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BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Cooking Class

There are few things more unifying in life than the experience of preparing a meal from scratch and gathering around a table to eat, drink and share that meal with others. Willowdale Estate is excited to continue with our seasonal Cooking Classes! With just two more classes planned for this year (March 15th & November 15th) we thought it was about time we give you a behind-the-scenes look at our format, the included items in our gift bags, and the overall experience! Read on to the bottom of the post where we share the recipe for our Ricotta Gnocchi!

 

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Date: February 21st, 2017
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Celebrations Of Life

If you’re looking for a peaceful and private location to host a Celebration of Life or memorial, Willowdale Estate provides a variety of options. We offer both indoor and outdoor space that is bright, spacious and serene. As professional hosts and planners, we will make the planning process easy and seamless so you can spend the time you need with friends and family.

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Date: February 5th, 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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Six Savvy Appetizers

Willowdale Kitchens takes pride in presenting an exquisite culinary experience for our guests. We offer a wide variety of food for all tastes that is fresh and robust.Whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate event or cocktail party, selecting the right passed appetizers for your crowd will start the party off right.

Gourmet passed appetizers for wedding or event at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

It’s hard to have just one bite-size zucchini fritter topped with a dollop of tzatziki. This easy-to-eat hors d’oeuvre is fried to a crisp golden brown and packs a lot of flavor.

Zucchini fritter cocktail appetizers at Willowdale Estate  in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

If you’re looking for a taste of something salty and sweet, prosciutto wrapped melon with balsamic reduction is the perfect choice. Serving this appetizer with mini forks creates an easy serving experience for the guests.

Cocktail hour passed appetizer prosciutto wrapped melon with balsamic glaze and little serving forks at Willowdale Estate  in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Barbecue pulled pork biscuits topped with coleslaw is sure to please the meat lovers in the crowd and is a fun addition to any event, especially a summer outing.

Gourmet catering passed appetizers at Willowdale Estate  in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Give your guests a taste of fresh seafood from the Atlantic Coast and serve crispy mussels presented on its shell with chorizo, garlic and smoked tomato. The bright colors of the food create an eye-catching display.

mussel appetizer hors d'oeuvres

Mini buffalo chicken nuggets with creamy stilton dipping cheese is a comfort food with a little zing that is sure to please.

Buffalo chicken nugget passed hors d'oeuvres at Willowdale Estate  in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

There’s nothing like a fall inspired soup to satisfy your guests during the cooler months. Our curried cortland apple and butternut squash soup shooter is a favorite!

Gourmet squash soup shooter appetizer at Willowdale Estate  in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Have we stirred your appetite!?

Are you or someone you know engaged and interested in visiting Willowdale? Contact one of our Wedding Sales Managers at: info@willowdaleestate.com

Or if you’re planning a social celebration, company meeting or summer outing for your business? Contact our Corporate & Events Sales Manager, Noah Quist: noah@willowdaleestate.com

Photo Credits from top:

Tobin Photography

Billye Donya Photography

Lisa Rigby Photography

Studio Nouveau

Leona Campbell Photography

Zev Fisher Photography

Meghann Gregory Photography

 

Date: June 26th, 2015
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