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Colonial Hotel

Gardner , MA
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

978-630-2500

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

At the Colonial Hotel, your wedding day is the most important event of the year. While classic elegance, attentive service, and wonderful food surround the guests, the bride is able to... Read more
At the Colonial Hotel, your wedding day is the most important event of the year. While classic elegance, attentive service, and wonderful food surround the guests, the bride is able to relax knowing that the hotel’s professional wedding consultant has arranged all the fine points of this very special occasion. Select either the Grand Ballroom or Courtyard Tent for your wedding reception.

The charm and elegance of the Colonial Hotel serves as the perfect atmosphere for your special day. Our professional staff awaits the opportunity to serve you and your guests. Our experienced Wedding Coordinator will take care of each and every detail so you will be able to relax and enjoy your wedding day!

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.
Colonial Hotel is the perfect setting for a Worcester County wedding with picturesque indoor & outdoor locations for your ceremony & reception .
Our professional staff will handle every detail of your function and our executive chef will
attend to your event personally. Your event will be nothing short of spectacular!

Contact a professional wedding consultant

www.Colonial-hotel.com
978.630.2500 x404
978.632.0913 (fax)
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1987
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Country, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
112
Number of suites
5
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Colonial Hotel was amazing! You definitely get your money's worth. The tent was beautiful and they help the actually wedding day go by smoothly.
The Colonial Hotel was amazing! You definitely get your money's worth. The tent was beautiful and they help the actually Read more...
The Colonial Hotel was amazing! You definitely get your money's worth. The tent was beautiful and they help the actually wedding day go by smoothly. Read less
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Cheryl
Wedding:
12/1/2013
5.0/5.0
The most beautiful place to have a winter wedding. The guests had a wonderful time. The staff was helpful and professional working us through the wedding process.
The most beautiful place to have a winter wedding. The guests had a wonderful time. The staff was helpful and professional Read more...
The most beautiful place to have a winter wedding. The guests had a wonderful time. The staff was helpful and professional working us through the wedding process. Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Our daughter just had her wedding at The Colonial Hotel in Gardner. Our experience was truly wonderful. If you are considering having an event there, do not even think to doubt Mary Whitman’s ability to coordinate and execute many functions in one weekend because she is a master of multi-tasking!!!! Her assistant Lindsay also amazing as well as the rest of the staff at the Colonial Hotel!! We will never forget how they were willing to make some very last minute changes for the wedding that we did not expect them to be able to do but all the staff pulled together and made it happen! The attention to detail at the wedding was extraordinary and the amount of available staff far exceeded our expectations. The great service was with us from beginning to end and just like they promised we really didn’t have to worry about anything! We are so grateful for everything they did for us and so is our daughter and her new husband. The food was excellent too!!Thank You all so very much!
Our daughter just had her wedding at The Colonial Hotel in Gardner. Our experience was truly wonderful. If you are Read more...
Our daughter just had her wedding at The Colonial Hotel in Gardner. Our experience was truly wonderful. If you are considering having an event there, do not even think to doubt Mary Whitman’s ability to coordinate and execute many functions in one weekend because she is a master of multi-tasking!!!! Her assistant Lindsay also amazing as well as the rest of the staff at the Colonial Hotel!! We will never forget how they were willing to make some very last minute changes for the wedding that we did not expect them to be able to do but all the staff pulled together and made it happen! The attention to detail at the wedding was extraordinary and the amount of available staff far exceeded our expectations. The great service was with us from beginning to end and just like they promised we really didn’t have to worry about anything! We are so grateful for everything they did for us and so is our daughter and her new husband. The food was excellent too!!Thank You all so very much! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Colonial Hotel proved to be a great choice for our wedding. The wedding planner and staff made the process of planning the wedding extremely easy and with very little stress. They recommended great vendors for us to work with and the Colonial's relationships with these vendors made them very efficient in planning and setting up the wedding. We received many compliment on how beautiful and fun our wedding was. I would highly recommend this venue for anybody looking to have an amazing and nearly stress free wedding.
The Colonial Hotel proved to be a great choice for our wedding. The wedding planner and staff made the process of planning Read more...
The Colonial Hotel proved to be a great choice for our wedding. The wedding planner and staff made the process of planning the wedding extremely easy and with very little stress. They recommended great vendors for us to work with and the Colonial's relationships with these vendors made them very efficient in planning and setting up the wedding. We received many compliment on how beautiful and fun our wedding was. I would highly recommend this venue for anybody looking to have an amazing and nearly stress free wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
So glad I had my wedding here. Very convenient for people to stay at. Hosted the rehearsal dinner at the Colonial Grille inside. Mary, the wedding planner, was very knowledgable and always available through e-mail. Everything went smoothly and the wedding flowed in a timely manner. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Dance floor is large. Loved it.
So glad I had my wedding here. Very convenient for people to stay at. Hosted the rehearsal dinner at the Colonial Grille Read more...
So glad I had my wedding here. Very convenient for people to stay at. Hosted the rehearsal dinner at the Colonial Grille inside. Mary, the wedding planner, was very knowledgable and always available through e-mail. Everything went smoothly and the wedding flowed in a timely manner. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Dance floor is large. Loved it. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I had been to several events at the Colonial Hotel before planning my wedding. I remembered how amazing some of the food was from years previous, and also how nice it looked. Once I met Mary, the coordinator I worked with, I felt like I was meant to get married there. We had to move our ceremony indoors right before my wedding, and it still looked perfect. They were also well aware of what my vendors were doing when and where they were. My photo booth staff got there late, and when I noticed it, I turned into a bit of a bridezilla until I was able to talk to Mary and she assured me she had already called them an hour ago. They made my day one to remember and highly recommend it to anyone!
