An exquisitely restored c. 1826 historical estate available for weddings, business, and other private functions and educational/historical reenactments. Open for guided tours and tea periodically; call for information. The Mansion is registered on the National and State Registers for Historical Places. Typically open to the public mid-week, call for hours or appt. Available for rentals seven days a week (closed major holidays).
The Beechwood Hotel is the only luxury, AAA four diamond hotel in Central MA and is host to many VIP’s, including entertainment stars, who come into Worcester. The Beechwood specializes in unparalleled service, providing every guest with a memorable experience. Luxurious guest rooms, suites and function space, as well as amenities like complimentary high speed internet and executive continental breakfast, are just some of the enhancements you’ll find at the Beechwood.
As the largest facility outside of Boston, the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center provides the ultimate in customer service and hospitality. The Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center is the perfect venue at which to hold your next convention, meeting, or social event. They have 22,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space with individual climate control, tiered lighting, and High-Speed Internet Access in all 22 function rooms. Their in-house audio visual company can accommodate meetings and groups from 50 to 1000.
Blackstone National is a superb Rees Jones designed course that features spectacular views, exceptional service, and award winning food and beverage. Our knowledgeable professional staff will assist you in planning a memorable event, golf, social, or wedding; we have everything you need to make those events a success.
This is country elegance at it's best. Welcome to The Chocksett Inn, nestled in the scenic countryside of Central Massachusetts. Have dinner in the casual atmosphere of The Pub dining room, enjoy the Fireside dining room with a cozy fire in the winter months, or dine on the canopied deck in the summer months. The Chocksett Inn offers 26 deluxe suites for business and vacation travelers and is the perfect location for a romantic getaway or fun-filled ski weekend. Offering exceptional New England fare and exquisite function areas, the Chocksett Inn is an elegant choice for your wedding, shower, or special event. Located in Sterling, Massachusetts only minutes from Worcester and less than an hour from Boston.
The Colonial has 112 guest rooms with 5 lavish suites. Their 4,700 sq.ft. ballroom accommodates up to 400 guests. Their courtyard tent is 3,200 sq.ft, and accommodates up to 300. They offer both indoor and outdoor ceremony sites, a full service restaurant and outdoor patio dining. The restaurant is newly renovated, and holds approximately 200. They have an additional 5,000 sq.ft. of space including a game room, new indoor pool and Jacuzzi, sauna, locker rooms, workout facilities and spa services (massage, facials, make-up application, hair and nail services).
They also have 2 smaller meeting rooms that can be used as breakout space for large meetings, and the ballroom is able to be broken down into 4 spaces. Free wireless internet services throughout the facility, and pets are welcome in our pet friendly rooms with a reservation ONLY.
Enjoy a rustic, comfortable and authentic New England farm experience for your next event. The Country Barn at the Red Apple Farm is ready for your group gathering. Events may be integrated or combined with our other New England farm attractions and services such as tours, nature hikes, fruit picking, hayrides and more. The only limit is your imagination. Just ask for ideas!
223 room full-service hotel, full-service restaurant, lounge, indoor heated pool, whirlpool, saunas, fitness center, game room, and in-room spa services available. 14,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space for events from 10-500 people.
An urban oasis of woodlands and wetlands, the EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum that allows for discovery of the wonders of the natural world. It offers three floors of interactive exhibits, extensive grounds, and a digital planetarium. Meet live animals, stroll interpretive trails, ride the train, or walk among the treetops 40 feet above ground. Seasonal outdoor café and Museum Store located on-site. Rentals are available after 5pm for up to 250 guests. Year round events and exhibits. Live at Sunset summer outdoor concert series, June-July.
Museum - Historic/Heritage: Immerse yourself in the heritage, nature, and art of a New England treasure. Scenic Fruitlands offers four intimate galleries of New England history plus a charming restaurant, and museum store. Set on 200 pastoral acres, with 2.5 miles of walking trails and stunning vistas, Fruitlands is a favorite for weddings and special events.
Fruitlands Museum celebrates four distinct groups all of whom found a spiritual connection to the land: the historic home of Bronson Alcott’s transcendental experiment, where Louisa May Alcott and her family lived in 1843; a gallery of Native American folklore and artifacts; the first Shaker museum in the country; and an art gallery with a large collection of Hudson River landscapes, American portraiture and seasonal exhibits.
Restaurant: Linger over lunch at Fruitlands Museum Cafe, a farm to fork restaurant operated by the folks from Gibbett Hill Restaurant in Groton, MA and exclusive caterer for weddings and special events.
