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We worked with Heather from the Estate for our October wedding. We had our ceremony at Steep Hill Beach and our reception at The Barn. Beautiful setting and we got access to the grounds for our pictures and its very cool that the estate is littered with deer who will definitely make a sneak appearance into your pictures!
What a gorgeous venue! We couldn't be happier with the Castle Hill and its superb team. The property is incredibly well-kept, from the inside to the outside - the bridal suite is fantastic, and so is the Groom's suite. I LOVE this place. tThe only down side is you have limited time on the property, but if you have the right team supporting you throughout your day, everything should go smoothly. It was important to me and my husband that we find a place that allows for being indoor and outdoor for our ceremony to cocktails and reception, and this property does it all!
There are so many parts Castle Hill that are so amazing for photo ops. You really can't go wrong with any part of it - be sure to check out the Italian Gardens! The rolling hills as a backdrop for the outdoor ceremony are picturesque. Everything about the Crane Estate makes you feel like you've been swept away into some faraway, fantasy land that is just absolutely beautiful. The staff is super professional and polite, they were marvelous. It's an elegant property that is on the pricier side but SOO very worth it! This place allowed me to have the wedding of my dreams and so much more!!!
We always knew we wanted to get married at Cranes. The great house and grounds can not be beat anywhere in MA. Our coordinator Danielle was amazing and so easy to work with. Danielle and the rest of the Crane Estate staff worked hard to make our day flawless. We highly recommend this venue!
Crane took care of us completely. Danielle was wonderful - she had answers to all of my questions, and the day of kept us on a schedule so everything stayed on track. We also could not believe how affordable renting the space was!
I loved working with the Crane Estate for my wedding. Every single guest commented on how amazing the venue was--it's literally the most gorgeous, dramatic (in the best way possible) venue on the North Shore! Even our officiant (my Rabbi) told people in his office that it was the most beautiful wedding he has ever officiated.
I worked with both Ashley and Danielle at the Estate and both were wonderful to work with. Danielle especially was so, so accommodating and went above and beyond to make the day unforgettable. I can't recommend enough!
We were so lucky to get married at Castle Hill on The Crane Estate! The venue is stunning and the grounds are simply amazing. The staff and employees at Castle Hill are equally as awesome. From the very beginning, Heather and Ashley were outstanding. From the big picture planning when we first booked (a year prior to our date) to the little details and timeline a week before the big day, to the last minute flexibility during the ceremony and reception, Ashley and her staff made our entire wedding a seamless, stress-free experience. The Castle Hill crew was helpful, supportive, and flexible every step of the way, and provided all the information we needed. The entire team was extremely professional and courteous. We would gladly recommend Castle Hill on The Crane Estate to other couples as we have absolutely no regrets about choosing this venue!
Everyone at the Crane Estate went above and beyond to make our wedding the most beautiful and well managed wedding. This venue is a absolute value for money. You get a lot for what you pay.
Unfortunately I had to fire my day of coordinator, 3 days before the wedding. Event manager from the Crane Estate stepped up and coordinated everything perfectly.
My advise to you: If you select this venue, you absolutely don't need a wedding planner or the day of coordinator.
The Bradley Estate was the perfect venue for my wedding! I worked with Laura and Heather during the early stages of planning and they were great! Heather gave me a lot of ideas and was great at answering all my questions. The day of coordinators were Lisa and Laura, Lisa was great she even let me text her with last minute questions. I brought in a lot of decor for them to set up and they placed everything perfectly. They kept everything running on schedule and Lisa packed everything up nicely at the end of the night.
My ceremony took place in the formal garden with the cocktail hour being indoor/outdoor and the reception was in a tent on the front lawn. All my guest raved about the beautiful location and how it looked as if it was right out of a magazine. This venue was absolutely breathtaking and if I had to plan my wedding all over again I would not change the venue.
This venue is magical, classy, and what a breath taking view! It was my dream to be able to get married here at the Crane Estate for a long time and I happened to be able to book it approximately 6 months before the wedding date all because it is on a Monday(but it is a "holiday" Monday because it was a Columbus day weekend Monday). We were blessed with a wonderful weather outside so we had the ceremony outside starting from 2pm. Reception took place indoors and everything was perfect, happy and gorgeous. We were assigned a coordinator, Laura. She was very helpful from the beginning and easy to get a hold of through email or phone. She even helped me sort through my table cards alphabetically!
