Many Beautiful Venue Options at The Crane Estate

The Crane Estate boasts three distinctive and equally stunning venue options to host your wedding or special event.  Situated on the coast in Ipswich, Massachusetts, there is an option for many styles of weddings and events.

Steep Hill Beach


Named for the steep hill abutting the beach, this option has two beautiful lawns overlooking the ocean.  There is no electricity at the beach, so this venue option is perfect for a more casual daytime experience where barbecues and clam bakes are the name of the game!  Accommodating up to 500 guests, this is a great option for a corporate outing, or an informal daytime wedding.

The Barn at The Crane Estate



If you are looking for something rustic, look no further and The Barn at The Crane Estate.  This renovated Tuscan style barn and  surrounding property screams romance with its wisteria draped lattice, stone towers, and wrought iron gates overlooking winding salt marsh rivers and flanked by woodlands.

The Great House 


Perched atop Castle Hill, the Great House is an unforgettable destination.  Ceremonies may be on the Grand Allée with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. For the cocktail hour, you have exclusive use of the Allée Terrace in addition to the first floor of The Great House where guests can mingle throughout the historic mansion. Finally, for dinner, a beautiful high-peaked tent is positioned just off the ballroom East Terrace where guests can experience the landscape and beauty of Castle Hill throughout the evening.

Autumn Wedding at The Barn at The Crane Estate

Fireside Catering is proud to serve as the exclusive caterer at The Crane Estate.  The Barn at the Crane Estate is one of three beautiful and unique venues on the Ipswich seaside property.

Exposed stonework and original post and beam, dotted with bistro lights, are just a couple of the features that add to the stunning, rustic charm of The Barn at The Crane Estate.  Jill and Sandy held their wedding reception at The Barn this past October.  Scroll down to enjoy some of the beautiful images captured by Maureen Cotton Photography.

Best wishes Jill & Sandy!

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