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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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
Ozer Baysal · Getting married on 10/27/2019
Flawless & Delighting Experience
We had our daughter’s wedding at Le Chateau. We were delighted with the venue, the surroundings and of course, the attentive staff as well as management. We would strongly recommend Le Chateau for your events.Sent on 10/04/2019
Meaghan · Married on 08/17/2019
Le Chateau - a perfect choice for your wedding!
My husband and I celebrated our wedding at Le Chateau on 8.17.19 - Almost 6 weeks later and we still can't stop thinking about the most wonderful day of our lives.Sent on 09/30/2019
From the beginning, the staff at Le Chateau reassured us that everything would be amazing, and they were right. The food was absolutely delicious, the venue beautiful and elegant, the service incredible and our guests are still raving about the day which means the world to us.
As a nervous bride, I had a lot of questions and a lot of indecision. Sarah, Tori, Debbie and team were there along the way to answer any questions (with a smile!) and were extremely patient and accommodating and such a pleasure to work with. Even when my parents wanted to schedule a few extra conversations, Sarah went above and beyond to make all of us feel assured and excited. She is just fabulous and we can't thank her enough for her honesty, patience, support and all around lovely demeanor!
Tori was super organized and handled all the vendor details. Her communication was excellent and made us feel at ease. Day-of, Debbie ran a tight-ship and ensured everything came together and nothing was forgotten! I have to mention our bridal attendant Kirsten - she was at my side for anything I needed! Hair falling out of place? Kirsten fixed it. Another glass of water? Kirsten had two. Extra appetizer? Kirsten made the offer before we could even ask. She was anticipatory, helpful, friendly and all around phenomenal!
We are so thankful we chose Le Chateau - not only is it stunning and unique, but the experience - both in the planning phase and day-of - for brides, grooms, their families and guests will be exquisite and unforgettable! Thank you LC team for the best day of our lives.