The Inn at Castle Hill is the perfect place to stay when celebrating weddings and special occasions. We are delighted to offer Ipswich accommodations for your
special day on the estate property. Please note that wedding ceremonies and receptions are held at various locations across Crane Estate but not at The Inn.

Drone photography of the Crane Estate marshes and land around Ipswich, MA wedding venue
Special Event Accommodations

Elevate Your Group Stay or Business Meeting

Our Ipswich, MA wedding & event accommodations provide an elegant setting for guests to stay during events on the majestic grounds of the Crane Estate. Whether reserving the entire inn for your momentous occasion or hosting a private meeting at the Tavern, we are delighted to partner with you on accommodations that complement your planned celebrations. For wedding and event accommodations at The Inn, find answers to common inquiries in our FAQs section below and inquire with us for reservations. For wedding planning and large event inquiries on the Crane Estate, contact their Private Events Department.

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Exterior of wedding venue in Ipswich, MA

Rent the Entire Inn at Castle Hill

Elevate your special occasion by reserving a Full Inn Rental, providing privacy and an unforgettable experience. With 10 rooms and exclusive access to gathering spaces, it’s the perfect setting for weddings, family celebrations, and more.

  • Sleep up to 22 in ten rooms
  • Admission to Crane Beach
  • Access to Crane Estate grounds
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas
  • Daily gourmet breakfast
  • Dining Room rental available
  • Lawn games and board games
  • Personalized service
Serving table in dining room at The Inn at Castle Hill
Bridal party helping the bride dress on her wedding day
Bed and sitting area in Cornelius Room

Frequently Asked Questions for Wedding Planning & Group Stays

How far in advance can I book an entire inn rental?
You can book an entire inn rental 18 months in advance. All inn rentals require a signed contract. Please note we cannot accommodate Full Inn Rentals in the month of August.

I’ve booked my special day on the Crane Estate and I am interested in having guests of my wedding stay at the Inn at Castle Hill… now what?
The Inn is located right on Castle Hill and can be a convenient location for family and guests attending from out of town. However, as an intimate ten room inn with historic spaces and furnishings, it might not work for all groups. For groups to book the inn, we require a signed contract and have special policies. Most importantly, groups can rent up to five rooms. If more than five rooms are needed, we require a Full Inn Rental.

It’s my wedding day! Can I get ready in my room?
We would be happy for you to dress in our room. However, we cannot allow non-inn guests and large wedding parties in our rooms. Because of the historic nature, we do not allow professional hair and makeup to be done in our guest rooms. The Tavern is available for this purpose and can accommodate stylists and wedding party members comfortably. Contact us for rates and availability of the Tavern.

Can I have my bridesmaids and other non-Inn guests up to my room to help me on the day of my wedding?
Only Inn guests are allowed on the 2nd and 3rd floors. All others must be approved by inn management.

Can my photographer come and take pictures at the Inn?
Yes. If you have the entire Inn rented, your photographer and/or videographer are welcome to come and take photos at the Inn.

Can I have a catered lunch at the Inn for my friends and family the day of my wedding?
If you have rented the entire Inn, you can arrange for a catered lunch to be served at the Inn.

Can I bring my favorite bottle of wine or champagne with me?
The Inn has a full liquor license. It is a violation of MA state law to bring alcoholic beverages onto our premises. We can provide you and your guests with beer, wine, or spirits from our extensive beverage menu, or, if there is something in particular you would like to have, let us know and we can order it for you.

Can we arrange for an after party at the Inn following our reception?
No. We do not allow after parties at the Inn or on the property. The Crane Estate’s liquor policy does not allow the service of alcohol beyond a 4-hour period.

Reserve The Tavern

A Distinctive Setting for Group Stays & Private Meetings

Step into the Tavern, where the warm ambiance created by overhead lanterns and soft lighting sets the stage for memorable gatherings and private meetings. Built by Cornelius Crane himself in the style of an old Colonial tavern, this space features wooden beams, a working fireplace, suede-covered walls, diamond-paned leaded-glass windows on all sides of the room, and a terrace offering stunning vantage points of the unspoiled vistas of the Crane Estate. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or conducting a discrete business meeting, the Tavern’s attentive staff will exceed your expectations. For rates and availability, inquire online or call (978) 412-2555.
Ensure your small celebration or meeting is a success
with a warm atmosphere, expansive views & exceptional service.