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My husband and I got married 2 weeks ago at the Willowdale Estate (10/10/15). It was by far the best day of our lives. Our guests are still raving about how absolutely wonderful our wedding was. So many people have told us it was the best wedding they have ever attended and I give the credit for that to Amy Sleeper and her Willowdale team.
From the day Sean and I walked through the large Red Door at Willowdale we felt like we were at home. The venue speaks volume for itself. It is absolutely breathtaking, with its natural light, beautiful hardwood floors, warm character and charm. We fell in love instantly and knew there was no other venue that could hold a candle to it and we were correct.
From the planning all the way through the day of the wedding, we couldn't have asked for a better team. Every question we had was answered, every fear we had was taken away. We walked into our wedding day fully confident and content that we had nothing to worry about and we were correct. Amy and her team took care of everything that day, always making sure people where they needed to be, ensuring my husband and I always had a drink and that everything went off without a hitch.
Amy was a true joy to work with - her warm demeanor and calm, can do it attitude made us feel like anything was possible. I like everything a certain way and sometimes for me I have a hard time not controlling things - once we met with Amy I didn't worry - I knew she would take the lead and make the day perfect.
We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day, a more perfect place or a more perfect event team -- its truly a fairy tale venue and we feel so blessed to say we were married at the Willowdale Estate.
Sean & Ashley Parkinson 10.10.15
Willowdale is simply amazing. My now husband and I visited the estate in the dead of winter with 5 feet of snow covering all of the grounds. Even in that weather we fell in love with the venue for our wedding. We were married 2 years later, on 9/18/15. From the minute we met with the sales staff on that first visit Willowdale was nothing but perfection. Every staff member we dealt with was helpful, kind and prompt with all e-mail and phone responses. The planning was easy, the staff there is extremely knowledgeable and experienced with planning and hosting weddings. Prior to our wedding, we attended a wedding open house to meet with their primer vendors in addition to the tasting event. Both events were spectacular and far beyond what we expected for. Willowdale does everything at 100%. As far as the food, simply put, it is amazing!! Our wedding coordinator Nichole was absolutely wonderful. From our details meeting, to all the last minute e-mails the week before and of our wedding she was there for us. The day of our wedding was truly the best day of our lives because of this amazing venue. The staff was outstanding during our event and thanks to Nichole, my husband and I were able to eat of the amazing food we selected and sample all 3 of our signature drinks. It has been almost a month since our wedding, and our guests are still commenting on how amazing Willowdale is and how delicious the food was. We can't thank the staff enough for making our wedding day the best day of our lives!
Our wedding coordinator was Nicole ! She was born to do what she does!! She was so organized from start to finish and made me Feel confident in all the final details of our wedding! She was always there to Answer questions and effortlessly helped guide us through our wedding day ! I couldn't have done it without her!
Willowdale speaks for itself. It is simply a stunning venue and left our guests in awe! The food was amazing and the dance floor was a hit! Those bistro lights!! I could go on and on! Talk a bought a gem!
I can't express enough how wonderful Willowdale was from day 1 and how they helped make our wedding everything we hoped for and more. From the first day that we visited the venue, the staff was so easy to communicate with, was responsive and helpful and think of all of the details. Throughout the planning process, although we didn't receive our day-of planner until 2 months before the wedding, our emails were always answered within 24 hours and the whole staff and management made the planning process as easy and low-maintenance as possible. During the actual wedding, everything was even better than promised - the service was stellar, I never had to worry about a single detail once we arrive on site, and I felt that my family and guests were well-taken care of through the whole event. We have heard such positive responses from our guests and people really seemed to feel comfortable and have a wonderful time, which is largely due to the environment and service that Willowdale creates. I cannot recommend this venue highly enough! If my raves about the quality of service wasn't enough, then the food will sell you - we have been to a LOT of weddings and have also had the privilege of dining at some of the best restaurants in the world, and I will say that the food we had at our wedding (and the other dishes we experienced at the tasting), were some of the best we've ever had. We also really enjoyed the process of customizing the menu and felt that the dishes represented the quality and craftsmanship that Willowdale offers, with the personalized elements that were important to us. Finally, I will say that although Willowdale is on the pricier side, the value was really worth it to us, and made the whole wedding planning and wedding day as stress free as it could be. If we could do it all over again, we would in a heart beat, and just hope that some of our friends decide to get married there so we can experience it again as a guest!
Our wedding was a dream because of this venue. Upon first seeing it we were sold, and it only got better from there. The team at Willowdale is outstanding, especially our wedding coordinator Courtney. I was constantly e-mailing her with questions i would think of in the middle of the night and she would reply with calm answers and understanding and i felt so much more at ease that she was there to help me. What is wonderful about Willowdale is even if you just purchase their standard package, willowdale holds themselves to a higher standard that even their standard package is pristine and everything needs to be at their level of excellence. There were candles where i never would've thought to place candles and everything was elevated. The food was amazing and is still raved about two months after the wedding. Everyone I see cant help but rave about the wedding and i cant help but think this is mostly because of the Willowdale.
