8 total reviews
We were very happy with Whitby Castle at the Rye Golf Club for our wedding.
The service was top notch, the food delicious and the setting was extraordinary.
We were torn between a few other vendors located on the shore and opted for the castle, just because of its sheer magical glory. Just driving up to the castle you know that something is special.
Thanks, Whitby Castle, for making our wedding fit for a princess (and prince)
Our daughter's wedding was at Whitby Castle, May, 2012. From the moment we saw it, we knew the wedding had to be here. The Castle and location are amazing and magical. The setting for a wedding couldn't be better. We worked with Andrew Richter, Director of Sales. He was great to work with - so helpful, offered great advice, did not pressure us. He responded immediately to every question. He was so organized - I was able to relax and know that everything was in great hands. Everything went perfectly. The day was glorious - we had the cocktail hour outside. The hor d'houerves were everything Andrew said they would be. Everything was delicious and plentiful. The food at the reception was outstanding It was like food at a fine restaurant, instead of the usual wedding fare. Everything was served beautifully and was delicious. Even the wonderful wedding cake (from LuLu) was served on a beautifully decorated plate. The servers were polite, friendly and efficient. We were so happy with every element of the wedding - HIGHLY recommend Whitby Castle. Check it out.
My husband and I booked our wedding at Whitby a couple of years ago when we got engaged. It was initially very stressful as the venue went through a series of management changes but as soon as Lessings took over, everything changed. We could've have had a better experience working with Sean, the GM for Whitby, and Lisa, the sales manager and coordinator. They were incredible. The chef was also fantastic and put us at ease when we went for our tasting. The white glove service was impeccable and we were so happy that everything worked out perfectly. Sean and his staff the night of were incredible. A few things came up with our vendors and they handled it for us so we didn't actually know anything had happened until after, which was a huge weight off of our shoulders.
We couldn't have been happier with the service and helpful staff. We want to go back and do it all again!
Our wedding at Whitby was exactly that.. our DREAM wedding! From the moment we first saw the castle, we knew it was special. Elegant, classy and a dramatic background for photos! What was beyond my imagination was how excellent the service was. We were treated so well throughout the planning process by all of the staff. Our coordinator, Samantha, was amazing to work with! So helpful and nice-- she really went out of her way for us. Every time we visited Whitby throughout the planning process, we were treated like royalty! The day of our wedding was magical-- the food was OUTSTANDING, the drinks kept flowing all night, and we were very well taken care of! Lisa (maitre d') was also super nice. She even carried my train all around while we were taking photos! The manager, Sean, went around to every table to make sure our guests were happy-- which we really appreciated. Numerous guests continue to tell us how much they enjoyed everything! Overall, this place is the BEST! We could not have asked for a more perfect venue. I wish we could relive our beautiful wedding day!
One of the best decisions we made was having our reception at Whitby Castle. Samantha is the person who helped coordinate our wedding and is the main reason we booked with Whitby (aside from the fact that it's a gorgeous castle!). I should also note that Whtiby just had major renovations done before our wedding took place. They added stunning hardwood floors to the ballroom and hallway, moved the bridal suite upstairs (check out the pictures online because it’s unbelievable) and are adding a groom suite. The groom suite wasn’t ready when we had our wedding but we really didn’t care because everything else was so top notch.
When looking for our reception venue we looked at over 20 different locations, including Castle on the Hudson, the Delamar, Inn at Longshore, Tappan hill Mansion, Beckwith Pointe, and so many others. Whitby was, hands down, the best venue for us. It offered a stunning and elegant setting for our wedding, without being pretentious, and Samantha was the most helpful and organized wedding coordinator we could have asked for. We opted not to hire an event planner for the simple reason that we didn’t need one. Samantha was so hands on that it would have been a waste to hire someone else.
The food was outstanding! I can’t say this enough. Chef Saladin met with us before the wedding to go through the menu we wanted. We ended up choosing foods that weren’t on the traditional menu because we really wanted an Italian-style theme to our wedding. Chef Saladin didn’t disappoint! He went above and beyond for us. Even our guest were giving him hugs!
I could gush on and on about how amazing Whitby was but it’s something you need to see for yourself. Definitely set aside some time to see Whitby if you’re thinking of having your wedding in the area. If you want your wedding to be “the best wedding” your friends and family have ever been to, then definitely call Whitby.
We held our reception here for almost 100 people. I have to highly commend Andrew Richter for taking care of our booking requirements and ensuring the whole night went without a single hitch. The venue's decor and atmosphere is very conducive to a special party/event/wedding and stood out amongst all of the other places we viewed. The food is absolutely delicious - in fact all of our guests commented on how great the food was and the staff were 'on the ball' all night.
So glad we chose Whitby for our venue. The venue is beautiful. The ballroom didn't feel like a ballroom at all given the number of windows that let natural light in. The cocktail hour on the deck was relaxed. The staff was attentive and celebrative. Most of all - working with Whitby was easy. Andrew Richter helped us every step of the way - suggesting dishes, timing for the wedding, coordinating with other vendors, and being incredibly responsive with any question we had. The entire staff was both professional and friendly. I highly, highly recommend this venue to anyone considering a venue in Fairfield or Westchester. Your event will be classy, memorable, and fun.
From the moment we stepped into Whitby Castle we knew this was the place for us! It was a bit cheaper than local yacht clubs, and did not have the "wedding hall/box wedding" feel that many of venues have in the area. The views from the terrace are incredible and the room is very classic and romantic. The planning process with Andrew was terrific, he was so responsive and flexible, and we trusted his option when planning the details. The food was incredible!! All of our guest raved about the food from start to finish and commented what a gem this castle is. You will no go wrong if you have your wedding here, the day was truly the best day of our lives.
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A Fairy Tale Setting for Magical Events
Whitby Castle is set on 126 acres overlooking the Long Island Sound in Rye, NY. This timeless turn-of-the-century castle boasts breathtaking views of Milton Harbor and grandiose ballrooms all while being secluded on a manicured golf course.
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Country Club, Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative