Whitby Castle

330 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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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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76 Reviews for Whitby Castle

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Helen · Married on 02/16/2019

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    Highly Recommended

    My husband and I agreed when we showed up to the Whitby Castle that we wouldn't sign a contract until we had been to a few other places. That all went out the window as soon as we walked in. We were both in awe not only because of the outside appearance but because of the ballroom and layout of the castle. We knew almost immediately that this was going to be our wedding venue. Courtney was extremely helpful and gave us all the information that we needed. She walked us through every single aspect of our planning and made sure that we were aware of payment dates and options. She was friendly and accommodating. Once our wedding day approached, we met our Maitre' D, Ralph. He took over helping us understand what was to be expected and what we needed to do in order to prepare for our wedding day. He was available for questions and concerns and made sure that everyone was on the same page. His kindhearted nature made both me and my husband comfortable throughout the entire experience. We were able to drop off our centerpieces and decor a few days before the wedding and his team made certain that our vision came to life. we met with him and went over every single detail, details that I hadn't even thought of either. During our tasting, we were given samples of our choices and felt extremely welcomed. The food was delicious at the tasting and at the wedding. The large variety of dishes made all of our guests happy and the vegetarian options were said to be delicious by our vegetarian friends. The staff at the Whitby was also accommodating with my father, who is in a wheelchair. They made him feel comfortable which was extremely important to me. The day of the wedding could not have gone smoother and everything was exactly how we expected it to be. Ralph was there from beginning to end making sure we all were taken care of and happy. My guests had the greatest time and my other vendors were very pleased with the professionalism and the help that the Whitby provided. I would highly recommend the Whitby Castle as a venue, especially if you are seeking a castle feel with a modern twist. If I had it all to do again, I would pick the Whitby all over again. - Helen & Nick 2019

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    Diana Mirakaj · Married on 12/30/2018

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    A Venue That Lives Up To Its Name

    From the moment we met with Courtney Baloyi, we knew this was the venue meant for our wedding. Whitby provides the kind of understated elegance that leaves guests in awe as they enter the front drive. It happened to Kevin and I each time we arrived in preparation for our big day. As we got closer and began working with Ralph Bracco, the excitement only increased. He made sure everything that night was executed flawlessly with the entire team. The food, service, bar, valets, everything - it was all perfect. Our wedding was more than we could've dreamed...thanks to the team at Whitby Castle. xo

    Sent on 01/08/2019

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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? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,200.00
  • 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

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)

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