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 100% 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.
Diana Walsh · Married on 12/31/2018
The Best Choice an Engaged Couple Can Make!
My new husband and I got married at Le Chateau two weeks ago, on New Year's Eve. One of the reasons I'm sad that the wedding is over is because it means I don't get to work with the AMAZING staff at Le Chateau anymore. Every single person that works there is phenomenal. They truly go above and beyond to ensure your day is perfect. And they do not act like you are another couple that's on their schedule. You are treated with so much care and kindness; I could gush for days. And all the details, from the gorgeous venue itself (no matter the time of day or when during the year) to the food, it is all absolutely fantastic. Our guests could not stop complimenting it all, too. I could go on and on but the bottom line is: if you're an engaged couple, do yourself a favor and book Le Chateau immediately.
Caitlin · Married on 12/08/2018
When we walked into Le Château, we immediately realized that this was the place of our wedding dreams. The venue is beyond stunning and speaks for itself however, it is the staff that make it a truly incredible place. We were married last weekend and have received nonstop compliments from all of our family members and friends who attended; from the fireplaces, to the bar staff, to the outstanding and attentive service, to the management and the abundant and delicious food. Kiersten was attentive and ensured all of our needs were met on one of the most important days of our lives and it was such an unexpected surprise to work with her. We actually got to enjoy every aspect of our wedding and I don’t think that that is something many couples can say. Sarah, Debbie, Tori, and Melissa were organized, professional, flexible and communicated with us throughout this entire process. The Le Chateau team has made this a seamless effort and alleviated any worries we might have had about our wedding day. We cannot thank the Le Chateau Staff enough for all of their work and we would be so thrilled to recommend Le Chateau to anybody who is looking to have the most remarkable wedding. We had the best day of our lives and could not be happier that we chose Le Chateau as our wedding venue. Le Chateau FAR exceeded our all of our expectations in every aspect of a wedding venue.