12 featured reviews
Member Since: 6/23/2009
My husband and I are not originally from the area but stumbled upon Falkirk during venue searches online. I was hesitant to check out the venue because it wasn't really in the area we were looking at (NYC, Westchester, or NJ) but we took a chance anyway. We were so happy we did! The second my husband and I walked into Falkirk, we knew we had to get married there.
There is something so different about the venue that makes it feel like it was constructed just for you. Everywhere you look you can just tell that there was so much thought put into the place. It was perfect for us because we didn't want to have more than just our wedding on. It's not easy finding "non wedding factories" these days. Falkirk is just absolutely stunning both inside and of course outside. The views outside could honestly not be replicated.
We met with Heidi on our first visit and she took us under her wing right away. She was willing to help us anyway she could. The price for the options that were offered are unbeatable. We booked the venue right away.
Leading up to the day, Heidi was very patient and responsive with all the little questions I had. She was also very helpful with reminding me about what items I had coming do since I work crazy hours and wedding planning kind of took a back seat. I was really thankful for her ability to stay in touch with me and just make sure everything was going well, and always asked if there was anything she could help with.
The day of the staff was amazing. Everyone was so attentive to both my husband and I and our families. All of our guests raved about the food and how beautiful the place was. My Dad (who is a tough guy to please) was extremely happy with the venue, food and especially the staff. Tom, our Maitre d' was beyond amazing. Although the venue wasn't exactly close to our friends and family, they were all very happy with the views and kept raving about the venue itself. Everyone kept coming up to me asking how in the heck did I find such a beautiful place. We had a brunch the day after our wedding and all of the guests kept coming up to us and telling us what a beautiful wedding we had, and how it was the best wedding they have ever been to!
There is nothing I would change about my wedding day at Falkirk. I feel so lucky that I get to look back at our day and remember how it was in such a beautiful place. We truly wish we could have a wedding again and have it at Falkirk!!
Thank you Falkirk for giving us the best day of our lives!
Member Since: 5/14/2012
Everything about the Falkirk was absolutely perfect for our wedding. The actual venue itself was breathtaking - with beautiful grounds, flowers and décor. We had our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception on-site, and our guests were dazzled the entire time. We had multiple guests tell us they had never seen a place quite like it and were so impressed.
Heidi and team were so wonderful to work with and made the entire planning process so much easier for us. They really understood the vision my husband and I had for the wedding and made it all possible. The staff during the wedding was friendly and helpful with all of our guests and really made sure my husband and I, our bridal party and family knew where to be and when the entire time.
Honestly, I don't have one negative thing to say about the Falkirk and its staff because they truly made our wedding perfect! Although the price was a bit high, it was worth every penny :)
Member Since: 8/30/2013
Our night went off just perfectly, every detail was satisfied exactly how we asked. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous, and taking pictures around the course was a great experience.
The staff was very attentive to our needs, especially my wife's, which can be very difficult sometimes. I heard nothing but rave reviews from all of our guests as to how efficiently the staff was working and diligently cleaning. And I am so thankful for having Heidi and Melissa there to deal with our months of questions and special requests, and eventually to assure us that everything would run smoothly.
Thank you again to everyone at the Falkirk Estate for making our day so very special.
Member Since: 8/27/2012
If you want an AMAZING wedding with an UNSTOPABLE presence, Falkirk Estate in Central Valley, NY is the place to go. Not only is your wedding the exclusive event for the day the grounds are picture perfect, the food is awesome and every single person at Falkirk is top notch. The excellence in service, hospitality, and specifics in detail are spot on. Melissa and Terrence (T-Dog!!) are so professional but so personable. They made our special day even better than we could have imagined. The wait staff is GREAT too. We did a surprise Flash Mob at the wedding and even convinced the wait staff to take part. THANKS WAITERS YOU ROCKED!!! By the end of the night you really feel like Falkirk Estate has become part of the family. Falkirk Estate is the place to have your wedding or special event because everything about it is just simply PERFECT!! Thank you Falkirk! Derrick and Renee Schmidt ~ 8/16/13 ~
Member Since: 12/22/2011
We had our reception at Falkirk in June 2013 and it was everything we had hoped for and so much more. The cocktail hour was delicious with a wonderful outdoor atmosphere for pictures, socializing and dancing to our calypso band. I would highly recommend to go with the hour and a half cocktail hour option Falkirk offers. The extra half hour allowed us the time to see everyone without feeling overwhelmed or rushed. The ballroom for the reception was beautiful and the food was amazing. We even had our after party in the pub downstairs and it was a great way to end the night. They have a relationship with a local hotel that provides complimentary transportation all night which allowed our guests to really relax, have a good time and get back to the hotel safely. Falkirk provided us with everything from start to finish including several unique locations for our photos. I cannot even count the number of outstanding reviews our guests gave us. We are so happy with our decision to have our wedding at Falkirk. It was the best night of our lives!!
Member Since: 7/30/2013
I fell in love with Falkirk from our first visit! The staff is FANTASTIC!!!! From planning with Heidi to the actual day, everything was seamless...
