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Orchards Hotel/Orchards Catering

Williamstown , MA
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LOCATION

222 Adams Road
Williamstown, MA US 01267 (map)

PHONE

800-225-1517

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

For a most important occasion in your life, choose the Orchards Hotel. A welcome alternative to traditional franchised hotels and local inns. With AAA Four Diamond Awards for lodging and... Read more
For a most important occasion in your life, choose the Orchards Hotel. A welcome alternative to traditional franchised hotels and local inns. With AAA Four Diamond Awards for lodging and dining, the Orchards Hotel and Gala Steakhouse & Bistro provides exceptional surroundings, exemplary service and gourmet cuisine to make it the ideal choice for the unique, fresh and anything but ordinary venue for your wedding and reception.



In addition The Orchards can cater any event large or small. From intimate gatherings at private homes, to extravagant tented affairs Orchards Catering provides the same attention to detail, innovative cuisine, and quality service.



Within the hotel, the garden courtyard is the ideal setting for an intimate ceremony amidst the tranquil ambience of our reflecting pool and gardens. The Cabaret Ballroom features a cathedral ceiling, views of the courtyard and a stylishly elegant décor.



With innovative ideas and guidance a menu can be customized to meet your exact discriminating tastes and served by our experienced staff attending to your every detail. Whether your event is at the hotel, or at a remote location, our goal remains the same, to create a unique, inspiring, event that reflects your personal style and taste.



Each of the hotel’s 49 deluxe guest rooms offers complimentary wireless high speed internet, individual climate control, a personal safe, an LCD/HD television, an alarm clock with an MP3 line, and a plush, comfortable pillow top bed. Most of the rooms have views of the rolling Berkshire Mountains or the lavish garden courtyard. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1985
When was your venue last renovated?
2006
Describe your venue:
Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Country, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
120
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
10
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
48
Number of suites
1
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
500
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?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
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
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Sarah
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding would never have come together if it weren't for The Orchards Hotel and the absolutely incredible Rebecca. She went out of her way to understand the type of wedding we wanted, and then worked with us to make it happen. She handled all the rentals, finding us great deals along the way. On the day of the wedding, she couldn't have been better. Responsive, available by all means -- and when we forgot to check in, we could always rely on her to give us a call or shoot us text to keep everything on track.

Our food was to die for -- Chef used all local ingredients, and worked with us to adjust the menu up until the last minute to ensure we had the best produce and best food possible. Weeks later, I'm still getting emails from friends raving about the smoked salmon and all else. We had an Asian fusion menu, and Chef was up for the task. Our cocktail hour dim sum was awesome! They thought through so many details -- from including a hoi sin glaze on our ham, to including star fruit and dragon fruit for our breakfast the next day. It's really these little touches that puts these guys above other vendors we've dealt with. Everything they said they could do, they did—and more.

Wait staff was friendly, courteous, smart and on top of everything.

Our stay at the hotel was also flawless. They made us feel at home, pampered—like the king and queen you want to be on your wedding day.

Truly, we owe so much of the success of our wedding to The Orchards—including the fact that the whole event ran on time! We can't say enough positive things. If you have the chance, we highly recommend working with them.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation, Unique Services
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Not only was my bridal shower brunch in May of 2013 phenomenal and perfect in every way, but our outdoor cookout rehearsal dinner in July of 2013 could not possibly have been better! The staff was incredibly attentive and professional, the food was unbelievable, and we felt like we were part of an extended family. It was such a relief to know that our family members didn't have to worry about food allergies (because everything was clearly labeled), and our youngest guests had room to run around the courtyard and still be safe. We will surely recommend this venue to our friends who are getting married in the next few years!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Cyndi
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
The venue was absolutely perfect! It was decorated tastefully and up-to-date. We were working with a gold and white/cream colored theme so our table centerpieces were enhanced by the beauty of the banquet room. Everything was in place as discussed beforehand. Wait staff were abundant, courteous and timely.

