130x130 sq 1416579330612 dan and megan on dock reduced

Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center

Sturbridge , MA
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566 US (map)

PHONE

508-347-7393

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

The Sturbridge Host Hotel is a Lakeside Resort, perfect for an indoor or outdoor Ceremony and Reception. This conveniently located resort is set on 9 acres of scenic grounds and offers a... Read more
The Sturbridge Host Hotel is a Lakeside Resort, perfect for an indoor or outdoor Ceremony and Reception. This conveniently located resort is set on 9 acres of scenic grounds and offers a Grand Ballroom, Junior Ballroom and Lakeside Tent. Read less
Wedding Venue

PHOTOS

130x130 sq 1415888671023 table and dancefloor
130x130 sq 1232394937234 lakesideoutdoortent
130x130 sq 1232394077843 receptiontable
130x130 sq 1415889555852 dan and megan fireplace reduced
130x130 sq 1415889865118 img3631
130x130 sq 1232394764078 5988 094
130x130 sq 1232394228437 ballroom
130x130 sq 1415888581133 0173
130x130 sq 1415888583483 0251
130x130 sq 1415889799003 img3819
130x130 sq 1415888585916 dock
130x130 sq 1415889292356 ballroom  chavari chairs 6 30 12
130x130 sq 1415888779556 lakeside trellis with bride
130x130 sq 1415889766406 img3704
130x130 sq 1415888813754 firepit
130x130 sq 1415888992768 img1373
130x130 sq 1415889539388 cake 2
130x130 sq 1415889530792 dan and megan on dock reduced
130x130 sq 1415889832890 img3036
130x130 sq 1415889729695 img3689
130x130 sq 1418307322322 m 9 resized
130x130 sq 1418307495602 m 5 resized
130x130 sq 1418307646094 gazebo
130x130 sq 1430933709729 personal 055
130x130 sq 1430933731815 personal 015
130x130 sq 1430933752959 personal 047

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
12
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Waterfront, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

REVIEWS

4.7
out of 5.0
4.7/5.0
4.6/5.0
4.8/5.0
4.7/5.0
4.8/5.0
Sort by
Default vendor profile pic
Erica
Wedding:
5/21/2017
4.4/5.0
The outdoor setting is a beautiful place lakefront to get married in the fall!!! The wedding coordinator will also work with you if you want to pay extra to extend the time frame of the reception !!
The outdoor setting is a beautiful place lakefront to get married in the fall!!! The wedding coordinator will also work Read more...
The outdoor setting is a beautiful place lakefront to get married in the fall!!! The wedding coordinator will also work with you if you want to pay extra to extend the time frame of the reception !! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Nicole
Wedding:
7/30/2016
4.6/5.0
We got married at the host on 7/30/16 and we had our ceremony outside by the gazebo and the reception in the tent and it came out even better than I expected. We had been planing for about 2 years and when Rebecca took over helping us plan our wedding she made sure every last detail was gone over multiple times and made sure everything was exactly or as close to what we wanted. If you are looking for an outdoor wedding but are on a budget this is the place to book! Our family loved staying overnight since everything was right on the lake and it was just so easy and relaxing. I gave only 4 stars on flexibility just because there were little things we wanted changed that could not be done such as the lighting in the tent which was a blue rope light around the whole thing, this was frustrating since we wanted to hang old fashion light bulbs or do string lights and we count not. But all and all I would suggest this venue for anyone looking in the area. P.S The food ended up being 10X better then it was at the tasting, the guests were raving about the chicken marsala and the surf and turf!
We got married at the host on 7/30/16 and we had our ceremony outside by the gazebo and the reception in the tent and it Read more...
We got married at the host on 7/30/16 and we had our ceremony outside by the gazebo and the reception in the tent and it came out even better than I expected. We had been planing for about 2 years and when Rebecca took over helping us plan our wedding she made sure every last detail was gone over multiple times and made sure everything was exactly or as close to what we wanted. If you are looking for an outdoor wedding but are on a budget this is the place to book! Our family loved staying overnight since everything was right on the lake and it was just so easy and relaxing. I gave only 4 stars on flexibility just because there were little things we wanted changed that could not be done such as the lighting in the tent which was a blue rope light around the whole thing, this was frustrating since we wanted to hang old fashion light bulbs or do string lights and we count not. But all and all I would suggest this venue for anyone looking in the area. P.S The food ended up being 10X better then it was at the tasting, the guests were raving about the chicken marsala and the surf and turf! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Heather
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
I sent an initial email to the Sturbridge Host Hotel in September 2013, looking to get more information about their wedding packages. My husband and I didn't end up getting married there until June 2016.

