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Crossed Keys Inn

Andover , NJ
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LOCATION

289 Pequest rd
Andover, NJ US 07821 (map)

PHONE

973-786-6661

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Crossed Keys Inn has all the elements of an exquisite wedding venue: a charming Juliette balcony for tossing your bouquet; an elegant bride's room to get ready for your big day; a... Read more
Crossed Keys Inn has all the elements of an exquisite wedding venue: a charming Juliette balcony for tossing your bouquet; an elegant bride's room to get ready for your big day; a tree-lined drive for your arrival to the ceremony; lush meadows as the backdrop for your photos; a gorgeous reception tent; and a country-style B&B breakfast of homemade breads, pastries, gourmet entrees, fresh local fruits and dairy products for guests who stay the night.

The gorgeous grounds and towering tent are just the start of the magic that Crossed Keys adds to your special day. We are unique in our ability to host just one wedding a day which means you have all the help and focus of the staff to make sure your wedding is everything you dreamed it would be. After the wedding, guests stay in the bed and breakfast while the newly married couple sneaks away to a romantic stone cottage that overlooks the english garden.

We go above and beyond for our clients, knowing that Crossed Keys Inn will be the place where you begin your life as a married couple. There is nothing more important to us than making sure that your day is both memorable and filled with nothing but happiness.

Visit our website and our blog, crossedkeys.blogspot.com, for more information and recent wedding details! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2000
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn, Historic Site, Inn / Bed & Breakfast
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
No
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1800
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR FLOWERS

Do you offer free or for charge consultations?
Free
Do you provide free or for charge sample arrangements?
For Charge
Do you offer delivery, set up, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning

REVIEWS

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Laura
Wedding:
5/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Perfection does not even begin to describe our wedding day!!! From the beautiful backdrop of the garden, to the relaxed fun of making s'mores around the fire pit, the Crossed Keys Inn gave us all we could ever have wanted and more!

There was something so relaxed and welcoming about the whole day. It felt like home. Like a place I had been to a thousand times, and knew intimately.

Our guests raved about the location, and loved walking around the grounds and seeing all the beautiful nooks and corners. We were able to give our wedding day the laid back, family feel that we wanted while still bringing a level of class and sophistication to the day. And customization was not a problem! We wanted to have the cocktail hour before the ceremony and it worked out beautifully! They really make each wedding unique.

The food was wonderful! From Thai, to American, to Italian and more, there are so many options to choose from. We loved that they had carrot cake as an option! It was so good!

Looking back both of us agree that we would do it all over again just the same way!
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are looking to host a wedding that deviates from the traditional NJ banquet weddings, you have found your place at Crossed Keys Inn. We really enjoyed planning our wedding and at no time found ourselves overwhelmed or stressed in the months, weeks and days leading up to our big day as most brides and grooms feel.
When you meet Katherine you will completely understand how all of this was possible. From her outstanding list of recommended vendors (photographers, videographers, bands, etc), her floral expertise, her years of experience, her attention to detail, and her desire to make your day perfect in every way, Katherine made our wedding one unforgettable... not only for my husband and I, but for all of our guests. While we enjoyed dreaming of our special day, Katherine worked diligently to make sure that our dream came to life.
So beyond the venue, which happened to be perfect in every way, here is what you should consider when booking your wedding: Will someone care enough about your big day to make sure that it will exactly how you dreamed it would be? Is it important to you that you feel the person behind the scenes has as much invested in impressing your guests as you do? Do you want to be able to enjoy the days leading up to your wedding without excessive worry and stress? Do you want someone who can calm your nerves the day of the wedding by simply saying "I am already taking care of that?" Do you want to spend the most time you possibly can with your new spouse, family, and friends the day of your wedding without worrying about what is going on behind the scenes?
All these things were important to us and I can say without question that my husband and I wouldn't have done anything different. We trusted our big day to Katherine at Crossed Keys Inn and it was the best decision we made! Her unwavering commitment to her brides and grooms is remarkable and we feel blessed to have been able to be part of the Crossed Keys Inn wedding family!
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Mary Ann
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
This is a spectacular venue! It is absolutely beautiful and a perfect place for a wedding! Everything you need is here: a charming country inn, an historic barn and stone cottage, fabulous floral gardens and idyllic fields. How wonderful to spend the entire day there, everyone milling about on a gorgeous fall day and playing cornhole in the fields during the reception! Some folks sat by the fire pit. Celso’s catering was the best we’ve ever had! Seriously! Everyone raved about the food! But it was really Katherine who made the day special. Our guests made a point to confirm this with us. Katherine is a gem! She is a lovely, spirited and gracious person who worked tirelessly to make the wedding so special! I was reluctant to rely on someone I didn’t know well. I quickly realized how capable and knowledgeable she is. And how artistic and creative! Katherine’s Dahlia gardens are spectacular! She made the bouquets and table arrangements blend the rustic scenery with the elegance of the event. She is full of ideas for every aspect and she is happy to share them with you even if it means less income for her. Her priority is making the event successful for her clients, not forcing her ideas on them. Our daughter is an interior designer and had many opinions regarding how the venue should look. Katherine was adept and easily worked with her to plan and produce her wedding. Katherine’s integrity and honesty, along with her enthusiasm, make it easy for clients to work with her. She is so pleasant to work with! Even when she has to remind people of the rules, she does so in a gentle but firm manner that works wonders to smooth away any hard feelings and restore smiles! Behind the scenes, Katherine is a dynamo and worked hard to produce the event every step of the way so that we didn’t have to concentrate at all on how things were going. We instead got to mingle with our guests and enjoy ourselves while Katherine worked her magic! That, to me, is the goal of a perfect event!
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Nichole
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Honestly, I don't know where to start in this review - maybe their professionalism and responsiveness that makes you feel like the most important bride of the year or do I go on to explain the painstaking detail & care they put in to creating a wedding that far exceeding my every expectation?! Crossed Keys made wedding planning a dream and literally helped to craft my ideal wedding. We visited several venues and each one we felt like, "eh, this could work" then we went to Crossed Keys. Within the first few minutes my fiance and I looked at each other & said "this is it!" The grounds are absolutely gorgeous.You are instantly transported to a new and romantic time. We have been overwhelmed with compliments about the location, the food, the venue, the staff, everything! Everyone keeps saying it was the best wedding they've ever been to!

Working with Katherine was one of the best experiences of wedding planning. Every time I sent an email to Crossed Keys, it was answered in less than 24 hours.They are true professionals full of innovative and creative ideas. I always felt like they were truly determined to create our perfect wedding.Crossed Keys makes it so clear that everything is all about you. Each time we visited we were welcomed with a hug & exciting ideas exchanged. On the day of, Katherine beamed with as much enthusiasm & excitement as our own family. She made sure me, my new husband, and my parents were eating & drinking enough and taking the time to enjoy ourselves. The wait staff was amazing as well!!

It was so nice to have so many vendors rolled into one as well. We had our location, rentals, event design, caterer, baker, & florist all in one. As you plan your wedding and the big day draws near, it's not always easy to coordinate with the many vendors. It made things so much easier for so many to be one!

Thank you Crossed Keys for exceeding my every wedding dream!!!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Becky
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
I do not have enough wonderful things to say about the Crossed Keys Inn- The entire team made our wedding day absolutely perfect. Based on their expertise, they were able to work with our ideas and make suggestions as to how our wedding would work within their venue. They were so helpful and responsive throughout the planning process and our wedding day went off without a hitch- we have received so many compliments on our wedding and how much people loved the entire day.

Beyond the grounds which are amazing, the Inn was great. All the girls in my bridal party stayed in the Inn for a sleepover the night before the wedding and it was so wonderful- it was fun to wake up and get ready together in the morning!

