There are more than a million items to be checked on your wedding checklist and one of the biggest question is definitely “where”? The location makes the foundation of the wedding and it is important that you firm up on the location as early as possible so that you may get things rolling first, such as the working out the invites and venue decorations. If you are planning to hold your wedding ceremony in the second most populous county in New York, check out some of these best wedding venues in Westchester County that will add the “wow” factor to your special day.
Nestled on the banks of the Hudson River, the Rhine Cliff portrays a panoramic view of the Hudson and Catskills beyond, natural wood tones, eco-friendly architecture and incredible history. This is the perfect mix of simplicity, nature, stylish and rustic elements. Though it does not possess a huge land space, Rhine Cliff has sufficient space to let each wedding feel unique while allowing every guest to feel intimate and cozy. It is simply magical to say “Yes, I do” while enjoying and basking in the nature and freedom by the cliff.
Bear Mountain Inn and Overlook Lodge
Imagine holding your wedding in the middle of the state park, marrying in the newly furbished century old building located within. This will appeal big time to nature lovers as they get to exchange their vows while basking in the rustic charm of a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. A bonus point of this location is the accessibility from Orange, Rockland and Westchester counties. On top of that, guests who need accommodation have a choice between three different lodging options on the site. Options include Overlook Lodge which has 24 rooms, “rustic and luxurious” Bear Mountain Inn with 15 newly renovated rooms and any of the four stone cottages which 6 guestrooms each, topping off with a front porch that overlooks the Hessian Lake.
Drowning in the richness of architecture, history and amazing landscapes, this beautiful 19th-century Episcopal Church of the Messiah located in Rhinebeck welcomes non-members and allows newlyweds to bring in their own officiant. While many choose to tie the knot in the inn’s front garden, romantics have a choice of a quick, romantic jaunt in a horse of carriage, fulfilling their fairytale dreams. This is a place where fairytales come true!
Tarrytown House Estate
One of the top picks for soon-to-be married couples, Tarrytown House Estate is located in what Forbes Magazine named as America’s top 10 prettiest towns. Overlooking the Hudson River Valley, this property contains the King’s House and Biddle Mansion. The amount of space this gorgeous 26-acre venue offers is the best fit for big scale weddings that can accommodate as many as 350 guests. Be ready to go weak in the knees as you take in the majestic sight of this charming, elegant and yet vintage location!
There are many more amazing and breathtaking venues in Westchester County. Apart from holding your wedding in Westchester, you may want to consider buying your first home and starting your family in this charming county. Awesome place, amazing people and beautiful properties you may want to call your own, so check out some listings of your potential home here!