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Le Chateau

South Salem, NY View map Visit website
2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
69 reviews
$20k - $28k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$20k - $28k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Le Chateau is a historic wedding venue located in South Salem, New York. This grand and elegant mansion is a breathtaking setting for couples to host the wedding of their dreams. This hilltop estate boasts scenic views of the Hudson Valley, the natural beauty of its lush gardens, and sunny patios. Throughout the property, hand-crafted panels of American chestnut, oak, and cherry, exposed beams, and distinguished staircases create an atmosphere of elegance and grandeur. Every detail of this stunning property has been designed to inspire awe and wonder, providing a memorable backdrop for a fairytale event.

Facilities and Capacity

Le Chateau is a romantic, picturesque destination for couples to gather with loved ones to celebrate their commitment to one another. The estate can accommodate up to 265 guests for your ceremony and reception. The entire 25-acre estate is yours for the duration of your event, as the dedicated team is committed to hosting one wedding per day. Couples are invited to begin their festivities in the luxury of the property’s get-ready suites. Here, soon-to-be-newlyweds can prepare for the celebration ahead in luxury, comfort, and style. For an outdoor ceremony, the lush, manicured gardens with eye-catching arbors allow couples to exchange vows set to the backdrop of the Hudson Valley hills. A sophisticated cocktail reception can be held in the Pierpoint Room before an elegant reception dinner in the grand ballroom.

Services Offered

The dedicated team at Le Chateau offers a wide range of services to couples as they celebrate life’s milestones with their loved ones. Guests are welcome to host a number of events here, including engagement parties and wedding showers. The venue’s event planner will be honored to assist you in creating a unique wedding to reflect your one-of-a-kind love story. Throughout every stage of preparation, you will receive assistance and guidance to ensure a stress-free planning process. The venue’s team can provide set-up and clean-up services, allowing you to fully relax and enjoy your day without worrying about the smaller details. The in-house culinary team of professional chefs will work with you to create a delicious menu for your celebration. These handcrafted appetizers, entrées, and desserts will then be presented by friendly servers throughout your event. Throughout your event, a bridal attendant will be provided to you, leaving you to unwind and celebrate with your loved ones.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Garden
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
December
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    Carolyn L. Married on 12/30/2022
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    Premium wedding venue that values a luxurious, no detail missed experience.

    The first word that comes to mind is EXCEPTIONAL. We were the last wedding of the 2022 season, and we went out with quite the bang! From the start we were taken care of by Sarah, who graciously answered each and every question we had when we were looking to book at Le Chateau as our venue. This was one of the first vendor visits we had, so she was so kind and insightful in making sure we were asking the right questions during tours - testing out the seating, and giving us great advice for hosting a winter wedding (ie, are there generators in case power were to go out, is there a complimentary coat-check, what is the snow plan, etc).

    We were swooned from the start with the beautiful cozy atmosphere of this historic property. The cocktail hour is in the main part of the mansion, and during the month of December is decked out with greenery, candles, and actual roaring fireplaces. It's unreal.

    Tori was assigned as our day-of event coordinator, and she was such a pleasure to work with from the start - she treated you like a long-time friend, and always looked out for our best interest! Tori was super responsive to emails and helped us with any detail leading up to the wedding. She gave insightful recommendations on how many tables would be best for our guest count, where our personal photo backdrop would best look, and even personally set up the ornament escort card table for us.

    We had our tasting in April - and it was set up like a wedding where future brides/grooms came to party, try out stations and meet with a handful of recommended vendors (florists, musicians, etc). There was not one thing we ate that we didn't love. All of the food was extraordinary. There was one station we would have never considered having at our wedding until we tried it at the tasting - the China Town Station. We decided to add that at the last minute, and I'm telling you - people are STILL raving about it.

    On the day of the wedding, we had the ceremony at a church with a break in time between the start of reception. When we were done with pictures at the church, we had a shuttle for the bridal party and family to all go to Le Chateau. As we took bride and groom portraits on the property at sunset, our bridal party went upstairs to relax in the multiple groom, family, and bridal rooms available. The rooms were stocked with light refreshments, water, and champagne - plenty to keep our families comfortable. They even brought up pitchers of hot coffee for our family who needed an extra little boost. Everyone appreciated this moment to relax before the big reception.

    Kristene was our Maitre'D, and she knocked it out of the park! Everything was impeccably organized and no detail went unnoticed. On drop-off two days before the wedding, she made an inventory of every item brought in, where it should go, and how it should look. She and her team also quickly packed up all of those items, and packed them into my car for me.

    Ryli was our bridal attendant - and when I originally didn't know what a bridal attendant did, the answer is literally EVERYTHING. Ryli is the only reason we ate anything at cocktail hour, and even bustled my dress for me. She also boxed up any part of our dinner we were unable to finish. She is the epitome of a rockstar. Anywhere I turned, she was helping me with my train, making sure I was where I needed to be for the photographer, bringing me drinks, and even made a smorgasbord of all the stations and passed apps so we could try them. I don't know what we would have done without her, but we are so ever grateful.