I had been to several events at the Colonial Hotel before planning my wedding. I remembered how amazing some of the food Read more...
I had been to several events at the Colonial Hotel before planning my wedding. I remembered how amazing some of the food was from years previous, and also how nice it looked. Once I met Mary, the coordinator I worked with, I felt like I was meant to get married there. We had to move our ceremony indoors right before my wedding, and it still looked perfect. They were also well aware of what my vendors were doing when and where they were. My photo booth staff got there late, and when I noticed it, I turned into a bit of a bridezilla until I was able to talk to Mary and she assured me she had already called them an hour ago. They made my day one to remember and highly recommend it to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This is the perfect place to hold your ceremony and reception. Our guests are still raving about our wedding and how amazing everything was. Mary is great to work with! She is there to help with everything every step of the way including the million questions I had leading up to the wedding day! The other girls that helped on the wedding day were awesome, and kept me nice and calm before I walked down the aisle! The guests loved staying in the hotel, it made everything so convenient for everyone since most were traveling atleast 35 minutes from home! Definitely recommend The Colonial Hotel to anyone with an upcoming wedding! Loved every second and had the most perfect day!!
This is the perfect place to hold your ceremony and reception. Our guests are still raving about our wedding and how Read more...
This is the perfect place to hold your ceremony and reception. Our guests are still raving about our wedding and how amazing everything was. Mary is great to work with! She is there to help with everything every step of the way including the million questions I had leading up to the wedding day! The other girls that helped on the wedding day were awesome, and kept me nice and calm before I walked down the aisle! The guests loved staying in the hotel, it made everything so convenient for everyone since most were traveling atleast 35 minutes from home! Definitely recommend The Colonial Hotel to anyone with an upcoming wedding! Loved every second and had the most perfect day!! Read less
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Damanda2413
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough about the colonial hotel. They were great, the rooms were beautiful, they made Damen and I's day everything we dreamed about! Mary and Nikki are GREAT!!! I will forever be greatful that we decided to have our wedding at the Colonial the ballroom is beautiful and the new bar is great for the rehearsal dinner! I would recommend the Colonial to anyone and everyone!!
I can not say enough about the colonial hotel. They were great, the rooms were beautiful, they made Damen and I's day Read more...
I can not say enough about the colonial hotel. They were great, the rooms were beautiful, they made Damen and I's day everything we dreamed about! Mary and Nikki are GREAT!!! I will forever be greatful that we decided to have our wedding at the Colonial the ballroom is beautiful and the new bar is great for the rehearsal dinner! I would recommend the Colonial to anyone and everyone!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
11/26/2011
5.0/5.0
This venue is amazing. Mary Whitman and Jenn Timm are wonderful at their job and make the planning effortless and allow you to enjoy your day without any stress. I would recommend this to everyone and anyone. It is a beautiful location with amazing staff. I received many compliments on what a great wedding including the food.
This venue is amazing. Mary Whitman and Jenn Timm are wonderful at their job and make the planning effortless and allow Read more...
This venue is amazing. Mary Whitman and Jenn Timm are wonderful at their job and make the planning effortless and allow you to enjoy your day without any stress. I would recommend this to everyone and anyone. It is a beautiful location with amazing staff. I received many compliments on what a great wedding including the food. Read less
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Kniskern Wedding
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I cant say enough about the people at the Colonial, my wedding day went off without a hitch thanks to their professionalism and attention to detail. All of our guest loved the hotel, the food, and the people.
I cant say enough about the people at the Colonial, my wedding day went off without a hitch thanks to their Read more...
I cant say enough about the people at the Colonial, my wedding day went off without a hitch thanks to their professionalism and attention to detail. All of our guest loved the hotel, the food, and the people. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Mary and her team could not have been more supportive,professional and attentive to detail, they made it look so easy. We were welcomed and walked through the entire process from the initial meeting to the final meeting. Every detail was covered with abosultely no worries. The reception was in the tent and absolutely beautiful. The food was spectacular and the set-up was flawless. I would recommend the Colonial as an excellent place for ceremony and reception to anyone! I wouldn't have changed a thing!
Mary and her team could not have been more supportive,professional and attentive to detail, they made it look so easy. We Read more...
Mary and her team could not have been more supportive,professional and attentive to detail, they made it look so easy. We were welcomed and walked through the entire process from the initial meeting to the final meeting. Every detail was covered with abosultely no worries. The reception was in the tent and absolutely beautiful. The food was spectacular and the set-up was flawless. I would recommend the Colonial as an excellent place for ceremony and reception to anyone! I wouldn't have changed a thing! Read less
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maemtgal
Wedding:
9/2/2011
5.0/5.0
From the moment I stepped inside to check this place out til the second I walked out the door to start my life as a MRS.....there isn't enough I can say about the Colonial Hotel.
Mary Whitman is by far the most amazing planner out there.
I sat down 3 times total (including my intial visit) and chatted on the phone and email 2-4 times...VERY LOW STRESS, and the wedding was nothing short of amazing and flawless.
From the moment I stepped inside to check this place out til the second I walked out the door to start my life as a Read more...
From the moment I stepped inside to check this place out til the second I walked out the door to start my life as a MRS.....there isn't enough I can say about the Colonial Hotel.
Mary Whitman is by far the most amazing planner out there.
I sat down 3 times total (including my intial visit) and chatted on the phone and email 2-4 times...VERY LOW STRESS, and the wedding was nothing short of amazing and flawless. Read less
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PCog
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Have your wedding here! My wife and I were thrilled with our ceremony and reception, every second of it. We had an outdoor ceremony with the tented reception, and everything was perfect. Mary was such an incredible resource and calm guiding force through the entire process. Every piece of the package came together brilliantly, it's amazing how well these professionals work together. Our photographer, who is a friend of ours, was absolutely giddy with all of the photo opportunities, and they turned out beautifully. The food is delicious, the staff is courteous, all of our guests had an outstanding time, you're missing out if you pass this place up!
