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A Venue For All Seasons : Willowdale Estate


Located less then 30 miles North of Boston in Topsfield MA, within the heart of the North Shore region, Willowdale Estate is situated just above the banks of the Ipswich River surrounded by the pristine woodlands of the 720+ acres Bradley Palmer State Park. Built in 1901 and originally the summer retreat of prominent Boston businessman Mr. Bradley Palmer, the ornate fieldstone mansion and stunning grounds were lovingly restored and enhanced and Willowdale Estate reopened as a elegant event venue in 2007 through a unique public – private partnership (Historic Curatorship Program) with the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Under the leadership of Executive Director Briar Rose Forsythe and her impressive planning and production team – Willowdale Estates offers superior event services and elegant catering in a most unique setting, perfect for any season. The historic Arts and Crafts Style mansion reflects the aesthetics of the bygone era with a fusion of simplicity and nature and lovely period detailing. The grounds boast a lavish courtyard butterfly garden and a beautiful tented pavilion creating a spacious yet intimate setting for dinner and dancing for a truly romantic, elegant and timeless experience.

Planning a wedding? Join the Willowdale event team on October 10, 2012  from 5pm-8pm for their Wedding Open House and be sure to visit their signature event calendar at for more upcoming seasonal events.


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Photo credits: – Bharat Parmar Photography – Brett Alison Photography – Dani Stotzer Photography – Glenn Livermore Photography – Melissa Coe Photography – Melissa Robotti Photography – Phil Fox Photography – Robert Perchio Photography – Sarah Bastille Photography – Sound City Entertainment – Susie Hamidi Photography – Wynne Mintz Photography
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