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The Publick House in Sturbridge, Massachusetts is very well-known for weddings.   The charm and comfort of both the indoor and outdoor spaces at our historic venue lend themselves well to a wedding.  But did you know that the Publick House is also a great location for a meeting?  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Publick House is a unique and different venue to hold your corporate outing, annual conference or CEO lunch.

Conference Room Ready for a Meeting

The Publick House has knowledgeable and professional event planners who will help you select the appropriate room based on your expected number of guests and room set-up requests. The catering menus are specifically designed to cater to your meeting needs, from a continental breakfast featuring famous pecan sweet rolls and muffins to luncheons offering a variety of sandwiches, salads, desserts, and beverages tailored to your wishes.

Some of the amenities available to corporate guests:

  • Eight private banquet and meeting rooms
  • Two restaurants and full bar
  • On-site Bakery and Yankee gift shop
  • Outdoor party tent
  • 115 overnight guest rooms
  • A team of professional event planners and caterers
  • Exclusive catering menus for all meetings and events
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Audio-Visual equipment rentals on-site
  • Technology services include fax, photocopies, and messaging
  • Convenient & complimentary parking for all of your guests

Don’t forget the lovely outside space available at the Publick House for meetings!

Click HERE for the list of rooms and their specifications.  Good information to have.  Most important, when you are ready to set up your company’s holiday party, brainstorming meeting or teambuilding event, think of the Publick House.  And one of the best parts of planning your meeting with us–the scrumptious desserts at the Bake Shoppe are only a few steps away!

Just call 508-347-7323 x288 for more information.

One of the loveliest rooms for a meeting–Crafts Hall

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Anyone familiar with the Sturbridge area knows where and what “Brimfield” means.  Three weeks out of each year, over one mile of Route 20 in nearby Brimfield becomes the home for booth after booth, filled with antiques and amazing collectibles.

The show began in the 1950s and was originally called Gordon Reid’s Famous Antiques Show after auctioneer and founder Gordon Reid.  Over the years, neighbors began buying up acreage to put up their tents and sell antiques “open air” style and now it is known all over the world now as the biggest antique event in the country.  According to the Brimfield Antique Show website, “the Brimfield Show is a huge,  vast undertaking, filled with thousands of dealers over the course of the week, selling everything from the finest antiques to ‘yard junk’, requiring a day or two to see everything there is to see. Food courts and rest facilities abound, and the shows are filled with hidden treasures and the ‘right kind of people’, creating a safe and fun environment for everyone, children included.”

Over a mile of booths and tents greet visitors at Brimfield!

The show runs for one week in May, one week in July and one week in September.  The July dates are the 10th-15th and there is still time to make your reservation with us at The Publick House! We are only a VERY short drive away!  Call 508-347-3313 for rates and availability.

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Hyland Orchard and Brewery

Near Publick House Historic Inn is a wonderful family-owned orchard and brewery–Hyland Orchard, located on 199 Arnold Road in Sturbridge. On 150-acres, Hyland’s is a mecca of outdoor events and activities every season.

A mecca of apple picking, music and fun in Sturbridge, MA

With a list that includes:

  • Beer (Brewed Onsite)
  • New England Wines
  • Wagon Rides
  • Farm Animals
  • Live Music in the Pavilion

There is no end to what you and your family can do when you visit Hyland Orchard, founded in 1945 by F. James Hyland. Still cared for lovingly by members of the Hyland family, you know you’re in a place you can enjoy the great outdoors.

Where the magic happens–the brewery at Hyland Orchard

During the summer and fall, enjoy great musical groups like Doctor Gonzo and North Bound Train.  Beginning Labor Day weekend, bring the kids to Pick-Your-Own apples and peaches.  And getting your Halloween pumpkin at Hyland’s is a treat!  Try some of Hyland’s own brews and play Disc Golf!

Open weekends from 12noon to 6pm, call 774-200-1909 for more information about upcoming events.  Stay with the Publick House to make a getaway out of it!  Just call us at 508-347-3313.

See you soon!

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Hard at Work

It is so lovely to feel the weather changing to Spring (even though we really didn’t have a winter this year).  Flowers are coming up all over the place and people are working diligently sprucing up their yards.  Well, we are sprucing up at the Publick House also!  Our outdoor spaces have been going through a transformation of sorts: an underground sprinkler system, new grass on the hillside next to the Bake Shoppe (due to grow in within thirty days), new trees around the wedding gazebo and more.

One of our landscapers working hard on the underground sprinkler system.

The parking lot has seen some changes over the past couple of years.  To make things easier and safer for our guests, we have added beautiful brick walkways on each island and new shrubs along the islands.

Lovely new shrubs along the islands in the parking lot.

Let us know what you think about our walkways!

We have more planned for our outside spaces, both by the Bake Shoppe and out front.  We will keep you posted.  Hope to see you here soon!

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Wine, anyone?

On April 25, you can enjoy a five-course meal paired with some amazing wines at the Publick House Historic Inn, hosted by both the Publick House and Global Wine Imports, out of Worcester, Massachusetts.  A reception features imported and domestic cheeses, crackers and French breads provided by Micknuck’s Fresh Marketplace in Sturbridge.

The menu includes: pan-seared scallop wrapped in pancetta with a fried risotto cake and red pepper coulis; arugula, cucumbers, tomatoes, potato gaufrette and goat cheese with blood orange vinaigrette; filet mignon with braised greens, potato confit and pomegranate demi-glace and a dessert of chocolate panna cotta with seasonal fruit compote. Paired with each course will be wines from Italy and Argentina, such as a 2011 Laranzini “Monte Cepas” Torrontes and a 2010 Botter “Borgo del Col Alto” Prosecco.

Come to the Wine Dinner at the Publick House Historic Inn on April 25

Don’t miss out! The cost  for the Publick House Wine Dinner is $55 per person, inclusive. For tickets and information, call (508) 347-7323, ext. 400.  Hope to see you there!

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