Located just 30 miles north of Boston, Willowdale Estate is a historic wedding venue in Topsfield MA, known for its stone mansion and beautiful adjoining courtyard and gardens leading out to a large white tent. Surrounded by 720 acres of forest in the Bradley Palmer Park, there is a sense of complete privacy  

Take a virtual tour of Willowdale here. 

Event Space: 

The Mansion: 

The design of this Craftsman and Tudor Revival stone mansion was inspired by estates and castles found in Aberdeen in Scotland. The stunning custom interior includes a grand ballroom with exposed wood beams with a large stone carved fireplace, a library with built-in bookcases, as well as an airy conservatory with panoramic views of the surrounding state park. The Mansion can accommodate parties of up to 125 guests, and is available from May to October. 

The Reception Tent:

For memorable garden receptions look no further than the tent at Willowdale Estate. Overlooking lush gardens, hanging purple wisteria and a beautiful walkway leading to the outdoor terrace that illuminates under bistro style lighting, the tent serves as the ultimate outdoor reception space. The large white tent accommodates parties of 140-240 guests and is available May through October. 

Catering: Willowdale Estate provides their own inhouse catering service, specializing in cooking up delectable bites using the freshest locally sourced ingredients. View their menu options here

Investment: Willowdale’s event calendar is unique in that it is split into two unique seasons… the tent season and the mansion season.

Because of the two distinct seasons, the investment varies slightly depending on the timing of your event and your requirements. 

For the Tent Season (May-Oct) you can expect to make investments in these ranges: 

Venue: $5,000-$12,000 

Ceremony: $2,000

Guest count minimum: 120-170

Catering: $148/pp

Hosted bar range: $25-$62/pp

For the Mansion Season (Nov- Apr) you can expect to make investments in these ranges:

Venue: $1,000-$6,500 

Ceremony: $1,500

Guest count minimum: 80-100

Catering: $138/pp

Hosted bar range: $25-$62/pp

Look through Willowdales wedding collections and various customization options here.

Things to know:

  • A parking attendant is provided for up to 65 parking spaces during the tent season and at least 50 spaces in mansion season – Clients are required to provide a shuttle in the tent season and for over 100 guests in the mansion season. 
  • Event planning is included in the site fee.
  • Cake cutting and desert is included in the catering fee.

Contact Information:

Located in: Bradley Palmer State Park

Address: 24 Asbury St, Topsfield, MA 01983

Phone(978) 887-8211



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