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Michelle O. · Getting married on 09/11/2021
The Perfect Rustic Venue
Nancy was a dream to meet with - she made all my fears planning a wedding disappear when my fiancé (now husband) and I began planning our wedding October 2019. From the home style cooked meals (fireplace prime rib!), to the ceremony space, bridal suite, cocktail hour, to wedding cakes - everything you can need and more is offered at this venue. Salem Cross is the decor in itself, and it truly was the perfect backdrop to our big day. They provide you with a list of vendors they work closely with, such as DJ, officiants, floral, hotels, etc. which has made the planning experience that much easier as well. Once quarantine hit, my husband and I spoke with Nancy about what we should do. She assured us she was going to accommodate and support us in whatever decision we made. She truly was the most understanding individual - it made us that much happier we chose this venue from the start. We were able to still have a small intimate ceremony this past Halloween with our immediate family members because the date meant so much to us. On the day of, Nancy and Donna went above and beyond making sure we had everything we needed and have been so accommodating despite the craziness of COVID. We can’t wait until this September when we can have the rest of our friends and family join us for the awaited reception. Can’t imagine having our wedding anywhere else other than Salem. HIGHLY recommend!!!
PC: Chrissy Kites PhotographySent on 11/08/2019
Owen C. · Married on 10/10/2020
Better than could have ever imagined
What a stress free and very accommodating venue Salem Cross Inn is. Donna and Nancy were able to answer all our questions and meet all of our needs while keeping our minds at ease and the safety of our guest in the forefront during a global pandemic. The food is always amazing and the wait staff are the nicest around. We had the ceremony outside at the gazebo with the beautiful fall foliage in the background. Following the ceremony was a wonderful sit down meal in their immaculate 2 floor barn. Our guests gave multiple compliments at how attentive and professional the staff were. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a wedding venue to remember.Sent on 10/25/2020
Kasey · Married on 08/22/2020
Sent on 04/30/2018
There isn't a better word to describe this place than perfect. Nancy and Donna make this experience easy and stress free and are very accommodating. I planned my sister perfect day for over a year since she lived in California and I was out here. Every bump in the road, Nancy or Donna was there to reassure me everything was going to be perfect.
On the morning of the wedding. The skies were completely clear, the sun was out, the cattle were out. Everything was completely perfect. While the bride was getting ready in the beautiful bridal room, I was downstairs being the bridezilla making sure everything was in place. Nancy was so awesome and let me do whatever I needed to. I didn't need to do much, Nancy had everything under control. The ceremony was perfect. Paula Roberts was awesome with the coordination of the ceremony. At the reception the outdoor bar and happy hour was outstanding. Completely outstanding. The reception exceeded my standards. Martha was in charge of our reception. I was told by guests it was the first wedding they had someone come over and ask how everything was and how impressed they were with that. The food was incredible. Definitely the best food I've ever had at a wedding. I highly recommend having your wedding here if you are looking. Everything about this venue is perfect and beautiful. The staff and owners are so nice and helpful. Thank you Nancy, Donna and Martha and the entire Salem Cross Inn staff for a perfect day!
Mary C. · Married on 08/15/2020
A dream come true
Getting married at Salem cross inn was a dream come true. My guests were beyond happy with the atmosphere, the food, the beautiful rustic feel, and the amazing service from every single staff member at this venue. Nancy salem, her sister and Donna really care about every bride that they work with.. they all just went above and beyond for me and my husband. I could not have asked for a better team to put together our beautiful day.Sent on 08/16/2020
Michael S. · Married on 10/06/2019
Could not be more perfect
In Brief: From start to finish, food to venue, The Salem Cross Inn made our wedding absolutely perfect and affordable. They were so professional, communicative and supportive throughout the entire process; we would highly, highly recommend them for any wedding.Sent on 11/29/2019
In Detail: My husband and I were having a Western (cowboy) themed wedding (line dance instruction and all) in the fall and were seeking a venue with a barn that served excellent food. We were fortunate enough to have stumbled upon The Salem Cross Inn through a friend’s recommendation and once we saw the pictures online and the wedding menus, we knew we had to check out the place. We were particularly excited about their prime rib as an option for our wedding guests as it is roasted in an antique fire pit.
