Weddings

Your Wedding at Cranwell Resort Will Be Breathtaking

Celebrate your wedding amidst the stunning panorama of the Berkshire Hills in historic Lenox. Cranwell Resort is a timeless setting for life’s special occasions any time of year. Spring and summer are lively seasons with vibrant landscaping perfect for outdoor weddings. Autumn's dramatic colors provide a backdrop with spectacular views of the season's foliage and if you love the romance of winter with cozy fireplaces and pristine scenery, your winter wedding at Cranwell Resort will be breathtaking. No matter what season, Cranwell Resort and its dedicated staff would be honored to be a part of the most important day in your history.

Spectacular Weddings – Value Dates

Even if you just started to plan last minute, your dream wedding can still be spectacular at Cranwell Resort.   Take advantage of last minute availability and we’ll customize a wedding package that will look like your event was planned for years.  Plus with our preferred guest room prices, your wedding guests will enjoy a weekend to remember.

Wedding FAQs

Do I need to make an appointment to view the property?

Yes. To ensure that you have the Wedding Sales Manager present to show you the event spaces, available guest rooms and answer any questions.

Can we host our Ceremony and Wedding Reception onsite?

We can accommodate ceremonies for up to 180 guests on our Mansion Front Lawn, in our Mansion Ballroom, or our newly-renovated Harvest Barn.  As the bride & groom you choose the location you feel will work best for your wedding day and guests.

What is your maximum capacity for hosting a wedding?

We can accommodate up to 180 guests in our Mansion Ballroom with a band for and up to 200 guests with a DJ. The Harvest Barn can accomodate up to 150 guests.

Will more than one wedding take place at a time?

We do have numerous event spaces that can host either intimate or large wedding receptions.  For example, if there is a wedding in the ballroom there is a chance that either in the afternoon there would be an event in the ballroom or later in the evening there would be an intimate wedding in our Sunroom & Boardroom.

Can we hold a wedding date without a deposit?

You can hold a date for 2 weeks at no cost.  During this 2 week hold time if another couple is interested in the same wedding date and is willing to do a contract, you will have 72 hours to make a decision if you want a contract or release the date.

If we decide to book, what is the deposit and what is an acceptable payment?

Your initial deposit is 25% of your contracted Food & Beverage minimum.  As for payment, we accept cash, check and major credit cards.  If you pay by check or cash, we still require keeping a credit card on file.

How is the Food & Beverage minimum calculated? And are there any dates that have a required minimum? 

It’s calculated by taking the estimated number of guests at your wedding multiplied by the package cost per person.  For example, if you have 100 guests and your package cost is $139 per person your minimum would be $13,900.
For the months of May, June, September and October there is a minimum contracted Food & Beverage of $20,000 for a Saturday wedding.

Can I provide any outside food and beverage for my wedding?

All food and beverage must be provided by Cranwell with the exception of favors and wedding cake. If this is an ethnic wedding (IE Kosher, Indian, etc.) we will discuss pricing options separately as these are services that we cannot provide onsite due to specific requirements within the religion or ethnic backgrounds.

Do you offer wedding menu tastings?

We host wedding tastings two times a year and depending on when your wedding date is booked, we will provide information about the tasting dates.

I have specific menu ideas that I would like to use, does the resort customize menu items?

We welcome the opportunity to try new menu selections provided by the bride and groom.

Do you offer vendor meals?
Yes. They are $30 per vendor.

Do you offer children’s meals at a discounted cost?
Children’s menus are available. Pricing is as follows:
0-5 years old: Free
6-12 years old: $25 per child
12 & older – Adult Pricing
We have specialty children’s menus upon request.

Do you use any locally sourced products?
Yes. We use as many farm-to-table products as possible from local vendors. If you have specific questions or requirements for your wedding, please contact your Wedding Sales Manager.

We are also looking to host a Rehearsal Dinner onsite, can you handle these and if so where?
We have numerous event spaces on property that could work to host additional wedding events. Our most popular event space for the Rehearsal Dinner is our Harvest Barn located across the street from our main entrance and can accommodate up to 150 guests along with a large deck and fire pit. 

What are the options for a Farewell Brunch?
We have our Music Room Brunch buffet which works perfect and has an array of options for every guest.  The price is currently $24.95 per person plus taxes and gratuities.  If you have over 50 guests, we suggest doing a private brunch buffet in a separate part of the mansion and the pricing can range between $19.95-$25.95 pending menu options.

Do you have onsite Wedding Planners and coordinators or can we bring our own?
We have a dedicated onsite Wedding Coordinator the day of your wedding along with the Wedding Sales Manager.  Both will work with you in the planning process and we can provide exact services that we provide to determine if you would prefer bringing on a contracted Wedding Planner from an outside company. 

Do I have to use your vendors or can I bring my own?
We do have a Recommended Vendor List to assist you in planning your wedding, however, you are more than welcome to utilize your own licensed and insured vendors.

