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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66 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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    Sarah Izen · Married on 06/29/2019

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    A very special wedding weekend

    We had an amazing wedding weekend at Friendly Crossways. The setting is absolutely stunning. The forest, fields, and spacious grounds are beautiful. The inn is unique, charming, and elegant. We can’t stress enough how meaningful and special it was to have so much time and space to host our family and close friends at the inn. Our actual wedding was spectacular but we were most pleasantly surprised by the quieter moments of playing cards late in the evening, toasting marshmallows, and just talking and building new relationships across our families. You can get married just about anywhere but at Friendly Crossways you’re given the chance to live out your values of putting relationships first. Beyond just the format of having this wonderful space for the whole weekend, the service, attention, and care that Mary Helan, Keith, and their staff put into their weddings is professional and personal. They are authentic, helpful, laidback while still attentive, and creative. Mary Helan’s pies and the food from their catering company was the best food I’ve ever had from a wedding caterer and the process of deciding on everything was seamless. Their recommended tent and rental company is also amazing and easy to work with. We really have no complaints, big or small. We’d do it all over again the same way in a heartbeat. Thank you so much for making our wedding so memorable!

    (Photos are by Lauren Page Wadsworth Photography)

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    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Thank you, Sarah for your heartfelt and gracious review. Your special weekend was a particularly joyful celebration from start to finish and Keith and I were truly honored to be part of it.
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    Steph L · Married on 05/17/2019

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    Friendly, tasty, beautiful, joy-filled, magical. Fire circle!

    Because all of our friends and family were traveling for our wedding, we wanted a welcoming, joy-filled space that would allow them to stay for the whole weekend. Friendly Crossways gave us this and so much more.

    Our group landed on Friday and didn't leave until Sunday. So many of our favorite memories happened outside of "official wedding" times - s'mores by the campfire, ping pong in the "subterranean suite," board games until 3am, friends from different groups lounging on the front porch over breakfast. Friendly Crossways had the perfect amount of room, giving everyone plenty of room to explore while still feeling cozy. The rooms were all very comfortable and clean. The outdoor space was gorgeous and filled with flowers, and perfect for everything from photos to frisbees. Seriously, the photos turned out amazingly.

    As for the wedding itself, Mary Helan and Keith are incredible planners. They were super supportive, and amazingly fast on email. Whenever we came to them with "unique" ideas, their first thoughts were always "well how can we make this happen here?" They are super familiar with the flow of events and spaces, and have great advice for how to make things fit. They independently checked in with all the vendors the week before the wedding and made sure everything was thought of along the way.

    Our wedding felt like a big operation to us - a Tea Ceremony and pre-wedding dinner with 70 people; friends cooking breakfast for 45 people; an outdoor wedding with 95 people. Most of the beds were full for the whole weekend. But the staff at FC made it look like a breeze, and made it feel like a breeze to us. We cannot thank or recommend them enough. Big or small, busy or relaxed, formal or chill - this team can make anything happen.

    Oh, and the food was incredible.

    One of our out-of-town friends loved the wedding so much, he booked FC as a hostel for the whole rest of the week. Another one of our friends raved about his first "sleepaway camp" wedding, and proposed having one here every year. If those aren't recommendations, we don't know what are.

    *Photos by BaileyQPhoto

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    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Dear Steph, Oh My Goodness, thank you for your gracious, thorough and wonderful review. It is, in fact, representative of your and your spouse's personalities and relationship! Keith and I loved being able to help you two manifest your wedding vision. So many elements of it were absolutely unique (e.g., a wedding in the round, with guests singing!) and we are very honored that you entrusted us with that vision and your very special weekend. PS the photos are amazing, thanks for sharing!

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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? $ 5,997.00
  • 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? May, June, July, August, September, October

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    2019 pricing for 2020 couples

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

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!

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    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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