330 Boston Post Rd, Rye, NY 10580
Rye is a small city located in Westchester County, New York, approximately 25 miles north of New York City. The city has a population of around 16,000 people and is famous for its picturesque location on Long Island Sound. The city is also home to historic landmarks and attractions, including the Square House Museum, Rye Playland amusement park, and the Marshlands Conservancy. Rye is considered a wealthy community and known for its upscale shopping and dining options. The city has a strong public school system and several private schools. Rye is also known for its proximity to popular destinations, including New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut.
Whitby Castle, located in Rye, is a historic castle-like mansion built in 1852 by a wealthy merchant named William Chapman. The mansion was designed by Alexander Jackson Davis, a prominent architect known for his Gothic Revival style.
The mansion was initially used as a summer home for the Chapman family until sold to the City of New York in 1927. It was then used as a clubhouse and golf course for the nearby Rye Golf Club until the 1960s. In the 1960s, it was converted into a restaurant and event space.
Getting married at Whitby Castle is truly lovely.
The venue features several locations for getting ready, with spacious and comfortable suites for both the wedding party and guests. On the beautiful lawn overlooking the water, the ceremony can be held. Cocktail hour can be held on the castle's terrace, offering guests spectacular views of the Long Island Sound. The grand ballroom is the perfect space for a wedding reception, with vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The venue's staff is dedicated to ensuring that every detail of the day is perfect and that the wedding runs smoothly.
There are many beautiful and popular locations on the Whitby Castle property that are ideally suited for wedding photography. Here are five of the most popular:
The Castle Lawn: The Castle Lawn provides a stunning view of the Long Island Sound and is the perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony.
The Castle Terrace: The Castle Terrace is a beautiful location for cocktail hour, offering guests breathtaking views of the water and surrounding landscape.
The Grand Ballroom: The Grand Ballroom is the highlight of the venue, with its gorgeous vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors, and large windows that let in plenty of natural light.
The Fireplace Room: The Fireplace Room is a cozy and intimate space perfect for smaller wedding parties or pre-ceremony photos.
The Porte Cochere: The Porte Cochere is a stunning covered entryway perfect for capturing dramatic and romantic photos.
There are also many beautiful and popular locations near Whitby Castle perfect for wedding photography. Here are ten of the most popular:
Rye Town Park - located just a few minutes away, Rye Town Park is a beautiful waterfront park featuring walking paths, a beach, and a gazebo. The park offers stunning views of the Long Island Sound and is the perfect spot for a pre-wedding photo shoot.
Marshlands Conservancy - Situated just five miles away, the Marshlands Conservancy is a nature reserve with walking trails, meadows, and woodlands. The reserve features stunning views of the Long Island Sound and is a popular spot for bird watching.
The Rye Playland Boardwalk - located just six miles away, the Rye Playland Boardwalk features stunning views of the Long Island Sound and is a popular spot for a leisurely stroll.
The Kensico Dam - situated just 12 miles away, the Kensico Dam is a historic dam with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The area is perfect for a photo shoot, with plenty of greenery and natural beauty.
The Rockefeller State Park Preserve - located just 15 miles away, the Rockefeller State Park Preserve is a beautiful nature reserve with over 1,400 acres of rolling hills, woodlands, and meadows. The preserve offers miles of walking trails and stunning views of the Hudson Valley.
As a wedding photographer, I have a keen eye for capturing the beauty of natural surroundings and utilizing natural light to create stunning photos. The castle's elegant stone architecture, lush greenery, and stunning views of the Long Island Sound provide the perfect backdrop for beautiful wedding photos. I am experienced in working with natural light and can capture the essence of your special day in a way that reflects your unique style and vision.
In conclusion, Whitby Castle is a beautiful and historic venue with stunning natural beauty both on the property and in its surrounding areas. The castle's elegant architecture and beautiful natural surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable wedding celebration. As a wedding photographer, I have the experience and expertise to capture the beauty of the venue and create stunning photos that you will treasure for a lifetime.