Briar established Bramble Hospitality in 2017 with a dedication to great food, beautiful surroundings, and exceptional service. For over a decade Briar has been operating the award-winning Willowdale Estate, one of the most sought-after wedding and events venues in the area. In 2019 Bramble Hospitality introduced a second property, Briar Barn Inn.
After college, Briar began her career in hospitality as she joined the opening team for The Mary Prentiss Inn, a bed and breakfast in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Here, Briar learned the importance of establishing a personal relationship with guests and developed a knack for making each guest’s stay unique. Briar went on to play a crucial role in her family’s next venture, The Kendall Hotel in Kendall Square. At the Kendall Hotel she led the restaurant operations, including building a team of well-rounded and successful employees.
Briar’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to open a hospitality-driven event and wedding destination, Willowdale Estate. While growing her first business, Briar was dreaming of opening a full-service restaurant, inn and spa, all while maintaining premier hospitality at the heart of the business. Briar’s vision became a reality with the opening of Briar Barn Inn in 2019.
In our first year, Briar Barn Inn has been recognized as the 2019 Editor’s Choice for Brunch in Northshore Magazine, has been honored by the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau with the 2019 New Member Award, and Briar was selected to participate on the panel at the “14th Annual Million Dollar Womens Symposium”. If you see Briar at our Inn, Restaurant or Spa say hello!