There were a few staff changes over the course of the time we worked with the hotel, but everybody was always super friendly and willing to work with us to help make sure the day was exactly the way we envisioned it. Rebecca and her staff were SO easy to work with. She sometimes took a day or two to respond to emails, but always apologized and responded back with ALL of the information I'd requested.

The forecast was a little iffy for wedding day, but Rebecca kept me in the loop the entire time and let me be part of the decision making process. We decided to move everything inside at the last minute, but she and her team pulled it off and many of our guests didn't even realize that that was the backup plan! She was there for anything and everything on wedding day - she even ran across the street to pick up lunch for us so that no one's hair got ruined in the rain!

We planned our wedding for much longer than most couples are even engaged, but Rebecca never once made us feel weird about it. She loved that many of our ideas were "offbeat" or otherwise outside the box. Everybody we dealt with the entire weekend was so friendly - one of the servers even went into the kitchen to fill my MOH's water bottle when we couldn't find anything besides a vending machine!

Accommodations-wise, everything was as expected. We LOVED the balcony and had our first married coffee together overlooking the lake. The grass was well maintained and the parking lot was clean. We knew that wedding food would be delicious, but the breakfast buffet was equally satisfying.

We were here several times for other events before the wedding and will DEFINITELY be back again.
I sent an initial email to the Sturbridge Host Hotel in September 2013, looking to get more information about their Read more...
I sent an initial email to the Sturbridge Host Hotel in September 2013, looking to get more information about their wedding packages. My husband and I didn't end up getting married there until June 2016.

There were a few staff changes over the course of the time we worked with the hotel, but everybody was always super friendly and willing to work with us to help make sure the day was exactly the way we envisioned it. Rebecca and her staff were SO easy to work with. She sometimes took a day or two to respond to emails, but always apologized and responded back with ALL of the information I'd requested.

The forecast was a little iffy for wedding day, but Rebecca kept me in the loop the entire time and let me be part of the decision making process. We decided to move everything inside at the last minute, but she and her team pulled it off and many of our guests didn't even realize that that was the backup plan! She was there for anything and everything on wedding day - she even ran across the street to pick up lunch for us so that no one's hair got ruined in the rain!

We planned our wedding for much longer than most couples are even engaged, but Rebecca never once made us feel weird about it. She loved that many of our ideas were "offbeat" or otherwise outside the box. Everybody we dealt with the entire weekend was so friendly - one of the servers even went into the kitchen to fill my MOH's water bottle when we couldn't find anything besides a vending machine!

Accommodations-wise, everything was as expected. We LOVED the balcony and had our first married coffee together overlooking the lake. The grass was well maintained and the parking lot was clean. We knew that wedding food would be delicious, but the breakfast buffet was equally satisfying.

