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Longfellow's Wayside Inn

Sudbury , MA
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LOCATION

72 Wayside Inn Road
Sudbury, MA US 01776 (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

When was your venue built?
1702
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Inn / Bed & Breakfast, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Garden / Romantic, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
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
10
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
104
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
55
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Liliana
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
From the wedding planning to the day of the wedding, the staff of the Wayside Inn was great! Michelle is amazing and so helpful, communication is key and she is so good at it.
Linda, the host for the wedding took care of every little detail and was so attentive with us (bride & groom) thought the night.
got compliments on the food all night and the service was great also, and staying at the Inn for the night was a great choice.

Thank you so much!
Terry & Lili
From the wedding planning to the day of the wedding, the staff of the Wayside Inn was great! Michelle is amazing and so Read more...
From the wedding planning to the day of the wedding, the staff of the Wayside Inn was great! Michelle is amazing and so helpful, communication is key and she is so good at it.
Linda, the host for the wedding took care of every little detail and was so attentive with us (bride & groom) thought the night.
got compliments on the food all night and the service was great also, and staying at the Inn for the night was a great choice.

Thank you so much!
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Bill
Wedding:
1/25/2014
4.5/5.0
We had a very small wedding at the Wayside Inn and loved the place. The staff was perfect through the entire process and the food was very good and reasonably priced. We were very satisfied with everything.
We had a very small wedding at the Wayside Inn and loved the place. The staff was perfect through the entire process and Read more...
We had a very small wedding at the Wayside Inn and loved the place. The staff was perfect through the entire process and the food was very good and reasonably priced. We were very satisfied with everything. Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
The charm, the people, the food and customer experience better than none are all the items in one deliverable from the Longfellow Wayside Inn. Melissa Striharsky was better than the best in delivering exceptional customer service and in a short time-frame, made the impossible happen without a flaw! Hands down, best of breed at the Longfellow Wayside Inn!!!
The charm, the people, the food and customer experience better than none are all the items in one deliverable from the Read more...
The charm, the people, the food and customer experience better than none are all the items in one deliverable from the Longfellow Wayside Inn. Melissa Striharsky was better than the best in delivering exceptional customer service and in a short time-frame, made the impossible happen without a flaw! Hands down, best of breed at the Longfellow Wayside Inn!!! Read less
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Hayley
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.9/5.0
I loved my wedding. Every bit of it.

We married in the chapel and had a cocktail hour in the garden before dinner. The event was 56 people and was relaxed, comfortable, beautiful and very enjoyable - for all! Just like everyone told me: it will be over so quickly, and it was, but people are still talking about how it was one of the nicest weddings they had ever been to.

My fiance and I paid for the entire event ourselves so I was very budget conscious. I looked into every possible option, I mean... every. After searching for months for the perfect place that didn't give me a finance related heart attack, it turns out that absolute best option was the one place I didn't think to look because I figured it would be out of my reach. I grew up going to the Wayside Inn: birthdays, weddings, thanksgivings, celebratory dinners and dinners to celebrate the life of passed relatives. It would be the perfect spot.

The wedding coordinator was excellent. She assured me that my ideas weren't nuts, that they were completely doable and gave me examples of things that people have done in the past. It helped. A lot.

We did opt for the garden cocktail hours add on which was a bit of a gamble as it is weather permitting. I just crossed my fingers. Luckily, it was a beautiful day and I fully recommend taking this gamble.

We stayed right at our budget of $5,500 and had a beautiful and elegant wedding!
I loved my wedding. Every bit of it.

We married in the chapel and had a cocktail hour in the garden before Read more...
I loved my wedding. Every bit of it.

We married in the chapel and had a cocktail hour in the garden before dinner. The event was 56 people and was relaxed, comfortable, beautiful and very enjoyable - for all! Just like everyone told me: it will be over so quickly, and it was, but people are still talking about how it was one of the nicest weddings they had ever been to.

My fiance and I paid for the entire event ourselves so I was very budget conscious. I looked into every possible option, I mean... every. After searching for months for the perfect place that didn't give me a finance related heart attack, it turns out that absolute best option was the one place I didn't think to look because I figured it would be out of my reach. I grew up going to the Wayside Inn: birthdays, weddings, thanksgivings, celebratory dinners and dinners to celebrate the life of passed relatives. It would be the perfect spot.

The wedding coordinator was excellent. She assured me that my ideas weren't nuts, that they were completely doable and gave me examples of things that people have done in the past. It helped. A lot.

We did opt for the garden cocktail hours add on which was a bit of a gamble as it is weather permitting. I just crossed my fingers. Luckily, it was a beautiful day and I fully recommend taking this gamble.

