publick-house.com

  • 277 Main Street (RT 131)
  • P.O.BOX 187
  • Sturbridge, MA, 01566
  • Phone: 508.347.3313 • 800.publick
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Our GARDEN TENT is now up for the Season!
Call today to schedule a site visit!
508.347.7323 ext. 286
Brand New Stone Patio & Restrooms!
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2014 Wedding Specials
Remaining dates discounted...
$38 per person in Paige Hall with the Barn
$50 per person under our Garden Tent

 

2015 Wedding Specials

Our WINTER WEDDING BONANZA begins!
$28 per person for remaining dates in

January, Februay, March & April 2015

 

 

 

Testimonials

Wedding Testimonials

At the Publick House Historic Inn, we want to make wedding dreams a reality.  We truly enjoy being part of this important day in our wedding couples’ lives and take great pride in offering the ideal wedding experience.  We would like to thank our wedding couples who have shared their special day with us and took a moment to send us these kind words.

“We simply can’t say enough about the Publick House and the amazingly beautiful wedding experience there! We’ve received countless positive feedback from guests saying it was the most beautiful wedding they’ve ever seen! From start to finish, Cathy, Lisa and Laura went over and above to help us, and accommodate us with everything. They are, by far, the best staff we have ever worked with. Nothing but the highest marks for the selection & quality of food, how beautiful the room was set up, the amazingly efficient and attentive wait staff, super helpful banquet manager, beautiful clean and historic interior and exterior…everything and everybody made our special day just that…special and perfect. We both feel completely at home at the Publick House.”   Sharon & Steve

“Every single staff member who took part in the planning, preparation, and the festivities on the day of, were more than gracious and accommodating. All of our needs were met and our expectations exceeded! Catherine and Lisa walked us through every step right until the last minute when Karlene and Karen took over. Karlene, Karen, and Josh made us all feel so special and important. They used humor and their professionalism to make our wedding go off without a hitch! I would host another event at the Publick House myself and I would highly recommend it to anyone!”   Meghan & Justin

“The staff was excellent, always around if we needed something yet not overbearing. I was feeling a bit sick and immediately ginger ale, toast, and crackers were fetched for me. The reception went off without a hitch. Everyone commented on how quick the staff was, how delicious the food was, and how beautiful the candy buffet was set up. If I had to go back and plan the wedding again, I would not hesitate to choose the Publick House again. We can’t say enough good things about Charlene, our wedding coordinator for the evening. From the moment she introduced herself to us, we were put at ease about everything. She was very attentive and helpful throughout the entire wedding and event helped us to our room as we had so much to still bring up at the end of the evening. She was outstanding in every way!! At the end of the evening, we said to each other “This wedding was exactly what we had hoped for!!”  
Lori & Stephen

“The staff there is amazing!  I can’t say enough about every staff member at the Publick house.  Everyone went above and beyond to ensure Ross and I, as well as everyone attending our wedding was taken care of.  But specifically Catherine O’Brien ensured that we planned and had the wedding of our dreams.  Josh made all our nerves go away and he ran everything so smoothly.  His assistant Karen was unbelievable.  If I even thought I needed something, Karen was showing up with it before I could even ask for it.  Honestly my comments are not doing these three any justice at all.  I couldn’t have asked for a better day, a better venue or a better staff.  People are still calling us to tell us that this was the best wedding they have ever been to (including their own!).  I honestly couldn’t be happier and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”  Jennifer & Ross

 “Cathy O’Brien was a pleasure to work with. She answered all of our questions and made sure our dream wedding was all we had hoped for. She went out of her way to find answers to some challenging questions we had asked. She always responded to emails or phone calls as quick as she could and was willing to explain things repeatedly until we understood. Josh Reeves did a great job the day of the wedding to make sure everything went smoothly—and it did! The server who really stood out during the wedding day was Jenna. She was always at our side to offer a hand or ask if we needed anything. She went out of her way and did things beyond anything we would have ever expected, and she did it with a smile on her face. All in all we couldn’t have asked for a better day or better people to work with. Thank you all who contributed. We would certainly suggest the Publick House to everyone.”   Bruce & Julie

“Every single staff member who took part in the planning, preparation, and the festivities on the day of, were more than gracious and accommodating. All of our needs were met and our expectations exceeded! Catherine and Lisa walked us through every step right until the last minute when Karlene and Karen took over. They made us feel so special and important. They used humor and their professionalism to make our wedding go without a hitch! I would host another event at the Publick House myself and I would highly recommend it to anyone!”    Meghan & Justin

