Celebration of Life and Memorials

willowdale estate event venue north shore boston MA front of house iconic red door

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Willowdale Estate offers an exclusive and private location for your celebration of life or memorial service; a place for friends and family to gather and share in the memories of a loved one. We’ll help you plan every detail so that you can stay focused on sharing this time with family and friends.

A place to gather, A life to remember.

With ample space for gatherings between 30-350, our historic mansion is the perfect location to come together and remember a loved one. Willowdale Estate provides a variety of amenities to assist you in planning this important event:

On-site Catering

Tables, Seating, and Linens

Professional Service Staff

Beverage Planning & Service

Complimentary Support from our Professional Planners

Parking Services

Podium, Lectern, and Easels

A/V Equipment

Each room in our 1901 Arts & Crafts style mansion can be outfitted to suit your party size, format and needs. Our Sperry Tent can accommodate between 130-350 guests and is an option from May-October in conjunction with the Butterfly Garden Courtyard and Mansion rooms. For smaller events our Mansion is perfect for parties between 30-225 guests inside our Estate, where your guests will enjoy French windows, detailed woodwork, oversized skylights, and fireplaces.

Preview our spacious event locations below, or submit our “Start Planning Now” form and we will reach out with more information about our Celebrations of Life or Memorial packages.

Celebrate a life with a memorial lunch in our Great Room at historic Willowdale Estate, Topsfield MAPhoto: Shane Godfrey

Conservatory setup for a cocktail event with our rustic farm cart cheese crudite private event at Willowdale Estate, Boston MA

photo: Becca DilleyOur garden courtyard and patio is perfect for larger events - celebrate a life or memorial service in our private location at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield MA

Photo: Shane GodfreyCocktail event in dining room at historic Willowdale Estate, Topsfield MAPhoto: Shane Godfrey
Service details from Willowdale Estate - a mussel appetizer on of the many hors d'oeuvres from Willowdale Kitchens  Service details from Willowdale Estate - a elegant stemless martini glassPhotos: Leona Campbell (left), and Megan Braemore (right)Celebrate a life in the garden courtyard cocktails from the bar at night under the bistro lights at Willowdale Estate, Boston MA

Photo: Bharat Parmar