Tucked away in the small town of Topsfield, MA is an enormous, elegant stone mansion. Outside, there’s a lovely courtyard, and the building is surrounded by over 700 acres of state forest. Inside, there’s a cozy library, plenty of fabulous rustic decor, large yet welcoming rooms, and the kind of interior vibes that just melt your stress away. This is Willowdale Estate, and it’s no wonder why this mansion has become known as one of New England’s most beloved wedding venues. Charming, historic, and unique, it’s the perfect space for a quintessentially New England wedding.
Of course, Willowdale Estate’s aesthetic charm is a huge part of what makes it stand out. But there’s much more to it than that. “We offer a full-service approach to weddings, so our clients have a wedding coordinator, catering, and the bar service included, along with the tables, chairs, and equipment needed for the event,” explained Sarah Boucher, the VP of Marketing & Communications. “This makes planning with Willowdale Estate a breeze – we take care of all of the setup and cleanup too!” Imagine not having to lift a finger on your wedding day. Um, yes, please!
And because you have so much already taken care of for you, you can actually focus on enjoying your time at the stunning Willowdale Estate grounds. You really get to take it all in—especially while taking photos! “There are so many beautiful backdrops, both inside and out!” Sarah shared.
It’s also super easy to get lots of variety in the vibe of your photos, without having to venture very far. There are many different rooms inside the mansion and many different outdoor areas, each with its own unique style of beauty. Even in the summertime, there’s something so nice about stepping from a grand courtyard into the warm comfort of a dimly-lit library.
There really isn’t another wedding venue in the area quite like Willowdale Estate, which gives it a little bit of extra allure. Sarah explained that while many of her couples live in New England, it’s also common for people who now live elsewhere to return to host their wedding in the area where they grew up.
If you’re reading this and thinking, “Oh my god, I need to have my wedding here,” just reach out via the venue’s website contact form! Sarah and the team can’t wait to share their love of this historic mansion with you and help you plan the most magical day.
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