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Colonial Hotel

Gardner , MA
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LOCATION

625 Betty Spring Road
Gardner, MA 01440 US (map)

PHONE

978-630-2500

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Hear the words “New England” and romantic images of our colonial past come to mind. The rolling fields, towering maples, village greens, and gracious hospitality of our old New England... Read more
Hear the words “New England” and romantic images of our colonial past come to mind. The rolling fields, towering maples, village greens, and gracious hospitality of our old New England are still a part of today’s landscape. The Colonial Hotel celebrates this heritage on a grand scale. Located in the very heart of Massachusetts, this Federal style hotel with its imposing lobby of soaring ceilings, magnificent staircase, and arching palladium windows is reminiscent of a bygone era of grace and concern for genuine hospitality.

The charm and elegance of the Colonial Hotel serves as the perfect atmosphere for your special day. Our Grand Ballroom accommodates wedding receptions from 40 to 400 guests. The room’s chandeliers, neutral color palette, hardwood floors, and romantic atmosphere makes for a perfect location for your wedding celebration with family and friends.

Our Courtyard Tent is a gorgeous outdoor setting which is available from May through November. The tent can accommodate up to 300 guests, features a full bar set-up and a completely covered entrance to the hotel. The fabric ceiling draping’s, french window sidewalls and optional LED lighting will bring elegance to any reception. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Glamorous, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planning, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle

REVIEWS

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Tina
Wedding:
9/10/2017
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but good things to say about the Colonial. They have been so accommodating in preparation of our wedding! I can't wait for our wedding! We toured 17 venues before we found the Colonial - a hidden gem!
I have nothing but good things to say about the Colonial. They have been so accommodating in preparation of our wedding! I Read more...
I have nothing but good things to say about the Colonial. They have been so accommodating in preparation of our wedding! I can't wait for our wedding! We toured 17 venues before we found the Colonial - a hidden gem! Read less
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rose
Wedding:
3/25/2017
5.0/5.0
We are on cloud 9! We just had our wedding at the Colonial on 3/25/17. The venue is beautiful with features such as hard wood floors, chiavari chairs, chandeliers, and a grand staircase for pictures. Our wedding coordinator, Mary was absolutely incredible. All of her recommendations were in our best interest, she is a true professional! She answered all of our questions and assured us our day would be perfect, which it was! Along with her staff Lindsay and Sarah they paid attention to every little detail that we wanted to include in our special day. Every piece of decor we brought was setup beautifully and displayed for our guests too see. We had a HUGE wedding (275) and they handled the crowd very well. Being able to have our rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception in the same place, with the ability to accommodate all of our guests with a hotel room was KEY! It made the whole experience less stressful and more enjoyable! Using the salon in the Colonial to get ready was definitely the way to go. My bridesmaids and I had a blast getting pampered in our own space without having to tie up a hotel suite at the same time. We would highly recommend this venue to future Brides and Grooms :)
We are on cloud 9! We just had our wedding at the Colonial on 3/25/17. The venue is beautiful with features such as hard Read more...
We are on cloud 9! We just had our wedding at the Colonial on 3/25/17. The venue is beautiful with features such as hard wood floors, chiavari chairs, chandeliers, and a grand staircase for pictures. Our wedding coordinator, Mary was absolutely incredible. All of her recommendations were in our best interest, she is a true professional! She answered all of our questions and assured us our day would be perfect, which it was! Along with her staff Lindsay and Sarah they paid attention to every little detail that we wanted to include in our special day. Every piece of decor we brought was setup beautifully and displayed for our guests too see. We had a HUGE wedding (275) and they handled the crowd very well. Being able to have our rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception in the same place, with the ability to accommodate all of our guests with a hotel room was KEY! It made the whole experience less stressful and more enjoyable! Using the salon in the Colonial to get ready was definitely the way to go. My bridesmaids and I had a blast getting pampered in our own space without having to tie up a hotel suite at the same time. We would highly recommend this venue to future Brides and Grooms :) Read less
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April
Wedding:
2/25/2017
5.0/5.0
Our entire experience at the Colonial Hotel was great! Mary was awesome to work with, she was very organized and on top of everything! She definitely made all of the preparations leading up to the big day that much easier, as well as making sure that our actual wedding day went smoothly. The food is amazing, all of my guests mentioned how great their dinner was and compared to many other venues where you only get cheese and crackers for the cocktail hour, at the colonial for a very fair price you get hot passed appetizers as well! It was so convenient having everything there as well. We were able to have the rehearsal dinner there on Friday night and then stayed over on Friday to get ready there on Saturday morning. It definitely made it much easier not having to drive to so many places during an already busy weekend! The colonial is definitely worth taking a look at, especially if you are looking for a low stress experience with great food!
Our entire experience at the Colonial Hotel was great! Mary was awesome to work with, she was very organized and on top of Read more...
Our entire experience at the Colonial Hotel was great! Mary was awesome to work with, she was very organized and on top of everything! She definitely made all of the preparations leading up to the big day that much easier, as well as making sure that our actual wedding day went smoothly. The food is amazing, all of my guests mentioned how great their dinner was and compared to many other venues where you only get cheese and crackers for the cocktail hour, at the colonial for a very fair price you get hot passed appetizers as well! It was so convenient having everything there as well. We were able to have the rehearsal dinner there on Friday night and then stayed over on Friday to get ready there on Saturday morning. It definitely made it much easier not having to drive to so many places during an already busy weekend! The colonial is definitely worth taking a look at, especially if you are looking for a low stress experience with great food! Read less
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Eleni
Wedding:
11/19/2016
5.0/5.0
I would say what are you waiting for!! Book it right now!!! This hotel and the staff was absolutely fantastic!!!!! They made every wish I had for my wedding day come true!!! I did not have to worry about anything!!!! A++++++++
I would say what are you waiting for!! Book it right now!!! This hotel and the staff was absolutely fantastic!!!!! They Read more...
I would say what are you waiting for!! Book it right now!!! This hotel and the staff was absolutely fantastic!!!!! They made every wish I had for my wedding day come true!!! I did not have to worry about anything!!!! A++++++++ Read less
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Teresa
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Mary and the staff were absolutely amazing! They guided us through the whole planning process and gave me peace of mind. Everyone went above and beyond to make our night perfect!
Mary and the staff were absolutely amazing! They guided us through the whole planning process and gave me peace of mind. Read more...