The service we received was fabulous- our wedding was more beautiful and fun than we could have ever dreamed thanks to the team at the Crossed Keys Inn- I could not recommend them more!
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Karen
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding at the Crossed Keys Inn was simply spectacular. We really wanted our guests to have a fantastic time as they celebrated this wonderful life event with us, and Katherine and Jessica made sure we realized that goal. We are still receiving calls and messages from family and friends who said this was one of the best weddings they ever attended - raving about the delicious food, the beautiful and different location and the service provided by everyone at the Crossed Keys Inn. From the first meeting we had with Katherine and Jessica to the day of the wedding, we had an extremely positive experience. All negotiations were honest, clear and thorough. It is so obvious that weddings are their business - they simply know what they're doing and treat their customers with respect and understanding throughout the process. And on the big day, when things can be hectic, Katherine and Jessica made us feel more relaxed and allowed us to focus on the event itself because they were so organized with absolutely everything under control. When all was said and done, my daughter said her wedding exceeded her best dreams for her special day!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Paul
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding at the Crossed Keys Inn was a magical event! Katherine and her staff made everyone extremely comfortable and handled every moment with the utmost care and attention to detail. It was as if we were being welcomed into her home. I have nothing but the highest praise for the entire experience.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Katherine and Jessica were wonderful to work with throughout my wedding planning experience. The venue was breath taking, food delicious, and the staff was so attentive. because of the Crossed Keys Inn i was able to plan my dream wedding!!!! Our guests were thrilled and everyone was just so happy with the way the whole day went off without a hitch!!
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Allison
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at Crossed Keys Inn on June 29th 2013. I can not begin to express what an incredible day it was made so special by Katherine, Jessica and Celsos Catering. Leading up to the wedding we were impressed by how quickly they would respond to questions and concerns we had. The day of the wedding we were blown away with how everything came together. We highly suggest using Event Designs by Katherine for floral and decor, not only did it make planning super easy and stress-free but they nailed it! Katherine and Jessica know what works best at their venue and they delivered the most beautiful flowers and really made our vision come to life. Another suggestion for brides-to-be is to splurge and get the photo booth. We made the last minute decision to use Big Cheese Photo Booths and it was a major hit (even with the older crowd)! Truly added another special element to the big day that everyone was raving about.
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently had my wedding at Crossed Keys Inn. Katherine and Jessica were unbelievable in making our wedding exactly what I had imagined! They were timely in their responses via email, helpful in their suggestions and feedback, flexible with last minute changes, and right there every step of the way on the day of the event. They even made sure I was hydrated throughout the reception! The event ran smoothly with not one issue. I was completely confident that they always had everything under control. The food was absolutely outstanding and the venue itself was gorgeous and far surpassed my expectations. I would recommend this venue to all brides looking for something that is not traditional in a ballroom or banquet hall setting. I have gotten amazing feedback on how unique the venue itself is and it truly offers a different experience for the guest.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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John and Betti
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Our daughter was married at Crossed Keys on June 1, 2013, and it was absolutely the most amazing celebration one could imagine! From the first time we took Kristen and Alex to see Crossed Keys we all knew this was the place where the wedding needed to take place. The grounds are spectacular, the food is outrageously delicious, the service is heart-filled. Katherine went out of her way to make all of our guests feel welcome and people are still talking about the “most amazing wedding” they have ever attended. Our daughter has extremely high expectations for everything she does, and although we tried to explain that the wedding would be wonderful even if things went a little wrong, we wasted our breath. The day exceeded everyone’s greatest imagination, and in the words of our daughter it was the Best. Day. Ever. Every parent wants a wedding that will fulfill their daughter’s wildest dreams At Crossed Keys expect to be blown away! We used the word amazing several times in this review…but we will say it again and again. We get teary-eyed when we recall the day – every detail. Thank you Katherine, Celso, and staff!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Erica
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved and enjoyed our special day! It rained for a few days before our Wedding, but when we woke up, there wasn't a cloud in the sky. Right after I woke up, I received an email from Katherine saying "It's a beautiful day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!," which in turn excited me more! We arrived and there wasn't a cloud in the sky, everything was bloomed and the trees we're full and green. The whole property looked gorgeous. During the ceremony the birds were chirping, the sun was glowing, and we were smiling from ear to ear. Having an outdoor ceremony was a huge plus for us, it made everything more personable and quaint. People are still commenting on how wonderful and unique Crossed Keys Inn was, and we will remember it forever!
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Laura
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Where do I even begin? The dynamic duo of Katherine & Jessica are a power to behold! As the brains and talent behind Crossed Keys Inn in Andover, NJ they make it look easy! We live out of state and trying to plan a wedding from afar can be difficult. Katherine and Jessica were so wonderful! From our first tour of the property through our goodbyes the morning after the wedding, they opened their hearts and home to my family. I told Jessica the theme and specifics of what I wanted, a country chic wedding, and she ran with it. She took all the little details in my head to life. From the burlap and lace table runners, tree slices as centerpiece accents, and the gorgeous farmhouse tables, CK outdid them selves! One of the beautiful things about CK is that they are not just a venue but a one stop shop that does everything with professionalism and perfection. The food was superb, the flowers were gorgeous, and inside the tent was absolutely breathtaking. They not only handle the details of the wedding setup, but they act as the wedding planners for the day of coordination. I took so much stress of myself and my family to not have to worry about a thing. If you are getting married in NJ, Crossed Keys Inn is the place to do it. These ladies are so dedicated and passionate about each of their couples and it shows in the little details. After the wedding was over, Jessica was even dumpster diving for the engraved bottle of champagne from our engagement that get tossed out by accident. In the middle of the night with a flashlight, Jessica searched until she found our special bottle. That just goes to show you how truly amazing she is! Crossed Keys Inn deserves more than just 5 stars!
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Bobbie
Wedding:
10/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved and enjoyed our wedding! It was the perfect setting, wonderful food, terrific service, and Katherine and Jessica helped make the day run smoothly and met our every need. Every single guest commented on how unique, elegant, and gorgeous our wedding was from the on-site ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, to the fire pit and s'mores. I loved, loved it all. Different than any wedding I ever attended, and I now have fantastic memories to hold into forever thanks in part to Katherine and Jessica.
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Richard and Fran
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
As the parents of the bride we were absolutely thrilled with the venue and the people that worked so diligently to make sure that everything was perfect. Katherine, Celso and Jessica our hats are off to you. My daughter and son-in-law could not be happier. This was a dream come true for them. Our guests continue to call telling us what a beautiful wedding...and we agree. We did not want it to end and that says it all. Thank you..thank you...thank you!!
Richard and Fran Slater
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Alicia
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
To put this review into context, I am a self-proclaimed control freak perfectionist. It is common for all things to fall short of my unrealistically high expectations until our wedding day at the Crossed Keys....it was superb in every aspect

The food was delicious and plentiful, the flowers were magnificent, the service...impeccable.

This is a family run business and it shows through the level of care given to every detail and attentiveness given to every single person in the room.

Katherine and Jessica in my eyes are rock stars. They fully captured our vision and implemented with such ease you would think they were hosting a small dinner party! My sister-in-law who comes from the restaurant business said she's never seen anything run so smoothly.

I could probably go on some more but to summarize, this wedding far exceeded the highest expectation set and we cannot thank them enough for making our day so brilliant and memorable.

If we had to have one complaint it would be that it all went by way too quickly :)
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Renee
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Where do I begin! I'm still on cloud nine and it has been almost two weeks since we were married at Crossed Keys. The day was pure perfection. The weather..wow! It was better than I could have ever dreamed. Exactly how a September day should be :) The food was to die for! My photographer, who is at multiple weddings a weekend, told me this is not typical wedding food..it is delicious! Our cake was beautiful and it tasted just as good as it looked along with the sorbet! Katherine, Jessica, and Celsos were so amazing and attentive! I saw them multiple times throughout the night and they always asked if I needed anything! The day went so smoothly and I have them to thank for it! So many people asked us how did you find this place! I just smiled knowing that it was a wedding they will never forget :)
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Scott
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Having my daughters wedding here was truly a bride's dream come true. The service from food / flowers / atmosphere was with pure elegance and comfort. All thru the evening Katherine always was visible making sure everyone was satisfied and content. Our guests as well as ourselves were completely satisfied and it was a very special / memorable evening for all.
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Vicky
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
To say that our wedding day was amazing would be the understatement of the century. Katherine, Jessica, Celsos and the rest of the staff at Crossed Keys were helpful, courteous and professional every step of the way. There are no words that could possibly describe the atmosphere at Crossed Keys on the night of our wedding - people are still talking about how amazing everything was. From the gardens to the food to the tent decor everything was perfect! In fact, one of our guests who got married last week was raving about how beautiful our wedding was at her own wedding! We are so incredibly thrilled to have had the opportunity to begin our married life at this breathtaking place.
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Dirk
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Crossed Keys out did themselves they went over the top. I still get phone calls for my 230 guests saying that they have never been to a nicer event and that they have never been to a party let alone a wedding with better food! You would be foolish to not book with Crossed Keys!!
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Where to begin... from the moment we laid eyes on Crossed Keys, we knew it was the place for us. Katherine and jessica made sure that every detail was taken care of. Leading up to the wedding day, they provided us with help on everything! I emailed Katherine just about every day with questions and she always responded right away. When the big day arrived, Katherine made sure that everything was perfect! The grounds were stunning, the flowers were above and beyond what I could have ever dreamed of. the entire day was a dream come true thanks to Katherine, Jessica, and the whole crew. Thank you for making our wedding day so wonderful!!!!
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Hannah
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was simply extraordinary. Everything was perfectly executed and felt seamless. The flowers were stunning, the grounds were beautiful, and the food is really incredible. Everyone says this, but it’s true: this is not your ordinary wedding food, and it is abundant. I generally find that wedding cakes rarely taste as good as they look, but the carrot cake they made for us was unbelievably delicious.