 “Cathy, Thank you so much for coordinating an incredible wedding. The entire evening was absolutely amazing. The Publick House looked outstanding. The food was excellent. I have to say your staff is wonderful. Josh was so pleasant and made sure everything was perfect. The young lady who was his assistant was a pleasure too. It is no wonder so many people choose to get married there. Everything was remarkable we will remember it always.”   Colleen & Brian

“We were really thrilled from our beginning meetings with Laura to the actual event. The food was sensational and the service, terrific! Karlene and Doreen were outstanding as was the entire staff. You made our day very special! We also can’t say enough about Laura. She was lovely, helpful and really genuinely wanted to please us and make it special. I am now crying!!!   Annie & Bill

“We had an absolutely amazing wedding. The staff was so helpful and organized that my husband and I didn’t have anything to stress over! Thank you guys so much.”   Nick & Christine

“Lisa LaCoste answered all of my questions and always got back to me quickly. Cathy O’Brien was so nice and helped us to get everything organized so we could relax and enjoy our special day. Josh Reeves kept everything and everyone organized—we appreciate all of his hard work! My bridal attendant Charlene was excellent. She was always there when I needed her, but without being intrusive. Everyone was very professional. Great work!!”   Stephanie & Jean-Paul

“I absolutely fell in love with Cathy O’Brien the first time I met her in my initial visit to the Publick House. In my opinion, she sold the venue. She was professional, friendly, everything you could hope for in a wedding consultant. Throughout the year of planning and meeting with her, I only continued to be impressed! I also really enjoyed working with Josh, Karlene, and my bridal assistant, Karen, the days before and during my wedding. They were beyond accommodating and I would recommend the Publick house to anyone seeking a wedding venue in the future. I loved my wedding from start to finish and I can’t ever thank you all enough!!”  Kate & Tom

“We cannot say enough wonderful things about Cathy O’Brien and Kelli. Cathy answered all of the millions of questions we had and was very professional and down to earth each time we met with her. Kelli was terrific on the day of the wedding. She was always around helping us and giving us whatever we needed, but she wasn’t overbearing and knew when we needed to be left alone.”  Brigit & Justin

“Our wedding weekend was exquisite! It was more than we dreamed (and planned) of, and Darren and I could not leave for our honeymoon without conveying our gratitude to you and your entire staff at the Publick House. From the rehearsal dinner to Sunday breakfast, your staff was kind and accommodating, and they particularly made Darren and I (and our families) feel very special. Josh was so attentive to the details of the event, he pulled us back on schedule each time we strayed, and the wedding day went beautifully. We appreciate that we were able to extend the evening by a half hour; we realize that, while this rounded out our night perfectly, it made a long day longer for your team, and the staff was very gracious about it. Your entire team was not only welcoming, but accommodating to the entire “family team” that accompanied Darren and I. From set up to the meals, everyone was kind, helpful, and focused on putting together a great wedding. Additionally, the service at the reception was amazing. Several guests actually made a point of telling me that they have never seen such an attentive and efficient wait staff as we had at the reception, commenting specifically on how quickly each course was served to the entire room, how responsive the staff was to requests, and that, “my water glass was always full!” While Darren and I know that the entire staff was excellent, we had extra contact with these people: Kelli and Peg were both so kind to us (and our families) throughout the weekend. They both spent a great deal of time attending to details and to us. I felt very confident turning the event over to them for execution and it was a wonderful surprise to have Kelli’s special attention during the reception. We felt like royalty, and really enjoyed every minute of it. Additionally, Craig, Justin, and Amber went out of their way to be accommodating to all of us throughout the weekend. And we thank you, Cathy, for meeting with us so many times, and adding all the extra details that made the weekend special. I truly feel like we just experienced the wedding weekend we have been dreaming about for years. I am glowing, we both loved it, and I know that we, as well as our families and friends, will carry these memories far into the future.”   Jennifer & Darren

“Our wedding at the Publick House was wonderful in every way. We had an excellent experience from start to finish. Everyone was incredibly accommodating! The waitress for the bridal party, Karen, was the best I have ever seen. She was kind, attentive, prompt, and more. Please give her our thanks once more. Karlene was also wonderful to work with, and made sure everything was just right. She made me feel completely confident and calm that everything would be wonderful. The entire staff was helpful and friendly. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”   Bethany & Joe

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As we prepare to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, we want to thank all of you at the Publick House for your untiring hospitality. We are especially grateful to Lisa, Catherine, and Josh who made our wedding day so superb. Your fidelity to detail, your grace and your patience allowed us to relish the days as our special occasion approached and savor the day of. We are indebted to you.”  Kerry & Anne

