Bradley Palmer studied law at Harvard University Law School and became a successful lawyer in the city. As his means grew, he looked to invest in a country retreat. In 1891, Mr. Palmer began purchasing land on the North Shore for his “modest” summer home. He eventually bought the entire 721-acre Lamson family farm by 1898 to build Willow Dale. At one point, Mr. Palmer owned about 10,000 acres on the North Shore!
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“It is absolutely beautiful, but what stood out to us the most was the hands-on and professional demeanor of the staff. It was truly more amazing than anything I ever could have dreamed of. I would recommend Willowdale to everyone. The Willowdale team works tirelessly behind the scenes to perfect every detail and provide an absolutely unforgettable experience for guests.”Katy & MitchJune, 2017
“We were looking for an elegant, unique venue for our annual donor reception and Willowdale didn’t disappoint. The space was stunning, the food was delicious and beyond that, the presentation was so charming and special. The night of event staff were fantastic — no question or request went unanswered — and everyone went the extra mile to help us deliver an event to remember. From start to finish, Willowdale exceeded all of my expectations!”Elizabeth A.Associate Director, Donor Relations & Special Events, Lahey Health