Post # 1
I recently got engaged and i was hoping for some input! I have fallen in love with a venue just outside of Boston (in Topsfield) called the Willowdale Estate. However it’s pretty pricey and I’m worried it won’t properly fit my 125 guest inside the house (we would get married in November).
There arent too many reviews out there about the Willowdale, has anyone heard anything about the venue. Also if you’re familiar with the venue– can you recommend other venues like it?
Thanks! I hope I can finally make my decision on the site soon!!
Post # 3
Hey LydiaF – I’m not familiar with that particular venue, but I looked at a lot of venues outside of Boston. I’m using the Barn at Gibbet Hill in Groton. We also looked at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford New Husband (SUPER pricey, but BEAUTIFUL!), the Smith Barn in Peabody, the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, and a lot of places further out in western MA.
Hope any of these help you out. For us, we were really looking for something more rustic and something with more character to the venue, and were willing to spend more on the venue in order to get that feeling.
Good luck with your planning!
Post # 4
You can see how i did the ones for our son’s dinner last summer.. they came out so cute.. here they are: http://www.celebrationideasonline.com/rehearsal-dinner-invitations.html ours was very casual pizza and pasta dinner but so fun!
Post # 5
Thanks for the input! I just crunched the numbers again and I actually think that we can afford the Willowdale Estate after all!
Good luck with all your wedding planning too! Gibbett Hill is goregeous!
Post # 6
Willowdale looks beautiful! Good luck!
Post # 7
Just saw this. Not sure if it’s too late, but Willowdale is gorgeous. My friend was married there last October. Stunning venue. If you would like additional details, feel free to contact me. Here are her wedding photos:
(Darlene was awesome, btw!)