What People Are Saying About Crossed Keys


I do not have enough wonderful things to say about the Crossed Keys Estate- 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 Estate was great. All the girls in my bridal party stayed in the Estate 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 Estate – I could not recommend them more!

Megan Carsten

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!

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!!

Emily Graetzer

Crossed Keys Estate is a hidden gem in New Jersey!

Photo Credit: Michelle Gardella Photography

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 Estate is just amazing!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Joyce & Bill Benech

Photo Credit: Brae Howard Photography

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 Estate.

Susan Wallace

Photo Credit: Kate Leigh Photography

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 this 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 accommodate. The food was delicious! We loved having the fire pit 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 estate 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!

Adele and Steve

Dear Katherine and Celso,

Photo Credit: Dave Noonan of C10 Studios

Where do we begin? It was love at first sight when we came to look at Crossed Keys a year ago. You both are the most gracious, accommodating hosts anyone could ever ask for. Staying at your bed and breakfast was like staying with relatives, so relaxed and fun. Whatever we needed, our concerns, everything and anything was taken care of.

We have been getting calls since we got home on Sunday and each message is nothing but gushing about the best wedding they have ever been to. The venue is out of this world and the food, not to be believed.

Tara is our only daughter and we wanted her dream wedding, and before she left for the honeymoon, she said, “Mom and Dad this was the wedding of my dreams.” That said it all. We were so proud of her and Ben, our hearts felt like they were going to burst. They said there was nothing at all they would change about their wedding day, and even the weather held out, just like you both said it would.
We wish you all the happiness and success in the world, you both deserve it. You work so hard to make this very special day so extraordinary for the bride and groom and their families.

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