A hidden gem in Central New England

Our indoor and outdoor spaces provide a unique venue for the event of your dreams.

Wedding ceremony at The Tree

With only one wedding a day, the flexibility to choose vendors you love, and no minimum guest count you’ll create the garden or barn wedding of your dreams at The 228.


With indoor and outdoor spaces, The 228 is the perfect venue for your small- to medium baby, bridal, or Jack-and-Jill shower.

Corporate Events

The 228 in Sterling offers space for team-building retreats, strategic planning sessions, holiday parties, company BBQs with live-streaming capability and included wifi.

Pavilion buffet and kids party on the lawn
Other Events

Anniversary Parties, Proms, Celebration of Life Receptions, and Holiday Parties are just some of the types of events that we hosted.

Looking for a private venue for your next event? Look no further than The 228 in Sterling!

An affordable event venue near Boston

Located on a secluded 10-acre property in Central Massachusetts, we offer multiple interconnected spaces that can be customized to fit your specific needs. Whether you’re looking to eat, dance, converse, have a ceremony, roast marshmallows, or engage in outdoor games, The 228 has the spaces for your perfect event.

Why choose us?

Beautiful, flexible, and affordable, The 228 can help you craft your personal or business event.

From start to finish, we will work with you to ensure that your vision becomes reality.

The 228 welcomes all clients and all types of events and ceremonies. We’ll make your dream event a reality!

As much help as you need, as customized as you want

At The 228, our goal is to help you plan and execute the event of your dreams with minimal stress and worry. Let us take care of the details so that you can enjoy your special occasion to the fullest.

Inclusive and Open to All

Jen & Kristen's Wedding Ceremony under the tree
our location

Easy to Get To

Less than an hour from Rt. 128 and 25 minutes from Worcester, The 228 is in the heart of the Commonwealth, easily accessible by car and close to Wachusett Mountain and other Central Massachusetts attractions.

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228 Leominster Road
Sterling, MA 01564

Our Spaces

Our multiple spaces allow you to customize your event and create a unique experience for your guests. For example, you could have a ceremony in the pavilion, cocktails and appetizers on the patio, photos at the gazebo, dinner and dancing in the barn, and finish with s’mores at the firepit. The possibilities are endless with our flexible spaces.

What Customers Say

Our customers have a great experience with their weddings, showers, corporate events, reunions, holiday parties, and more.

Perfect Rustic but Modern Location

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A beautiful, flexible venue for our bridal shower. The team at the 228 are top-notch professionals who will listen and respond. Options for indoor or outdoor participation. We had a beautiful afternoon bridal shower with the staff packing up all the gifts and decorations for us!

Married on 05/27/2017

Excellent experience from beginning to end

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I cannot say enough about Sharon and Maria. I was looking for a place for my daughter’s bridal shower. As soon as my sister and I met them on the call, it was like speaking to someone in my family. I read on other reviews (and they told us this as well) that they clean up so you get to spend the whole time with your family and friends AND that is exactly what happened. Everyone that attended loved the venue. If you are looking for a place to host your event in Massachusetts look no further.
Ann M. 

Shower on 09/11/2022

Perfect for our Reunion

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We just had our 50th high school class reunion at The 228. The entire experience was OUTSTANDING. Tables are both indoors and outdoors, so everyone felt comfortable and safe. The place is really attractive and super clean. Staff were all helpful and efficient. We ended the evening with a bonfire, which was really fun. Definitely a 5-star place, and I’d give 6 stars if I could!
Diane L.

Fall 2021

Venue Pricing

Wondering what’s included with the venue rental? Lots! Find more information about Planning Your Event at The 228.

Get in touch to choose a date. Let us help you create your perfect event.