Category: Willowdale Kitchens

CELEBRATE AT THE ESTATE

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…)

Date: April 13th, 2017
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GRADUATION PARTIES

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…)

Date: March 28th, 2017
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BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Supper Club

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…)

Date: March 24th, 2017
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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!

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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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Date: February 28th, 2017
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BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Cooking Class

There are few things more unifying in life than the experience of preparing a meal from scratch and gathering around a table to eat, drink and share that meal with others. Willowdale Estate is excited to continue with our seasonal Cooking Classes! With just two more classes planned for this year (March 15th & November 15th) we thought it was about time we give you a behind-the-scenes look at our format, the included items in our gift bags, and the overall experience! Read on to the bottom of the post where we share the recipe for our Ricotta Gnocchi!

 

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Date: February 21st, 2017
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You’re invited! 2017 Public Event Listings

Every year Willowdale Estate hosts a series of public events to share our unique space with our friends, neighbors and clients.  Please join us as we open our doors to the public. Events are separated into three categories:

 

HISTORIC TOURS – Guided tours of the estate featuring historic details, context and conversation about the history of Willowdale with a light reception to follow. 

SIGNATURE EVENTS – Themed gatherings tailored to the seasons offering food, drink and entertainment.

WILLOWDALE KITCHENS – Food focused events including cooking classes led by our Executive Chef AND our exclusive private dining Red Door Supper Club experience. 

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Date: January 20th, 2017
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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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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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Rave Reviews And Where You Can Find Them!

Willowdale Estate relies on reviews from our clients to help our guests and potential clients know what to expect from us at our weddings and event services. Often times our clients have better ways of describing the experience than we can! (more…)

Date: September 6th, 2016
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WILLOWDALE KITCHENS: The Art of Knives

As you can probably imagine, knives to a true chef are like a collection of brushes to a fine artist or a chisel set to a sculptor. Without the perfect tools, your ultimate goal is only that much harder if not impossible to achieve. Recently, I asked Willowdale Estate’s own chef Ben Lightbody to elaborate on his knives, as I wanted to know where all of these incredible shapes, colors and designs came from. Chef Ben’s collection looks almost museum-worthy, but what I found the most amazing of all is that he loves and uses each and every one of them when the application is just right. (more…)

Date: August 5th, 2016
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