Have your wedding here! My wife and I were thrilled with our ceremony and reception, every second of it. We had an outdoor Read more...
Have your wedding here! My wife and I were thrilled with our ceremony and reception, every second of it. We had an outdoor ceremony with the tented reception, and everything was perfect. Mary was such an incredible resource and calm guiding force through the entire process. Every piece of the package came together brilliantly, it's amazing how well these professionals work together. Our photographer, who is a friend of ours, was absolutely giddy with all of the photo opportunities, and they turned out beautifully. The food is delicious, the staff is courteous, all of our guests had an outstanding time, you're missing out if you pass this place up! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
7/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Mary and the entire staff at the colonial hotel made our wedding experience perfect!!!!!!! When I found out my brotheer was getting deployed before my wedding took place Mary worked with me to find another date so that my brother could attend. The food is awsome, the service was quick and wonderful! The bartenders were great. The rooms was giagantic and the cleaning crew was wonderful! The prices were extremely reasonable, and you get alot for what you pay for!! They made my wedding better than I even imagined it could be. I highly reccomend this venue to anyone who wants a gorgeous wedding in an outdoor setting. There tent is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mary and the entire staff at the colonial hotel made our wedding experience perfect!!!!!!! When I found out my brotheer Read more...
Mary and the entire staff at the colonial hotel made our wedding experience perfect!!!!!!! When I found out my brotheer was getting deployed before my wedding took place Mary worked with me to find another date so that my brother could attend. The food is awsome, the service was quick and wonderful! The bartenders were great. The rooms was giagantic and the cleaning crew was wonderful! The prices were extremely reasonable, and you get alot for what you pay for!! They made my wedding better than I even imagined it could be. I highly reccomend this venue to anyone who wants a gorgeous wedding in an outdoor setting. There tent is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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mae
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
What a place! Thank you, Mary, for an unbelievable time! Steve & I were talking about how perfect our day was & it was largely because of you! Talk about seamless! The food was excellent, the room was beautiful.. the staff members were wonderful! NOTHING WENT WRONG!!! ! Thank you thank you thank you!!! Margaret 7.9.11
What a place! Thank you, Mary, for an unbelievable time! Steve & I were talking about how perfect our day was & it was Read more...
What a place! Thank you, Mary, for an unbelievable time! Steve & I were talking about how perfect our day was & it was largely because of you! Talk about seamless! The food was excellent, the room was beautiful.. the staff members were wonderful! NOTHING WENT WRONG!!! ! Thank you thank you thank you!!! Margaret 7.9.11 Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Wonderful experience at the Colonial. Everything was taken care of so that we did not have to wrory about anything. Everyone was extremely nice and professional.
We had our reception in the tent, which was beautiful. I was skeptcial of a tent at first, but they did it wonderfully!
Wonderful experience at the Colonial. Everything was taken care of so that we did not have to wrory about anything. Read more...
Wonderful experience at the Colonial. Everything was taken care of so that we did not have to wrory about anything. Everyone was extremely nice and professional.
We had our reception in the tent, which was beautiful. I was skeptcial of a tent at first, but they did it wonderfully! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Mary Whitman was our wedding coordinator and the first time I met her I did not get a warm fuzzy feeling from her, but I was so wrong! She was amazing. She is extremely professional and hard working. I always felt like I could ask her any questions I had and she would quickly get back to me with all of the answers. The Ceremony and reception were executed to every last detail. After the pictures were taken, I was not feeling well and Mary and her staff were extremely accommodating and I know without their support, my night would not have been as wonderful as it was. The Colonial Hotel wedding package was unbelievable affordable. It offered a wide array of services, such as a limo, wedding cake, floral centerpieces for every table, champagne toast, appetizers, wine with the meal.... I could go on and on. It was the best use of our money. We are so pleased to have had the Colonial and Mary as a part of our wedding day!
Mary Whitman was our wedding coordinator and the first time I met her I did not get a warm fuzzy feeling from her, but I Read more...
Mary Whitman was our wedding coordinator and the first time I met her I did not get a warm fuzzy feeling from her, but I was so wrong! She was amazing. She is extremely professional and hard working. I always felt like I could ask her any questions I had and she would quickly get back to me with all of the answers. The Ceremony and reception were executed to every last detail. After the pictures were taken, I was not feeling well and Mary and her staff were extremely accommodating and I know without their support, my night would not have been as wonderful as it was. The Colonial Hotel wedding package was unbelievable affordable. It offered a wide array of services, such as a limo, wedding cake, floral centerpieces for every table, champagne toast, appetizers, wine with the meal.... I could go on and on. It was the best use of our money. We are so pleased to have had the Colonial and Mary as a part of our wedding day! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Mary Whitman was wonderful. She made everything perfect. She was there for every question, concern and panic attack.
The room was absolutley gorgeous. I strongly suggest the candelabra!! Stunning!!
The staff was so helpful and nice and catered to my every need.
It was truly a special day and I was treated like Royalty. Champagne was set out for us in our suite for a little quiet celebration as newly weds.
One thing I would suggest. Scope out a place to take outdoor photos offsite. There is not really a place to take photos outside on the grounds.
Mary Whitman was wonderful. She made everything perfect. She was there for every question, concern and panic attack. Read more...
Mary Whitman was wonderful. She made everything perfect. She was there for every question, concern and panic attack.
The room was absolutley gorgeous. I strongly suggest the candelabra!! Stunning!!
The staff was so helpful and nice and catered to my every need.
It was truly a special day and I was treated like Royalty. Champagne was set out for us in our suite for a little quiet celebration as newly weds.
One thing I would suggest. Scope out a place to take outdoor photos offsite. There is not really a place to take photos outside on the grounds. Read less
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lbaillio
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Mary Whiteman at the Colonial Hotel made my wedding day go flawlessly. We got married there on May 29th 2010 in the tent. We were planning on having an outdoor ceremony but minutes before it started raining. Without missing a beat Mary went to our plan B of having the ceremony in the tent. You would have never known that it wasn't meant to be in there.

