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Whitby Castle

Rye, NY View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.8 out of 5 rating
123 reviews
$17k - $20k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$17k - $20k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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鈥檚 Hospitality Group venue sits on 126 acres and offers both indoor and outdoor settings for your ceremony and reception. Whitby Castle prides itself on its 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. Initially built in 1852, this breathtaking castle will transport couples and their guests back in time with its eye-catching decors and design. It boasts striking architectural elements and even possesses some of the original stones from its ancestor Whitby Abbey. Soon-to-be newlyweds can exchange vows beneath a simple arch in front of the castle before sipping on cocktails on the outdoor patio where gorgeous views of Milton Harbor are visible. Moving inside the castle, newlyweds can enter the grandiose ballroom for their wedding reception. The space features both traditional and contemporary decoration, adding a timeless chic ambience to the space. For more intimate gatherings, Whitby Castle can host couples in one of their other private reception rooms.

Services Offered

The professional and friendly staff at Whitby Castle will strive to ensure you and your loved ones are treated like royalty. An in-house event coordinator is by your side throughout the planning process, working tirelessly to take care of every detail. The on-site restaurant offers delicious catering packages for weddings and special occasions, along with comprehensive bar services. Tables, Chiavari chairs, dance floors, linens, flatware, and glassware are all included in the main package. Additionally, the venue can provide couples with a detailed list of vendor recommendations for photography, florals, and entertainment. Valet parking and wedding cakes are also managed by the company.

Cuisine

Couples can customize their wedding menus to suit their individual tastes and budgets. Every menu is tailored to your exact specifications, with options available for cocktail hour appetizers, a Champagne reception, and seated reception dinner. The kitchen can arrange and design exotic fruit displays, buffets with cheese and fresh vegetables, butler-passed hors d'oeuvres, and entree stations. Sample entrees include free-range chicken breast with honey-balsamic glaze, miso-glazed mahi-mahi, New York strip steaks, and Syrah-braised short ribs.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,200

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

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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    Jennifer L. Married on 09/11/2022
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    The most amazing day!

    Whitby Castle gave my husband and I the wedding of our dreams. The space - STUNNING. The food - INCREDIBLE and ABUNDANT (everyone raved at how the steak was cooked perfectly). It was a perfect event from the moment we toured to the day we said I Do. Niki and Ralph were so attentive. Seriously, Nikki answered my emails within minutes and Ralph was the perfect day of coordinator. Run to book Whitby.
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    Kristina M. Married on 08/13/2022
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    Magical experience

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    The experience at Whitby castle was absolutely magical. The venue is extremely beautiful and picturesque but what you don鈥檛 see when you visit the venue is the impact of the staff, the yummy food and of course the incredible manager and maitre D Niki Viera will have to ensure that your wedding is an elevated experience beyond what you even dreamed. Niki Viera gave me the wedding of a lifetime by being attentive, very responsive via email, so accommodating and also she anticipated my needs and kept us on schedule. Honestly she was so easy to work with and her organized and calm nature helped reset my own energy even in times where I felt stressed. She always made it possible to accommodate our additional requests. It was amazing to have continuity in having niki help us with our wedding needs prior to the wedding and to have her support us on the actual day of our wedding as well. I could not have imagined a better manager/maitre D and venue for my wedding day!!!

    I had the absolute best day of my life, marrying my best friend. Niki, Rosa and the Whitby castle team played a huge role in making this all happen! Thank you is an understatement! I will be forever be grateful for all you did for us Niki, and for the Whitby team!!!
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    Nicole L. Married on 07/22/2022
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    The best venue and team

    Niki and Ralph were the most amazing team that made our wedding day INCREDIBLE. Niki was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. She was easy to work with and met any requests we may have had. Ralph was absolutely amazing the day of the wedding. We believe everything went smoothly because he had his eyes on everything. Part of what made the day memorable was Ralph and his personality. Our families loved him and we can鈥檛 imagine a better team and nicer people to work with for such an event in one鈥檚 life. We received so many compliments on how everything was put together and ran. We honestly could say that we went into the day with no worries or stress because everything was handled.

    As for the venue, it was an absolute dream to get married at the Whitby. The food tasting was spectacular. We received full portions of each entree that we chose and the quality and taste was just as good if not better the day of our wedding. The skirt steak was beyond amazing! We were lucky enough to get married on the lawn with the beautiful view of the castle. Everything was set up just the way we wanted. Cocktail hour was beautifully done outside on the patio with views of the golf course.

    Last but not least, we wanted to give a special shout out to our bridal attendant Rosa. She held my dress and made it look good right before I walked down the aisle and even bustled it for me in the middle of cocktail hour. She went above and beyond and we really appreciated her kindness and hard work.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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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 DelConte Photography Wedding Photographers

gorgeous, recently redone...just lovely

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