From day one, we were highly impressed with Nancy’s organization, efficiency and honesty. She explained all of the options clearly, showed us each part of Salem Cross and what they offered, explained the menus, and gave us a pricing quote based on our expected number of guests (approx. 130 guests). Donna, their gifted baker, was also able to meet our needs for a custom cake (Grand Marnier-laced cake with chocolate ganache). Despite all these custom offerings, when we saw the cost estimate we were shocked….at how affordable it was for such a lovely venue and for all of the choices we had available for our menu.
From the time we confirmed our wedding spot, throughout the next 18 months, both Nancy and Donna were very communicative and helpful. Both were attentive to phone calls and emails. Donna even baked us a sample of our cake for us to try (which was so good words could not describe it). We had no surprises at all throughout the process and found both Nancy and Donna exceptionally easy to work with. Nancy suggested many options that helped smooth out the execution of the wedding, especially the day of, which alleviated a lot of the stresses leading up to a wedding (Listen to Nancy – she knows what she’s doing!) The venue had all of the available hookups needed for us to have our ceremony outside with a DJ and videographer, and to have our reception nestled wonderfully inside the rustic barn.
The day of, The Salem Cross could not possibly have been more professional and attentive to our and our guests’ needs. We even had a member of their staff dedicated to our wedding in case we needed anything. Our goal was for the food and cake to be the stars of the show, so we put the bulk of our budget to that. The Salem Cross did not disappoint – our guests (and us) raved about how good the food was – appetizers, main meals, and even the bread. Many also raved that our custom wedding cake was the best wedding cake they ever had (many of our friends are foodies, so to hear those kinds of compliments meant a lot to us as that was what we were trying to achieve). Our guests (and we) also raved and how well their staff decorated the barn and tables with the decorations we brought to the venue. To further highlight Nancy’s and Donna’s dedication and professionalism, both came back to check on us during our wedding on a Sunday evening.
My husband and I are very particular and picky people. With that in mind, we both firmly believe that our wedding at The Salem Cross Inn was nothing short than perfect. We talked about our wedding for weeks afterwards, still marveling at how humbling the entire event was. We will still be talking about it for years to come. The Salem Cross was the backbone for this unforgettable experience. We cannot thank them enough for the experience they helped us create, and for the memories that will last a lifetime.
Cori F. · Married on 10/05/2019
Extremely pleased with our wedding!!!
We are extremely pleased with our wedding. The day of the wedding was stress free for us. Our guests had a blast. The food was delicious with multiple helpings of the Roast. I think the wedding party polished off all the pesto meatballs ourselves. We would recommend Salem Cross in a second. Before writing this review we read some of the other reviews and can see many of the same points. We would recommend sitting down early with Nancy or Donna before you have anything else planned. They have a list of vendors and recommend some off the list. We used the violinist. We also used the Florist Barry from their list, who was absolutely amazing and worked to our budget. Many of the flowers came from their own grounds. We were nervous at first using the vendor list but were extremely pleased with them. This is an extremely nice place and we can see why so many people try to have their wedding there. We are understanding of the time frame constraints mentioned in some of the other reviews as we wouldn't want to or want anyone's wedding to interfere with ours. That being said, we felt the entire staff's attention was dedicated to our wedding while we were there. Any requests we had were addressed immediately. Any questions we had during the planning phase, that were answered in a way we were a little bit concerned about actually worked out perfect and Nancy's recommendation was spot on. We have nothing but good things to say about our wedding at the Salem Cross Inn. We would definitely recommend them. Also be open minded about the Vendor list, it worked out great of us. Also the Wedding "cupcake" idea was perfect.Sent on 10/10/2019
Jessica · Married on 09/21/2019
