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Longfellow's Wayside Inn

Sudbury , MA
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LOCATION

72 Wayside Inn Road
Sudbury, MA 01776 US (map)

PHONE

978-440-9982

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ABOUT US

Longfellow's Wayside Inn—a nationally significant historic landmark—is an old Inn and tavern that has been serving travelers along the old Boston Post Road for almost 300 years. What... Read more
Longfellow's Wayside Inn—a nationally significant historic landmark—is an old Inn and tavern that has been serving travelers along the old Boston Post Road for almost 300 years. What began as an extension of David Howe's family home in 1716, the Inn has thrived through years of growth and expansion and survived because of its important history and beautiful setting.

From its Colonial roots to Henry Ford's historic preservation of the property as a living museum of American history, the Wayside Inn offers a unique experience of history—a step back in time in a warm and hospitable setting. The Inn is the perfect backdrop for your own memory-making occasions.

Longfellow's Wayside Inn offers quiet settings for a leisurely visit, historic rooms for dining with family and friends, and comfortable guest rooms. The Inn serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 364 days a year and has ten guest rooms for overnight accommodation.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Describe your venue:
Historic, Inn / B&B, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s)
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Samantha
Wedding:
9/24/2016
4.9/5.0
I am so happy I chose The Wayside Inn for my reception! It is a charming 300 year old inn, just what I wanted. The food was great, and they were very flexible with my ever-changing mind. I used the Martha Mary Chapel for my ceremony which saved on transportation costs. I would definitely recommend the Wayside to other brides looking for a classic, romantic venue.
I am so happy I chose The Wayside Inn for my reception! It is a charming 300 year old inn, just what I wanted. The food Read more...
I am so happy I chose The Wayside Inn for my reception! It is a charming 300 year old inn, just what I wanted. The food was great, and they were very flexible with my ever-changing mind. I used the Martha Mary Chapel for my ceremony which saved on transportation costs. I would definitely recommend the Wayside to other brides looking for a classic, romantic venue. Read less
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Rene'
Wedding:
8/12/2016
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough good about the Wayside Inn and it's staff. We had our wedding at the Martha-Mary Chapel and the reception in the Wayside Inn main dining room. It was a beautiful setting and everything was great. The Wayside had a church sexton (Charlene) for the ceremony and a bridal hostess (Linda), and they are GOLD! Both were so helpful and made the day so easy for me! Everything from the food, the venue, the rooms, all of it, can be attributed to a great staff who truly cared that we had an incredible day. Highly recommend for a unique experience.
We can't say enough good about the Wayside Inn and it's staff. We had our wedding at the Martha-Mary Chapel and the Read more...
We can't say enough good about the Wayside Inn and it's staff. We had our wedding at the Martha-Mary Chapel and the reception in the Wayside Inn main dining room. It was a beautiful setting and everything was great. The Wayside had a church sexton (Charlene) for the ceremony and a bridal hostess (Linda), and they are GOLD! Both were so helpful and made the day so easy for me! Everything from the food, the venue, the rooms, all of it, can be attributed to a great staff who truly cared that we had an incredible day. Highly recommend for a unique experience. Read less
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Jordan
Wedding:
7/30/2016
4.7/5.0
My husband and I loved the Wayside Inn, it was all we dreamed of! Our guests loved the food and how convenient the ceremony in the chapel and reception in the tent were. Because of the venue is a nonprofit we felt it was a great value. Because of the town requirements it couldn't go past 10pm.
My husband and I loved the Wayside Inn, it was all we dreamed of! Our guests loved the food and how convenient the Read more...
My husband and I loved the Wayside Inn, it was all we dreamed of! Our guests loved the food and how convenient the ceremony in the chapel and reception in the tent were. Because of the venue is a nonprofit we felt it was a great value. Because of the town requirements it couldn't go past 10pm. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Tara
Wedding:
11/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Our guests had so much fun and loved the experience at the Wayside Inn. This was our fourth venue we viewed and after reviewing the grounds, having an amazing meal and reviewing costs, Wayside exceeded our expectations. Melissa and Michelle worked with us to make sure we stayed within our budget, were very flexible regarding setting a date and made us a timeline that made each step of the wedding planning a breeze.
We definitely had a rowdy crowd with us the day of the wedding and the staff was amazing with making sure everything was perfect! All of the staff were so kind and available for anything we needed (our hostess Linda was AMAZING!!). Everyone had so much fun and still are telling us what an amazing day it was. Thank you so much to everyone at the Wayside Inn for letting us have a dream wedding that we were able to enjoy (minus not being able to eat that much because we were busy having so much fun!!).
Our guests had so much fun and loved the experience at the Wayside Inn. This was our fourth venue we viewed and after Read more...
Our guests had so much fun and loved the experience at the Wayside Inn. This was our fourth venue we viewed and after reviewing the grounds, having an amazing meal and reviewing costs, Wayside exceeded our expectations. Melissa and Michelle worked with us to make sure we stayed within our budget, were very flexible regarding setting a date and made us a timeline that made each step of the wedding planning a breeze.
We definitely had a rowdy crowd with us the day of the wedding and the staff was amazing with making sure everything was perfect! All of the staff were so kind and available for anything we needed (our hostess Linda was AMAZING!!). Everyone had so much fun and still are telling us what an amazing day it was. Thank you so much to everyone at the Wayside Inn for letting us have a dream wedding that we were able to enjoy (minus not being able to eat that much because we were busy having so much fun!!). Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