The estate is beautiful, the grand ballroom has such a warm elegant feeling. The waterfall and the golf course, with the gorgeous mountains in the back allow for exceptional pictures. Having the ceremony there really allows for the whole piece to come together. Cocktail hour in its own room, with a great layout, pictures by the fireplace really allowed for great photos.
The bridal suite is beautiful and the staff helped in every way, Jessica was phenomenal , she made my day so smooth.
The food was 5 star, people are still talking about how great the food was and how beautiful our wedding day was.
I highly recommend falkirk without any reservations, you will not be disappointed!
Member Since: 7/27/2012
These were the words spoken by so many of our guests. The Falkirk has the most amazing setting both outside and inside. The food was outstanding but the service was by far the best I have ever seen. This is a top notch professional wedding venue. I would recommend them highly.
Member Since: 3/29/2005
The Falkirk made my wedding dream come true. Everything was exactly like I asked. The food was amazing, the staff was friendly, the place is gorgeous. Everyone told me it was one of the most beautiful weddings they had ever been too. Terence and Heidi went out of their way for me, (when I refused to accept the fact it was raining)to set up my ceremony both inside and outside so we could make a last minute decision. Jessica spent the whole night making sure I was happy and had everything I needed. Thank you guys for everything :)
Member Since: 6/18/2012
I had my wedding at Falkirk Estate and Country Club in May 2013. It was perfect. The night went smooth, the staff was amazing and the venue was beautiful! I could not think of a better place to get married!
Member Since: 11/12/2011
Yes, you read that title correctly. My husband and I had a nearly 550 person wedding and Falkirk knocked it out of the park, despite the fact that this was (at the time) one of the largest weddings they had ever worked with.
Just when we thought we couldn't find the venue that didn't look like the typical wedding factory, banquet hall - we came across Falkirk completely by accident. Matt and Jennifer worked with us every, single step of the way and helped us create a beautiful tented wedding in their gorgeous newly renovated patio space. Picture a white tent with glowing white chinese lanterns, candles and dim lighting throughout - It was magical and everything I wanted!
One of the most important elements for both myself and my husband was undoubtedly the food and Falkirk absolutely knocked this one out of the park. Our guests could not rave enough (and still do)!
After planning this massive event, I had to take some time off from anything wedding related but had to make sure I got this review out as 2013 brides start their planning process! I adore the people here and the venue and honestly can't speak highly enough about how much they made our day so incredibly special!!!
Member Since: 6/13/2011
I fell in love with Falkirk, the moment we went to visit. It is different than your traditional NY/NJ wedding hall. Hosting one event at a time, really makes it feel special and less of a wedding factory. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous! The main room is fitted with windows all the way around so that you can enjoy the golf course and mountains, and I love nothing more than lots of windows! The backdrop in the fall is absolutely stunning. The food was great, again didnt feel like a typical wedding factory type event. The staff is AMAZING! Every single thing we wanted and needed was accommodated. They were kind, friendly, and most of all attentive. Many of our guests commented on how great the staff was. Colleen was great to work with up to the day and on the day of made sure we had everything we needed! Jessica was our server that day, and she is the BEST! We met her at our tasting and she made our day even more special, she knew what we needed before we did!
Another amazing part of Falkirk is the Farm and Equestrian Center. The owners took us there to take some pictures and it really is so beautiful. Rustic and chic, giving us a second gorgeous backdrop for all of our photos.
We LOVED Falkirk and had the best night of our lives! I would HIGHLY recommend this venue!
Member Since: 11/17/2010
Working with Falkirk for our wedding was amazing, easy, and smooth - everything we needed to plan from the West Coast. The venue itself is a piece of paradise in the Hudson Valley; the first time I visited, I fell in love with it. Absolutely gorgeous grounds and the interior was flawlessly designed; exactly the simple elegance we were looking for. The people were professional, clearly experts in what they do, and helped us in every way we needed. Wonderful service during planning and such attentiveness the entire wedding day. The food was INCREDIBLE - our palates were starving for more the next day. Coming from a family where good food and drink is a centerpiece, Falkirk truly delivers in that respect.
My husband and I paid for most of the wedding so we opted for the traditional wedding package and let me tell you, in no way are you jipped out of better quality service, food, or amenities. For the area and what you get in return for your money is absolutely astonishing. If we had to do it our again, we wouldn't have changed and thing about our choice for Falkirk of anything we'd chose in terms of the wedding day.
All in all, I don't have and can't think of anything I would have changed from our experience with Falkirk and its people (and I think that says something particularly when planning a wedding remotely). The vision my husband and I had for our wedding was exceeded and it was all do to Jennifer's expert help and the amazing team of people that are at the estate. Still two months later, our guests rave above the wedding - how beautiful the venue was, how amazing the food was, and how great the staff was. Without any reservations, I highly recommend Falkirk as a supreme location for any occasion. You will not regret it.
Exclusively Yours...One Wedding at at Time!
Less than an hour from Manhattan. Elegant and tastefully redesigned venue, floor to ceiling windows and a large outdoor deck overlooking the majestic Ramapo Mountains and our Pristine Golf Course. Award winning cuisine, impeccable service and expert event planning. One wedding at a time!
- Price Range: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: Yes
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: Yes
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 350
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Botanic Garden/Park, Country Club, Mansion/Historic Site, Restaurant, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011