Mary and the staff were absolutely amazing! They guided us through the whole planning process and gave me peace of mind. Everyone went above and beyond to make our night perfect! Read less
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saralyn
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
We loved having our wedding at The Colonial and would highly recommend this as a venue. Our wedding was an amazing dream come true. Mary Whitman was our coordinator and she certainly made our wedding reception unforgettable. She was easy to work with and was so responsive! She would reply to my email questions sometimes within minutes.
On our wedding day our vision turned into reality as the setup was impeccable and the coordination was on point. The food was excellent and the presentation was gorgeous! For desert, we had a candy bar and a s’more bar in addition to cake and ice cream! Moreover, we were allowed to bring in homemade Italian cookies, which were presented with the candy bar. It looked amazing.
As a venue, The Colonial was absolutely beautiful, providing us the perfect blend of elegance and class without feeling stuffy. We had our reception outside in the tent which is so beautiful, especially with the floral arrangements and candles. The inside of the building itself is gorgeously classic but still has a lot of character.
Our guests repeatable came up to us, telling us it was the BEST wedding they had ever been to. It would not have been possible without the amazing team at The Colonial. We simply can't speak highly enough of The Colonial and its staff. We are so very happy that we chose them for our special day. We will never forget how well they treated us. Thank you Mary for such a wonderful, fabulous day.
We loved having our wedding at The Colonial and would highly recommend this as a venue. Our wedding was an amazing dream Read more...
We loved having our wedding at The Colonial and would highly recommend this as a venue. Our wedding was an amazing dream come true. Mary Whitman was our coordinator and she certainly made our wedding reception unforgettable. She was easy to work with and was so responsive! She would reply to my email questions sometimes within minutes.
On our wedding day our vision turned into reality as the setup was impeccable and the coordination was on point. The food was excellent and the presentation was gorgeous! For desert, we had a candy bar and a s’more bar in addition to cake and ice cream! Moreover, we were allowed to bring in homemade Italian cookies, which were presented with the candy bar. It looked amazing.
As a venue, The Colonial was absolutely beautiful, providing us the perfect blend of elegance and class without feeling stuffy. We had our reception outside in the tent which is so beautiful, especially with the floral arrangements and candles. The inside of the building itself is gorgeously classic but still has a lot of character.
Our guests repeatable came up to us, telling us it was the BEST wedding they had ever been to. It would not have been possible without the amazing team at The Colonial. We simply can't speak highly enough of The Colonial and its staff. We are so very happy that we chose them for our special day. We will never forget how well they treated us. Thank you Mary for such a wonderful, fabulous day. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
5/7/2016
5.0/5.0
I am SO glad we decided to have our wedding at the Colonial! Our wedding was absolutely perfect - really and truly it was a dream come true for us and we heard nothing but rave reviews from all 200 of our guests. Mary is an absolute rock star! There wasn't one detail she didn't think of, or question of mine that she couldn’t answer throughout the entire planning process. You can rest assured that you are completely taken care of, especially on the day of the wedding but also every day leading up to it.One of the things I appreciated the most about our initial meetings was how upfront and clear all the pricing was. There was never any hidden costs or fees, and Mary made sure we had a very close estimate with a few different options to consider before we left her office.
Our ceremony and reception were both in the ballroom (the hotel handles this wonderfully), we used the bar & grille for our rehearsal dinner the night before, and we stayed in one of the large suites. The suites are HUGE! Big enough for 8 girls plus hair and make up to hang around and get ready in without feeling the least bit crowded. Throughout the day Mary and her staff were managing all the vendors, setting up all our decorations, guestbook table, etc. exactly as we had pictured it. All I had to do on wedding day was wake up and celebrate!
She made sure all the events that day were perfectly timed and coordinated, and everything went off without a single hitch. Our ceremony was at 6 pm, and at 6:01 I was getting my dressed fluffed and was ready to walk down the aisle.
The reception was SO much fun, the food was delicious, and of course once again Mary and team made sure that everything happened exactly as we expected it would. After the reception most people headed back to the bar for more drinks and some snacks (it's open til 2 and they bring in a DJ during wedding season).
I could go on and on - if you're considering the Colonial book it right now!! You will not regret it for a second :)
I am SO glad we decided to have our wedding at the Colonial! Our wedding was absolutely perfect - really and truly it was Read more...
I am SO glad we decided to have our wedding at the Colonial! Our wedding was absolutely perfect - really and truly it was a dream come true for us and we heard nothing but rave reviews from all 200 of our guests. Mary is an absolute rock star! There wasn't one detail she didn't think of, or question of mine that she couldn’t answer throughout the entire planning process. You can rest assured that you are completely taken care of, especially on the day of the wedding but also every day leading up to it.One of the things I appreciated the most about our initial meetings was how upfront and clear all the pricing was. There was never any hidden costs or fees, and Mary made sure we had a very close estimate with a few different options to consider before we left her office.
