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Colonial Hotel

Gardner , MA
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LOCATION

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

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978-630-2500

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ABOUT US

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, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s)
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle

REVIEWS

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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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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
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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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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Rachel
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
Mary at the Colonial hotel was absolutely AMAZING. She worked with us closely to provide everything needed to make our day perfect. As a bride, this was invaluable. I didn't have to worry about a SINGLE thing on the day of my wedding because Mary was so thorough. She had plans and contingency plans for everything, and went above and beyond to deliver us a dream wedding, within our budget. We had our ceremony outside and reception in the BEAUTIFUL tent. It was idyllic.

My only complaint was that it seems that the hotel staff and the event staff are not on the same page. There were a number of issues with reservations at the hotel as well as difficulty in figuring out these issues due to check in staff lacking flexibility (and perhaps manners on a few accounts). Check in for the hotel guests is not until 3 and that caused some issues as well. Despite this, i would absolutely recommend this venue.
Mary at the Colonial hotel was absolutely AMAZING. She worked with us closely to provide everything needed to make our day Read more...
Mary at the Colonial hotel was absolutely AMAZING. She worked with us closely to provide everything needed to make our day perfect. As a bride, this was invaluable. I didn't have to worry about a SINGLE thing on the day of my wedding because Mary was so thorough. She had plans and contingency plans for everything, and went above and beyond to deliver us a dream wedding, within our budget. We had our ceremony outside and reception in the BEAUTIFUL tent. It was idyllic.

My only complaint was that it seems that the hotel staff and the event staff are not on the same page. There were a number of issues with reservations at the hotel as well as difficulty in figuring out these issues due to check in staff lacking flexibility (and perhaps manners on a few accounts). Check in for the hotel guests is not until 3 and that caused some issues as well. Despite this, i would absolutely recommend this venue. Read less
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Briana
Wedding:
5/15/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Colonial Hotel in Gardner Mass. The wedding coordinator was amazing! The Colonial is known around my area as the wedding spot, because of the amazing prices and tent and ballroom wedding options. I was a little hesitant at first to get married “where everyone gets married” but I fell in love with the tent and the fact we could have people staying the night. Mary assured me they would make it OUR WEDDING, and they definitely fulfilled their promise, it was us to a “T” --- the tent was set up perfectly and it was so gorgeous!! The service was amazing and so helpful and the food was so delicious. I had guest commenting how they usually leave wedding hungry and how delicious the food was and they were so full from the food at the Colonial!

I would highly recommend going to the Colonial, for the price, service and location it’s a no brainer 
We had our wedding at the Colonial Hotel in Gardner Mass. The wedding coordinator was amazing! The Colonial is known Read more...
We had our wedding at the Colonial Hotel in Gardner Mass. The wedding coordinator was amazing! The Colonial is known around my area as the wedding spot, because of the amazing prices and tent and ballroom wedding options. I was a little hesitant at first to get married “where everyone gets married” but I fell in love with the tent and the fact we could have people staying the night. Mary assured me they would make it OUR WEDDING, and they definitely fulfilled their promise, it was us to a “T” --- the tent was set up perfectly and it was so gorgeous!! The service was amazing and so helpful and the food was so delicious. I had guest commenting how they usually leave wedding hungry and how delicious the food was and they were so full from the food at the Colonial!