We were here several times for other events before the wedding and will DEFINITELY be back again. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Private User
Wedding:
12/5/2015
5.0/5.0
We had a winter wedding reception at the Sturbridge Host after an off-location wedding ceremony. Working with the staff in the planning phase was pretty worry-free, even with a staff change about a month before the wedding, everything went off without a hitch! We had our cocktail hour in the courtyard and reception in the ballroom which was beautiful. We lucked out with a beautiful day in December and even got gorgeous pictures outside in front of the lake! We really enjoyed the "all inclusive" value of having our wedding at the Host, including the plated meal, champagne toast, the cake cutting, set-up of our personalized wedding decor/centerpieces etc. as well as having our own private suite for our bridal party cocktail hour and for the night of the wedding.
We had a winter wedding reception at the Sturbridge Host after an off-location wedding ceremony. Working with the staff in Read more...
We had a winter wedding reception at the Sturbridge Host after an off-location wedding ceremony. Working with the staff in the planning phase was pretty worry-free, even with a staff change about a month before the wedding, everything went off without a hitch! We had our cocktail hour in the courtyard and reception in the ballroom which was beautiful. We lucked out with a beautiful day in December and even got gorgeous pictures outside in front of the lake! We really enjoyed the "all inclusive" value of having our wedding at the Host, including the plated meal, champagne toast, the cake cutting, set-up of our personalized wedding decor/centerpieces etc. as well as having our own private suite for our bridal party cocktail hour and for the night of the wedding. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Bg21
Michelle
Wedding:
10/11/2015
4.2/5.0
We looked at several locations before finally falling in love with this hotel. It has several ceremony and reception locations both inside and outside. It is located on a beautiful lake with lots of places for great pictures. The food in great and the prices are wonderful.
We looked at several locations before finally falling in love with this hotel. It has several ceremony and reception Read more...
We looked at several locations before finally falling in love with this hotel. It has several ceremony and reception locations both inside and outside. It is located on a beautiful lake with lots of places for great pictures. The food in great and the prices are wonderful. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
I just had my wedding at the Sturbridge Host Hotel and it could not have been better! The whole day was absolutely perfect.

Pros:
-Hotel staff were amazing, the event planner was SUPER helpful on the day of and kept us in line with order of events, and making sure everything ran smoothly
-The outdoor grounds are GORGEOUS! Seriously, beautiful setting. We had our wedding at the gazebo and at 4:30pm the lighting was just right. The lakeside setting is spectacular and the reception tent was beautiful
-The hotel staff set up all of our reception decorations and everything was just as I wanted (with really minimal direction too!)
-Restrooms located right near the tent with easy access for guests
-The food came out on time and we had many compliments on food
-Affordable

Cons:
-The hotel is an older hotel and definitely has a "rustic" feel. I didn't feel that having a super updated hotel was extremely important. I overlooked this because of the convenience of having the ceremony and reception walking distance from where guests are staying
-At times communication had a bit of a delay and required a second email. However, nothing was ever an issue and responses were always given and followed up on, just several times it did take a few tries to get ahold of someone
-Front desk staff on the day before the wedding was confused about where decorations were being stored-- not a big deal but was somewhat stressful right before the wedding.

I would say that this hotel is the ideal wedding location for a Spring/Summer wedding. I didn't see the ballroom but would say that the outdoor setting for weddings/receptions at this location would be tough to beat. I would book here all over again if I had to do it over.
I just had my wedding at the Sturbridge Host Hotel and it could not have been better! The whole day was absolutely Read more...
I just had my wedding at the Sturbridge Host Hotel and it could not have been better! The whole day was absolutely perfect.

Pros:
-Hotel staff were amazing, the event planner was SUPER helpful on the day of and kept us in line with order of events, and making sure everything ran smoothly
-The outdoor grounds are GORGEOUS! Seriously, beautiful setting. We had our wedding at the gazebo and at 4:30pm the lighting was just right. The lakeside setting is spectacular and the reception tent was beautiful
-The hotel staff set up all of our reception decorations and everything was just as I wanted (with really minimal direction too!)
-Restrooms located right near the tent with easy access for guests
-The food came out on time and we had many compliments on food
-Affordable

Cons:
-The hotel is an older hotel and definitely has a "rustic" feel. I didn't feel that having a super updated hotel was extremely important. I overlooked this because of the convenience of having the ceremony and reception walking distance from where guests are staying
-At times communication had a bit of a delay and required a second email. However, nothing was ever an issue and responses were always given and followed up on, just several times it did take a few tries to get ahold of someone
-Front desk staff on the day before the wedding was confused about where decorations were being stored-- not a big deal but was somewhat stressful right before the wedding.

