The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Falkirk Estate and Country Club is a stunning site located in Central Valley, New York, less than one hour from Manhattan. Nestled into the foothills of the Ramapo mountains, Falkirk offers amazing outdoor ceremony and reception sites overlooking its own 18-hole golf course and the lush natural beauty surrounding the grounds. With plenty of options to customize the site's indoor and outdoor locations for an unforgettable wedding celebration, Falkirk Estate and Country Club is a lovely choice for the New York couple.
Ballrooms. Two indoor ballrooms at Falkirk Estate and Country Club provide a charming backdrop for a traditional wedding ceremony and reception or indoor reception following a ceremony on the grounds. With the ability to accommodate up to 300 guests, the ballrooms give couples plenty of space for hosting dinner, dancing and more indoors any time of the year.
Outdoors. With a variety of outdoor locations, Falkirk Estate and Country Club is a spectacular setting for a summer or fall wedding. Say "I do" in a adorned gazebo with friends and family watching from front row lawn seats. Continue the fun with cocktail hour on the terrace or an outdoor reception for up to 300 guests.
What You Should Know
Falkirk Estate and Country Club provides a talented event staff, including coordinators, for each couple who chooses to celebrate their wedding at this location. Event managers help couples to achieve their dream wedding ceremony and reception, from planning the nitty gritty details like setting the date to giving assistance with choosing decor and menu options.
All catering for weddings at Falkirk Estate and Country Club is provided onsite by Falkirk's professional catering and wait staff. Couples can choose from delicious options for cocktail hour, a plated reception or for a more casual service station-style reception. Entree options include a variety of beef preparations and seafood choices, such as Atlantic salmon and striped sea bass.
Bar service is included for wedding packages and features five hours of service and a champagne toast during the reception. No outside alcohol is permitted on the Falkirk Estate and Country Club premises.
In addition to its stunning location and talented event staff, Falkirk Estate and Country Club offers couples extra amenities to make their special day even a little more unique. These perks include:
- Valet Parking
- Bridal dressing room
- Personal Maitre'D
- Coat check
- Place cards
- Personal bridal concierge
- Custom linens
- Silk floral centerpiece for escort card table
- Complimentary shuttle throughout the property to take advantage of photo opportunities, especially at the barn and historical stonehouse
- Departure Station: Coffee, tea, cider, homemade cookies and treats for your guests upon departure
From the Vendor
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!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Barn, Country Club, Estate, Historic Venue, Mountain, Park, Restaurant
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
One word: Phenomenal! The staff at Falkirk is unparalleled and so is the venue. We got married on February 4, 2017 and had our reception at Falkirk. The day was absolutely perfect. Tommy was a true pleasure to work with as he helped us plan our wedding reception every step of the way. Karen was always there for us with a smile on her face offering her assistance and support. Will, Michael and Michelle were incredibly attentive and absolute professionals. We continue to have guests comment on how the staff at Falkirk is unlike any they've encountered at a wedding before. We even had guests telling us how well they hit it off with the waiter/waitress for their tables. Even our florist made it a point to let us know that- from the kitchen staff to the manager- they had never met a nicer staff at a venue. Another comment we continue to receive from guests is how delicious the food was. Many have told us that it was the best wedding food they had ever eaten! Guests loved that they never had to wait in line at the bar and many said that they never even went to the bar because the waitstaff was so attentive. The grounds are absoluately stunning and immaculately kept. We loved being able to take pictures by the barn and then have our cocktail hour and reception in ballrooms that overlooked the golf course and mountains. If you're looking for a professional staff and stunning venue, then look no further. They have incredibly high standards for themselves and their recommended vendors. We did not worry about a single thing on our wedding day. We just knew that the staff at Falkirk had everything covered, so we spent the evening just enjoying ourselves, which is exactly what we hoped for. Our wedding day was one of those days that was just so perfect and such a dream come true that we often find ourselves wondering if it was a dream or if it actually happened. Do yourselves and your guests a favor and book with Falkirk. I promise you that you will not be disappointed. Thank you, Wayne, Carla, Tommy, Karen, Will, Michael, Michelle and the entire team at Falkirk! - Erin & Dr. Jake
Where do I begin…My husband and I were married at The Falkirk Estate on 10/15/16. First off the Falkirk team is phenomenal. From the moment we stepped on the property during our first visit through to the end of our last dance, the team consistently went above and beyond. Tommy, Karen, Michael, Michele and team will coach you through every step of the way to planning your ideal special day so much so that it feels like you are the only wedding they are planning. All of our guests had an amazing time and are still raving about how it was the best wedding they have ever attended. The grounds are immaculate at all seasons throughout the year. Thank you for making 10/15/16 one of the best days of our lives.
