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Whitby Castle is a luxurious wedding venue located in Westchester County in Rye, New York. Situated on a serene golf course, this impressive castle features a striking resemblance to the original Whitby Abbey in England. This Lessing’s Hospitality Group venue sits on 126 acres and offers both indoor and outdoor settings for your ceremony and reception. Whitby Castle prides itself on its perfectly manicured lawns, breathtaking views of the Long Island Sound, and elegant event rooms.
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Couples can accommodate up to 250 guests at this mansion-style wedding venue. Initially built in 1852, this breathtaking castle will transport couples and their guests back in time with its eye-catching decors and design. It boasts striking architectural elements and even possesses some of the original stones from its ancestor Whitby Abbey. Soon-to-be newlyweds can exchange vows beneath a simple arch in front of the castle before sipping on cocktails on the outdoor patio where gorgeous views of Milton Harbor are visible. Moving inside the castle, newlyweds can enter the grandiose ballroom for their wedding reception. The space features both traditional and contemporary decoration, adding a timeless chic ambience to the space. For more intimate gatherings, Whitby Castle can host couples in one of their other private reception rooms.
The professional and friendly staff at Whitby Castle will strive to ensure you and your loved ones are treated like royalty. An in-house event coordinator is by your side throughout the planning process, working tirelessly to take care of every detail. The on-site restaurant offers delicious catering packages for weddings and special occasions, along with comprehensive bar services. Tables, Chiavari chairs, dance floors, linens, flatware, and glassware are all included in the main package. Additionally, the venue can provide couples with a detailed list of vendor recommendations for photography, florals, and entertainment. Valet parking and wedding cakes are also managed by the company.
Couples can customize their wedding menus to suit their individual tastes and budgets. Every menu is tailored to your exact specifications, with options available for cocktail hour appetizers, a Champagne reception, and seated reception dinner. The kitchen can arrange and design exotic fruit displays, buffets with cheese and fresh vegetables, butler-passed hors d'oeuvres, and entree stations. Sample entrees include free-range chicken breast with honey-balsamic glaze, miso-glazed mahi-mahi, New York strip steaks, and Syrah-braised short ribs.
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Made Our Day Perfect
Life fairytale, and they treated us like royalty.
Magical wedding venue!
Centerpieces / Arch by Arcadia Floral
Photos by Morgan Taylor Artistry
Fairytale wedding at Whitby Castle - still on cloud 9!
From the first email contact through the end of our reception, the staff, service, and overall event coordination and flexibility was nothing short of amazing.
HUGE shout out to Niki, Ralph, and Roxy for being such superstars – wedding planning and our special day would not have been the same without you! Niki was extremely responsive, friendly, and patient in answering all our questions and so accommodating as we sorted out various details leading up to the event. Ralph was our maitre d’/main point of contact and was amazing. He helped coordinate final details, managed the timeline of events and was so accommodating with last minute changes. Finally, I don’t know what I would’ve done without my bridal attendant, Roxy. She went above and beyond to help keep me stress-free and was always available to assist with anything we needed throughout the evening.
All our guests had a fantastic time and we’ve received so many compliments on everything from the venue to the food. Again, thank you so much to the team at Whitby for making our dream wedding come true and a day we’ll never forget!
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The Whitby Castle is a beautiful location for a wedding. As a photographer, I find many lovely backdrops for stunning photographs of the bride and groom, bridal party and family shots.
We're honored to have worked successfully over the years with Lessings Hospitality at Whitby Castle, and we recommend you contact them for your event.
gorgeous, recently redone...just lovely
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