For those that are looking for an intimate gathering of friends and family, but do not think that a majestic castle setting is in the cards – think again!! That is correct, there is a castle that is in fit for a maximum of 40 guests. We are not dreaming this up. The castle’s website explicitly states over and over that the maximum bridal party size that they can accommodate is 40. So what is this little gem? It’s the Lyndhurst Castle located at 635 South Broadway in Tarrytown, New York . It is approximately 1 hour drive from JFK International airport.
Image courtesy of www.lyndhurst.org – aerial view of Lyndhurst Castle
Lyndhurst Castle overlooks the Hudson River in Tarrytown. It is one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions. Sophisticated couples enjoy the privacy and beauty of Lyndhurst’s sixty-seven acres on the widest part of the Hudson River, only thirty-five minutes from Manhattan, New York City. In 1961, the 67-acre estate was passed to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The building itself is a museum but the outdoor space are fabulous for a wedding.
Image courtesy of www.lyndhurst.org – image of the front entrance to Lyndhurst Castle
In their own words (from their website), Lyndhurst describes a couple’s experiences as the following:
Imagine your perfect wedding day! You step out from between double castle doors and walk down the aisle with your guest seated on the sweeping great lawn or you step through gates into the secluded rose garden to meet your future spouse beneath a rose covered pergola. You take wedding photographs within century old weeping Beech trees, so old and so large their limbs touch the ground. You join your guests for cocktails on the mansion veranda with views sweeping down to the Hudson. You and your guests retire to the carriage house for dinner and dancing and evening conversation in the flower-filled courtyard.”
Image courtesy of www.tripadvisor.com – image of the rose garden at Lyndhurst Castle
Image courtesy of www.becreativephotography.com – outdoor ceremony in the rose garden
Image courtesy of www.thedistractedwanderer.com – the verandas make a beautiful spot for wedding photography as well
Image courtesy of www.visitsleepyhollow.com – here is a night time view of Lyndhurst Castle
For larger weddings, they have a tent and a great lawn for an outdoor ceremony. According their website, Lyndhurst specializes in Jewish weddings and Southeast Asian/Indian weddings. They have specific catering partners that can accommodate specific dietary and religious requirements. Therefore, any bride can have her castle fairytale wedding even if her guest count isn’t enormous.
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