Throughout the planning process Mary was available for every question that I had. She is always on her email and by the phone, even when she wasn't in the office she would check her voicemail and call me back. Even though I changed my menu and a million times she never seemed annoyed or put off. We had so many special menu requests (gluten free, dairy free, soy free and vegetarian) and all of them were met with a smile and a no problem. I can not even tell you how many compliments we got on the food. Every time I talk to someone that went to our wedding they always say how good the food was. As a graphic designer I am super particular on how things should be set up and what everything should look like. Mary and her team executed it exactly how I had envisioned it.

The best part about having your wedding at the Colonial Hotel is their amazing wedding package. Depending on which one you go with it includes your centerpieces, limo, cake, wine with dinner ect. THey have a dinner once a year for all couples getting married there. They invite all of the vendors included in the packages and you can meet all of them and decide which ones you want to use.

I would recommend the Colonial Hotel to anyone getting married. Your will be in great hands with Mary and her team.
Mary Whiteman at the Colonial Hotel made my wedding day go flawlessly. We got married there on May 29th 2010 in the tent. Read more...
Mary Whiteman at the Colonial Hotel made my wedding day go flawlessly. We got married there on May 29th 2010 in the tent. We were planning on having an outdoor ceremony but minutes before it started raining. Without missing a beat Mary went to our plan B of having the ceremony in the tent. You would have never known that it wasn't meant to be in there.