I would highly recommend going to the Colonial, for the price, service and location it’s a no brainer  Read less
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Ambyre
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Choosing the Colonial Hotel to hold our wedding ceremony and reception was by far the best decision I could have made! From our very first meeting to our actual wedding day, planning our wedding here could not have been easier! Mary Whitman, the wedding coordinator, was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was always available by email or phone to answer questions, and was so helpful. The venue itself is so incredibly convenient. We held our rehearsal dinner at The Colonial Grille within the hotel, and used the ballroom for both our ceremony and reception. The food for our rehearsal dinner was fantastic, and the restaurant manager Jack, was so attentive and was able to fulfill any request we had. On the day of the wedding, Mary took care of handling all of the set up, deliveries and vendors, I didn't have to worry about anything but getting ready with my bridesmaids and enjoying the day! The ceremony area was beautiful, and my photographer was able to use the lobby and staircase to take beautiful family portraits. The reception could not have run more smoothly, and Mary was always there to make sure our timeline was followed. The food at our wedding was absolutely delicious, so many of our guests commented on how good it was! The ballroom was set up beautifully for our reception. After the wedding, all of our guests who were staying overnight went back to the Colonial Grille, which had a DJ that night. It was great that we were able to continue the festivities after the reception! The suite that my husband and I stayed in was beautiful and so big! It made a great space for my bridesmaids and I to get ready and take some pictures before the ceremony. The other guests' rooms that we saw were all very nice as well, and our guests loved the breakfast buffet that was included with their stay. It was so nice to see everyone at breakfast the morning after the wedding. I truly can't say enough good things about the Colonial Hotel. It was the perfect venue for my wedding!
Choosing the Colonial Hotel to hold our wedding ceremony and reception was by far the best decision I could have made! Read more...
Choosing the Colonial Hotel to hold our wedding ceremony and reception was by far the best decision I could have made! From our very first meeting to our actual wedding day, planning our wedding here could not have been easier! Mary Whitman, the wedding coordinator, was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was always available by email or phone to answer questions, and was so helpful. The venue itself is so incredibly convenient. We held our rehearsal dinner at The Colonial Grille within the hotel, and used the ballroom for both our ceremony and reception. The food for our rehearsal dinner was fantastic, and the restaurant manager Jack, was so attentive and was able to fulfill any request we had. On the day of the wedding, Mary took care of handling all of the set up, deliveries and vendors, I didn't have to worry about anything but getting ready with my bridesmaids and enjoying the day! The ceremony area was beautiful, and my photographer was able to use the lobby and staircase to take beautiful family portraits. The reception could not have run more smoothly, and Mary was always there to make sure our timeline was followed. The food at our wedding was absolutely delicious, so many of our guests commented on how good it was! The ballroom was set up beautifully for our reception. After the wedding, all of our guests who were staying overnight went back to the Colonial Grille, which had a DJ that night. It was great that we were able to continue the festivities after the reception! The suite that my husband and I stayed in was beautiful and so big! It made a great space for my bridesmaids and I to get ready and take some pictures before the ceremony. The other guests' rooms that we saw were all very nice as well, and our guests loved the breakfast buffet that was included with their stay. It was so nice to see everyone at breakfast the morning after the wedding. I truly can't say enough good things about the Colonial Hotel. It was the perfect venue for my wedding! Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
12/6/2014
5.0/5.0
We used the Colonial Hotel for our wedding venue. The wedding coordinator Mary was amazing! Very professional and went out of her way to make everything Happen! The food was outstanding and we keep getting compliments about our food! The day of our event went smoothly and it was everything we dreamed of and more! 5 stars!
We used the Colonial Hotel for our wedding venue. The wedding coordinator Mary was amazing! Very professional and went out Read more...
We used the Colonial Hotel for our wedding venue. The wedding coordinator Mary was amazing! Very professional and went out of her way to make everything Happen! The food was outstanding and we keep getting compliments about our food! The day of our event went smoothly and it was everything we dreamed of and more! 5 stars! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Classy, beautiful, fun.

Our reception and ceremony was at the Colonial. We have received countless compliments about everything since our big day. The tent is amazing, the staff and chef are flexible and attentive, and the package prices are super reasonable.
Classy, beautiful, fun.

Our reception and ceremony was at the Colonial. We have received countless compliments Read more...
Classy, beautiful, fun.

Our reception and ceremony was at the Colonial. We have received countless compliments about everything since our big day. The tent is amazing, the staff and chef are flexible and attentive, and the package prices are super reasonable. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Colonial Hotel and we could not have had a more perfect day! They were very flexible and Mary helped us get everything we asked for. We had so many compliments throughout the night, and we could not have pulled it off without the staff at the hotel. I would highly recommend them to all of my friends and family!
We had our wedding at the Colonial Hotel and we could not have had a more perfect day! They were very flexible and Mary Read more...
We had our wedding at the Colonial Hotel and we could not have had a more perfect day! They were very flexible and Mary helped us get everything we asked for. We had so many compliments throughout the night, and we could not have pulled it off without the staff at the hotel. I would highly recommend them to all of my friends and family! Read less
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