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Since 1771, the Publick House has been the site of countless dream weddings, special events and celebrations, successful meetings, and some revolutionary good times. Today, the tradition continues.

The Publick House will make your event special. We offer a unique mix of rustic atmosphere, colonial charm and hospitality, and a location easily accessible for all your traveling guests. From weddings to sales meetings to corporate retreats to showers and birthday parties, Publick House will provide the perfect setting with your choice of 9 historic private banquet rooms.

Ideal for a mid-size gathering, this charismatic room with its unique barrel vaulted ceiling and wall of window seating overlooks our front patio.  You'll find no finer place for an intimate dinner meeting or reception. This room’s name remains The Ballroom in memory of its legacy, where the ladies and men gathered for formal parties and dancing.  An original 1771 flag is hung on the wall.

Size

17′ x 40′ (680 sq. ft.)

Banquet Style

Seats up to 40 people.

Conference Style

Seats up to 30 people.

Classroom Style

Seats up to 30 people.

Theatre Style

Seats up to 60 people.

Located at the front of the Inn, this room has lots of privacy and natural light and is ideal for a small gathering or private dinner. In 1771, this room was the men’s smoking room.  Men of the town would gather and discuss the latest news and current events while playing their favorite card game.

Size

15′ x 15′ (225 sq. ft.)

Banquet & Conference Style

Seats up to 10 people.

Enjoy the beauty of this room’s wood-burning fireplace and bay window with access to our front patio.  It is the perfect mid-size to large room for social celebrations and small weddings.   Business meetings have the flexibility of a classroom, U-Shape or hollow square set-up with plenty of room, as needed for audio equipment. This room was named after the founder Col. Ebenezers Crafts for all the hard work that he did for the Sturbridge area as well as Publick House Historic Inn.

Size

22′ x 36′ (792 sq. ft.)

Banquet Style

Seats up to 50 people.

Conference Style

Seats up to 35 people.

Classroom Style

Seats up to 35 people.

U-Shape Style

Seats up to 30 people.

Theatre Style

Seats up to 70 people.

Ebenezer's Tavern

The Tavern is located on the lower level, outside the Bake Shoppe.  It is open for lunch and dinner, and is used for our overnight guests to enjoy their complimentary morning pastry and coffee. This room can also be utilized for a private function with prior approval.  The atmosphere has maintained its 18th century ambiance adorning oversized wingback chairs, comfortable couches by the fireplace, and the vintage brass beer taps and rum barrels.

Size

Banquet Style

Seats up to 65 people.

Stonewalls and flower gardens surround this Gazebo located on our beautiful tent grounds.  It offers outdoor lighting and electricity for music connection if needed.

Size

Our white framed tent with side walls and clear arched windows sits from May through October at our garden tent area in the back of the Inn.  It has a stone paver floor, brick walkway entrance, two chandeliers and perimeter rope lighting. Your tables, white chairs, linens and oil lantern centerpieces are all included with renting our tent. The natural beauty of our Red Barn Patio adds a unique flare to the garden tent area, making it the perfect venue for cocktail receptions, weddings, outdoor gatherings, reunions and business outings.

Size

50′ x 60′ (3000 sq. ft.)

Banquet Style

Seats up to 220 people.
With a 16′ x 20′ Dance Floor

Add Ons

An additional tent can be added to hold larger events.

Tent accessories are available such as:

  • lanterns
  • ceiling liner
  • heaters
  • fans and air conditioners

(additional fee may apply).

Perfect for your outdoor ceremony, this arbor overlooks our beautiful stone walls and perennial gardens.  Its red brick walkway begins at the front of the Inn and continues alongside the perennial garden path to the gazebo. It offers outdoor lighting and electricity for music connection if needed.

Size

Our most popular private room is ideal for board meetings, business and social events or a quaint family dinner.  The walls are adorned with hardcover books from days gone by.

Size

12′ x 18′ (216 sq. ft.)

Conference Style

Seats up 10 to 12 people.

This grand ballroom features post-beam cathedral ceilings, large palladium windows, magnificent chandeliers and a greenhouse wall of windows that overlooks our patio and hillside gazebo. Our weekend events in this beautiful room embrace weddings, anniversary parties and social events.  During the week, it is a popular meeting space for corporate events, with flexibility to set-up classroom style, U-Shape or a hollow square. Years ago, Paige Hall was the outdoor deck of the Inn and enclosed in the 1960’s to create a large ballroom. During the great depression, repairs to the aging Inn were sorely needed, almost closing its doors. But thankfully a gentleman named Richard Paige saved the Inn by purchasing it with a win in a card game, keeping the chain of the Inn’s hospitality alive.

