At Curry Events, we have had the distinct pleasure of traveling to the finest Wedding venues that the Northeast has to offer. As a result, we have penned a series of top 10 lists, divided by locale, so that you can plan your events accordingly.

For starters, let’s talk about a group of lesser known Central Massachusetts Wedding Venues, who have a distinct presence west of 495.

The 228 is a picturesque venue with easy highway access off of I-190, a friendly staff and a great layout for photos, videos and everything in between. 

The staff is overseen directly by ownership, and guests rave about their overall attention to detail! This is truly a hidden gem in Central MA. For more information, reach out to Sharon in Events or visit www.the228insterling.com/

Hyland Orchard weddings are like no other. They have a few great options for ceremony spaces, brew their own “Rapscallion Brewery” beer on site, and there are farm animals!! The reception space is very accommodating for both outdoor cocktail hour and indoor dinner and dancing. We have had some great experiences at Hyland with their staff and our couples rave about the entire planning process with Hyland’s planning team! Hyland Orchard is a great place to get hitched!

Contact Doe to book your special day at Hyland Orchards, hylandspecialevents@gmail.com

The newly renovated Chocksett Inn of Sterling, MA has made amazing strides under their new management and ownership.

What was once, 20 years ago, a small dusty venue along route 12 — now has become an elegant wedding venue and perfect atmosphere for a special celebration, large or small. Their ballroom is an exquisite and spacious, their chefs are top notch, and their in-house bar and restaurant are the perfect compliment to the celebration space. The Chocksett even has a select number of hotel rooms, just enough for you to rent out the entire place for your wedding party! They also have this cool “after party” package that allows you to keep the wedding celebration going down in the restaurant and patio area until the wee hours of the morning. Mickey, the bar manager, is one of the funniest people you will ever meet in your life and their staff is super easy to work with.


Zukas is one of the most unique venues in all of New England. The views are spectacular and the staff is outstanding. We have had many a great celebration at Zukas and the guests constantly mention how kind and courteous the staff was. They offer both tented receptions as well as their one of a kind hilltop Barn space. Plus, having the perfect countryside venue less than 60 miles from Boston? What an incredible value. Holding 100 weddings or more every year, Zukas is an extremely popular wedding and special event destination, and it is not hard to see why!


This exclusive venue sits at the top of Bigelow Hill and Apple Hill in Leominster, MA. With a unique, country style atmosphere, the one of a kind “Library Bar” restaurant, spacious function hall and amazing photo opps throughout apple orchards on the property, Apple Hill is truly a stand alone wedding venue. The space is very different from any other that you will see, and it gives an excellent opportunity to get creative with the decor and ambiance for your special day. The food is tasty, inventive and yet simple enough to meet the needs of all of your guests.

The property is carefully maintained and the staff is well trained. In the words of my nephew, “The food is bomb!”


The Colonial Hotel has been a North Central MA staple for nearly 25 years. It is truly a full service wedding venue. They have a great space for ceremonies, impeccable amenities for your guests, and the option of tented weddings or a very large ballroom space. Their bar and grille style restaurant is a fantastic space for the rehearsal dinner and the location is right off of rt 2 and incredibly easy to find. Tons of parking, hotel rooms, a pool, not hard to see why this place is in our top 5.

If you are having a wedding or special event and looking for a venue in Central New England, give Mary a call at the Colonial or visit www.colonial-hotel.com/

Harrington farm is an exceptional place to have a wedding. We can truly say the venue is second to very few, if any.

Harrington Farm is the ideal wedding venue for the rustic chic, vintage wedding reception of your dreams. Whether you’re planning a lively summer soiree, an intimate fireside ceremony, or something in between, our seasoned planning experts will help you design a guest-friendly celebration that captures the season’s natural beauty and your unique style. The reception area is a beautifully finished post & beam barn with all the modern amenities you expect. The food is outstanding, the staff is top notch and the Barn space works well with both large and small celebrations. They have so many great spots for your photo and video team to capture the most precious memories on your special day.

check out all their wonderful offerings at https://harringtonfarm.com/

Shaker Hills provides an outstanding property and great accommodations for couples searching for a venue west of 495.

Offering one of the most well kept and sought after golf courses in Central MA, Shaker hills has a great ceremony space, picturesque golf course backdrop for photos, and a spacious reception hall for your celebration. Shaker Hills Country Club presents the perfect setting for your next banquet/function accommodating up to 200 guests. From the elegantly appointed Canterbury Ballroom with adjoining cocktail lounge connected by a double sided center fireplace, to the stone fireplace adorned outdoor Stone Patio and upper decks overlooking the beautifully landscaped golf course grounds, to the classically styled bar finished in wood grain with leather accents; no matter what the occasion, your guests will feel welcomed.

In our experience as both vendors and guests at Shaker Hills, we find their staff and management is easy to get along with and very accommodating to all. Take a peek at this outstanding venue at https://www.shakerhills.com/

One of the nicest golf courses in the entire state offers an outstanding wedding venue and amazing photographic opportunities for your photographer to capture.

Sterling National Country Club is an ideal setting for the perfect wedding complete with breathtaking views, first class food and beverage service, special menus and packages available. A Truly outstanding property and incredibly well trained staff allow for this venue to create a one of a kind wedding experience. Their ballroom is spacious, their food is delightful and the grounds are meticulously manicured.


A picturesque backdrop for any special occasion — but most especially a wedding — The Barn at Gibbet Hill provides the best food, scenery and vibe that Central/Western MA has to offer. They offer a variety of ceremony and reception options, including a “Castle Ruins” ceremony as well as the chance to have the reception either in the barn or in a tented space outdoors. This place has it all: history, scenery, and the food is to die for. The Barn can hold over 200 people and a dancefloor, perfect for weddings large or small. Gibbet Hill is honestly worth every penny and will make for an incredibly memorable celebration with your loved ones.


If you are looking for a venue, you truly cannot go wrong with any one of the places on this list! If you are looking for a Photographer, DJ, Videographer, planner or any other wedding/special event services, please click the contact link below. We would be honored to discuss your special day with you!

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