Friendly Crossways Reviews

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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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    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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    Corina · Married on 07/28/2018

    5.0
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    From the moment we walked into Friendly Crossways on a cold blustery spring day, we knew we found our happy (wedding celebration) place. We loved that we could rent the whole property for the weekend and have our out of town friends stay with us from Friday to Sunday. We loved that we could do as little or as much as we had strength for in terms of decoration, hosting the non reception meals, organizing weekend activities etc. Even with all the cold and rain of that spring day, we could easily imagine the flowers in bloom, the green fields and bountiful gardens in the summer.

    We were charmed by the laid-back, non-fussy yet romantic vibe, the unique character of the place, the expansive space surrounding the property and last but certainly NOT least, the warmth and authenticity of the owners. Mary Helan and Keith have been instrumental in making our party the best we could possible wish for. From the moment we met, it felt like we were planning our weekend with capable, generous friends who listened, got to know us and understood exactly what kind of party we wanted to have. They gave us lots of room for creativity but steered us gently when we were about to make unwise decisions. Oh, and the food! where to start? one of the hardest decisions what choosing appetizers and entrees, since all the options are creative, seasonal, local and delicious. The tomato corn cheese pie is not to be missed. But then again, so are the bacon-wrapped dates, the crostini, zucchini round, pork... and the pies, oh my!
    The planning process was easy and efficient, Lisa, our planner sent a few very helpful sheets to assist with meal and beverage ordering, tasks and timelines. She kept track of our progress and made sure we hit due dates with all vendors including bar and tent rental.
    When our day arrived, I felt nothing but joy and excitement. Everything turned out perfectly, much of it thanks to our choice to have our celebration at Friendly Crossways. Thank you Mary Helan & Keith!

    Sent on 09/10/2018

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Thank you, Corina, for your thoughtful extra-special review. Most important, Keith and I thank you and your wonderful husband for honoring us with your celebratory weekend. There was nothing but joy throughout the entire process of planning with you, working on the menu selections, and helping things unfold for you and your special family and friends. We feel blessed!
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    Sadikshya · Married on 07/21/2018

    5.0
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    The venue was absolutely wonderful! Our wedding weekend was so memorable and it was, in part, by the inclusiveness and style of the property. We had all our closest friend stay on the property with us the whole weekend. The fire-pit was so lovely and the bonding with everyone made the whole weekend a success. Mary and Keith were so helpful with the entire planning process. Mary is responsive, patient and thoughtful. Her years of experience and professionalism really shows when she suggests how to tackle a problem. You can tell she has seen it all. They worked with us and helped us manage the whole thing. Having friends stay on the property also allowed so many people to feel like they were part of the wedding versus just guests. It was truly a wonderful weekend and the place is just beautiful. You won't go wrong with this venue, and you will survive the whole process without breaking the bank.

    Sent on 09/01/2018

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Oh, my goodness, thank you, Sadikshya. It was truly a pleasure cooperating with you and your husband to help fulfill your wedding vision. I appreciate your recognition that family and friends have the opportunity to be an integral part of your wedding memories, “versus just guests!” Thank you for honoring us with your special weekend.
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    Alex · Married on 06/08/2018

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    We had a super fun wedding weekend at Friendly Crossways. You and all your friends can sleep over at the house (a refurbished farmhouse) for 2 nights. Their home-cooked catering is excellent. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful.

    Sent on 06/19/2018

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Thanks Alex, for your delightful review. We are so very pleased that everything went off smoothly and happily for your unique wedding weekend!
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    Noah · Married on 05/27/2018

    5.0
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    Working with Friendly Crossways was great - they helped guide us through the process, and let us know what to expect. The accomodations are really nice, and well laid out - our family in from out of town were all able to stay together which really made a difference. The grounds are beautiful, and we loved being in the space - having a fire circle made the magic of the evening seem to last forever. We would definitely recommend Friendly Crossways!

    We had about 35 people staying for the weekend, and then about 75 for the ceremony - but FC could have easily accomodated more.

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    Leanne · Married on 09/02/2017

    5.0
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    My husband and I were in search of a wedding venue that could bring our love for Vermont to our Massachusetts families. The setting, the personality/feel of the venue, AND the amazing food exceeded all of our hopes and expectations. Absolutely select Mary Helan as your caterer. Dinner was the best any of us have had at a wedding and the pies flew off the buffet! Our guests were blown away - they could not get over how beautiful the grounds were.