Throughout the planning process Mary was available for every question that I had. She is always on her email and by the phone, even when she wasn't in the office she would check her voicemail and call me back. Even though I changed my menu and a million times she never seemed annoyed or put off. We had so many special menu requests (gluten free, dairy free, soy free and vegetarian) and all of them were met with a smile and a no problem. I can not even tell you how many compliments we got on the food. Every time I talk to someone that went to our wedding they always say how good the food was. As a graphic designer I am super particular on how things should be set up and what everything should look like. Mary and her team executed it exactly how I had envisioned it.

The best part about having your wedding at the Colonial Hotel is their amazing wedding package. Depending on which one you go with it includes your centerpieces, limo, cake, wine with dinner ect. THey have a dinner once a year for all couples getting married there. They invite all of the vendors included in the packages and you can meet all of them and decide which ones you want to use.

I would recommend the Colonial Hotel to anyone getting married. Your will be in great hands with Mary and her team. Read less
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michelle_stoney
Wedding:
1/16/2010
5.0/5.0
We just had our wedding at the Colonial in January. Mary Whitman did such a wonderful job as our wedding coordinator! She truly went above and beyond to make sure that we were both completely happy with our experience in planning the wedding and during the ceremony and reception. Everything went completely seamless! The atmosphere of the hotel made for beautiful pictures! Since our wedding was on January 16th, we requested that the hotel leave the Christmas decorations up, which they did. It really added to our wedding pictures!! There is a beautiful staircase in the lobby that was adorned with just enough lights and poinsettas to create a warm atmosphere.
The food was also incredible! We received so many compliments of how fabulous the food was!
In all, we would highly recommend the Colonial Hotel for weddings.
We just had our wedding at the Colonial in January. Mary Whitman did such a wonderful job as our wedding coordinator! She Read more...
We just had our wedding at the Colonial in January. Mary Whitman did such a wonderful job as our wedding coordinator! She truly went above and beyond to make sure that we were both completely happy with our experience in planning the wedding and during the ceremony and reception. Everything went completely seamless! The atmosphere of the hotel made for beautiful pictures! Since our wedding was on January 16th, we requested that the hotel leave the Christmas decorations up, which they did. It really added to our wedding pictures!! There is a beautiful staircase in the lobby that was adorned with just enough lights and poinsettas to create a warm atmosphere.
The food was also incredible! We received so many compliments of how fabulous the food was!
In all, we would highly recommend the Colonial Hotel for weddings. Read less
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Mistie
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Everything went perfectly! Mary was very helpful and answered all my ridiculous questions. Everyone was very courteous and we got so many compliments on the food.
Everything went perfectly! Mary was very helpful and answered all my ridiculous questions. Everyone was very courteous and Read more...
Everything went perfectly! Mary was very helpful and answered all my ridiculous questions. Everyone was very courteous and we got so many compliments on the food. Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.7/5.0
Our wedding at the Colonial Was absolutely perfect! Everyone was amazed at how beautiful everything was an how great the food was. Mary (the wedding coordinator) is great to work with. Our package included a lot of things that made my planning a lot easier - it was worth the extra money per person in the end. The only downfall is the strict rules - its a little unreasonable to expect wedding parties not to bring outside alcohol into their suites while getting ready - who doesn't have mimosas the morning of their wedding?! But truthfully as long as you are respectful of the hotel, and don't cause a scene, it is fine. Overall, we had a great experience and our family and friends keep telling us it was the best wedding they've ever been to!
Our wedding at the Colonial Was absolutely perfect! Everyone was amazed at how beautiful everything was an how great the Read more...
Our wedding at the Colonial Was absolutely perfect! Everyone was amazed at how beautiful everything was an how great the food was. Mary (the wedding coordinator) is great to work with. Our package included a lot of things that made my planning a lot easier - it was worth the extra money per person in the end. The only downfall is the strict rules - its a little unreasonable to expect wedding parties not to bring outside alcohol into their suites while getting ready - who doesn't have mimosas the morning of their wedding?! But truthfully as long as you are respectful of the hotel, and don't cause a scene, it is fine. Overall, we had a great experience and our family and friends keep telling us it was the best wedding they've ever been to! Read less
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Roberta
Wedding:
7/15/2012
4.6/5.0
The Tent, since the first day I saw that place Clothed in white, with gold chiavari chairs I knew it had to be there... and Thankfully was the most affordable place to get married in my region !!!
I loved everything, specially the Staff ! they were 100% organized and nice to all my guests, and the food was Amazing!!!

We got married on July 15th, 2012, on a Sunday afternoon, and it was the most perfect day of my life !

Thank you Colonial Hotel for everything you have done to make our day so special

Roberta & Wylian
The Tent, since the first day I saw that place Clothed in white, with gold chiavari chairs I knew it had to be there... Read more...
The Tent, since the first day I saw that place Clothed in white, with gold chiavari chairs I knew it had to be there... and Thankfully was the most affordable place to get married in my region !!!
I loved everything, specially the Staff ! they were 100% organized and nice to all my guests, and the food was Amazing!!!

