5 Massachusetts Farms for Your Rustic Wedding

Massachusetts offers some exceptional—and scenic!—country wedding venues. Whether you envision an informal celebration in a rustic barn or farmhouse or a black-tie affair in a historic inn, you’ll find a wedding location below that fits the style of your event.

Friendly Crossways Retreat Center

Harvard, MA
Country weddings come to life at this rustic-chic venue. Located only 30 miles west of Boston, this family-owned retreat is set on four acres of lawn surrounded by 40 acres of organic gardens, forest and corn fields. You and your guests will have exclusive use of the grounds, making it ideal for a destination wedding weekend. Ceremonies can be held in a variety of outdoor settings including in a wooded glade, under a maple tree, or among the apple orchards. Tented receptions take place on the expansive lawn, while the center’s dining hall (with fireplace!) accommodates more intimate events. To add to the charm, their century-old barn is available for rehearsal dinners or a post-wedding brunch. The owner-chef specializes in farm-to-table cuisine, and will custom-design your reception menu incorporating the award-winning fruit, vegetables, herbs and honey from her own garden on the property.

Friendly Crossways Retreat Center

Friendly Crossways Retreat Center



The Barn at Gibbet Hill

Groton, MA
Set high on a hill, the 100-year-old Barn at Gibbet Hill offers plenty of historic charm in a natural setting, thanks to acres of grassland and rolling hills all around. The beautifully renovated and restored barn, with its open-beamed ceiling, wood plank walls and floor, and old-fashioned brass chandeliers, is the epitome of rustic elegance. It’s spacious enough for dining with a dance floor, and there’s extra seating on a pair of mezzanines. Outdoors, the covered deck is perfect for cocktails or an outdoor ceremony and has sweeping views of the hill, complete with grazing cattle. If you want an even more spectacular event, host it at the castle ruins on top of Gibbet Hill, where the vistas stretch from Groton to New Hampshire.

The Barn at Gibbet Hill, Groton, MA



Salem Cross Inn

West Brookfield, MA
Dating back to the 1700s, this historic home on 600 acres of working farmland is now an inn and restaurant with a variety of event spaces. Although the venue has been restored, the warm, rustic flavor of the original building is preserved throughout in details like rough-hewn beams, a stacked stone wall, a brick fireplace, and period furnishings. To enhance your country wedding experience, arrive in a horse-drawn carriage. Then exchange vows in their classic gazebo and have your reception in the fabulous Barn & Loft.

Salem Cross Inn



Harrington Farm

Princeton, MA
Quintessential New England charm is what you’ll find at this lovely venue, located off a quiet country road at the base of Wachusett Mountain. The farm features 20 acres of manicured grounds where ponds, gardens and patio areas are surrounded by breathtaking vistas. A white farmhouse and a spacious barn with wide plank flooring and rustic ceiling beams complete the picture. Any time of year is ideal for your celebration, whether you have a summer reception under their sailcloth tent or an indoor fireside ceremony in winter. Another plus: Guests dine on cuisine made from seasonal produce grown in the farm’s own organic garden.

Harrington Farm

Harrington Farm



The Estate at Moraine Farm

Beverly, MA
This amazing property is an idyllic world of 175 acres overlooking Wenham Lake, with magical touches like a Tea House and European gardens. Guests enjoy views of the lake from the stone manor’s curved brick patio, and the adjacent Great Lawn is perfect for tented receptions. During cooler weather, you can celebrate inside the gracious manor itself. Seasonal menus feature farm-to-table cuisine based on fresh, sustainable and locally sourced ingredients.

The Estate at Moraine Farm

The Estate at Moraine Farm




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