A lavish Downton Abbey wedding at Ipswich's most famous residence. Ceremony outdoors on the Grand Allee, first look in the statue garden, and pre-wedding photos at the Garrison Inn in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
You’ll never believe that Castle Hill at the Crane Estate is a real place just outside of Boston. It feels so impossible – like Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California, (the set for Citizen Kane’s Xanadu, if you like Orson Welles).
The property is very Downton Abbey, with a large (59 rooms!) house atop a hill that runs half a mile down to the beach and the ocean, passing a private casino and statue gardens along the way.
Photographically, the Crane Estate is a dream! If you wanted to spend an extra day after your wedding being photographed, we still wouldn’t be able to work in all of the available areas.
If you want to have your wedding at the most impressive venue in Massachusetts, you’ve got to look at Castle Hill at the Crane Estate. If you want to maximize what you can do there with your wedding photographer, you’ve got to choose Focus Photography.