Where do we even BEGIN. Oh my goodness. My husband and I had an absolute DREAM wedding. It was even better than our imagination could take us. All of our guests where blown away by the beauty of the venue and how delicious the food was and the GORGEOUS gorgeous flowers (we hired Barry, the recommended florist). I seriously had in my mind that we would have a super simple, bare-bones wedding and had adjusted my expectations because we were paying for the wedding ourselves. I have extremely high health expenses so our budget was limited. When I walked down the aisle and walked into the venue for the first time my jaw hit the floor. We saw the venue during the tour and we saw pictures of prior weddings. Let me tell you - NONE of that does this place any justice. In terms of planning, everything went pretty smoothly. Every single one of our vendors was incredible. I mean - worship the ground they walk on - incredible. We need to talk about Barry for a second. Both my husband and I are obsessed with him - my husband probably even more so and he's a guy's guy, motorcycle-riding, a bit rough around the edges kind of guy. My husband was like "we NEED to have more flowers" to which I rolled my eyes and said okay (he can be a bit "extra"). Oh my goodness - that was the best decision EVER. Barry is a one of a kind. I've been to many weddings and our wedding flowers were HANDS DOWN NO CONTEST the BEST flowers I've seen in my whole entire life. And he is BEYOND reasonable. If I could just hire him for every single event for the rest of my life I would. The food was and is SO FREAKING GOOD. We had the Prime Rib and Maple Jack Chicken. Everyone - and I really mean almost everyone - was eating off of each others plates just because they wanted to try every dish Salem Cross made. The charm of this place right down to the antique dishes and silverware is astonishing. Nancy and Donna are super organized and definitely have it together. My questions were unorganized and we had family members trying to change some things and they didn't even bat an eye. We felt like we were in good hands the whole entire time. It's such a cliche but our wedding really was the best day of our lives, to have all of our family and friends together in such a beautiful place. You will not regret having your wedding at Salem CrossSent on 09/25/2019
Kathleen G. · Married on 08/30/2019
The Perfect Rustic Wedding!
Our wedding at Salem Cross was absolutely perfect!! The scenery and rustic vibe was an absolute dream. Guest are still raving about the food!! The staff was all wonderful, and Donna was so professional and helpful every step of the way! They were very accommodating with changes and requests we had. We could not have had a more picture perfect day! Make sure you also hire Paula Russell to help coordinate the ceremony - one less thing to stress about!Sent on 09/18/2019
Stephanie M. · Married on 08/10/2019
Perfect Historical New England Venue
My Husband and I were married at the Salem Cross last October and would recommend it to any couple looking for rustic charm at an affordable price point. The landscape is beautiful and the property stays true to its colonial heritage, maintaining elegant candelabras, original woodwork and a collection of quirky odds and ends from the time period.Sent on 10/18/2019
There is no way on earth your guests will leave hungry because the food is plentiful and served throughout the event. A big fan favorite was the roast beef which is cooked over a spit in the downstairs fireplace during cocktail hour. Guest remarked on how unique and interactive the cooking experience was. Everyone I spoke to mentioned how much they enjoyed the food.
Another major selling point is the caring staff. Donna, our wedding coordinator was great to work with. She made us feel welcome and supported. Salem Cross is a family business and you can tell! The staff take pride in their work and make sure you leave happy. They also provide each couple with a list of vendor recommendations for music, flowers, transportation etc. This was a huge help to me, as I was not familiar with the area and needed some direction for organizing the big day.
Julie L. · Married on 07/27/2019
Loved our wedding at Salem Cross!
My husband I got married in July and I couldn’t have dreamed of a better day. From the food, to the beautiful and unique space, to the friendly and helpful staff, Salem Cross is your dream wedding venue. My guests had a fantastic time, and so did I because I felt so at ease during the event that everything would go as planned —and it did! They also have great connections with several other vendors that have all worked there before and know exactly what they were doing.Sent on 08/21/2019
Jennifer · Married on 06/29/2019
Everything was perfect. From out rehearsal dinner straight through the wedding.
