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On WeddingWire since 2008

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 room, 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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Event rentals
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware


History
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.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

9

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Inn/B&B

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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Reviews of Publick House Historic Inn

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4.8 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
4.8 out of 5 rating
203 Reviews
96% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
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The Publick House is highly recommended as a wedding venue. Reviewers praised the beautiful grounds, stunning decorations, and attentive staff. They appreciated the inclusive packages and helpfulness of the wedding planners, who went above and beyond to ensure a seamless and stress-free experience. The food and service were also highly regarded. Some minor issues with accommodations were mentioned, but overall, reviewers were extremely satisfied and would book the venue again.

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The Publick House is highly recommended as a wedding venue. Reviewers praised the beautiful grounds, stunning decorations, and attentive staff. They appreciated the inclusive packages and helpfulness of the wedding planners, who went above and beyond to ensure a seamless and stress-free experience. The food and service were also highly regarded. Some minor issues with accommodations were mentioned, but overall, reviewers were extremely satisfied and would book the venue again.

Weddingwire
4.8/5 203 reviews
Google
4.4/5 2569 reviews
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Shannon M. Sent on 01/29/2022
4.6 out of 5 rating

Wonderful, professional wedding venue

The Publick House and specifically its "day of" event staff were even better than we could have expected. Jon, the banquet manager, was a true professional and incredibly on it. Lexi, our wedding assistant, was kind and reassuring. She always kept our drinks full and our wedding party happy!
With all this said, the communication from the sales staff prior to my event was average at best... But, don't let that hold you back from hiring this venue. The day of staff blew us away!
My mother and father in law got COVID the week of the wedding and they organized and helped us zoom them for the ceremony and reception. The entire night and morning of the staff were constantly checking in on me to make sure everything was going smoothly!
For the reception, the food was exceptional - just like the tasting. Their house made cake was a guest favorite. If I could get married all over again, I would book the Publick House a second time!
Kara
Kara H. Sent on 04/18/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best and Most Stress Free Wedding!

We had the best wedding at the Publick House! We didn't want to plan much, and Diana and the team there made everything so easy and stress-free! On the day of, Dennis and Savannah were amazing, making sure we could just enjoy our day with no worries! All of our guests had a great time - from the food, to the service, to being able to walk back to their rooms after open bar! They even recommended a DJ that we loved. The price and value was excellent, and I wouldn't change a thing!
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Amanda Sent on 12/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Wedding Ever!

When I say book this venue DO IT! My husband and I always knew we would get married here but didn’t realize how truly amazing they are. Allison is absolutely fantastic, she is caring, friendly and tells you exactly how things will go. We had no idea they would actually help you with everything!!!
Danielle and Savannah were also amazing. To the point were they bustled my dress. After a day of stress they quite literally made our day. My husband and I chose to relax during our cocktail hour and they brought us our appetizers the whole time. The best venue ever
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Awards

203
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Real Weddings

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Kaiti & Brett
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Publick House Historic Inn frequently asked questions

Publick House Historic Inn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Publick House Historic Inn includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The space offered by Publick House Historic Inn for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B
Publick House Historic Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Publick House Historic Inn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
Publick House Historic Inn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
Publick House Historic Inn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories
Publick House Historic Inn is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.7 in average response time.

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