    A fantastic venue for any DIY bride. A beautiful, rustic location with all the time and flexibility you can hope for.
    As many brides and grooms know, when you are planning your wedding, EVERY minute counts. It makes such a big difference to have the whole weekend to prepare, setup, and breakdown your wedding while sharing more time with your family and friends. The luxury of not having to "clear out" the same evening as your event is worth more than gold.

    Mary Helan, Keith, and their staff are an absolute pleasure to work with. Trust them - this is not their first rodeo! ;)

    Sent on 09/12/2017

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Dear Leanne, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so blessed to have couples that appreciate our resources and efforts to make sure that their unique wedding visions can unfold as smoothly as possible. It was a blast working with you and your husband on your very beautiful event.
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    Thien · Married on 08/05/2017

    5.0
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    Friendly Crossways was everything we could have imagined and more for a perfect wedding weekend. The setting is gorgeous and will make any weather situation magical. Our friends enjoyed the hostel and land so much that we plotted ways to come back as a group. Our parents had wonderful long conversations with the staff during the day and late night when things were not hectic. The fire circle surrounded by loved ones to start the weekend and to end the wedding helped make it all a dream.

    For planning, Mary and Lisa were very helpful and communicative on all details and all the various questions that came up along the way. They are very experienced and handled a lot of details that made the important event smooth including building a beautiful and highly functional bar setup. On the day of, Keith was available to troubleshoot a leaky situation with our friends due to heavy morning rain. For catering, Mary created a vegan/vegetarian menu and made accommodations for several preferences and allergies. My best man and other meat eaters, who joked about needing to bring their own food, could not stop telling us how much they enjoyed the baked zucchini. Skip the traditional cake and go with pies, that is a command, not a suggestion :).

    For those looking to have a full weekend wedding and go rain or shine outdoors, this is definitely the spot to have it. There is a lot of DIY elements so be prepared to put in the effort and your design hats. We also could not have pulled off a successful event without the help of many friends pitching in, especially one who we had 100% trust in and acted as our liaison/coordinator and made sure things happened better than we could plan them. Go with Mary for the catering, take advantage of using the kitchen for group brunches, and make sure to ask Mary and Lisa for their suggestions in planning and design as their feedback helped tweak things in better directions.

    Sent on 08/27/2017

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Thank you for your marvelous review, Thien. Throughout the entire process—from the first visit to see our property (in the middle of winter!) to the final goodbyes on a warm August day—it was always a pleasure and honor for Lisa, Keith and myself to work with you and your beautiful bride. We also noted how wonderfully your friends and family were there for you two throughout the weekend. I appreciated the opportunity to expand my vegan/vegetarian repertoire as well. We definitely would love to see you and the gang here again.
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    Paul · Married on 07/29/2017

    5.0
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    The owners of this beautiful wedding venue are personally involved in planning and putting on each and every wedding. This is exceptional, as are their terms...where else can you rent a beautiful pastoral hostel/retreat center that sleeps 60 people for an entire weekend for a flat fee?

    Sent on 07/31/2017

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Thanks for your kind words, Paul. Our desire is to help couples realize their dream weddings as much as possible. Your daughter did a wonderful job planning a truly beautiful event, and we happy to help when and where she requested it. Although we'd like to take credit for meeting her request for perfect weather, that was just another Friendly Crossways miracle!
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    Alison · Married on 07/29/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Friendly Crossways was the most wonderful place to have a wedding! My husband and I got married there this past summer, and we could not have asked for a more perfect location and venue. It was so great to have the hostel exclusively for the entire weekend. We had our rehearsal dinner right there at FC on Friday, and the wedding was Saturday evening, and then we had a brunch on Sunday morning, and Mary Helan and Keith were so helpful and accommodating and flexible the entire time. We enjoyed our rehearsal dinner on their beautiful front porch, and had a great evening at the fire pit both Friday and Saturday after the wedding. We had a very DIY wedding, and it was perfect having Friday afternoon, and all Saturday to set up. It made the entire setting up process so much more relaxed and enjoyable than it would have been at a traditional venue where we only had 6-8 hours. Because of this, on the day of the wedding I was extremely relaxed and calm, which is what every bride needs on the day of their wedding. They were so helpful of special requests, and they really try to make the entire experience relaxed and carefree for the couple. All of the staff were tremendous and went above and beyond the call of duty. The food was incredible, Mary Helan is an amazing chef, and she truly does not made a bad dish. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect, and FC was the perfect spot for an outdoor, countryside wedding celebration. I would recommend Friendly Crossways to anyone who wants a beautiful wedding that you will remember for the rest of your life!