I would say that this hotel is the ideal wedding location for a Spring/Summer wedding. I didn't see the ballroom but would say that the outdoor setting for weddings/receptions at this location would be tough to beat. I would book here all over again if I had to do it over. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Elise
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I decided to look at the Host Hotel after 6 different people recommended it to us, and I could not be happier that we ultimately chose to have our wedding here. The hotel offered a beautiful outdoor venue for both our ceremony and reception, as well as our rehearsal dinner and after-party.

Our favorite things about the Host Hotel were that 1) it came with a reception tent to provide shelter from the sun or rain (no extra charge) and had several beautiful indoor rain back-up spaces, 2) it came with an awesome wedding planner, who helped us figure out details we had not even considered, and who stayed nearby throughout our ceremony and reception to help the event go smoothly, 3) it was very flexible in allowing us to change our head count, contract, and even our wedding date when unexpected changes occurred (they even grandfathered us into an old menu that we had chosen but they no longer offered by the time we got married), 4) it didn't lock us into choosing any specific vendors, 5) it was much more affordable than most outdoor venues we had looked at, including state parks, and 6) the catering cost included almost everything--linens, silverware, glassware, champagne, table numbers, a cake cutting knife, decorations, and even centerpieces.

The food was AWESOME (as many of guests raved about), and the outdoor settings for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception were beautiful. Throughout the wedding, the wedding planner kept checking in with me to make sure that everything was going smoothly, and helped remind my husband and I what traditional things we were doing in what order (because our brains were jelly by the reception). After the wedding, we had an after-party at a firepit that we had rented outside of our honeymoon suite, which was free on the night of our wedding and had an enormous living room for everyone to hang out in. It was a blast, and was the perfect way to keep the party rolling and unwind a bit following the wedding.
My husband and I decided to look at the Host Hotel after 6 different people recommended it to us, and I could not be Read more...
My husband and I decided to look at the Host Hotel after 6 different people recommended it to us, and I could not be happier that we ultimately chose to have our wedding here. The hotel offered a beautiful outdoor venue for both our ceremony and reception, as well as our rehearsal dinner and after-party.

Our favorite things about the Host Hotel were that 1) it came with a reception tent to provide shelter from the sun or rain (no extra charge) and had several beautiful indoor rain back-up spaces, 2) it came with an awesome wedding planner, who helped us figure out details we had not even considered, and who stayed nearby throughout our ceremony and reception to help the event go smoothly, 3) it was very flexible in allowing us to change our head count, contract, and even our wedding date when unexpected changes occurred (they even grandfathered us into an old menu that we had chosen but they no longer offered by the time we got married), 4) it didn't lock us into choosing any specific vendors, 5) it was much more affordable than most outdoor venues we had looked at, including state parks, and 6) the catering cost included almost everything--linens, silverware, glassware, champagne, table numbers, a cake cutting knife, decorations, and even centerpieces.

The food was AWESOME (as many of guests raved about), and the outdoor settings for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception were beautiful. Throughout the wedding, the wedding planner kept checking in with me to make sure that everything was going smoothly, and helped remind my husband and I what traditional things we were doing in what order (because our brains were jelly by the reception). After the wedding, we had an after-party at a firepit that we had rented outside of our honeymoon suite, which was free on the night of our wedding and had an enormous living room for everyone to hang out in. It was a blast, and was the perfect way to keep the party rolling and unwind a bit following the wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Danielle
Wedding:
10/19/2014
5.0/5.0
We recently got married at The Host. Kristen and Rebecca were awesome to work with. Very professional and responsive to our every need. We planned on having our wedding outside in the grove, but due to October's unsettled weather, we ended up making the morning of decision to change the location to inside the solarium, which was very beautiful.
The ceremony was perfect. The only thing we found as a challenge was the main aisle was small, but we didn't rehearse at that location, so that may have changed the outcome. The reception was everything I dreamed it would be and more. We had a total of 130 guests and the ballroom was a perfect size where it wasn't too crowded or too much space. The prime rib and stuffed chicken were delicious. (Even better than what we remembered from the tasting!)