We had a large wedding (250 guests) with lots of kids, and I think Crossed Keys is uniquely suited to this kind of a gathering. One of the things I liked most about it is the spaciousness: if people don’t want to be on the dance floor, there are a number of places for them to walk around or sit and chat, and for kids to play.

My experience with the planning process was smooth and lots of fun. Having the venue, caterer, and florist all under one roof simplified everything without ever making it feel like a cookie-cutter operation. My husband, parents and I all loved working with Katherine, Jessica and Celso. They are warm and funny and literally welcomed us into their home. The natural beauty of Crossed Keys almost needs no embellishment, but it’s also a blank canvas that allows you to decorate however you feel best reflects you as a couple. Choosing the décor felt like a real collaboration—they really understood the look I had in mind and suggested great details to make it come alive. I sourced the vessels for the flowers and some other props based on recommendations Katherine and Jessica made; they filled them with absolutely breathtaking arrangements—a real standout was the picnic basket overflowing with flowers.Throughout the process, we stayed in contact over e-mail and I always got a prompt response. Menu planning was also a breeze—again, they were very helpful and flexible. They made a signature cocktail to our specifications and did it perfectly.

We can’t thank the Crossed Keys crew enough, or recommend this venue any higher.
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Sylvia
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
The food was plentiful and delicious. The cake was beautiful and very tasty. Many people raved about the food, cake and venue. Everyone at the wedding had a lot of fun and are still talking about what a great time they had. Katherine and her family are like family. They are so caring, involved and work really hard to make sure all goes well. We happened to have a very rainy day which would not stop. Katherine immediately changed the plans from an outside wedding to a wedding under the tent. It was completely beautiful. We were and still are sad that we were not able to partake of the beauty that is Crossed Keyes due to the rain. The gardens are spectacular. So many beautiful pictures can be taken from the beauty that is all over the place. The B&B on site was also very beautiful and spacious. I would certainly do it all over again.
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue/great food/warm family owned business. Would definately recommend to a friend.. Great Experience overall.
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Debbie
Wedding:
7/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's wedding at Crossed Keys Inn was perfect! Everyone loved the magnificent country setting, the intimate atmosphere and the exquisite food. All of our needs were carefully attended to. We are so happy that we found Crossed Keys Inn! Jessica and Katherine are a great team to work with. Through out the planning time they responded quickly to each and every question that we had. We would never have picked anywhere else to have our daughter's wedding!
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Maria
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Our guests were blown away by the breathtaking and rustic beauty of Crossed Keys! The service was friendly,attentive, warm and efficient. Any questions that arose were answered almost immediately. The minute we met Katherine and Jessica we were made to feel like we were visiting dear, long time friends. And Celsos food was 5 star all the way: wonderful assortment, generous portions, delectable flavors! The experience is being described by all as a "fairy tale come true!"
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Kim
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding was at Crossed Keys and it was a dream come true. The setting itself is beautiful but what makes the experience 5-star was the care and attention given to every detail by the owners.

When we first visited Crossed Keys with the prospective bride and groom, it was the beginning of April last year. There was nothing in bloom yet and the tent wasn't up, so you had to rely on your imagination and photos of other events there to help you envision what could be possible. But even what I imagined paled in comparison to the beautiful reality of the big day.

From the moment my daughter first found Crossed Keys, she had her heart set on being married there. She and her fiance had a real vision of what they wanted their day to be and Katherine and Jessica helped to bring it to fruition. They helped to make the day perfect and their staff was so professional and accommodating. Nothing seemed to ruffle them--even a last minute problem that we had was handled with calm and grace.

All of our wedding guests were blown away by the beauty of the place, by the incredibly delicous food prepared by Celso and his crew, with the attentive service provided by the bar and wait staff, with the incredible floral details and with the way Katherine and Jessica provided such personal care to everyone when needed during ceremony and reception. We keep hearing from family and friends that this was the best wedding they have ever attended!

Katherine, Jessica, and Celso are truly the best at what they do. I can't imagine a more perfect wedding for my daughter and for that I am truly grateful. They made what could be a stressful time into a really relaxed and pleasurable experience by treating us as if we were part of their family. They made Crossed Keys feel like home in the best way possible.
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Leah
Wedding:
6/3/2012
5.0/5.0
After moving our wedding plans from Florida to the NY/NJ area, we weren’t optimistic about finding a place that truly “felt like us.” Yet from the moment we set our eyes on the Crossed Keys, we knew it was the perfect place for us to get married. From the tree-lined path to the stunning white tent to the after-party playhouse, every detail works to create the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. Not only is there a magical feel to this location that envelops you the moment you arrive, but you soon come to recognize the magical talents of the Crossed Keys family: Katherine, Jessica , Celso, and their wonderful staff.

They truly become an extension of your family- helping you to navigate difficult decisions and make your wedding concept (however particular and challenging) a reality. From the countless back and forth emails to the drop-in visits, Katherine and Jessica always made us feel “listened to” and provided us with their expert guidance to help us select the perfect details for our wedding day. When we finally arrived at our decisions, Katherine and Jessica seemed as excited as we were!

On the day of our wedding, stormy weather threatened our “picture perfect” outdoor ceremony and nerves were severely frayed. Katherine and Jessica kept us calm and managed to get us from indoors to outdoors and back indoors keeping us rain free during our pre-wedding photography - even finding a plastic tarp to ensure the bottom of my wedding dress would not get dirty. Despite the torrential downpours nearly 30 minutes before our ceremony, the Crossed Keys family miraculously reassembled everything (chairs, chuppah, programs, ice tea/lemonade stand etc.) and we managed to have our picture-perfect outdoor ceremony after all.

Each and every detail was in place despite last minute switch-ups due to weather, including: the skeleton keys on the wooden door, the “I Spy”/Borrow a Camera table, the birchwood box centerpieces of exquisitely arranged peonies, and the most artistic and sumptuous display of food awaiting our guests for the cocktail hour. The Bountiful Table was decorated with curly willow branches - its marble tabletop held an array of colorful and tasty salads, dips, and fresh vegetables. The various stations were beautifully arranged and decorated. And the food, Wow! The Peking Duck in thinner- than- air crepes were a favorite as was the carving station of turkey and corned beef, the pass-arounds of baby lamb chops, and the best cocktail franks-in-blankets ever! And that was all BEFORE dinner. Guests thoroughly enjoyed each and every course, including the caramelized pear salad, the filet of beef, and the pistachio-crusted Chilean sea bass. The cake was truly the “icing on the cake!”

Katherine and Jessica were seemingly everywhere that we needed them to be and even managed to join the festivities. The “above and beyond” efforts of the Crossed Keys Inn family didn’t end at the wedding reception. They continued to check on us during the after-party to make sure we had everything we needed and we awoke the day after our wedding to even more delicious home-cooked food including heavenly blueberry pancakes and carrot cake. The rustic charm of the Crossed Keys is infused throughout every aspect of this venue and with each photograph we are reminded of its unique beauty. The rave reviews keep pouring in from our guests who are astounded that such a place exists so close to the city with such an “otherworldly” feel and such amazing food. Thank you to the Crossed Keys Inn for making our special day that much more than we could have ever imagined!
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K
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
My fiancée (now husband!) and I first visited Crossed Keys Inn during a downpour on a dreary, cold November Day - far from the ideal conditions for visiting an outdoor garden venue. Nevertheless, we had a very specific idea of what we wanted for our wedding and Katherine saw it in clear focus right along with us.

We wanted something unique- the idea of a cookie cutter, "choose package a, b, or c" venue was not us. We planned our Crossed Keys wedding from California and we were able to customize our entire day with Katherine or Jessica promptly responding to every email or phone call, greatly simplifying the planning process for us.

Each floral arrangement, every dish, and even the smallest of details were all handled with professionalism, creativity and a true sense of desire to make our vision a reality. Most importantly, the celebration flowed effortlessly from charming ceremony to a memorable party under the tent, to a more intimate gathering of close friends in the playhouse.

