CREATE THE EVENT YOU ENVISION AT THE 228
A hidden gem in Central New England
Our indoor and outdoor spaces provide a unique venue for the event of your dreams.
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.
The 228 in Sterling offers space for team-building retreats, strategic planning sessions, holiday parties, company BBQs with live-streaming capability and included wifi.
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!
No Minimum Guest Count – Various Event Types
The 228 in Sterling is available for rent for various event types and number of hours with no minimum guest counts.
Your Event is the Only Event
With only our staff, your guests and vendors onsite, the venue feels like your own furnished and staffed country estate and the ability to easily move between indoor and outdoor spaces.
Work Within Your Budget – Not Ours
With the ability to choose your vendors to fit your budget and your taste, The 228 provides the space, tools and rental options to stay within your budget at our venue.
Decor Rental Inventory On-Site
With an extensive rental inventory of The 228 Decor Store already available on property, there are no additional fees for delivery and set up or worries about item availability.
Event Coordinator, Set Up & Clean Up
Customize your party with our multiple spaces. Move from one space to another for new activities as the event timeline progresses. Provide an experience customized to the taste of your guests, and we do the rest!
At The 228 in Sterling, pricing is straightforward, communication friendly and accessible and invoices are changeable. Final guest counts can even be adjusted up to 30 days before the event. We strive to treat every event the way we would want our family members treated regardless of size or budget.
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
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.
228 Leominster Road
Sterling, MA 01564
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.
Married on 05/27/2017
Shower on 09/11/2022