Whitby Castle

330 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580 Map · Phone number
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About Whitby Castle

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 themselves on their perfectly manicured lawns, breathtaking views of the Long Island Sound, and elegant event rooms.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can accommodate up to 250 guests at this mansion-style wedding venue. Built in 1852, this breathtaking castle will make you and your guests feel as if you were transported back in time. It boasts striking architectural elements and some of the original stones from Whitby Abbey. You can exchange your vows underneath a simple arch in front of the castle, and then sip on cocktails on the outdoor patio, which offers gorgeous views of Milton Harbor. Inside the castle, there is a grandiose ballroom for receptions, which features both classic and contemporary decor. For more intimate gatherings, Whitby Castle offers the choice between two, private reception rooms.

Services Offered

The professional and friendly staff at Whitby Castle will ensure you and your loved ones are treated like royalty. They’ll be by your side during your entire planning process, making sure every detail is taken care of. Their on-site restaurant offers delicious catering options for you and your guests, as well as full bar services. They also have an extensive list of preferred vendors you may choose from, who will ensure your day flows smoothly from start to finish. Their services include, but are not limited to:

  • Barware
  • Bridal suite and groom’s room
  • Chiavari chairs
  • China
  • Dance floor
  • Event rentals
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Valet
  • Wedding cake

Cuisine

Couples can choose from multiple wedding packages, based on their individual tastes, preferences, and budget. Packages include options such as a cocktail hour; a champagne and bellini greeting; a main reception table with an exotic fruit display, cheese, and fresh vegetables; butler-style hot and cold hors d’oeuvres; stations; and a sit-down dinner. Sample entrees include:

  • Free-range chicken breast, honey-balsamic glaze
  • Miso-glazed mahi mahi
  • New York strip steak, bordelaise sauce
  • Syrah-braised short ribs
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90 Reviews for Whitby Castle

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Ali · Getting married on 11/21/2020

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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    A dream come true

    All of our dreams for what a wedding could be came true at Whitby Castle. The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous. I mean, look at a picture! It's incredible. But the real value of this place as a wedding venue is the staff. We worked with them for almost 16 months (because I knew I wanted to celebrate our wedding here from before I was engaged!) They always responded immediately to our emails, whether they were really critical parts of the day like menu choices or just some minor questions, like what the table dimensions were. They always, always took the time to listen to what we wanted or what we were hoping for during our big day. When it got closer, we figured out the timeline for the day and they worked so well with us in figuring out how to mesh timelines between the other vendors too, like the DJ and photographers. But all of that could not prepare me and my expectations for day of the wedding. It went so, so smoothly. Ralph was there every step of the way, as was Rosa and the other wonderful staff members. They both helped us and took care of our guests so, so well. Brides and grooms typically don't get to eat too much what with walking around and dancing and such, but they made sure we had all the staples during cocktail hour in between pictures and gave us an assortment of everything during dessert! The whole staff is phenomenal really -- my guests said they never felt they were forgotten, and that the food was delicious!! After the party ended the staff had everything packed so carefully. I can't thank them all enough really. I already miss the venue, and can't wait to go back for dinner when the restaurant opens up again in the spring. Thank you for everything, Whitby Castle!

    Sent on 12/18/2019
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    Monica Schwartzman · Married on 01/11/2020

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    Stunning Venue, Exceptional Staff

    What a perfect place to get married.  Whitby is truly a beautiful wedding venue - the castle is so special and unique.  
    In addition to the beautiful setting, the team at Whitby running and organizing our wedding was spectacular.  They really went above and beyond.  

    Ralph, Will, Rosa and the rest of the team at Whitby are such a pleasure to work with.  They are so friendly and extremely organized - from planning every detail in the weeks leading up to our wedding to the wedding itself, everything ran so smoothly.  We had a few unique requests in terms of the schedule of the wedding/reception and the team at Whitby was so accommodating and flexible.  

    The night of the wedding felt so easy - Ralph did a great job ensuring everything ran on time and smoothly.  It felt like no detail was overlooked - on day of the wedding the team at Whitby handed me a plate of all the appetizers so that i was able to eat without having to think about it which was such a little detail but made a huge difference.  The team at Whitby does such a great job orchestrating the event - I was able to enjoy my evening and have a blast without having to worry or even think about about any of the logistics of the night.

    We can't recommend Whitby highly enough!

    Sent on 01/14/2020

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Whitby Castle Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$14,326 - $18,661
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Cake
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

Whitby Castle FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 1500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1200
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
    Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
  • What event services do you offer?
    Cake
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access

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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Deborah K. O'Brien Photographer
    Deborah K. O'Brien Photographer Wedding Photographers

    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.

  • H&H Photographers
    H&H Photographers Wedding Photographers

    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.

  • DelConte Photography/Day for Night Productions
    DelConte Photography/Day for Night Productions Wedding Photographers

    gorgeous, recently redone...just lovely

Map

  • 330 Boston Post Road Rye, NY, 10580 See on map
    914-514-9963 (Phone number)