Crossed Keys Estate is a historic farm wedding venue located in Andover, New Jersey. The 200-year-old estate is adorned with charming gardens, lush meadows and scenic mountain views. They specialize in late spring, summer and fall celebrations. In the photogenic English garden, you can say your vows while surrounded by loved ones and greenery.
Facilities and Capacity
Crossed Keys has a beautiful garden for an outdoor wedding ceremony. A tent reception can be set up from May to October. Their 25-foot-high tent features blue stone flooring, sides, heaters, fans and complete rain protection. An alternative is the Farmhouse Ballroom, which also has bathrooms for tent and indoor receptions. At night, friends and family can make s’mores by the fire pit. Couples can host up to 280 guests at this estate wedding venue.
On the big day, the staff will take care of all the extra details. Their focus and devotion will shine through the following services:
The in-house catering company is happy to personalize the menu according to your needs, style and preferences. Examples of catering services include hors d’oeuvres, wedding cakes and kosher catering. Outside caterers are not allowed.
Your wedding party is welcome to use the on-site bridal suite. Guests may also enjoy the venue’s shuttle services, valet parking and wheelchair accessible facilities.
Crossed Keys Estate can host your ceremony, cocktail reception and reception. Additional wedding-related services and items include:
Crossed Keys Estate is located along Turtle Pond. It is three minutes from Crossed Keys Inn, seven minutes from Allamuchy State Park and 35 minutes from Worthington State Forest. Paterson is 46 minutes away, Newark is 44 minutes away, Manhattan is 69 minutes away and Trenton is 97 minutes away. Newark Liberty International Airport is 55 minutes from the venue.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Cortney · Married on 10/07/2017
Where do I begin?! Long story short, Jessica, Katherine, and the entire Crossed Keys team are true wedding experts!
We waited two years to have our dream fall wedding, and every moment of our wedding day was worth the wait. From the moment we first stepped foot on The Estate’s grounds, we knew this was where we would be married…we didn’t even look at other venues! The grounds are absolutely breathtaking. From the towering oak trees, to the meticulously manicured lawns, every corner of Crossed Keys is beautiful. The tent is an absolute stunner (and won the approval of my very critical 93-year-old grandmother)! What we loved most about having a tented wedding was the ability to truly create an aesthetic that was our own. It was a blank canvas with which Jessica and Katherine used to create a beautiful celebration of our marriage. Throughout the entire planning process, Jessica was there to answer all of our questions, no matter how silly or seemingly insignificant, ultimately putting our minds at ease and allowing us to focus on preparing for marriage. The day of our wedding she was there, making sure every detail was perfect - I’m convinced she even had something to do with the impeccable weather and the fairy tale Autumn leaves raining down around us during the ceremony. A huge highlight for us was being able to have our rehearsal dinner at Crossed Keys Inn, just a minute’s drive down the road. Knowing that the Crossed Keys family was in charge of our wedding weekend was so reassuring. 3 months after our wedding and our family and friends are STILL raving about it! I have to admit, I am constantly trying to find an excuse to make my way back to Crossed Keys to experience its magic once again! Thank you Jessica, Katherine, Celso and EVERYONE at Crossed Keys.
