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Create beautiful and joyous memories with a relaxed, rustic chic outdoor wedding and tented reception at the Friendly Crossways Retreat Center. Weekend weddings include exclusive usage of our barn and carriage house with lodging on-site, fire circle, and unique ceremony venues on 25 acres of lawn, forest, corn field, organic gardens and old orchards.
Reunite with friends & family in a relaxed country atmosphere for a memorable weekend wedding ceremony & celebration just 30 miles west of wedding venues in Boston.
Friendly Crossways is wonderfully suited for the couple looking for a beautiful natural setting with plenty of space for family members to reunite and for guests to meet mingle and take the time to really enjoy your unique wedding ceremony and celebration. You can reserve exclusive use of our 25-acre property for up to 48 hours for a flat fee. This gives you access to the grounds with lots of options for unique romantic outdoor wedding settings. These include a wooded glade with natural stone steps surrounded by towering trees on a lovely green lawn bordered by traditional New England stone walls and perennial flower beds or under a flaming orange maple tree in the fall. Other amenities are a fire-pit and four acres of open lawn bordered by woods and corn fields suitable for outdoor games such as croquet.
You also get accommodations in our renovated 100-year old barn and farmhouse for up to 40 people in charming bedrooms decorated with hand stenciled walls and handmade quilts. You have the ability to use the dining hall and kitchen for non-reception meals including rehearsal dinners and post-wedding brunch. Or take advantage of our on-site catering for as many as 150 reception guests. Our chef uses local produce as much as possible-frequently from her own organic gardens-to produce delicious beautifully presented omnivore vegetarian and/or vegan appetizers and meals.
You can be as laid-back or as formal as you wish at Friendly Crossways designing your once-in-a-lifetime event to incorporate your personal style and traditions. Your host and hostess Keith and Mary Turner understand that flexibility and harmony are critical to successful event coordination and we look forward to hosting your special event.
Banquet / Reception Facility, Unusual / Alternative, B & B / Inn
Garden Area, Free Parking, Overnight Guest Rooms, Separate Area for Ceremony, Outside Reception/Ceremony Area, Handicap accessible, Tent Option, Outside Caterers Permitted, Green Wedding