We stayed right at our budget of $5,500 and had a beautiful and elegant wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.4/5.0
Every since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to get married at the Wayside Inn. I was engaged for 2 hours when I called to reserve my date. The whole year leading up to my wedding I was so excited and wanted everything to be perfect! When talking to Melissa the event cordinator I got an extremely cold feeling about her. When my parents and I went to go meet her the feeling because stronger. She seemed like she was listening to my wishs, ideas and throughts but when it came down to it none of my wishes came true. The tent itself was BEAUTIFUL! the Food was amazing!!! and the wait staff is amazing!!! But the events office team is GOD AWEFUL!!!!!!!!! All I recieved from the events staff was attitude especially when I called them out after my wedding. They HOSE you here and don't respect brides wishes Their time management is NOT acceptable for the big name facility that it is. They also threw out some of my centimental belongings without even asking myself or my parents. Again the resteraunt is amazing, the waiters and waitress' are amazing but the cordinators stink!
Every since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to get married at the Wayside Inn. I was engaged for 2 hours when I called Read more...
Every since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to get married at the Wayside Inn. I was engaged for 2 hours when I called to reserve my date. The whole year leading up to my wedding I was so excited and wanted everything to be perfect! When talking to Melissa the event cordinator I got an extremely cold feeling about her. When my parents and I went to go meet her the feeling because stronger. She seemed like she was listening to my wishs, ideas and throughts but when it came down to it none of my wishes came true. The tent itself was BEAUTIFUL! the Food was amazing!!! and the wait staff is amazing!!! But the events office team is GOD AWEFUL!!!!!!!!! All I recieved from the events staff was attitude especially when I called them out after my wedding. They HOSE you here and don't respect brides wishes Their time management is NOT acceptable for the big name facility that it is. They also threw out some of my centimental belongings without even asking myself or my parents. Again the resteraunt is amazing, the waiters and waitress' are amazing but the cordinators stink! Read less
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Ali
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
we had our ceremony at the Martha Mary Chapel, and our rehearsal dinner at the Wayside Inn. I would highly recommend them! They are so professional, and really know everything about weddings! They were so good about responding to phone calls and emails, and everything was so beautiful. guests were so impressed with the venue and loved the food. Melissa was a pleasure to work with. Our wedding pictures are beautiful in front of the chapel and the grist mill. The rehearsal dinner was really speical too. You cannot go wrong with the Wayside Inn!
we had our ceremony at the Martha Mary Chapel, and our rehearsal dinner at the Wayside Inn. I would highly recommend them! Read more...
we had our ceremony at the Martha Mary Chapel, and our rehearsal dinner at the Wayside Inn. I would highly recommend them! They are so professional, and really know everything about weddings! They were so good about responding to phone calls and emails, and everything was so beautiful. guests were so impressed with the venue and loved the food. Melissa was a pleasure to work with. Our wedding pictures are beautiful in front of the chapel and the grist mill. The rehearsal dinner was really speical too. You cannot go wrong with the Wayside Inn! Read less
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Christopher
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
My wife and I had our wedding at the Wayside Inn, because she had fond memories of the area from when she was a child. They handled everything except for the flowers and the DJ, and everything was great. The food was excellent, and everyone was friendly and good at what they did. We had a great wedding, and all of our guests enjoyed it as well.
My wife and I had our wedding at the Wayside Inn, because she had fond memories of the area from when she was a child. Read more...
My wife and I had our wedding at the Wayside Inn, because she had fond memories of the area from when she was a child. They handled everything except for the flowers and the DJ, and everything was great. The food was excellent, and everyone was friendly and good at what they did. We had a great wedding, and all of our guests enjoyed it as well. Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Melissa was very helpful and responsive to all my questions leading up to the wedding. The day was perfect.
Melissa was very helpful and responsive to all my questions leading up to the wedding. The day was perfect.
Melissa was very helpful and responsive to all my questions leading up to the wedding. The day was perfect. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/28/2012
4.8/5.0
The staff at the Wayside Inn were professional, attentive to detail, and flexible. We picked the Wayside Inn as our venue more than a year before our wedding, and throughout that time, everyone in the Functions office was responsive to our questions and always willing to help. We met with the Functions staff four days before the wedding to go over all the last minute details, and their hostess made sure on the day-of that everything was exactly the way we had intended it to be. The food was delicious and the wait staff was very receptive to guest needs. It rained during our reception at the tent and you wouldn't have even known it! Everyone had a fantastic time dancing the night away!
The staff at the Wayside Inn were professional, attentive to detail, and flexible. We picked the Wayside Inn as our venue Read more...
The staff at the Wayside Inn were professional, attentive to detail, and flexible. We picked the Wayside Inn as our venue more than a year before our wedding, and throughout that time, everyone in the Functions office was responsive to our questions and always willing to help. We met with the Functions staff four days before the wedding to go over all the last minute details, and their hostess made sure on the day-of that everything was exactly the way we had intended it to be. The food was delicious and the wait staff was very receptive to guest needs. It rained during our reception at the tent and you wouldn't have even known it! Everyone had a fantastic time dancing the night away! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/14/2012
4.8/5.0
The Wayside Inn was a perfect venue for us - ceremony in the chapel, cocktail hour in the garden, and the reception in the dining room... a one-stop shop for a fabulous wedding! The staff were helpful and the service was incredible. The cost was reasonable and Melissa and her team made us feel like family!
The Wayside Inn was a perfect venue for us - ceremony in the chapel, cocktail hour in the garden, and the reception in the Read more...
The Wayside Inn was a perfect venue for us - ceremony in the chapel, cocktail hour in the garden, and the reception in the dining room... a one-stop shop for a fabulous wedding! The staff were helpful and the service was incredible. The cost was reasonable and Melissa and her team made us feel like family! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Wayside Inn has been where I always wanted to get married. It perfectly fulfilled my expectations. I was out of town so I had to plan my wedding remotely, and the Inn always responded quickly to my many e-mails. The team they have is great and my day went very smoothly (thanks to Linda). All of guests loved the venue and the food. The only compliant I had from guests was that plates were cleared a little too quickly. I researched a lot of venues, and this was the best value and the nicest setting!
The Wayside Inn has been where I always wanted to get married. It perfectly fulfilled my expectations. I was out of town Read more...
The Wayside Inn has been where I always wanted to get married. It perfectly fulfilled my expectations. I was out of town so I had to plan my wedding remotely, and the Inn always responded quickly to my many e-mails. The team they have is great and my day went very smoothly (thanks to Linda). All of guests loved the venue and the food. The only compliant I had from guests was that plates were cleared a little too quickly. I researched a lot of venues, and this was the best value and the nicest setting! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/27/2012
5.0/5.0
The Wayside Inn is the PERFECT venue for a wedding! I got married in the chapel and had the reception in the main dining room. The Inn had the exact casual relaxed atmosphere that my husband and I were looking for but still had the professional experience staff. My hostess, Linda was fantastic! She was right where I needed her all day and she followed my directions perfectly when setting up the room! I just wish I could have met her before the wedding day so I would have known who she was and was able to discuss the wedding plans. We stayed over at the Carriage House Inn to get ready and for our wedding night. They provided a free shuttle for us and our guests once the wedding was over. It's a beautiful hotel but had the updated amenities (and a suite) that I was looking for that the historic inn didn't have.

