Willowdale Estate Wedding
The Willowdale Estate wedding venue is a stunning location for couples who want to get married in the country. Located inin Topsfield, MA, it offers a variety of locations in one space, which makes this place very convenient. You can get married on site with gorgeous views outside, have cocktail hour and dinner inside or outside by their fire pit, dance the night away at their outdoor tent and even hold your ceremony on the lawn if you want!
The mansion grounds host only one wedding per day, meaning the entire mansion staff are dedicated to you. With lush grounds and modern amenities, Willowdale Estate has all of the qualities to make your special day truly unforgettable.
Willowdale Estate is located in 24 Asbury Street, Topsfield, Massachusetts 01983 by the Willowdale State Forest and services the Boston area.
Features of Willowdale Estate
Willowdale Estate is a lovely venue that is nestled in the picturesque Bradley Palmer Park, which will surely impress with its location and services. It provides for an elaborate mansion wedding that is perfect for a vintage affair.
The inspiration for the architecture of this land was drawn from the estates and castles of Aberdeen in Scotland. It is a gorgeous Craftsman and Tudor Revival Mansion with a stunning early 20th century hearty stone exterior, red slate roof, and original leaded stained glass windows.
Most of my couples have hosted their outdoor wedding ceremony in the butterfly garden (no actual butterflies, though) and then their cocktail hour in or hold an airy white tent reception during the summer and around the mansion with the reception in the Sperry tent.
Whether it’s the lush ground or the timelessly elegant architecture, the estate creates an opulent vintage atmosphere that you and your guests surely won’t forget!
Choose the Perfect Season
Willowdale Estate is a wedding venue that offers year-round weddings with full service catering, staff, and equipment for all events. This venue offers weddings within two wedding seasons: And outdoor Tent Season and an indoor Mansion Season.
This is offered from May to October as an outdoor affair in the mansion grounds. In this season they can accommodate around 125 to 250 guests.
Outdoor locations include the lawn and patio, with or without a tent.
This is offered from November to April for intimate indoor events with great architecture, high ceilings, and wood finishing for your backdrop. This is perfect for wedding with only around 80 to 125 guests.
You can browse more details on seasonal fees on their website.
No matter the season, I’ll absolutely ask you and your newly wed wife/husband to sneak outside with me to take some night portraits on the grounds. I love when the skies flood a dark blue. It’s especially pretty with the strung lights that the Estate has year round!
Wedding Ceremony Venue
One of the best things about Willowdale Estate is that they can accommodate a variety of ceremony types.
You can contact them for Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Second Wedding , as well as Vow Renewal Ceremony.
The venue can handle different ceremony types with no problem, and that’s not all. The staff is sure to make your day the best it could possibly be!
The rental fee of the venue ranges from $1,500 to $8,000 depending on what you want and how big your event is. There’s also a food & beverage minimum applied to all events at this facility.
The venue allows you to have a total of five hours event time, including two hours for set up and one hour for clean up. The fee is $750 per event time period (which includes the ceremony). However, additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $1,000/hr.
Site fees are waived during the months of January to March, and you can inquire with the venue for more details.
Venue Service Offerings
Willowdale Estate offers all-inclusive packages. As they are adept in hosting events, they can provide wedding planning services and a day-of coordinator, but can also accommodate outside vendors. They can provide venue clean up and set up. What’s also nice about the venue is that they are a pet-friendly atmosphere!
In-house Catering Services
All the food and beverage can be handles by the venue since they have in-house catering and an in-house bar. Upon your request, they can provide tastings.
An arrival beverage can be served upon arrival of your guests, as well as cheese and crudite and hors d’oeuvres. You can also opt for a salad course and a main plated entree. Included in their catering packages is dessert and cake, but they also welcome outside cake.
They can provide stations to serve food as well as servers.
They have a designated reception area and can provide wireless internet for you and your guests.
The venue provides several options for your ceremony area, including a covered outdoors space with lighting and an indoor event space, as well as a dance floor.
There are also dressing rooms, specifically a complimentary bridal suite, and a groom’s dressing area.
They have a large parking lot to accommodate your guests, and facilities that make the estate handicap accessible.
Willowdale Estate provides security during your event and covers a liability insurance.
Votive candles, as well as champagne toast can be accommodated by the venue. They can provide a piano for use of entertainers at your event.
There are full kitchen facilities that will cater to your cuisine needs. Linens, silverware, and glassware are provided for dining, as well as tables and chairs.
Since the venue provide in-house catering, all food and beverage, including alcohol, must be handled by venue. They have a food and beverage minimum that clients must meet.
For preservation of the property, all decorations must be approved. They also do not allow throwing of rice, birdseed, confetti, and other things used for tossing.
Amplified music is allowed both indoors and outdoor, but the music must end by 11:00 PM.
The venue provides parking attendants for up to 65 parking spaced during tent season and at least 50 during mansion season. However, they require that clients are to provide a shuttle during tent season, as well as during mansion season when there are over 200 guests.
If you are looking for a wedding venue with an authentic country feel, Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA is the perfect place. With its stunning landscape and various locations to choose from, it has everything needed to make your big day memorable.
There are so many things that can go wrong on wedding day-a flaky bridesmaid, uncooperative guests, or even weather problems-but with Willowdale Estate you have nothing to worry about!
They will work closely with you from start to finish making sure everything goes smoothly and is as memorable as it should be for such an important occasion.
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