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Publick House Historic Inn

Sturbridge , MA

LOCATION

277 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA US 01566 (map)
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ABOUT US

For the wedding of your dreams, come to Publick House Historic Inn
Publick House Historic Inn, located in the charming town of Sturbridge, MA, is the ultimate venue for your... Read more
For the wedding of your dreams, come to Publick House Historic Inn
Publick House Historic Inn, located in the charming town of Sturbridge, MA, is the ultimate venue for your memorable New England wedding. Our wedding consultants will work with you to ensure your vision becomes a reality and your wedding day is more magical than you've ever imagined.

Whether you’re envisioning a traditional ceremony & reception, or a small private wedding celebration, Publick House provides the perfect romantic setting. You will be sharing one of the most important moments of your life with family and friends in an intimate and beautiful country setting. Unique and treasured memories will be created that hearts will remember for a lifetime.

The Publick House is a full-service New England destination wedding venue, making it the perfect weekend retreat for your guests. From welcome gatherings and rehearsal dinners, to post-wedding celebrations and breakfast farewells, your guests will relish in the warmth of our history and Yankee hospitality.

Call our Sales Office to schedule a site visit and to check on available dates at 508-347-7323 Ext. 286. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1771
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Inn / Bed & Breakfast, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Country, 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?
11
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
103
Number of suites
9
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
100
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?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Beth
Wedding:
7/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the Publick House made our wedding day run smoothly.
My family is from MA and my husband's family is from CT so having an on-site wedding at the Publick House Historic Inn was a match made in heaven. Our wedding was outdoors at the Garden Gazebo on the beautifully manicured grounds and our reception was under their beautiful tent. The convenience of allowing our guests to stay the night at the inn was a big plus for us! This cut down on transportation costs for ourselves and guests and the rooms were reasonably priced. The many amenities included in our package were incredible. Publick House created a gorgeous three tiered cake for our reception right at their on-site bakery and all of their tables, chairs and linens were included as well. The food was fabulous! We had the Orchard Chicken, Pan-Seared Salmon and the Wild Mushroom Raviolis as our dinner entrees and our guests were blown away by how tasty it all was!

Our wedding coordinator Kris was incredible. We loved her no-nonsense attitude and her humor. She was warm, welcoming and made our night flow seamlessly. We had a 48 star flag hung behind our sweetheart table under the tent (we were married the night before 4th of July) and it ended up getting drenched in a downpour late in the evening of our reception. She offered to dry it out for us at her own home and re-fold it for us to pick up a few days later. This was touching and we really appreciated the gesture.

All of the staff were quick to respond to emails that I sent in for questions and the rehearsal dinner on site was incredible too. Everyone in our family said that our wedding was amazing and that they couldn't believe how lovely it all was.

Thank you Publick House - we will be visiting again soon and will keep you in mind to host any future events for us!!

Best Regards,

Beth & Christopher Lippmann
Publick House Wedding - 07.03.14
Everyone at the Publick House made our wedding day run smoothly.
My family is from MA and my husband's family is from Read more...
Everyone at the Publick House made our wedding day run smoothly.
My family is from MA and my husband's family is from CT so having an on-site wedding at the Publick House Historic Inn was a match made in heaven. Our wedding was outdoors at the Garden Gazebo on the beautifully manicured grounds and our reception was under their beautiful tent. The convenience of allowing our guests to stay the night at the inn was a big plus for us! This cut down on transportation costs for ourselves and guests and the rooms were reasonably priced. The many amenities included in our package were incredible. Publick House created a gorgeous three tiered cake for our reception right at their on-site bakery and all of their tables, chairs and linens were included as well. The food was fabulous! We had the Orchard Chicken, Pan-Seared Salmon and the Wild Mushroom Raviolis as our dinner entrees and our guests were blown away by how tasty it all was!

Our wedding coordinator Kris was incredible. We loved her no-nonsense attitude and her humor. She was warm, welcoming and made our night flow seamlessly. We had a 48 star flag hung behind our sweetheart table under the tent (we were married the night before 4th of July) and it ended up getting drenched in a downpour late in the evening of our reception. She offered to dry it out for us at her own home and re-fold it for us to pick up a few days later. This was touching and we really appreciated the gesture.

All of the staff were quick to respond to emails that I sent in for questions and the rehearsal dinner on site was incredible too. Everyone in our family said that our wedding was amazing and that they couldn't believe how lovely it all was.

Thank you Publick House - we will be visiting again soon and will keep you in mind to host any future events for us!!