What a breathtaking venue! I worked with Michelle from the Inn from start to finish during the planning of my wedding, and she was very easy to work with. They have a fair number of guidelines, but all of their policies were provided upfront. Michelle and Melissa encouraged me to email with any question or concern that came up, and were both very prompt with their responses. Linda was the host during the reception, and was wonderful as well. She brought mini plates of hors d'oeuvres us and the wedding party while were were taking pictures so we wouldn't miss getting to taste any. At the end of the night,they boxed up the top tier of our cake for us to take home. Linda really made sure everything ran smoothly. I had my ceremony in the Martha Mary chapel; totally worth it! It was gorgeous. Michelle (a different Michelle) was in charge of the behind the scenes details for the ceremony. Her attention to detail was very impressive. We also rented the horse and surrey and it really added that special something. Overall it was a great experience! Unlike the venue for my sister's wedding, the staff at the Wayside did everything they said they would do. Very easy to work with and accommodating. Picture perfect! The staff really know what they are doing and I truly felt they were there to make make sure I had everything I needed. I definitely recommend them!
What a breathtaking venue! I worked with Michelle from the Inn from start to finish during the planning of my wedding, and Read more...
What a breathtaking venue! I worked with Michelle from the Inn from start to finish during the planning of my wedding, and she was very easy to work with. They have a fair number of guidelines, but all of their policies were provided upfront. Michelle and Melissa encouraged me to email with any question or concern that came up, and were both very prompt with their responses. Linda was the host during the reception, and was wonderful as well. She brought mini plates of hors d'oeuvres us and the wedding party while were were taking pictures so we wouldn't miss getting to taste any. At the end of the night,they boxed up the top tier of our cake for us to take home. Linda really made sure everything ran smoothly. I had my ceremony in the Martha Mary chapel; totally worth it! It was gorgeous. Michelle (a different Michelle) was in charge of the behind the scenes details for the ceremony. Her attention to detail was very impressive. We also rented the horse and surrey and it really added that special something. Overall it was a great experience! Unlike the venue for my sister's wedding, the staff at the Wayside did everything they said they would do. Very easy to work with and accommodating. Picture perfect! The staff really know what they are doing and I truly felt they were there to make make sure I had everything I needed. I definitely recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
9/5/2015
5.0/5.0
We were so happy the Wayside Inn was available on September 5th for our wedding . Melissa , Michelle , ChaCha, Tara went above and beyond & just helped us make this our dream wedding ! They just knew what to do , when to do it .... And it made me (the nervous bride) feel at ease. We didn't want to eat so Tara boxed it up & sent it to our room for us, which was really what we needed that night . The chef worked with ALL of our dietary needs which meant a lot to us , and our guests..... We would defiantly recommend this beautiful historical spot to others .... And already have !
We were so happy the Wayside Inn was available on September 5th for our wedding . Melissa , Michelle , ChaCha, Tara went Read more...
We were so happy the Wayside Inn was available on September 5th for our wedding . Melissa , Michelle , ChaCha, Tara went above and beyond & just helped us make this our dream wedding ! They just knew what to do , when to do it .... And it made me (the nervous bride) feel at ease. We didn't want to eat so Tara boxed it up & sent it to our room for us, which was really what we needed that night . The chef worked with ALL of our dietary needs which meant a lot to us , and our guests..... We would defiantly recommend this beautiful historical spot to others .... And already have ! Read less
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Longfellow's Wayside Inn responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your comments.
We are always happy to accommodate special meal requests and dietary needs.
Our Team here at the Inn has many years of experience in both planning as well as day- of coordination.
It is sometimes the 'little things' that make a difference and add to your memories. We were happy to be a part of your day, and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Private User
Wedding:
7/25/2015
3.6/5.0
I first have to say that our wedding day went seriously perfectly. The hostess Linda that the venue assigned us was incredibly helpful and very kind. The set up we had chosen was all there, everything in our contract happened as promised, our guests had an awesome time, and the outdoor grounds (including the Grist Mill, and chapel) are really nice for photos. The food was good. Also they made our wedding cake and it was absolutely delicious and looked very pretty. As far as wedding venues go, it's also on the more affordable side.
My wish is that the planning process was as smooth as the actual day. I found it difficult to work with the two event planners. The very first meeting with one of them, my parents and fiance sat down to get information about the venue, pricing, etc. I left wanting to cry, and feeling like we were inconveniencing them asking questions about the venue. The reception in the inside dining room ends at 10 sharp, and we wanted to continue celebrating afterwards so we asked if the very cute bar in the front would be open for wedding guests to use afterward (at this point we were considering renting out the whole inn for our guests and us to stay overnight). We were told that since our guests would have had access to alcohol for 4 hours at that point, they definitely wouldn't keep the bar open. What? Just one example of something that could have been delivered in a more tactful way if they weren't willing to bend on the bar hours.
Anyway, while the process was a struggle at times, the final product was really great.
I first have to say that our wedding day went seriously perfectly. The hostess Linda that the venue assigned us was Read more...
I first have to say that our wedding day went seriously perfectly. The hostess Linda that the venue assigned us was incredibly helpful and very kind. The set up we had chosen was all there, everything in our contract happened as promised, our guests had an awesome time, and the outdoor grounds (including the Grist Mill, and chapel) are really nice for photos. The food was good. Also they made our wedding cake and it was absolutely delicious and looked very pretty. As far as wedding venues go, it's also on the more affordable side.
My wish is that the planning process was as smooth as the actual day. I found it difficult to work with the two event planners. The very first meeting with one of them, my parents and fiance sat down to get information about the venue, pricing, etc. I left wanting to cry, and feeling like we were inconveniencing them asking questions about the venue. The reception in the inside dining room ends at 10 sharp, and we wanted to continue celebrating afterwards so we asked if the very cute bar in the front would be open for wedding guests to use afterward (at this point we were considering renting out the whole inn for our guests and us to stay overnight). We were told that since our guests would have had access to alcohol for 4 hours at that point, they definitely wouldn't keep the bar open. What? Just one example of something that could have been delivered in a more tactful way if they weren't willing to bend on the bar hours.
Anyway, while the process was a struggle at times, the final product was really great. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Longfellow's Wayside Inn responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