My wedding was at Falkirk Estate on 11/13/16 and it was absolutely perfect! The entire staff was amazing, professional, and attentive. Everyone I see is still talking about how fabulous the food was or how much they loved their waiter. The grounds are beautiful and so is the ballroom. I really can't say enough good things about this venue - they truly went the extra mile to make our day perfect. Thank you!
The service "blew me away" !!! The view was beautiful ! Pete our waiter didnt miss a trick - He is the most professional waiter I've ever had anywhere- What a wonderful experience! Thank you 😊
This place is everything! Do not look any further for a wedding venue! I found Falkirk on wedding wire and the reviews were amazing. Especially, when it came to talking about the food! So, my husband and I (then fiance of course), decided to visit. The moment we walked in, we knew this was where we wanted our wedding. However, we didn't want to rush into anything, (even though we knew there wasn't a better place), so we checked out a few other venues. Nothing compared to Falkirk!! The grounds are beautiful! It is so clean and immaculate, we felt like royalty walking into that place :D Karen, our coordinator, was such a pleasure to work with. She kept us on a timeline to make sure everything went smoothly the day of the wedding. She was extremely professional and very knowledgeable. She brought up so many details, that we as newlyweds, never would have thought of. Our wedding was early April, so the weather could have gone either way. Falkirk has a gorgeous waterfall that flows once the weather warms up. Weeks leading up to our special day, it snowed! A lot! The week of, it rained a ton washing away most of the snow, but Karen had made us aware that the waterfall might not be up and running in time for our wedding. We were ok with that since, Falkirk looked beautiful anyway. But somehow, 2 days before, they got it done! The waterfall was a big hit and our guests loved it. The moral of that story, was the incredible effort that Falkirk puts in to making your day a magical one. Every single staff member makes you feel like family, and that was what helped make our wedding day the absolute best day of our lives. It was 2 months ago, and we are already trying to get every engaged couple we know to have their wedding there so we can go back! It is that amazing! And yes, the food is a big hit! Your guests will never stop ranting and raving about Falkirk Estate and Country Club. Thank you to everyone! We love you guys! We will forever highly recommend Falkirk.
There are not enough words to describe how truly amazing and beautiful Falkirk is. Not only are the grounds impeccable, but the staff is the most professional, top notch, efficient team I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Karen and Tommy made me feel comfortable from day 1, she understood my style immediately, answered any questions ASAP, and her follow up skills are excellent. Their level of service and attention to detail sets them apart from any other venue. There was nothing they could not handle (they think of everything); I was not stressed in the least because I knew they would make sure everything was seamless. Tommy even fixed some wardrobe malfunctions! Our ceremony was supposed to be outside, but due to the rain, had to be moved inside. Their contingency plan was so wonderful that the rain had no effect on us whatsoever. The entire night Michael and Michele went above and beyond to make sure my husband and I were taken care of, as well as our families and bridal party. From making sure we always had drinks in our hands and had time to eat, to stashing my flip flops under the table so I could get into comfy shoes. They made us feel so incredibly special!! And all the food was so delicious, all our guests were raving about it!! Falkirk’s team is truly the dream team you need on your side, especially on such a monumental day.
Our wedding was the most magical and perfect day of our lives, and we owe it all to Falkirk!!! The staff and management at Falkirk were absolutely amazing and overly accommodating! They made our loved one’s feel at home and made sure they were waited on hand and foot! The service was outstanding and the food was out of this WORLD!!! My husband and I had NOT A CARE in the world the entire time we planned the wedding and especially on our wedding day because the management and staff at Falkirk made sure we did not stress one bit!! I had the most relaxing and enjoyable experience, working with Falkirk Estate. There are no words to express the the absolute satisfaction we have from having our wedding there!!! We are so over-the-moon with the entire experience, I believe we can convince anyone to have their wedding there!!! It would not take much effort at all! Thank you so much Falkirk, for making the most special time of our lives, all that it could ever be!!!