We got married on July 15th, 2012, on a Sunday afternoon, and it was the most perfect day of my life !

Thank you Colonial Hotel for everything you have done to make our day so special

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Natasha
Wedding:
8/29/2009
4.6/5.0
Overall i am SO happy that we had our wedding at the Colonial Hotel. They accomodated for us SO well. We were suppose to have our ceremony out back on the patio, the day of our wedding Tropical Strom David decided he wanted to be invited as well. It poured!! At the very last moment the staff setup an extra ballroom with the most gorgeous chairs, lighting, and flowers. It was far more than I expected them to do for me. And, they did it for NO extra cost. I was very impressed with all the service the colonial offerd. The servers for dinner were very helpful and on point with cleaning off tables. The whole experience was one that I will never forget and because of the Colonial Hotel and their amazing staff a day that could have been very stressful was a day that went with out a hitch. It was an amazing day for me, my husband and the nearly 200 guests!!
Overall i am SO happy that we had our wedding at the Colonial Hotel. They accomodated for us SO well. We were suppose to Read more...
Overall i am SO happy that we had our wedding at the Colonial Hotel. They accomodated for us SO well. We were suppose to have our ceremony out back on the patio, the day of our wedding Tropical Strom David decided he wanted to be invited as well. It poured!! At the very last moment the staff setup an extra ballroom with the most gorgeous chairs, lighting, and flowers. It was far more than I expected them to do for me. And, they did it for NO extra cost. I was very impressed with all the service the colonial offerd. The servers for dinner were very helpful and on point with cleaning off tables. The whole experience was one that I will never forget and because of the Colonial Hotel and their amazing staff a day that could have been very stressful was a day that went with out a hitch. It was an amazing day for me, my husband and the nearly 200 guests!! Read less
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Stephen
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.6/5.0
The outdoor wedding that they provide is absolutely wonderful. The staff and food were superb for the money. We looked at many places and I must say for the price you pay you can't do better.
The outdoor wedding that they provide is absolutely wonderful. The staff and food were superb for the money. We looked at Read more...
The outdoor wedding that they provide is absolutely wonderful. The staff and food were superb for the money. We looked at many places and I must say for the price you pay you can't do better. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.3/5.0
Mary was great to work with and the wedding itself went off without a hitch and was very nice. There were little things I wish we're taken care of for the money such as still offering the dessert menu that we paid for to our guests at our rehearsal even though we brought In a cake and not having guests from the other wedding try coming into our reception, I guess that means the party was good though. We were pleased with the flexibllity around changing the venue locations due to weather as well. My only concern now was receiving and email on my honeymoon that towels were missing from our hotel suite and I would be receiving a $50 charge plus taxes when I didn't even shower at the hotel on the day after the wedding since they young lady who did housekeeping was in our way when we returned from pictures the night before and we rushed her out which left our clean towels not restocked from the night my bridesmaids and I stayed over. Not something you want to deal with when you are out of the country relaxing. As long as that issue is sorted out, which I am hoping it will be I would recommend this location to another individual planning their wedding. Be sure to book the rooms early for guests as they do fill up since they host multiple events in one evening.
Mary was great to work with and the wedding itself went off without a hitch and was very nice. There were little things I Read more...
Mary was great to work with and the wedding itself went off without a hitch and was very nice. There were little things I wish we're taken care of for the money such as still offering the dessert menu that we paid for to our guests at our rehearsal even though we brought In a cake and not having guests from the other wedding try coming into our reception, I guess that means the party was good though. We were pleased with the flexibllity around changing the venue locations due to weather as well. My only concern now was receiving and email on my honeymoon that towels were missing from our hotel suite and I would be receiving a $50 charge plus taxes when I didn't even shower at the hotel on the day after the wedding since they young lady who did housekeeping was in our way when we returned from pictures the night before and we rushed her out which left our clean towels not restocked from the night my bridesmaids and I stayed over. Not something you want to deal with when you are out of the country relaxing. As long as that issue is sorted out, which I am hoping it will be I would recommend this location to another individual planning their wedding. Be sure to book the rooms early for guests as they do fill up since they host multiple events in one evening. Read less
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Kyrra
Wedding:
10/21/2012
4.2/5.0