The buffet dinner was exceptional. Guests are still commenting on the variety of foods offered. Every item served was delicious and there was a dish for everyone, regardless of food preferences. The dessert buffet table was a new twist for many wedding guests and it allowed them to sample more than one item. The buffet area was well organized and allowed guests to move seamlessly along the buffet line. Food was plentiful and served at correct temperatures.

The wedding planner (Rebecca Lennon) suggested the florist. Outta the Box Blooms is a new, local business and the centerpieces were spectacular. Two centerpieces were minimally damaged during delivery and the florist made a substitution (at her own expense) and the difference was undetectable. They were exactly as ordered and were delivered and placed in the venue by the time that we had arrived.

Lighting and decor were both ideal for the event.

For unique services we were offered a sitting room on the same floor, so that we could capture some much sought-after family photos. The groom is a photographer and was setting up photos with a critical eye. The spacious, tastefully decorated room that we were offered was easily accesible and provided the perfect background for photos that will be enjoyed for years to come. There were separate tables for both the guest seating cards and the gifts; both were strategically placed int he area where we greeted our guests.
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Genevieve
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Rebecca Lennon was the best, completely accommodating and very helpful with all aspects of planning the wedding. I would highly recommend Rebecca and the Orchards for your Wedding experience. Wonderful!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The orchards was a beautiful venue for our wedding 9/8/12. Rebecca was amazing to work with. She was professional, accommodating and absolutely fantastic on the day of the wedding. It rained so we had to move indoors and all went smoothly, leaving us to enjoy every moment of our day. Thank you so much to the Orchards and especially Rebecca! You're fantastic at what you do!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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bpphoto785
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We had the most amazing wedding weekend at the Orchards! Rebecca was beyond wonderful to work with and ensured that everything was perfect! We had our rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, welcome reception, ceremony, wedding reception and Sunday brunch at the Orchards. Each and every event was executed perfectly.
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Amanda
Wedding:
2/11/2012
5.0/5.0
This is one of the most amazing spots to have your wedding. Whether it's outside in the warm weather in the courtyard surrounded by flowers and a pond, or inside warm and toasty on cold days snuggled with the warmth of the fireplaces. The Orchards is so welcoming and warm, the food is out of this world and the employees are there for whatever you need. They will make sure that this day(s) goes my as smooth as possible.

Our Recpetion was held at the Orchards Hotel on a cold wintery day. The food was buffet style and catered by the chef. Our guests could not get over how delicious the food was and how the meat melted in your mouth..( Great Job Chef, Thanks again!)The ball room was set up so niceley with the decor that I had picked out, and given to the wedding planners to display. Our theme was snowflakes/pinecones, I could not beleive how well they had displayed all of our decor and centerpeices.

Heidi and Rebecca (Sales) I want to Thank you so much for making "Our Wedding" such an amazing and wounderful time. We appreciate all the time and hard work you put into it! It was truley a time to remember.

Later in the evening we had visited the bar downstairs with some friends and family. We had some great drinks from an amazing bartender Greg! We also decided to get a bite to eat. The cheese plate is our favorite! Different cheeses plated with an assortment of crackers and spreads...Yummm.

My rating from 1-100 for The Orchards would be 100+
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Martha
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Rebecca was the best wedding coordinator we could have asked for! She was with us every step of the way and helped us so much! The chef was fantastic and came to check on us while we were eating dinner to make sure everything was okay. The food was fabulous! The drinks were great. Everyone was so happy and eager to help us and make sure our day was so fantastic!

Go to the Orchards! It's like a great big happy family! =)
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Beautiful grounds, exquisite rooms, outstandin​g service from super-frie​ndly and profession​al staff... we could not have been happier with our experience​ having our wedding events there this weekend. Rebecca Lennon was tireless in her efforts to ensure that our wedding was a smashing success, and she made it appear effortless​! Our guests commented time and time again how wonderful the food was, how friendly and profession​al the staff was, and how beautiful and elegant the atmosphere​ was. We will go back there again and again and again. (a special note to recognize other outstandin​g "players" in our wedding weekend - Robin for tending bar during the reception and then being there to provide excellent customer service first thing in the morning at our farewell brunch!!, Gregg for bartending​ on the wedding-ev​e and being so friendly and interested​, Mitch and Katrina at the front desk helping us with any and all requests, and Felicia for serving our sweetheart​ table. -- you all deserve recognitio​n and praise!)
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, , Wedding Venue
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Redneck Mama
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't express enough how helpful and fexible Rebecca Lennon and her staff was with our wedding. We had to change the location not once,not twice but three times in THREE days. A chain of terrible events due to weather and other things caused great stress on our family. Rebecca was so helpful and willing to make everything work to please the bride and groom. I will be sure to pass the word about the Orchards and the wonderful staff working for them
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Rebecca and Chef Chris were amazing to work with, they are true professionals who go out of their way to make your special day exactly what you envision. My wife and I couldn't be happier with the way that our wedding day turned out. Thank you very much to all involved at The Orchards!!!
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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M_Kaiser2011
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Ask as many questions as you need to. No question is silly or stupid. Open you mouth and dont be afraid to say what you want. It is your day.... Everyone at the Orchards was amazing and so helpful. They are compassionate kind fun staff. Our wedding experience was great, and our wedding day itself was beyond perfect..Thanks to them.... Rebecca was a life saver. She took care of all the small stuff, cake flower delievery, calling all our venders. she is an amazing woman and i dont think everything would have been as perfect without her help. The day of she took very good care of all us girls while we were getting ready. Wine and lunch, wine is just what i needed to calm myself.
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Crystal
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
The Orchards Hotel is AMAZING! We worked with Rebecca who is truly a gem! She worked with us through all the planning and helped make our day perfect! She coordinated with the other vendors and kept everything flowing during the wedding! The hotel is simply beautiful, especially the courtyard! The food is outstanding and the staff is so friendly. Our friends and family are still raving about how wonderful everything was! Please look no further than The Orchards Hotel for your wedding! You will not be disappointed!
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John
Wedding:
1/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Our reception at Orchards Hotel was elegant and beautiful!everything went perfectly!The service is really wonderful & the ambience is really nice. I would highly recommend this place.
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katie
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
I have only good things to say about the team at the Orchards. Rebecca made every wish come true and we felt well taken care of the entire time (from the first meeting to last departure). The venue is gorgeous, convenient, and warm. The staff truly make the experience, however, and we could not have done it with out their constant care and attention. Smiles to you all and I will definitely be having a party there sometime soon.
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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Nora Lea
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Orchards was extremely flexible, able to make last minute adjustments to numbers of people and changes in services desired. Rebecca was very helpful in making menu suggestions, and responded quickly to requests for quotes. Rooms for various functions were decorated beautifully and in keeping with our theme even better than we had hoped. Highly recommend them for parties of the size their various rooms will accommodate...very good at determining the appropriate room for each event.
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Unique Services
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Katie
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Rebecca, our contact at the Orchards, was wonderful to work with. She always responded quickly via email or phone with any questions that I had. Rebecca made it easy to plan all the details of our big day. She organized a food tasting for us and our parents, and kept notes for us so that we would remember what we liked and didn't like. She helped to organize the ceremony as well as the reception. It was so convenient to have both at the same beautiful location. We were glad that Rebecca was there the day of the wedding to make sure everything went smoothly. The staff that was at the Orchards the day before the wedding were very helpful in getting everything set up. They were very accommodating as to seating arrangements and bringing in larger tables and extra place settings. They worked hard to set up the courtyard the way we wanted it for the ceremony. The waitstaff the day of the wedding were efficient and very nice. Our guests were served dinner in a timely manner, and when asked to bring a plate back and replace it with a new meal, they were more that happy to oblige. Everything went very well the day of the wedding, and we have very happy memories of the day.
Katie and Rob Dumais
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Martha and Dan
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
It was a great experience, Rebbecca was excellent to work with she gave great ideas and work with all of our ideas, including have one large family style table for 55 guest! she and the staff an amazing job to make our day stress free and perfect I would recommend the Orchards to any bride!
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Venue
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btanneratholland@aol.com
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Very pleased with our family wedding at the Orchards. Helpful personnel, excellent and tasteful set up for the reception room, great food. Met or exceeded all of our needs and expectations for a truely memorable and pleasant day.
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annarobertson
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
The Orchards was the most lovely place to have our Backyard Barbecue reception. It was low-key and wonderful. The food was excellent. Many of our guests have said it was the best wedding food they've ever had. The presentation was great--quality amazing. My brother-in-law has severe allergies and they prepared a special meal for him and took very good care in making sure every guest had a good time.

From day one, Heidi and Rebecca were so helpful and amenable to our ideas. They gave excellent suggestions and helped us shape a wonderful party.

The hotel itself was also so wonderful to my family, who used it as their home base throughout the weekend.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/25/2008
5.0/5.0
We had the perfect wedding weekend and the hotel was one of the biggest parts of that. There is not a single thing we would change about our wedding. Every single staff member was wonderful to work with and completely attentive to making our wedding weekend the best possible. Our guests that stayed at the hotel all raved about the wonderful service and food. Even the guests that didn't stay there all praised the venue. I can't say enough about how wonderful everything was.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Thank you to the Orchards and in particular Rebecca Lennon for an amazing wedding. The food was delish. The planning and day of assistance was outstanding in quality. Rebecca was a sea of calm and excellent management. I will recommend The Orcchards to my friends looking for a wedding venue, a dinner, or a hotel. Thank you all for a job well done!
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evmartin88
Wedding:
12/31/2011
4.9/5.0
I had my new years eve wedding here and honestly couldn't have asked for anything more. Rebecca is absolutely amazing - trust her. She will take care of anything, keep you on track, manage other vendors, and most importantly, let you relax and enjoy your wedding. My wedding at the Orchards was romantic and perfect - everything I ever could have asked for - including the wedding night suite!!!!
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Corcoran Wedding 8.21.10
Wedding:
8/21/2010
4.9/5.0
The Orchards hotel was the perfect place for our wedding! Rebecca the wedding coordinator was so nice and provide the support that we need in planning our special day! Our dreams came true thanks to Rebecca Lennon and all the staff at the Orchards Hotel!!
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Bill
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.9/5.0
Rebecca Lennon and the Orchard's staff made my daughter's wedding an enormous success. Rebecca was very responsive to any questions or concerns that I, as father of the bride, had. I certainly do not have any reservations recommending The Orchards to future brides as a terrific venue for a wedding ceremony and or reception.
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missv5786
Wedding:
1/21/2012
4.8/5.0
The Orchards was a fabulous venue for our intimate winter wedding. We had a small group- around 65 people - which I think was a perfect size for the setting.

We wanted a mid-morning ceremony with a brunch buffet at the reception. The staff at The Orchards didn't even hesitate in their response, but rather they were all excited to try new menu choices and tailor the event into whatever we had in mind.

The staff was fabulous in accommodating our guests both the night prior to the big day with a pizza and spirits welcome dinner (which was attended by those staying at the hotel, as well as those who chose to stay in other hotels) as well extended checkout for the Sunday following.

We had a few mishaps with communication in the weeks prior to day of, where responses were not as prompt as I would have liked, but the execution and follow thru were impeccable. Overall- Perfect Day!
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dcbride2010
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.8/5.0
We had our reception at the Orchards. The venue worked out really well for our wedding size, just over 70 people. The food and service was great. The best part was Rebecca, their events person, who organized everything. She took care of so many potentially annoying issues, like organizing cake delivery with our baker. It made managing a non-local event so much more manageable. I would definitely recommend the Orchards for a wedding reception.
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Marissa
Wedding:
8/11/2012
4.7/5.0
We had our guests stay at the Orchards Hotel for our daughters wedding and had our rehearsal dinner at the Gala Restaurant there We were very pleased at how accommodating everyone was . The front desk staff was friendly and very helpful and Rebecca went over and above her catering duties to help us have a successful event.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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pastrychefrp
Wedding:
12/2/2008
4.6/5.0
They did exactly what I asked and with a great attitude!
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