COVID-19 Information Update

The 228 in Sterling follows all current COVID-19 guidelines and best practices. This includes maintaining 6’ social distancing, sanitation stations, and wellness questionnaires of each guest in attendance, including vendors.

Effective 5/29/2021 per MA Board of Health, The 228 in Sterling is happy to announce we can seat up to (10) ten guests per 6’ table while still maintaining social distancing guidelines indoors.

5’ tables will also be made available to seat up to (8) eight guests per table while maintaining distancing guidelines indoors. Guests can remove masks to eat, drink or socialize while seated at a table but if dancing, standing or mixing indoors, The 228 requires guests to remain masked.

Outdoors with spacing, masks are no longer required except for being in close proximity to unknown cohorts who might carry or be exposed to the virus; for example, waiting in line at a bar or playing games in close contact.

The 228 may ask people to resume wearing masks at any time both indoors or out if constant close contact is maintained while dancing, gathering, etc., and dining is not taking place.

The 228 will also continue to clean restrooms and sanitize the property during and between events and request contact tracing forms from guests in case of notification of a positive COVID case.

We will have extras in case you forget, but it will slow your arrival. The 228 also requires (ahead of the event date) for the party host to provide to the facility a guest list of all attendees for contact tracing.

When outdoors, we can have 48 people Seated under the Pavilion with gift and favor tables and food/beverages served from a 20×20 tent adjacent or from patio area setup


All together under 30×60 tent in the field with all support stations contained under one tent. This option includes room for games, gift tables, etc…under the covered area of a tent with remaining social distancing space.

The 228 also has a special “MicroWed” Package. This is for those couples preferring a more intimate ceremony experience of 20 or less, over a 2-hour time frame in a lovely setting. The form below contains all the details.

We are looking forward to a busy, safe and healthy season and can’t wait to get back to celebrating with everyone on this, our 5th anniversary year!