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The Crane Estate

Ipswich Wedding Venue
290 Argilla Road
Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938
Contact: Private Events
Phone: 978/356-4351 x4025

Why We Like This Place

• You can celebrate amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in the Northeast. With its windswept salt marsh, miles of barrier beach, and beautiful hilltop mansion, The Crane Estate is an unforgettable destination for your wedding.

• The fairy-tale setting will make you feel like a princess. Have a seaside ceremony at Steep Hill Beach, then host your reception at The Great House, the estate’s castle-like mansion—complete with stunning ocean views and a tentable lawn that extends for a half mile.

• Luxurious accommodations can be exclusively yours at The Inn at Castle Hill. Located in the heart of the Crane Estate, this unique inn is the perfect gathering place for your family. It offers seclusion, comfort and vistas over the marshes, sand dunes, and Atlantic Ocean.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 400

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 400
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 200
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 400


  • Max. Seated: 320

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

50% of the rental fee is required to reserve your date. The remainder of the rental fee is due in January of the event year or 6 months prior to the event, whichever comes first, and the balance of the event total is due 30 days prior. All deposits are nonrefundable. Rental fees range $900–8,300 and prices vary depending on the season, sites reserved, and the day of the week. The ceremony fee ranges $500–750 depending on the site rented.

Location Uses

Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

Venue Views

Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Historic/Landmark Building
Private Estate
Waterfront/Beach Location

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