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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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Planning Your Corporate Holiday Party

As a busy event and wedding venue in Massachusetts, we understand one of most the important elements necessary for a hosting a successful event lies in the details, which is why decorating for the holiday season is a no small feat at Willowdale Estate.  There is a unique charm here that radiates during the Christmas and holiday season.

Willowdale estate christmas party venue at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Red door front of house with holiday décor at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Special décor is displayed throughout the estate and includes beautiful white outdoor bulb lighting, garland in the Conservatory and Great Room, mantle displays and outdoor wreaths.  A neutral palette is incorporated using burlap textures, mercury glass and soft lighting creating the perfect atmosphere for corporate Christmas parties and holiday celebrations.

Outdoor christmas decor with burlap and holiday ribbon at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Wedding holiday winter décor on fireplace mantle at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Holiday decor with birch candle window decor at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Corporate christmas cocktail party at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Our on-site catering team, Willowdale Kitchenshas many culinary options weather you choose to host a dinner party and serve a 3-course meal or a corporate cocktail event, Willowdale Estate offers a robust menu that can be tailored for your guests. Our curated cheese and crudite station offers a variety of vegetables, cheese, crackers and housemade dips and is a great way to start off your corporate Christmas party or holiday event. Want to take a peek at some of our favorite passed appetizer options? Check out these Six Savvy Appetizers!

Stationed appetizers for corporate christmas party at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Corporate event venue dinner party at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Our new Beverage Menu presents a great opportunity to serve a seasonal themed cocktail that can be passed by our waitstaff or simply served at the bar throughout the night. Beertails, (a cocktail made with beer), are becoming increasingly popular and you can’t go wrong with a warm mulled wine or stone fruit sangria during the cooler months.

Signature event beertail cocktail at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com   apple sangria signature drink for corporate event at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Winter wedding venue holiday Christmas decor custom bar at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

If you are planning a holiday party, company Christmas party, corporate dinner or social event, please contact our Corporate & Social Events Sales Manager, Noah Quist for more information!

Email: Noah@WillowdaleEstate.com

Phone: 978-887-8211

Photo credits from top to bottom:

Scott Zuehlke Photography (2)

Jamison Wexler Photography (3)

Rachel Kate Photography (2)

Lisa Rigby Photography

Caroline Talbot (l)

Joyelle West Photography  (r)

Zev Fisher Photography

Date: September 18th, 2015
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REAL WEDDING – Nicole & John

Nicole and John were married at Willowdale Estate in late November of 2014. They chose photographer Jamison Wexler who is known for his stunning portraits. We had trouble choosing which portraits to feature here because they are all SO GOOD! The image below shows the Nicole and John on the Ipswich River walkway with the sun setting behind them.

winter wedding portrait by the ipswich river with sunset - Willowdale Estate - Topsfield, MA WillowdaleEstate.com

Nicole wore a fabulous fur shawl to keep warm for her portraits. As we recently posted- we love shoes that show a brides personal style and Nicole chose something blue to walk down the aisle.

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For a couple with such great style they also had a very fashionable cocktail– champagne with a gold rim! To get this look on any golden cocktail just find some gold rim sugar and apply generously to add a swanky and sweet detail to your drink.

signature cocktail with gold rim using sugar champagne signature drink wedding cocktail at Willowdale Estate - Topsfield, MA WillowdaleEstate.comwinter wedding centerpiece with lanterns and candles at Willowdale Estate - Topsfield, MA WillowdaleEstate.com

Guests enjoyed a simple and elegant table with lots of candle light and lanterns, which looks perfect for a winter wedding. This mansion wedding was the very last weekend of November and included Willowdale Estate’s holiday decor.  The neutral ribbon textures, garland, lights, and white poinsettias look perfect with the ivory and gold colors of this wedding.

love this beautiful winter wedding portrait in the holiday season at Willowdale Estate - Topsfield, MA WillowdaleEstate.com

Read more about Willowdale Mansion Weddings here!

Date: February 13th, 2015
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4 Cocktails for the 4th

The 4th of July is a great time to celebrate- and we believe that no party is complete without a great cocktail! Here are some red, white and blue cocktail ideas that will taste great for a summer party, AND get everyone in a patriotic mood.  One fun addition to some of these drinks would striped paper straws – we love this red white and blue assortment of straws for our 1st and 4th picks!

Four Cocktails for the fourth of july

1- Classic Mojito

2oz White Rum

1.5oz Lime Juice

2tspns Simple Syrup

Soda Water

6 Leaves Muddled Mint

Mint or Lime Garnish (optional)

muddle mint leaves with sugar and lime juice in a collins glass, add ice, pour over rum and top with soda water

2 – The Spark

1.5oz Citron Vodka

1.5oz Raspberry Lemonade

shake well with ice and pour into a cosmo or martini glass

3 – Martini On Rocks

1.5oz Gin (or Vodka)

.5oz Dry Vermouth

Garnish with Olive

stir gin, and vermouth with ice and strain into a chilled glass with fresh ice, garnish with olive

4 – Dancing Juice

2oz Vodka

1oz Cranberry Juice

1oz Blue Curacao

shake well with ice and pour into a Collins Glass filled with fresh ice

All of the images are from real Willowdale Estate events and were served as a “Signature Drink”.  Adding a featured or signature drink to your next event is a great way to suggest what your guests might enjoy drinking at your event, and it is also the perfect way to highlight a special party theme or holiday!

PHOTOS: 1- Molly Ann Photography 2 & 3- Megan Dandeles 4- Zac Wolf Photography

 

 

Date: June 30th, 2014
Categories: Events, Wedding Trend
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