Tag: catering


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.


Date: October 11th, 2016


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

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

Treat Your Team To A Summer Outing

Hosting a summer outing for your team is a great way to connect, relax and celebrate the company you work for. We offer a variety of food and themed activities based on your team’s unique style.

Signature drink and summer cocktails at a celebration event at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Looking for something casual and fun? Compete in an assortment of lawn games set up next to our Sperry Tent, rent the Ipswich Ale tapmobile and choose your favorite summer food experience whether it’s a bbq, clambake or flatbread spread.

Flatbread pizza passed appetizer at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.comPing pong lawn game during event at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.comIpswich Ale beer truck for event corporate social party at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Outdoor team building opportunities are easy to come by since our property is located within Bradley Palmer State Park. Organizing a leisurely hike or planning a canoeing and kayaking excursion on the Ipswich River is simple, fun and convenient.

Ipswich river foot bridge at Bradley Palmer State Park near Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

If a formal cocktail or dinner event is what you’re looking for, we also offer hosted wine tastings and wine dinners underneath our Sperry Tent.

Sperry tent with garden courtyard for event or wedding space with elegant bistro lights at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com    Celebratory drinks wine event for social corporate group at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

If you need more inspiration check out our Venue Guide, and discover more information about our Corporate & Social Events at Willowdale Estate!

Contact our Corporate & Social Events Sales Manager to start planning today!


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Kerri Lundberg, Marketing Coordinator at Willowdale Estate

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Date: June 5th, 2015
Categories: Events

Themed Celebrations: Tea Parties at Willowdale Estate

Willowdale Estate is a versatile and unique venue that can be used to host a variety of different events in addition to weddings. To wrap up the end of winter, we recently hosted two “pop-up” FROZEN themed Tea Parties for both children and parents to enjoy.

Themed party luncheon with lantern mantle decor at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Our special guests of honor engaged the crowd with FROZEN trivia, a group sing along, a photo booth meet and greet and even stayed for lunch.

Children's themed tea party event at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

The tables were set with bright blue table runners provided by BBJ Linen, vintage tea cups provided by The Vintage Tea & Cake Company and an assortment of teas and food including: fruit cups, scones and mini tea sandwiches prepared by our in-house caterer, Willowdale Kitchens. Each guest received a favor at their place setting –  a Willowdale themed mini tea cup and snowflake bubble bath for the kids and one of our signature chocolate chip cookies for the adults.

Event tablescape with blue table runner and place settings for tea party luncheon with on-site catering at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Are you planning a celebration? Host a shower, birthday party or tea party in our beautiful sunlit conservatory, historic great room or dining room while enjoying our award-winning catering and planners who will help you host a carefully crafted event.

Host a shower, birthday party or luncheon event with on-site catering at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.comTea cup party favors and vintage tea cup place settings at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Willowdale Estate provides a three hour brunch or luncheon including ballroom chairs, tables, floor length ivory linens, place settings, catering choices, service setup and cleanup!

For more information about how to book your next celebration at Willowdale Estate, just fill out our contact form or call us at 978-887-8211!

Date: May 1st, 2015