    The food was so good that it made me wish I could just eat there all of the time (please open back the restaurant!!). The cocktail stations were flowing with food, and everyone couldn't get enough of that and the passed apps. (The mini tacos with the marg shooters were ADORABLE). Dinner was amazing - we had the pumpkin ravioli, trevisano salad, and an option of the 24-hour short rib, faroe salmon or eggplant. The 24-hour short rib was the best thing I've ever eaten - you didn't even need to use a knife, it fell apart on its own. Our DiMare cake was delicious, as was our Viennese station. I am praying we have friends that have an event there just so we can eat here again.

    The waitstaff, bartenders and cooks overall were simply phenomenal. At no point did any guest feel like they needed anything - the waitstaff were so proactive, that if they saw someone with an almost finished glass, they were on it to replace/refill before it was even asked.

    We had many people say this was the best wedding they have ever been to and that we set the bar high - and trust me when I say these are some people who are exceptionally hard to impress. Le Chateau is a premium wedding venue that values a luxurious, no detail missed experience. Trust the process, and totally trust their recommended vendor list - everyone was WONDERFUL. We wouldn't have wanted to change one thing.
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    Marianne P. Married on 11/04/2022
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    Everything was perfect!

    When you are planning your wedding you always hear “something will go wrong, don’t sweat the small stuff, at the end of the day it doesn’t matter because you are married.” We felt this was good advice, so we went into our day with that mindset just expecting there to be some small things that we couldn’t predict go wrong, but that just wasn’t the case with Le Chateau. The day was PERFECT from start to finish.

    We had our wedding at Le Chateau this past November, and we can't say enough good things about our whole experience. When we first saw Le Chateau in person, it was a cold rainy day and as we pulled into the driveway it started snowing. Sarah told us this was the best weather for touring venues because you get to see the worst case scenario, and we fell in love with the venue in "worst case scenario" conditions. The venue speaks for itself, Le Chateau is a stunning location all around. We were unbelievably lucky that our wedding was 70 degrees and sunny in November and were able to use the garden for our ceremony, take beautiful photos all around the property and get sunset photos, but after seeing it in the snow we knew that we would have also been 100% content with a cold rainy day for our wedding because Le Chateau has such warm atmosphere.

    When it came to the planning process, of all the venues we looked at, we felt that Sarah was the most thorough when going over what was included with Le Chateau's package. We were given prices after tax & service charge instead of X amount ++ like every other place does to make the cost seem lower. Tori and Sarah were both quick to respond to all of our questions and were more than accommodating with everything we wanted for our day! Our wedding day details meeting a couple of months before our wedding completely put us at ease, they were prepared for anything we wanted for our wedding and were happy to work with us to make our vision a reality.

    Debbie, the maitre d, was fantastic. We were taking photos after we did a first look and family portraits and when we were done and relaxing before the ceremony I realized we never did a rehearsal and panicked momentarily when the whole bridal party was like “we did do a rehearsal! Debbie took us and had us do a run through while you guys took your pictures!” And it went so smoothly, everyone knew exactly when to walk down the aisle and where to stand. It was perfect!

    Riley was our bridal attendant, and she was so sweet and so helpful and was with us until we left the venue for the night. She was there throughout photos to help carry the train of my dress and flowers and she ran between photos to get us water. She had a full tray of passed hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour that she followed us with as we talked with guests, and she made us two large plates of all the cocktail hour food and had it in the bridal suite for us to eat before our grand entrance. She was awesome!

    All of the staff at Le Chateau are next level, seriously. Everyone we spoke to was so wonderful! We wanted to take a cute/funny photo at the bar and the bartenders who were setting things up made the bar look nice and whipped us up quick drinks so we’d have them for the pictures. The servers were all amazing. Our family and friends have been nonstop talking about our wedding and how impressed they were with the staff, the venue and the food!

    If we could do it all again, we would in a heart beat! We can't thank everyone at Le Chateau enough for making our day perfect!
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    Bonnie C. Married on 10/21/2022
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    Exceptional

    The team at Le Chateau is truly exceptional and the venue is absolutely magical. From the moment we toured the space until the last guest left the dance floor, the experience was beyond our wildest expectations. The menu options accommodate all tastes and the chef deserves a Michelin star. The outdoor garden is a lovely backdrop for the wedding ceremony and the ballroom is an exquisite backup if there is weather. The bridal party took advantage of beautiful upstairs space for hair/makeup and the family room and groom room are wonderful areas to catch your breath. Our daughter and her groom did their first look in a private garden and pictures with an October sunset in the background were breathtaking. The staff's attention to detail ensured that we did not need to worry about a thing. So many of the guests remarked it was the best wedding they had ever attended. Sarah Schiller, Sales Director at Le Chateau, is a wedding whisperer. She is calm and joyful and the perfect face for the venue. No request was too big, no question too small. The staff, from the bartenders to the servers to the administrative staff to the bridal attendant.....all provide the highest quality services and they love what they do. The whole experience felt like a warm, beautiful hug.
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1410 Old Post Road (Route 35), 06468 South Salem, 10590
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Le Chateau frequently asked questions

Le Chateau includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Le Chateau includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at Le Chateau includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
The space offered by Le Chateau for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
Le Chateau offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Le Chateau offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
Le Chateau offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Wifi
Le Chateau offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Le Chateau is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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