Size

36′ x 49′ (2274 sq. ft.) Main Level

Banquet Style

Seats up to 200 people, 160 with dance floor.

Classroom Style

Seats up to 115 people.

Conference Style

Seats up to 50 people.

U-Shape Style

Seats up to 50 people.

Theatre Style

Seats up to 250 people.

Note

This room can be used along with the historic Barn for additional seating, break-out areas and receptions.

Pineapple Room

The pineapple is the symbol of welcome and hospitality and that's what your attendees will experience in this charming room.  It is perfect for mid-sized social and business gatherings. The Pineapple Room was the original sitting room for the Inn to welcome guests as they relaxed by the fireplace.

Size

15′ x  31′ (465 sq. ft.) Main Level

Banquet Style

Seats up to 30 people,

with 4 – 6 people at each table.

Conference Style

Seats up to 25 people,

with one long table.

Enjoy the warmth of home in your own private dining room with a gas log fireplace. Located at the front of the Inn, this room is perfect for a family gathering, social celebration or business luncheon. Its name is derived from the timeless elegance and beauty of the pumpkin pine paneling that adorn its walls.  This room was originally the general store, where you could buy sugar, thread, tea, eye glasses, nails or anything else of necessity.  This was a popular stop on the stage routes for travelers passing through the area.

Size

12′ x 26′ (312 sq. ft.) Main Level

Banquet & Conference Style

Seats up to 20 people.

Ebenezer's Tavern

The original restaurant of the Inn from 1771 is open seven days a week, serving full breakfasts, hearty lunches and home cooked dinners.  Enjoy the cozy fireplace and a feeling like you've stepped back in time.  This room can also be utilized for a private function with prior approval.  Small business meetings held in other private rooms can break out for lunch or dinner here. The Tap Room got its name after its innkeeper who was so robust, that he could lift a barrel of rum and drink directly from the bunghole or a.k.a. TAP.  The large fireplace is indicative of the size needed to do all the work of a major business.  It has a central beam running over the source of heat from which chains were hung with pots of water, stew, or candle wax.

Size

35′ x 41; (1435 sq. ft.) Main Level

Banquet Style

Seats up to 100 people.

Buffet Dinner

Seats up to 80 people.

Theatre Style

Seats up to 200 people.

Ballroom

Ideal for a mid-size gathering, this charismatic room with its unique barrel vaulted ceiling and wall of window seating overlooks our front patio.  You'll find no finer place for an intimate dinner meeting or reception. This room’s name remains The Ballroom in memory of its legacy, where the ladies and men gathered for formal parties and dancing.  An original 1771 flag is hung on the wall.

Size

17′ x 40′ (680 sq. ft.)

Banquet Style

Seats up to 40 people.

Conference Style

Seats up to 30 people.

Classroom Style

Seats up to 30 people.

Theatre Style

Seats up to 60 people.

Card Room

Located at the front of the Inn, this room has lots of privacy and natural light and is ideal for a small gathering or private dinner. In 1771, this room was the men’s smoking room.  Men of the town would gather and discuss the latest news and current events while playing their favorite card game.

Size

15′ x 15′ (225 sq. ft.)

Banquet & Conference Style

Seats up to 10 people.

Crafts Hall

Enjoy the beauty of this room’s wood-burning fireplace and bay window with access to our front patio.  It is the perfect mid-size to large room for social celebrations and small weddings.   Business meetings have the flexibility of a classroom, U-Shape or hollow square set-up with plenty of room, as needed for audio equipment. This room was named after the founder Col. Ebenezers Crafts for all the hard work that he did for the Sturbridge area as well as Publick House Historic Inn.

Size

22′ x 36′ (792 sq. ft.)

Banquet Style

Seats up to 50 people.

Conference Style

Seats up to 35 people.

Classroom Style

Seats up to 35 people.

U-Shape Style

Seats up to 30 people.

Theatre Style

Seats up to 70 people.

Ebenezer's Tavern

Ebenezer's Tavern

The Tavern is located on the lower level, outside the Bake Shoppe.  It is open for lunch and dinner, and is used for our overnight guests to enjoy their complimentary morning pastry and coffee. This room can also be utilized for a private function with prior approval.  The atmosphere has maintained its 18th century ambiance adorning oversized wingback chairs, comfortable couches by the fireplace, and the vintage brass beer taps and rum barrels.

Size

Banquet Style

Seats up to 65 people.

