The Trustees of Reservations to Host 3rd Annual Sustainable Seaside Wedding Show at Castle Hill on The Crane Estate Sunday, April 22, 2012 – Earth Day

Contact Information

Laura Daley
Private Event Department Manager, The Crane Estate
978.356.4351 x4023

Media Inquiries Only:
Kristi Perry
PR Manager

The Trustees of Reservations invites couples to be wed, event planners and the surrounding community members to attend their third 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.

The Seaside Wedding Show will feature over fifty 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 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 future generations. Join The Trustees in their mission to preserve and protect the special cultural, natural and scenic landscapes and landmarks that make Massachusetts so unique, for everyone, forever.

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 x4025.

12 Noon to 3PM

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; $10 for non-members; and $15 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 over 100 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. For more information, please visit