Castle Hill on The Crane Estate

Castle Hill on The Crane Estate

Where simplicity meets elegance

290 Argilla Road
Ipswich, MA 01938 | map
Maximum capacity: 350
Wedding services: Ceremony, Reception
Catering: Outside Cake OK
About Us

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.

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 Steep Hill Beach or The Vegetable Garden for your ceremony for breathtaking views of winding salt marsh, tidal rivers, woodlands, and the Atlantic Ocean.

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 seven years in a row.


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