Best Regards,

Beth & Christopher Lippmann
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Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Dorothy
Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
The Publick House did everything possible to make my son's wedding perfect. We never had to worry. The food was excellent. Kristin was there to make sure everything ran smoothly - and it did. She actually visited every table to make sure our guests had everything they needed (or wanted) and directed the staff accordingly. The entire staff was very professional. Our guests say it was the best wedding they've ever attended.
The wedding was held at the hill side gazebo and the reception was in Page Hall. Cocktails and appetizers were served in the barn and patio while pictures were taken.
Our guests stayed in the country lodge and the bride and groom and their parents had rooms in the inn. If you love history the inn is the place to stay.
The Publick House did everything possible to make my son's wedding perfect. We never had to worry. The food was excellent. Read more...
The Publick House did everything possible to make my son's wedding perfect. We never had to worry. The food was excellent. Kristin was there to make sure everything ran smoothly - and it did. She actually visited every table to make sure our guests had everything they needed (or wanted) and directed the staff accordingly. The entire staff was very professional. Our guests say it was the best wedding they've ever attended.
The wedding was held at the hill side gazebo and the reception was in Page Hall. Cocktails and appetizers were served in the barn and patio while pictures were taken.
Our guests stayed in the country lodge and the bride and groom and their parents had rooms in the inn. If you love history the inn is the place to stay. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The staff at publick house exceeded my expectations. They made our wedding day more amazing than we could have ever expected and took all the stress off me which was hard to do! I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone who is getting married. It was the best decision we made!
The staff at publick house exceeded my expectations. They made our wedding day more amazing than we could have ever Read more...
The staff at publick house exceeded my expectations. They made our wedding day more amazing than we could have ever expected and took all the stress off me which was hard to do! I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone who is getting married. It was the best decision we made! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Jill
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone there is great. The service is impeccable. Jen the wedding planner was beyond amazing. Would recommend it anyone.
Everyone there is great. The service is impeccable. Jen the wedding planner was beyond amazing. Would recommend it anyone. Read more...
Everyone there is great. The service is impeccable. Jen the wedding planner was beyond amazing. Would recommend it anyone. Read less
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Pamela
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
The Publick House creates amazing weddings. They personalized everything for me and made sure everything ran smoothly. They cater to the couple's every need and make sure that problems are fixed before they become an issue. I recommend looking at the Publick House for anyone planning a wedding. Great prices for the market and amazing service.
The Publick House creates amazing weddings. They personalized everything for me and made sure everything ran smoothly. Read more...
The Publick House creates amazing weddings. They personalized everything for me and made sure everything ran smoothly. They cater to the couple's every need and make sure that problems are fixed before they become an issue. I recommend looking at the Publick House for anyone planning a wedding. Great prices for the market and amazing service. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I had the pleasure of having my wedding at the Publick House last week. I would not have changed it for the world. The venue is stunning, the food is delicious, and the staff is beyond easy to work with. My expectations were met, and than some! We had a Sunday brunch, and it went off flawlessly. I can't get over how easy my day was. My guests have not stopped telling me how beautiful the Publick House was or how great the food was. I would recommend them 100 times over.
I had the pleasure of having my wedding at the Publick House last week. I would not have changed it for the world. The Read more...
I had the pleasure of having my wedding at the Publick House last week. I would not have changed it for the world. The venue is stunning, the food is delicious, and the staff is beyond easy to work with. My expectations were met, and than some! We had a Sunday brunch, and it went off flawlessly. I can't get over how easy my day was. My guests have not stopped telling me how beautiful the Publick House was or how great the food was. I would recommend them 100 times over. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Leanna
Wedding:
3/30/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about the publick house! They were fantastic in every way. From the beginning when I first inquired to when I said good bye after the reception. Lisa, Cathy, Kristen, & Alison were amazing. I can't thank them enough for taking such good care of me, my husband, our families and friends. Definitely worth every penny and more!
I can't say enough about the publick house! They were fantastic in every way. From the beginning when I first inquired to Read more...
I can't say enough about the publick house! They were fantastic in every way. From the beginning when I first inquired to when I said good bye after the reception. Lisa, Cathy, Kristen, & Alison were amazing. I can't thank them enough for taking such good care of me, my husband, our families and friends. Definitely worth every penny and more! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
How do I even start writing this. We held our wedding and rehearsal here and EVERYTHING WAS BEYOND AMAZING!! BEYOND. The decor, the food, the staff. They truly went above and beyond. Kristin was onsite the day of the wedding and I can truly say she went above and beyond. She even came by to say hi at the rehearsal even though she wasn't working. I had staff holding my dress and an umbrella out in the snow. I had staff watching my 3 year old. All things to just help us out. I will say that I would highly recommend this venue to anyone. It was a wedding people will never forget. it was a 5 star wedding on a budget.
How do I even start writing this. We held our wedding and rehearsal here and EVERYTHING WAS BEYOND AMAZING!! BEYOND. The Read more...
How do I even start writing this. We held our wedding and rehearsal here and EVERYTHING WAS BEYOND AMAZING!! BEYOND. The decor, the food, the staff. They truly went above and beyond. Kristin was onsite the day of the wedding and I can truly say she went above and beyond. She even came by to say hi at the rehearsal even though she wasn't working. I had staff holding my dress and an umbrella out in the snow. I had staff watching my 3 year old. All things to just help us out. I will say that I would highly recommend this venue to anyone. It was a wedding people will never forget. it was a 5 star wedding on a budget. Read less
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mrsmcauliffe
Wedding:
12/29/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about the Publick House. Each member of staff my husband and I worked with were so wonderful! Very responsive, knowledgeable and willing to help us with any questions or issues we had. And trust me, I ALWAYS had questions. They never tried to upsell us - they knew our budget and respected it but made sure we got everything we could out of it! I felt like through the wedding planning process, I developed new friends throughout my communications with everyone! Cathy, Lisa, Laura and Shauna were wonderful through the planning process! Then wedding day, the manager, Kris was fantastic. She and my bridal assistant, Allie were such a delight. Always with us for whatever we needed each step of the way. We were well aware that they do over 150 weddings a year but we TRULY felt like we were THE ONLY one - that is not an easy task. We held our wedding just after Christmas and I cannot even describe how beautiful the decor was. It was breathtaking. Our guests were absolutely amazed. It was also a WONDERFUL coincidence that the color scheme they chose this year matched our wedding colors. It couldn't have been more perfect. It rained so hard on our wedding day and initially I was disappointed knowing what the forecast was in store as we wanted some outdoor shots BUT fortunately the Publick House is so unique with numerous locations to take pictures - we got some amazing photos. The food was unreal! It was unreal at our tasting and the same the day of the wedding. We also asked for a funfetti cake. Probably the best cake I have ever had. At the end of the night we rented the cottage for our after party. Talk about a perfect spot to have your guests come to unwind and keep the party going. It had EVERYTHING you need - They just updated the decor and furniture too. We were so lucky. We received so much great feedback from our guests on how amazing our wedding was and most of that is because of everything that happened at Publick House.
I cannot say enough good things about the Publick House. Each member of staff my husband and I worked with were so Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about the Publick House. Each member of staff my husband and I worked with were so wonderful! Very responsive, knowledgeable and willing to help us with any questions or issues we had. And trust me, I ALWAYS had questions. They never tried to upsell us - they knew our budget and respected it but made sure we got everything we could out of it! I felt like through the wedding planning process, I developed new friends throughout my communications with everyone! Cathy, Lisa, Laura and Shauna were wonderful through the planning process! Then wedding day, the manager, Kris was fantastic. She and my bridal assistant, Allie were such a delight. Always with us for whatever we needed each step of the way. We were well aware that they do over 150 weddings a year but we TRULY felt like we were THE ONLY one - that is not an easy task. We held our wedding just after Christmas and I cannot even describe how beautiful the decor was. It was breathtaking. Our guests were absolutely amazed. It was also a WONDERFUL coincidence that the color scheme they chose this year matched our wedding colors. It couldn't have been more perfect. It rained so hard on our wedding day and initially I was disappointed knowing what the forecast was in store as we wanted some outdoor shots BUT fortunately the Publick House is so unique with numerous locations to take pictures - we got some amazing photos. The food was unreal! It was unreal at our tasting and the same the day of the wedding. We also asked for a funfetti cake. Probably the best cake I have ever had. At the end of the night we rented the cottage for our after party. Talk about a perfect spot to have your guests come to unwind and keep the party going. It had EVERYTHING you need - They just updated the decor and furniture too. We were so lucky. We received so much great feedback from our guests on how amazing our wedding was and most of that is because of everything that happened at Publick House. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We held our ceremony and reception at the Publick House last weekend and we were so pleased with everything. Throughout the entire planning process everyone at the Publick House was responsive and helpful, offering suggestions and advice through each step of the planning. The weeks before the wedding Cathy and Lisa helped me with numerous last minute details and went above and beyond with problem solving on my behalf. The day of the wedding our DJ was very late, but the manager Kris handled the situation for us and took the pressure and stress off of both me and my groom. My guests were all impressed by the food and the beautiful winter decor in Paige Hall and the Barn. Overall, working with the Publick House was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend them to any bride!
We held our ceremony and reception at the Publick House last weekend and we were so pleased with everything. Throughout Read more...
We held our ceremony and reception at the Publick House last weekend and we were so pleased with everything. Throughout the entire planning process everyone at the Publick House was responsive and helpful, offering suggestions and advice through each step of the planning. The weeks before the wedding Cathy and Lisa helped me with numerous last minute details and went above and beyond with problem solving on my behalf. The day of the wedding our DJ was very late, but the manager Kris handled the situation for us and took the pressure and stress off of both me and my groom. My guests were all impressed by the food and the beautiful winter decor in Paige Hall and the Barn. Overall, working with the Publick House was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend them to any bride! Read less
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William
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff here were AMAZING. I cannot say enough of how smoothly our wedding went. EVERYTHING was done to accomodate us. We felt very welcome, and comfortable with our even coordinator, Jennifer. Her staff was fantastic. But, I will be honest, there was one complaint: That was, the food serving sizes. They were gigantic, and people couldnt finish them. The problem was, their food was so good, you felt bad NOT finishing it up!!! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect-and, that is due to the staff at the Publick House!
The staff here were AMAZING. I cannot say enough of how smoothly our wedding went. EVERYTHING was done to accomodate us. Read more...
The staff here were AMAZING. I cannot say enough of how smoothly our wedding went. EVERYTHING was done to accomodate us. We felt very welcome, and comfortable with our even coordinator, Jennifer. Her staff was fantastic. But, I will be honest, there was one complaint: That was, the food serving sizes. They were gigantic, and people couldnt finish them. The problem was, their food was so good, you felt bad NOT finishing it up!!! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect-and, that is due to the staff at the Publick House! Read less
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Robyn
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I don't know how I can possibly write a review that will do justice to the incredible experience we had at the Publick House. From our first visit until we checked out after our wedding, every single interaction we had was outstanding. They were always available to answer questions and help us figure out a wedding that would be right for us. We were disappointed when our wedding day dawned gloomy and rainy but they went so far out of their way to make Paige Hall as beautiful as the outdoor gazebo would have been - more so even. We have remarked to one another multiple times that we are actually glad it rained! They went so far as to add additional decorations (lanterns lining the aisle and some floral arrangements) that had been left behind by a previous wedding to help make the indoor ceremony extra special. Literally everyone from the sales office to the front desk at the hotel to the servers and staff in the restaurants was a pleasure to work with. Our guests loved the New England charm and the service and many of them are planning to find a weekend when we can all do a reunion getaway there. I would not have had my wedding at any other place and cannot recommend this venue highly enough. The food was delicious too!! It just oozes New England and historical charm and if that is the look and feel that you are going for you needn't look any further!!!
I don't know how I can possibly write a review that will do justice to the incredible experience we had at the Publick Read more...
