Le Chateau is a Gilded Age mansion and wedding event venue located in South Salem, New York. With breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley, terraced patios that give you access to amazing sunsets, and acres of lush gardens, this mansion serves as an unforgettable backdrop for your wedding event. With such gorgeous scenery surrounding you, you will be able to take unforgettable wedding photography that you can cherish for a lifetime. Originally commissioned by J.P. Morgan in 1907 as a gift for his pastor and friend, the Reverend William S. Rainsford, this venue has craftsmanship that would be very difficult to replicate today. There is a lot of history surrounding this space, but it has been updated with gorgeous amenities for a more modern chic; the lobby and cocktail spaces preserve this history, yet they’ve been updated for wedding guests.
Facilities and Capacity
Le Chateau offers both historical details and modern luxuries in its 25 acre estate, fully customizable to meet the specific demands of your wedding event. There is a private, lushly landscaped garden that overlooks the hills of the Hudson Valley for your wedding ceremony. Your wedding story can also unfold in the rooms that have hosted glittering celebrations since the Gilded Age. Your wedding reception can be held on the mansion lawn, where you will be able to accommodate up to 265 guests in elegant style.
Le Chateau offers wedding event packages that can cater to all style and theme preferences. These packages are also affordable and can keep you within your event budget. All wedding packages include a dedicated event coordination staff for pre-event and day-of coordination, a personal bridal attendant, access to a private bridal suite with refreshments, five-hour open bar service, and much more. Other services offered in their wedding package include:
Le Chateau offers wedding couples and their guests delicious cuisine options that can satisfy lots of tastes and food preferences. Their food packages include a selection of six butler passed hors d’oeuvres, a four course plated dinner, a champagne toast for all guests, and wine service throughout the entire eventing.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Courtney · Married on 09/23/2017
Chris and I loved that we got to start our lives together at Le Chateau. We enjoyed as close to a stress free time planning our wedding at Le Chateau as you can get. Sarah has built from the literal rubble an amazing wedding experience with a wonderful team that delivers on all the promises made at your first meeting. There was a clear wealth of experience as they guide you through the planning stages. Tori and Tamara are prompt with answering emails and must take excellent notes because, not a single detail is lost. Le Chateau looked beautiful inside and out on our wedding day. What drew us to this venue was that it was the perfect pairing of the classic grandeur of a Tudor mansion with the requisite ballroom needed for a wedding. It’s rare to find a venue that offers all of this and only has one wedding each day. We have heard nothing but great things from our guests about everything from the beauty of the wood work, to the sunset views, the excellent food and especially the high level of service.Sent on 12/23/2017
Christine · Getting married on 11/09/2019
Most perfect place to get married!
My husband and I had our wedding at Le Chateau April of 2019. We both live in New York City and after looking at many city venues, came across Le Chateau. The venue took our breath away and was absolutely perfect. Not only was the venue beautiful (grand entrance filled with votive candles and lanterns, rustic cocktail hour room, picture perfect sunset, stunning ballroom with fairytale chandeliers, spacious bridal suite), but the staff was top notch too! They accommodate your every need and truly make the wedding of your dreams stress-free. Good food was extremely important to us and the Le Chateau Chef surpassed our expectations. The passed hor d'oeuvres, stations and dinner were all incredible and we are still getting comments from our guests on how great the food was. What a stunning venue and absolutely perfect place to get married!Sent on 05/15/2019
Lauren · Married on 07/06/2019
Beautiful venue, fantastic food!
Le Chateau was everything we imagined it to be and more! We were married two weeks ago at Le Chateau and had an absolutely wonderful wedding. From the first time we visited we immediately fell in love with the view and the ballroom, but little did we know the level of professionalism in which they execute an event.Sent on 07/15/2019
My husband and I have both been to a LOT of weddings and events professionally, so we were naturally skeptics, but the staff at Le Chateau is truly outstanding. Working with everyone from Sarah to Tori to Debbie was a great experience. Sarah and Tori were always prompt to answer our MANY questions during planning and come back with solutions. Debbie in particular executed our wedding that evening flawlessly and my bridal assistant, Kirsten was fantastic. The staff even completely reset our ceremony outside last minute because we had a weather change and they wanted to make us happy.
The biggest piece I didn’t expect was how much our guests have RAVED about the food! The cocktail hour was a big hit for many reasons - people were shocked at how much food was actually passed (not just one tray that you never see again) and how amazing the food was at the stations / the creativity of them (get the seafood station, worth it). We also received a ton of compliments on the sea bass and filet entrees. Specifically the filet saying it was steakhouse quality and the best cut of meat they’ve ever had at a wedding - it was one of the few things I tried that evening and was very very pleased. My husband and I wish we could go back to Le Chateau as guests!
There’s nothing more to say other than, go book Le Chateau immediately!