Our wedding day was the best day of our lives and Crossed Keys completely surpassed our expectations! If this is the kind of timeless and quaint event you are looking for, there's simply no better choice you can make than the Crossed Keys Inn.
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DKTRAPP
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Having grown up in Northern New Jersey, my expectations of what a wedding could be was very low. The thought of marble floors, crystal chandeliers, a chocolate fondue fountain, and all of the other fixings of a ‘typical’ North Jersey wedding were horrifying to me. When Dan & I got engaged, we were convinced that we would never find a venue that was in line with our taste while staying in New Jersey. We had thrown around the idea of doing a destination wedding or even eloping. On a whim, I booked a several appointments to tour venues. Crossed Keys was my second and final appointment. As soon as we pulled into the driveway, I knew that this is where we would be married. I felt an instant sense of calm and comfort. Suddenly, the thought of wedding planning did not seem so daunting. All of my concerns floated away when I stepped under that tent for the first time. Needless to say, I went home and canceled all of my other appointments.

Working with Katherine and Jessica during the wedding planning process was a wonderful experience. It was like having two seasoned wedding planners at your fingertips. I would send them emails on a consistent basis with random questions and/or thoughts, and I would ALWAYS have a reply in my inbox less than 20 minutes later. Katherine was able to recommend vendors who were an absolute dream to work with. She referred us to our photographer, who took some of the most breathtaking pictures I have ever seen. We also received the recommendation for our d-jay, who understood our musical vision and brought our party to life.

Two and a half months later, we are still getting compliments on our wedding; the food (the Chilean Sea Bass is a MUST), the setting, the staff, everything about our wedding was perfect. Our wedding would not have been what it was without the help of Katherine and Jessica. I am so grateful that this magical venue and these wonderful people were a part of our special day.
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And what a perfect wedding it was! Thank you so much for the beautiful review! We wish you all the love & happiness in the world in your married life.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We were married at Crossed Keys on September 3rd, just one week after Hurricane Irene - and you never would have known! The location was beautiful, the flowers were in full bloom, and Katherine and her team made everything absolutely perfect. We are still getting compliments on our venue, the food, and the atmosphere from our guests. Katherine was great to work with and helped me design my dream wedding - and then she was there the day of to make sure everything went smoothly! We especially loved having our closest friends and family stay for an after party in the playhouse - it was a really nice touch to end the day. I highly recommend Katherine and Crossed Keys!
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bethann732
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Katherine and her able staff delivered on my daughter's vision of her wedding. Our guest are still raving about the whole experience - food, ambiance, truly lovely! I don't know how she does it. We added many personal touches to the reception decor and Katherine was willing to work with us. We had Katherine Designs do all the flower arrangements and we provided all the the vases. She nailed the flowers! PERFECT! When the photos are finished we will send some to Katherine to post on the Crossed Keys website. Almost forgot, we stayed at the main house and it felt like home, very relaxing.
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Kristin Peterson
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
It has been two months since our wedding at Crossed Keys Inn and Ajay and I are still hearing from our family and friends about how AMAZING our wedding was. It really was a perfect day, we were so lucky to have found a venue like Crossed Keys. We had a very large wedding about 300 guests, and our goal was to find a venue that would feel like an intimate wedding with again 300 guests and that is totally how it felt on our special day!! Not only is the venue a one of a kind place but so are the owners. Katherine and Jessica were absolutely amazing throughout the entire process!! They always had great suggestions along the way and made the day of the wedding the most flawless event possible! We could have never had the day we had if it was not for them and their staff!! Also I have to mention Celsos, the food was incredible and the guests could not have raved more about it all. I would highly recommend the Crossed Keys Inn to have your wedding, it was one of the best days of my life!!
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Now Mrs. C
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
It has been just over a month since we were married at Crossed Keys, and I am still getting so many compliments on our wedding! From the moment we saw Crossed Keys in January with snow covering all of the grounds, we knew we had found the place we wanted to get married! It was the first and ONLY venue we looked at, there was no need to look any further because I had fallen in love with Crossed Keys! Throughout all of the planning, whenever I had any questions, Katherine and Jessica were always there to help!! They responded to emails almost right away, and I never had any doubt or worries about anything! I can't tell you how much that helped put me at ease! When we had ideas about centerpieces and wanted a wood theme, Katherine designed and made these beautiful birch boxes! It was awesome to see how an idea and vision we had, came to fruition because of their hard work and dedication! We LOVED how they came out, everything looked so beautiful! On our wedding day, I can't tell you how many of our guests came up to us and asked, "How did you find this place? It's amazingly beautiful!" I couldn't agree more!! It is truly a magical place! We have received SO MANY compliments from our guests! I have had numerous people tell me it was the BEST WEDDING EVER!! One of those being one of my vendors! Wow, that says A LOT!! People were RAVING about the food!!! Celso and your staff did an incredible job, and everything from the appetizers to the cake were simply delicious!!! When it started to rain about 15 minutes before we were to have our ceremony in the gardens, you and your staff sprung into action moving everything under the tent! Our guests actually told us they liked the ceremony in the tent as it seemed to make the whole affair more cozy!

Thank you Katherine, Celso and Jessica for everything!!! You gave me the most unforgettable wedding of my dreams, and I just cannot thank you enough!! :)
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Nancy Delman
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Crossed Keys is simply a gorgeous setting for a spring/summer/fall wedding. The entire group that you are working with are the most professional people that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Our day flowed without a flaw and the credit all goes to Katherine and Jessica from Crossed Keys. You are receiving top service at the Crossed Keys with a value that will exceed all of your expectations. We received many e-mails after the wedding not only about the beautiful venue but also about the delicious food.
Nancy Mother of the Bride
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stacy
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
A wedding at the Crossed Keys truly has the feel of a destination wedding without leaving home. It is the most magical venue surrounded with the most breathtaking sights. We felt as if this sight was made for Jay and I. Even seeing the place in the dead of winter right after a storm we walked on the premises and knew this was the only place we could ever envision ourselves getting married. You could envision it in full bloom and you just knew it would be beautiful! And oh WOW in the heart of the summer did it blow our expectations away!!! It was the perfect balance of elegance with casual undertones that really afforded you the opportunity to make the setting so personalized to your personality like we had flip flops for our guests to kick off their shoes and dance in comfort and an ice cream cart to help cool off from the summer heat. I can not even begin to put into words the professionalism of working with Katherine and Jessica. Although I know I was only one of so many brides they were working with they never made me feel like that. They ALWAYS answered my oh so many emails so promptly and were eager to help me with any questions I had. They were so much more then working with a wedding venue they were truly like having personal wedding planners. The Crossed Keys and Event Designs from Katherine really takes your vision to a new level by going above and beyond to help make my ideas a reality. Something I could have never done without them. I can not recommend the Crossed Keys enough!!! It truly gave us the wedding of our Dreams!!!!!!! It was the most perfect day and I can not thank the staff at Crossed Keys enough!! I still can't get over the emails, texts, calls I am still getting from friends and family saying that it was "one of the best weddings they have ever been to from the food, to the setting to the staff".....I can't agree more!! Perfect Day!! Wish we could do it again every summer!!!
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Gabriela
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a unique and magical venue, then this is the one! it's more than unique and magical...it's everything my husband and I ever envisioned for our wedding. We recently got married on July 23, and I will not change anything about that day. I had found the Crossed Keys website when I was browsing venues, and I did not look any further. We met with Katherine on February 2010, it was a rough winter and the grounds were covered with snow. I can honestly say that We fell in love with The Crossed Keys almost immediately. Needless to say, Katherine is absolutely amazing. She worked with us from day one! She was 100% available whenever we needed her, her suggestions were extremely helpful, and she just made everything run smoothly. I am forever thankful to her and her daughter Jessica for all of their help. We were in constant communication from the beginning. it was difficult for me since my mother lives out of the country to think of everything, but Katherine kept me grounded. Everyone that attended our wedding continues to congratulate me on such beautiful venue and delicious food. Celsos, our catering provider, also Katherine's husband, was amazing to work with. Their food was exquisite! The service was marvelous. Their bartenders, waiters, and waitresses were very professional and very friendly. I could not have asked for a better place. I know my dream became reality..not only did i marry my prince charming, but I was able to have the most amazing garden wedding I had always dreamed about. Thank you Katherine, Thank you Celsos, Thank you Jessica.. and I cannot wait to see you guys next year to celebrate our first anniversary at the Crossed Keys