I don't know how I can possibly write a review that will do justice to the incredible experience we had at the Publick House. From our first visit until we checked out after our wedding, every single interaction we had was outstanding. They were always available to answer questions and help us figure out a wedding that would be right for us. We were disappointed when our wedding day dawned gloomy and rainy but they went so far out of their way to make Paige Hall as beautiful as the outdoor gazebo would have been - more so even. We have remarked to one another multiple times that we are actually glad it rained! They went so far as to add additional decorations (lanterns lining the aisle and some floral arrangements) that had been left behind by a previous wedding to help make the indoor ceremony extra special. Literally everyone from the sales office to the front desk at the hotel to the servers and staff in the restaurants was a pleasure to work with. Our guests loved the New England charm and the service and many of them are planning to find a weekend when we can all do a reunion getaway there. I would not have had my wedding at any other place and cannot recommend this venue highly enough. The food was delicious too!! It just oozes New England and historical charm and if that is the look and feel that you are going for you needn't look any further!!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Publick House and we would highly recommend it. Even though our wedding was small, we were treated like royalty from start to finish! The coordinator helped with every detail even last minute requests. We felt welcomed, and well taken care of. We didn't have to worry about anything! The event planner was warm and friendly and took care of every last detail. She met with us a couple of times, and always made us feel like our wedding was the event of the year! The food was excellent, and the service was fantastic. I can't say enough about it--Top Notch. I would recommend The Publick House for ANY type of gathering--you will be treated like you are the only guest! It's wonderful!
We had our wedding at the Publick House and we would highly recommend it. Even though our wedding was small, we were Read more...
We had our wedding at the Publick House and we would highly recommend it. Even though our wedding was small, we were treated like royalty from start to finish! The coordinator helped with every detail even last minute requests. We felt welcomed, and well taken care of. We didn't have to worry about anything! The event planner was warm and friendly and took care of every last detail. She met with us a couple of times, and always made us feel like our wedding was the event of the year! The food was excellent, and the service was fantastic. I can't say enough about it--Top Notch. I would recommend The Publick House for ANY type of gathering--you will be treated like you are the only guest! It's wonderful! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Chrissy
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the Publick House was so helpful and accommodating, especially Cathy O'Brien, who was so so easy to work with. It was also very reasonably priced. I would highly recommend the Publick House to anyone who wants one stop shopping for ceremony, reception and overnight accommodations.
Everyone at the Publick House was so helpful and accommodating, especially Cathy O'Brien, who was so so easy to work with. Read more...
Everyone at the Publick House was so helpful and accommodating, especially Cathy O'Brien, who was so so easy to work with. It was also very reasonably priced. I would highly recommend the Publick House to anyone who wants one stop shopping for ceremony, reception and overnight accommodations. Read less
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MinD
Wedding:
6/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Way beyond our expectations!! We can't say enough about the staff and how helpful Cheryl, Shauna, Jenn, Allison, Alec and all of the others were. We did almost all of our planning long distance, as we live in Pennsylvania, and they were wonderful at communicating and being responsive to our questions and requests. On our drive up for the wedding, we got caught in a heavy downpour and with almost all of our wedding items in the back of a pick-up truck, things got soaked even with the tarp. Upon our arrival, the staff was right there helping us get the stuff out of the truck and said not to worry. When we saw everything the next day at the ceremony, they had dried everything and it looked amazing (including our paper escort booklets!). No one could tell anything had even gotten wet. The PH bakery made our cake and it was beautiful and delicious ...no easy feat since we had given them a picture of a pretty unique style of cake that they had not done before and they delivered to perfection. The reception food was delicious and we received numerous positive comments from our guests. We were at the Garden Gazebo, Little Red Barn and Garden Tent and the setting was breathtakingly beautiful which made for some amazing photos. It may sound too good to be true, but honestly we were just blown away by our whole experience with Publick House and would rate them even higher if we could for the above and beyond experience we had with them. Would absolutely without any hesitation recommend Publick House to anyone!! Can't wait to go back for our one-year anniversary! Mindy & Beth
Way beyond our expectations!! We can't say enough about the staff and how helpful Cheryl, Shauna, Jenn, Allison, Alec and Read more...
Way beyond our expectations!! We can't say enough about the staff and how helpful Cheryl, Shauna, Jenn, Allison, Alec and all of the others were. We did almost all of our planning long distance, as we live in Pennsylvania, and they were wonderful at communicating and being responsive to our questions and requests. On our drive up for the wedding, we got caught in a heavy downpour and with almost all of our wedding items in the back of a pick-up truck, things got soaked even with the tarp. Upon our arrival, the staff was right there helping us get the stuff out of the truck and said not to worry. When we saw everything the next day at the ceremony, they had dried everything and it looked amazing (including our paper escort booklets!). No one could tell anything had even gotten wet. The PH bakery made our cake and it was beautiful and delicious ...no easy feat since we had given them a picture of a pretty unique style of cake that they had not done before and they delivered to perfection. The reception food was delicious and we received numerous positive comments from our guests. We were at the Garden Gazebo, Little Red Barn and Garden Tent and the setting was breathtakingly beautiful which made for some amazing photos. It may sound too good to be true, but honestly we were just blown away by our whole experience with Publick House and would rate them even higher if we could for the above and beyond experience we had with them. Would absolutely without any hesitation recommend Publick House to anyone!! Can't wait to go back for our one-year anniversary! Mindy & Beth Read less
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stmp83
Wedding:
9/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Amazing food, the guests couldn't stop talking about the freshness and the immense portions. The service was impecable. As bride and groom you feel like royalty. I would highly recommend the Publick House for a wedding, a romantic getaway, or just date night. What a beautiful place!
Amazing food, the guests couldn't stop talking about the freshness and the immense portions. The service was impecable. As Read more...
Amazing food, the guests couldn't stop talking about the freshness and the immense portions. The service was impecable. As bride and groom you feel like royalty. I would highly recommend the Publick House for a wedding, a romantic getaway, or just date night. What a beautiful place! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Jadira
Wedding:
12/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Cake was delicious and exactly what I asked for rustic frosting with sugared cranberries for my winter wedding !
Cake was delicious and exactly what I asked for rustic frosting with sugared cranberries for my winter wedding !
Cake was delicious and exactly what I asked for rustic frosting with sugared cranberries for my winter wedding ! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
The Publick House exceeded what my wife and I could have dreamt of for the perfect wedding. The service and attention to every detail was breathtaking. They catered to our every need and the food was second to none. It is almost 1 year later and my family and friends still talk about our wedding as being the most beautiful they have ever been to.
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The Publick House exceeded what my wife and I could have dreamt of for the perfect wedding. The service and attention to every detail was breathtaking. They catered to our every need and the food was second to none. It is almost 1 year later and my family and friends still talk about our wedding as being the most beautiful they have ever been to. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We are so glad we had our wedding at the outdoor tent at the Publick House. They were very professional and took care of all of the details of the day so that we could just sit back and enjoy!
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We are so glad we had our wedding at the outdoor tent at the Publick House. They were very professional and took care of all of the details of the day so that we could just sit back and enjoy! Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
The Publick House was the perfect venue for our reception. The staff was extremely professional, responsive & pleasant to deal with. If there is one thing that the Publick House knows how to do, it is throw a wedding. We held our reception in the garden tent. The beautiful weather helped, but this was such a pretty setting for our relaxed, country/garden theme. Having the outdoor cocktail hour was key.
We were able to fit about 200 hundred guests along with a band and DJ under the tent (with an extension). The tent did not feel cramped at all. The food was fantastic (definitely recommend the traditional turkey dinner).
We also loved how our guests had the option to stay at the Inn. We held an after party in the cottage up on the hill, which was a blast. We ordered pizza from Sal's and used the fridge for our own beer. The singing and dancing lasted until almost 3am. Last but not least, we hosted a breakfast for our guests in Paige Hall the morning after the wedding, which was fabulous.
I would highly recommend the Publick House! They took care of every last detail, from the perfectly-pressed linens to making sure our gifts were delivered to our room at the end of the reception.
The Publick House was the perfect venue for our reception. The staff was extremely professional, responsive & pleasant to Read more...
The Publick House was the perfect venue for our reception. The staff was extremely professional, responsive & pleasant to deal with. If there is one thing that the Publick House knows how to do, it is throw a wedding. We held our reception in the garden tent. The beautiful weather helped, but this was such a pretty setting for our relaxed, country/garden theme. Having the outdoor cocktail hour was key.
We were able to fit about 200 hundred guests along with a band and DJ under the tent (with an extension). The tent did not feel cramped at all. The food was fantastic (definitely recommend the traditional turkey dinner).
We also loved how our guests had the option to stay at the Inn. We held an after party in the cottage up on the hill, which was a blast. We ordered pizza from Sal's and used the fridge for our own beer. The singing and dancing lasted until almost 3am. Last but not least, we hosted a breakfast for our guests in Paige Hall the morning after the wedding, which was fabulous.
I would highly recommend the Publick House! They took care of every last detail, from the perfectly-pressed linens to making sure our gifts were delivered to our room at the end of the reception. Read less
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Alice
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the Publick House made planning my wedding a breeze! The staff is wonderful to work with and knowledgeable! I would definitely recommend them to everyone I know! My wedding was beautiful!
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Everyone at the Publick House made planning my wedding a breeze! The staff is wonderful to work with and knowledgeable! I would definitely recommend them to everyone I know! My wedding was beautiful! Read less
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shauna
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
The publick house was amazing everything was perfect. They were so helpful and made sure it was as amazing as i visioned it to be. I could not have asked for anything more from them truly everything i hoped for and more! Thank you so much
Shauna & Gary
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The publick house was amazing everything was perfect. They were so helpful and made sure it was as amazing as i visioned it to be. I could not have asked for anything more from them truly everything i hoped for and more! Thank you so much
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Ann
Wedding:
6/29/2012
5.0/5.0
The Publick House turned out to be the best location for my husband and I to hold our wedding in June 2012. From the beginning stages of planning to the finale of our wedding, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I am in the catering business and now how picky I can be when it comes to the food, presentation, and all of the little details. Catherine and her team far exceeded my expectations during the whole journey. Whether it was answering many questions via email, to last minute guest add-ons, and moving ceremony spaces the Publick House made me feel like the only bride getting married. The entire night of the wedding went smoothly from the excellent food & drinks all the way to the attentive staff helping me all night. I look forward to hosting many more family functions at the Publick House.
The Publick House turned out to be the best location for my husband and I to hold our wedding in June 2012. From the Read more...
The Publick House turned out to be the best location for my husband and I to hold our wedding in June 2012. From the beginning stages of planning to the finale of our wedding, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I am in the catering business and now how picky I can be when it comes to the food, presentation, and all of the little details. Catherine and her team far exceeded my expectations during the whole journey. Whether it was answering many questions via email, to last minute guest add-ons, and moving ceremony spaces the Publick House made me feel like the only bride getting married. The entire night of the wedding went smoothly from the excellent food & drinks all the way to the attentive staff helping me all night. I look forward to hosting many more family functions at the Publick House. Read less
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Kristi
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We used the Publick House for the reception of my June wedding and we had the most wonderful time. The food quality far exceeded our expectations and Paige Hall made the most beautiful backdrop for our pictures. With all we had to plan and do for the wedding it was nice that I was comfortable enough to meet with our event planner only twice to finalize the details and let her take care of the rest of the day.
For a wedding I feel the reception venue should 1. have a great food 2. take care of everything so the bride and groom don't have to do a thing on that day, and they did a great job at both.
We used the Publick House for the reception of my June wedding and we had the most wonderful time. The food quality far Read more...
We used the Publick House for the reception of my June wedding and we had the most wonderful time. The food quality far exceeded our expectations and Paige Hall made the most beautiful backdrop for our pictures. With all we had to plan and do for the wedding it was nice that I was comfortable enough to meet with our event planner only twice to finalize the details and let her take care of the rest of the day.
For a wedding I feel the reception venue should 1. have a great food 2. take care of everything so the bride and groom don't have to do a thing on that day, and they did a great job at both. Read less
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LissaE
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
This venue was an excellent choice. They were very accommodating! Everyone there is very friendly and it was very clear that weddings are their business. Great job!
This venue was an excellent choice. They were very accommodating! Everyone there is very friendly and it was very clear Read more...
This venue was an excellent choice. They were very accommodating! Everyone there is very friendly and it was very clear that weddings are their business. Great job! Read less
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lilmrssunshine
Wedding:
12/2/2011
5.0/5.0
We chose The Publick House based on our very first visit. While we didn't have an exact wedding date in mind just yet, we went to see their outdoor reception tent and really liked it. When we went inside to discuss things in more detail, we came across pictures of The Publick House set up for Christmas & both of us immediately fell in love. My husband is a very easy going guy & didn't really have a set opinion on anything in regards to the wedding. I heard a lot of "whatever you want", but when we both saw this, he immediately turned around & said "This is it"! The rest of our wedding was planned around the winter/holiday theme because of this.