The food was absolutely delicious! It's classic New England home cooked meals so everyone was well fed! We are still getting compliments on the cake too! It was decorated beautifully! I had a different design from what they normally do and the baker created it perfectly! It was exactly what I was looking for and it was honestly the best tasting wedding cake I've ever had!

My wedding day was more than I've ever dreamed! I wouldn't have had it anywhere else! We also had family stay there the week of the wedding and they all say it's one of the nicest hotels with the friendliest staff that they've ever stayed in!
My husband and I will be returning there for years to come to celebrate our wedding anniversary!
The Wayside Inn is the PERFECT venue for a wedding! I got married in the chapel and had the reception in the main dining Read more...
The Wayside Inn is the PERFECT venue for a wedding! I got married in the chapel and had the reception in the main dining room. The Inn had the exact casual relaxed atmosphere that my husband and I were looking for but still had the professional experience staff. My hostess, Linda was fantastic! She was right where I needed her all day and she followed my directions perfectly when setting up the room! I just wish I could have met her before the wedding day so I would have known who she was and was able to discuss the wedding plans. We stayed over at the Carriage House Inn to get ready and for our wedding night. They provided a free shuttle for us and our guests once the wedding was over. It's a beautiful hotel but had the updated amenities (and a suite) that I was looking for that the historic inn didn't have.

The food was absolutely delicious! It's classic New England home cooked meals so everyone was well fed! We are still getting compliments on the cake too! It was decorated beautifully! I had a different design from what they normally do and the baker created it perfectly! It was exactly what I was looking for and it was honestly the best tasting wedding cake I've ever had!

My wedding day was more than I've ever dreamed! I wouldn't have had it anywhere else! We also had family stay there the week of the wedding and they all say it's one of the nicest hotels with the friendliest staff that they've ever stayed in!
My husband and I will be returning there for years to come to celebrate our wedding anniversary! Read less
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Longfellow's Wayside Inn responded with the following comments:

We are so glad to hear that the newlyweds and their guests had a fabulous time. It sounds like many wonderful memories were made to last a lifetime!
It seems to us that there were many good intentions and due diligence made by the functions team, especially Melissa. This wedding was discounted, yet the same service and details were provided as though it was a full priced wedding. We peaked at the event order that she created, and we saw that nothing was missed. She is always happy to assist with the planning pertaining to the Wayside Inn as it thrills her to make someone's dream come true. This is her passion!
It is not known why ALL the rooms were not shown during the site tour. It could have been that they were occupied and therefore we didn't wish to intrude in on someone else's special event. Let's face it, we always love to show off and boast about the unique and quaint rooms at the Inn; that is, if they are available to show!
The office is open for appointments 6 days a week. We strive to remain flexible with meeting times. Of course, Saturdays are the most sought after day, and therefore the busiest. It is sometimes booked up weeks in advance which makes it difficult for scheduling a last minute request.
To close, we are thrilled that Jenns wedding day was flawless. I must say that this wouldn't be possible without the very detailed scope of planning that Melissa has done. This includes the specialty cake that she was very happy to accommodate as well as all the rest of the planning from "Soup to Nuts".
The Wayside Inn wishes the happy couple all the best, and we do hope to see you on your anniversary!
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curlyk2006
Wedding:
11/12/2011
4.4/5.0
We had a fantastic wedding reception at the Wayside Inn. The planning process went fairly smoothly, but I felt like the main functions coordinator could have been a bit better at responding to my questions - it seems as though some of my communications got lost in her inbox and my questions/issues went unaddressed for longer than expected. Linda, the on-site day-of coordinator, is wonderful to work with, very professional and knows what she's doing. We only had about 70 guests in the main dining room and it was very comfortable, I would say anyone planning on having more than 90 guests would not do as well here just because it can get rather tight. The venue was exactly what we wanted, and our reception was a huge hit. Highly recommend this reception venue for weddings on the smaller side.
We had a fantastic wedding reception at the Wayside Inn. The planning process went fairly smoothly, but I felt like the Read more...
We had a fantastic wedding reception at the Wayside Inn. The planning process went fairly smoothly, but I felt like the main functions coordinator could have been a bit better at responding to my questions - it seems as though some of my communications got lost in her inbox and my questions/issues went unaddressed for longer than expected. Linda, the on-site day-of coordinator, is wonderful to work with, very professional and knows what she's doing. We only had about 70 guests in the main dining room and it was very comfortable, I would say anyone planning on having more than 90 guests would not do as well here just because it can get rather tight. The venue was exactly what we wanted, and our reception was a huge hit. Highly recommend this reception venue for weddings on the smaller side. Read less
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Lan
Wedding:
8/13/2011
4.7/5.0
I had a private wedding last summer, did not have a big reception. Although we had only 8 guests, they were able to find me a decent private room and Caroline from their reception team contacted me to confirm every detail before the event.
My only complaint was since our room is at the corner and there were other 2 weddings on that day. A few waiters used our room as shortcut through to other rooms. I could understand it would be helpful to have a shortcut when you carrying a heavy tray, and it was not like we were having a formal reception.... So over all, I recommend this historical place if you are the person who wants a cozy and vintage style wedding.
I had a private wedding last summer, did not have a big reception. Although we had only 8 guests, they were able to find Read more...
I had a private wedding last summer, did not have a big reception. Although we had only 8 guests, they were able to find me a decent private room and Caroline from their reception team contacted me to confirm every detail before the event.
My only complaint was since our room is at the corner and there were other 2 weddings on that day. A few waiters used our room as shortcut through to other rooms. I could understand it would be helpful to have a shortcut when you carrying a heavy tray, and it was not like we were having a formal reception.... So over all, I recommend this historical place if you are the person who wants a cozy and vintage style wedding. Read less
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moorekos
Wedding:
6/26/2011
4.4/5.0
The place was beautiful, the service and help was awesome. I asked if they could save a room for me and the said yes, but then they booked it and i had to change at another place. small mix up but over all i had my fariy tale wedding.
The place was beautiful, the service and help was awesome. I asked if they could save a room for me and the said yes, but Read more...
The place was beautiful, the service and help was awesome. I asked if they could save a room for me and the said yes, but then they booked it and i had to change at another place. small mix up but over all i had my fariy tale wedding. Read less
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Lynda
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
The Wayside Inn and its Martha-Mary chapel provided the ultimate colonial backdrop for our perfect country wedding!

We found the sexton, the hostess and her waitstaff to be nothing but professional and very attentive to all of ours and our guest's needs.

Our reception was held in the Main Dining Room of the Inn. We had 90 guests and everyone was in there very comfortably. All of the dinner courses were perfectly timed, and Linda the hostess was on top of everything. She really did a great job of putting the room together.

The only thing that did bug me were the columns in the middle of the room, which the dance floor was contained within. Sometimes guests were hidden behind the columns, so the photos are going to show half of a guest behind the columns. That was only a minor bug though.

For the beauty and charm that The Wayside Inn possesses, The cost value is an incredible deal! All one has to do is check out the property to see that it is indeed something very special. And the price per guest is in the $40 range! Places with twice the guest cost DO NOT have the same kind of charm that this place has!

We are very satisfied, and hope that we help another couple experience the same here!
The Wayside Inn and its Martha-Mary chapel provided the ultimate colonial backdrop for our perfect country wedding!
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The Wayside Inn and its Martha-Mary chapel provided the ultimate colonial backdrop for our perfect country wedding!

We found the sexton, the hostess and her waitstaff to be nothing but professional and very attentive to all of ours and our guest's needs.

Our reception was held in the Main Dining Room of the Inn. We had 90 guests and everyone was in there very comfortably. All of the dinner courses were perfectly timed, and Linda the hostess was on top of everything. She really did a great job of putting the room together.

The only thing that did bug me were the columns in the middle of the room, which the dance floor was contained within. Sometimes guests were hidden behind the columns, so the photos are going to show half of a guest behind the columns. That was only a minor bug though.

For the beauty and charm that The Wayside Inn possesses, The cost value is an incredible deal! All one has to do is check out the property to see that it is indeed something very special. And the price per guest is in the $40 range! Places with twice the guest cost DO NOT have the same kind of charm that this place has!

We are very satisfied, and hope that we help another couple experience the same here! Read less
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kim429
Wedding:
4/29/2011
5.0/5.0
We fell in love with the Wayside Inn from the first time we visited. If you are looking for historic charm and natural beauty in your wedding venue, this is the place to go. The atmosphere inside is warm, rustic, and romantic. There are tons of spots for picture opportunities. We got rave reviews on the food, cake, and staff from our guests. We have been to Wayside countless times before and after the wedding, and always have a wonderful experience with the staff. The wedding planning team made it effortless for us. We opted for the hostess (Linda) for extra wedding day help, and it was well worth it. The horse/surrey was also worth it and everyone loved that touch. We cannot say enough good things about the Wayside Inn. Our wedding day ended up being exactly how we had imagined, and the ambience and history of the Inn really created unique, special memories for us and our guests.
We fell in love with the Wayside Inn from the first time we visited. If you are looking for historic charm and natural Read more...
We fell in love with the Wayside Inn from the first time we visited. If you are looking for historic charm and natural beauty in your wedding venue, this is the place to go. The atmosphere inside is warm, rustic, and romantic. There are tons of spots for picture opportunities. We got rave reviews on the food, cake, and staff from our guests. We have been to Wayside countless times before and after the wedding, and always have a wonderful experience with the staff. The wedding planning team made it effortless for us. We opted for the hostess (Linda) for extra wedding day help, and it was well worth it. The horse/surrey was also worth it and everyone loved that touch. We cannot say enough good things about the Wayside Inn. Our wedding day ended up being exactly how we had imagined, and the ambience and history of the Inn really created unique, special memories for us and our guests. Read less
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Jenifer
Wedding:
3/26/2011
4.8/5.0
The staff at Wayside Inn were extremely helpful and easy to work with. They made my day ext6remely special!
The staff at Wayside Inn were extremely helpful and easy to work with. They made my day ext6remely special!
The staff at Wayside Inn were extremely helpful and easy to work with. They made my day ext6remely special! Read less
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Jruss0307
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.7/5.0
I love the Martha-Mary Chapel. Our Jp was unable to make it to the rehearsal, the Sexton stepped in and helped us with everything.
I love the Martha-Mary Chapel. Our Jp was unable to make it to the rehearsal, the Sexton stepped in and helped us with Read more...
I love the Martha-Mary Chapel. Our Jp was unable to make it to the rehearsal, the Sexton stepped in and helped us with everything. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/11/2010
4.3/5.0
We LOVED having our ceremony at the beautiful Martha-Mary chapel. It was perfect and just what we wanted.
Yes the Wayside did bring in new wedding consultants over the course of our planning, but THANK GOD! We had first worked with Amy who was unorganized, unwelcoming and unprofessional (those are the reasons for the 1/2 stars).
But then we got connected with their new wedding staff Kathy, Melissa and Sandy. These women are amazing and will stop at nothing to make sure you are comfortable, organized and informed.
We also had our reception in the great room and it was wonderful!
Everyone there is super friendly and helpful, I wish I could relive my wedding over because it was perfect!
We LOVED having our ceremony at the beautiful Martha-Mary chapel. It was perfect and just what we wanted.
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We LOVED having our ceremony at the beautiful Martha-Mary chapel. It was perfect and just what we wanted.
Yes the Wayside did bring in new wedding consultants over the course of our planning, but THANK GOD! We had first worked with Amy who was unorganized, unwelcoming and unprofessional (those are the reasons for the 1/2 stars).
But then we got connected with their new wedding staff Kathy, Melissa and Sandy. These women are amazing and will stop at nothing to make sure you are comfortable, organized and informed.
We also had our reception in the great room and it was wonderful!
Everyone there is super friendly and helpful, I wish I could relive my wedding over because it was perfect! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/11/2010
4.6/5.0
We are so, so glad we went with the Wayside Inn for our wedding this September. As another reviewer mentioned, there was some recent turnover in the functions office, and we did encounter some bumps related to that handoff, but the new coordinator and the rest of the staff were fantastic to us the rest of the way. We had our ceremony in the chapel, followed by a buffet reception in the inn's main dining room, and our guests raved about not only the New England charm, but the food (especially the prime rib - I think I heard more about the prime rib than anything else about our entire wedding!) and service. I was a tiny bit wary at first about booking a venue that had a "wedding package" because I was worried it would be too generic and not as good quality as if we had chosen things ourselves (like going and finding our own bakery for a cake with fancy flavors), but decided it was well worth it not to have to coordinate with a bunch of separate vendors. As it turned out, I was right that it was worth streamlining, but wrong that it would be blah -- everything still felt very warm and personal, and the cake from the in-house baker (to provide one example) was fantastic - I don't think I've ever had cake with such delicious frosting at a wedding. The functions staff were very good about letting me know where upgrades were available but never pushing or trying to upsell, and were reasonably prompt in sending a refund check when our guests turned out not to drink as much as we had prepaid the bar tab for.

As far as the ceremony in the chapel, the sexton was *enormously* helpful and basically ran our whole rehearsal -- twice, really, since the groom & two groomsmen were stuck in traffic and very late -- since we didn't have our officiant for the rehearsal. I think more than any single person, she set my mind at ease and made me feel comfortable going in to the wedding day.
We are so, so glad we went with the Wayside Inn for our wedding this September. As another reviewer mentioned, there was Read more...
We are so, so glad we went with the Wayside Inn for our wedding this September. As another reviewer mentioned, there was some recent turnover in the functions office, and we did encounter some bumps related to that handoff, but the new coordinator and the rest of the staff were fantastic to us the rest of the way. We had our ceremony in the chapel, followed by a buffet reception in the inn's main dining room, and our guests raved about not only the New England charm, but the food (especially the prime rib - I think I heard more about the prime rib than anything else about our entire wedding!) and service. I was a tiny bit wary at first about booking a venue that had a "wedding package" because I was worried it would be too generic and not as good quality as if we had chosen things ourselves (like going and finding our own bakery for a cake with fancy flavors), but decided it was well worth it not to have to coordinate with a bunch of separate vendors. As it turned out, I was right that it was worth streamlining, but wrong that it would be blah -- everything still felt very warm and personal, and the cake from the in-house baker (to provide one example) was fantastic - I don't think I've ever had cake with such delicious frosting at a wedding. The functions staff were very good about letting me know where upgrades were available but never pushing or trying to upsell, and were reasonably prompt in sending a refund check when our guests turned out not to drink as much as we had prepaid the bar tab for.