Our ceremony and reception were beautiful, and the food was absolutely delicious! What got them the 4 stars instead of 5 was that Mary made some of the information a little confusing and wasn't able to explain it in such a way that made sense. Also, prices went up significantly from when we signed our contract and it was frustrating that we ended up paying a few thousand dollars more than what we were hoping to spend. At the end of the day, though, everything about our wedding was absolutely amazing.
Our ceremony and reception were beautiful, and the food was absolutely delicious! What got them the 4 stars instead of 5 Read more...
Our ceremony and reception were beautiful, and the food was absolutely delicious! What got them the 4 stars instead of 5 was that Mary made some of the information a little confusing and wasn't able to explain it in such a way that made sense. Also, prices went up significantly from when we signed our contract and it was frustrating that we ended up paying a few thousand dollars more than what we were hoping to spend. At the end of the day, though, everything about our wedding was absolutely amazing. Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
9/7/2012
3.9/5.0
What we liked about the Colonial is that they were able to acommodate the wedding, reception and hotel rooms in one place. We also had our rehearsal dinner there. The staff was very good and friendly, the hotel is beautifully decorated and clean. The rooms are good sizes, the bridal suite was part of our package was very large and very comfortable, acommodated the bridal party with ease. The value of the packages, very reasonable. The hotel is very accessible from the highway making it easy for guests. The ceremony area, beautifully decorated, a request for a table set up for the mininster was done with taste. The landscaping is well thought out, lovely flowers and plants. The reception was beautifully decorated, the tables were set up making our guests very comfortable. The food really made it. The hotel caters the reception and we really have to say how incredible the chef is. Not a bad thing to say about the food. Some issues in terms of responsiveness and communication, at times I needed to make more follow up phone calls to the coordinator to get answers to questions, directions as to the next steps. The hotel recently renovated a spa area, it was presented to me by the owner/general manager that there would be packages available for my wedding day (hair, make-up, nails.). After many months of asking about packages, asking to be informed, not getting any answers from the owner, I needed to make the decision to find an outside salon to be the bridal party vendor before it was too late. I should have been given a clear answer that I could not be acommodated. The rehearsal and day of the ceremony seemed at times unorganized, calls needed to be made to request what was going on, where we needed to be. I was nervous enough and I did not want to keep worrying about why I had not been contacted all day by the coordinator. I tried to make a fair assessment of the Colonial Hotel. You should consider using them. All in all, we did have a beautiful day.
What we liked about the Colonial is that they were able to acommodate the wedding, reception and hotel rooms in one place. Read more...
What we liked about the Colonial is that they were able to acommodate the wedding, reception and hotel rooms in one place. We also had our rehearsal dinner there. The staff was very good and friendly, the hotel is beautifully decorated and clean. The rooms are good sizes, the bridal suite was part of our package was very large and very comfortable, acommodated the bridal party with ease. The value of the packages, very reasonable. The hotel is very accessible from the highway making it easy for guests. The ceremony area, beautifully decorated, a request for a table set up for the mininster was done with taste. The landscaping is well thought out, lovely flowers and plants. The reception was beautifully decorated, the tables were set up making our guests very comfortable. The food really made it. The hotel caters the reception and we really have to say how incredible the chef is. Not a bad thing to say about the food. Some issues in terms of responsiveness and communication, at times I needed to make more follow up phone calls to the coordinator to get answers to questions, directions as to the next steps. The hotel recently renovated a spa area, it was presented to me by the owner/general manager that there would be packages available for my wedding day (hair, make-up, nails.). After many months of asking about packages, asking to be informed, not getting any answers from the owner, I needed to make the decision to find an outside salon to be the bridal party vendor before it was too late. I should have been given a clear answer that I could not be acommodated. The rehearsal and day of the ceremony seemed at times unorganized, calls needed to be made to request what was going on, where we needed to be. I was nervous enough and I did not want to keep worrying about why I had not been contacted all day by the coordinator. I tried to make a fair assessment of the Colonial Hotel. You should consider using them. All in all, we did have a beautiful day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.8/5.0
Could have been a little more attentive and helpful planning and during event
Could have been a little more attentive and helpful planning and during event
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prand1049
Wedding:
8/2/2008
3.1/5.0
I would recommend the Colonial HOtel for anyone who wants to have an outdoor reception. We had our wedding in the tent behind the hotel. It was beautifully arranged with draped ceilings and gold wooden chairs.