Throughout the whole planning process the Publick House was extremely helpful. They are true professionals and it is easy to see that they have been doing this for a very long time. Due to the distance from our home, and our hectic schedules, we never even saw what our wedding cake was going to look like until the actual wedding. It was absolutely gorgeous!! I can say the same for the decorations & even the food as well.
We chose The Publick House based on our very first visit. While we didn't have an exact wedding date in mind just yet, we Read more...
We chose The Publick House based on our very first visit. While we didn't have an exact wedding date in mind just yet, we went to see their outdoor reception tent and really liked it. When we went inside to discuss things in more detail, we came across pictures of The Publick House set up for Christmas & both of us immediately fell in love. My husband is a very easy going guy & didn't really have a set opinion on anything in regards to the wedding. I heard a lot of "whatever you want", but when we both saw this, he immediately turned around & said "This is it"! The rest of our wedding was planned around the winter/holiday theme because of this.

Throughout the whole planning process the Publick House was extremely helpful. They are true professionals and it is easy to see that they have been doing this for a very long time. Due to the distance from our home, and our hectic schedules, we never even saw what our wedding cake was going to look like until the actual wedding. It was absolutely gorgeous!! I can say the same for the decorations & even the food as well. Read less
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rgalbreath1030
Wedding:
10/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I wish I could give more than 5 stars for the Publick House! Our wedding was the morning after a record October snowstorm. Power lines were out and the Publick House pulled through for my husband and I. Not only did the run our reception off generators (with only 2 ovens and minimal lighting!), they were willing to host our ceremony if the church wasn't able to hold it! I honestly don't know how many venues would go above and beyond like that. We still had a beautiful reception and our friend and family were amazed at the service we had at the Publick House. The food was even just as delicious as if they had full power! I recommend the Publick House to anyone.
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I wish I could give more than 5 stars for the Publick House! Our wedding was the morning after a record October snowstorm. Power lines were out and the Publick House pulled through for my husband and I. Not only did the run our reception off generators (with only 2 ovens and minimal lighting!), they were willing to host our ceremony if the church wasn't able to hold it! I honestly don't know how many venues would go above and beyond like that. We still had a beautiful reception and our friend and family were amazed at the service we had at the Publick House. The food was even just as delicious as if they had full power! I recommend the Publick House to anyone. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
My experience working with the people at The Publick House went above and beyond my expectations. The sales team there, especially Lisa, was so quick to respond to any question I had throughout the entire planning process. Catherine and all the catering folks were awesome and the food there is out of this world. The day of, I had 2 fantastic people working right with me - Josh, our event coordinator (great sense of humor!) and Karlene, our wedding assistant. They both made the day run so smoothly and took care of everything, including hunting down scissors when I realized the tags were still on my wedding gown! If I were to ever have another special event, I would not hesitate to call The Publick House. I can't say enough good things about them!
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My experience working with the people at The Publick House went above and beyond my expectations. The sales team there, especially Lisa, was so quick to respond to any question I had throughout the entire planning process. Catherine and all the catering folks were awesome and the food there is out of this world. The day of, I had 2 fantastic people working right with me - Josh, our event coordinator (great sense of humor!) and Karlene, our wedding assistant. They both made the day run so smoothly and took care of everything, including hunting down scissors when I realized the tags were still on my wedding gown! If I were to ever have another special event, I would not hesitate to call The Publick House. I can't say enough good things about them! Read less
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Mrs. G
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
From the moment we pulled up to the Publick House I knew I had found the place! From the gorgeous grounds at the Hillside Gazebo, the the rustic ambiance of Paige Hall, the FANTASTIC staff, great food/drink, plenty of lodging and a pretty inclusive wedding package, what more could a bride to be ask for?!?!? I personally worked with Catherine and her assistant Lisa, but everyone in the sales office was patient, courteous, and a pleasure to work with when planning out all the fine details of my big day.

Would highly recommend the Publick House to any bride to be, you will not be disappointed!
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From the moment we pulled up to the Publick House I knew I had found the place! From the gorgeous grounds at the Hillside Gazebo, the the rustic ambiance of Paige Hall, the FANTASTIC staff, great food/drink, plenty of lodging and a pretty inclusive wedding package, what more could a bride to be ask for?!?!? I personally worked with Catherine and her assistant Lisa, but everyone in the sales office was patient, courteous, and a pleasure to work with when planning out all the fine details of my big day.

Would highly recommend the Publick House to any bride to be, you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/3/2010
5.0/5.0
The Publick House staff were fantastic from start to finish... In our first meeting we were given all of our options and shown around the beautiful facilities. At the tasting, we sampled every single dish we could choose for our wedding, we were shown examples of table settings and even got to tour the honeymoon suites. In our detail appointments, the staff were accommodating, professional and very easy to work with. They happily accommodated our changes to the menu and worked with us to get a hosted bar option we felt comfortable with. On the day, the staff were absolutely amazing, taking care of every detail - all we had to do was enjoy ourselves... and we did. Any food we didn't eat was delivered to our room; our gifts and decorations also were taken to our room for us. My dress was carried around the grounds by the bridal assistant Karen who also kept us supplied with champagne! The grounds were beautiful for photographs and both the Barn (ceremony) and Paige Hall (reception) looked beautiful. I can not recommend them highly enough. Oh, and the food was phenomenal.
The Publick House staff were fantastic from start to finish... In our first meeting we were given all of our options and Read more...
The Publick House staff were fantastic from start to finish... In our first meeting we were given all of our options and shown around the beautiful facilities. At the tasting, we sampled every single dish we could choose for our wedding, we were shown examples of table settings and even got to tour the honeymoon suites. In our detail appointments, the staff were accommodating, professional and very easy to work with. They happily accommodated our changes to the menu and worked with us to get a hosted bar option we felt comfortable with. On the day, the staff were absolutely amazing, taking care of every detail - all we had to do was enjoy ourselves... and we did. Any food we didn't eat was delivered to our room; our gifts and decorations also were taken to our room for us. My dress was carried around the grounds by the bridal assistant Karen who also kept us supplied with champagne! The grounds were beautiful for photographs and both the Barn (ceremony) and Paige Hall (reception) looked beautiful. I can not recommend them highly enough. Oh, and the food was phenomenal. Read less
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jessica
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
We got married 3 weeks ago at the Publick House in the Garden Tent and we couldn't be happier with how everything went! We had excellent service right up the date, being assisted by Cathy O'Brien. She was extremely helpful and pleasant to work with. She worked with us to be sure that all of our expectations for our big day were met. The day of the wedding, everything went smoothly. The tent was absolutely gorgeous, they executed our plans wonderfully. The landscaping was beautiful, providing a fantastic backdrop for photos. The gazebo was a perfect place to capture picture of our day. The food was excellent. We love love love the cinnamon rolls, which are part of the bread basket. We also thought our salad and entrees were delicious as well! We had attendants with us the entire evening, bringing us drinks, appetizers, helping to bustle my dress, etc. All in all, they day went exactly as we had hoped and there is not a thing that we would change! Thank you to all at the Publick House for helping us to have the perfect day!
We got married 3 weeks ago at the Publick House in the Garden Tent and we couldn't be happier with how everything went! We Read more...
We got married 3 weeks ago at the Publick House in the Garden Tent and we couldn't be happier with how everything went! We had excellent service right up the date, being assisted by Cathy O'Brien. She was extremely helpful and pleasant to work with. She worked with us to be sure that all of our expectations for our big day were met. The day of the wedding, everything went smoothly. The tent was absolutely gorgeous, they executed our plans wonderfully. The landscaping was beautiful, providing a fantastic backdrop for photos. The gazebo was a perfect place to capture picture of our day. The food was excellent. We love love love the cinnamon rolls, which are part of the bread basket. We also thought our salad and entrees were delicious as well! We had attendants with us the entire evening, bringing us drinks, appetizers, helping to bustle my dress, etc. All in all, they day went exactly as we had hoped and there is not a thing that we would change! Thank you to all at the Publick House for helping us to have the perfect day! Read less
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monica
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
They were so helpful ! my wedding was amazing! i would recommed them to anyone looking for a beautiful outdoor wedding and tent reception!!!
They were so helpful ! my wedding was amazing! i would recommed them to anyone looking for a beautiful outdoor wedding and Read more...
They were so helpful ! my wedding was amazing! i would recommed them to anyone looking for a beautiful outdoor wedding and tent reception!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My wedding reception at the Publick House was extraordinary. From the first moment that I met with Catherine O'Brien of the Publick House she provide excellent service to me and my wedding planner.

