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The 228 In Sterling

228 Leominster Road- route 12 access way
Sterling, MA, MA
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(978) 563-9228
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4.6 out of 5
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  • 28 Reviews


    Michael Thomas

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    5 out of 5
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  • Sharon, April and the staff of The 228 in Sterling made our dream wedding, come true! Our wedding was held in September of 2019 on a beautiful autumn day. We were married under the colorful oak tree, which is set in the field to the right of the barn. Sharon and her team executed all of the wedding details flawlessly and made our wedding party and guests feel so welcomed. The cozy intimate barn was the perfect place to hold our reception. It allowed my husband and I to mix and mingle and enjoy our guests. We would definitely recommend this venue to others. We can't thank Sharon, April and the Team enough for making our dream come true! Christopher & Michael xoxo

    Sally Turcotte

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  • We had a post wedding celebration for our son & daughter in law after a recent elopement style wedding. The 228 was very accommodating to our ideas and budget, offering ideas. The location is beautiful with spacious grounds, while also having convenient access. Our guests loved it.

    Mary Lou

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  • Right from the start Sharon was extremely helpful and gracious! We had a blast at our wedding and would highly recommend the 228 to anyone. The grounds are beautiful the buliding is quaint and rustic.

    Chelsea Dale Bartlett

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    5 out of 5
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  • When people have regrets about their wedding, they obviously didn’t have it at the 228. Not a single request went unfulfilled. My wife even asked if we could get married again. The venue was perfect, accommodating and stress-free. Can’t recommend the 228 more.

    responded with the following comments.

    You were so fun and creative, even down to the choice of caterers and music. If we could rate our couples, you'd get superior scores right back! Thanks very much for your generous review.

    Breana Bernard

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our experience with the 228 was amazing. My husband and I got married 2 months to the day we got engaged due to my father/in-law being sick with cancer. We planned a wedding in 6 weeks thanks to the 228 being so responsive & quick to accommodate us on such short notice. They made everything SO EASY for me. Sharon had so many decorations already there that I was able to use. I didn’t have to worry about finding centerpieces, table linens, chair covers, nothing. She had SO much stuff to pick from to decorate with that was right in line with what I was looking for. Aside from that, the 228 speaks for itself with its rustic beauty and charm inside and out. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding day. If I had waited 1 year or more to get married, I would have done everything exactly the same at the 228.

    Monqiue

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  • This venue was perfect for our I DO BBQ. This is a family run business, where the owners and staff are amazing, accommodating and had very helpful ideas to incorporate into our event. Everyone raved that both the outdoor and indoor space were perfect!

    Monique Clem

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  • We worked with Sharon approx. 12 months prior to our wedding. She was very professional, friendly and always responsive. She worked with me to create my wedding ideas into reality. Her ideas and suggestions were always on point. Our wedding reception was amazing and EVERYONE raved about the property. Sharon and here entire staff were friendly and courteous. I would absolutely recommend The 228!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so much. You were a pleasure to work with as was the new BBQ vendor we met along the way. Party on Extreme Tailgators!

    Alysha Metcalf

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had our wedding at The 228 this past weekend and it was everything we hoped for. We wanted an intimate, rustic venue and The 228 fit the bill perfectly. The barn and the grounds are beautiful, simple, and elegant. We were also able to have our rehearsal dinner and setup there the night before, which was a huge help for making the wedding day as stress-free as possible. Sharon, April, and the the rest of The 228 team were also wonderful. They were easy to work with, responsive to communication, flexible, and overall super helpful. You can really personalize your wedding and work with them to make the day exactly what you want. Sharon even brought a Gandalf costume for our officiant to put on during the reception (we had a hobbit/LOTR theme)! That made for some amazing photos and memories. The prices are also very affordable. We added on additional items to suit our needs, like the firepit and patio heaters, and it was great to have those options. Their recommended vendors were... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you for your kind words! We love seeing everyone have a great time and want our clients to feel like they are getting a good value for the money they spend on their most special of days! Congratulations Alysha and Ben!

    Adam

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  • We booked The 228 in Sterling for our wedding in late July. Sharon and her staff made the day spectacular for us! We had both our ceremony and reception on the property. The ceremony took place at the gazebo, and the reception took place inside and (mostly) outside. Sharon and staff worked with us to make sure that all of the bases were covered as far as who was going to set up decor, and take care of all of the other details that go into the wedding, such as clean and breakdown, etc. We had about 4 hours to set everything up, and because I wasn’t there, I don’t know how it was executed, but it was executed perfectly. Sharon worked closely with us to understand what we wanted the place to look like, and she was on top of things for the whole day. We had some stress revolving around our rental company, so we had to have a lot of “plan B‘s” in place, a lot of which was covered by Sharon. Our wedding coordinator and Sharon worked very well together to make the day ... Read more

    Stacy

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  • Great experience all around. Easy worry free day for me as the bride.

    Nicole Carville-Autry

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  • We had our reception here, and it was everything and more that I dreamed of! Sharon was great to work with for planning. The staff was amazing during the event, making sure that everything moved along smoothly, coordinating with vendors, then packing up all of our things at the end of the night. She even accommodated for those of us who needed to pump breast milk. The outdoors area was beautiful for photos, and all of the guests loved being outdoors! S’mores around the fire pit was fun! This was a really fabulous, affordable, flexible venue.

    Christine Grzybowski

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  • The 228 staff was great and worked & communicated effectively with us. We loved how everything looked and working with the 228 was a great experience. We were given a list of preferred vendors which given our short planning timeframe (within 2 months), made planning the wedding much less stressful.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thanks very much! We loved working with you and the Mr. and once I got the hang of spelling his last name, the rest was smooth sailing :) . Congratulations to you and your new little one!

    Elizabeth

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  • We had an AMAZING day -- the venue is absolutely beautiful, and for the price you can't get anything better. We were married under an absolutely gorgeous tree on the property. I remember the space before it was The 228 and I think they did a great job updating everything. This is a relatively new venue in the grand scheme of things, so I think they're still working out their process and what they offer. I would recommend this venue to others, however there were some kinks that I find worth noting. -They have a required tent vendor who was incredibly difficult to work with. He was not responsive, and when he did respond he would give excuses as to why things were going the way they were. It took months to get a quote for a tent, tables, and chairs. It added a lot of unnecessary stress. I did let the venue know about this issue. Since this is a required vendor if you choose to use a tent, I think that the way the tent company handles business is a direct reflection of the actual venue... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you for your comments, Elizabeth. We do take them to heart and are implementing systems to communicate more efficiently with our Clients as changes arise.

    Nick

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  • The 288 was a great venue at a great price. The owner was open minded and flexible to different ideas on everything from presentation to vendors to themes. I was very happy with the service provided.

    Zane

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  • Yall are like the amature wedding nazis. Also your staff was eating our food and there were plenty of patrons who were still hungry and wanted seconds.

    responded with the following comments.

    Im sorry you felt this way. I think your wedding was wonderful. We were very responsive with all of your different requests, set up specifics and needs wedding wise, although to be clear the venue is not the wedding planner or decorator. I know some of your guests were not happy about us policing our parking lots, but we remain firm on our outside alchohol policy. Again I’m sorry you felt negatively about that but congratulations again and on the upcoming birth of your baby.

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