The Barn at The Crane Estate 290 Argilla Road • Ipswich • Massachusetts 01938


The Barn at The Crane Estate

290 Argilla Road
Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938
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Why You'll Love This Place

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  • 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.

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 and access to the garden for photographs 1.5 hours prior.

Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $14,000/event
  • Price noted is for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday events.

Meals (when priced separately)
  • $95/person and up
  • Dining packages include:

    • Full on-site staffing for the day: servers, bartenders, chefs, and event managers
    • Event planning services and coordination with outside vendors
    • An entrée, passed hors d'oeuvres, artisan breads, a wedding cake, and coffee & tea station
    • Standard rentals
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 27%

Capacity

Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 120 120
Cocktails, etc. Standing 120 0
Reception Seated 120 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 0.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info

Price

$$ • $$$

Catering

In-house

Fireside Catering is the exclusive caterer.


Alcohol

In-house

Option 1: The host of the function is charged based on consumption. An estimated bar cost of $30/person will be collected upfront; the host will be reimbursed for any overages.
Option 2: The host of the function is charged a flat rate per person. For beer & wine only, the cost is $28/person. For a full bar, including 2 signature cocktails, the cost is $35/person.

All options include passed beverages during cocktail hour, wine with dinner, and a champagne toast.


Amplified Music

Indoors
Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible

Availability

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: mid-May through mid-June & mid-September through the end of October.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Barn
  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Beach / Ocean

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Meadow/Fields
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic

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