The Barn at The Crane Estate 290 Argilla Rd • Ipswich • MA 01938


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Nestled at the base of the historic Crane Estate's "Castle Hill", this picturesque spot looks out across acres of unspoiled tidal rivers, salt marshes, and woodlands.
  • Ceremonies are especially romantic in the Vegetable Garden. With its wisteria-draped lattice arbor, stone towers, and wrought-iron gates, it's like something right out of a fairytale.
  • The Italian-style barn is a turn-of-the-century treasure, with a post-and-beam interior, rich, rustic terracotta walls, and a green tiled roof.


Video by Courtney Kent Productions.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $3,800/event
  • Venue rental includes:

    • A 5-hour rental period
    • Exclusive use of The Barn for dinner (up to 130 guests)
    • Use of the Vegetable Garden for photos and/or ceremony
    • Event manager, gate attendant, and free on-site parking (up to 60 cars)
    • Dining tables and garden chairs for up to 130

    A $165 supporting-level membership is required with booking.

Ceremony Fee
  • $500/event
  • This ceremony setup fee for the Vegetable Garden includes white garden chairs, early access to the garden for photographs, and ceremony coordination.

Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $14,000/event
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $100/person and up
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 20%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 130 130
Cocktails, etc. Standing 130 0
Reception Seated 130 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 0.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Fireside Catering is the exclusive caterer.



The host of the function is charged a flat rate per person. For beer & wine only, the cost is $32/person. For a full bar, including 2 signature cocktails, the cost is $39/person.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: May–October.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Barn
  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Panoramic


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