March 12, 2024

Wedding Catering at Willowdale Estate

Willowdale Estate has received rave reviews for its award-winning full-service catering. Our Executive Chef leads an expert culinary team, that expresses the rich history and character of the estate through flavorful menus that highlight New England flavor. 


The wedding package at Willowdale Estate includes a complete wedding menu to fuel the celebration. Read on to learn more about the food and beverage service for wedding reception from our in-house catering team. Looking for answers to a specific question? See our Wedding Catering FAQs at the bottom of this post! 


Hors D'Oeuvres- Elevate your event with our carefully curated assortment of Hors D’oeuvres that are sure to leave a lasting impression. Whether it is pork, beef, lamb, poultry, seafood, vegetarian, or vegan, we cover all bases to help make sure your guests are satisfied. A few favorites include the Steakhouse Potato Bite, Lollipop Lamb Chop, Peking-Style Duck Confit Spring Roll, Baked Clam Chowder, Sesame Ponzu Tofu, and many more!

Display Table – Every cocktail hour includes a curated cheese and crudite station. Enjoy artisan cheeses, accouterments, cut seasonal vegetables, and an assortment of crackers with our fresh homemade dips (hummus and tzatziki) in a curated display. 


Soup or Salad - Freshen up your wedding reception with our vibrant salad options that taste as good as they look, or warm up your soul with our enticing soup options that are crafted with care to deliver comforting flavor in every spoonful. You can opt for our signature Willowdale Farm Greens, or stick to a classic Caesar to experience our delicious fresh produce. Soup options include Tomato soup, or a regional classic like New England Clam Chowder, which will leave you wanting more.  

Entrées – Like the rest of our menu, our selection of Entrées includes a variety of options for you to customize your experience. Indulge in a world of flavor by choosing to provide your guests with beef, chicken, pork or seafood option. If you have dietary restrictions, you can choose from our vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free selections, to name a few.

Dessert and Coffee – Experience the perfect ending to your event with our dessert and coffee options. Our Signature Chocolate Chip Cookies are usually the talk of the night and are sure to have you coming back for seconds. 

Add to the experience: The Willowdale Estate wedding package includes everything you need for a complete menu, but there are many ways to customize it. Consider adding Getting Ready Snacks and Sandwiches before the ceremony, add a pasta course to dinner, or plan on a fun late-night stack to end the evening. With an in-house catering team, we are focused on a wedding menu that will be memorable for all of the right reasons! 


Is catering included at Willowdale Estate

Willowdale Estate includes catering and bar services for each wedding and event. 

Is beverage service included?

Willowdale Estate is licensed to sell and serve your complete beverage package. All alcoholic beverages must be secured through a licensed distributor. 

Does Willowdale Estate allow outside catering?

If there is a special catering request outside of our expertise, we work with clients to furnish an approved alternative.

Can I bring my own food?

No, except outside cakes or specialty desserts from licensed vendors. If we cannot accommodate your religious/medical dietary needs, we will allow outside food to be brought in. If there is something special you are interested in serving at your wedding, please inquire with the Planning Team. 

Does Willowdale Estate make wedding cakes or other desserts?

Willowdale Estate offers various options for dessert but does not make wedding cakes. Wedding Cakes and/or specialty desserts must be delivered from a licensed vendor on the day of your event.

Does Willowdale Estate accommodate guests with allergies?

Yes! We are happy to provide special meals for your guests with dietary restrictions. Let your coordinator know of the specific allergy, and the Chef will plan a satisfying meal for each guest with allergies and dietary restrictions.  

Can we sample the food ahead of time?

Group tastings are scheduled throughout the year to accommodate all of our couples. The Events Team will contact you with the scheduled dates. You can expect to attend a tasting 3-6 months before your wedding.