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Venues in Ipswich,
(781) 221-3003

About Us

*** WE HAVE ONE ADDITIONAL DATE AVAILABLE FOR 2020 ***. As a full service catering company, our team of event directors can handle short term bookings with ease. It isn't too late to book your 2020 wedding at The Crane Estate!

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!

Alison Congdon

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  • The Crane Estate is breathtakingly beautiful. We loved that it felt like we were in Europe, while only having to travel one hour from Boston. Maura and the Fireside Catering team were incredible. They went above and beyond to make sure that we could execute all of the details that we wanted. We were able to customize menu items, bring in specialty foods, and tailor the look of the wedding with a lot of flexibility. Maura made it all happen, graciously working with us via conference calls, extra meetings, and late night e-mails. She was so kind, understanding and professional. We had absolute confidence going into the weekend that the event would run flawlessly, which really is priceless. We cannot recommend this venue and the Fireside Catering team enough!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 6.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 6.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Historic Building, Mansion, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception

    What event services do you offer?

    Catering Services, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms

    What catering services do you offer?

    Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables, Tents

    What food and beverage items are available?

    China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?


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