Castle Hill on The Crane Estate
Where simplicity meets elegance
290 Argilla Road
Ipswich, MA 01938  | map
Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
Catering: Outside vendors welcome
Maximum capacity: 350
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Celebrate your special occasion at this stunning seaside property, Castle Hill on The Crane Estate. The Crane Estate, a property of the trustees of reservations, encompasses over 2,100 acres overlooking Crane Beach, Crane wildlife refuge, and winding salt marshes. The exclusive use of The Great House is the perfect venue for your dream day.

Perched high above beautiful Crane Beach, this Country Place Era estate offers a dramatic setting for weddings, events, and corporate functions, with extraordinary atmosphere and breathtaking views along the half-mile-long Grand Allée. The Great House accommodates up to 200 guests inside. Tenting is required for groups over 200 for which there is an additional fee.

The Crane Estate has additional venue options for your wedding celebration and private event. 

If you've always dreamed of saying "I do" with sun, sand, and surf as your setting, then choose Steep Hill Beach for a seaside ceremony. Two private lawns overlooking the Atlantic provide the perfect spot for a reception to remember.

For a more intimate setting, consider the Casino Complex, an Italian-style villa located along the Grand Allée, where you can host up to 80 guests for a day time event.

The historic Italian style barn, boasts terra cotta walls, post and beam interior, wood floors and a green tiled roof. The Barn on The Crane Estate can accommodate up to 140 people for a New England barn celebration. Combine The Barn with The Tavern for breathtaking views of winding salt marsh, tidal rivers, woodlands, and the Atlantic Ocean.

With 658 acres of rolling grassland, grazing livestock, stone walls and historic farm buildings, Appleton Farms is a perfect setting for any event. Accommodating a maximum of 200 people, choose between the gorgeous Stone-Walled Paddock or the historic Carriage Barn. The Paddock can accommodate up to 200 people for a tented event, while the Carriage Barn provides a more intimate space for up to 80 people. Together, these two venues create a memorable setting for your celebration.

No matter which venue you choose, our professional and experienced event staff will be there to help you every step of the way. Please call 978.356.4351 x8814 or find us at for more info.

Brides have chosen The Crane Estate as's Best of Weddings pick for five years in a row.


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