Gabby & Woodney
=) XOXO
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Victoria Noonan
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Katherine and everyone at the Inn helped me have the most beautiful wedding day! My family, friends, and of course my husband and I can not stop talking about it. It is a day I will never forget and I know I will return to the Inn for my Anniversary!
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Kristyn
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
I just had my wedding at The Crossed Keys Inn on June 25th and it was amazing! From the first moment I saw the venue I knew that this was the place that I was going to have my wedding reception! Katherine and Jessica were so wonderful to work with and bounce ideas off of and I think that they did a great job of listening to what I wanted and translating it into a wonderful event. Up until the very last day they were helping me get last minute things in order. The food was phenomenal (I'm a picky eater) and everyone has continued to rave that this was the best wedding that they have ever attended! All in all if you want to work with friendly, warm people, have a unique and different wedding reception than look no further. Thank you guys again for making my special day amazing!
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Tarascrocca
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
My brother and his new wife had their wedding at the Crossed Keys Inn and it was great. My family has not stopped raving about how wonderful everything turned out. It is truly a gem in NJ. The staff of he Crossed Keys was so friendly and helpful. Thank you for making our family wedding a memorable affair.
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gina.spamp
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
The Crossed Keys Inn is a spectacular venue if you are looking for something a little bit outside the box. The guests at our wedding are still talking about how amazing everything was from the scenery, the tent, the flowers (by Katherine), and the food! I had so much fun planning the event with Katherine guiding me and shaping my ideas to make everything perfect! Katherine was always quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had and always made time for us in her very busy schedule. Upon seeing the tent on the day of our wedding it was above and beyond my expectations. I cannot say enough about how much I love the Crossed Keys Inn!
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Emily
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Crossed Keys Inn is a hidden gem in New Jersey!

Finding a wedding venue was a laborious and stressful process. I was a bride with a distinct vision and thanks to Katherine and her family/team, that vision came to life on 6/11/11. It has been less than one week since the "big day", and I have been overwhelmed with compliments on the execution, food, scenery and overall "feel" of the event.

The country setting is absolutely perfect! The tent and surrounding areas (patio, fire pit, lawn) allow your guests to move freely in a relaxed, yet classy and tasteful atmosphere.

Being the bride, I was focused on making the event my own and the large tent allows you to do just that. It is absolutely stunning by itself, but can be transformed with the tastes of each couple. Each event looks and feels special and unique as everyone brings their own personality to their wedding. That is what attracted me most to this venue. Our guests felt as if they were at our event, one that we had planned and decorated.

Katherine and her family are an absolute pleasure to be around. The process was fun and interactive as she helped with decor ideas and provided many great suggestions. The flowers, which she arranged, fit perfectly with our vintage country theme and were gorgeous.

I cannot end this without mentioning Celso and the wonderful food! Our guests raved about the dinner and all of the choices at our cocktail hour. I couldn't get enough of the pulled pork sliders and baby lamb chops!

There is nothing I would have changed about the day! Crossed Keys Inn is just amazing!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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Desirea
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
James and I got married on Octber 23, 2010. I knew that I wanted to have our reception there since before we got engaged. The place is beyond beautiful and the Gardens are absolutely stunning. When you are at the Crossed Keys, you feel as if you have been transported to a far off land. It's so peaceful and majestic.
Throughout the planning, Katherine was there to answer any questions I had and she gave some great suggestions.
On the day of the wedding, Katherine and her staff were on top of everything. Wherever we were, during the reception they made sure that we had a drink in our hands, they even reminded us to sit down and eat! They made the event flow so smoothly that everyone was able to relax and enjoy the evening.
I am still recieving compliments on our wedding a month later. A lot of guests said that they felt as if they were "at home" at our wedding because they were so relaxed. The Fire pit was a huge hit and the fresh baked cookies were a nice surprise! Everyone loved that they had options on where to mingle either on the dance floor, or out by the fire pit. And because the dance floor was not overly crowded, some of the more shy guests were able to get up and dance.
The food was out of this world. Everyone has been raving about the coctail hour and the amazing food. Some people have told us that it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding.
I couldn't have asked for a better venu. All of our wedding guests had an amazing time and James and I had the Magical wedding that we have always dreamed of. Thank you to everyone at the Crossed Keys!
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laurieandscott
Wedding:
10/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Scott and I were married at the Crossed Keys Inn on October 3, 2010. From the moment we stepped onto the Crossed Keys Inn property, one year before our wedding, we knew it was the perfect place for us. The site is incredibly beautiful, and Katherine is a meticulous groundskeeper. Her grounds are breathtaking: the garden, stone house, the tent, the setting, all make the perfect site for a beautiful wedding. She even did our stunning bouquets and boutonnieres, almost all of which came directly from her gardens. The week before our wedding, she was so worried about the torrential rain on the dahlias, that she actually went out and put umbrellas over them, so that they would still be perfect for the day of the wedding! She did an incredible job interpreting my sometimes vague ideas about our vision for the day, and she really helped us make our dream wedding a reality. During the entire process, she was always there to answer our questions, offer suggestions, and listen to our ideas. We received so many compliments from our guests, and not just about the beautiful ceremony and wonderful reception--the food was over-the-top delicious--kudos to Celsos Caterers. We asked them to design a cake that was a little nontraditional and they really nailed it--I just about cried when I saw it!

As for hosting us, we wanted for nothing at the reception--Katherine and her staff really took care of Scott and I, making sure we always had what we needed.
The playhouse was a perfect place to retire to after the reception was over, where we were able to wind down with our closest friends and family after such an eventful day. Waking up the next morning and walking the grounds to the main house for breakfast was a wonderful way to reflect on our wedding day - most brides and grooms don't have that opportunity.

Everyone at Crossed Keys goes out of their way to make you feel very special on your special day. Words can hardly describe how pleased we are with everything at Crossed Keys--suffice to say that we couldn't have asked for a better wedding. It was perfect. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much to everyone at Crossed Keys! --Laurie and Scott

From the parents of the bride....
Laurie and Scott's wedding at Crossed Keys was just beautiful and exceeded our expectations. They were a lovely bride and groom and the site at Crossed Keys in the fall was truly spectacular. But the details that Katherine guided us through and helped us work out made their wedding ever so special, just for them. We have been receiving notes and phone calls telling us what a great time everyone had, what a beautiful wedding it was, and how delicious the food was. Everyone loved warming up by the fire pit, while Katherine brought around fresh baked cookies--such a nice touch! The staff at Crossed Keys is dedicated to making every wedding a perfect and intimate affair. Thank you Katherine, Celso, and everyone at Crossed Keys Inn. --Joyce and Bill Benech
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mother
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
We couldn't be happier with our daughter's wedding. Katherine was very helpful and always eager to work with us to do the special little things my daughter wanted. She even came out of her way to attend and run the rehearsal in a different restaurant, even when she was very busy with other things. She is fun, creative, and has many wonderful ideas.

We went off the menu to choose a special dish, and Katherine and Celsos did a great job. The food was just delicious.

We had such a warm feeling working with this family-run Inn and caterer It was truly a special day. The grounds were gorgeous, our guests were so comfortable, and everyone had a great time. We just wish we could have danced all night!
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Ariele
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
I got married at the Crossed Keys Inn on 9/5/2010. It couldn't have been a more perfect day. It is absolutely gorgeous, amazing trees, a corn field, quaint buildings, perfectly landscaped, gorgeous views. But what makes the Crossed Keys so special is Katherine. She helped me make the day so special and for me and my husband. My greatest fear was that I would have a wedding that you could stick any other bride and groom in and it would work, I tried really hard to make customize our day and make it specific to us. Katherine was there to answer every question and offer suggestions, she helped make this a truly amazing day.

Not only was she integral in the preparation, but she was so wonderful the day of. She always made sure that we had food, drinks and were comfortable. The food was PHENOMENAL. I can't tell you how many compliments we've received. Everything I tasted was delicious. I hope that I can go to a wedding there someday just to eat the food again!!