Gift Shop: Browse NOA at Fruitlands gift shop, with handmade jewelry and unique gifts from local craftsman. Group, Education and Bus Tours welcomed.
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, is a 2,300 seat state-of-the-art venue where historic preservation and award-winning renovation meet! Presenting Broadway tours straight from NY, world class concerts, national comedians, and popular family shows in the heart of Massachusetts, the Hanover is a true gem of arts and culture in downtown Worcester.
Special Events and Venue Rentals: Consider your next special event or wedding in the splendor of this magnificent building... contact their special events coordinator at rental [at] thehanovertheatre [dot] org for more info,
The Harding Allen Estate is a magnificent mansion operating as a B & B, restaurant, and banquet facility. This year round elegant setting is fine for any function from wedding receptions to private banquets for 25 to 275 guests. The Harding Allen Estate is nestled in the Currier & Ives setting of Central MA. Built during the Roaring Twenties, the Estate evokes memories of the style and opulence of that bygone era. It is a place that nourishes affairs of the heart until they blossom into great love stories, a place where couples declare their love for one another and embark upon their life "happily ever after." The Estate is available for weddings, banquets, and celebrations of all kinds. With their in-house event coordinator and gourmet chef's extensive menu, it's effortless to plan your event. They invite you to come tour of the Estate and experience the unparalleled atmosphere and timeless botanical beauty, because the setting is the most important part of any event!
The B & B offers six distinctive bedrooms, each offering privacy and comfort in delightful surroundings.
Hartman’s is a family owned and operated Bed & Breakfast set in Central MA near the Quabbin Reservoir. Close to many hiking and biking trails as well as fishing gates for the Quabbin, there are 5 rooms available in the reproduction colonial home. Enjoy a quiet and relaxing dinner in the post & beam dining room. Getaway packages are available. Browse the gift shop which is open 7 days a week and offers handcrafted wreaths and arrangements, jellies, herbs & spices, plants and gift items. Open year round to the public. Function room available for weddings, functions and meetings.
Imagine a show-stopping two-story Medieval Great Hall with soaring ceiling, tapestries, stained glass windows, and more than 35 suites of armor as back drop. Higgins Armory Museum's premiere rental space accommodates up to 120 for a seated dinner and 250 for cocktails.
The extraordinary collections of the Higgins Armory Museum span European Medieval and Renaissance history, with significant items from ancient Greece, Egypt, Turkey, and Japan. There are plenty of family-friendly events. Kids and adults can learn the basics of swordplay, stand face-to-face with centuries of arms and armor, get a taste of castle life in the interactive “Castle Quest” and even learn to make their own shields. To complement Higgins’ vast collection, the museum is regularly developing new interactive exhibits.
Meetings/Banquets/Weddings/Outings - Imagine a show-stopping two-story Medieval Great Hall with soaring ceiling, tapestries, stained glass windows, and more than 35 suites of armor as back drop. Higgins Armory Museum’s premiere rental space accommodates up to 120 for a seated dinner and 250 for cocktails. Newly renovated auditorium is perfect for presentations and seats up to 114.
Learning Center - The Higgins Armory Museum is among the world’s most important centers for the study of combat arts from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The museum offers a range of classes that include the knightly long sword, rapier, dueling saber, staff weapons, and more. You can also study modern fencing, or take part in the museum’s world-class program of seminars and demonstration of lost martial arts, offered through the Higgins Armory Museum’s Academy of the Sword.
This newly built hotel offers the most inviting and relaxing accommodations in Central MA. Located in a quiet New England setting 35 miles from Boston, the stylish Hilton Garden Inn hotel turns your trip into a memorable travel experience. The spacious accommodations offer great amenities like complimentary high-speed Internet, mini-fridge, microwave, plenty of comfortable seating, fitness room, indoor pool, full service restaurant, The Great American Grill®, and a relaxing lounge.
The Hilton Garden Inn Worcester is located in the heart of downtown Worcester, MA adjacent to the DCU Convention Center. The hotel is conveniently located within a close proximity to 13 major MA colleges and universities, hospitals, shopping, dining, arts, culture, sporting events and entertainment including the Hanover Theater for the Performing Arts, Mechanics Hall and the Worcester Sharks AHL Team. The Hotel has everything for everybody: 200 rooms, including 12 suites; breakfast, lunch, dinner, room service through UNO Chicago Grill; and 8 banquet/meeting rooms for your perfect event.
Along Route 495, minutes from Route 2 and Route 90, the Holiday Inn Boxborough is centrally located to all points in New England. As a full service hotel, they feature 30,000 sq. ft of meeting space, 143 guestrooms, restaurant and lounge, indoor pool and exercise room. Their exhibit room is perfect for large trade shows, their conference area is adaptable for multiple meetings and their tropical garden courtyard is unique for special events.
