A Monthly Newsletter 
Issue 11  
photo: bharat parmar photography 
In This Issue


The year has gotten off to a great start! So far this month we've been busy with our Annual First Day Hike, two weddings, our first group tasting of 2015, and lots of excited, newly engaged couples visiting to learn more about our venue! We were also thrilled to receive two recent wedding industry awards from WeddingWire and The Knot. There are literally hundreds of beautiful venues in the Boston area, and we are so thankful and proud to be included in the top tier of venues on these reputable sites!



In this issue we have a lot great info about events at Willowdale Estate and new content on our website. We hope you'll enjoy our first issue of the New Year and our TENTH newsletter to-date!


Sarah Boucher, Sr. Sales and Marketing Manager

WEDDING OPEN HOUSE - Sunday, February 8th from 3-6pm 


The Sales Team at Willowdale is excited to announce that our next Wedding Open House is scheduled for Sunday, February 8th from 3pm-6pm. With engagement season in full swing, this is the perfect time to visit the Estate and start thinking about your dream wedding!


Join us for an afternoon of complimentary drinks and chef-inspired hors d'oeuvres, with ample opportunity to talk with a member of our staff and discuss the details of your day! You'll also receive a complimentary Willowdale gift bag, full of great resources to get you started on all of the planning months ahead.


If you're planning for a shorter engagement, we still have some great dates for our tulip season in April and May of 2015! Our on-site Planning Team can help you make your dream wedding a Willowdale a reality without the wait.


If you'd like to attend our next Wedding Open House, please register yourself and any guests who will be joining you


Let us be the first to say "congratulations"! We can't wait to meet you and introduce you to all that Willowdale Estate has to offer!


Feature contributed by Belinda Lane, Wedding Sales Manager  

SIGNATURE EVENT SPOTLIGHT: 2015 Signature Events Calendar & Willowdale Kitchens Series   


Each year Willowdale Estate hosts a series of events that are designed to give our neighbors in the surrounding Northshore communities an opportunity to enjoy Bradley Palmer's historic 1901 Arts and Crafts style Estate! In 2015, we've separated these events into two categories: Signature Events offer free admission with registration, and our Willowdale Kitchens Series are paid events for food lovers that you can purchase tickets to.  Attending an event is a great way to become more familiar with the look and feel of the Estate if you're planning on hosting your own event in the near future, but it also gives you the opportunity to try our renowned restaurant-style catering!  


This year, our Signature Events will include several Historic House Tours held throughout the year, as well as some of our most popular themed parties such as our Bluegrass & BBQ Event in June and our black and white Halloween Gala hosted annually every October!  Our next upcoming Signature Event is a Historic House Tour taking place on Tuesday, April 21st from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Online registration will open 30 days prior to the event.


The Willowdale Kitchens Series will focus on food-inspired events, including Chef Tastings and seasonal cooking classes. These events give you a great opportunity to taste a selection of our food, learn modern cooking tips, and interact with our talented Executive Chef, Benjamin Lightbody. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, our next Willowdale Kitchens Series event will be the "Fondue Fete". This event will feature a sampling of our favorite fondue combinations throughout the estate, and will provide great music and dancing for couples, food lovers and friends! This event will take place on Thursday, February 12th from 7:30pm-10:00pm - click here to register.



If you haven't had the chance to visit Willowdale Estate yet, we encourage you to review our new 2015 Events Calendar to find a few events that interest you; I think you'll find that we offer a theme for all tastes and styles! Click here to have a 2015 Events Calendar mailed right to your door. 


We hope to see you soon! 


Feature Contributed by: Kerri Lundberg, Marketing Assistant

REAL WEDDING FEATURE: Jessica & Edward - May 31st


After the bitterly cold temperatures we've all experienced this week, there's good news on the horizon that I know will deliver a little warmth to everyone: spring is just 70 days away!


And there's no better source of spring inspiration than a May wedding here at Willowdale Estate, set amidst our gorgeous butterfly garden courtyard. Add to that a lovely bride, a charming Irish groom, their long distance romance, and a day filled with heartfelt moments, and you have just about the perfect recipe for warmth and inspiration.


Jessica and Edward's wedding took place on May 31st, 2015, and was captured beautifully by Lisa Rigby Photography and Hindsight Films. Guests were welcomed to the Estate with glasses of cucumber mint iced water, and Flowers by Petros designed an incredible ceremony arbor of pink, white and green blooms to accent the vast variety of tulips planted in our garden courtyard.


Their signature drinks for cocktail hour and reception were the Spring Fling (fresh lemon juice, gin, simple syrup, club soda, garnished with a lemon wheel) and the Wolfhound (vodka, pink grapefruit juice, garnished with a lime). After dinner, Jessica, Edward and their guests danced the night away under our Sperry Tent, accented by twinkle lighting designed and executed by Revelation Productions.


For a more intimate look at their day and how all the details came together, click here to watch Jessica and Edward's wedding video by Hindsight Films.


Feature contributed by Kaitlin Umbro, Wedding Sales Manager

WEBSITE UPDATES: Brand new pages at WillowdaleEstate.com


Last year we launched a new look for Willowdale Estate and redesigned our website to create a more beautiful and easy-to-use site for our community. This year, we are excited to announce a few new pages!


News and Recognition - http://willowdaleestate.com/about-willowdale/news-and-recognition/ 

Check out our featured news stories, awards, and appearances from local and national organizations. Read more about everything from our appearance on TLC's Four Weddings to our scene in HBO's Olive Kitteridge!


Endorsements - http://willowdaleestate.com/events/endorsements/ 

We have the privilege of hosting some wonderful businesses and non-profits. See who has been hosting events at Willowdale Estate, and what they have to say about their experience.


Newsletter Archive -  http://willowdaleestate.com/about-willowdale/newsletter/ 

This page will serve as a home for all of the older issues of the newsletter that you may have missed the first time around. If your email inbox gets too cluttered, just bookmark this page on our site and you won't miss a beat!

Feature contributed by Sarah Boucher -  Senior Sales and Marking Manager 

Sunday, February 8th - WEDDING OPEN HOUSE from 3-6pm (register here
Thursday, February 12th - FONDUE FÊTE from 7:30-10pm (tickets required)
Saturday, March 14h - SPRING TASTING MENU at 11am or 1pm (tickets required)
For more info about these events, or planning your own Willowdale Estate Event contact us: Info@WillowdaleEstate.com