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Whitby Castle

Rye, NY View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.8 out of 5
118 reviews
$18k - $20k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$18k - $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’s 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

118 Reviews

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    Connor M. Married on 04/23/2022
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    Exceptional Wedding Venue

    My wife and I got married on 04/23/22 and had the most exceptional wedding experience. For starters we had to postpone our wedding twice because of COVID, Whitby was exceedingly accommodating of this and honored our original contract throughout the process. The staff at Whitby are exceptional, Niki was extremely responsive throughout the whole process. Ralph was fun and energetic, he made sure the entire night went according to plan and that we didn't have to worry about a single thing. The food was exceptional and the castle itself is stunning. Could not have more positive things to say about this venue
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    Kristi S. Married on 04/15/2022
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    The PERFECT Fairytale of a Wedding

    From the moment my husband and I stepped into Whitby Castle and met with Niki, we immediately felt at ease. We had a sense of relief and excitement all mixed in one--we had found our venue! We knew it instantly. The venue and the grounds are absolutely stunning. The fact that it's an actual castle built in the 1800s is amazing. You truly feel as if you are in England, far away from everything. Our guests are raving about the INCREDIBLE food from start to finish (the Chef is SO sweet and talented), the magic and romance of the day, the flawless team running it all--RALPH, our maitre d', was simply fantastic. He kept us on track the entire night. He's fun and personable, yet professional, and you can tell he has done this a million times--but still enjoys every moment. My Bridal Attendant Stefanie was absolutely God sent. We had the most perfect day, straight out of a movie. We were beyond elated to see our dreams come true. Everything you can think of--communication, help, professionalism, incredible food, gorgeous views, countless photo opportunities, generosity, talented & friendly staff, and a stunning place to get married--is found at Whitby Castle.
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    Christine C. Married on 03/19/2022
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    Beyond our dreams, our reality

    My husband and I had our wedding at Whitby Castle on 3/19/22 and we couldn't be happier with our decision. From when we first met with Niki in October 2020 through our wedding, the staff was always prepared and professional. Whitby has all the options and answers to all of your questions and the staff pay great attention to detail. They met and exceeded our needs and always with a smile on their faces. Niki and Ralph work together like a well-oiled machine. The chef, Fernando, cooks with such love and care that you could taste it through his food and was enjoyed by all of our guests. Everything was artful while also delicious. Gabriel was so attentive to us during our tasting and the whole night of our wedding to make sure we were always happy. Gabriel's smile can only be met with more smiles. We loved the space which has such natural beauty that you need not worry about budgeting for anything else. You're not going to find another castle, on a golf course, on the Sound ever. This is the one. It's beautiful, the staff is excellent, and you'll be happy with your decision to have your wedding or other event at Whitby. Thank you Niki, Ralph, Fernando, Gabriel and Whitby family for everything!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

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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 DelConte Photography Wedding Photographers

gorgeous, recently redone...just lovely

Map

330 Boston Post Road Rye, NY, 10580
9147772053
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