The Trustees of Reservations to Host 2nd Annual Sustainable Seaside Wedding Show At Castle Hill on The Crane Estate on Sunday, April 10, 2011

Contact Information

Laura Daley
Private Event Department Manager, The Crane Estate
978.356.4351 x4023
ldaley@ttor.org

Media Inquiries Only:
Kristi Perry
PR Manager
617.359.3633
kperry@ttor.org

WHAT:   
The Trustees of Reservations invites couples to be wed, event planners, and the surrounding community members to attend their second annual 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, newly restored Grand Allee, manicured landscapes, and award winning Inn at Castle Hill on The Crane Estate, offer a complete wedding package for couples who are looking for a special place to create their wedding memories.

Attended by over 300 last year, this year’s Seaside Wedding Show will again feature over sixty hand selected vendors who will share their professional expertise, and offer options for choosing an eco-conscious wedding.  Attendees will be able to sample food from caterers using local farm produce, learn about ways to conserve resources from florists who use biodegradable materials and locally grown flowers, select design companies offering invitations printed on recycled paper, and view couture gowns made of natural, eco-fabrics or locally manufactured.  Guests will learn how to create their ideal wedding day from food to spa luxuries, and choose sustainable options at the same time.  Better choices for the planet, better choices for current and future generations.  Join TTOR in their mission to conserve land for everyone, forever.

WHERE:                
Castle Hill on The Crane Estate is located at 290 Argilla Road in Ipswich, MA.  For directions and or more information, please visit www.craneestate.org or call 978-356-4351 ext. 4025.
 
WHEN:   
Sunday, April 10th from 12 Noon to 3:00 PM.

HOW:   
Purchase tickets at www.craneestate.org to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE drawing:  two glorious nights at The Inn at Castle Hill on The Crane Estate (an over $900 value).Visit www.theinnatcastlehill.com for more information. Tickets: $5 for Trustees members; $10 for non-members; and $15 for all 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 105 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, a National Historic Landmark that include: The Great House on Castle Hill; 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.  The Crane Estate plays a vital role in the local community 100 years later, 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.