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Publick House Historic Inn

Sturbridge, MA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.8 out of 5
192 reviews
$12k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$12k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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.

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

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
Cake
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Set Up

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

192 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5

125 User photos

  • Celeste
    Celeste I. Married on 10/31/2021
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    Gorgeous, affordable venue

    We had our wedding there 10/31/21! Cannot recommend this place enough as a perfect wedding venue! It's not only gorgeous, it's affordable, the food is absolutely delicious so is the wedding cake, and the staff goes above and beyond the entire weekend! Our wedding was magical in no small part due to how attentive Publick House is. We didn't have to stress about anything the whole weekend, they took care of everything! They even ordered orange soda for my husband's "signature drink", he was so happy! If you're on the fence about having your wedding here, DO IT! You won't regret it.
  • Kate
    Kate D. Married on 10/23/2021
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    Amazing wedding

    Our wedding day it was a picture of perfection. The Publick House was amazing to work with. They were so helpful through the whole entire process, even when we had to make changes to the table arrangements two days before the wedding. The Publick House is such a charming venue. Their grounds are gorgeous and perfect for a fall wedding. We had our wedding reception in the tent which was stunning and indeed kept our guests warm for having a fall evening wedding. The staff was so friendly. The food was so good! My guest thoroughly enjoyed it. I didn’t have to worry about a single thing on my wedding day. They put me a ease and I was able to be in the moment and joy the entire day. There’s not a single thing I would change and I would have my wedding at the Publick House over and over again. Whenever I had a question they were very responsive. Your customer service is excellent and they are very professional and coordinating your wedding day. I cannot thank them enough for making my wedding day absolutely perfect. I wish I could relive it over and over again. There is no doubt that we will be back to the Publick House for a visit. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone.
  • Abby
    Abby Married on 10/17/2021
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    Wonderful wedding

    We had a wonderful experience getting married at the Publick House! From the beginning through the day of the wedding, the staff was supportive, helpful, and friendly. We would 100% recommend a wedding here to family and friends. Special thanks to Shauna, Dimarco, Allison, and Danielle for their help! Multiple guests told us this was the most fun wedding they have been to

Awards

  • 192
  • 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

  • Kelli & Andrey
    49 photos · 09/14/2018
  • Janna & Sam
    18 photos · 09/09/2018
  • Meg & Mike
    45 photos · 01/05/2018
  • Pam & Mike
    78 photos · 12/09/2017
  • Kaiti & Brett
    41 photos · 10/08/2017

Map

277 Main Street Sturbridge, MA, 01566
5083473313
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Publick House Historic Inn frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Publick House Historic Inn?

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

At Publick House Historic Inn, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Publick House Historic Inn includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

What are the most important characteristics of Publick House Historic Inn in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Publick House Historic Inn for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Publick House Historic Inn for wedding events?

Publick House Historic Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Publick House Historic Inn offer?

Publick House Historic Inn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Publick House Historic Inn offer for wedding events?

Publick House Historic Inn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Cake
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Publick House Historic Inn have available for wedding events?

Publick House Historic Inn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Publick House Historic Inn and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Publick House Historic Inn is recommended by 94% 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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