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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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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. (more…)

Date: February 28th, 2017

REAL EVENT: Summer Outing

Last month, local North Shore business, Cornerstone Commissioning, held an all day Summer Outing for their team at Willowdale Estate! A glorified work day complete with a peaceful inspiring environment inside Bradley Palmer State Park, gourmet catering, education training, lawn games and a wine tasting!  (more…)

Date: June 10th, 2016

Tips For Hosting A Corporate Event

Hosting a corporate event creates the opportunity to spend time outside of the office with your co-workers and are meant to be social and fun. There are many reasons to host a corporate event including: nourishing business relationships, team building, product launches, Christmas and holiday parties, wine dinners, inductions, work anniversaries and more. We’ve provided a few tips and ideas for your next corporate event!

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It’s all in the details! Weather you get creative with décor, food choices or serve a signature cocktail – customizing your event for your guests is important. From a formal dinner party or a backyard barbecue with lawn games – we can accommodate your request. One of the many benefits of booking an event at Willowdale is that we have a full time planning team that is dedicated to creating their clients vision. Hosting an event that runs smoothly will have a positive impact on the guest experience and will only make you and your company look more professionally refined. 

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PR Potential – If you are launching a new product, branch, or honoring a colleague, you may want to hire a photographer or videographer to capture all the highlights (we have a whole list of preferred vendors we can provide you). Willowdale Estate also offers many rental amenities to choose from including a large video monitor, projector screen and a wireless mic for any meetings, speeches or announcements.

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A well planned menu that offers a variety of food options will keep your guests talking about your event for weeks to come. When choosing your menu, be aware of those attending who may have food allergies or are vegetarian. Check out our sample menus online or email Noah Quist, our Corporate and Social Events Sales Manager for our complete list of offerings.

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Mingle – Don’t forget to enjoy the party and mingle with your guests! Our staff will ensure everything is running smoothly on your behalf!

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Photo credits from top to bottom, left to right:

Red Bird Photography

Cuppa Photography

Shane Godfrey Photography

Maureen Cotton Photography

Shane Godfrey Photography (4)

Rachel Kate Photography

Leona Campbell Photography

Lisa Rigby Photography


Date: December 11th, 2015

2nd Annual Bluegrass & BBQ

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On June 25th, 2015 we hosted our 2nd Annual Bluegrass & BBQ in our garden courtyard, Sperry tent, and two spacious side lawns at Willowdale Estate. Our guests enjoyed Bluegrass music provided by Honeysuckle Hoedown, mouth-watering barbecue, and local beer provided by the Ipswich Ale Brewery tapmobile.

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Our menu included southern favorites like fried green tomatoes, watermelon with spicy feta and mint, and corn fritters, available alongside a full range of signature drink options like the Mint Julep, Sweet Tea, and the Gin Fizz served from our beautiful bars in the garden courtyard.

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Our event coordinators planned the event perfectly with custom signage, decorations, and lawn games. We want to send out a big thank you to Shane Godfrey Photography for getting so many great photos of the event!

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If you want to host or attend a BBQ, summer outing, or outdoor party with us you don’t have to wait until next year- contact Noah@WillowdaleEstate.com for more info about planning a summer event for your family or company event!

Date: July 17th, 2015

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.

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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.

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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!


PHOTOS IN THIS POST (from top left to right) :

Lisa Rigby Photography: http://www.lisarigbyphotography.com/

Becca Dilley Photography: http://beccadilley.com/

(2) Shane Godfrey Photography: http://shanegodfreyphotography.com/

Kerri Lundberg, Marketing Coordinator at Willowdale Estate

Melissa Nicastro Photography: http://www.melissanicastrophotography.com/

GM Photography: http://www.melissanicastrophotography.com/

Date: June 5th, 2015
Categories: Events