The day was perfect because of Crossed Keys and Katherine!
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kvitalelopez
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
It is hard for me to say enough good things about the Crossed Keys Inn, Katherine and her husband, Celso. The place is truly amazing--beautiful and picturesque--and Katherine is like your own personal wedding planner. Everything--I mean everything--from the cake, to the food, to the decorations, to the flowers, to the smores by the firepit--was perfect. Katherine is professional, calm, and makes her brides feel like they are truly special and unique. My husband and I and our families and friends had such a wonderful time, we never wanted the day to end. I highly recommend the Crossed Keys Inn for any bride and groom who want a truly special and memorable event that will surprise and delight both them and their guests.
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MrsWilson
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
We have had NOTHING but amazing compliments and positive feedback from guests about our wedding, saying it was the best they had been to in a long time! Not only was the garden ceremony, tent, fire pit, and grounds absolutely beautiful, but the ability to move around and enjoy the beauty of the site made us all feel at home. The food was delicious and never stopped coming! My groom and I never even sat down because we were having so much fun dancing and mingling, but Katherine, the owner made it a point to bring us a collection of appetizers, and a continuous flow of drinks to ensure our fun too! The venue was so flexible in really allowing us to make it our own but it almost felt effortless because it was so beautiful to begin with. Guests keep commenting on how casual and fun the whole weekend was enjoying walks through the grounds, eating smores by the firepit, playing pool and relaxing in the barn, and did I mention all the dancing?! Crossed Keys Inn provides an instantly beautiful backdrop for pictures and I haven't found one I did not love yet! We wish we could do it all over again, but we would not change a thing!
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angela123
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
I just got married at the Crossed Keys Inn this past Saturday and we could not have been more thrilled at how perfectly everything went. Katherine, her husband Celso and her daughter Jessica were a power team to say the least and were amazing at producing a spectacular event. Everyone said that this was the best wedding they have ever been to which for some people has been a lot since they are in the wedding business as well! I thought planning a wedding from Charleston, SC would be difficult but Katherine took care of almost everything for us from the food, cake. linens, and flowers. All the vendors she recommended that we used were amazing as well! The staff were all very professional and polite, I never even walked to my own bar because the wait staff ensured I always had a fresh ice cold drink in my hand alll night long. I know five hours always flies by for the bride and groom but even our guests were having so much fun that they said they felt like they just got their when the reception was over. Luckily, Crossed Keys Inn also has the most charming play house with a pool tabble, shuffle board, couches, for guests who are just not ready to go home yet. From the gorgeous tree lined driveway, breathtaking garden backdrop for the ceremony, a tree swing, and mountain views you only see in movies, I would recommed the Crossed Keys Inn to any bride wanting a weddig where your wedding is their only focus, delicious food, gorgeous scenary, and if you want that extra wow factor. Words could not describe this place. My advice: go VISIT!!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
Crossed Keys Inn responded with the following comments:

Angela and Will's wedding was spectacular to say the least! We wish you all the best.
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Susan
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Crossed Keys is a wonderful place to have a wedding. The natural beauty that surrounds you is the perfect background for the ceremony and reception . If you don't want to have your wedding in a typical wedding hall with ugly carpets and curtains, and you want your guests to have the freedom to spread out and enjoy a beautiful setting.. this is the place for you. I wanted an outdoor wedding and ths was ideal because the tent is up permanently (for the summer) so it is sturdy, and beautifully lined with gathered fabric.. and everything you need is there already. If you want to set up a tent somewhere, normally you have to bring in EVERYTHING.. from spoons, to plates, to chairs, to dance floor! This was much easier! So many people told me it was the most beautiful ceremony and the most fun reception they had ever been to. Even men were telling me afterward how comfortable they were to be outdoors and not stuck in a room. At the ceremony, the beautiful flowers, and stone cottage make you feel as though you're in some small village in Europe, but conveniently.. you're actually in Northern NJ! My flowers and cake (cupcakes in our case) were also done by Crossed Keys which was great since there were fewer vendors to deal with. Katherine did a spectacular job creating bouquets and flower arrangements that were exactly what I described. I included many details in my wedding that Katherine was more than willing to accomodate. The food was delicious! We loved having the firepit as a gathering place, as well as the playhouse for afterward. It is so nice to have a place to continue the party a bit longer with a few guests. The inn itself and the bridal suite in the cottage are lovely and decorated with antiques. As soon as I saw Crossed Keys, I knew I couldn't imagine my wedding to be anywhere else!
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Crossed Keys Inn responded with the following comments:

We love you Susan and Mike! Working with you was a pleasure and you're wedding was truly breathtaking and heartfelt. We wish you nothing but happiness.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We could not have picked a better place. My fiance and I wanted something unique, a place we could have a romantic wedding with great food. Crossed Keys was that place, it included not only the look but outstanding food too. And the staff at the location provided excellent service, they brought us a pitcher of water during our photo shoot on the grounds and when we returned to the cocktail hour we were served with wine and food. Not once did we have to ask for anything, it was pro-actively provided. I highly recommend Crossed Keys, it is truly the perfect place for a wedding.
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Hyla
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
The venue was absolutely beautiful. Guests said it was like being in a movie. The reception was out of this world. The seating, flowers, and ambiance was elegant and perfectly set up. Every detail was accounted for up to the lemondade served before the cermemony. The food was delicious and the menu of dairy, vegetarian and fish was perfect.
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Jaimram
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
I attended a wedding here last summer and it was absolutely stunning. The tent was huge and beautifully decorated. Celebrating my friends' marriage under the tent while watching the sunset was a beautiful image. There is no other word to describe Crossed Keys but magical.
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Barbara
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
We had our dream outdoor wedding! From the moment we first stepped onto the property 10 months before our wedding date, we knew we had found something special. Working with Katherine over the following 10 months was great--she is knowledgeable, professional, helpful and caring. Katherine was on top of every detail from start to finish. All this hard work was evident as our day came together perfectly. The setting, the food and the service all were top notch. If you are thinking about an outdoor wedding, the Crossed Keys is first place to see! Every guest commented on the Crossed Keys....many said "When my daughter gets engaged, I am going to bring her here!".
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.9/5.0
I've been trying to sum up all of the wonderful/great/impressed feelings I had after our wedding at the Crossed Keys and NEED to say that I could not have been happier with how everything went. It is such a magical place and now holds a special place in my and my husband's heart. We constantly still get told that our wedding was the best they've ever been to and I have to admit that while the dress and the music and the people played a big role, it hands down was because of the Crossed Keys and everything they put into the wedding. From a picturesque venue, to the most amazing (not exaggerating) food ever made (mac and cheese balls!), to the flower arrangements (I cried when I first saw my bouquet), and to the amazing Katherine who took care of everything and was so efficient and organized that I had zero worry the day of and leading up to the big day. She helped and really just made the day perfect. At the end of the day, we felt at home, we felt like family, and what else would you want from a place that will forever be that special memory you have for a lifetime. Thank you Crossed Keys!
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Carly
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.9/5.0
Crossed Keys is a very special place. The grounds are gorgeous, manicured but still woodsy and wild. It's the rare kind of place you can wear a big frilly wedding dress but still run around barefoot in the grass. We were married in front of a beautiful old stone house with a blooming garden, and for us it really couldn't have been any better than that.

Katherine and her daughter Jessica give the impression they are just as excited about your wedding as you are, even though they have done so many. They provide their undivided attention and enthusiasm, answering emails promptly, giving tips when needed, and guidance in the overall process. They kept us calm and collected because they themselves were calm and collected, and made us feel like no matter what, it would all go smoothly. And of course it did. Our guests have not stopped raving about it since, and many have said it was the best wedding they have ever been to (even with the 90 degree heat!)

The tent was absolutely lovely - open and spacious with enough room for people to schmooze with drinks, dance on the dance floor, or sit at the tables and talk. There was something for everyone. Celso's catering was also out of this world. We weren't able to do a tasting before the actual day, so I was a little nervous, but everyone raved about everything from the hors d'hoeuvres to dinner to dessert. (From what little I could eat, I agreed!) It all more than met our expectations.

If anything, I would say that the only element of the place that could be improved is the bridal suite. It is cute and quaint and has its charms, but it could still use a little bit of updating. The giant whirlpool tub was also a little difficult to shower in.