Altogether, our wedding was more that what we dreamed it would be. Kristen thought of every little detail and took all of the stress away! We can't thank her enough!
We recently got married at The Host. Kristen and Rebecca were awesome to work with. Very professional and responsive to Read more...
We recently got married at The Host. Kristen and Rebecca were awesome to work with. Very professional and responsive to our every need. We planned on having our wedding outside in the grove, but due to October's unsettled weather, we ended up making the morning of decision to change the location to inside the solarium, which was very beautiful.
The ceremony was perfect. The only thing we found as a challenge was the main aisle was small, but we didn't rehearse at that location, so that may have changed the outcome. The reception was everything I dreamed it would be and more. We had a total of 130 guests and the ballroom was a perfect size where it wasn't too crowded or too much space. The prime rib and stuffed chicken were delicious. (Even better than what we remembered from the tasting!)

Altogether, our wedding was more that what we dreamed it would be. Kristen thought of every little detail and took all of the stress away! We can't thank her enough! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Danielle
Wedding:
10/19/2014
5.0/5.0
We recently got married at The Host. Kristen and Rebecca were awesome to work with. Very professional and responsive to our every need. We planned on having our wedding outside in the grove, but due to October's unsettled weather, we ended up making the morning of decision to change the location to inside the solarium, which was very beautiful.
The ceremony was perfect. The only thing we found as a challenge was the main aisle was small, but we didn't rehearse at that location, so that may have changed the outcome. The reception was everything I dreamed it would be and more. We had a total of 130 guests and the ballroom was a perfect size where it wasn't too crowded or too much space. The prime rib and stuffed chicken were delicious. (Even better than what we remembered from the tasting!)

Altogether, our wedding was more that what we dreamed it would be. Kristen thought of every little detail and took all of the stress away! We can't thank her enough!
We recently got married at The Host. Kristen and Rebecca were awesome to work with. Very professional and responsive to Read more...
We recently got married at The Host. Kristen and Rebecca were awesome to work with. Very professional and responsive to our every need. We planned on having our wedding outside in the grove, but due to October's unsettled weather, we ended up making the morning of decision to change the location to inside the solarium, which was very beautiful.
The ceremony was perfect. The only thing we found as a challenge was the main aisle was small, but we didn't rehearse at that location, so that may have changed the outcome. The reception was everything I dreamed it would be and more. We had a total of 130 guests and the ballroom was a perfect size where it wasn't too crowded or too much space. The prime rib and stuffed chicken were delicious. (Even better than what we remembered from the tasting!)

Altogether, our wedding was more that what we dreamed it would be. Kristen thought of every little detail and took all of the stress away! We can't thank her enough! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
We recently had our wedding here and the coordinators were phenomenal! Our reception took place in the tent and It rained all day..it didn't even bother us. Kristen, Ann and Rebecca made sure everything still fell into place. There were 3 or 4 weddings on our day as well as a show and I NEVER felt like I was brushed off or interfered with! I felt like we were the only ones there. I have lived in Sturbridge most of my life and I chose this venue for the convenience for family and friends. My guests were beyond satisfied with the service and the food.
We recently had our wedding here and the coordinators were phenomenal! Our reception took place in the tent and It rained Read more...
We recently had our wedding here and the coordinators were phenomenal! Our reception took place in the tent and It rained all day..it didn't even bother us. Kristen, Ann and Rebecca made sure everything still fell into place. There were 3 or 4 weddings on our day as well as a show and I NEVER felt like I was brushed off or interfered with! I felt like we were the only ones there. I have lived in Sturbridge most of my life and I chose this venue for the convenience for family and friends. My guests were beyond satisfied with the service and the food. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

MAP

 
366 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww logo
220x220 1416579330612 dan and megan on dock reduced