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Christmas Wedding at Willowdale Estate

Holiday Receptions, a Christmas Wedding

Willowdale Estate, Topsfield, MA

In this blog post we’ll take a look inside the wedding venue during the Christmas season. Here you’ll see how our event rental upgrades can elevate your Christmas wedding. We’ll also let you know about special discounts Willowdale provides during this off-season.

bride standing at green doorway Willowdale Estate  Topsfield, Massachusetts

Willowdale Estate makes for the perfect setting for a Christmas Wedding. The mansion allows for events between 80 to 125 guests in the winter months from November through April. These more intimate weddings capitalize on the Arts and Crafts style and vintage details of the Tudor Mansion.

The winter season is not only beautiful and unique, it also can really help your budget. Enter the Christmas wedding!

Following Thanksgiving Willowdale decks out their venue with tasteful and festive holiday décor. From wreaths and greenery to holiday lighting, their unique touches create an experience in itself. So if you’re planning to hold your Christmas wedding at this time, you’ll benefit from all these special touches that come included with your event.

When planning for an indoor reception at Willowdale in the off-season you’ll be receiving a pretty significant discount.  And even more exciting, in the months of January through March the site rental fee is waived. If you are planning your wedding in December though and have a budget, Friday and Sunday rates can provide you with some savings. Not to mention there’s also a lower catering minimum per person in the off-season.

Enjoy the many spaces Willowdale has to offer for your Christmas Wedding.

It’s hard to resist the unique artistic character of Willowdale’s dining room. Depending on the size of your event you can host a more intimate reception or ceremony here. Otherwise larger scale events are moved into the Great room. In that case often times this is the perfect space for cocktail hours. Guests can also then flow into the library and parlor areas, making for a wonderful guest experience. The intimate cocktail bar carries that same vintage feel of the dining space. Sparrow Lane Event Rentals specializes in creating this vintage aesthertic.

Sparrow Lane Event Rentals, rentals that elevate and add classic sophistication.

Here Sparrow Lane’s Gold Rimmed Chargers, pair with our Blue Willow china to give new life to the typical winter tablescape. The winter white fur runner and trim to evoke a sense of luxury. Our Vintage Silverplate flatware and Brass Candlesticks pair well with this classic setting to add even more elegance.

Christmas wedding reception dinner table set with brass candlesticks and gold rimmed chargers in Dining Room at Willowdale Estate, Massachusetts

The Conservatory, featured below is another incredibly versatile space. This serves as the perfect dance floor and can also be used for additional reception seating. There’s even a balcony for the DJ! Ceremonies work really well in this area too if you choose to get married on site.

And there’s even more upstairs!

In the off-season you’ll have exclusive use of the mansion! This means not only the many rooms on the ground floor, but also use of the three hospitality suites for getting ready and pre-wedding photographs. With so many spaces to add your own personal style, you can create a personalized experience that truly speaks to you as a couple.

Upstairs the three suites are full of charm and perfect for a fun getting ready experience. With so much attention to detail you’ll have the perfect back drop for all your pre-wedding photos. The requisite tub photo is also an unforgettably fun shot to get.

Seasonal Design can be more traditional, or you can create a wintery palate of your very own.

The Arts and Crafts mansion dates back to 1901, weddings that play off of the vintage setting work beautifully. Remember that Christmas weddings don’t always need to bring red and green hues to the forefront. We’ve used a more understated approach to time honored traditions. To create an elevated look, focus on classic touches that may be unexpected.

Planning a seasonal signature cocktail is a great way to carry through with the Christmas festivity throughout the evening. Here the groom and bride enjoy a wintry champagne cocktail out of a Coupe.

groom and bride cheers champagne cocktail glass at wedding reception

How Sparrow Lane can help you create a Christmas wedding that is personalized to your tastes and budget.

Often couples who have their wedding reception at Willowdale are interested in upgrading some of their tabletop pieces such as glassware, flatware, china or linen. We also have wonderful lighting choices that work really well in this space.

Another way to continue the Christmas wedding feel is through winter garland on your tablescape. The wintertime presents so many unexpected options for beautiful greenery. Whether you love the cool blue hues of Blue Spruce or airy, feathery look of Princess Pine. We’d love to create a garland that speaks to your winter vision.

Take a look at our pricing and inventory here for more information on our rentals and greenery.

Or if you’d like to talk, please contact us below so we can reach out to you!

Willowdale Estate, wedding venue basics

Venue – Willowdale Estate

Address – 24 Asbury Street, Topsfield, MA 01983

Phone – (978) 887-8211

Event Rentals – Sparrow Lane

Photography – Christina Anne Photography

Hair & Makeup – Janeen Jones

Florals – O’Malleys Floral Expressions

Stationary – Fireplug Designs

Bridal Wardrobe – Bella Sera Bridal

Groom Wardrobe – Russo

Bride Model – Kimberly Howe

Groom Model – Lawrence Bradley