Donna was such a pleasure to work with. Our meals and cake were completely amazing. We had a perfect ceremony and reception. The venue is beautiful and the staff all go above and beyond.Sent on 07/07/2019
Paul · Married on 06/22/2019
Amazing Food , Amazing Staff , Incredible Venue
Working with Salem Cross Inn was one of the first and best choices we did for choosing a venue for our Wedding . The Staff made it about us the couple and took great care of all my guests . They have an amazing menus I recommend the Prime Rib. It is so melt in your mouth good. They offer second to you the couple and all ur guests . They make it a one stop shop for the most part from that to there yummy Wedding cake that is made in house . Our cake was a Vanilla icing Vanilla cake . Sounds boring but the flavor is amazing and far from boring. Salem Cross has been doing weddings so long they seen a lot and made many suggestions we didn’t even think about . In the event of rain or bad weather they have backup plans B Which is a plus . we worked with Dawn who was amazing and can’t say enough nice things about . 1Sent on 07/01/2019
Catherine M. · Married on 06/09/2019
Perfect Wedding Venue for 2 Foodies
Sent on 07/06/2019
We got married at the Salem Cross Inn on June 9, 2019 and it turned out to be the perfect wedding venue and day.
We are "foodies", so we were determined to find a venue that could offer superb appetizers and dinner options, a romantic and interesting setting, and professional staff. We found all of that, and more, at the Salem Cross Inn.
A month has gone by and our guests are still talking about our "PERFECT" wedding (their words!). In fact, several guests are now making plans to host family gatherings at the Inn.
We got married outside in front of the gazebo, and then invited our guests to go inside the lower level of the barn to watch the prime rib roasting in the fireplace while they enjoyed delicious appetizers and drinks from an open bar. We also gave our guests the option to go on a fun hayride around the beautiful green rolling hills of the property and gardens.
Our dinner options included the fireside prime rib, maple jack chicken, and honey dijon salmon. Everyone agreed that all three options were absolutely delicious and we saw lots of our guests sharing tastes of each dish.
Rob Adams was the mastermind behind the music. He played acoustic guitar and sang two lovely duets with my cousin during the ceremony. The wonderful music from his 4-person band inspired everyone to dance for hours.
Flowers were artfully arranged by Ladyslipper Designs. Natalie's beautiful floral creations adorned the gazebo, guests' chairs, haywagon, and were abundant in the dining room.
Paula Roberts was our expert wedding organizer and her vast experience ensured a smooth running ceremony and happy guests.
Piper Jo Nevins, our fabulous photographer, and her assistant Pat, kept everyone well organized for photos and her artistic eye found beautiful backdrops all over the Salem Cross Inn property.
Finally, we would like to thank Nancy and Donna, who took the time to go through all the details and make wise recommendations on all the food options. Many thanks also to the entire staff at the Salem Cross Inn who are true professionals and were eager to ensure that everything was exactly the way we had imagined it to be for our special day.
We wholeheartedly recommend the Salem Cross Inn!
Michael B. · Married on 05/04/2019
A Great Wedding at The Salem Cross Inn
My wife and I got married at The Salem Cross Inn on May 4th of this year. We could not be any happier with our experience at The Salem Cross Inn for our special day. The wedding coordinators and waitstaff did a phenomenal job at making sure that everything was taken care of for us and for our guests and they made sure that everything went as planned. We were also very happy with the total cost (we had about 60 guests) and we were able to stay within our budget. Thank you very much to Nancy, Donna an the entire staff at The Salem Cross Inn for making our special day was even that more special! -Michael & Suely BeaudreauSent on 07/16/2019
Kathleen · Married on 03/16/2019
Unique/ Charming Venue with Delicious Food!
