Friendly Crossways

247 Littleton County Road, Harvard, MA 01451 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Friendly Crossways

Friendly Crossways is a rustic chic wedding getaway located near the quiet town of Harvard, Massachusetts, only 30 miles from Boston. You have the flexibility to supplement their beautiful natural landscaping with your own unique decorations. Relax by their magical fire circle, secure in the happy knowledge that you and your spouse (you’re married!) have successfully planned and carried out a special weekend celebration full of memories to last a life time. Pricing includes lodging for 27 guests, bridal suite to get ready, outdoor ceremony, and full use of the property for the weekend (host all pre/post events with us for no additional cost).

Facilities and Capacity
You can choose from among Friendly Crossways’ many romantic outdoor wedding ceremony sites. Intimate receptions (up to 60 guests) can be held outdoors or indoors. Large parties, up to 150 guests, require a tent which you can customize from a wide array of tents, sides, tables, chairs, lighting and dance floors. On-site lodging for 27 people for both nights are included in the wedding package, and another 35 people can be accommodated if desired.

Services Offered
With a photogenic bridal suite, lodging in cozy rooms with handmade quilts, ability to hold your rehearsal dinner on-site and an attentive planning staff, Friendly Crossways is as one-of-a-kind as their perennial gardens, expansive lawns, “cathedral in the pines” wedding glade, and renovated New England post and beam barn. Offering many services for couples and guests is a testament to their country hospitality. Services include:

  • Lodging on-site
  • Fire circle
  • Parking attendant
  • In-house bar
  • Outside vendors (restrictions & fees apply)
  • In-house catering of your custom designed menu
  • Wireless internet
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • On-site staff 24/7
  • Tent available for additonal cost


Cuisine
Relax and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere as Friendly Crossways takes care of your delicious meal (featuring their farm-to-fork organic fruits and vegetables) and drink. They offer the following serving styles:

  • Buffet
  • Dessert
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Cocktail reception
  • Family style
  • Stations
  • Outside cake
  • Server(s)
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64 Reviews for Friendly Crossways

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Ash Gordon · Married on 10/13/2018

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    • Flexibility:
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    The PERFECT rustic DIY venue in Massachusetts

    I hardly know what to say - Friendly Crossways was the PERFECT venue for our rustic wedding this past October. Both Mary Helan and Lisa were exceptional throughout the planning process, helping me to decide, plan, navigate, and just calm down! It was so easy having most of our vendors in the same place. We had our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, catering, and lodging all there, and even held 2 breakfasts, a lunch, and lawn games there too! It was a dream come true to have all of our friends and family staying in the same house for a whole weekend, and we didn't have to worry about transportation to and from all of the events! The property is gorgeous, the farm house feels like home, and the people are so helpful and caring. Mary Helan is a wonderful chef, and the food was fresh from her garden and phenomenally prepared. We went back and forth so many times with the catering menu, but she was only helpful and understanding. My husband kept saying that he can't wait to have his next wedding there haha! As we were leaving, we were trying to come up with a reason to have all of our family and friends back there for a weekend. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS VENUE!!!!! Note: If you are looking for a super fancy, everything done for you place, this isn't it. It is very rustic and DIY, which is what we were looking for, so if that's your style, look no further!

    Sent on 11/30/2018

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Ashley, thank you for your marvelous review, and for entrusting us with your special celebration. Your wedding was the final one of our 2018 season, and we are thrilled that it both started your married life with a beautiful bang, and also ended our season on a high note! All y'all are welcome back any time (family and friend reunions are fun)!
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    sarah · Married on 09/29/2018

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    Amazing Experience at Friendly Crossways

    Friendly Crossways was the first venue we looked at and after researching several before going to see the property, we knew from the moment we stepped foot on the property we were sold. Laid back yet totally professional, we had a casual ceremony and reception of about 125 people over a weekend celebration. The rental of the property was a third of what others were asking and provided a place to stay, eat, and celebrate with us for the entire weekend. The staff made us feel at home and we would recommend this location for anyone looking for something outdoors, rustic and wonderful.

    Sent on 11/28/2018

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Thank you, Sarah, for your delightful review. We are honored to have hosted your totally beautiful, laid-back, and so-much-fun wedding weekend!!

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Friendly Crossways FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 5,900.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 5,800.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Parking
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 25.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Beer, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 150
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • Describe your venue: Barn, Farm/Ranch, Garden, Inn/B&B
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Altar/Arch, Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? May, June, July, August

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • Friendly Crossways 1
    2019 pricing for 2020 couples

    Book your 2020 wedding by Oct. 31, 2019 and we'll honor the 2019 venue pricing of $5,697.

  • Friendly Crossways 2
    Last Minute Elopements / Intimate Weddings
    • Availability: Thursdays & Sundays in September 2019 and Saturday Sept. 14, 2019
    • Length of Event: two days, one night (5 pm to 2 pm)
    • Reception options: outdoors without a tent (dance free), inside the barn (dance free), outdoors with a tent and dance floor
    • Reception catering and beverage service: in-house (Friendly Crossways)
    • After party around the fire circle: in-house s’mores package
    • Farewell brunch: in-house cater, self-cater, outside cater
    • Lodging on-site: 27 people included, ability to lodge another 30
    • Included: indoor or outdoor ceremony site of your choice, fire circle, reception tables, table cloths and chairs, parking attendant, bridal suite, lawn games board games
    • Add-ons: canoeing on the Nashua River; optional tent package with tent, sides, lights, dance floor
    • Elopement extra: champagne and made to order breakfast for couple
    • Special Venue Rate: $3697

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements

  • Juliana's Catering
    Juliana's Catering Wedding Caterers

    Friendly Crossways is a unique and amazing place to hold an outdoor wedding in your choice of seasons: spring, summer or fall in New England. This venue is situated on a beautiful farm in Harvard, MA and many of the ingredients used in your meal come straight from their gardens. And couples and their families have exclusive use of the entire venue for a wedding weekend and can sleep up to 35 guests for 2 nights as part of the venue fee. The owners, Mary Helen and Keith, are warm and endearing and go out of their way to make sure your wedding weekend is amazing!

  • DJ Photo Booths
    DJ Photo Booths Photo Booths

    The staff are very professional. The venue is beautiful. They will make sure you have the best day of your life. DJ Photo Booths highly recommends Events at Friendly Crossways. www.facebook.com/djphotobooths

  • David William Ross
    David William Ross Wedding Musicians

    Friendly Crossways is truly a beautiful site for a wedding. Right down to the corn field and foliage, you get a real sense of New England at it's best! Mary Helan and Keith are accommodating, easy to work with, and very quick to respond to your questions and needs. I love to play here and look forward to many more!

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  • 247 Littleton County Road Harvard, MA, 01451 See on map
    978-767-9431 (Phone number)
    10 am - 10 pm

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