REAL WEDDING: Brandyn & Tarae

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Brandyn & Tarae got married at Willowdale on a beautiful spring day in April of 2014 right before the start of our tent season.  Brandyn and her bridesmaids snacked on a fruit platter while preparing for the ceremony in the Wedding Suite.

Bride getting ready in wedding suite custom bathrobe at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA

Groom getting ready in equestrian lounge at Willowdale Estate North Shore Mass

Tarae and his groomsmen got ready for the wedding in the Equestrian Lounge and adorned matching black suspenders & striped blue bowties.

Groomsmen with matching suspenders and bowties at Willowdale Estate north of Boston

Once they were all dressed and ready to head down to the Conservatory for the ceremony, they couldn’t help but take a group selfie!

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Minutes before she walks down the aisle, Brandyn makes her entrance down the North Wing staircase.

Bride north wing stairs portrait at Willowdale Estate Topsfield, MA

A soft palette of pink and ivory flower bouquets and centerpieces were arranged by Stephanie’s Floral Design.

Pink floral bouquets at north of Boston

Votive candles adorned the windowsills, decorative blue ribbon adorned the ends of the rows down the aisle, and the natural light pouring in from the Conservatory windows creates the perfect ambiance for an indoor spring wedding ceremony.

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Wedding ceremony mansion conservatory at Topsfield, MA

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The Signature Drinks passed during cocktail hour was a classic Mint Mojito and a grapefruit flavored drink called “The Greyhound”.

Mojito cocktail with striped straws at Topsfield, MADinner was served in both the Great Room and Conservatory. Royal blue linens adorned the tables and silver chiavari chair upgrades matched the color theme and gave a nice pop of color to the reception space.

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photos: Julie Lippert Photography 

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EVENT DECOR: Candles, Candles & More Candles

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There are few things that are more timeless than a room accented by the warm glow of candles. With the array of events we have at Willowdale Estate, we find that candles play a vital part in creating an event that is impossible to forget for your guests. Read more for the top 3 reasons why we think candles will always be a timeless choice for your event!




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Milestone birthday parties and commemorative wedding anniversaries deserve extra recognition and celebration! Here at Willowdale, we love a good theme and encourage personalized details and décor. But don’t feel like you need to do all of this on your own – our planning team will help you along the way.  (more…)



Willowdale Estate has a tent and mansion space for all kinds of celebratory events, including graduation parties! Springtime is here and it’s time to start thinking about planning a celebratory party for your future graduate! We are located within Bradley Palmer State Park and offer a wide range of event options from a formal gathering, to a casual barbecue! (more…)



Willowdale Estate is a 1901 Arts and Crafts stone mansion that sits on 4 acres in the 720-acre Bradley Palmer State Park. In the early years, the mansion was known for hosting many grand events with guests such as President Taft, the Prince of Wales and General Patton. Today, Willowdale Estate is a luxury venue and private caterer for on-site weddings and events year-round. We also host a popular series of public events, including our “Red Door Supper Club”. (more…)