One of New England’s Most Beautiful Wedding Venues: The Crane Estate


The first word that came to mind when I entered The Crane Estate’s lovely property was “transformative.” From the moment you first set eyes upon the grand mansion and the sweeping estate, you are transported to a completely different time and place. As you walk the storied hallways and watch sunlight stream through the garden’s greenery, it’s hard not to feel like you are miles away from Massachusetts. Instead, it feels like you are walking through a classic European fairy tale that you never want to end.

If you are looking for a magical New England wedding venue that will leave all of your guests in awe, read on to learn more about The Crane Estate.

Getting Married at The Crane Estate

The Crane Estate is one of the most breathtaking venues I have ever visited. As a photographer, I discovered so many places that would provide the perfect backdrop for wedding day photos. The mansion’s marble walls and old-fashioned elegance are ideal for photos of a bride stepping into her delicate gown for the very first time. A stylish staircase leading down to the estate’s lush lawn is simply made to showcase the friends, family, and loved ones that make up your bridal party. Antique arches and trellis-trimmed pathways will provide you with beautiful portraits you’ll cherish forever. And that is just the beginning.

This Massachusetts wedding venue is every bride’s – and photographer’s – dream come true. Don’t hesitate to contact me to learn more about how we can use The Crane Estate to your wedding day dreams a reality.

A Bit of Background

The Crane Estate is a 2,100-acre property that features a variety of natural landscapes, including salt marshes, miles of barrier beach, and sweeping coastal views. The crowning jewel of The Crane Estate is “The Great House,” a 59-room Stuart-style mansion designed in 1928 by famous Chicago architect. Although once a private residence, this historic property now serves as an unforgettable setting for weddings and other special events.

Something For Everyone

The Crane Estate offers three distinct settings for your ceremony and reception.

The Great House

This extraordinary mansion is perfect for couples who want their wedding to feel like a real life fairytale. The lush green lawn overlooks the ocean and serves as a magical ceremony space. During cocktail hour, guests are invited to socialize inside the mansion’s main areas. As the sun sets, a beautiful tented area off of the ballroom is perfect place to host your upscale reception.

The Barn

Couples who want a wedding with a bit more of a bohemian flair will appreciate The Barn, a stylish event space located at the base of Castle Hill. The Italian-style barn boasts exposed beams, elegant terra-cotta walls, wrought-iron gates, and even historic stone towers. Ceremonies are held in the vegetable garden, an area that is both rustic and romantic in design.

Steep Hill Beach

Couples who desire a laidback, breezy wedding overlooking the Atlantic Ocean will appreciate the picturesque views found at Steep Hill Beach. Located on the property’s North Lawn, you’ll enjoy a seaside ceremony as well as a classic tented reception that celebrates New England’s unique charm. This relaxed setting also allows your guests to enjoy lawn games and stroll a lined path to the sandy beach.