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    Emily · Married on 07/08/2017

    5.0
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    We are so happy that we chose Friendly Crossways for our July 2017 wedding! The spot was overflowing with flowers and green in the summer, and perfectly reflected the relaxed environment that we wanted for our wedding weekend. We were easily able to host a large group of friends and family on-site, which we wanted.
    Mary Helan and Keith were wonderful hosts, and their expertise in putting on weddings helped tremendously. Communication throughout the process was excellent, and they were always very responsive to our questions and requests. The food! I can’t forget to mention how wonderful the meal was. I am so pleased with every aspect of our wedding weekend at Friendly Crossways.

    Sent on 08/31/2017

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Thank you, Emily, for your kind words and lovely review. We were so pleased and honored to be part of your very special celebration. You guys rock!
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    Deborah · Married on 05/28/2017

    5.0
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    Mary and Keith at Friendly Crossways did so much behind the scenes to make my daughter and daughter-in-law's wedding weekend a magical and wonderfully pleasurable time for all who came to celebrate. I can't imagine a better place to have held this joy-filled event - a venue that many people said felt just right for who this particular couple are and for the people they love and who love them. Those who go to - and stay at - Friendly Crossways to celebrate important events are lucky indeed, including getting to enjoy Mary's amazing cooking.

    Sent on 06/08/2017

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Deborah, thank you so much for your wonderful review (and also for having such a wonderful daughter and daughter-in-law) All the love and joy expressed throughout the weekend was, indeed, magical!
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    Lauren · Married on 05/20/2017

    5.0
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    From the very beginning Mary Helen and Keith made us feel welcome and excited to have our wedding on their property. They were accommodating to all of our requests, including our wedding meal of pulled pork and mac and cheese. There is so much room for the bridal party to stay on site, and additional guests as needed. As our friends are from all over the country, it was perfect to be able to have everyone together from Friday-Sunday. Keith also went above and beyond to make sure that a very important light fixture was hung in the tent. Words cannot express our gratitude for making our day perfect!

    Sent on 05/25/2017

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Thank you so much for your gracious review. At the end of the evening Keith shared E's story about the importance of the unique light fixture, and I burst into tears. Your friends were so much fun and helpful, and can really tear up a dance floor! It was truly such a pleasure to be part of your and E's wonderful weekend.
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    Jennifer · Married on 10/01/2016

    5.0
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    My husband and I knew as soon as we saw Friendly Crossways, that this was the only wedding venue for us. We loved that we could add our own personal touches on everything and that we could spend the entire weekend with family and friends. Mary Helen and Keith were great, helping us work out all of the little details so things could come together smoothly. Even when it rained during our ceremony, they did everything they could to make our outdoor ceremony work and keep our guests as dry as possible. We also had Mary Helen cater, and the food was delicious! All of their staff was fun, friendly and professional. We could not have asked for a better place to get married!

    Sent on 12/31/2016

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Jennifer: thank you for your wonderful review (I apologize for being so late in responding)! It was really, really fun working with you and D. Throughout the planning you were joyful, enthusiastic and relaxed, which is an awesome combination! It was a pleasure and an honor helping your special day be truly special.
  • User7060431 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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    Our wedding weekend could not have been a more wonderful experience, and we have Friendly Crossways in large part to thank for that. Mary Helan and Keith understood the event we wanted to have from the very beginning, and were always responsive in answering our questions along the way. The few hiccups we hit in planning were mostly due to being first time event planners, but in spite of the work it took to pull it off, we couldn't be happier. For a laid-back wedding with lots of time to spend with family and friends, we can't imagine a more perfect venue.

    Sent on 09/21/2016

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Thank you! Your wedding weekend was so enjoyable for friends and family, and for us as hosts, and perfectly captured your essence as a couple. It was a pleasure to be contribute toward your wonderful celebration.
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    Julie · Married on 07/23/2016

    5.0
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    We are SO happy that we found Friendly Crossways for our July wedding! It was a magical weekend (complete with a double rainbow overlooking the fields!) with a beautiful venue, delicious food, and an incredibly personalized touch (we were the only guests on-site for the entire weekend).