Falkirk was amazing! My husband and I were having a hard time finding a venue for our reception. We were looking for a venue that was 1 wedding at a time with beautiful grounds. We had looked at close to 15 places but none of them felt right for us. They felt more like wedding party factories. Our DJ, Teddy from Le Grand Entertainment recommended Falkirk Estate to us and we’re so happy he did. We can’t say enough good things about the place. All of our guests keep telling us how amazing our wedding was, truly one of the best, and how great Falkirk was. We worked closely with Tommy and Karen from day 1 and they made us feel special the entire time during the wedding planning process. Everyone on the staff was super friendly and professional. We loved having Michael as our maitre d. He was extremely attentive to details and we really appreciated it. He even helped us with our dance routine prior stepping out into the ballroom for our first dance. The entire staff was amazing. The food was out of this world! Definitely the perfect venue for us and we highly recommend it.
Falkirk Estate hosted out 10/10/15 wedding and it was absolutely perfect! The ground are beautiful and immaculate. The views are gorgeous. Tommy and Michael made sure everything went according to plan and took amazing care of us! Our guest are STILL talking about the food and service. Highly recommended!
Great venue! Food is fabulous staff is incredible and the setting is warm and wonderful!!!
We could not have been more pleased and truly happy with Falkirk's outstanding service and accommodations for our wedding this past Saturday. Everything was seamless and done in an extremely timely matter. The venue gave off a classy vibe that our guests appreciated. Karen is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is extremely fair, accommodating and worked with us to make sure our day was very special. The day was flawless and we owe so many thank you's to Falkirk Estate and their staff!!
View for outdoor wedding was gorgeous. The cocktail hour food was not good. Tasted like it was frozen. The calamari was pure mush.
My husband and I got married at Falkirk on October 1st 2016 and I could not have asked for a more perfect venue or more amazing staff! Karen was an incredible help in planning every detail of the big day, and when it arrived the entire team made sure it was truly the best day of our lives. Our guests still comment on how amazing the service was and how delicious the food was. The Bridal attendant Michelle made sure that not only I had everything I needed at every point throughout the day, but that my husband and our wedding party did as well. We've all never felt so pampered in our lives!
Our wedding was on 10/16/16. We are beyond happy that we chose this as our venue. The weather was gorgeous, the backdrop was breathtaking, and the service was impeccable. The attentiveness and kindness of the staff was better than I could have ever imagined. Our day was perfect because the Falkirk Estate atmosphere including the grounds, food and staff, was above and beyond any other venue.
I was married on 8/6/16 and I was on cloud 9 all day! I did long distance- I traveled all the way from Kansas City to have my reception at the Falkirk. Tommy and Karen were THE BEST and made sure everything was taken care of leading up to the day and the day of. Guests of the wedding are STILL raving about the food, the landscape and how amazing the staff was. All of the attendants were amazing- my parents and my in-laws loved the personal attention they were given to make sure everythign went smoothly! Staff was funny, helpful and the most pleasant people to work with! Michelle was also wonder at making sure I was able to taste everything (and helped me make a beeline for the mash potato bar- my must have food at the cocktail hour!). It rained that morning and everyone was so helpful to make sure my dress didn't get muddy or wet! I even made a mistake on the seating chart and they were able to fix it for me- I mentioned it to Paul and within moments everything was fixed before I even was introduced! The most perfect day ever! Thank you!
From the moment that I stepped foot onto Falkirk Estate, I was in love. The venue is absolutely beautiful with gorgeous views of the mountains, the property is gorgeous and well maintained, and the ballroom is surrounded by all windows, that overlooks the amazing property. The ballroom also had brand new carpet and chairs and a beautiful fireplace which was a great backdrop for my family pictures. The staff... there are not enough great things that I can say about the staff. Tommy and Michelle were absolutely incredible. Tommy from start to finish was an absolute pleasure to work with. He worked with my family that had a ton of demands and requests, seamlessly. He catered to every whim that we had and really knows how to throw an event and make sure that every detail is perfect. The staff - I heard nothing but compliments from everyone attending my wedding. The staff was extremely attentive and they even brought drinks to the table. The food - the food was delicious. I have heard from several guests that typically at weddings, the cocktail hour is better than the dinner but not at Falkirk. We received so many compliments that both our cocktail hour and dinner were great. They offer a great variety of food options and Tommy and kitchen staff are willing to work with you to create your perfect menu.