I also went with florist(Karla Cassidy), photographer(Glenn Livermore), and caterer (Vinwood caterer) whom they all worked with Crane Estate many times and know eachother very well so they pretty much know the place inside and out and took care of me with very reasonable costs. If you plan with staff that know the venue very well, it leaves you with less headache and leaves more time for fun and joy during your planning time and the actual wedding day! I had a very beautiful wedding and I highly recommend this place to anyone who would dream to be married at a gorgeous one of a kind estate! :-)
We had a beautiful, outdoor wedding at the Crane Estate on October 4, 2013. The entire day at the Estate was flawless, from beginning to end. The staff worked so hard to make sure that everything was the exact way we wanted it, and we are so grateful for that.
Our event coordinator, Ashley DiCarlo, was outstanding during the entire planning process. She was seemingly always available to answer questions, offer input and otherwise help guide us in the process. She made excellent recommendations and offered suggestions that were truly helpful. The day of, we did not have a single thing to worry about because Ashley took care of everything on our behalf.
The Crane Estate is the most beautiful venue imaginable, and our guests were absolutely marveling at the elegance and opulence. We are so happy with every aspect of our wedding day and absolutely recommend this venue to any brides looking for sophistication, elegance and breathtaking views on your wedding day!
If you want an elegant, tasteful, classic wedding, this is the location. Not only are you getting married in the most gorgeous location (both architecturally and scenically), but it is staffed by true professionals! Francie was our wedding coordinator, and she organized all the vendors, created a day-of timeline, let everyone know what they should do and when on the day of (which was important since we had no idea what we were doing!) and kept us on track so we weren't just wandering around. She is a pro and whatever we asked of her she did with grace and ease. As others have said, they come up with real alternate plans in case of rain that will be just as beautiful. In fact after our ceremony there was a little rain, and in what seemed like seconds Francie had everything rearranged to take place indoors. Seriously, if you want a wedding day that'll go off without a hitch, surrounded by capable professionals who know their stuff, allowing you to truly enjoy your wedding day in a gorgeous location, THIS is your venue!
Castle Hill at the Crane Estate was a wonderful place to get married. It has breath taking views and is a truly unique venue. They were extremely professional and easy to work with. I felt like I emailed our coordinator all the time with questions and they were very quick to respond and helpful. Everyone from the park ranger to the bar tenders to our coordinator the staff was wonderful. They are very up front with all fees. I have no complaints.
I had a Friday afternoon wedding at the Casino Complex at the Crane Estate. Since I was only having the ceremony there, I got a discounted rate. Ashley was awesome at meeting with me, answering all my questions quickly, and getting everything set up the way I wanted it. Heather was the day of coordinator, and she was very organized, and everything went smoothly.
-Private rooms set aside for bride and groom.
-Lots of free parking.
-Beautiful rain backup location.
-Tourists wandering about the area occasionally got in the way, or in the pictures, I even found some wandering around the bridal suite. Heather put up signs telling people to stay away, but people just love gawking at weddings.
-Not much nearby, the salon we used was 30 minutes away, and hotels were hard to find.
It is hard to describe just how beautiful the Crane Estate is! We LOVED having our wedding here! Ashley, our coordinator, was great to work with. She was incredibly friendly, organized and professional. I felt completely comfortable having her in charge the day of the wedding.
The venue itself is gorgeous-- not to mention the beautiful grounds and rolling hills! Our pictures look like postcards!
The Crane Estate is the perfect place to have your wedding if you're looking for something different!! You will NOT be disappointed.
Our wedding was a real fairy tail at the Crane Estate. The location is breathtaking and our pictures are amazing. We chose Castle Hill because of its beauty and history and we were not disappointed. We had the perfect day and danced the night away under the stars. Francie our Castle Hill planner was perfect! She was there for us every step of the way. She listened to our ideas and made them happen. I called often and she always had time to talk and never made me feel like I bothered her. Thanks Francie for making our wedding at 10 ++. Kim & Greg
I recently got married at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate. If you've ever visited this venue, you see why my husband and I immediately fell in love with it! The grounds are breath-taking!! When I woke up that morning to pouring rain, I was slightly disappointed since Plan A was to have most of the ceremony and reception outdoors. However, I could not have been more pleased with how our entire wedding turned out. Ashley DiCarlo, our wedding planner from the Crane Estate was AMAZING!!! She executed every detail perfectly and was a pleasure to work with. I wouldn't have changed a thing!!!