The Banquet Manager, Josh, met with us twice prior to the reception to discuss all our request and The Publick House supported my every request. They went over and above by providing special food for my severe food allergy grandson. The baker even made special cupcakes with special frosting for the children so that my grandson would not feel left out by having something different. By the way, I got to sample the cupcakes and they were to die for.... very, very delicious.

Another request that was out of the ordinary was a special table/children play area be set up. The table was set up low to the floor (allowing the children to sit on the floor while they played), covered with a cloth and all the stuff that I provided for the kids was set out.... The thoughtfulness of the height of the table allowed even the smallest guests to enjoy themselves.

The food was excellent, many options to choose from. The service staff was excellent. We were treated like royalty... Nothing left out and nothing overlooked.
We, on short notice, asked if there was a room available to assemble the centerpieces, they provided this.... we asked to be allowed to tie the napkins, they provided us with all that we needed to do this. We asked for a room where our guests to meet in the evening after the reception, they provided this. MY EVERY REQUEST WAS TAKEN CARE OF....

The Publick House provided my wedding cake... I gave them a picture of what I wanted and they did exactly what I requested. The cake was excellent in appearance and taste.

The Barn (where our cocktail hour was held), Paige Hall (where our reception was held) and the guest rooms at the Publick House are all great!

The Publick House gave me a list of recommended vendors and of the several that I chose to use, they all lived up or exceeded the recommendation.

The staff at The Publick House is exceptional, from the wait staff, to the Banquet Manager to Catherine O'Brien. Even though there were other events taking place before, after and during our reception, I never felt it. I feel that we were treated like we were the only people in the entire place.

I would HIGHLY recommend The Publick House for any event.
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My wedding reception at the Publick House was extraordinary. From the first moment that I met with Catherine O'Brien of the Publick House she provide excellent service to me and my wedding planner.

The Banquet Manager, Josh, met with us twice prior to the reception to discuss all our request and The Publick House supported my every request. They went over and above by providing special food for my severe food allergy grandson. The baker even made special cupcakes with special frosting for the children so that my grandson would not feel left out by having something different. By the way, I got to sample the cupcakes and they were to die for.... very, very delicious.

Another request that was out of the ordinary was a special table/children play area be set up. The table was set up low to the floor (allowing the children to sit on the floor while they played), covered with a cloth and all the stuff that I provided for the kids was set out.... The thoughtfulness of the height of the table allowed even the smallest guests to enjoy themselves.

The food was excellent, many options to choose from. The service staff was excellent. We were treated like royalty... Nothing left out and nothing overlooked.
We, on short notice, asked if there was a room available to assemble the centerpieces, they provided this.... we asked to be allowed to tie the napkins, they provided us with all that we needed to do this. We asked for a room where our guests to meet in the evening after the reception, they provided this. MY EVERY REQUEST WAS TAKEN CARE OF....

The Publick House provided my wedding cake... I gave them a picture of what I wanted and they did exactly what I requested. The cake was excellent in appearance and taste.

The Barn (where our cocktail hour was held), Paige Hall (where our reception was held) and the guest rooms at the Publick House are all great!

The Publick House gave me a list of recommended vendors and of the several that I chose to use, they all lived up or exceeded the recommendation.

The staff at The Publick House is exceptional, from the wait staff, to the Banquet Manager to Catherine O'Brien. Even though there were other events taking place before, after and during our reception, I never felt it. I feel that we were treated like we were the only people in the entire place.

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kaila
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
The Publick House made it so stress free to plan my wedding with them and even helped me talk to other vendors if I had issues. I would recommend to anyone to plan their wedding with the Publick House! I was able to enjoy my entire day and night and every single guest RAVED about the food, especially because we subsituted the cake for apple crisp! My vendors found it easy to work with them as well which made it equally stress free for me!
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The Publick House made it so stress free to plan my wedding with them and even helped me talk to other vendors if I had issues. I would recommend to anyone to plan their wedding with the Publick House! I was able to enjoy my entire day and night and every single guest RAVED about the food, especially because we subsituted the cake for apple crisp! My vendors found it easy to work with them as well which made it equally stress free for me! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I had very specific criteria for our February 2013 wedding venue: affordable, accommodations and easy highway access. I looked at dozens of venues online, visited a few, but I knew the Publick House was the one as soon as I got there. I first met with Lisa LaCoste and she was very knowledgeable and I immediately felt like I was in good hands.

I couldn’t be any happier that we had our wedding there. We ended up with a huge blizzard the day of our wedding. Naturally, I was panicked and worried, but Cathy O’Brien and Aletha Wood made me feel at ease in the days leading up to the wedding. After talking to them I knew everything would work out.

The day of the wedding Aletha was just phenomenal. When we ran into a problem with the officiant not being able to make it for the ceremony Aletha did everything she could to take the worry off of me. And I truly didn’t worry. I was able to be calm and still enjoy every moment, even through all of the drama.

I read quite possibly hundreds of reviews of other venues before choosing the Publick House. I am 100% sure that our wedding would not have gone on if we had chosen another venue. They were unbelievably accommodating to my husband and I, our guests and our vendors. They truly went above and beyond. The wait staff and cooks even shoveled and shuttled our guests to their rooms after the reception. The staff so generously gave us a yardstick marked at the 28.5” inch mark for the amount of snow we had and everyone signed it with such nice messages. It was hands down the best wedding gift we received. It is now framed in our living room and it makes me so happy and so very grateful every time I look at it. You couldn’t find better people to work with.
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I had very specific criteria for our February 2013 wedding venue: affordable, accommodations and easy highway access. I looked at dozens of venues online, visited a few, but I knew the Publick House was the one as soon as I got there. I first met with Lisa LaCoste and she was very knowledgeable and I immediately felt like I was in good hands.

I couldn’t be any happier that we had our wedding there. We ended up with a huge blizzard the day of our wedding. Naturally, I was panicked and worried, but Cathy O’Brien and Aletha Wood made me feel at ease in the days leading up to the wedding. After talking to them I knew everything would work out.

The day of the wedding Aletha was just phenomenal. When we ran into a problem with the officiant not being able to make it for the ceremony Aletha did everything she could to take the worry off of me. And I truly didn’t worry. I was able to be calm and still enjoy every moment, even through all of the drama.

I read quite possibly hundreds of reviews of other venues before choosing the Publick House. I am 100% sure that our wedding would not have gone on if we had chosen another venue. They were unbelievably accommodating to my husband and I, our guests and our vendors. They truly went above and beyond. The wait staff and cooks even shoveled and shuttled our guests to their rooms after the reception. The staff so generously gave us a yardstick marked at the 28.5” inch mark for the amount of snow we had and everyone signed it with such nice messages. It was hands down the best wedding gift we received. It is now framed in our living room and it makes me so happy and so very grateful every time I look at it. You couldn’t find better people to work with. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/17/2012
4.9/5.0
The Publick House was amazing, our wedding was everything we could have asked for and so much more. The staff was amazing from day one all the way through the wedding. Honestly, I never expected planning a wedding from AZ to have in MA would be so easy, they were flexible and were there every step of the way!!!!
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The Publick House was amazing, our wedding was everything we could have asked for and so much more. The staff was amazing from day one all the way through the wedding. Honestly, I never expected planning a wedding from AZ to have in MA would be so easy, they were flexible and were there every step of the way!!!! Read less
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sarah
Wedding:
3/29/2014
4.8/5.0
We choose Publick House because of the price, but quickly things add up and we spent more than originally expected. That aside we had an amazing day! Everyone was so helpful and everything is taken care of there. Their business is weddings and they have it down to a science! The area for the cocktail hour is small, I heard some complaints from guests about lack of seating for the cocktail hour (they do have additional space outside when the weather nice, but it was raining) but that was the only negative thing anyone had to say! Overall I would recommend the Publick House. We had the time of my life and we know the Publick House attention to detail played a large part in that. ALSO THE WEDDING CAKE WAS AMAZING!
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We choose Publick House because of the price, but quickly things add up and we spent more than originally expected. That aside we had an amazing day! Everyone was so helpful and everything is taken care of there. Their business is weddings and they have it down to a science! The area for the cocktail hour is small, I heard some complaints from guests about lack of seating for the cocktail hour (they do have additional space outside when the weather nice, but it was raining) but that was the only negative thing anyone had to say! Overall I would recommend the Publick House. We had the time of my life and we know the Publick House attention to detail played a large part in that. ALSO THE WEDDING CAKE WAS AMAZING! Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
6/16/2012
4.8/5.0
The staff at the Publick House, particularly Catherine, Lisa, Josh & Jenna, made planning and executing our wedding day SO EASY! They have the level of expertise that comes from planning hundreds of weddings, without the casualness that makes you feel like just another bride. They thought of things before I even had a chance to ask, and I was able to just relax and enjoy my new husband on our wedding day without a single worry!
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The staff at the Publick House, particularly Catherine, Lisa, Josh & Jenna, made planning and executing our wedding day SO EASY! They have the level of expertise that comes from planning hundreds of weddings, without the casualness that makes you feel like just another bride. They thought of things before I even had a chance to ask, and I was able to just relax and enjoy my new husband on our wedding day without a single worry! Read less
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tinker0180
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.8/5.0
Everyone was so great! Cathy and Josh both worked very hard to make our day wonderful. The food was amazing. The setting was beautiful! I can't say enough! The only problem I had was I had asked for the tables to be sent with the burgundy dishes and they weren't until my mom asked about it. Then they didnt have enough for all the tables. But to be honest I didnt even notice until I saw pictures!
Everyone was so great! Cathy and Josh both worked very hard to make our day wonderful. The food was amazing. The setting Read more...
Everyone was so great! Cathy and Josh both worked very hard to make our day wonderful. The food was amazing. The setting was beautiful! I can't say enough! The only problem I had was I had asked for the tables to be sent with the burgundy dishes and they weren't until my mom asked about it. Then they didnt have enough for all the tables. But to be honest I didnt even notice until I saw pictures! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
I was incredibly pleased with my experience at the PH. Communication was typically quick and professional, and the entire staff (before, during, and after) were a joy to work with. Our guests were treated well, the food was of exceedingly high quality, and I was especially impressed with their flexibility.