Our ceremony and reception were both in the ballroom (the hotel handles this wonderfully), we used the bar & grille for our rehearsal dinner the night before, and we stayed in one of the large suites. The suites are HUGE! Big enough for 8 girls plus hair and make up to hang around and get ready in without feeling the least bit crowded. Throughout the day Mary and her staff were managing all the vendors, setting up all our decorations, guestbook table, etc. exactly as we had pictured it. All I had to do on wedding day was wake up and celebrate!
She made sure all the events that day were perfectly timed and coordinated, and everything went off without a single hitch. Our ceremony was at 6 pm, and at 6:01 I was getting my dressed fluffed and was ready to walk down the aisle.
The reception was SO much fun, the food was delicious, and of course once again Mary and team made sure that everything happened exactly as we expected it would. After the reception most people headed back to the bar for more drinks and some snacks (it's open til 2 and they bring in a DJ during wedding season).
I could go on and on - if you're considering the Colonial book it right now!! You will not regret it for a second :) Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Ryan & I have been married for 2 weeks now. A common question we get asked is "So, what went really well with the wedding, and what went maybe not-so-well/not as well as expected?" Our answer? The day was perfect. We get strange looks-- doubtful looks--but it's the truth. Our wedding went off without a hitch, much thanks to Mary Whitman and the staff @ The Colonial Hotel. If we had to do it all over again, we would not change ONE SINGLE THING-- and this is the absolute truth. For this-- we truly can't thank Mary enough. She is an amazing coordinator who will make you feel confident in the planning process and confident that all things are being covered. Weddings can be stressful to plan, so it's important to have an experienced, passionate coordinator at a venue with solid wedding experience to help assist you in the process. Our ceremony was outside--the gazebo was gorgeous! The tent reception was stunning- the most beautiful thing we've seen! The draping, the chandeliers, how they decorate/set up--it's picturesque. We got married @ the end of October so it was chilly, but the tent was heated and our guests were perfectly comfortable all night! We got countless amounts of compliments on the food (people are obsessed with their stuffed-chicken haha). After the reception ended, a bunch of our guests joined us in the Tavern (open til 2 am) where we ordered pizzas and drinks and danced some more! They have entertainment at night on weekends, which was awesome! There was a DJ there who played great music and we got to continue our wedding festivities without having to pay for extra time in the reception tent! We held our rehearsal dinner at the hotel as well the night before, and again-- people raved about the food and service! (The butternut squash raviolis were the fave). We had truly the best wedding we could have ever dreamed of and look forward to staying at the Colonial Hotel around anniversaries and reminiscing about the best day of our lives! -Ryan & Katie
Ryan & I have been married for 2 weeks now. A common question we get asked is "So, what went really well with the wedding, Read more...
Ryan & I have been married for 2 weeks now. A common question we get asked is "So, what went really well with the wedding, and what went maybe not-so-well/not as well as expected?" Our answer? The day was perfect. We get strange looks-- doubtful looks--but it's the truth. Our wedding went off without a hitch, much thanks to Mary Whitman and the staff @ The Colonial Hotel. If we had to do it all over again, we would not change ONE SINGLE THING-- and this is the absolute truth. For this-- we truly can't thank Mary enough. She is an amazing coordinator who will make you feel confident in the planning process and confident that all things are being covered. Weddings can be stressful to plan, so it's important to have an experienced, passionate coordinator at a venue with solid wedding experience to help assist you in the process. Our ceremony was outside--the gazebo was gorgeous! The tent reception was stunning- the most beautiful thing we've seen! The draping, the chandeliers, how they decorate/set up--it's picturesque. We got married @ the end of October so it was chilly, but the tent was heated and our guests were perfectly comfortable all night! We got countless amounts of compliments on the food (people are obsessed with their stuffed-chicken haha). After the reception ended, a bunch of our guests joined us in the Tavern (open til 2 am) where we ordered pizzas and drinks and danced some more! They have entertainment at night on weekends, which was awesome! There was a DJ there who played great music and we got to continue our wedding festivities without having to pay for extra time in the reception tent! We held our rehearsal dinner at the hotel as well the night before, and again-- people raved about the food and service! (The butternut squash raviolis were the fave). We had truly the best wedding we could have ever dreamed of and look forward to staying at the Colonial Hotel around anniversaries and reminiscing about the best day of our lives! -Ryan & Katie Read less
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Alice
Wedding:
10/9/2015
5.0/5.0
The Colonial Hotel was the perfect venue for my wedding! I had it under the tent and the ceremony in the ballroom. I was supposed to have it outdoors by the pagoda but due to weather and availability of the ballroom I was able to have the ceremony indoors. I loved the tent space and the beautiful draping and chandeliers. Mary Whitman is amazing! She answered all my questions and made my wedding run smoothly from start to finish!
The Colonial Hotel was the perfect venue for my wedding! I had it under the tent and the ceremony in the ballroom. I was Read more...
The Colonial Hotel was the perfect venue for my wedding! I had it under the tent and the ceremony in the ballroom. I was supposed to have it outdoors by the pagoda but due to weather and availability of the ballroom I was able to have the ceremony indoors. I loved the tent space and the beautiful draping and chandeliers. Mary Whitman is amazing! She answered all my questions and made my wedding run smoothly from start to finish! Read less
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Krista
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our rehearsal dinner, ceremony and wedding at The Colonial Hotel. I am SO pleased with everything!!! Our wedding weekend was absolutely beautiful and all of our guests had a fabulous time. I literally do not have one complaint.

