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Venues in Sturbridge, MA,
(508) 347-3313

About Us

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

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.

Isabelle S.

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  • Our wedding at the Publick House exceeded our expectations in every way possible. The staff are responsive, knowledgeable and exceptionally professional. They were able to meet our complicated requests with ease. Our day of coordinator, Anthony was amazing, we cannot say enough about him, he made our day perfect. The food and cake far exceeded our expectations and the landscaping ws seasonal and gorgeous. We felt like king and queen.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


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

    $ 500.00

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


    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?


    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

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