Other than that, we couldn't have asked for a better wedding experience, and we would recommend Crossed Keys in a heartbeat.
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Christina
Wedding:
6/2/2013
4.9/5.0
Looking for venues was probably one of the most stressful parts of wedding planning for us. We wanted a rustic and natural setting for our wedding, but every place we found would require the hassle and enormous cost of getting outside catering and a ton of rentals. The whole process seemed almost hopeless until we found Crossed Keys Inn! Crossed Keys Inn really was the perfect venue for our wedding because they took care of all of these things and did them perfectly! Katherine and Jessica were AMAZING at putting all our ideas together to create the perfect setting for our wedding. Jessica is super creative and will do wonders with any idea you give her. We knew very little about flowers and she took the few ideas we had and made us beautiful and unique centerpieces that completely matched our taste. And the food was plenty and delicious. Our guests continue to rave about how GOOD the food was and I only wish I took the time to eat more! We really got to enjoy the whole day at Crossed Keys without feeling like we needed to rush in or out of the venue- as you would have to do at other venues that host more than 1 wedding a day. This was really important to us because we put so much time and energy into planning this wedding and wanted to make sure that we actually had time to enjoy it. Spending the night there with friends and family and having breakfast together the next day at the Inn was such a perfect way to end our wedding festivities. Wedding planning can be a long and strenuous process, but Crossed Keys Inn definitely makes it all worth it. I wish I could do it all over again!
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Caitlin
Wedding:
6/23/2012
4.9/5.0
I only wish we could get married here again!! It has been almost 3 weeks since our wedding at Crossed Keys and my fiance and I are hoping that someone we know gets married here so we can go back! More than anything we wanted to get married outside- anything other than a carpeted ballroom. The first time we went to visit Crossed Keys, it was a snow storm in February and our car got stuck in the driveway!! We missed half our appointment and I was mortified- but Katherine was so understanding and her husband Celsos actually stood out in the hail and freezing rain to help my fiance shovel the snow out from under our car-- all the while with a smile on his face!!!

When we returned in early Spring, it was like an entirely different place. EXACTLY what we had pictured. Over the months, we worked and coordinated plans with Katherine and Jessica. They were extremely accommodating, quick to offer their advice and expert opinion since we didn't always know what we were doing, and even share in some good stories and laughs. The weekend of the wedding was like we were staying with old friends who truly cared about our special day.

We had a beautiful day- but it wouldn't have even mattered if it was raining. The grounds looked amazing! Very neat and clean with flowers and greenery everywhere you looked! All the little visions we had been planning- were everywhere we looked. The food was FANTASTIC!! My fiance doesn't eat much fish and he is still talking about the Pistachio Crusted Sea Bass :) Katherine and Jessica always made sure we had a drink or food or anything we might need throughout the entire day and evening. I can't thank Crossed Keys, Katherine, Jessica, Celsos and all the rest of the amazing staff for everything they did. The waitresses and bartenders were all very professional and super friendly. We only hope we can go back one day!!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/28/2011
4.9/5.0
My wedding was yesterday and it was truly was perfect. I knew walking into Crossed keys for the first time that I had to have my wedding at this venue. The setting is amazing, and it turned out to be perfect weather for our wedding. Katherine and Jessica were so helpful, and made sure everything ran smoothly during the event. We always had food, and a drink - and not just the bride and groom, but our families and bridal party. It was perfect for the kids to run around, and friends to wonder the grounds. All my guests were impressed with the place and the food. I really couldn't have asked for anything more... make sure you get the lamb chops and sea bass!!
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sarah
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.9/5.0
Three weeks ago my husband and I were married at crossed keys inn, a gorgeous and rustic outdoor venue. Crossed Keys Inn is such a naturally beautiful location with magnificent gardens. I fell in love with the natural beauty of crossed keys inn upon seeing it the first time and I kept imagining all the possibilities. Since it is a tented wedding you have a blank slate and imagination for planning your dream wedding. As far as the food, it was delicious and the service was incredible. The staff is friendly and professional. A unique aspect of crossed keys inn is the fire pit where our guests had smores and were able to relax and smoke cigars. Katherine also recommended several vendors which turned out to be the best decision we made listening to her recommendations. She was very helpful and was able to communicate and understand what we wanted for our wedding. Three weeks later we are still receiving compliments and we have been told that our wedding was one of the best weddings ever attended by several of our guests.
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bc1998
Wedding:
7/19/2008
4.9/5.0
Just ran into owner of Crossed Keys at the David Tutera event @ I Do I Do in Morristown. Brought back memories from my wedding at Crossed Keys. After the wedding I didn't have much time for reviews I was just opening second Bella Bridesmaid in NYC. Katherine and her husband do a fabulous job from start to finish. It's a magical place to bring your friends and family. The country setting was a beautiful backdrop for the entire event. Since our wedding, Crossed Keys has been featured in NJ Bride Magazine and Katherine recommended Bella Bridesmaid to that bride who had an amazing wedding as well! Check Crossed Keys out if you're looking for something different in New Jersey! Our guests had a fantastic time.
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kcaldwell
Wedding:
10/7/2007
4.9/5.0
Katherine at Crossed Keys was tremendously helpful, and venue was GORGEOUS. It was the perfect outdoor setting- we barely spent money on flowers because the gardens and mountain views were so spectacular. The food was out of this world, and with my food allergies, my husband, me and the bridal party being vegetarian (and our guests being meat eaters), they accommodated all of us. Katherine even put some vegetarian lasagna aside for us to eat after the reception (since what bride and groom have time for such things during the reception?). Truly 5 star service and affordable!
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Margaret
Wedding:
5/31/2014
4.8/5.0
Best wedding I have ever attended! And people who have been to other weddings since Emily and Adam's say theirs is the one to beat. Crossed Keys has set the bar very high for other venues!!
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Hilary
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.8/5.0
We absolutely loved our wedding venue and the team at Crossed Keys Inn. The venue is STUNNING so that is a huge selling point right there. Katherine and her team are professional, talented and available for anything you need. They are extremely busy so at times their responsiveness is affected but leading up to your event they are extremely responsive so it was never an issue. Our guests all asked how we found such an amazing and unique venue and how beautiful the setting was. The reception tent is so beautiful and glamorous and classy -- EVERYONE was in awe (including us!).

Katherine (and her team) are so talented and experienced with weddings. She had so many amazing suggestions that we ended up incorporating into our beautiful day. Her services incorporated many traditional wedding planning services which was great given that we didn't have a separate wedding planner.

The food was amazing. Several of our guests raved about the appetizers and main courses. Engaged couples have been asking me about what kind of cake we had because it was so delicious. Literally everything was perfect the day of and we could not have asked for a more perfect setting or execution.

I HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND Crossed Keys for your wedding. The venue was definitely on the high-end of our budget but it was worth it!!
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Jennifer & Jeremy
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.8/5.0
We were married on 8/10/13 at Crossed Keys Inn - run by Katherine Rodriguez and her wonderful family - and could not have been happier with our experience. From the outset, Katherine and her daughter Jessica were lovely and incredibly helpful. Although we didn't know exactly what we wanted at first, Katherine and Jessica helped us pinpoint, fine tune and seamlessly execute our vision - a romantic, chic summer wedding, complete with antique books and furniture, and a touch a soft pink throughout. Jessica was incredibly flexible and did an unbelievable job with the elegant floral design and decor; the food, planned and prepared by Celso's Caterers (part of the family business and run by Katherine's husband and son), was delectable - from cocktail hour straight through to the beautiful cake and everything in between; and the day-of execution was incredibly professional, warm and loving. Katherine and Jessica stuck by us all day to ensure we had everything we needed, and although we know they worked incredibly hard that entire day, from our perspective, everything appeared as if it just flowed so naturally. Literally, every single guest came up to us at some point during the evening and said it was the most beautiful wedding they'd ever been to. We couldn't agree more! We had the exact day we had always dreamed of, full of great food, music, love and joy, and our entire family is still buzzing weeks after the event. PLUS...the inn, itself, is absolutely perfect. Both of our immediate families stayed at the inn the nights before and after the wedding and it felt as if we were all one big happy family, including our hosts. If you want a chic, beautiful, family-like experience in a venue that is completely unique and naturally breathtaking (our pictures are UNBELIEVABLE!), we HIGHLY recommend Crossed Keys Inn. With Katherine, Jessica and their entire family's help, It was an unbelievable experience that perfectly represented our style. It was worth every penny!!!
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Sylvia
Wedding:
7/28/2012
4.8/5.0
I had the most magical wedding at Crossed Keys Inn. As an artist and crafty bride, I was able to execute the wedding of my dreams thanks to the fact that they allow you to have total creative freedom. Although it rained the entire day of our wedding you would never know it looking back at the photos. The grounds were greener, the gardens colorful, the light was beautiful, it was picture perfect. Our wedding was cozy and intimate under the giant white tent with our nearest and dearest friends and family. The after party in the playhouse was a bonus. A great ending to the most amazing day. We were even able to pull of gorgeous sparkler send off in the rain. Jessica helped to save some of my DIY projects from turning to disasters. The Rodriguez family really does go above and beyond to make your day unforgettable. Our guests are still talking about what a beautiful wedding it was and what a great time they had. I would highly recommend Crossed Keys Inn.
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lindsayk0210
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.8/5.0
We had our wedding at the Crossed Keys Inn in Andover, NJ this summer and it was truly a magnificent event. The location is absolutely pristine-- gorgeous gardens for the ceremony, a beautiful white tent for the reception, and a rustic barn for the after-party. All of which is surrounded by acres of farmland. Our wedding day was perfect and we owe it to all the hard work of Katherine and her husband. The only reason for giving the responsiveness a slightly lower mark is because the planning process wasn't always as smooth as I would have hoped. While I completely understand that they have weddings almost every weekend, I felt at times that details fell through the cracks and they weren't as responsive as I would have liked. That being said, our actual wedding day was phenomenal. They put on quite an impressive wedding! I would HIGHLY recommend the Crossed Keys Inn to any couple.
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Joyce
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.7/5.0
Working with Katherine, her husband/son and with their daughter, Jessica was a truly wonderful experience. Keeping the wedding "all In the family" was a unique experience. They all are very organized, thoughtful. helpful and pro's at putting together a wedding. Taking care of 200 people + all the "little" details is a very difficult task that takes finesse, organization and charm. These lovely people and this wonderful venue are masters in their field.
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Nancy
Wedding:
7/17/2010
4.6/5.0
I'm not sure if I ever responded to this request. If not I certainly meant to since the day could not have been better thanks to Katherine and Celsos at Crossed Keys Inn. A year has passed since my daughter's beautiful wedding and I can't help but reflect (and cry) since it was such a memorable day. From the relaxed atmosphere the morning of the wedding, including a wonderful breakfast, to the after party in the Barn, we could not have asked for more. The grounds/gardens were perfect, the tent was beautiful and the food was delicious. To this day, many guests tell us this was the best wedding they ever attended! I would recommend this venue with flying colors. Thank you Rodriquez family!!
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Rhonda
Wedding:
5/20/2012
4.5/5.0
My daughter was married at Crossed Keys in May 2012 - the first wedding of the season. A lot of time was spent getting the grounds in shape and it showed. They were lovely! The weather was perfect, the food was great and the service professional.