Willowdale Estate hosted our wedding in July 2015 and it is simply the most beautiful and unique venue. Nichole was assigned our wedding coordinator and she was absolutely spectacular. She is extremely organized, and on top of everything, both prior to the day and also as the day of coordinator. The food/chef is also incredible at Willowdale and our guests couldn't say enough great things about it.
Willowdale Estate is overall the perfect place to get married. Their attention to detail is amazing. My new husband and I could talk all day about how much we loved Willowdale, having our June 2015 wedding there was a dream come true. Our wedding coordinator, Amy S. really made our day truly special and was there for us throughout the planning process and throughout our entire day/night. She made our day run so smoothly, from the decor, reaching out to our vendors, and even getting us drinks when the bar was about to close. We got so many compliments about how great the food was and how elegant the estate was, which all the credit is owed to Amy and the staff at Willowdale. From the ceremony to the last song we had a blast and everything went flawlessly. At the end of the night a staff member even came up to us to congratulate us and give us ice cold water before we left. We are so happy with our decision to have our wedding at Willowdale, it lived up to its reputation for sure!
Our wedding at Willowdale was like a Fairy tale! It had been raining the entire morning up to the wedding, and we were worried that we would have to have our wedding in the tent instead of outside in the garden. Our wedding planner Courtney Hickey was very attentive and checked in with us often prior to the wedding to give us updates on the weather. At the very last hour Courtney checked in and we were able to have the entire ceremony outside with no drop of rain whatsoever!
Courtney's flexibility is truly representative of the Willowdale Estate team. From the moment we decided to book our wedding at Willowdale, the staff were dedicated to making our experience one of a kind. We appreciated their willingness to check in with us throughout our year of wedding planning. We made numerous visits to Willowdale prior to the event for their Wedding showcases, and for the menu tasting day(which was an awesome experience). We chose several vendors including the DJ, Photographer, and Officiant based off of Willowdale's preferred vendors suggestions- very helpful. Our vendors turned out to be amazing, and that was in big thanks to Willowdale.
Our overall experience the day of the Wedding was relaxing and organized. Courtney was on point, making sure that we stayed within time during the ceremony, during the Bridal party Introductions, and throughout the evening with the Cake cutting and dances. The food and drink service at Willowdale was top notch- the staff and bartenders were very professional and accommodating to our guests which we truly appreciated.
If we could have our wedding at Willowdale all over again we would! In a heartbeat.
My husband would probably tell you we chose to have our wedding at Willowdale because they make the world's best chocolate chip cookies. They do in fact, but we also chose Willowdale because it looks like something right out of a storybook. We knew it was a beautiful venue when we booked it, but we were not prepared for how stunning the venue would look all set up on our wedding day. The bistro lights, the candles everywhere, the way they set up the flowers, the way the food was presented, little signs and special touches everywhere - it truly took my breath away. They display everything like it is right off of Pinterest - these people are seriously talented. Everything looked AMAZING. And the food!! The food is spectacular - more like something you would get at an upscale restaurant than a typical wedding venue. People are still raving about it and our wedding was 4 months ago. As hard as it is to top the breathtaking beauty of this venue, the staff at Willowdale is even more impressive. From day one, we were in good hands. The team at Willowdale is super responsive and make planning a wedding as easy as it can be. We can't believe how stress free the entire experience was. But the true shining star of this experience was our wedding coordinator, Nichole, who went above and beyond in making our wedding day the best day of our lives. She helped us plan and coordinate details we hadn't thought of, truly listened to us, calmed our concerns, and had so many great ideas. She handled all of the details of the day (juggling all of those vendors can't be easy), brought us food and drinks all night (I can't tell you how many couples tell me that they never got to try the food at their wedding - we tried it all - and got a box of desserts to go), if there were any issues, we never knew about them. Nichole made our day truly perfect and we will be forever grateful. If you want to have a perfect, stress free, wonderful wedding day, I cannot recommend Willowdale enough.
I am writing this as the Mother Of The Bride. 2 words to capture the evening wedding at Willowdale Estate might be enchanted and magical. It was a beautful venue with very professional staff. Nicole the Event Manager was a pleasure to work with. On the day and evening of the wedding she was totally knowlegable, organized and extremely calm. She oversaw all aspects of the event in a very confident manner without being intrusive. I have only wonderful things to say about our experience and the wedding at Willowdale!
