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Friendly Crossways

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About Friendly Crossways

Friendly Crossways is a rustic chic wedding getaway located near the quiet town of Harvard, Massachusetts, only 30 miles from Boston. You have the flexibility to supplement their beautiful natural landscaping with your own unique decorations. Relax by their magical fire circle, secure in the happy knowledge that you and your spouse (you’re married!) have successfully planned and carried out a special weekend celebration full of memories to last a life time. Pricing includes lodging for 27 guests, bridal suite to get ready, outdoor ceremony, and full use of the property for the weekend (host all pre/post events with us for no additional cost).

Facilities and Capacity
You can choose from among Friendly Crossways’ many romantic outdoor wedding ceremony sites. Intimate receptions (up to 60 guests) can be held outdoors or indoors. Large parties, up to 150 guests, require a tent which you can customize from a wide array of tents, sides, tables, chairs, lighting and dance floors. On-site lodging for 27 people for both nights are included in the wedding package, and another 35 people can be accommodated if desired.

Services Offered
With a photogenic bridal suite, lodging in cozy rooms with handmade quilts, ability to hold your rehearsal dinner on-site and an attentive planning staff, Friendly Crossways is as one-of-a-kind as their perennial gardens, expansive lawns, “cathedral in the pines” wedding glade, and renovated New England post and beam barn. Offering many services for couples and guests is a testament to their country hospitality. Services include:

  • Lodging on-site
  • Fire circle
  • Parking attendant
  • In-house bar
  • Outside vendors (restrictions & fees apply)
  • In-house catering of your custom designed menu
  • Wireless internet
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • On-site staff 24/7
  • Tent available for additonal cost

Relax and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere as Friendly Crossways takes care of your delicious meal (featuring their farm-to-fork organic fruits and vegetables) and drink. They offer the following serving styles:

  • Buffet
  • Dessert
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Cocktail reception
  • Family style
  • Stations
  • Outside cake
  • Server(s)
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64 Reviews for Friendly Crossways

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Sarah Izen

Married on 06/29/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

A very special wedding weekend

We had an amazing wedding weekend at Friendly Crossways. The setting is absolutely stunning. The forest, fields, and spacious grounds are beautiful. The inn is unique, charming, and elegant. We can’t ... Read more stress enough how meaningful and special it was to have so much time and space to host our family and close friends at the inn. Our actual wedding was spectacular but we were most pleasantly surprised by the quieter moments of playing cards late in the evening, toasting marshmallows, and just talking and building new relationships across our families. You can get married just about anywhere but at Friendly Crossways you’re given the chance to live out your values of putting relationships first. Beyond just the format of having this wonderful space for the whole weekend, the service, attention, and care that Mary Helan, Keith, and their staff put into their weddings is professional and personal. They are authentic, helpful, laidback while still attentive, and creative. Mary Helan’s pies and the food from their catering company was the best food I’ve ever had from a wedding caterer and the process of deciding on everything was seamless. Their recommended tent and rental company is also amazing and easy to work with. We really have no complaints, big or small. We’d do it all over again the same way in a heartbeat. Thank you so much for making our wedding so memorable! (Photos are by Lauren Page Wadsworth Photography)

Ash Gordon

Married on 10/13/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

The PERFECT rustic DIY venue in Massachusetts

I hardly know what to say - Friendly Crossways was the PERFECT venue for our rustic wedding this past October. Both Mary Helan and Lisa were exceptional throughout the planning process, helping me to ... Read more decide, plan, navigate, and just calm down! It was so easy having most of our vendors in the same place. We had our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, catering, and lodging all there, and even held 2 breakfasts, a lunch, and lawn games there too! It was a dream come true to have all of our friends and family staying in the same house for a whole weekend, and we didn't have to worry about transportation to and from all of the events! The property is gorgeous, the farm house feels like home, and the people are so helpful and caring. Mary Helan is a wonderful chef, and the food was fresh from her garden and phenomenally prepared. We went back and forth so many times with the catering menu, but she was only helpful and understanding. My husband kept saying that he can't wait to have his next wedding there haha! As we were leaving, we were trying to come up with a reason to have all of our family and friends back there for a weekend. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS VENUE!!!!! Note: If you are looking for a super fancy, everything done for you place, this isn't it. It is very rustic and DIY, which is what we were looking for, so if that's your style, look no further!


Married on 09/29/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Amazing Experience at Friendly Crossways

Friendly Crossways was the first venue we looked at and after researching several before going to see the property, we knew from the moment we stepped foot on the property we were sold. Laid back yet ... Read more totally professional, we had a casual ceremony and reception of about 125 people over a weekend celebration. The rental of the property was a third of what others were asking and provided a place to stay, eat, and celebrate with us for the entire weekend. The staff made us feel at home and we would recommend this location for anyone looking for something outdoors, rustic and wonderful.

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