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Best Workday Ever: Meetings, Retreats, and Outings at Willowdale Estate

Willowdale Estate is becoming the greater Boston Area’s favorite location for summer outings, company retreats and all-day meetings. Our clients are treated to an exclusive location tucked away in a 721-acre state forest. With full service catering, complimentary planning and a storied historic mansion the only thing you will need to bring is your people!

We were recently notified that Willowdale Estate was nominated for “Best Venue for When the Meeting’s Over”  on Unique Venues! It’s our first nomination with Unique Venues and we are super excited! You can find the category, click “VOTE” and then scroll down and hit “next” to continue voting or click “Finalize Your Vote”.




Unique Venues Magazine “Best of Edition” features the best of the best in unique spaces in North America. Read on to find out what makes Willowdale Estate stand out as a venue for meetings, outings, and all-day retreats!


Date: June 2nd, 2017

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

HISTORIC DETAILS: Windows of Willowdale

At Willowdale Estate we aim to host events that are easy to plan and impossible to forget. Besides offering great food and services, the historic details in our estate are one of the reasons why our venue leaves a lasting impression on guests at our weddings and events.


This past week we had over 50 guests in the house for two guided historic tours. A clear highlight of the tour is discovering the decorative leadlight windows set with small stained glass roundels throughout the home.

historic diamond leadlight window with oval stained glass at willowdale estate topsfield - weddings and events - willowdaleestate.com  Historic Lead Glass Window at Willowdale Estate Topsfield - Weddings and Events - willowdaleestate.com

These beautiful windows with both diamond and square leaded glass patterns were thought to be added sometime between 1920 and 1930. Each window panel features a symbolic scene representing different ideals, interests and insights on the original homeowner Bradley Webster Palmer who was an avid equestrian and businessman.

Leadlight Window With Horse Willowdale Estate Topsfield - Weddings and Events - willowdaleestate.com  Leaded Glass Window Lady With Goblet - Willowdale Estate Topsfield - Weddings and Events - willowdaleestate.com

If you’re looking for a unique and memorable location for a wedding, shower, meeting, or fundraiser let our inspiring space inspire your guests! Our next Historic House Tour will be on September 22nd– keep an eye out for more free public events on our Willowdale Events feed: http://willowdaleestate.com/signature-events/


PHOTOS (top left to bottom right)

A Guy + A Girl Photography: http://aguyandagirlphotography.com/

Brett Alison Photography: http://brettalison.com/

Billye Donya Photography: http://www.billyedonya.com/

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

Date: June 19th, 2015