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:
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Kasey · Married on 07/05/2014
We looked at a variety of venues throughout Westchester County and only one venue impressed us! It was the Whitby Castle of course! It only got better from the time we signed our contract. Our maitre d', Samantha was so AMAZING and extremely accommodating in every way imaginable! She answered all of our questions in a timely manor, provided us with suggestions when asked, and helped make our fairy tale wedding to perfection! She helped make our wedding so magical as our guests keep telling us that is was the best wedding ever! All of our guests raved about how delicious the food was, how beautiful the venue was, and how friendly and accommodating the staff was on the day of our wedding. We don't know what we would have done without Samantha! She went above and beyond her duties. The Whitby also remodeled inside the castle, making it absolutely stunning! If you want the most magical fairy tale wedding, then the Whitby Castle is your venue! We wish we could do it all over again :) It was the best and most perfect day of our life!!!!Sent on 07/08/2014
Tracey · Married on 08/11/2019
The Most Amazing Wedding Venue EVER
Words can not express how amazing Whitby Castle is. I first hand experienced dealing with other venues and I was blown away with the incredible service of Whitby Castle from the beginning to the end. The venue was always accessible to us, the staff was always available and the service was by far more than five stars every time. Our wedding was more than magical thanks to the staff. There is only one wedding a day which makes your event far more than special.Sent on 08/16/2019
A special thank you to Courtney and Ralph who assisted us throughout this process. FYI I was the bugaboo bride who had the craziest demands. All my demands were fulfilled and Ralph never said No to me. If you want a venue that will tend to your needs and be there from the beginning to the end. Look no further Whitby Castle is the venue. I’m 100 percent certain you will not be disappointed.
Thank you Whitby Castle for making my day magical.
Christie Barcelona · Married on 07/20/2019
We had our wedding on 7/20/19 and it was really the best day ever. PROS: -Ralph was very detailed oriented and ran the show seamlessly. We had a 20+ bridal party and he managed to keep everyone in line and organized from start to finish. - Food was to die for - since our wedding we have gotten a lot of feedback about how remarkable the food was, everyone says it felt like 5 star restaurant food rather than wedding food - You get a lot for your money, we were narrowed down to three venues, Whitby was about 10$ more a person, however it was worth it. The cocktail hour and what is included is like an entire meal in addition to the meal. - Service is amazing, every staff member is knowledgable on what to do, they are respectful and timely - Timing - our entire wedding 200+ people were all served within a 25 minute period, majority were served within 15 minutes. They can whip up seriously good food within short amount of time - Ceremony option - inside/outside up to the last minute. We ended up having the hottest day of the summer 100+ degrees and we ended up moving the ceremony inside. It was well air conditioned and everyone was comfortable. This was ultimately our biggest deciding factor, so many venues their rain plan included a tent rental and it is not something we were looking to do. Thank goodness we had Whitby's indoor option available, guests were very thankful. And the inside is just as pretty as the outside -You receive a bridal attendant who sets up all your decor and makes sure you have drinks/food the whole night. Rosa was a rockstar! - Planning - they are very organized with the planning and money leading up to the big day. They reached out to check in and assure that we were following the timeline. They were also great at answering my five million questions throughout the year leading up to the day. CONS - They were unable to provide a head table option without additional funds. They only provide round tables and a sweetheart table option. You would think as a major wedding venue, a head table with 4 rectangle tables connected wouldn't be a big deal. And it wasn't they happily accommodated it but we had to pay for it. For the amount you pay for the Whitby that should be included. It wasn't that much more money but still felt like they should have covered that. Hopefully it will be something they add for future brides. - Service charge - while the other two venues we considered did have a 20% service charge, it was their tip. As it was getting close to the end and of course you want everything to go right, spending every darn penny on little things... then you have to figure out tip for 15+ people. They really should work the gratuity into the contract like the other castle venues we looked at. Overall, can't say enough positives. The space if truly one of a kind. There are so many different settings that your guests get to experience. The cocktail hour is really unique on their wrap around porch and overlooks the golf course and water. Everyone says you don't eat on your wedding night, well we left there very full. We had a blast and the entire night went so smooth. Thank you Whitby for a wonderful evening.Sent on 07/29/2019
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