Our ceremony was in the garden and our reception was in the ballroom (we had 105 people). We used the really nice bar and grill for the rehearsal dinner and also guests went there after the wedding to keep the night going (it's open until 2am). The suite we stayed in was beautiful and perfect- big enough for your girls to get ready together the morning of the wedding!

The night of the wedding everything went flawlessly and was perfectly decorated. I had someone fluffing my dress as I walked down the isle, making sure the bridal party got apps and drinks during pictures, etc. Service was impeccable and food was delicious! At the end of the night my husband and I stayed in the suite and entered the room to a bottle of campaign, which was a very nice touch and made it all the more special.

Mary was WONDERFUL!!!! I can't say enough about her. She is so responsive (which is important to me) and had an answer for every single question. She made the process so easy and I feel so lucky we had her to work with.

Two other things I was to add which were concerns of mine as a bride are:
1. There were 2 weddings the night of ours. I honestly didn't even notice- the venue handles this very well.
2. Pricing is upfront and open, you don't get any surprise costs or feel like you will (unlike other venues we visited).

Overall, I can't say enough about the staff and the venue! I recommend this venue to anyone looking for a perfect wedding day!
My husband and I had our rehearsal dinner, ceremony and wedding at The Colonial Hotel. I am SO pleased with everything!!! Read more...
My husband and I had our rehearsal dinner, ceremony and wedding at The Colonial Hotel. I am SO pleased with everything!!! Our wedding weekend was absolutely beautiful and all of our guests had a fabulous time. I literally do not have one complaint.

Our ceremony was in the garden and our reception was in the ballroom (we had 105 people). We used the really nice bar and grill for the rehearsal dinner and also guests went there after the wedding to keep the night going (it's open until 2am). The suite we stayed in was beautiful and perfect- big enough for your girls to get ready together the morning of the wedding!

The night of the wedding everything went flawlessly and was perfectly decorated. I had someone fluffing my dress as I walked down the isle, making sure the bridal party got apps and drinks during pictures, etc. Service was impeccable and food was delicious! At the end of the night my husband and I stayed in the suite and entered the room to a bottle of campaign, which was a very nice touch and made it all the more special.

Mary was WONDERFUL!!!! I can't say enough about her. She is so responsive (which is important to me) and had an answer for every single question. She made the process so easy and I feel so lucky we had her to work with.

Two other things I was to add which were concerns of mine as a bride are:
1. There were 2 weddings the night of ours. I honestly didn't even notice- the venue handles this very well.
2. Pricing is upfront and open, you don't get any surprise costs or feel like you will (unlike other venues we visited).

Overall, I can't say enough about the staff and the venue! I recommend this venue to anyone looking for a perfect wedding day! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue

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