Josie · Married on 10/06/2018
Want a true fairytale wedding? Get married at Crossed Keys Estate
My husband & I knew we wanted an outdoor wedding in NJ & Crossed Keys Estate popped up online right away. It was the first venue tour we took & from the moment we stepped onto the property, we both looked at each other & without even saying it out loud, agreed that this was going to be our wedding venue. It was the most beautiful day. From the moment we woke up to the moment we went to sleep, my husband & I were both on cloud 9. Getting to have the venue owner's beautiful home the night before for my girls & I to have one last sleep over before getting married & getting to have their property all to ourselves on the day of was the absolute best. The Playhouse was one of my favorite parts of the day; getting to all get ready in such a beautiful space started the day off on the perfect foot & this was where we got to have an after party with our friends & family after the wedding had ended. To start and end the day there was wonderful. Katherine, the venue's owner, made sure that we were taken care of, between driving me around in the cart to help me bring things back and forth, making sure I had enough hot water for my morning tea, being right by my side making sure I was getting a chance to eat everything we had out, helping us navigate our next steps with the marriage license, finding me last minute heel protectors when I needed them. She felt like another mom by our side. Jessica, her daughter, from the very beginning was such a calming, positive light throughout the whole process. We were never stressed out and I know a huge part of that was her attention to everything I asked, every idea I wanted her opinion on and not being stressed made this the most perfect day. It allowed us to just be present and enjoy ourselves. She found little pockets throughout the night to see how we were doing, to make sure our food was perfect, to help us cut our cake, to help distribute our favors. I felt like I gained a friend in her throughout these last several months and that made this experience that much more enjoyable. Our guests ALL, and when I say ALL, I mean ALL- said it was the most spectacular wedding they'd ever been to. That it was the BEST wedding food they'd ever had. If food is important to you like it was for us and if you don't want the same old 'wedding food' you get at most weddings, CKE is your venue. Everything was cooked incredibly, tasted even better than it looked & they were completely accommodating to certain things we wanted to add; like honey lavender ice cream, for example. Without a second thought, that was no problem and going to be our ice cream flavor for the night & it was absolutely outrageous. We're now running into some guests that were there after a few weeks have passed and they can't stop talking about the food! As for our ceremony- my one family member has been all through Europe and she said our ceremony looked like the South of France. Everything is so lush & you get married under 200 year old trees- how cool is that?! The flowers were exactly what we had explained we wanted & it felt like we were getting married in the secret garden. It was the perfect day. Truly a perfect day. CKE is a one stop shop in so many ways, between them handling the food, the flowers, the cake, etc. It made everything so seamless. My husband, myself, our families & guests will never forget it. Crossed Keys Estate- thank you for giving us the party of our lives to begin of our marriage. We will hold it deep in our hearts forever.
Anne Marie · Married on 09/15/2018
We celebrated our daughter’s wedding last weekend at Crossed Keys Estate. It was absolutely magical. Katherine and Jessica guided us every step of the way and for that we are truly appreciative. They made us feel so at home the moment we walked onto the property, letting us know that they were taking it from here and that we need not worry. We were able to relax and join our family and friends in celebrating our daughter and her husband. The property was absolutely magnificent, so many beautiful places to wander. We loved the cocktail patio and the atmosphere around the fire pit was so inviting. The stone house and colorful gardens made for a picturesque ceremony backdrop. And the the flowers... they blew us away - simply stunning, capturing the wedding colors perfectly. We received so many compliments about the delicious appetizers, the entrees, and desserts. I’m sorry I missed the chocolate chip cookies - I heard they were warm and that the mint chocolate chip ice cream was so creamy!
The day could not have gone any smoother. We stayed in the house on the property. The rooms were spacious and beautiful and we had full use of the living areas. It was a short walk to the playhouse were the bridal party got ready. So nice to be on site the whole day. The bridal party stayed a mile away at Crossed Keys Inn where they had the whole inn to themselves. It was a perfect place, too, to host the after party and the farewell breakfast.
I highly recommend this wedding venue. Katherine and Jessica are pros and know exactly how to create magic!
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We've probably worked at over 100 wedding venues and Crossed Keys Estate is one of our absolute favorites! The gorgeous grounds provide an incredible backdrop for photos and video. Plus, Katherine, Jessica and the entire team at CSE will make sure your entire event runs perfectly. Its more than just a pretty wedding venue - it truly is one of the best places to start your life together!
Are you looking for a unique, magical outdoor space for your wedding? Then..this is the place to book! Crossed Keys Estate gave my couple lots of beautiful locations for picture perfect moments and made the day flow peacefully giving the couple a very private and intimate day. I cannot wait to photograph at this location again soon. liz
Fabulous venue for the country-chic, vintage loving bride!