Best of all, the PH handles the details and overall organization of a wedding at a standard not typically seen outside of the high-end city venues. With three events and 90 guests, the feat of coordination was truly impressive.

I would recommend the Publick House to anyone planning a wedding.
I was incredibly pleased with my experience at the PH. Communication was typically quick and professional, and the entire Read more...
I was incredibly pleased with my experience at the PH. Communication was typically quick and professional, and the entire staff (before, during, and after) were a joy to work with. Our guests were treated well, the food was of exceedingly high quality, and I was especially impressed with their flexibility.

Best of all, the PH handles the details and overall organization of a wedding at a standard not typically seen outside of the high-end city venues. With three events and 90 guests, the feat of coordination was truly impressive.

I would recommend the Publick House to anyone planning a wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
We had our reception at The Publick House. It was wonderful! The food was great, service was great, ambience is wonderful there too. We were in Paige Hall & it looked beautiful!! It is very affordable compared to most wedding facilities! All the girls you work with are wonderful as well.
We had our reception at The Publick House. It was wonderful! The food was great, service was great, ambience is wonderful Read more...
We had our reception at The Publick House. It was wonderful! The food was great, service was great, ambience is wonderful there too. We were in Paige Hall & it looked beautiful!! It is very affordable compared to most wedding facilities! All the girls you work with are wonderful as well. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
10/22/2011
4.7/5.0
Excellent venue and great food! Very helpful and friendly staff!
Excellent venue and great food! Very helpful and friendly staff!
Excellent venue and great food! Very helpful and friendly staff! Read less
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SuzyQ
Wedding:
11/3/2007
4.7/5.0
The Publick House did an excellent job with our wedding. We had a pretty tough list of requirements: old New England feel for a fall wedding that would hold up to 250 people and flexible to allow a reception immediately following a 1pm Catholic mass. And of course, easy to work with and wonderful food! The Publick House fit the bill in every way. The planning process went so smoothly, from meetings to the tasting to the actual day of. The food was excellent (the bread baskets were amazing!), the service was efficient and unobtrusive, and the coordination of events was so well done. The packages they offer cover everything from catering to rentals to event coordination to overnight accommodations, even the wedding cake! I highly recommend the Publick House for anyone's wedding.
The Publick House did an excellent job with our wedding. We had a pretty tough list of requirements: old New England feel Read more...
The Publick House did an excellent job with our wedding. We had a pretty tough list of requirements: old New England feel for a fall wedding that would hold up to 250 people and flexible to allow a reception immediately following a 1pm Catholic mass. And of course, easy to work with and wonderful food! The Publick House fit the bill in every way. The planning process went so smoothly, from meetings to the tasting to the actual day of. The food was excellent (the bread baskets were amazing!), the service was efficient and unobtrusive, and the coordination of events was so well done. The packages they offer cover everything from catering to rentals to event coordination to overnight accommodations, even the wedding cake! I highly recommend the Publick House for anyone's wedding. Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
6/17/2012
4.6/5.0
We chose the Publick House because we knew they would be able to take care of everything no matter what happened. And they did! We live about 3 hours away from them so it's hard to do everything in person, but they were more than flexible to schedule meetings around our schedule, or doing things through email/phone. I have an allergy to dairy and they wend above and beyond by making a separate cake just for me (and few family members who also needed it), but still being able to give the guests at the wedding a delicious butter cream frosting (my husband didn't want to miss that!). The food was amazing! My husband and I both had a salmon dish, and it was cooked perfectly. Other guests tell me that the food was really good too. I had my two nephews in the wedding party (4 and 6), and the Publick House was great at dealing with them. They can be a handful!

It truly was a perfect setting for our perfect day. I wouldn't have wanted my wedding at any other place!
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We chose the Publick House because we knew they would be able to take care of everything no matter what happened. And they did! We live about 3 hours away from them so it's hard to do everything in person, but they were more than flexible to schedule meetings around our schedule, or doing things through email/phone. I have an allergy to dairy and they wend above and beyond by making a separate cake just for me (and few family members who also needed it), but still being able to give the guests at the wedding a delicious butter cream frosting (my husband didn't want to miss that!). The food was amazing! My husband and I both had a salmon dish, and it was cooked perfectly. Other guests tell me that the food was really good too. I had my two nephews in the wedding party (4 and 6), and the Publick House was great at dealing with them. They can be a handful!

It truly was a perfect setting for our perfect day. I wouldn't have wanted my wedding at any other place! Read less
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jenn
Wedding:
1/29/2011
4.6/5.0
Absolutely amazing, the staff and venue were priceless.!!!
Absolutely amazing, the staff and venue were priceless.!!!
Absolutely amazing, the staff and venue were priceless.!!! Read less
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irene
Wedding:
4/5/2008
4.6/5.0
We had a fantastic wedding at the Publick House. I really don't think I could have found a better place for the type of wedding we wanted. We were able to make the wedding last the entire weekend from Friday night rehearsal, brunch on Saturday, Ceremony and Reception on Saturday night and Buffet Breakfast on Sunday.

They were very accomodating and gave us excellent pricing and customized items for us without charging extra fees.


The Barn however really didn't accomodate our guests comfortably for the ceremony. We had about 150 guests. Our ceremony was quick, and no one complained. We did like having everything done at one location, so it did work out for the best.

The reception area had plenty of room including room for a 10 piece band. The food was fantastic.
The staff was outstanding.

We had some confusion on what the wedding coordinator's responsibilities were. A friend of mine was a wedding planner, so she took over and made everything run smoothly. Perhaps it was out misunderstanding and that there really is a difference between a wedding planner and coordinator.

I would highly recommend having a wedding or any type of function at the Publick House. The wait staff and managers are very warm and welcoming and really try to make your event special.
We had a fantastic wedding at the Publick House. I really don't think I could have found a better place for the type of Read more...
We had a fantastic wedding at the Publick House. I really don't think I could have found a better place for the type of wedding we wanted. We were able to make the wedding last the entire weekend from Friday night rehearsal, brunch on Saturday, Ceremony and Reception on Saturday night and Buffet Breakfast on Sunday.

They were very accomodating and gave us excellent pricing and customized items for us without charging extra fees.


The Barn however really didn't accomodate our guests comfortably for the ceremony. We had about 150 guests. Our ceremony was quick, and no one complained. We did like having everything done at one location, so it did work out for the best.

The reception area had plenty of room including room for a 10 piece band. The food was fantastic.
The staff was outstanding.

We had some confusion on what the wedding coordinator's responsibilities were. A friend of mine was a wedding planner, so she took over and made everything run smoothly. Perhaps it was out misunderstanding and that there really is a difference between a wedding planner and coordinator.