The newly renovated Holiday Inn is located at Exit 28 off Route 2 in Fitchburg and hosts 245 luxurious room accommodations, a contemporary lobby and lounge, high-speed internet and over 12,000 sq. ft. of event and banquet space. Don’t forget to take a refreshing dip in the hotel pool or workout in the 24 hour fitness center! Also on property is the CoCo Key Water Resort, a fun filled experience for every member of the family. It's more than just a hotel or water park, it's an ADVENTURE! The CoCo Key Water Resort team inspires guests by creating lasting memories with every visit a retreat from the every day. It is always 84 degrees year round!
The Central MA Expo Center which offers 60,000 sq ft of expo/trade space is in a separate building on the grounds of the hotel and water resort.
Indian Ranch is a resort entertainment venue situated along the shores of historic Webster Lake. It services weddings, banquets, corporate outings, concerts, festivals and much much more. Indian Ranch is also a full-service RV resort that services seasonal camping as well as overnight, weekly, and monthly guests. It is a 'pet-friendly' resort! Indian Ranch is located one hour from Boston, Providence, or Hartford and just one mile off interstate 395. A beautiful, lakeside, scenic venue so close to home!
The International Golf Club &Resort is New England's Premier Golf, Dining, Lodging and Event Destination. Nestled amongst the trees in Bolton, MA, The International offers world class public and private golf, dining, event, wedding, lodging and golf training facilities. With two championship golf courses, a corporate event center, grand ballroom venue, a 55 room hotel & "exhale" spa, The Fireplace Room restaurant,Taylor Made Golf Club Fitting facility, Moxie Fit Bootcamps and Rick Smith Golf Academy, The International has much to offer! The International is the perfect place to hold your corporate event, golf tournament, or wedding. The Lodge and "Exhale" Spa at The International offers golf vacation packages to the midweek or weekend traveler! The Oaks, a Tom Fazio masterpiece is New England's Premium public golf experience.
The Fireplace room is a four-season destination dining experience, offering locally grown produce and seasonally inspired cuisine, punctuated with Chef Joseph Brenner’s distinctive creations and flavors. Small plates of global cuisines and Mediterranean inspired thin crust pizza are specialties.
The Fireplace Room is located at The International Golf Club & Resort in Bolton MA and is open year-round to the public.
Their 18-hole, public par 70 course is fast and challenging. Let the Leicester Country Club arrange a group golf event for your family, business, or your friends. Whether you're planning a reception for 30 or 300 guests, our entire experienced staff will focus on making you comfortable in one of our banquet or function rooms. Your special event or wedding guests will love an opportunity to get in a round of golf either before or possibly after your event. Our staff will tailor your event to reflect your personality and style.
Mechanics Hall is recognized worldwide as an acoustical masterpiece. It hosts world-class performers, international classical orchestras, jazz legends, folk & acoustic heroes, and recording artists. Mechanics Hall also functions as a rental facility for special events, weddings and social gatherings.
Nashoba Valley Winery is a unique and stunning orchard oasis, vineyard, winery, micro-brewery, distillery and restaurant and is recognized as one of the most creative and successful wineries and unique destinations in New England. Pick your own peaches and apples available late summer thru fall, please contact us for availability.
MEETINGS/BANQUETS/WEDDINGS: Nashoba Valley Winery offers an elegant site to have your indoor or outdoor rehearsal dinner or wedding ceremony and reception. We offer a unique ambiance unrivaled in the area. Nestled in the heart of apple country with idyllic views, acres of orchards, vineyards, ponds, wine sensory gardens, and a gazebo, Nashoba Valley Winery offers an ideal choice for any special occasion.
FOOD/DRINK/DINING OUT: J’s Restaurant at Nashoba Valley Winery - Zagat states, "You'll think you're in a farmhouse in Normandy" at this Bolton hilltop restaurant - "romantic" with breathtaking" views of "aromatic orchards". J’s Restaurant is a quaint, cozy and intimate restaurant, which caters to romantic evenings and celebrations. Located in a rustic farmhouse on a 52 acre hilltop orchard, featuring local products and produce grown on the premises, J’s offers a seasonal New American style menu. Menu items are paired with Nashoba Valley Wines and micro-brews. J’s is open Wednesday thru Saturday for lunch and dinner and for brunch on Sundays. Reservations are recommended.