The first time we visited Crossed Keys, the snow was just melting and my daughter knew it was the place for her. The setting is spectacular! We heard compliments all day long. It was one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever been to.

Katherine made sure we were attended to all day. We never had to ask for beverages - she would always appear with a refill.

Katherine and her family kept us on a schedule and were very responsive, even when on vacation. Make sure you use Katherine as a resource for vendors. Her suggestion to have a photographer who has been to Crossed Keys before was right on. They know all the spots for the best photos.

Kudos to everyone for making the day so special!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
Our wedding was so fun and memorable, thanks to the team at Crossed Keys Inn. The venue is ideal for those who want an outdoor event and is suitable for guests of all ages and styles. The grounds are naturally pretty and maintained well during wedding season. The garden provides flowers for the gorgeous bouquets that Katherine and Jessica put together. We appreciated the convenience of the suite of services that Katherine's team provides: event space, catering, flowers & decor, vendor recs (including for photography). The mother-daughter duo are responsive and attentive, even with their years of experience doing weddings. They managed to produce an event that preserved our vision, that worked well with the aesthetics of the place, and that felt unique and intimate. Many guests remarked that it was among the best weddings they've attended. The compliments extended to the delicious food catered by Katherine's husband, Celso, as well. The hors d'oeuvres were especially yummy. The wait staff were professional and timely. The bar staff, however, did not seem to be well-trained in making more complicated cocktails, so a lot of the liquor we bought went unused. The B&B itself is typical for its type and could have used more regular servicing and maintenance, but our overnight guests generally appreciated the experience. The game room served as a great after-party space, where we could hang out some more with a close group of friends. All of these components make Crossed Keys a great venue to choose. One thing to keep in mind is to ask for various options and costs from the get-go, so that you're not surprised with added charges. That would have made our negotiations easier. Overall though, when the big day came, Katherine and her team worked hard to make everything run smoothly for us. We highly recommend Crossed Keys.
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/11/2012
4.4/5.0
That this is a family-run business was evident from our first visit to Crossed Keys months before the wedding to the very end of our event there on the morning after our wedding; they we were warm, practical, and really excited for us! Katherine and and her daughter Jessica were fun, knowledgeable, and flexible. At times they were a little difficult to get in touch with, but they were all ours when it mattered. The food, prepared by Katherine's husband and son, was not ordinary, bland wedding fare. They gave us so many options to chose from and were sensitive to the needs of our guests with food allergies. We choose this venue in large part because of the garden (for our ceremony), the barn (for getting ready and the after-party), the inn (in which my parents, the bridal party, and I stayed) and the reception tent/fire pit. The space allowed for guests to mill about and enjoy different parts of the grounds - I don't think anyone felt confined. We were also thrilled to learn that Katherine is a florist - her arrangements fitted seamlessly with the colorful landscape. I would absolutely recommend Crossed Keys as a wedding venue - the experience was very special.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.0/5.0
Crossed Keys Inn is a venue that speaks for itself. It is absolutely stunning in it's prime, which is in the Spring and early Summer. When we first went to visit CK, it was in the winter so we couldn't see the tent set up. We had only pictures to go on. A few months later, we were able to go visit when everything was set up and it looked glorious. The day of our wedding was magical - we had perfect weather, the flowers were in bloom, the grass was lush and green. If you are looking for an outdoor wedding, look no further. This is country chic at its finest. One of the pros of having your wedding at CK is that you get to make it just how you want it - you can tailor almost anything to make it custom for you and your fiancee. I had to give lower ratings for responsiveness and professionalism, however. There is one person who runs the whole show - her name is Kathering Rodriguez. She is amazing and talented and seriously know what she is doing. However, like I said, there is only one person running everything, and it is Katherine. That being said, it is quite difficult to get a timely response from Katherine. I have found that I emailed her with questions regarding big issues and did not hear back from her for days, sometimes even weeks. These "big issues" were things like the flower and decor proposal, which she wanted us to pay in full by a certain date, but we hadn't even received the proposal by the time she wanted us to pay it. Imagine being a bride a week and a half before your big day and have no idea what the finalized decor will be. Furthermore, I had spoken with Katherine specifically about how I wanted our cake to be. I sent her a picture, and she confirmed that was exactly what we wanted. The day of the wedding comes and the cake is nothing like what I had asked for. Granted, it was beautiful, but not what we wanted. This place is unbelievable and if you have the time and patience, I would recommend.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Wedding:
10/6/2013
4.0/5.0
Crossed Keys is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen--especially in the autumn when the leaves change color-- and makes for the perfect wedding backdrop. There are weeping willows, and woody paths, and fields to play horseshoe. There are dozens of intimate nooks to capture beautiful photos like benches, a tree swing, a reflective pool, a barn face, stone cottage doorway, old fences, and lush gardens that all manage to be both well-kept AND rustic. Entirely romantic, whether sunny or misty.

There are also countless other unique details that make the place special and comfortable: a tent with flaps and heat in case of increment weather, and indoor/outdoor cocktail hour space, a garden (nestled between a barn and a cottage) for an outdoor ceremony if weather permits, and a fire-pit for guests to enjoy during the reception (where s'mores are served!). Then there is the B&B element which makes it possible for the bride+ groom as well as 4 other couples to sleep over and enjoy a homemade breakfast the next morning! This is included (non-optional) in the package, a detail we very much enjoyed.

Most rentals for the wedding are available through Crossed Keys which helped simplify things, and many optional extras can be provided for a fee like "floating" colored lanterns, flowers, fancy bathrooms, fancy chairs etc. However the service that stands out the most is definitely the food. Crossed Keys' catering is FANTASTIC! Lots of options all in-house, so almost any dietary needs can be accommodated.

There are a lot of rules to follow if you want to enjoy what this venue has to offer, but it's worth it. No detail will be missed since the Crossed Keys is run like a tight ship, so the quality of events executed here is unmatched. If you lean towards the natural, outdoorsy, and completely personalized wedding experience, Crossed Keys is exceptional.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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tandj
Wedding:
6/12/2010
3.9/5.0
We were definitely able to have our vision come to life! Overall it was a spectacular event, but definitely required ample time to plan and explain your vision. The inn and the grounds are gorgeous and speak for themselves. We highly recommend to other couples.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers, Wedding Venue
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kim
Wedding:
8/4/2007
3.7/5.0
Beautiful location, and exceptional food!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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