Garden Gazebo

Stonewalls and flower gardens surround this Gazebo located on our beautiful tent grounds.  It offers outdoor lighting and electricity for music connection if needed.

Size

Garden Tent

Our white framed tent with side walls and clear arched windows sits from May through October at our garden tent area in the back of the Inn.  It has a stone paver floor, brick walkway entrance, two chandeliers and perimeter rope lighting. Your tables, white chairs, linens and oil lantern centerpieces are all included with renting our tent. The natural beauty of our Red Barn Patio adds a unique flare to the garden tent area, making it the perfect venue for cocktail receptions, weddings, outdoor gatherings, reunions and business outings.

Size

50′ x 60′ (3000 sq. ft.)

Banquet Style

Seats up to 220 people.
With a 16′ x 20′ Dance Floor

Add Ons

An additional tent can be added to hold larger events.

Tent accessories are available such as:

  • lanterns
  • ceiling liner
  • heaters
  • fans and air conditioners

(additional fee may apply).

Hillside Arbor

Perfect for your outdoor ceremony, this arbor overlooks our beautiful stone walls and perennial gardens.  Its red brick walkway begins at the front of the Inn and continues alongside the perennial garden path to the gazebo. It offers outdoor lighting and electricity for music connection if needed.

Size

Library

Our most popular private room is ideal for board meetings, business and social events or a quaint family dinner.  The walls are adorned with hardcover books from days gone by.

Size

12′ x 18′ (216 sq. ft.)

Conference Style

Seats up 10 to 12 people.

Paige Hall

This grand ballroom features post-beam cathedral ceilings, large palladium windows, magnificent chandeliers and a greenhouse wall of windows that overlooks our patio and hillside gazebo. Our weekend events in this beautiful room embrace weddings, anniversary parties and social events.  During the week, it is a popular meeting space for corporate events, with flexibility to set-up classroom style, U-Shape or a hollow square. Years ago, Paige Hall was the outdoor deck of the Inn and enclosed in the 1960’s to create a large ballroom. During the great depression, repairs to the aging Inn were sorely needed, almost closing its doors. But thankfully a gentleman named Richard Paige saved the Inn by purchasing it with a win in a card game, keeping the chain of the Inn’s hospitality alive.

Size

36′ x 49′ (2274 sq. ft.) Main Level

Banquet Style

Seats up to 200 people, 160 with dance floor.

Classroom Style

Seats up to 115 people.

Conference Style

Seats up to 50 people.

U-Shape Style

Seats up to 50 people.

Theatre Style

Seats up to 250 people.

Note

This room can be used along with the historic Barn for additional seating, break-out areas and receptions.

Pineapple Room

Pineapple Room

The pineapple is the symbol of welcome and hospitality and that's what your attendees will experience in this charming room.  It is perfect for mid-sized social and business gatherings. The Pineapple Room was the original sitting room for the Inn to welcome guests as they relaxed by the fireplace.

Size

15′ x  31′ (465 sq. ft.) Main Level

Banquet Style

Seats up to 30 people,

with 4 – 6 people at each table.

Conference Style

Seats up to 25 people,

with one long table.

Pumpkin Room

Enjoy the warmth of home in your own private dining room with a gas log fireplace. Located at the front of the Inn, this room is perfect for a family gathering, social celebration or business luncheon. Its name is derived from the timeless elegance and beauty of the pumpkin pine paneling that adorn its walls.  This room was originally the general store, where you could buy sugar, thread, tea, eye glasses, nails or anything else of necessity.  This was a popular stop on the stage routes for travelers passing through the area.

Size

12′ x 26′ (312 sq. ft.) Main Level

Banquet & Conference Style

Seats up to 20 people.

Tap Room

Ebenezer's Tavern

The original restaurant of the Inn from 1771 is open seven days a week, serving full breakfasts, hearty lunches and home cooked dinners.  Enjoy the cozy fireplace and a feeling like you've stepped back in time.  This room can also be utilized for a private function with prior approval.  Small business meetings held in other private rooms can break out for lunch or dinner here. The Tap Room got its name after its innkeeper who was so robust, that he could lift a barrel of rum and drink directly from the bunghole or a.k.a. TAP.  The large fireplace is indicative of the size needed to do all the work of a major business.  It has a central beam running over the source of heat from which chains were hung with pots of water, stew, or candle wax.

Size

35′ x 41; (1435 sq. ft.) Main Level

Banquet Style

Seats up to 100 people.

Buffet Dinner

Seats up to 80 people.

Theatre Style

Seats up to 200 people.