Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center
I have vacationed at the Host for over 20 years now with my family so it was only fitting to have our wedding there. It was a pleasure to work with Courtney Mooney the Catering Sales Manager, to plan our event. They paid attention to detail and it was a truly beautiful wedding and reception. I highly recommend the Host not only for weddings but any large event,
We were planning a lakeside wedding ceremony at the Sturbridge Host Hotel for our 265 guests on 10/01/11, but mother nature had other ideas. Due to a consistent drizzle/sprinkle, we were forced to make the decision to move the ceremony indoors, and the Sturbridge Host was very accommodating in assisting us in the move in to the poolside courtyard. Our planner, Courtney Mooney was very much involved in the planning and execution of our ceremony & reception. I will definitely refer friends to the Sturbridge Host Hotel for any event, not just weddings!
You get what you pay for. I mean, it is a lovely rustic venue, right on the lake. The prices were decent and the people were nice. However, there were so many little things that happened wrong. For example, we were supposed to have butternut squash and they served summer squash; it was supposed to be open soda bar, but they charged people until we caught the mistake; we were supposed to dine and then do the dances, not the other way around. They changed hands with three different catering managers and didn't notify us. We were displeased.
However, it is a *beautiful* location. It is moments away from Old Sturbridge Village and many other nice touristy things to do. The food was good. Except for the dust on the chandeliers, it was clean.
Overall I was very satisfied. We signed our contract in February for a September wedding, and in May (after already having purchased my dress) we found out I was pregnant. They allowed us to transfer our deposit and all of our previous arrangements to a July date to make things easier. They were very helpful the day of, and handling everything--the behind the scenes happenings were seamless. However, part of the package we ordered included champagne and hors d'oeuvres, and they never came. We did complain (myself and my bridesmaids were all starving, it was a 4o'clock wedding and we were planning on that as our lunch, however they seemed to just brush us off, and offerred no suitable replacement or refund. Other than that we were very satisfied.