“From start to finish the staff at the Publick House exceeded our expectations. We had about 2 weeks to organize everything and your staff did it with ease and grace. The quality of service from start to finish was amazing. We had great help in planning our menu and the timing of our function. Karlene was great at keeping us calm and on schedule. Additionally, she helped serve as our photographer at times as well. The servers we had were outstanding. We had the wedding of our dreams and owe many thanks to your exceptional staff! We’ll be back to celebrate our anniversary for many years to come!”   Kristy & Jeremy

“From my first contact with Lisa and Laura I was always made to feel that our event was important. I never felt like I was bothering anyone when I needed to ask questions or change food choices. Cathy was patient and supportive and enthusiastic. Josh and his assistant were great also. We got great positive feedback from our guests. I can’t begin to thank everyone enough!”  Susan, Mother of the Bride

“My bridal assistant Kelli was AMAZING! I think she could tell that I was very stressed and nervous, so she was always right there. Josh was also wonderful! The night before I was stressed because I found out there were two extra guests we weren’t expecting. I saw Josh the morning of and I asked him if he could do this, this, and this. He fixed it all perfectly! Everyone was so wonderful and extremely helpful through the entire process. I would definitely recommend the Publick House to everyone!”   Pamela & Steven

“We looked at a bunch of places, and honestly, the Publick House offered the best “bang for the buck” hands down. We were able to keep the cost down with the Winter Wedding Package (which no one else offered), the food selections and quality were second to none, and the Publick House and grounds literally just ooze character and charm! We love historical so the moment we saw it in person, we just knew. Foremost, the Publick House is the complete package and had everything we dreamed of! “  Sharon & Steve

“I can’t say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Catherine O’Brien all year. She made me feel like the only person getting married at the Publick House and I know she was juggling dozens upon dozens of couples. The essence of the Publick House is providing New England hospitality with a sense of home comfort. Catherine embraced that as the face of the catering department, always friendly, professional and one step ahead of every detail. Lisa LaCoste was always friendly and helpful all year with questions and changes to our room blocks. Karen helped ease my nerves in the 10 minutes before the ceremony and was with us as we took photos during the cocktail hour, adjusting my train and being so helpful. Josh Reeves executed the wedding weekend to perfection. After working all year with Catherine, I was nervous about handing the whole show off to someone I hadn’t met yet. But Josh’s professionalism quickly made me feel 100% at ease. He executed all events as if he memorized every customization in the contract—and with only one arm (he was in a sling that weekend).”   Nancy & Adam

“Our experience started with Catherine O’Brien, and she was excellent, always responding to any questions and emails we had for her. On the final appointment we met with Josh Reeves, the banquet manager. He was wonderful, very helpful, and understanding. He answered all of the questions we had. He also spent his time with us making sure our wedding was perfect. On the wedding day Karen was our bridal assistant. Josh’s team put together the hall and it was gorgeous! Our candy table set up was above and beyond what I’ve imagined! They really did a great job! I can’t thank these people enough! The best thing for us about the whole experience is when we look back on our day; we would not change a thing. All the personnel at the Publick House were very accommodating to us and our guests. That really means a lot! We still have family and friends tell us how wonderful everything was, from the food right down to the little details.”  Tracy & Mark

“Our wedding was amazing! Everyone I’ve talked to loved the food, venue and had a blast! Every single detail and request was catered to and handled with friendliness while still being professional. Thank you to the moon and back for everyone’s hard work. It is a day I will remember forever! So many people said it was the best wedding cake they ever had! Thank you, thank you!!"   Andrea & Josh

 “Everyone was wonderful! Lisa, Catherine & Laura were all prompt and helpful, and also really friendly and likeable, through the many months and days leading up to the wedding.  Josh & Jenna (Bridal Assistant) were both awesome on our wedding day. We had a great experience with everything wedding related.   We loved having our wedding at the Publick House. We were able to personalize our wedding to our own taste, while enjoying the Publick House’s own individual style. Thank you! Great Job!”   Patti & Bob

“Your staff is incredible! We had a very small wedding but we were treated as if it were a major event for hundreds of people. Their attention to detail amazed us. It felt great to work with a group that showed genuine enthusiasm about our special day. Cathy O’Brien was great. Planning the wedding felt less like business, but more like planning with a friend who really cared about our happiness, with every detail. On the wedding day itself, our flowers were not there when planned. Our florist had written down the wrong time for our wedding. Josh called them multiple times to get it resolved, and our flowers arrived in time for the ceremony. He saved the day! I really can’t say enough about your staff. Everyone was very pleasant and attentive. Our wedding day was excellent and we’d like to say thank you to your staff for their important part in making it that way. We would recommend The Publick House to anyone as a fantastic place to get married!”   Sandra & Chad

