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The Great House

Celebrate your special occasion at this stunning seaside property, The Great House at 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, The Great House is a country place era estate offering a dramatic setting for weddings, events, and corporate functions, with extraordinary atmosphere and breathtaking views along the half-mile-long Grand Allée.

The Crane Estate has additional venue options for your wedding celebration and private event.

Steep Hill Beach

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 Barn at The Crane Estate

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 781-221-3003 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.


Fireside Catering is proud to be the exclusive caterer for The Crane Estate. We look forward to exceeding your expectations with our delicious seasonal cuisine, elegant presentation and professional, experienced staff!

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Claire D. Married on 06/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Venue, Amazing Team

We were absolutely blown away by the way everything came together at our Barn at the Crane Estate wedding in June 2023. From the delicious food and drinks from Fireside Catering to the incredible service (thanks to our bridal attendant and event manager!), all of our guests had the best time. Despite a day of nonstop rain, we walked into the Barn completely speechless to see the vision we had planned with Maura come together in such a beautiful way. Both our families and and us as the couple felt really taken care of by the team who were so attentive (more than one staff member took the time to fluff my dress for me during cocktail hour) and the flow of the night was seamless. Maura was wonderful to work with every step of the way and the wedding day felt stress free knowing she was in charge. The Crane Estate offers beautiful natural settings (even in the rain), timeless elegance, and a Coastal New England feel. We just hope we know someone else getting married there so we can attend!
Kelly T. Married on 08/28/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue, Fantastic Food

Our Labor Day weekend 2021 wedding at the Barn at the Crane Estate was picture perfect! Trying to plan a wedding amidst the ever-changing rules of the pandemic was not an easy feat but Maura was super communicative and supportive. We weren't able to do any sort of menu tasting due to COVID, but the food was absolutely amazing!! Multiple guests told us it was the best wedding food they've ever had. The specialty cocktails were fantastic too! The only downsides for us were that there was no easy onsite getting ready space (for that we rented out the Cedar Hill Farm B&B in Essex and it was actually perfect) and also that the mosquitos were out during our sunset photos (however, thankfully the outdoor ceremony and outdoor cocktail hour were totally bug-free, so no guests go bit). All in all, the staff at the Barn at the Crane Estate was amazing, the setting was beyond gorgeous, and the food was wonderful. We are still on Cloud 9 from our happy day!
Kaitlyn S. Married on 08/27/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Best Venue Ever

My husband and I got married at the Crane Estate last year and we still get compliments from our family and friends about how wonderful the evening was - everything from the food to the space and (especially) the views. We had the easiest time working with the Crane Estate team, too, which was incredible compared to the horror stories we’ve heard from couples during their similarly-timed pandemic wedding. The real cherry on top? Not only did they go above and beyond to make sure that we had ice cream from our family’s favorite creamery over an hour away, but they had a dedicated staff member to act as your personal “butler” that day to make sure that you have everything you need - from making sure they can grab you and your husband drinks/appetizers while you’re taking photos during cocktail hour or making sure that you and your groom do have a chance to enjoy an ice cream sundae since they want you to enjoy your day without any disturbances. I could not be happier or more grateful to the Crane Estate team - thank you so much!!
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You can't find a more gorgeous setting than at Castle Hill. To describe the venue as stunning would be a major understatement. Divine, is getting closer and, "It simply takes your breath away" is probably even more accurate. The staff at Castle Hill is wonderful, easy to work with, incredibly helpful, always kind, and totally on the ball. It is an honor to play classical music at Castle Hill. This Castle was meant for beautiful classical music and we are so happy to bring it to all the many clients and their guests who have their event there. Rebecca Strauss, Music Director, Riverview Chamber Players

Person + Killian Photography Person + Killian Photography Wedding Photographers

The Crane Estate is one of our favorite New England venues for weddings — with the historic Great House located on Castle Hill and sweeping lawns, all just steps away from the ocean, its a perfect backdrop for our photography! Not only is the venue so unique and beautiful, the staff is amazing! Everyone at the Crane Estate is friendly, professional and goes above and beyond for their clients as well as the vendors!

Unique Weddings by Alexis Unique Weddings by Alexis Wedding Planners

Castle Hill is one of our most favorite venues to work at in all of New England. Not only is the Castle beautiful, but also the setting is unique and private - and their staff is absolutely amazing! The team at Castle Hill consists of all true professionals. They are experienced, accommodating and very involved. For larger events, the tent off the side of the Castle works really well and allows for all of the guests to be seated in the same area. Many of our weddings have been under a tent there and all have turned out beautifully.

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