A popular request made by couples of our NY wedding planners is to help them find a wedding venue that is not only affordable but also has amazing views, is easily accessible from New York City and will leave them and their guests blown away! A Castle wedding venue offers all of the above and more! Many engaged couples are surprised to find that you don’t have to plan a destination wedding overseas to get married in a Castle. There are several Castles near the New York City area that offer panoramic waterfront views, outdoor ceremony locations and rich cultural history that has been preserved at these venues for hundreds of years. Long Island, NY is home to several Castle wedding venues that offer formal settings and can accommodate 500+ guest or intimate event spaces for a small wedding celebration. Just under 2 hours away, Connecticut is home to a Castle wedding venue and marina offering waterside options and a horse and carriage to bring you to your ceremony!! If you want to stay in the city then consider one of our all-inclusive elopement packages and get hitched at the popular Belvedere Castle in Central park while our photographers capture every moment. Whatever you choose, our photography team will be sure to provide you with amazing photos from your big day.
Long Island, New York is known for it’s amazing waterfront wedding venues. With close proximity to New York City, many engaged couples choose to get married in Long Island and our photographers and video team have worked at most of the popular venues on the Island. The Hempstead House on the Sands Point Preserve offers couples exclusive use of the Castle for their wedding day. The grounds include indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and luxurious bride and groom suites on the second floor offering the couple and their wedding party privacy. You and your guests will enjoy cherub fountains, billiard rooms and winter and summer living rooms. There are several options to choose from based on your wedding size that include a ballroom that can accommodate up to 300 guest or an intimate 30 person dining room. Our photographers and videographers love shooting at this beautiful Castle venue and have captured breathtaking wedding photo and video there.
Connecticut is a great choice for couples who don’t mind traveling a bit further from NYC for their Castle wedding. Located on the scenic CT river the estate offers beautiful courtyards, grand ballrooms and amazing water views. The venue offers affordable packages that fit every taste and budget and customizable reception options. For a small travel fee you can book our photography and video team to travel to Connecticut and capture your big day at this beautiful venue. Our photographers and videographers love working here and recommend having your ceremony outdoors during the warmer months for the best photos! You and your guest will enjoy picture perfect weather and unobstructed views of the river and beautiful natural setting. The venue even offers a horse and carriage option for you to make a grand entrance!
If you prefer a more intimate Castle wedding venue right in NYC consider Central Park’s famous Belvedere Castle and Terrace. Yes that’s right, there is a castle in New York’s most well known park and you can get married there! Our all-inclusive elopement package includes the permit for your elopement ceremony at the castle and gives you access to the terrace next to the castle which doubles as backup in case of rain! Our photography team have worked at Belevedere Castle many times and our officiants say its one of the most romantic elopement locations in New York City! Even if you have your elopement ceremony at one of the other popular elopement locations in Central Park you can stop by the Castle for romantic wedding photos and throw your bouquet from the terrace of the castle in true royalty style!
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