We loved this venue for our wedding! It is a beautiful building with rustic charm and unique history (the grounds are beautiful too if you're looking for an outdoor setting). The charm of this place created a perfect atmosphere for the occasion and we have heard multiple times from our guests that it was "the best food they've ever had at a wedding"!Sent on 04/08/2019
Patrice F. · Married on 03/16/2019
Beautiful wedding at Salem Cross Inn, West Brookfield, MA
My son and daughter-in-law had an absolutely beautiful wedding at The Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield MA. The food was delicious...so many of our guests commented that the salmon and chicken tasted superb...and we were so happy that you were able to serve 180+ people so professionally. People loved how interesting the venue was...the antiques,the fireplaces, the ambiance, etc. And, moving the guests from room to room for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception worked so smoothly. My husband and I were the last to leave...we stayed to put some of the wedding items in our truck ...and the person who was there (I think the bartender) was so nice and did not rush us which I greatly appreciated. This was a March wedding and it was so cozy at the inn. Wonderful facilities and staff...I would recommend it highly.Sent on 04/15/2019
Cary · Married on 11/10/2018
Beautiful venue with great food
Our wedding at the Salem Cross Inn was perfect. The venue is stunning- beautiful grounds and the barn is perfectly decorated. All we needed to bring were ceremony and table decorations. The food is amazing we had the rustic chicken and honey Dijon salmon. Donna and Nancy were very helpful throughout the whole planning process. We had such a great experienceSent on 01/26/2019
Brittany · Married on 10/20/2018
A beautiful wedding with great food
We just had our wedding here last month and it was amazing! The place is gorgeous, the food is amazing and the staff are super helpful - you really can't go wrong! Get the apple pie (with homemade whipped cream) and fire roasted rib - you will NOT regret it!Sent on 12/10/2018
Chris · Married on 10/14/2018
From scenery to food to service Salem Cross inn is excellentSent on 10/26/2018
Brianna · Married on 10/05/2018
We had a fairytale wedding at Salem Cross Inn. Donna and Nancy are both so knowledgeable and experienced it made the planning process seamless. The gazebo overlooking the hills is breathtaking, the drinks are tasty, and the food was to die for.
We had a 9 piece band so we were worried about dancing space but they set up the room perfectly so there was plenty of space for dancing. The barn has such a cozy and romantic feel especially at night. So many people told us it was the best wedding they ever went to. You can't beat the charm of this place.Sent on 10/31/2018
Carolyn · Married on 09/29/2018
Salem Cross Inn was a great wedding venue choice! Donna and Nancy were easy to work with, friendly, and accommodating. Would definitely recommend.Sent on 10/02/2018
Margo · Married on 09/29/2018
Salem Cross - beautiful inside and outside
Our experience at Salem Cross was absolutely wonderful! everything was so easy for us with the help of Nancy and Donna. from our outdoor ceremony to our indoor reception in the barn. everything was flawless!! we are so happy! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.Sent on 10/17/2018
Brittney · Married on 08/11/2018
Last month we had our wedding at the Salem Cross Inn and it was a absolute fairy tale. Everything about the Salem Cross was amazing. Their outside gazebo is absolutely gorgeous and although it was pouring and we had to move our ceremony to the basement it was still absolutely breath taking. The barn was gorgeous and the perfect size for 150+ guests to enjoy themselves. They food was OUTSTANDING, along with the cake as well. The bartenders were awesome and kept up with out very thirsty guests. Of course all this could have not happened without the help of the amazing Donna and Nancy. Every question we asked they answered. We are so extremely happy that we chose The Salem Cross Inn for our wedding.Sent on 09/05/2018
Sondra · Married on 08/05/2018
Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield, MA was (nearly) a one-stop-shop for us. The scenery outside provided a picture-perfect background for our guests and our photographs. The decor inside the barn didn't call for anything "extra" on our part (which was great since we planned our wedding from start to finish in less than 3 weeks!). The food was amazing... AMAZING! Donna was wonderful to work with and helped us pull our last minute wedding off without a hitch. I would HIGHLY recommend the Salem Cross Inn to any bride-to-be!Sent on 09/15/2018
Lori · Married on 08/03/2018
I don’t even know where to begin with this review!!!! Our wedding day on Friday was beyond everything we hoped it would be and Donna and Nancy helped make it amazing!!! As a bride you worry how the flow of the day would go and how the set up would turn out well it was stunning and amazing, my decor was beautifully displayed because of them...they made my day seamless in every way!! They were so personable and caring and I miss working with them already and it’s Only been 2 days lol...my sister in law had her wedding there 23 years ago needless to say this venue is sentimental:) The venue itself has so much charm and had so much rustic elegance I just love....We were nervous about the weather the start of the day but with many prays it held out and couldn’t of been more perfect!!! If you haven’t found a venue yet I highly, undoubtedly recommend Salem Cross Inn, you won’t regret it, we sure don’t:-)Sent on 08/05/2018