Weddings

Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center

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About

Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center is an idyllic hotel wedding venue located in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. This waterfront venue provides couples with a charming and cozy wedding setting to host their friends and family. The outdoor ceremony area boasts an incredible backdrop where newlyweds can capture memories of their special day in front of the lake. The venue is within walking distance of many incredible sights and activities. Couples can take a romantic walk to Cedar lake where they can enjoy an evening by the fire pit. The old Sturbridge Village’s living history museum offers a great resource to learn more about the history of the city. Families can also spend time skiing at Wachusett Mountain or enjoy thrill rides and live entertainment at Six Flags New England. Set within its own glorious grounds, the hotel has everything couples may need for the perfect wedding day. The beautiful trees and lake that surround this wedding venue act as a picturesque backdrop for memorable photoshoots and sentimental moments. Evenings can be spent at the outdoor terrace with loved ones, surrounded by breathtaking views and calming sounds.

Facilities and Capacity

Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center is a lakeside resort, perfect for an indoor or outdoor ceremony and reception. This conveniently located resort is set on 15 acres of scenic grounds and offers a Grand Ballroom, Junior Ballroom, and Lakeside Tent. This venue can play host to a variety of wedding styles, from traditional, cultural, civil ceremonies to civil partnerships. Inside, the rooms and suites are all decorated with traditional New England furnishings and modern essentials. The expansive ballroom features low hanging chandeliers, which emit a soft light, lending a warm atmosphere to any gathering. Boasting 35,000 square feet of event space, enhanced by exquisite waterside views, this venue is ideal for both romantic moments and picturesque photoshoots. This venue also offers a fitness room and heated indoor pool allowing guests to relax and pamper themselves before the big day. Guests can delight in traditional Massachusetts scrod and steaks at the Oxhead Tavern, and cap a satisfying day with drinks at our VIP lounge. With a private beach, paddle boats, miniature golf, beach volleyball, horseshoes, and water activities, this hotel is where memories are made.

Services Offered

Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center hopes to ensure that your wedding day is the perfect start to your future together. A range of packages is offered to couples celebrating their wedding day at the grounds. Throughout the planning process, you will have the undivided attention of experienced wedding coordinators and a skilled culinary team. They will be there to help ensure everything is tailored to your tastes. Whether you are choosing from one of the excellent wedding packages or creating something completely bespoke, you will have the wedding you’ve always dreamt of.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

Yes

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

$750

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
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)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

10

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Beach
Hotel
Resort
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

25 Reviews

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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Gina Married on 05/29/2021
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    Absolutely Wonderful

    I had my wedding reception here this past weekend. I also held my rehearsal dinner and morning after breakfast here too. This hotel was so great to work with. Their wedding coordinator Denise was so kind and helpful throughout the whole experience. She gave us her professional opinion but made sure we didn’t get anything we didn’t want.

    Even though Covid they did whatever they could to help us. They allowed us to move our date one year later and didn’t charge us extra for it or anything.

    The staff was so accommodating right down to the day. We we’re supposed to be under the lakeside tent but due to inclement weather they were able to move our reception to the terraces by the pool. I highly recommend you use the terraces. They are so beautiful and you can get some really nice wedding pictures there. The food they served was phenomenal. I had their oven roasted chicken and it was so juicy and flavorful. I was super impressed.

    The rooms themselves were pretty nice. I stayed in the presidential suite and it was awesome. It had a living room, mini kitchenette, two bathrooms and a bedroom with a king sized bed. It was the perfect place for my bridesmaids and I to get ready.

    Overall I could not have been happier with our experience.
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    Heather Married on 06/11/2016
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    I sent an initial email to the Sturbridge Host Hotel in September 2013, looking to get more information about their wedding packages. My husband and I didn't end up getting married there until June 2016.

    There were a few staff changes over the course of the time we worked with the hotel, but everybody was always super friendly and willing to work with us to help make sure the day was exactly the way we envisioned it. Rebecca and her staff were SO easy to work with. She sometimes took a day or two to respond to emails, but always apologized and responded back with ALL of the information I'd requested.

    The forecast was a little iffy for wedding day, but Rebecca kept me in the loop the entire time and let me be part of the decision making process. We decided to move everything inside at the last minute, but she and her team pulled it off and many of our guests didn't even realize that that was the backup plan! She was there for anything and everything on wedding day - she even ran across the street to pick up lunch for us so that no one's hair got ruined in the rain!

    We planned our wedding for much longer than most couples are even engaged, but Rebecca never once made us feel weird about it. She loved that many of our ideas were "offbeat" or otherwise outside the box. Everybody we dealt with the entire weekend was so friendly - one of the servers even went into the kitchen to fill my MOH's water bottle when we couldn't find anything besides a vending machine!

    Accommodations-wise, everything was as expected. We LOVED the balcony and had our first married coffee together overlooking the lake. The grass was well maintained and the parking lot was clean. We knew that wedding food would be delicious, but the breakfast buffet was equally satisfying.

    We were here several times for other events before the wedding and will DEFINITELY be back again.

Awards

  • 25
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Pricing

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Team

Lise Hunt
Lise Hunt
Director of Sales

Lise has been wedding sales since last 35 years. She is always there to help couples to make their experiance unforgatable at Host.

Lise will make sure that, what evere best ways to make your event excellent.

Map

366 Main Street Sturbridge, MA, 01566
508-690-4138
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Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center?

Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Beach
  • Hotel
  • Resort
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center for wedding events?

Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center offer?

Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center offer for wedding events?

Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center have available for wedding events?

Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.8 in value, 4.7 in quality of service and 4.6 in average response time.

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