As far as the ceremony in the chapel, the sexton was *enormously* helpful and basically ran our whole rehearsal -- twice, really, since the groom & two groomsmen were stuck in traffic and very late -- since we didn't have our officiant for the rehearsal. I think more than any single person, she set my mind at ease and made me feel comfortable going in to the wedding day. Read less
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cmd905
Wedding:
9/5/2010
1.9/5.0
We used The Wayside Inn for their chapel. The chapel was fantastic, however their funtion staff was not. We had our rehearsal dinner with the Inn as well. During our engagement, the Inn changed personnel, in the fuction office. I had never been more disappointed in service. The new staff was awful to deal with. Totally unprofessional, and not thorough at all. I got little to no response when contacting the functions office. I was treated rudely, and never felt comfortable. If they did not have such a nice chapel, I would have walked away months ago. The dinner did go off without a hitch, but I will not recommend this venue to anyone, nor will I be doing business with them in the future.
We used The Wayside Inn for their chapel. The chapel was fantastic, however their funtion staff was not. We had our Read more...
We used The Wayside Inn for their chapel. The chapel was fantastic, however their funtion staff was not. We had our rehearsal dinner with the Inn as well. During our engagement, the Inn changed personnel, in the fuction office. I had never been more disappointed in service. The new staff was awful to deal with. Totally unprofessional, and not thorough at all. I got little to no response when contacting the functions office. I was treated rudely, and never felt comfortable. If they did not have such a nice chapel, I would have walked away months ago. The dinner did go off without a hitch, but I will not recommend this venue to anyone, nor will I be doing business with them in the future. Read less
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Marilyn
Wedding:
8/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Kathy and team provided outstanding service. The tent and grounds made for a beautiful evening for our family and friends. The bride and groom had a carriage ride from the Grist Mill to the Wayside Inn - complete with the children in their bridal party. Our guests said the food was outstanding - Filet Mignon and vegetarian. We had 200 guests and everyone danced all night in the test - uplit by Rafi and outstanding DJ. They do a lot to make it easy for the couple to enjoy themselves. Location is everything.
Kathy and team provided outstanding service. The tent and grounds made for a beautiful evening for our family and friends. Read more...
Kathy and team provided outstanding service. The tent and grounds made for a beautiful evening for our family and friends. The bride and groom had a carriage ride from the Grist Mill to the Wayside Inn - complete with the children in their bridal party. Our guests said the food was outstanding - Filet Mignon and vegetarian. We had 200 guests and everyone danced all night in the test - uplit by Rafi and outstanding DJ. They do a lot to make it easy for the couple to enjoy themselves. Location is everything. Read less
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youngsunnz
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
A great Vendor, my wife and I are very satisfied with this company. We had the greatest time with top notch customer service. Great pricing and a great staff
A great Vendor, my wife and I are very satisfied with this company. We had the greatest time with top notch customer Read more...
A great Vendor, my wife and I are very satisfied with this company. We had the greatest time with top notch customer service. Great pricing and a great staff Read less
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Joanne
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
This location is wonderful. every aspect was beautiful
This location is wonderful. every aspect was beautiful
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Michelle
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Absolutely wonderful. I couldn't have asked for more. A very helpful and professional staff, beautiful grounds, amazing food, and a reasonable price. I would recommend the Wayside to anyone.
Absolutely wonderful. I couldn't have asked for more. A very helpful and professional staff, beautiful grounds, amazing Read more...
Absolutely wonderful. I couldn't have asked for more. A very helpful and professional staff, beautiful grounds, amazing food, and a reasonable price. I would recommend the Wayside to anyone. Read less
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0808Bride
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
My wedding day was perfect at the Wayside Inn. The chapel is absolutely beautiful and the tent we had our reception in was gorgeous. Sandy, the functions coordinator, was very easy to work with and always responded promptly to my questions. Everyone raved about the food! The cost was very affordable!
My wedding day was perfect at the Wayside Inn. The chapel is absolutely beautiful and the tent we had our reception in was Read more...
My wedding day was perfect at the Wayside Inn. The chapel is absolutely beautiful and the tent we had our reception in was gorgeous. Sandy, the functions coordinator, was very easy to work with and always responded promptly to my questions. Everyone raved about the food! The cost was very affordable! Read less
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Beth24
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
