The Great House at The Crane Estate
Ipswich, 781-221-3003, craneestateevents.com
Philosophy: Personalized elegance. A limit of 35 functions per year enables the staff to give their full attention to each event—and ensures that you won’t see a multitude of other engaged couples at every turn.
Standout Qualities: A wide variety of backdrops. The majority of couples choose to say their vows on the Grand Allée, before the majestic lawn and far-reaching ocean views, but the Italian Garden offers a more intimate setting, saving the Grand Allée for a big reveal at the reception.
What’s Unique: Since The Crane Estate is open to the public, married couples can revisit the property for decades to come, attending concerts or the storied Roaring Twenties party.
Topsfield, 978-887-8211, willowdaleestate.com
What’s Unique: This Craftsman and Tudor Revival stone mansion, built at the turn of the last century, drew its elegant inspiration from the castles of Scotland.