Willowdale Estate

24 Asbury Street, Topsfield, MA 01983



About Willowdale

Our historic property defines understated elegance, an authentic country manor designed to stir imaginations and inspire conversations. Our dedicated planners, event coordinators, and renowned catering team will help you craft an unforgettable occasion, marked by impeccable hospitality and personalized service. In 2017, the team at Willowdale Estate founded Bramble Hospitality to provide even more great hospitality options to the people in and from Essex County.

Our Story

Willowdale Estate is a Craftsman and Tudor Revival Stone Mansion, commissioned in 1901-1902. Bradley Palmer spent a good deal of time deciding where to build his “modest cottage” and settled on the affluent town of Topsfield, where there was plenty of land to exercise his horses. The architect was Charles Kimball Cummings (1870-1955) who practiced architecture in Boston from 1897 to 1947 and was well known for his house designs, particularly those of substantial scale for the wealthy of that era. Palmer drew his inspiration for the house from the Mansions and Castles of Aberdeen in Scotland. He incorporated motifs from the Medieval Period into the Arts and Crafts style- creating a very eclectic home.

Group Contact

Sarah Boucher or Kelsey Correia



Whether you’re planning a wedding, company outing, holiday party, charity fundraiser, or corporate kickoff, Willowdale Estate has an all-inclusive, customizable packages that will make your next event easy to plan and impossible to forget. Our historic property in Bradley Palmer State Park stirs imaginations and inspires conversations and our planning team will help plan all of the details so you can relax and join the occasion. At Willowdale Estate, we host two different seasons. Our Tent Season from May-October is perfect for receptions between 120-240 guests, and our Mansion Season from November-April is better suited for smaller parties between 80-125 guests inside our Estate. We can also accommodate smaller groups for showers, meetings, and workshop year round.

Events Contact

Sarah Boucher or Kelsey Correia



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