the Publick House just as much and we do. My wife and I have already decided to make it a tradition to return to the Publick House every year on our anniversary!
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