Do you offer discounted rates for overnight accommodations for our guests?
We offer special discounted rates for your wedding guests. The actual discount is based on the season and availability. There is a two night minimum for weddings hosted in May-October.

How do my guests make room reservations from the block of rooms I am holding?
Room Reservations can be made by contacting our Reservations department, Monday-Sunday from 8-5 PM unless otherwise specified by your Wedding Sales Manager. 

Can I reserve Spa Treatments, Golf Tee-Times and Tennis to entertain my guests?
It's most efficient to work with these departments directly. We would be happy to provide the contact information.  

Wedding Salon Services
Wedding Hair and Image Design Consultation Packages are available year-round. Our professional staff can provide these services in the Spa or in your Wedding Suite. Please call our bridal consultant at (413) 881-0729 for further information.

Wedding Amenities

Cranwell Resort features wedding services and amenities to make your special day an unforgettable experience.

Original cuisine from award-winning chefs
Creative menu design and wine pairing
Make-up & styling either in the salon or your wedding suite the day of your wedding
105 luxury guest rooms & suites for guests
Complimentary guest parking
Preferred vendor recommendations
Professional banquet staff to oversee your event
Chiavari chairs, gift & cake tables, ivory linens, stemware, china, glass-enclosed tea light votive candles

Social Events

Families, friends and classmates make use of our breathtaking setting, expert service, and perfect location for memorable Berkshires social events. An ideal resort for birthday and anniversary parties, family and school reunions, bar & bat mitzvahs, our professional event coordinators will help you tailor an event suited to any occasion.

No other destination in the Berkshires offers a combination of resort amenities, spectacular setting and historic ambiance.

Renovated Ballroom to seat 200
Dance floor
Audio/visual equipment
Outdoor Terrace and ceremony locations
Accommodations
Salon services for hair and make-up (in-suite option)
Proximity to local attractions
Cultural museums, music
Shopping
Premium bar offerings (liquors, beer, wine and champagne)
Variety of restaurants
Handicapped-accessible function space
Landscaped grounds
Ample free parking
Non-smoking
Indoor and outdoor pools
Spa
Fitness center
Golf

Group Activities

From sightseeing and themed events to volleyball and cooking classes, our professional staff can assist you in arranging a variety of group activities to enhance your event.

View Group Activities Guide.

Wedding Packages

Weddings at Cranwell Resort in the Berkshires, Lenox MA - Tricia McCormack Photography
Weddings at Cranwell Resort, in the Berkshires, Lenox MA - Tricia McCormack Photography
Weddings at Cranwell Resort, in the Berkshires, Lenox, MA - Tricia McCormack Photography
Weddings in the Berkshires at Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA
Weddings at Cranwell Resort, in the Berkshires, Lenox, MA - Tricia McCormack Photography

Cranwell offers a variety of wedding reception packages to suit your style and time of year. All packages include at a minimum:

Complimentary wedding suite on the evening of your wedding
Hors d’oeuvre selections based on package type
Dinner selections based on package type
Champagne toast
Special room rates for overnight wedding guests

Our Wedding Packages

Escape to Cranwell for a wedding and honeymoon weekend in one with our unique Elopement Package.

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  • ROOMS Total SQ FT Room Size Ceiling HT Classroom Theatre Banquet Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square
    Ball Room 3,025 55' x 55' 16' 125 250 200 300 40 30 40
    Berkshire Room 1,696 32' x 53' 9' 75 100 100 120 75 40 50
    Lenox Room 560 20' x 28' 9' 20 30 20 50 20 15 20
    Boardroom 432 18' x 24' 20' 18 30 20 30 20 15 18
    Birchwood 255 15' x 17' 10' NA NA 12 20 12 NA NA
    Music Room 975 25' x 39' 12' 25 50 80 125 25 25 30
    Sunroom 495 15' x 33' 10' 30 60 40 50 40 20 24
    Wyndhurst 744 24' x 31' 12' 20 40 30 80 30 22 26
    Harvest Barn 3,245 55' x 59' 20' 140 300 220 325 60 55 65
    Rockwell 896 32' x 28' 12' 40 60 50 50 32 24 30
    Chesterwood 704 32' x 22' 12' 25 50 40 50 25 20 20
    • Gilded Age Mansion, circa 1894
    • Outdoor covered Rose Terrace with spectacular views of the surrounding hills
    • Historic, newly-renovated Ballroom with scenic views through 16-foot high windows
    • Outdoor tented event on our Mansion front lawn
    • Contemporary Meadow View set amidst surrounding woods with terrace, intimate dining room and spacious “Barn” for casual rehearsal dinners, or cook-outs
    • Elegant Mansion dining rooms for rehearsal dinners and farewell brunches
    • Stunning outdoor ceremony space
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