Chelsea and Gary were wonderful. Crissey Farm was the perfect location to host a welcome cocktail party before our wedding. The food was delicious!

REM, Wedding Date: 08/25/2017


Crissey Farm, a banquet hall in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, hosts weddings for couples in the Albany, New York area. This classic venue has a local brewmaster who crafts the seasonal beers on tap, and the decor gives the space a comfortable country atmosphere. This venue sits right off of the Housatonic River, just under an hour’s drive from Albany.

Facilities and Capacity
Up to 200 guests can join couples for their wedding at Crissey Farm. With a large interior banquet hall, couples have the option to host their wedding indoors or outside on the flat green lawn in front of a romantic screened pergola that's decorated with flowers and ivy. Inside, couples can wed in front of the stone fireplace. The indoor space also accommodates receptions, where exposed wooden beams and vaulted ceilings give the room a simplistic and rustic vibe.

Services Offered
The wedding coordinator at Crissey Farm helps couples with all their wedding planning needs. The venue offers the following services on their big day:
All-inclusive packages Bridal suite Cake Chairs Chocolate fountain Cleanup Event planning Event rentals Furniture In-house bar In-house catering Liability insurance Parking Setup Shuttle Tables Wireless Internet 

The chef at the venue, Odille Carpenter, incorporates fresh, in-season ingredients to create a variety of American, French, Italian, local, Mediterranean, Mexican and southern dishes. She can also cater to dietary needs such as gluten free, lactose free, no pork, nut free, organic, vegan and vegetarian requests. The cuisine can be served in the following styles:
Buffet Cocktail reception Dessert Family style Hors d'oeuvres Outside cake Plated Servers Stations 

Other Services
Odille Carpenter can put her baking skills to use to create custom wedding cakes. With consultations, custom designs, setup, cake cutters and cake stands, couples can be sure that the centerpiece of their desserts is taken care of. Cakes can be tailored to meet any dietary needs. In addition to cakes, the chef can also provide the following desserts:
Cookies Cupcakes Dessert buffet Fruit Groom’s cake Pastries


Venue Type
Banquet Hall
Event Venue - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Set Up
What event items are available?
Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access
Rehearsal Dinner Location - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
What kind of settings are available?
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, French, Italian, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events
Cake & Bakery - Frequently Asked Questions
What types of desserts do you provide?
Cakes, Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Fruit, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What services do you provide?
Consultations, Custom Cake Design, Setup
What cake items do you provide?
Cake Cutters, Cake Stands
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Diabetic, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Nut Free, Vegan
What special ingredients do you use?
Fresh Fruit, Local, Organic
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

60 Reviews

Sierra-Rae , Wedding Date: 10/21/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Our expectations were greatly exceeded! Both Chelsea and her father Gary went above and beyond to make sure our daughters wedding was superb. The staff and chef were professional, courteous and very accommodating. Our guests continue to tell us how much they loved the wedding and how much they enjoyed the food. Crissey Farm is the perfect venue!

Services Used: Cake & Bakery, Rehearsal Dinner Location, Event Venue

Abby, Wedding Date: 10/14/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We couldn’t have imagined any other place for our wedding! The food was awesome and the staff made everything run so smoothly that we were able to enjoy the entire night without worrying. We highly recommend Crissey Farm!

Services Used: Cake & Bakery, Event Venue

Kristen, Wedding Date: 09/23/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 4.5 Flexibility: 4.5

We were married at Crissey Farm in Sep2017. Gary and Chelsea supplied all the assistance we needed to plan and execute our big day in a short 6 months and from 2 hours away. We had a 20min ceremony in their beautiful outside space, a 5hr reception and a great after party at the brewery. The venue was just right for us. Everything about the venue just worked - from the setting in Great Barrington, the outdoor space, the fireplaces, the dance floor, the food, the staff and a perfect day with sunshine didn't hurt! Extra thanks for Chelsea's help and coordination with Friday night's rehearsal and Chef's petite desserts! We can't wait to come back to Great Barrington and the Brewery for future visits! -Kristen and Casey

Services Used: Event Venue

Rebecca, Wedding Date: 09/09/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

The staff at Crissey Farm was an absolute pleasure to work with. When we met with Gary Happ, he made us feel very comfortable and at-ease from the start, which is one of the main reasons we chose this venue. They have hosting weddings down to a science, and everything on our day was timely and professional. We also loved the many eco-friendly aspects of the venue, and the brewery that they own as well (Barrington Brewery). Chelsea, Gary's daughter, was also wonderful to work with. She was very open to all our ideas for decor, which allowed us to have our wedding look exactly the way we had pictured. Chef Odille was so kind and sweet, and her cooking was out of this world. She was very open to our ideas for cake flavors and made us a beautiful and delicious lemon cake with blueberry filling. In the planning process we were disappointed that we were unable to taste the foods and desserts we picked, but in the end everything was just as delicious as we were promised it would be!! All our guests raved about the food afterwards. Thank you to Gary, Chelsea, Odille, and the rest of the Crissey Farm staff for making our wedding amazing.

Services Used: Cake & Bakery, Rehearsal Dinner Location, Event Venue