I would highly recommend having a wedding or any type of function at the Publick House. The wait staff and managers are very warm and welcoming and really try to make your event special. Read less
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triplej
Wedding:
10/9/2011
4.5/5.0
This was the perfect venue for my fall new england wedding. The staff was amazing and so attentive. The food was perfect and the service was perfect! Love Cathy & Lisa!!!!
This was the perfect venue for my fall new england wedding. The staff was amazing and so attentive. The food was perfect Read more...
This was the perfect venue for my fall new england wedding. The staff was amazing and so attentive. The food was perfect and the service was perfect! Love Cathy & Lisa!!!! Read less
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maybride
Wedding:
5/16/2009
4.4/5.0
We were very pleased with the Publick House for our May 2009 wedding reception. We were looking for a location that had a casual, New England country Inn feel where our guests could also stay over at a reasonable rate and which would accommodate approximately 180 guests. We were living out of state prior to our wedding and did not have too much communication throughout the planning period and we weren't too sure what to expect on the wedding day but we couldn't have been more pleased with everything. From the moment we arrived there was someone unobtrusively by our side to take care of everything -even putting a bandaid on my foot after I scraped it! Two servers followed the bridal party during picture taking, bringing us drinks and appetizers and holding things as needed. The banquet manager made sure to check in with us and was very responsive to any requests. Our guests loved the food, the location, the proximity of the rooms and everything else about the venue.
We were very pleased with the Publick House for our May 2009 wedding reception. We were looking for a location that had a Read more...
We were very pleased with the Publick House for our May 2009 wedding reception. We were looking for a location that had a casual, New England country Inn feel where our guests could also stay over at a reasonable rate and which would accommodate approximately 180 guests. We were living out of state prior to our wedding and did not have too much communication throughout the planning period and we weren't too sure what to expect on the wedding day but we couldn't have been more pleased with everything. From the moment we arrived there was someone unobtrusively by our side to take care of everything -even putting a bandaid on my foot after I scraped it! Two servers followed the bridal party during picture taking, bringing us drinks and appetizers and holding things as needed. The banquet manager made sure to check in with us and was very responsive to any requests. Our guests loved the food, the location, the proximity of the rooms and everything else about the venue. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.4/5.0
AWESOME PLACE!!!!!! Great food, great atmosphere
AWESOME PLACE!!!!!! Great food, great atmosphere
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PerkinsBride
Wedding:
2/20/2010
4.4/5.0
I would love to have given this venue a perfect 5 but the Event Manager assigned to our wedding was not easy to get ahold of and that was the only thing that we weren't completely happy with. The price was great and the food was DELICIOUS. Our families loved the decor and the fact that they could stay in the Inn and not have to travel to and from another venue! We loved it too, everything in one place............Ceremony, Reception, Bakery for the cake, accomodations for the guests..........So much less stress this way!
I would love to have given this venue a perfect 5 but the Event Manager assigned to our wedding was not easy to get ahold Read more...
I would love to have given this venue a perfect 5 but the Event Manager assigned to our wedding was not easy to get ahold of and that was the only thing that we weren't completely happy with. The price was great and the food was DELICIOUS. Our families loved the decor and the fact that they could stay in the Inn and not have to travel to and from another venue! We loved it too, everything in one place............Ceremony, Reception, Bakery for the cake, accomodations for the guests..........So much less stress this way! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.4/5.0
My wedding at the Publick House was lovely. Every staff member we dealt with leading up to and during the day was great and both Lisa and Cathy were super responsive to any emails or questions I had. A number of small issues popped up the day of the wedding that might have upset a more flappable bride, but overall the venue was really great and they took care of everything so I could spend my time going around and making sure my guests were comfortable. Despite some hiccups my guests still said that the wedding was the best they had ever attended! We had the bacon bar added to our cocktail hour and people raved days later about it. I would recommend them as a great and beautiful venue option for other brides.
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My wedding at the Publick House was lovely. Every staff member we dealt with leading up to and during the day was great and both Lisa and Cathy were super responsive to any emails or questions I had. A number of small issues popped up the day of the wedding that might have upset a more flappable bride, but overall the venue was really great and they took care of everything so I could spend my time going around and making sure my guests were comfortable. Despite some hiccups my guests still said that the wedding was the best they had ever attended! We had the bacon bar added to our cocktail hour and people raved days later about it. I would recommend them as a great and beautiful venue option for other brides. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.1/5.0
We were married outside at the garden gazebo, cocktail hour outside and an evening tent reception. We were very happy with the Publick House. The food was amazingly delicious and was served to our 135 guests very quickly! Our red velvet cake was elegant and sooooooo tasty. The bridal suite was very quaint and the rooms were a bit 'historic' but comfortable. The best part about the Publick House was the fabulous service we received during the 7 months leading up to the wedding Cathy and the sales team were very responsive and helped us make our day special. I know they hold a number of weddings each weekend, and I felt like they gave us a lot of attention and worked with us to include all of the personal touches we were looking for. When we were having trouble making decisions, Cathy offered solutions based on experience rather than just saying, "whatever you want." We had two bridal assistants to assist with the rehearsal and on the day-of. They did an amazing job directing us and the guests and ensuring everything ran smoothly. We hosted a breakfast the next morning and we had underestimated the number of guests that would attend by half. The Publick House staff worked hard to prepare more food and fresh place settings for the extra 30 breakfast goers. I'm so glad we ended up at the Publick House.
We were married outside at the garden gazebo, cocktail hour outside and an evening tent reception. We were very happy with Read more...
We were married outside at the garden gazebo, cocktail hour outside and an evening tent reception. We were very happy with the Publick House. The food was amazingly delicious and was served to our 135 guests very quickly! Our red velvet cake was elegant and sooooooo tasty. The bridal suite was very quaint and the rooms were a bit 'historic' but comfortable. The best part about the Publick House was the fabulous service we received during the 7 months leading up to the wedding Cathy and the sales team were very responsive and helped us make our day special. I know they hold a number of weddings each weekend, and I felt like they gave us a lot of attention and worked with us to include all of the personal touches we were looking for. When we were having trouble making decisions, Cathy offered solutions based on experience rather than just saying, "whatever you want." We had two bridal assistants to assist with the rehearsal and on the day-of. They did an amazing job directing us and the guests and ensuring everything ran smoothly. We hosted a breakfast the next morning and we had underestimated the number of guests that would attend by half. The Publick House staff worked hard to prepare more food and fresh place settings for the extra 30 breakfast goers. I'm so glad we ended up at the Publick House. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.0/5.0
The Publick House was a wonderful venue, although a little over priced for the quality. There were things we wanted that we could not have such as red and white wine glasses. The food was wonderful and the banquet manager Kristen was superb. She made the reception run smoothly and was very attentive to our needs. Overall we were very pleased with the facility. The historic inn has quaint rooms for guests, but the motor lodge is horrible. We would have been embarrassed to have any guests stay there. The staff overall is very friendly and helpful through the planning processs and it is obvious they are capable of handling many events at once.
The Publick House was a wonderful venue, although a little over priced for the quality. There were things we wanted that Read more...
The Publick House was a wonderful venue, although a little over priced for the quality. There were things we wanted that we could not have such as red and white wine glasses. The food was wonderful and the banquet manager Kristen was superb. She made the reception run smoothly and was very attentive to our needs. Overall we were very pleased with the facility. The historic inn has quaint rooms for guests, but the motor lodge is horrible. We would have been embarrassed to have any guests stay there. The staff overall is very friendly and helpful through the planning processs and it is obvious they are capable of handling many events at once. Read less
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Malins_mom
Wedding:
9/21/2008
4.0/5.0
The main issue we had was with the onsite wedding coordinator. Every time we decided on something, a new contract was sent out. It took several revisions each time to get correct. It was the same items each time.

On our wedding day, the manager never came to get the bride, a water station that was supposed to be outside was not, a podium was not at the gazebo for our readers, and our cake and ice cream were served in bowls.

All in all, our wedding was gorgeous, despite their short-comings. The food was marvelous.
The main issue we had was with the onsite wedding coordinator. Every time we decided on something, a new contract was sent Read more...
The main issue we had was with the onsite wedding coordinator. Every time we decided on something, a new contract was sent out. It took several revisions each time to get correct. It was the same items each time.

On our wedding day, the manager never came to get the bride, a water station that was supposed to be outside was not, a podium was not at the gazebo for our readers, and our cake and ice cream were served in bowls.

All in all, our wedding was gorgeous, despite their short-comings. The food was marvelous. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
Publick House offered an affordable package that includes many services, which saved us time in our planning process. We chose to have both our ceremony and reception in Paige Hall with the cocktail hour in the Barn. We loved the venue’s rustic feel and had great opportunities for pictures outside. We received many compliments about the food and decor. We were also happy to have a wedding coordinator for the wedding day. Charlene did a great job, very helpful and attentive.

A few blips in the planning process were that our contract wasn’t always updated with the agreed upon details after each appointment. Being out of state, we needed to know that we’re all on the same page so this was important to us. Also, the current policy for discussing cake designs doesn’t allow clients to visit with actual bakers. This made it hard for us because when we were looking for feedback on what’s possible and to brainstorm cake design ideas, meeting with PH managing staff for these decisions was not very productive.

Overall, everything came together on the wedding day and we had a great time celebrating at Publick House with our family and friends. We were very happy we chose Publick House.
Publick House offered an affordable package that includes many services, which saved us time in our planning process. We Read more...
Publick House offered an affordable package that includes many services, which saved us time in our planning process. We chose to have both our ceremony and reception in Paige Hall with the cocktail hour in the Barn. We loved the venue’s rustic feel and had great opportunities for pictures outside. We received many compliments about the food and decor. We were also happy to have a wedding coordinator for the wedding day. Charlene did a great job, very helpful and attentive.

A few blips in the planning process were that our contract wasn’t always updated with the agreed upon details after each appointment. Being out of state, we needed to know that we’re all on the same page so this was important to us. Also, the current policy for discussing cake designs doesn’t allow clients to visit with actual bakers. This made it hard for us because when we were looking for feedback on what’s possible and to brainstorm cake design ideas, meeting with PH managing staff for these decisions was not very productive.

Overall, everything came together on the wedding day and we had a great time celebrating at Publick House with our family and friends. We were very happy we chose Publick House. Read less
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sherylh72
Wedding:
3/31/2007
3.7/5.0
We had a small wedding (55 guests) so we had the ceremony in the Barn room and the reception in Paige Hall. they set up 1/2 the room with couches & coffee tables so people could relax and it filled up the space so it didn't appear empty. All my guests raved about the food. Squash bisque is Yummy!
We had a small wedding (55 guests) so we had the ceremony in the Barn room and the reception in Paige Hall. they set up Read more...
We had a small wedding (55 guests) so we had the ceremony in the Barn room and the reception in Paige Hall. they set up 1/2 the room with couches & coffee tables so people could relax and it filled up the space so it didn't appear empty. All my guests raved about the food. Squash bisque is Yummy! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
10/17/2008
3.7/5.0
The catering staff, food managers were exceptional!!!! The wedding planner always returned my calls/e-mails within 24 hours.
The catering staff, food managers were exceptional!!!! The wedding planner always returned my calls/e-mails within 24 Read more...
The catering staff, food managers were exceptional!!!! The wedding planner always returned my calls/e-mails within 24 hours. Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
1/6/2013
3.6/5.0
Our wedding at the Publick House was wonderful. The Publick House is a beautiful rustic setting, and the staff is incredibly organized and really know how to make a wedding great. The fact that it is also an inn is wonderful if you have guests coming from a distance. I think having the inn there really made my wedding wonderful becuase no one had to leave - we rented out a small cabin by the motor lodge and the party continued there. The food is delicious, but sadly our photo session lasted so long we didn't get to sample any of the appetizers. Once the wedding got started I didn't have to think about anything - the publick house staff and my DJ kept things running smoothly.
My room and everyones' rooms i visited were beautiful, spacious, and clean. The reception hall was beautifully decorated for Christmas, and the staff along with my florist set up the room to look spectacular.
That being said I have only two complaints - My husband and his groomsmen were taking pictures around the inn and when they went to the library, the photographer pulled out a chair and found a dirty diaper - They were a little grossed out.
My second complaint is that we chose the publick house becuase they quote very reasonable rates, but when we finally sat down and talked to the sales staff, we felt like we were being nickled and dimed for everything. All in all i feel like my wedding cost 150% of what we expected, and all those extra expenses were becuase of the publick house. We had to pay a rental fee for black napkins when other colors such as white, red, green, blue, and brown would have been free. We also had to pay a rental fee and an installation fee for chair covers and sashes.
All in all i would recommend the publick house - but be prepared to pay well over the base price that is quoted.
P.S my husband made me say all the mean things - I loved you guys!!!!!!!!!
Our wedding at the Publick House was wonderful. The Publick House is a beautiful rustic setting, and the staff is Read more...
Our wedding at the Publick House was wonderful. The Publick House is a beautiful rustic setting, and the staff is incredibly organized and really know how to make a wedding great. The fact that it is also an inn is wonderful if you have guests coming from a distance. I think having the inn there really made my wedding wonderful becuase no one had to leave - we rented out a small cabin by the motor lodge and the party continued there. The food is delicious, but sadly our photo session lasted so long we didn't get to sample any of the appetizers. Once the wedding got started I didn't have to think about anything - the publick house staff and my DJ kept things running smoothly.
My room and everyones' rooms i visited were beautiful, spacious, and clean. The reception hall was beautifully decorated for Christmas, and the staff along with my florist set up the room to look spectacular.
That being said I have only two complaints - My husband and his groomsmen were taking pictures around the inn and when they went to the library, the photographer pulled out a chair and found a dirty diaper - They were a little grossed out.
My second complaint is that we chose the publick house becuase they quote very reasonable rates, but when we finally sat down and talked to the sales staff, we felt like we were being nickled and dimed for everything. All in all i feel like my wedding cost 150% of what we expected, and all those extra expenses were becuase of the publick house. We had to pay a rental fee for black napkins when other colors such as white, red, green, blue, and brown would have been free. We also had to pay a rental fee and an installation fee for chair covers and sashes.
All in all i would recommend the publick house - but be prepared to pay well over the base price that is quoted.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.6/5.0
“Horrific pre-event organization, but on the day, it was perfect.”

It’s quite difficult to know whether to recommend this venue or not. The setting is beautiful – both inside and out. On the day, everything was perfect – the banquet manager took care of everything we requested, and the staff acted discreetly & professionally – the food (including the cake, baked on-site) was delicious & plentiful – we couldn’t have hoped for a better day, and it was all at a very reasonable cost.

Now, the reason we aren’t giving this venue a glowing review is because to get to this point was nothing short of a nightmare. The venue has a wedding coordinator, whose job it is to ease the process of organizing events such as these, however, this person caused us more sleepless nights and lost time than we could have possibly anticipated. Before you strike the venue out completely, we might add that the position changed hands during the preparation of our contract which led to complications that others may not face.

The worst shock came two weeks before the event, when we were informed by the wedding coordinator that our event had been shortened by two hours, and we would need to pay a fee if we wanted them to honor the original duration! And it didn’t stop there… They requested we pay additional surcharges for items that were already included in the contract – all in all, they wanted to charge us 50% more than the price to which we had originally agreed! Four phone calls and ten days later, the venue reluctantly agreed to comply with the terms of the contract that they had signed several months earlier, and the events of the two weeks leading up to the wedding boiled down to nothing more than an infringement of sleep and sanity on the part of the bride and groom to-be.

As we mentioned at the start, the day itself was perfect. If you have no qualms with one of their existing packages and don’t plan to customize it to your personal taste, then you will probably love this venue. Our one piece of advice would be to make sure you receive a signed copy of whatever you agree to in writing. Just in case.
Horrific pre-event organization, but on the day, it was perfect.

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“Horrific pre-event organization, but on the day, it was perfect.”

It’s quite difficult to know whether to recommend this venue or not. The setting is beautiful – both inside and out. On the day, everything was perfect – the banquet manager took care of everything we requested, and the staff acted discreetly & professionally – the food (including the cake, baked on-site) was delicious & plentiful – we couldn’t have hoped for a better day, and it was all at a very reasonable cost.

Now, the reason we aren’t giving this venue a glowing review is because to get to this point was nothing short of a nightmare. The venue has a wedding coordinator, whose job it is to ease the process of organizing events such as these, however, this person caused us more sleepless nights and lost time than we could have possibly anticipated. Before you strike the venue out completely, we might add that the position changed hands during the preparation of our contract which led to complications that others may not face.

The worst shock came two weeks before the event, when we were informed by the wedding coordinator that our event had been shortened by two hours, and we would need to pay a fee if we wanted them to honor the original duration! And it didn’t stop there… They requested we pay additional surcharges for items that were already included in the contract – all in all, they wanted to charge us 50% more than the price to which we had originally agreed! Four phone calls and ten days later, the venue reluctantly agreed to comply with the terms of the contract that they had signed several months earlier, and the events of the two weeks leading up to the wedding boiled down to nothing more than an infringement of sleep and sanity on the part of the bride and groom to-be.

As we mentioned at the start, the day itself was perfect. If you have no qualms with one of their existing packages and don’t plan to customize it to your personal taste, then you will probably love this venue. Our one piece of advice would be to make sure you receive a signed copy of whatever you agree to in writing. Just in case. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Heather
Wedding:
11/16/2013
2.3/5.0
It breaks my heart to have to rate the Publick House so poorly, considering how excited both my husband and I, and my parents especially, that we were getting married here, considering they had also been married here 35 years ago. All of the planning went wonderfully, the service and taste in my mouth only went bad, unfortunately, as soon as we checked in the day before the wedding. We called ahead to see if we could do early check in. We wanted to give Kathy Obrien a heads up we were on our way so she could help us bring all of our things up to the third floor- as she said she wanted to do. Well, we got there and the receptionist at the front desk said Kathy was on her lunch break (even though I had just called ahead) so me and my husband made about 4 trips through the windy hallways and were a bit frustrated that no one else offered to help us. Also the receptionist was unappologetic or even friendly for that matter. Anyways, come our wedding day a power-driven wedding coordinator who I had never met before took charge. and I mean TOOK CHARGE. You will see her in about 90% of my wedding phtotographs because she would not leave our side, as she thought my husband was uncontrollably drunk and at on point had me chasing her out of the room during dinner because she threatened to cut off the entire bar from anyone...the open bar that my father had paid for. After missing my wedding dinner and put to tears by her additude and tone, I felt completely furious with the Publick House for her disrespectfulness to who else but the bride and groom. So many of our guests commented to my parents on her unprofessional attire and additude. Its unfortunate that we will not return there for anniversaries or family dinners because of this turn of events. Even more dissapointing was the complete lack of follow up from ANYONE to thank us for the money we had spent and bussiness we had brougt them.
It breaks my heart to have to rate the Publick House so poorly, considering how excited both my husband and I, and my Read more...
It breaks my heart to have to rate the Publick House so poorly, considering how excited both my husband and I, and my parents especially, that we were getting married here, considering they had also been married here 35 years ago. All of the planning went wonderfully, the service and taste in my mouth only went bad, unfortunately, as soon as we checked in the day before the wedding. We called ahead to see if we could do early check in. We wanted to give Kathy Obrien a heads up we were on our way so she could help us bring all of our things up to the third floor- as she said she wanted to do. Well, we got there and the receptionist at the front desk said Kathy was on her lunch break (even though I had just called ahead) so me and my husband made about 4 trips through the windy hallways and were a bit frustrated that no one else offered to help us. Also the receptionist was unappologetic or even friendly for that matter. Anyways, come our wedding day a power-driven wedding coordinator who I had never met before took charge. and I mean TOOK CHARGE. You will see her in about 90% of my wedding phtotographs because she would not leave our side, as she thought my husband was uncontrollably drunk and at on point had me chasing her out of the room during dinner because she threatened to cut off the entire bar from anyone...the open bar that my father had paid for. After missing my wedding dinner and put to tears by her additude and tone, I felt completely furious with the Publick House for her disrespectfulness to who else but the bride and groom. So many of our guests commented to my parents on her unprofessional attire and additude. Its unfortunate that we will not return there for anniversaries or family dinners because of this turn of events. Even more dissapointing was the complete lack of follow up from ANYONE to thank us for the money we had spent and bussiness we had brougt them. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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