Our experience at The Willowdale Estate was nothing short of spectacular. We had our ceremony and reception at the estate and everything was beyond perfect. The photographs of Willowdale don’t do it justice- the grounds and mansion are gorgeous and immaculately maintained. From when we booked the venue to the night of the wedding everyone at Willowdale was extremely responsive (often got back to emails within minutes!) and helpful. Our whole wedding was incredible from start to finish! I can’t tell you how many compliments we got on the food, service, setting and ambiance. We had multiple people tell us our wedding was “the best wedding ever!”
A special shout out to our outstanding wedding coordinator, Monique! Monique and her assistant, Kelly, played a huge role in how successful the evening was. They were attentive and professional. I give them major kudos for being able to wrangle up my “energetic” bridal party of 18! Monique is knowledgeable, friendly and incredibly organized. She made my planning process stress-free and enjoyable- and how many brides can say that?!
I highly recommend The Willowdale Estate! Book early and extend your reception by an hour- you won’t want to leave!
Emily and Andrew - you were both such a pleasure to work with and your wedding was amazing! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to help you host a memorable day with your family and friends. We wish you a lifetime of happiness and please come visit us when you are in the area!
We were immediately impressed the minute we walked through Willowdale Estate. First, my husband had made an appointment to tour the premises (unbeknownst to me, before we were engaged!) after our engagement. We both loved the combination of traditional, rustic and arts and crafts style throughout the grounds. I am in the design field, and loved all the coffered ceilings, intricate woodworking and beautiful stone exterior. After our tour we took three days to decide this was the place to have our wedding; this is also the only venue we toured, we were in love with everything there is to offer! We had an amazing experience with Kaitlyn (whom we booked the venue with) and Nichole (or wedding coordinator); we could not be happier to have meet two of the most wonderful women to guide us through planning our special day. Nichole was incredible throughout every step of the way, she scanned through my planning book with me and helped us coordinate special dietary restrictions that needed to be addressed. We had guests and family with gluten allergies, as well as severe nut allergies, and Nichole and the Willowdale Kitchen staff were perfectly on point and accommodating to all of our needs. Bonus of booking with Willowdale, you receive delicious cookies from the Willowdale Kitchen (all of which we devoured!). There are so many wonderful things that we can say about Willowdale, we loved every minute of our planning and wedding day. We loved Willowdale, and would do everything all over, exactly the same! :)
Hi Steffanie (and Rick)!,
We loved every minute of sharing this experience with you, and wanted to thank you for leaving such a heart felt review! Your wedding day was filled with so many beautiful moments, from the loving ceremony to the energetic party later on! We wish you the very best and please come visit us again soon!
Nichole, Kaitlin and the entire Willowdale Team
I cannot recommend Willowdale enough! My wedding went off without a hitch!
The staff is amazing--super responsive, helped us with any issues that arose with outside vendors, and made sure that the day of was nothing but perfect!
The venue itself is beautiful, and did not disappoint on our wedding day! Decorating was so easy because the mansion itself is already so perfect!
The food was AMAZING! All of our guests cleaned their plates and raved about the meals and the cookies!
If you are looking for a BEAUTIFUL, LOW SRESS, PERFECT wedding, Willowdale is your place!
Where to begin! My fiance and I checked out 6 venues prior to Willowdale and were 'kind-of' sold on one of them before our drive upto Willowdale Estate! Upon seeing the Estate we knew it was our place... once inside and meeting the AMAZING staff, we were 100% sold. Having our wedding at Willowdale Estate was the best decision we made - the grounds are absolutely stunning, the interior has so much character, the food is to die for and the staff is unbelievable...hard not to chose it! We had our wedding in late April and worked with Monique Jeffrey. From start to finish Monique was amazing. We didn't have to worry about one thing on our wedding day thanks to her. She worked so hard behind the scenes to make sure it went off without a hitch and we can't thank her enough for that. It's been a month and our guests still can't stop talking about the venue and food! If you haven't checked out Willowdale yet, go!! You'll fall in love. THANKS Monique!
The moment we drove up to Willowdale, we were captivated by its beauty. It is a gorgeous, well-maintained venue with friendly, hard-working staff, and delicious food. We had our ceremony and reception at Willowdale. It was truly amazing. Our wedding planner, Nichole, was caring, kind, attentive, organized, and detail-oriented. She is a true professional. Our wedding day was effortless because of her and the Willowdale team. We wish we could do it again and we plan on attending other events at Willowdale so that we can hold on to the incredible memories.
My wedding at Willowdale was spectacular. Leading up to our wedding, our coordinator Nichole was the ultimate professional. Whenever I had a question, she gave me thoughtful advice and support. On the day of my wedding, she made sure that everything went off without a hitch! The food was amazing and the staff were wonderful. I highly recommend the late night chocolate chip cookies for guests at the end of the evening - our guests are still talking about them! Willowdale was a beautiful, romantic location for our ceremony and reception. I wish I could do it all over again. I highly recommend having your wedding at Willowdale!