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 97% of couples
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Jennifer · 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!Sent on 09/01/2017
Taylor Nugent · Married on 09/28/2019
Best venue for a wedding
We got married here on September 28th and I couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere els! First off the grounds are beautiful well kept. The staff is more then amazing! They went above and beyond for us making sure we were comfortable and enjoying our day! During the planning process they were very responsive through emails and phone calls! We highly recommend Publick House for your wedding venue!!Sent on 10/11/2019
Danielle · Married on 09/21/2019
The Perfect Day
We just had our wedding at the Publick House on 9/21/19 and everything was absolutely amazing!! We fell in love with this venue the day we drove in to view it and were sent on our way with a bag of sticky buns! Every question I had leading up to the big day was answered by Catherine O’Brien with such kindness and professionalism. The day of could not have been any more perfect. Allison and Sabrina were so attentive, patient, and so down to earth that our day truly went flawless and amazing. I was told that I was “the queen of the day” and these two ladies definitely made me feel that way. The way the barn and Paige Hall were decorated surpassed our expectations. Our guests all raved about how beautiful everything was and how wonderful the food was especially the cake. We know we made the right choice about where we were going to get married from the second the day started. Thank you to all that were involved we appreciate it all from start to finish. ~Danielle and Jeff WallenSent on 10/06/2019
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