Venue Search Part II: Salem Cross Inn

Bright and early on Saturday morning (ok, it was 8:30 by the time we got going for our 9:45 AM appointment, but that is still bright and early on a Saturday for Mr. Fenway and I!), we headed out to our first stop on day two of venue hunting (hmm, that sound a little violent, but I’m just going to go with it). The Salem Cross Inn is about an hour away from my parent’s house, and was the furthest venue that we were looking at that day.

Anyway, here are the pictures I took from that search (again, all photos are mine so I alone am to be judged for their quality):

Room to get ready in was super nice

Love the old fire places throughout the building

Potential cocktail area space

Ceremony space was beautiful

Look cows!

Cocktail area

Barn for reception

View from the balcony

View from the balcony of antique artifacts


  • This looked like it would have the best prime rib ever- it roasts right in front of your guests 1700’s style
  • The ceremony space was beautiful, you couldn’t ask for a more pretty place for an outdoor rustic feeling ceremony


  • Far away from hotels, the closest hotel was at least a 20 minute drive away
  • The indoor cocktail area/indoor wedding space was very dark as it was in a basement.
  • There were a lot of stairs and everything was on different levels.
  • There were some hidden costs, the Christmas lights in the barn for instance cost $300 for the ceremony
  • It was a little too rustic for us, and the amount of stuff reminded us of TGI Fridays 18th century style.

Overall impression, it looked like an amazing place for dinner (so want to try the Drovers roast sometime!) but wasn’t really the place for us. Sorry to ruin the surprise on this one, but it was our least favorite of the places we visited. While still beautiful and full of lots of character, it just wasn’t what we were looking for.

Miss something?
Start of the Venue Hunt
Venue 1: Brooksby Farm


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