Our daughter, Lauren, had her reception at Falkirk on September 23, 2016 (just 2 days ago)! We are still amazed at the impeccable service and attention to detail. It started with Karen when we booked the date. She is so professional, helpful and was with us every step of the way. When we arrived, Tommy greeted us at the door and provided excellent direction to the entire staff.. Michael, the maitre 'd, was in charge of the reception and guided us throughout the evening. He is a true professional. All of our guests remarked about the excellent service provided by the waiters and staff. Our waiter, Peter, was outstanding. The food was perfect and plentiful. The grounds and ballroom are just beautiful. If you are in the process of exploring different venues, you must come here. You will be so happy you did!
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Falkirk this past June, and I still have friends and family telling me how amazing it was. Even before the big day, the staff at the Falkirk was organized and followed up on every item to ensure that everything was in order. I knew after my first meeting with Tommy that I wouldn’t have to worry about a thing, and from that moment on I was right, he handled everything! Even when I didn’t have all my vendors finalized he suggested a few companies that have worked with the Falkirk in the past. What I believe separates the Falkirk from other venues is their ability to accommodate all your wishes. We requested very specific details (cigar bar, candy bar, photo booth, “in loving memory” memorial, local pennings cider on tap, karaoke at the after party) and the Falkirk was able to make it all happen without question or doubt. I didn’t have to stress or worry about anything, and everything was perfect - spot on what I envisioned. What amazed me more than their ability to throw an amazing party was the level of professionalism. All my guests have told me how great their waiter/waitress was at the sit down dinner. Although I’m not surprised, it’s great knowing after the fact that my guests had amazing service to top off a delicious meal. My husband and myself also had great service; Michelle and Will (our bridal concierge and captain) were with us the entire day. Michelle was constantly fixing the train of my dress to ensure that it was always picture perfect and coordinated everything so that we were on time for pictures, the cocktail hour, and the start of our reception. Will made sure that we always had a beverage in our hand and that we completed everything that we wanted to during the reception (first dances, speeches, cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc) Looking back now, everything was PERFECTION; I worried about nothing the entire day and I had the time of my life. I would tell any bride or groom looking for a venue in Orange County to go with the Falkirk hands downs!
For anyone looking to have all of their wedding dreams come true, they should absolutely book the Falkirk Estate & Country Club. The Falkirk is used to getting incredible reviews, so this review, like the others, will just solidify the unbelievable experience one will receive from the time they sign their contract, to the days following their wedding. First, let me start with Tommy, the general manager. You will not find anyone more knowledgeable about the wedding industry than Tommy. He is incredibly professional, patient, accommodating and truly makes you feel like your wedding is the most important one! Tommy even pulled up a chair and bustled my dress like a professional; there’s nothing he cannot do!! Karen, the event planner, is an absolute doll! Every time you walk through the door, you are greeted with a warm smile and hug. They never ever made me feel as though I was asking too many questions or bothering them whenever we wanted to just stop by. We truly felt as though we were the only ones getting married this month because their dedication and commitment was unparalleled to anything else. We got married on site and my guests could not stop raving about the gorgeous atmosphere. The blooming flowers around the ceremony site, the running waterfalls, and the perfectly groomed landscape add to the breathtaking views as we said our vows. Our guests said it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they had ever seen. However, once they moved into the over-the-top cocktail hour, they were sure that this was the best wedding they had ever been too. The food is exceptional!!! The presentation and displays are set up to perfection; they clearly pay attention to the details. When I walked into the main room where our reception took place, it was everything I had envisioned. There are no words to describe it; the room was absolutely gorgeous; every candle was carefully placed, the napkins were neatly folded, and every utensil was perfectly lined up. They even helped our florist put together our center pieces. Each detail of our wedding was planned out. Everything went as smooth as possible, which is a testament to the hard work that happens behind the scenes. The service is top-notch and simply cannot be compared to anywhere else. The staff is properly trained to meet the needs of each and every one of the guests attending the wedding. Our guests could not stop praising the wait staff and were in awe of how attentive and efficient they were. Truly, everyone walked away that night saying it was the best wedding they had ever been too, and we had some tough critics in the crowd ;) I promise that the best first step you can take is making the Falkirk Estate & Country Club a part of your wedding day!