Although, the hotel staff could have been a bit more friendly and welcoming on the day of our wedding....ie front desk.

The wedding cooridinator I feel could have been a bit more professional in the way she handled questions that we had. We would e-mail back anf forth and therre were no personal touches to anything.

Another thing that was not handled propeperly as far as I am concerned was we had a payment due on a certain date and the cooridinator did not bother to call us. She sent a statement in the mail with a big OVERDUE stamp on it. We spent quite a bit of money on this place and to not get aphone call for something like this irritated me.

On a good note the food was excellent and the timing of the horsd'vores through dinner and desert was well thought out and perfectly spaced.

Overall, after overlooking some minor things it was a great day and I am happy we had it there.
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I would recommend the Colonial HOtel for anyone who wants to have an outdoor reception. We had our wedding in the tent behind the hotel. It was beautifully arranged with draped ceilings and gold wooden chairs.

Although, the hotel staff could have been a bit more friendly and welcoming on the day of our wedding....ie front desk.

The wedding cooridinator I feel could have been a bit more professional in the way she handled questions that we had. We would e-mail back anf forth and therre were no personal touches to anything.

Another thing that was not handled propeperly as far as I am concerned was we had a payment due on a certain date and the cooridinator did not bother to call us. She sent a statement in the mail with a big OVERDUE stamp on it. We spent quite a bit of money on this place and to not get aphone call for something like this irritated me.

On a good note the food was excellent and the timing of the horsd'vores through dinner and desert was well thought out and perfectly spaced.

Overall, after overlooking some minor things it was a great day and I am happy we had it there. Read less
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Zoe
Wedding:
9/5/2010
3.1/5.0
Mary Whitman (the event planner) is an invaluable resource. She is helpful and professional and great! That being said, a few items came up over our long engagement such as not enough rooms available for our wedding weekend - the Saturday night before the Sunday service for example. The Colonial Hotel itself was going through some changes at the time that made things difficult. However, the tented reception area is now beautiful as is their restaurant. I believe their service department has improved since then. They have a gorgeous space in a location (Gardner, MA) where there aren't many other nice options so I would still recommend them. If I was just rating Mary Whitman, I would give all 5's.
Mary Whitman (the event planner) is an invaluable resource. She is helpful and professional and great! That being said, a Read more...
Mary Whitman (the event planner) is an invaluable resource. She is helpful and professional and great! That being said, a few items came up over our long engagement such as not enough rooms available for our wedding weekend - the Saturday night before the Sunday service for example. The Colonial Hotel itself was going through some changes at the time that made things difficult. However, the tented reception area is now beautiful as is their restaurant. I believe their service department has improved since then. They have a gorgeous space in a location (Gardner, MA) where there aren't many other nice options so I would still recommend them. If I was just rating Mary Whitman, I would give all 5's. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.9/5.0
I was thrilled with the idea of having the wedding at the Colonial, the people were nice and accommodating, the food was good (at the tasting) and our coordinator was pleasant to deal with and responsive ( I had a million questions). Unfortunately first the bridal suite we picked out over a year prior to the wedding was never booked so I had to pay for three rooms over the course of two nights ( so we had somewhere to get ready as checkout is at 3) luckily we were given a discount and one of the bridesmaids stayed in that room the night of the wedding but I was really upset that got looked over. Then the day of the food was not good, NOTHING like it was at the tasting. I was very upset because I paid for the wedding myself with my husband and its not cheap. I was told by several people they didnt like it and watched some people actually send it back. When my mom called to address this with the hotel stated "no one complained that night" and that we got "Exactly what we ordered". Which neither is true. I went to a tasting with 5 people and all of those people were at the wedding and agreed it certainly didn't taste the same..I'm just very sad they couldn't give us some sort of acknowledgement or even an apology. Other than that the venue itself was decent. I'm leaving this review because I feel I owe it to any bride out there to be honest and truthful.
I was thrilled with the idea of having the wedding at the Colonial, the people were nice and accommodating, the food was Read more...
I was thrilled with the idea of having the wedding at the Colonial, the people were nice and accommodating, the food was good (at the tasting) and our coordinator was pleasant to deal with and responsive ( I had a million questions). Unfortunately first the bridal suite we picked out over a year prior to the wedding was never booked so I had to pay for three rooms over the course of two nights ( so we had somewhere to get ready as checkout is at 3) luckily we were given a discount and one of the bridesmaids stayed in that room the night of the wedding but I was really upset that got looked over. Then the day of the food was not good, NOTHING like it was at the tasting. I was very upset because I paid for the wedding myself with my husband and its not cheap. I was told by several people they didnt like it and watched some people actually send it back. When my mom called to address this with the hotel stated "no one complained that night" and that we got "Exactly what we ordered". Which neither is true. I went to a tasting with 5 people and all of those people were at the wedding and agreed it certainly didn't taste the same..I'm just very sad they couldn't give us some sort of acknowledgement or even an apology. Other than that the venue itself was decent. I'm leaving this review because I feel I owe it to any bride out there to be honest and truthful. Read less
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Colonial Hotel responded with the following comments:

As the wedding coordinator who handled this function I can say with absolute certainity that the bridal suite that was chosen by the bride was booked for the night of the wedding. Unfortunately what is being referred to is the suite for the night before the wedding which was not booked for this bride because we had weddings that evening that had booked the suite 18 months prior. It was not an oversight it was simply not available and the bride was made aware of that months in advance. As far as the food was concerned all of our meals are prepared fresh day of the function by our executive chef and it was prepared exactly as it was for the tasting. When I received the complaint I immediately spoke to the servers to ensure that they had not received any complaints on the food. They assured me that they had numerous compliments from the guests and they received no complaints what so ever. When we spoke to the bride to address their concerns they described a dish that we have never served. In the 8 years that I have been here we have served that particular meal on more occassions than I can count and never have had any issues with food quality.

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