The Martha Mary Chapel at Wayside Inn is an amazing place for a wedding ceremony. The chapel is very quaint and the pictures both inside and out came out amazing. There is also a Grist Mill and beautiful area across the street where you can take great pictures, but it is open to the public so there could be other brides or just couples taking pictures there. There was another couple there when we went, but my photographer was able to photshop them out of the pictures. Also, unless your wedding is the last ceremony of the day (mine was 5:30pm), you only have 45 minutes from beginning to end so you can't have a receiving line outside of the chapel. My ceremony did happen to be the last of the day, so they let me have an extra 30 mins which worked out perfectly. When booking, you may want to ask for the last ceremony slot if that works for you.
The Martha Mary Chapel at Wayside Inn is an amazing place for a wedding ceremony. The chapel is very quaint and the Read more...
The Martha Mary Chapel at Wayside Inn is an amazing place for a wedding ceremony. The chapel is very quaint and the pictures both inside and out came out amazing. There is also a Grist Mill and beautiful area across the street where you can take great pictures, but it is open to the public so there could be other brides or just couples taking pictures there. There was another couple there when we went, but my photographer was able to photshop them out of the pictures. Also, unless your wedding is the last ceremony of the day (mine was 5:30pm), you only have 45 minutes from beginning to end so you can't have a receiving line outside of the chapel. My ceremony did happen to be the last of the day, so they let me have an extra 30 mins which worked out perfectly. When booking, you may want to ask for the last ceremony slot if that works for you. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/17/2009
5.0/5.0
I feel like I'm giving all my vendors 5 stars, but it was a perfect day! Having our wedding at the Wayside Inn made it so special. We really felt like the whole day was so personal and intimate. The Wayside Inn was so New England and was perfect for our families who are from Connecticut and Indiana. We loved having the ceremony and reception at the same place. The chapel is gorgeous and our guests loved the sound of the horse and surrey coming up the brick path way for the ceremony. As we were preparing for the big day we had a million questions, which Sandy had no problem answering. Our guests loved the feel of the inn and the food was delicious! The price also seemed really great compared to other places. If we had to do it all over again, we wouldn't change a thing. We LOVED having our wedding at Longfellow's Wayside Inn!
I feel like I'm giving all my vendors 5 stars, but it was a perfect day! Having our wedding at the Wayside Inn made it so Read more...
I feel like I'm giving all my vendors 5 stars, but it was a perfect day! Having our wedding at the Wayside Inn made it so special. We really felt like the whole day was so personal and intimate. The Wayside Inn was so New England and was perfect for our families who are from Connecticut and Indiana. We loved having the ceremony and reception at the same place. The chapel is gorgeous and our guests loved the sound of the horse and surrey coming up the brick path way for the ceremony. As we were preparing for the big day we had a million questions, which Sandy had no problem answering. Our guests loved the feel of the inn and the food was delicious! The price also seemed really great compared to other places. If we had to do it all over again, we wouldn't change a thing. We LOVED having our wedding at Longfellow's Wayside Inn! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/14/2008
4.6/5.0
The Wayside Inn is a beautiful historic landmark. The atmosphere was romantic and elegant.
For years my Mom told me about how great it would be to be married there! The horse
and buggy made our wedding a fairy tale...and the Martha Mary Chapel was adorable.
The Wayside Inn is a beautiful historic landmark. The atmosphere was romantic and elegant.
For years my Mom told me Read more...
The Wayside Inn is a beautiful historic landmark. The atmosphere was romantic and elegant.
For years my Mom told me about how great it would be to be married there! The horse
and buggy made our wedding a fairy tale...and the Martha Mary Chapel was adorable. Read less
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gokidfears
Wedding:
5/17/2008
4.9/5.0
We couldnt have had a better place. the food and service was just fabulous!
We couldnt have had a better place. the food and service was just fabulous!
We couldnt have had a better place. the food and service was just fabulous! Read less
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Sheila
Wedding:
10/21/2006
4.9/5.0
I have nothing but love for Sandy Brown and the entire Wayside Inn staff. Sandy bent over backwards to address all of our needs for the reception, from finding us a hostess to making sure the sauce for the beef didn't include mushrooms. (My husband joked that if the leaves fell off the trees before our autumn wedding, Sandy would be out there with a stapler and a ladder reattaching them.) The food was fantastic, our hostess was attentive and organized, and the waitstaff was incredibly friendly and courteous. It was all budget-friendly, as well.

The half star I docked under professionalism is for the chapel sexton, who was not particularly friendly. She did her job, though, and the ceremony went well, but I wasn't thrilled with her.
I have nothing but love for Sandy Brown and the entire Wayside Inn staff. Sandy bent over backwards to address all of our Read more...
I have nothing but love for Sandy Brown and the entire Wayside Inn staff. Sandy bent over backwards to address all of our needs for the reception, from finding us a hostess to making sure the sauce for the beef didn't include mushrooms. (My husband joked that if the leaves fell off the trees before our autumn wedding, Sandy would be out there with a stapler and a ladder reattaching them.) The food was fantastic, our hostess was attentive and organized, and the waitstaff was incredibly friendly and courteous. It was all budget-friendly, as well.

The half star I docked under professionalism is for the chapel sexton, who was not particularly friendly. She did her job, though, and the ceremony went well, but I wasn't thrilled with her. Read less
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