The Berkshires in Massachusetts are known for fall foliage, farm-to-table food, and quaint villages. Lush outdoor mountain spaces serve as a lovely backdrop for both athletic activities and social events. There are also many beautiful barn spaces that accentuate and authenticate the country setting. These often serve a function as Berkshire wedding venues, with rustic wood and raw interiors waiting to be transformed into ceremony or reception spaces. The area isn’t limited to barn ceremonies, however, with resorts and museums on the list of premier Berkshire wedding venues.
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7 of the Best Berkshire Wedding Venues
One of the most historical Berkshire wedding venues would have to be the Berkshire Museum located in downtown Pittsfield. The contemplative art galleries or fun aquarium will serve as a gorgeous backdrop for your culturally rich wedding. Art-themed rental areas range from the Ellen Crane Memorial Room, an Art Deco premier event space, to 14 different art galleries with both permanent and rotating exhibits.
Cranwell Resort, Spa, and Golf Club
A variety of wedding reception packages await at the Cranwell Resort, Spa, and Golf Club, one of the most highly rated Berkshire, Mass., wedding venues. The hilltop resort provides several spaces for either ceremony, reception, or rehearsal. These include the Gilded Age Mansion built in 1894, an outdoor covered Rose Terrace with views of surrounding hills, a newly-renovated Historic Ballroom with 16-foot-high windows, the Mansion Front Lawn, and a Contemporary Meadow View set amidst the woods. Cranwell also provides salon services and wedding amenities such as dining and wine pairing as well as many optional decorations.
The journey of Crissey Farm began with a restaurant founded in 1977 in Great Barrington. From here, the venture branched out to include a banquet facility in the southern Berkshires. The venue has hosted weddings, rehearsal dinners, bar mitzvahs, birthday parties, and other community events ranging from 40 to 200 guests. Crissey Farm wedding packages offer a range of options from affordable to extravagant to create your dream ceremony or reception.
Furnace Brook Winery at Hilltop Orchards
What a better place to throw a celebration than at a winery located amongst a beautiful hilltop orchard? Showcasing the natural beauty of the Berkshires, this 200-acre open space is far from an intimate hotel room. 400 guests can be accommodated with a tent, and estate-grown fare is available for a farm-to-table feast.
For a modern art atmosphere, Mass MoCA is one of the more dramatic and creative Berkshire wedding venues. The 19th-century renovated factory houses an alternating collection of contemporary art. Available spaces include the Museum Lobby and Courtyards, Building 6 with historic windows, a balcony, mill columns, and hardwood floors, and a variety of Museum Galleries that range from intimate rooms to soaring cathedral spaces.
The elegant gardens and cottage of Naumkeag are just a few draws to this Gilded-Age style estate. From deep blue fountain pools to birch tree groves, a tree peony terrace, and a variety of gardens, this inventive, natural space is a great place to host a wedding or reception.
The Mount is a National Historic Landmark that celebrates the legacy of Edith Wharton, who designed and built the estate in 1902. The property includes a mansion, three acres of formal gardens, and extensive woodscapes. The ground’s historical stables are also available for rehearsal dinners or after parties.
Wedding Plan During Your Stay at Brook Farm Inn
While choosing which of the many Berkshire wedding venues you will use, stay at the Brook Farm Inn. After a long day of wedding planning, settle in for a relaxing massage, read a book at our extensive library, and then wake up refreshed the next day with a delicious breakfast!