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.
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:
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:
90 Reviews for Whitby Castle
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Lisa · Getting married on 12/11/2020
Whitby Castle is a wonderful venue
Whitby Castle produced a beautiful wedding for our family. The food was delicious! The Operations Manager (Ralph) was well organized and on top of everything. He made the event run smoothly and was a pleasure to work with!Sent on 12/08/2019
Ali · Getting married on 11/21/2020
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
Monica Schwartzman · Married on 01/11/2020
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.Sent on 01/14/2020
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!
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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