The former Fitzgerald Apple Orchard was purchased by the Despres (Bigelow) Family in 1999, what started as an early morning coffee & breakfast stop in the original storefront ran by family members and close friends slowly grew to hosting private events in what is now called the parlor room, to adding the Library Bar & Restaurant in 2009, & The Ballroom in 2012.
Over the past 16 years the old Fitzgerald Apple Barn has been renovated and includes The Parlor room with a large Stone Fireplace, a Full Bar, & Adjacent Screened In Porch, while still maintaining the rustic feel, this room can host private events up to 97 guests (additional seating available weather pending on the adjacent porch); The Library Bar & Restaurant (the renovated Apple Storage Area) was added in 2008 and features rich mahogany walls, high tin like ceilings, custom built wood bar, & adjoining conservatory with a wall of windows overlooking the rolling hills with seating for up to 80 guests; The stately and elegant ballroom was added in 2012 and can host weddings and private events up to 200 guests, with Mahogany accents and custom hand painted ivory walls, and a breathtaking chandelier over the dance floor, it is where classic elegance meets the country.
Whether it be a night out, a country chic wedding reception, a shower, a rehearsal dinner, a corporate event, a bereavement, or a social gathering, let Apple Hill Farm & Country Club be your destination.
Apple Hill Farm & Country Club has over 40 acres of beautiful farm land which is farmed by local farmer Steve Violette of Dick’s Market in Lunenburg, Massachusetts. There are over 360 peach trees as well as other fruit trees including nectarines, cherries, apricots and plum as well as a vast array of vegetables including Corn, Tomatoes, Peppers, Assorted Greens, Cabbages, Potatoes, Beans and many more!
When the fields are in season the restaurant & banquet facility proudly serves their own produce as well as being available for sale at Dick’s Farm stand located at 647 Northfield Road, Lunenburg Massachusetts. We encourage guests to enjoy the beauty of our farm and learn more about the benefits of local agriculture.
Often referred to as a Hidden Gem in Central Massachusetts, we invite you to join us for dinner one evening in the Library Bar & Restaurant, or for a cocktail on the screened in porch on a summer’s eve, or celebrate your next milestone with us, whatever the occasion we look forward to seeing you soon!
Sharon Despres & Family