Whitby Castle

330 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Whitby Castle

Whitby Castle Catering is a stunning mansion-style wedding venue located in Westchester, Connecticut. Resembling a castle with its stone structure and towering, round turrets, this venue is the perfect space for an evening of elegance. You and your partner are sure to feel like royalty as you overlook the rolling green hills and manicured golf course stretched out below. With both indoor and outdoor event spaces to choose from as well as a charming bridal suite, you’ll find the wedding day of your dreams at Whitby Castle.

Facilities and Capacity
Whitby Castle’s largest event space, its window-lined ballroom, holds up to 250 guests. Utilize this space for an elegant reception after a ceremony out on the lawn with the stunning backdrop of the Whitby Castle. For an unforgettable cocktail hour filled with romance, utilize the venue’s patio terrace with its lush green view of the Rye Golf Club’s 18th hole. Your guests will fall in love with the castle’s resemblance to the Whitney Abbey in England. In fact, this venue even sports some of Abbey’s original stonework, giving it authentic history and class. With access to a bridal suite, two private reception rooms and an elevator to the second level of the castle, everything you need for your fairy tale wedding awaits you at Whitby Castle.

Services Offered
With a party planner on-site, you and your spouse will be set up for success with the help of the team at Whitby Castle. You’ll have complete access to their on-premise kitchen, in-house catering and bar services. With a complete vendor list available, you’ll be able to choose the DJ, florists and photographers that fit your style and preference to ensure every detail of the day perfectly reflects you. A full list of the venue’s services include:

  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • In-house catering
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check services
  • Vendor referrals
  • Dance floor
  • Valet parking

Cuisine
Whether you envision a sit-down, multi-course meal, buffet-style dinner or stations available for your guests, the catering team at Whitby Castle will go above and beyond to make it happen. Their beautifully plated entrees and fresh, local ingredients will keep your guests happy and coming back for more. Some of their most popular menu options include:

  • International and domestic cheeses
  • Miniature shrimp cocktails
  • Olive tapenade crostini
  • Rustic gorgonzola and fig flatbread
  • Lobster bisque shooter
  • Crab cakes
  • Mini beef Wellington
  • Franks in a blanket
  • Vegetable spring roll
  • Pork loin
  • Herb roasted turkey breast
  • Rosemary marinated lamb and chicken kabobs
  • Chicken breast
  • Marinated skirt steak
  • Surf and turf
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Vegetable medley
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4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.7

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  • Nicole

    Nicole Mcintyre · Married on 11/23/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing!!!!

    Where do I begin?? From the moment we stepped foot into the castle we were welcomed with kindness and excellent customer service. Whitby was the first venue that we looked at before booking our wedding, and we only looked at two other venues before going straight back to the castle to leave our deposit and book our wedding date. Besides stating the obvious that the castle and the grounds are beautiful, the staff at Whitby Castle is what makes the venue so wonderful. The first person that we worked with was Courtney- she took her time showing us the grounds and the venue and spent quite some time talking over details with us, and determining what we wanted our wedding day/night to be like. She never made me feel like I was "just a number", always made me feel comfortable asking as many questions as necessary, and made me feel confident that all of our wedding wants and needs were going to be met. The next person that we were introduced to was Will. Will not only makes a great cocktail, but he greeted us with a kind smile and was eager to please every time we stepped foot in the castle. The night of the wedding he was behind the scenes (and at the forefront of everything) making sure guests were accommodated, drinks and food were flowing, and really went above and beyond to see that my husband and I were happy and comfortable the entire day/night. He is an excellent asset to the Whitby staff!! Rosa was behind the scenes of my wedding day making sure that the bridal suite was stocked with drinks and snacks, and she helped to set up all of my personal decor in the entrance of the castle. At the end of the night she packed all of my belongings up for me, and she was a huge help- also very kind and easy to work with! Now last and certainly not least, we were introduced to Ralph. Ralph was awesome!! He was organized, straight to the point, and very matter of fact with us. He was the guy who put everything together for us right before the big day. He sat down with us and talked out all the details, gave us a timeline of the day and night, and really set our expectations high for the wedding. He was very easy to communicate with and promptly responded. He completely exceeded our expectations, and the day of the wedding he helped to keep us on track, and really made it possible for us to have every detail of the wedding that we wanted, happen. I can't say enough nice things about all of the staff at Whitby. They really are an excellent team, and I would highly recommend this venue to any special event, especially a wedding. ALSO, the food is EXCELLENT!!!!!! Our guests are still talking about our cocktail hour and all of the delicious options. My husband and I missed the cocktail hour and hardly got to eat during the wedding, and the staff put together 4 containers of food "to-go" for us, without even asking...... I really am beyond pleased with my experience at Whitby. Thank you all!!!!! I wish I could relive our wedding day there 100 more times!

  • Emily

    Emily · Married on 11/04/2018

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    Amazing, Classy, & 5 Stars All the Way!!!

    We found Whitby by accident attending one of their expos – what a blessing!! Everything at Whitby from the day we walked in to the night of our reception was 5 stars!
    While planning our wedding, we relied heavily on others’ reviews. So, to help others, we tried to make our reviews as details as possible. For the “Too Long Didn’t Read” crowd – everything at Whitby was amazing, classy, and 5 stars. We couldn’t be more thankful to Sean and Ralph for their unwavering commitment to seeing and executing on our vision!
    Planning: Throughout our 3 (yes, 3) years of planning our wedding, Sean and the rest of the Whitby coordinators were incredible. Everyone was flexible, accommodating, and eager to understand just what we wanted in a wedding reception. They were exceptionally willing to (and did…) tailor any aspect of our reception, from the menu to timeline to logistical formatting. If there’s something you want, but don’t see in their standard packages, ask. Chances are, Whitby staff will work with you to help make your dream come true!
    Execution: Understanding the vision is one thing – executing on it is another. Again, Whitby knocked it out of the park! While sitting at the dais, it was incredible to see how plates were served, with each guest at a table receiving their meals simultaneously. It seemed that every time we turned around, Ralph or one of his minions was there to offer a helping hand and a smile. Every detail was executed flawlessly, and our guests had the time of their lives thanks to Whitby staff.
    Food: The food at Whitby is beyond words. During our tasting, Ralph, Chef, and the kitchen worked closely with us to devise the perfect menu. Unique to Whitby is their on-site kitchen – no cooking your food at some centralized location and shipping it in. For us, this meant guests got their food fresh, to order, and exactly how they wanted it. People are still raving about the cocktail hour and seared duck breast!

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Whitby Castle FAQ

  • 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? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,200.00
  • 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
  • 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

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/Day for Night Productions
    DelConte Photography/Day for Night Productions Wedding Photographers

    gorgeous, recently redone...just lovely

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  • 330 Boston Post Road Rye, New York, NY 10580 See on map
    914-514-9963 (Phone number)

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