Category: Social

PLANNING FOR PROM

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Willowdale Estate is a great option for this years prom season! Our custom sail cloth Sperry Tent is available for use May through October and offers flooring, side panels, heating, fans and lighting. Guests will also enjoy exclusive use of our historic property for a 5 hour reception with access to our 1901 Arts & Craft Mansion.

Cocktail event with rustic farm cart at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA willowdaleestate.com

In order to make the planning process as easy as possible, we have just about everything you need for your event already on-site! We include cocktail and reception tables, furniture for food stations, floor length ivory linens, white garden chairs, glassware and flatware! Upgrade options including centerpiece rentals, farm tables and chiavari chairs are also available!

Gourmet hors d'oeuvres at Willowdale Estate willowdaleestate.com north of Boston.

Our on-site gourmet caterer, WILLOWDALE KITCHENS offers an extensive list of culinary offerings to please every students palette and your dining experience can be customized with our flexible menu. Perhaps you want to offer food stations, a plated meal or a cocktail style reception – we can accommodate all of these requests!

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For even more entertainment, we offer a variety of lawn games that can be set up on the lawn and garden courtyard adjoining our tent including cornhole, giant jenga, connect four and more!

Heart shaped sunglasses for dance party at Willowdale Estate north of Boston willowdaleestate.com

Garden courtyard with bistro lights at an event venue in the northshore willowdaleestate.com

Let us help you plan a prom that is easy to plan and impossible to forget!

Contact, Corporate & Social Events Manager Noah Quist for more info!

noah@willowdaleestate.com

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shane godfrey

becca dilley

phil fox

once like a spark (left & right)

erin mcginn

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Date: February 28th, 2017
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Spread the Love

Most weddings and events are customized & enhanced with wardrobe items, décor pieces and floral accents. While these elements make the event day special, often times there is no use for them once the event has passed. Luckily, organizations have been created to donate items you may not want or need anymore and community businesses are also in need of more supplies.

In the spirit of the month of Thanksgiving, here are a few ideas to pay it forward!

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Date: November 8th, 2016
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FLAVORS OF FALL

The harvest décor is out at Willowdale Estate and we’ve been serving up delicious fall flavors for our weddings and events! Willowdale Kitchen’s on-site gourmet catering strives to serve local, seasonal, farm fresh ingredients whenever possible.

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Date: October 11th, 2016
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Tent Season (May-October)

Willowdale Estate is one of the few historic mansions in New England that can offer parties in every month of the year. In this post we are going to celebrate the end of our 2016 Tent Season by looking back at the parties we’ve hosted this year and sharing some details to get you all ready for more fun next year!

Between May-October 2016 we will have hosted 74 Weddings and 38 Corporate, Social, and Public Events! (more…)

Date: October 5th, 2016
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Willowdale Winter Formals

Our 1901 Arts & Crafts Style mansion provides a beautiful and unique setting for a winter themed dance. Willowdale Estate has unique handcrafted details throughout the house and has a rich history of hosting elegant parties. From November 23rd – January 3rd neutral holiday décor is included in your site rental and includes soft outdoor and indoor bulb lighting, burlap ribbon, embellished fireplace mantles, garland and mercury glass décor.

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Date: September 13th, 2016
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Seven Collins Cocktail Recipes You Need To Try!

Providing a signature cocktail for your guests is a fun way to tie in the theme or season for your next event! Serving your drink in Collins glasses is easy for your guests to carry around while they mingle and dance! Check out some of our favorite Collins Cocktails!

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Date: August 30th, 2016
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REAL EVENT: 3rd Annual Bluegrass & BBQ

Last week Willowdale hosted our third annual Bluegrass & BBQ event – a guest favorite and part of our annual Signature Events Series complete with entertainment, a savory menu and perfect summer weather! The Ipswich Ale Beer Truck was parked out back right next to the tent and served a variety of ales straight from the tap! (more…)

Date: July 29th, 2016
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Holiday Parties at Willowdale Estate

Although it’s only July, now is the time to start reserving a space for this years holiday party – perhaps you need to plan a corporate party for your employees, a family reunion or annual event. Our European influenced architecture and charming field stone siding create an unique place to celebrate any event. (more…)

Date: July 15th, 2016
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Tips For Dining Etiquette

Have you ever gone to a formal event and were unsure of the proper dining etiquette? Read our tips and learn how to avoid common mistakes!

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Date: July 1st, 2016
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REAL EVENT: Baby Shower Brunch

THE SETTING

Word is getting out that brunch is the best time of day to celebrate new beginnings, and this shower for our mom-to-be Kate is a great example of all the elements you need to celebrate a new life! Willowdale Estate provides a gathering place in our Conservatory and Great Room for baby and bridal showers on weekend mornings. Guests arrived and mingled in the Great Room and then moved to the Conservatory for food and gifts. This baby shower was photographed by our friend Ned Jackson and we were so glad that he was there to capture the beauty of light snowfall, the adorable details and the happy moments shared among family that will last a lifetime! (more…)

Date: June 17th, 2016
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