“I couldn’t ask for anything more from the Publick House. They did such an amazing job. I had several family members and friends say it was the best wedding they ever attended. Thank you for all your hard work.”   Laura & Ryan

“Everyone was wonderful!! It was the perfect wedding weekend. Thank you all so much.”   Mariah & Marc

 “The wedding team was amazing. Cathy O’Brien was so helpful, professional, and organized. We had an amazing experience and beautiful wedding.”   Karli & John

“Cathy O’Brien answered all of my bridal questions with quick responses. Karlene and my bridal assistant made our day wonderful. I didn’t even have to think. They managed the event with great skill and style. My every want and need was quickly taken care of.”   Jessica & Toby

“Greg and I were so pleased with our experience at the Publick House. Thank you for everything. We put together a little review and please feel free to use it for whatever! Thank you so much for making our wedding so wonderful!! My husband and I did a lot of research before settling on the Publick House for our wedding reception and the day of the wedding we knew we made an excellent choice. Once I arrived at the Publick House to get ready, they allowed us to get ready, and Josh made sure we had everything we needed. Josh kept poking in throughout the day, and to make sure if we need something he was there. Charlene, our assistance for the day met us as we arrived after the ceremony. I cannot say enough about Charlene, we loved her!! She treated us like royalty and was very personable. She certainly made sure we had everything we needed, and really helped make sure we never stressed about anything! If you want no stress for your wedding day please go to the Publick House. They took care of everything and made sure the day went smooth!!”   Melissa & Greg

 “The first thing I wanted to commend was a staff member who assisted me and the rest of the wedding party, Jenna. She went above and beyond the entire day by checking in on us constantly, helping find a missing flower, re-busting my dress when I couldn’t find my maid of honor and more! The next day at brunch everyone was talking about how awesome and helpful she was and you are lucky to have her!  Secondly-me and my husband wanted a huge party where we just got married in the middle of it and you guys certainly let that happen-the bar staff was awesome!  Lastly, I wanted to end by saying that all the guests at our wedding talked about how it was the most beautiful, fun wedding they have ever been to! Me and Ryan think back to it every day and it turned out perfectly! We can’t wait to come back for our first anniversary and many to come! Thanks to all of the staff at the Publick House.”   Jamie & Ryan

 “We toured so many venues in New England but only fell in love with the Publick House. And I was a bride who thought she’d only be happy with a coastal wedding in Maine. I ended up far from the ocean in Central Mass and for a key reason: Catherine O’Brien. From the moment we sat down at our first appointment, the experience was different than other venues. Catherine wasn’t selling a standard, cookie-cutter package to us. She wanted to listen and hear what we were looking for and how the Publick House could make it happen. I immediately felt comfortable with her and confident in the Publick House service. It was a pleasure working with her and the entire staff. “   Karen & Josh

“Charlene was incredible! All the weddings I have been in have never seen a bridal assistant so conscientious and helpful! She was so friendly and just awesome!”   Julie & Jon

“By far this was the best choice. You all made this day very special. James was by her side and was there when we had questions – he was awesome. He kept us on time and every part of the wedding moving along. It was a beautiful venue. All of the staff was exceptional and went beyond my expectations.”   Camila & Heefor

 “People often dream of having the perfect wedding but rarely does it become a reality. Because of the hard work of you and your staff, we were able to have a dream wedding for our one and only child! Our heartfelt thanks to you and your staff for all of your hard work. Everything was perfect – the food, the beautiful room, and the incredible wedding cake! The staff was gracious and professional, especially James and Charlene, and went out of their way to accommodate all of our guests.”   Jane & Jeff, Parents of the Bride

“We loved James! He was fantastic. He was very personable and willing to do whatever it took to keep us happy. We were also very pleased with Charlene. She kept everyone calm and also very personable. Catherine O’Brien and Lisa Lacoste were wonderful at keeping up with and answering emails. They were very prompt. Everybody else that we dealt with was great as well. We had the best time and only have great things to say about the Publick House. Thank you very much!”        Maria & Matt

 “We loved the garden tent; it was different than the usual golf courses and banquet halls. Plus, it was nice to be able to step outside to the Red Barn patio, essentially having two different venues for the cocktail hour and the reception.
Jessica & Edgar

“Kelli and Josh were both fantastic. Cathy was also extremely helpful for all of my flustered end week calls. Everyone raved about the location, service and food.”    Angela & Jeremy  

 

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