We are so happy to hear that you experienced fulfilled promises, great food, delicious cake, and friendly service on your wedding day.
The end result of the planning IS the perfect wedding day!

The planning is not an easy process; a lot of your time is invested as well as emotions. Your dissatisfaction with this process was not brought to our attention. We would love to have had the chance to put your mind at ease.

Weddings in the Main Dining Room ends at 11pm. The Olde Bar (public bar) at the front of the Inn closes between 11pm and 12am.
It is up to the trained bartender to determine if someone can still be served. This is for your liability and for the guests safety.

The Wayside Inn wishes you both a very happy life together, and we hope to see you soon for a visit.
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Julie
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Martha Mary Chapel, had cocktail hour in the beautiful garden and reception in the tent. Everything went beautifully, food was amazing, and staff went above and beyond. We had made a sign that broke during transport the day before. The woman in charge of making sure the wedding the day went smoothly, brought the sign home and her husband repaired it so it was ready for the next day. She was so flexible and helpful with everything. We just got the pictures back and they are gorgeous with the chapel, gristmill, and pond in the background.
We got married at the Martha Mary Chapel, had cocktail hour in the beautiful garden and reception in the tent. Everything Read more...
We got married at the Martha Mary Chapel, had cocktail hour in the beautiful garden and reception in the tent. Everything went beautifully, food was amazing, and staff went above and beyond. We had made a sign that broke during transport the day before. The woman in charge of making sure the wedding the day went smoothly, brought the sign home and her husband repaired it so it was ready for the next day. She was so flexible and helpful with everything. We just got the pictures back and they are gorgeous with the chapel, gristmill, and pond in the background. Read less
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Longfellow's Wayside Inn responded with the following comments:

Hello Julie,
Thank you for the review.
We certainly do have beautiful grounds here at the Wayside Inn and the staff here treats you like family. I'm glad this shined through on your wedding day.
Congratulations, and please visit us when you are in the area
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I can't think of any place better than The Wayside Inn for a fall wedding!
I can't think of any place better than The Wayside Inn for a fall wedding!
I can't think of any place better than The Wayside Inn for a fall wedding! Read less
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Sasha
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Our reception at the wayside inn was incredible! Everyone was polite, helpful, and answered all emails in a timely manner. They set up the reception just as we talked about, and it was perfect! The inn itself is so beautiful! We utilized the Martha Mary chapel, and the horse and surrey to make our fall New England wedding perfect! We couldn't have asked for anything more from a venue, and we recommend this place to anyone!
Our reception at the wayside inn was incredible! Everyone was polite, helpful, and answered all emails in a timely manner. Read more...
Our reception at the wayside inn was incredible! Everyone was polite, helpful, and answered all emails in a timely manner. They set up the reception just as we talked about, and it was perfect! The inn itself is so beautiful! We utilized the Martha Mary chapel, and the horse and surrey to make our fall New England wedding perfect! We couldn't have asked for anything more from a venue, and we recommend this place to anyone! Read less
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Longfellow's Wayside Inn responded with the following comments:

Hello Sasha,
we are delighted to hear that your day went so well and was exactly what you expected!
You were so wonderful to work with and we thank you for taking the time to review us.
Please take care and congratulations to both you and Jeffrey!
The Functions Team at Longfellow's Wayside Inn

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