Situated on 41 acres of pristine farmland and woods, abutting hundreds of acres of conservations land, at the intersection of Route 2 and 495, in Harvard, Massachusetts, the Kronauer farm invokes a quiet sensibility and charm from its origins 200 years earlier. Originally it was a potato farm with an apple orchard. Now it is a modest Christmas tree farm with a 200-tree apple orchard that is commercially managed by one of Harvard’s fruit farmers. Still family owned, Charles and Eileen maintain the bucolic fields and the several vegetable and flower gardens and huge oak trees shade the house.
The gently undulating fields and backyard are what makes this venue so special. In particular, there is an amazing view of Mount Monadnock 32 miles to the NW in New Hampshire, visible on most summer days and spectacular in the fall. A seasonal array of flowers are everywhere around the property, including meadow flowers. A clean, spring-fed swimming pond is at the edge of the field and is a great attraction for supervised children. A small swing set is a permanent fixture in the back yard and a two-acre field adjacent to the venue—which can easily handle a 120-foot tent—provides ample off-street parking. The in-law apartment with sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom for the wedding party is included, as is one garage space for pre-staging or other use.
The farm is close to cosmopolitan Boston and the historic towns of Concord and Lexington with easy access to major highways and Logan airport. There are no required vendors; it is completely up to you.
Venue Rental Policies
- Event End Time: 11 pm
- Smoking Policy: Outdoors only.
- Open Flame Policy: Tabletop candles only. Field bon-fires not permitted, however, couples may use on-site fire-pit or bring in portable fire-pit.
- Pet Policy: Considered upon request.
- Trash and Recycling: Couples must separate and bag trash and recycling and place in designated area. Trash must be placed in town-specific, specially marked bags. $2.00 per 30 gallon bag and purchased from local general store.
Tent permit required: $25.00 to be submitted from tent vendor.
Photo Credits: Vera Michael Photography