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:
96 Reviews for Whitby Castle
Recommended by 95% of couples
36 User photos
Meagan O · Getting married on 08/10/2021
During this crazy and very difficult time, Whitby Castle has been nothing but the best. We spoke to them many times, sometimes daily, while trying to figure out if we should postpone our wedding due to COVID-19 pandemic and they were nothing but supportive. Any time we spoke to a Whitby Castle representative, they were consistently upbeat, responsive, engaged and joyful. Throughout this process, they gave us many options to help us make a final decision. In addition, they openly shared their current plan for hosting events when allowed by state guidelines. Once we made our decision, Whitby made us feel safe with their future plans as well. Whitby was extremely reassuring and patient with us during this difficult time. We couldn’t imagine anywhere else that we would want to spend our special day!Sent on 06/28/2020
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
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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