    When we began our wedding search, we realized that one of our biggest priorities was creating a sense of genuine community and hospitality for our family and friends. Friendly Crossways was amazing place to do just that! We loved having the retreat center and property for a rehearsal dinner picnic the day before the wedding AND a Sunday lunch the day after the wedding-- it was a beautiful and relaxed gathering spot for people to come together! In the months leading up to the wedding, Mary Helan was a responsive and helpful point-of-contact. She answered our many questions thoroughly and with many great ideas and we particularly appreciated how she worked with our budget in creative and thoughtful ways!

    During the wedding weekend itself, Mary Helan, Keith and their staff were very welcoming and also gave us the space to feel like we truly could feel at home in the retreat center. They really seemed to share our joy and helped us create a very personalized, special day!

    This is certainly a "do it yourself" style venue--- it will be up to you to coordinate vendors, to create your vision, to delegate tasks-- but through the decision making and work of this, you will be SO supported by Mary Helan and will feel like your wedding weekend is in very very good hands.

    We are so delighted that we chose Friendly Crossways for our wedding!
    - Julie and Alyssa

    Sent on 09/05/2016

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Thank you so much, Julie, for your summary of a FANTASTIC weekend that was absolutely brimming over with love and enjoy from start to finish, including the planning that went into it. And then for it to be topped off, amazingly, with that double rainbow, was just super special for everyone, including Friendly Crossways staff. Thank you!
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    Megan · Married on 05/28/2016

    5.0
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    Having our wedding at Friendly Crossways made for a seamless, authentic, and welcoming weekend for us and all of our guests; the venue did an excellent job of tying together all the individual parts we had planned to make for a breathless and spectacular event that was everything we wanted. I would HIGHLY recommend this venue to any couple who is looking to have their wedding in a beautiful setting with the feel of a weekend retreat!

    Sent on 12/17/2016

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Thank you, Megan! Your wholehearted endorsement is much appreciated, especially as we witnessed just how big and warm the hearts of all your friends and family were for your very special, and very beautiful, wedding celebration.
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    Hannah · Married on 05/21/2016

    5.0
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    We had our wedding last month at Friendly Crossways, and it really was the perfect venue for us. It was very important to us to find a place that felt relaxed and that gave us the time and space to spend with all our guests who'd traveled so far to celebrate with us. Friendly Crossways was all those things! We loved having the venue for the whole weekend, which was easy for our guests - especially those who stayed at the venue with us. As a bride, it was lovely not to have to travel anywhere the day of the wedding, and so I felt quite relaxed and unhurried. My only regret is that we didn't start the wedding a bit sooner (we started at 4:30). I found myself wishing we'd had a bit more time for the reception, but that may just be that we were having so much fun and didn't want it to end!

    Mary Helan and Keith were so wonderfully helpful and kind - they really make you feel that your wedding is not just a business transaction but a special occasion to be celebrated. They made sure everything ran smoothly, and Mary Helan's food was absolutely delicious - the guests raved about it! I only wish I'd gotten to eat more of it! We especially loved the fire circle and our guests really loved the lawn games as well. Everyone had such a good time and so many people asked us how we'd found this wonderful place! I'm so glad we chose Friendly Crossways!

    Sent on 06/29/2016

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Thank you so much for your gracious review, Hannah. It was wonderful to be able to start our wedding season so successfully with you and D. and your fantastic friends and family.
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    Bethany · Married on 08/15/2015

    5.0
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    We had our wedding at Friendly Crossways last August and it was nothing short of fabulous! Friendly Crossways helped us create a weekend wedding experience we didn't know was possible in the Boston area. Friday and Saturday night, 30 of our friends and family stayed over and everyone had a blast. Mary Helan was somehow present whenever you needed her, but never in the way. We saw Keith less, but everything went off without a hitch, so I know he was doing behind the scenes work to make things run smoothly. Mary Helan also catered our reception and everyone was raving about the food! She and Keith were both extremely professional and helpful. If you're looking for a local destination wedding with laid-back, yet professional staff, this is the place for you!

