23 Jan 2018

We Create Fairytales: Tying the Knot at Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center

By now, there isn’t much that hasn’t been said about a wedding venue. Everywhere claims to be the secret to your special day, promising fairytale solutions whatever your needs. But here at Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center, we have the experience to back-up the hyperbole. First, there is the historic setting. Housed in the former […]
8 Dec 2017

‘Tis The Season To Be Feasting

With the Holiday Season in full swing, we thought we’d compile some holiday recipes that are sure to be a hit with you and yours. Decide to make some yourself? Let us know how it turns out! Classic Glazed Ham A tradition with many families across the country, this simple recipe by Lindsay Funston will show […]
13 Sep 2017

These Weddings Be Cray Cray; Some Of Most Unusual Versions of Tying The Knot That Anyone’s Ever Seen

Cutting the cake. Walking down the aisle. The first dance. Stuffed chicken and a deejay. Wearing …. clothes. All of these are clearly the norm for the day of nuptials. There are special touches to make them unique, but largely, many weddings fit into the box of “normal.” We stumbled upon this fun, interesting look […]
11 Jul 2017

Summer Trips Around New England: Southbridge and Central Massachusetts

Central Massachusetts is a gem, even by New England standards. It is a land of distinct seasons, as cozy and welcoming as it is exciting and full of the promise of adventure. Wooded, hilly uplands sweep down to leafy valleys dotted with colonial architecture, white picket fences and historic mill towns. One of those mill […]
18 Apr 2017

Are Your Attendees Falling Asleep? Reformatting Your Conference

You may have glanced over the sea of faces at your conferences or meeting and found that some of the audience members looked dazed, glazed…or maybe they were snoring. Not a great sign, unless your presentation is focused on meditation practices and effects. The nature of presenting and speaking has changed, arguably in the same […]
29 Mar 2017

Governor Charlie Baker Visits Southbridge and Central Massachusetts

On Thursday, March 23, Governor Charlie Baker visited some key spots in central Massachusetts, beginning with a lunchtime visit to Southbridge. Addressing a full house here at the hotel, the Governor delivered a speech punctuated by the importance of the state cooperating with local communities. “The health of the Commonwealth is dictated by the health […]
13 Mar 2017

Top Meetings Trends of 2017

In 2016, meeting planners were looking to break from the traditional boardroom experiences and tap into new trends like bringing in the destination or neighborhood. In 2017, we’re seeing that trend continue with as planners are now going out of their way to ensure meeting experiences have that experiential feel. Successful Meetings recently unveiled their list of the Top […]
10 Feb 2017

Love is in the air at The Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center!

February is the month of love. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many are making plans to surprise their special someone with flowers, candy, and gifts to show them how much they care. What better way to say “I love you” than with the perfect getaway? Here at the Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center, you […]
1 Dec 2016

Set your sights on a free stay with our Frame Game contest!

Ever wanted to win a free trip to The Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center? Here’s your chance! We’re currently having a selfie contest on our Facebook page where fans can submit a photo of themselves wearing their favorite (or funkiest!) frames. All you have to do to be entered to win the contest is Like […]
20 Oct 2016

Community Spotlight: Five Questions with Dick Whitney

We’re excited to introduce our new Community Spotlight series featuring members of our community who make an impact. Our first article in the series features Dick Whitney, who operates the Optical Heritage Museum in Southbridge. Mr. Whitney’s vast knowledge of the eyeglass industry and the history of Southbridge make him the perfect person to kick off our […]