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There are countless options for gorgeous venues, so to help you narrow it down, here are a few of the best wedding venues in Westchester, NY!
Westchester County in the Hudson Valley is just north of New York City, and features cute towns and villages and gorgeous countryside views – so it’s the perfect place to tie the knot for couples who want a quiet getaway that’s easy to get to, but feels far away from the hustle and bustle. There are countless options for gorgeous venues, so to help you narrow it down, here are a few of the best wedding venues in Westchester, NY!
Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Tarrytown, NY
This Westchester wedding venue is an absolute dream. Set on a working farm surrounded by Pocantico Hills, Blue Hill at Stone Barns has a stunning event space for ceremonies and receptions. The exterior looks almost like a castle, with stone walls and rustic accents. Ceremonies are typically hosted outside, with the gorgeous building in the backdrop, but you can also tie the knot indoors! The HayLoft is a perfect place for a reception, with high ceilings, original stonework, and plenty of space to dance the night away. It can host up to 260 guests, so this venue is perfect for just about any couple!
Blue Hill at Stone Barns is a farm-to-table restaurant that sources up to 80% of its menu from its fields and pastures, and other local farms in the area. They’re passionate about natural, local food, and a wedding at Blue Hill means your menu is going to be customized just for you, with the best ingredients possible! This is one of the best wedding venues in Westchester, by far. In addition to the wedding linked above, here is another wedding I photographed at Blue Hill.
The Briarcliff Manor Wedding Venue – Briarcliff Manor, NY
The stunning Briarcliff Manor is one of the best wedding venues in Westchester, NY for couples who want an elegant, upscale space. The venue perfectly combines the historic elegance and charm with contemporary, modern elements that make this estate the perfect backdrop when you tie the knot! The estate hosts everything from small, intimate weddings to celebrations with up to 180 people. Featuring cozy fireplaces, grand staircases, and a grand, luxurious setting close to the river and views of the Hudson Palisades, the venue is absolutely breathtaking.
Being a family-owned business, the hosts really emphasize a personal experience for every couple who gets married at The Briarcliff Manor – with careful attention to detail and a customized menu, you’ll have an amazing day!
Le Chateau Wedding Venue – South Salem, NY
This historic venue is another incredible mansion, with sweeping views of the Hudson Valley. Le Chateau is a really stunning, picturesque wedding venue in Westchester County that offers an entire 25-acre estate for your day! You’ll find lush, carefully manicured gardens, sunny patios, and a backdrop of the rolling hills. The mansion itself is just as stunning, with old hand-crafted wood, exposed beams, one-of-a-kind staircases, and a feeling of grandeur and luxury. Couples typically have their ceremony outside, under one of the unique arbors and views of the Hudson Valley, then move into the elegant Grand Ballroom for the reception.
This is one of the best wedding venues in Westchester, NY, and can host up to 265 people – perfect for medium-large celebrations!
Whitby Castle – Rye, NY
One of the best wedding venues in Westchester for couples who want the ultimate fairytale is the Whitby Castle. The venue has incredible views of Long Island Sound, a perfectly manicured lawn, and a grandiose ballroom (of course!) that accommodates 250 guests. For more intimate gatherings, there are two private reception rooms. Built-in 1852, the gothic and renaissance castle gothic harkens to the English countryside whilst the interior is bright and contemporary.
No wonder the Whitby Castle is one of the most popular wedding venues in Westchester, NY!
Crabtree’s Kittle House Wedding Venue – Chappaqua, NY
Crabtree’s Kittle House is a restaurant and inn that serves as a wedding venue for couples who want a cozy, rustic retreat. The bed and breakfast has been around since 1790, and today it’s an award-winning farm-to-table restaurant with a historic charm. Located in the countryside of Westchester, New York, this is an incredible venue with a rich history! There are several outdoor areas and patios where you can have a ceremony, along with indoor options and rooms that can host a reception.
They’re passionate about sustainability and locally sourced food, and your wedding is guaranteed to be one of a kind. There are several options for weddings of all sizes, and the maximum number of guests is 220.
Hollow Brook Golf Club – Cortlandt Manor, NY
At the Hollow Brook Golf Course, you’ll have a relaxing venue in the countryside of Westchester – and whether you want to golf or just enjoy the picturesque sunsets over the green, it’s the perfect place to tie the knot. There are outdoor and indoor spaces, to hold your ceremony! The rustic and elegant decor feels cozy and the floor-to-ceiling windows are fully openable to give an open-air feel.
This is one of the best wedding venues in Westchester if you’re having a celebration that’s on the small side – the Hollow Brook Golf Clube can accommodate 48 up to 180 guests!
Check out this couple’s wedding at Hollow Brook .
Tarrytown House Estate – Tarrytown, NY
Located only twenty-five miles north of New York City and 15 miles from the Westchester airport, the Tarrytown House Estate is a great central location for family and friends to gather. It is also an inedible 26-acre property that offers a multitude of locations to have a ceremony and host an incredible wedding reception. The Goosfeather Restuarant (located in the King’s Mansion) is perfect for a micro wedding. The Carriage House is also available for more intimate affairs. For larger celebrations consider the grand Biddle Mansion or the Mary Duke Ballroom for soirees for up to 350 people. The location, beauty, and diversity of spaces make this one of the best wedding venues in Westchester.
I photographed a very intimate wedding at the King’s Mansion before its recent remodel. The couple got ready in the rooms atop the King’s Mansion and then had a small ceremony on the first floor before heading over to the Stone Barns at Blue Hill for an intimate dinner in their private dining room.
Looking for the Best Wedding Venues in Westchester, NY?
Each couple is unique, and our wedding day should be a reflection of your one-of-a-kind love story. When you’re searching for the best wedding venues in Westchester, NY, find a place that will really feel like a home away from home – this is the spot you’ll remember forever as the place where you began the rest of your lives together!
Check out some recent wedding photo stories:
- Elopement in the Hudson Valley, New York
- A Sweet Spring Glynwood Farm Wedding
- Blue Hill at Stone Barns Wedding | Kate and Andrew