Whitby Castle

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

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Barware
  • Bridal suite and groom’s room
  • Chiavari chairs
  • China
  • Dance floor
  • Event rentals
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Valet
  • Wedding cake

Cuisine

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:

  • Free-range chicken breast, honey-balsamic glaze
  • Miso-glazed mahi mahi
  • New York strip steak, bordelaise sauce
  • Syrah-braised short ribs
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81 Reviews for Whitby Castle

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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  • Tracey & Dr. Julian

    Tracey · Married on 08/11/2019

    5.0
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.
    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.

    Sent on 08/16/2019
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  • Christie

    Christie Barcelona · Married on 07/20/2019

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    Great Venue

    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

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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

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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/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, NY, 10580 See on map
    914-514-9963 (Phone number)

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