We got married in July 2016. Tommy,Michelle and Michael were absolutely amazing. They did not miss a beat and really made the day so special for us! We had a year and a half engagement and Tommy was there for us the entire time, answering emails promptly, and being so helpful answering any question we had. The food was delicious and everything was coordinated amazingly! We could not be happier for choosing Falkirk and are so lucky to have had an amazing and attentive team to work with! Job well done everyone!! Love Violetta and Sean
We got married in June 2016 and Falkirk was a dream come true! No one had a bad word to say about the wedding. The staff is incredibly professional, helpful, and attentive. We fell in love with the amazing venue and Tommy! The day ran so smoothly because of the staff! The food was out of this world! At the end of the night, all of our items were packed up the way that we had brought them! Guests at our wedding want us to get married again at Falkirk just so they can experience the wonder that is Falkirk again. Now that the process is over we miss Falkirk and all of the staff that made our day so special!! We are convinced that Falkirk is the best venue out there!!
I got married at Falkirk in June 2016, and I cannot capture in words how fantastic my experience was but I will try! What sets Falkirk apart is not just the fact that it is a beautiful venue (it is), but it is the quality of staff and level of service that Falkirk provides that really sets it apart. Despite me knowing that Falkirk has a busy schedule with lots of weddings, I was made to feel that I was there only client throughout the wedding planning process and received an extremely professional and personalized level of service. These days it is too common that high end venues make you feel all nice to get you to book a date and then once you are in the door the service declines from there - I am grateful that my experience at Falkirk was the complete opposite. My central wedding coordinator, Karen, was fantastic to work with. She is highly organized, super sweet, and very accommodating - she really went above and beyond for me including accommodating my schedule by moving her personal days off and appointments (I was a bit OCD and had several meetings at the venue with her prior to the wedding and all of this was accommodated with a smile). Tommy, the general manager, was also very easy to work with and equally accommodating to me, and extremely professional. I had the same experience with every other member of staff that worked at my wedding - personalized service and very professional. If you are reading this review then you have a glimpse (or soon will) of how stressful wedding planning can be, so I cannot emphasize enough how important the quality of staff is in helping you plan your wedding. The venue itself - well, it speaks for itself. The grounds are stunning, and the ballroom is beautiful with a very open feel thanks to the many windows and french doors. I got married outside and my ceremony was literally a dream come true. A beautiful gazebo overlooking trees and mountains with a beautiful waterfall. The outside deck is also a great plus, and my guests really utilized this during the wedding and it was a great alternative spot to have more intimate chats! I had an amazing day, a dream come true, and I wish I could do the day all over again. So in summary, just go check out the venue yourself and you will see none of this is an exaggeration!
We had our daughter's wedding at Falkirk. Here is is how I summed up a note to the Staff at Falkirk. So, in summary, the Bride and Groom, In-laws and my Wife and I cannot thank you enough for making this day so PERFECT. Be proud of everyone associated with the facility. It is our opinion that Falkirk and all of the Staff Members are the best of the best. 200+ guests walked away that night being wowed by what you have accomplished. Great Job!
I am at a loss for words when I think about my wedding venue, Falkirk Estate made my husband and I' s dream come true. Everything was simply PERFECT! The staff was overwhelming helpful and tentative. The grounds were kept tidy, organized and BEAUTIFUL. The ballroom was elegant and romantic. The dance floor was AMAZING, especially for our "we loooove to dance" kind of family and friends! We had the time of our lives! THANK YOU!
Our wedding was so perfect at Falkirk! The staff was so wonderful and attentive! It was the perfect fairytale wedding I always dreamed of! My husband and I still can't believe there wasn't one hiccup the day of the wedding and it was all because of the wonderful team falkirk has put together!