SHOPPING:WINE/LIQUOR SHOPS: In addition to stocking all of the Nashoba Valley Winery products, including estate and fruit wines, and a variety of distillates and micro-brews, the Wine Shoppe also stocks a variety of regional food specialties from Stonewall Kitchen and other vendors, as well as many other unique gift items and practical accessories for the enjoyment of wine. Wine Tastings are available daily and Winery Tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Open daily, year-round.
Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is a "must-see" destination to experience early New England life from 1790-1840. One of the country's largest living history museums, OSV has a large staff of costumed interpreters, 59 antique buildings, three water-powered mills, and a working farm. Visitors can ride a stagecoach, view antiques, tour heirloom gardens, meet heritage breed farm animals, and enjoy hands-on-crafts. Open year round
Weddings: At Old Sturbridge Village, they’ve been planning your wedding for 175 years. Hold your ceremony in their 1830s Center Meetinghouse, with your wedding music played on the antique organ and the soft glow of candles in the chandelier. There is no shortage of picturesque backdrops for your photos, including the Salem Towne House Garden and the horse-drawn carriage. Continue with an on-site reception at Bullard Tavern or Oliver Wight Tavern featuring outstanding menus and service.
Learning Center: Step out of the classroom and into the 19th century. Old Sturbridge Village has many programs to engage students and make history meaningful. Tour their working 1830s community and participate in hands-on activities. Online teacher resources help connect your OSV experience to the curriculum. If you can’t visit them, they’ll come to you with History on the Road. Programs are also available for home school students and scouts.
Discover the Overlook - Charlton's Best kept secret! From corporate meetings to elegant wedding receptions - overlook is the answer to a stress free event!
Built in 1771, the Publick House Historic Inn maintains it’s 18th-century ambiance while providing 21st-century comforts. Hold your special event in one of their period rooms or in their outdoor tent. The restaurant seats 200 and offers traditional New England dining in a quaint colonial setting. The 23 guest rooms and gracious suites in this historical setting all have private baths, air conditioning, and are decorated with period antiques or quality reproductions, many have canopy beds. The Publick House has additional hotel rooms on site totaling 115 rooms. This unique and picturesque site also has a full bar & famous bake shop!
A Yankee Magazine Editor's Choice Destination. New England Travel 2010 Editors Pick. Recommended by BOSTON Magazine and the Boston Globe. The Red Maple Inn, an elegant colonial-era mansion, features five deluxe guest accommodations and a luxury honeymoon cottage, appointed with period antiques and all modern amenities, including private bath, air-conditioning, wi-fi and 1500+ DVD library. Gourmet 3 course breakfast menu. Your perfect romantic getaway! Unique Wedding or rehearsal dinner site.
Step back in time, slow down, experience food prepared as it should be. Whether it is a memorable lunch, a casual dinner in our Hexmark Tavern, the "red carpet" treatment in our dining room or one of our many special events-the Salem Cross Inn has some thing for every taste. Sit back, relax, enjoy the ambiance of a restored 1705 farmhouse and the tranquility of over 600 acres of New England countryside. Your palate will enjoy creatively prepared, fresh, seasonal fare. The Salem Cross Inn is also a great place for weddings, banquets and group meetings or tours.
Centrally located, their beautiful All-Suites Hotel and Conference Center provides the ideal setting for leisure and business travelers. Devens Common Center offers elegantly appointed space for meetings, weddings, and other events, with on-site catering.
Welcome to The Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center located on picturesque Cedar Lake in the heart of Sturbridge, Massachusetts. They are the area's most unique one-stop resort anticipating all of your needs. This 232 Room hotel features oversized guestrooms, some with a lake view! The Sturbridge Host Resort is more than a hotel, featuring 35,000 square feet of flexible meeting space to accommodate your conference or banquet.
Gift Baskets: A Theme in a Basket is a distinctive gift basket company located in the heart of the Blackstone Valley. They like to take the initial step forward and above their competition; They have taken on the responsibility to make it their mission and choose each element with care. Quality is vital to them. Their reputation is based on vision, reliability and personalized service to their customers. What’s your theme in a basket? Call today!
Justice of the Peace: Your wedding …. as you wish! - Planning a large wedding, a small intimate wedding or even if you want to elope and “just get married.” Holly will provide a wedding service that is right for you- as you wish. As a Massachusetts Justice of the Peace, her goal is to create a wedding ceremony that reflects your individual preferences and style- a service with which you are comfortable even in your own home with your personal written vows. Call today to book your special day!
