New York is an amazing state with some of the best event venues in the eastern half of the US. In fact, there are so many different New York wedding venues to choose from that it can be overwhelming when the time comes to select just one. Today, we will help you focus your search by telling you about our favorite boutique hotels and private estates in the state. Whether you want a classic wedding or a beach getaway with a ceremony on the sand, we’ve got you covered.
Here are our favorite wedding venues in New York state.
Topping Rose House
Located in the Hamptons, this classic estate is ideal for a private boutique hotel wedding. The estate was built in the 1840s, but renovated in 2010. The interior has updated and contemporary furnishings, while the exterior maintains its historic allure. The venue is located about 90 miles outside of New York City and is close to local boutiques, restaurants and galleries.
Topping Rose House is ideal for a wedding weekend experience. The hotel has twenty-two guest rooms and a renowned restaurant led by well-known chef Kyle Koenig. There are several different event spaces to utilize. These include picturesque outdoor areas and indoor rooms that have both rustic and modern elements. Depending on your wedding style, you may prefer the antique barn, or maybe a modern studio would be more to your liking. If you want something a little bit more traditional, the restored Greek revival house may be the perfect room for your reception.
The Hamptons has plenty of activities to offer your wedding guests before and after your special day. Some of the options include fishing, hiking, biking or beach excursions. If your guests want to enjoy the amenities of Topping Rose House, they can book a spa day at Naturopathica or play a round of golf or tennis.
Oheka Castle is a mansion that seems like it is straight out of a fairytale. Located on Long Island’s North Shore, this estate is a perfect example of Gilded Age opulence. The castle has 32 guest rooms, which each have a unique theme that can transport you back to another era.
Oheka Castle only hosts one event per day, which means that you have complete privacy on the day of your wedding. No matter the size of your celebration, Oheka has event spaces to accommodate you. If you are looking for an indoor reception, there are five different rooms to choose from. These range from the smallest room, Addie Kahn, which can accommodate up to 75 guests for a seated reception, to the large Terrace Room, which can accommodate 700 seated guests. During warmer months, the outdoor lawns and gardens are also spectacular ceremony and reception options.
If you stay the weekend, be sure to enjoy the amenities the castle has to offer. You can try an in-room massage or work out in the modern fitness center. If you’re looking for a reason to get outdoors, the castle is home to tennis courts, and there is a world class golf course right next door.
Situated in Montauk, on Long Island, the Surf Lodge is the perfect location for a beachy summer wedding. The incredible sunset views and surf are a reason to visit, but the ambiance of the hotel will make you want to host your wedding here.
The outdoor seating areas and ocean views present a calm and cool atmosphere. The stylish yet relaxed setting can accommodate between 20 and 200 guests.
Spend your pre-wedding days soaking up the sun at the beach, surfing, fishing, or dining at the Surf Lodge Restaurant. During the summer, be sure to snag a ticket to their star-studded concert series.
Don’t forget to take part in the wellness activities at the Lodge including yoga, pilates and fitness boot camps.
Another beautiful Montauk venue, Ruschmeyer’s, has a classic summer camp feel. The hotel first opened in the 1950s and was recently renovated. The 19 rooms sit surrounding a central green-space known as the Magic Garden. This area includes hammocks, barbecues and tables for dining.
Get outside and take part in a multitude of outdoor activities including paddle boarding, lawn games, biking, ping-pong and fishing.
Ruschmeyer’s only hosts a limited number of special events each summer. Host your wedding for up to 100 guests under the giant oak trees near the famous Ruschmeyer’s teepee, and then dine outside under the stars during your casual reception.
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