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The North Shore’s favorite place to gather for both public and private events. Our historic property in Bradley Palmer State Park stirs imaginations and inspires conversations. Our dedicated planning team eases your workload and helps you craft the perfect outing. Our coordination team and catering staff will execute your plan with grace, leaving you free to enjoy the party and mix with your guests.

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Public Events

Every year Willowdale Estate hosts a series of public events to share our unique space with our friends, neighbors and clients. Please join us as we open our doors to the public. Events are separated into three categories: Historic Tours, Signature Events, and Willowdale Kitchens.

Our Next Event: Red Door Supper Club!

Corporate Events

Whether you’re planning a company outing, holiday party, charity fundraiser, or corporate kickoff, Willowdale Estate has an all-inclusive, customizable package that will make your next event easy to plan and impossible to forget.

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Your once-in-a-lifetime celebration deserves a one-of-a-kind setting. Whether you’re planning a wedding, bridal shower, anniversary, birthday party or holiday celebration, Willowdale combines classical elegance with the warmth of a personal touch guaranteed to make your day truly special.

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Holiday Parties

Our festive holiday wreaths line our long driveway, oversized wreaths adorn our historic windows and doors, and white Christmas lights on outdoor and courtyard trees. Greenery and neutral decorations fill the banisters, mantles and shelves in the house so you won’t have to spend your precious time and money on decorations!

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Prom & Formal

As a historic 1902 Arts and Crafts style mansion surrounded by the Bradley Palmer State Park and built on the banks of the Ipswich River, Willowdale Estate has been producing and hosting stunning proms and formal events since 2007.

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Celebration of life & Memorials

Willowdale offers serene and historical reception spaces for memorials, celebration of life and bereavement events. Built in 1902 as a pastoral summer retreat, our lovingly restored fieldstone mansion combines classical elegance with inviting warmth.

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Event Pricing

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