A living museum of plants, featuring a 3,000 square-foot Orangerie [greenhouse] filled with flowering subtropical plants, citrus and palm trees, seasonal displays, and special events. Distinctive gardens showcasing more than 350 varieties of trees and shrubs in the Lawn Garden alone, along with evergreens and fruiting plants, woodland trails, meadows, gift shop, library, café. Dozens of educational and artistic programs for adults and youths, some eligible for college credit. Open Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm and holiday Mondays. Twigs Cafe serves lunch 11am-3pm. Library is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10am-4pm. Guided Tour every Sunday at 2pm. Horticultural Hotline operates on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4pm for gardening questions. Call the telephone number or sign on to the website for details and directions; group rates available.
Rentals of the facilities at Tower Hill Botanic Garden are offered for professional meetings, off-site business “retreats”, and other corporate functions. Rental rates are competitive and they offer a wide range of accommodations for groups of various sizes. The standard schedule for rental of meeting space is between the hours of 9am-5pm. Special arrangements can be made for rentals after regular
hours of operation. Rentals include the set-up of tables, chairs, lectern, screens and easels. Tower Hill is now WIFI internet connected to facilitate business communications.
Enchanting historic inn with "Old World Charm". Serving an Austrian, German, Eastern European menu, as well as steaks and seafood. Full liquor/bar and winelist available. Chandeliers, fireplaces and steins adorn with soft music and romance. Catering, weddings and private parties are their specialty! Open holidays/365 days a year. Outside dining/fireplaces.
The Wachusett Village Inn features 74 guest rooms and suites, including 16 with fireplaces. Whether you are looking for a romantic weekend getaway, attending a business meeting, visiting family or friends, or just passing through the area, each room offers all the comforts of home. The Inn Restaurant offers a distinctive menu at affordable prices. It's Conference Center is the perfect spot for retreats, meetings, seminars, or conferences. They also have a network of trails along their 100 wooded acres. Just down the road is Wachusett Mountain Ski Area.
The Worcester Art Museum, which opened to the public in 1898, is world renowned for its 35,000+ piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings, and new media. Art celebrates life at the museum. Accessible to all, the works span 5,000 years of art and culture ranging from ancient Roman mosaics to colonial silver, Impressionist paintings, and contemporary art. Dedicated to the promotion of art and art education, the Museum also offers a year round studio art and appreciation program that enrolls over 6000 adult and youth students each year.
Specialty Shop: The Museum Shop at Worcester Art Museum offers a wide variety of merchandise inspired by art in the permanent collection and in museums worldwide. Find beautiful items to remember your visit or give as gifts. Browse the shelves where scores of just-right items will catch your eye. From note cards, framed and matted prints, silk scarves and ties, umbrellas, decorative boxes to an irresistible collection of tree ornaments, picture frames, glassware, pottery, purses, clocks, and art inspired jewelry and watches to complement any outfit. Our children's selection of gifts encourages learning, laughter and play. Baby toys, children's books, art-making kits, puzzles and games will please any child.
Cafe: Whether you're visiting the Museum's galleries or stopping in just for lunch, The Museum Café is sure to pleasantly surprise. Choose from a delectable selection of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, entrées and desserts. Dine indoors or experience one of Worcester's few outdoor courtyard cafes. Reservations for parties of eight or more may be made by calling 508.799.4406 x3068.
ADD MATISSE, REMBRANDT AND MONET TO THE GUEST LIST - A WORLD CLASS VENUE FOR YOUR EVENT. Wedding Receptions and Ceremonies | Holiday Parties | Cocktail Receptions | Corporate and Team Building Events. The Museum makes available, on a rental basis, the use of its magnificent architectural spaces and galleries. World-renowned for its collections which span more than fifty centuries, the Museum features must-see masterpieces spanning the globe. What better site in which to host your historic event! Private events in the Renaissance Court may begin after 5:45pm on Wednesday through Sunday. Events in The Museum Café may begin after 4:00pm Wednesday through Saturday, or anytime Sunday. All venues are available for rental any time on Monday and Tuesday. For business and social events, the Museum offers three approved caterers which have extensive experience with the Museum spaces and present delectable and artfully displayed cuisine. You will need to contact those outside caterers directly for menu options, pricing and availability. In conjunction with your event, we encourage you to take advantage of our docent-led or self- guided tours of selected galleries. The fees for these options vary depending on the galleries of interest and number of guests. Please ask for more details. World-renowned for its collections which span more than fifty centuries, the Museum features must-see masterpieces spanning the globe from ancient mosaics to contemporary art. Experience a diverse world of art and ideas through antiquities, paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures and decorative arts. From concept to completion, our staff is highly experienced in every aspect of event planning, and will work with you to ensure your occasion is unique and truly memorable. What better site in which to host your special event! The Museum Café is also available for rental. Please call 508-793-4327 or e-mail specialevents [at] worcesterart [dot] org for more information.