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The Trustees of Reservations to Host

First-Ever Sustainable Seaside Wedding Show

Castle Hill on The Crane Estate

Saturday, April 17, 2010

WHAT: The Trustees of Reservations invite community members, future brides and grooms, event planners, and all who are interested to attend the organization’s first-ever, sustainable Seaside Wedding Show at The Great House on Castle Hill located on The Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA.  A National Historic Landmark, Castle Hill on The Crane Estate is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the Northeast.  The elegant architecture, panoramic ocean views, world-famous designed landscapes, and award winning Inn at Castle Hill’s Bed & Breakfast, offer a complete wedding package for couples who are looking for a special place to create their wedding memories.

In honor of Earth Day, The Seaside Wedding Show will feature over sixty area vendors who will share many options for choosing an eco-conscious wedding.  Attendees will be able to sample food from caterers using local and organic products, learn about ways to conserve resources from florists who use biodegradable materials and sustainably grown plant materials, meet transportation providers offering horse drawn carriages, design companies offering invitations printed on recycled paper, and view couture gowns made of natural, eco-fabrics.  Guests will learn how to create their ideal wedding day and choose sustainable options at the same time, from food to photography.

WHERE: Castle Hill on The Crane Estate is located at 290 Argilla Road in Ipswich, MA.  For directions and or more information, please visit or call 978-356-4351 ext. 4025.

WHEN: Twelve o’clock to Four o’clock in the afternoon

HOW: Purchase tickets at to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE drawing:  two glorious nights at The Inn at Castle Hill on The Crane Estate (over $900 value)

Tickets: $5 for Trustees members; $7 for non-members; and $10 at the door.

About The Trustees & The Crane Estate

The stately seaside estate is owned and managed by The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s oldest statewide land trust and conservation organization with 102 beautiful reservations located around the state; 20 of which are on Boston’s North Shore.  More than 250,000 people from New England and beyond visit the historic Crane Estate year-round to experience it’s unrivaled beauty, swim at it’s world-famous beach, paddle in it’s breathtaking waters and surrounding salt marsh, and enjoy it’s historic Great House, Inn, trails, and rolling lawns.

The Crane Estate encompasses more than 2,100 preserved acres that include: The Great House on Castle Hill, a National Historic Landmark; Crane Beach, a popular summer destination; The Inn at Castle Hill on The Crane Estate, a renowned B&B; and the Crane Wildlife Refuge, a unique natural treasure boasting many plant and animal species.

Chicago industrialist Richard T. Crane, Jr. first purchased the 2,100 acres that would become the Crane Estate in 1910.  Crane was captivated by the beautiful landscape, and over time worked with eight leading architects and landscape architects to shape his summer retreat.  In 1928, he crowned the estate with a grand 59-room, Stuart-style mansion, designed by the world- renowned David Adler. Nearly 100 years later, the Crane Estate plays a vital role in the local community and beyond as a place for year-round recreation, historic house tours, weddings, corporate and private parties, art show, summer concerts, lectures, movie filming, summer camp and public volunteer opportunities.