    Sent on 10/28/2015

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Thank you, Bethany. It was easy being host/hostess with the mostest in conjunction with all the joyous support from your and Bryan's friends and families! We are delighted to have been part of your wonderful event.
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    Rebecca · Married on 08/01/2015

    5.0
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    My husband and I LOVED Friendly Crossways, and so did all our guests. It was the perfect setting for our laid back and casual outdoor wedding. Everyone was wowed by how beautiful and idyllic the grounds were. It was a truly magical place to get married. We loved everything about it. The venue is beautiful and magical, Mary Helan and Keith are such wonderful people, and Mary Helan's food is to die for. We spent the entire weekend at Friendly Crossways with family and friends and the venue created a perfect setting to make our unique vision a reality. Mary Helan was a pleasure to work with. She was accommodating, communicative, and was invested in helping us achieve our unique vision. Let me break it down for you because there is so much to rave about! (1) The property is large. There were at least 3-4 different sites we could choose to have the ceremony. They allow you to have your ceremony wherever you'd like on the property as long as it isn't too close to the honey bees :) On site lodging made everything better – we had 45 friends stay with us! Keith made a campfire both nights our guests loved. (2) Keith + Mary Helan They were committed to helping us make our wedding day exactly how we envisioned it. We corresponded frequently leading up to the wedding and Mary Helan was always quick to respond. She was understanding that wedding planning can be overwhelming, and kept reminding us to have fun with our planning. It was such a relief to work with someone who is as laid back as we are. MH listened to the vision we had for our wedding and helped us actualize it. It was awesome that she was invested in making our wedding feel as uniquely like "us" as a couple, as we were striving for it to be. (3) The Food: FC catered and the food was incredible. Great vegetarian options. Many ingredients came from her garden and everything was fresh. She made delicious pies, using her own blueberries! She provided large and diverse menu options. If I could I'd give more than 5 stars!

    Sent on 08/26/2015

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Thank you, Rebecca, for your marvelous review. I'm blushing! It was definitely a marvelous, magical weekend for family, friends and also for Keith, myself, and our staff. Huzzah for the power of communal efforts!
  • User5105597 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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    Friendly Crossways was the PERFECT venue for our wedding. We wanted a spot that would let us have a welcoming, down-to-earth, ROCKING party, and that was exactly what we got. Mary Helan was hugely helpful throughout the whole planning process. We opted to use her in-house catering, and we're glad we did! The best part of having our wedding at Friendly Crossways was being surrounded by friends and family who stayed at the venue all weekend. We'll forever remember the late nights in front of the fire pit with all our loved ones. Thank you, Mary Helan and Keith!

    Sent on 05/23/2015

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Thank you for wonderful review, which is in keeping with the generosity and kindness of everyone of your family and friends. Yours was the first wedding of our 2015 season, and you set the bar very high!
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    Adrianne · Married on 10/11/2014

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Friendly Crossways is absolute perfection. We had the most glorious wedding weekend that we could have possibly imagined. Everything about everything was perfect. Our wedding was in October and the colors in Massachusetts were gorgeous. The space was accommodating and comfortable, the owners are flexible and are delightful to work with, the outdoor space is beautiful, and we were able to plan everything to our liking. I can't imagine getting married anywhere else.

    Sent on 10/24/2014

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Thank you, Adrianne, for your fantastic review, and for bringing you, your fiance, family and friends to Friendly Crossways. It was our first intimate indoor reception, and it was great to work with you all. We enjoyed the unique touches that took advantage of the barn interior, and so cool to have our first homemade Whoopie Pie wedding cake!
  • Vero

    Vero · Married on 09/13/2014

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Mary and all her staff made our wedding weekend unforgettable! She went above and beyond; she even cooked a Venezuelan meal (first time ever and it was delicious!!!). The venue is definitely unique. Our family and frineds from out-of-state/country had a wonderful stayed at the hostel. This venue gives you a whole weekend event not just couple hours. We couldn't have picked a better place to have a dream wedding (rain or shine :-) Thank you!

    Sent on 09/15/2014

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Thank you, Vero, for your lovely review, and especially for bringing your multi-cultural event to Friendly Crossways. It was great learning to make new dishes which I can now add to my catering menus, and everyone enjoyed the way Latin American & US customs were incorporated throughout the evening. Brava!
  • User4335525 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Planning our wedding at Friendly Crossways was easy and fun, and the weekend itself was relaxed, beautiful, and delicious! Much of the food came from the host's garden and tasted great. We were also allowed to use the kitchen and dining hall for more casual family gatherings. The host of the venue is professional and experienced with a quirky sense of humor that made the entire event lots of fun. And...a fantastic fire pit!

    Sent on 08/19/2014

    Friendly Crossways's reply:

    Thank you for your great review, and sharing another unique wedding weekend at Friendly Crossways: a live bluegrass jam around the fire circle was a first for us! So much fun! We are very happy to be offering our Farm to Table food to so many couples this year and glad you enjoyed it all.

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