We have been entertaining guests in the Berkshires since 1977. That is when we opened our first restaurant in Great Barrington. Since that time, we have served hundreds of thousands of guests. We have been successfully reviewed by the New York Times, Boston Globe, Newsday and many other respected papers. We are currently recommended by Zagat, Frommer’s Travel Guide, AAA and most recently included in Bon Appetite’s 50th Anniversary Issue.
Crissey Farm, built in 2007, is a moderately priced, "green", banquet facility located in the beautiful southern Berkshires of Massachusetts. We have successfully hosted, weddings, rehearsal dinners, bar mitzvahs/bat mitzvahs, corporate events, anniversary and birthday parties and community events ranging from 40 to 200 guests.
We are ideally located on Route 7 in Great Barrington adjacent to national hotel chains with beautiful views of Monument Mountain and surrounding Berkshire Hills.
Use our new home in the Berkshires as your own home for your invited guests. Decades of hospitality experience, a passion for food and entertaining, and a beautiful new banquet facility in the Berkshires with adjacent lodging make us an excellent consideration for your wedding.
We use the finest local ingredients whenever possible. Our chef, Odille Carpenter, regularly updates the menu to reflect the bounty of the changing seasons. With an assortment of appetizers and entrees, we are certain there is something for everyone to enjoy year-round.
Congratulations! We look forward to answering your questions.
Our 6,000 square foot green building was completed in August, 2007 with solar panels, state-of-the-art heating and cooling systems, compact fluorescent lighting, recycled materials, and other energy efficient features.
The large, open space allows full flexibility, so we can host parties as small as 30 and as large as 200. Two fireplaces complement the simple, yet tastefully designed interior.
For your next Special Occasion
We will operate within your budget. Our menu design and selection are exciting and flexible. Members of our staff have been serving the Southern Berkshires for over 30 years. Plan your next party or business in our new facility and we will work with you to insure its success.
Our banquet facility has a 10' by 10' projection screen and a 4000 lumen video / data projector, wireless microphone system and high speed wireless and wired internet. Any additional required business services can be provided.
Compared with them, Great Barrington (pop. 6,800) is like a big city where you can get anything you want, to borrow the chorus from “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” by hometown boy Arlo Guthrie. He was 18 when he wrote the satirical ballad about true events on Thanksgiving Day 1965, when he got arrested for illegally dumping some of Alice’s trash, ultimately making him ineligible for the Vietnam War draft. Trinity Church, former abode of the celebrated Alice, is now the Guthrie Center, a stage for folk music, starting point of the annual “Historic Garbage Trail Walk” and a place for interfaith spiritual exchange in a town where there could be something contrarian in the water. Read more
"We are extremely grateful to the entire staff of Crissey Farm for making our wedding day so special. They completely understood our vision for the day and ran with it. Everything came out better than we could have ever imagined. They totally exceeded our expectations. The food was amazing....our guests are still raving about it! Gary and his staff accommodated our every request with professionalism, patience, and understanding. We can't wait to have another event there!"
- Kaity & Dan Mehleisen
Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue