Where do I begin? The place itself: Whitby Castle was I believe the 2nd reception venue my husband and I looked at (in person). Obviously, the outside is GORGEOUS which was a huge win... but also the inside was EXACTLY what we wanted. I was very picky about the types of carpet and chairs I wanted for my reception. Basically, Whitby won me over immediately with their gorgeous hardwood floors (no ugly carpets) and Chiavari chairs. The ballroom is amazing however, to us it seemed like a blank canvas therefore, my husband and I spent a lot of money decorating it and making sure it was personalized. We didn't think this was a bad thing though, we actually loved the fact that we were able to make this place our own. It was also extremely accommodating that they allowed us to decorate (which took hours - not even talking about the flowers that were delivered by shop, just our stuff we brought from home alone) the day before because we had a Friday wedding. I would recommend anyone doing a Friday wedding here because that to me was a huge relief itself. Another huge plus is that your wedding is the ONLY wedding there. You do not have to share your day with a few other weddings and hundreds of guests in another room celebrating someone else's marriage. Whitby Castle gives you access to the entire place and it is just for you. They even allowed us to get ready there (in bridal suite) ALL day long from 8AM until when the reception ended which was 12AM. Very accommodating. They also allowed our guests to leave their cars overnight. The dance floor is HUGE as well! Food: AMAZING. "Best steak I ever had" numerous people told us during and after the wedding. Staff: Ralph and Sean are awesome. Since day one always assisting and always making sure my husband and I were happy. Very accommodating. Anything you need/want as long as it's reasonable of course.. he was able to make it happen. Ralph was "behind the scenes" at the wedding and made sure everything went smooth! Thank you so much for all the hard work - our day was truly amazing. We are very thankful to the staff and everyone who made our day perfect!!!
We had our wedding at Whitby on April 22, 2017 & we couldn’t have been happier in our venue choice. After looking at a few venues in Westchester, Hudson Valley and NJ, we chose Whitby because of its beautiful ballroom and outdoor decks. We originally booked with another sales mgr which worried us a little bit, but Janet was great! She was able to sub out a few of the wines & vodka for things that we thought our guests would like more, at no cost. They also allowed us to bring in bottled beer, in addition to what they had on tap, which was great. She answered any questions we had via email very quickly. About a month out, we started working with Ralph, their Maître D . Ralph was a pleasure to work with! You can tell he has done this for a while and knew how to make things go smoothly. Planning the details or our day with him was easy, we couldn’t have asked for a better, more attentive host. He was also very responsive to any of our requests via email. Our Captain on the night of our wedding, Will, was also amazing! He continuously asked if we needed anything and was always there to direct us as to what was next or even fill up our drinks. The main reason we booked at Whitby was because the indoor rooms were beautiful. We knew it would rain on our wedding, so we wanted a room that wouldn’t make us sad if we had to use it for the ceremony. We had them set up the white chairs in the ballroom, which would later become the dance floor. The room was set for 140 guests and it didn’t feel crammed and it was still beautiful, with the big windows overlooking the course and the LI sound. The patio for the cocktail hour was a little crammed without being able to use the outdoor tables due to the rain, but we had 140 people and it wasn’t too bad. It’s also heated, partially enclosed and had cute little lights hanging. The cocktail hour food was plentiful and delicious! They gave us so many options to pick and each one we had was great. Our guests couldn’t stop raving about all of the choices. The food during the reception was delicious, none of our guests complained and had nothing but great things to say about the dinner. The wedding cake was delicious and we chose the passed desserts as an addition, everyone loved the ice cream sandwiches. We had a band play the reception and they had plenty of room for all 7 of them to set up and we never felt like it was too crowded. Our only minor worry on our wedding day was that we were originally told ‘it’s our castle for the day’ so when I showed up at 2pm there were still guests there from a prior event that morning, it was kind annoying because as we started taking photos around 3pm, the guests were coming through the photo ops. Due to the fact it was raining, we couldn’t really get outside to get away from the customers in the castle. Also, by 4 the ballroom wasn’t set and they were still setting up decorations by the time we started rehearsing at 5 – which worried us a lot since our guests were to start arriving at 5:15. The pub is also open to golfers until 8pm every weekend from April – Fall, which we didn’t know either. Luckily there weren’t many golfers in there due to the rain. Ultimately, it wasn’t a big deal, because everything seemed to go off without a hitch, but it was kind of worrisome that day, since I like to have everything in place far in advance. If we could have a do over we would totally pick Whitby again. Everything besides the rain was amazing. Thank you all so much!
I don't even know where to begin - but from the second we booked Whitby Castle, until the second we left our wedding night, the staff, food and service was impeccable! Janet answered any questions I had in the days leading up to the wedding and Ralph was absolutely amazing the day of our wedding. We even had guests ask "where we got him" because he accommodated anything and anyone who needed something. I absolutely recommend Whitby Castle for your fairy tale day.
We looked at a variety of venues throughout Westchester County and only one venue impressed us! It was the Whitby Castle of course! It only got better from the time we signed our contract. Our maitre d', Samantha was so AMAZING and extremely accommodating in every way imaginable! She answered all of our questions in a timely manor, provided us with suggestions when asked, and helped make our fairy tale wedding to perfection! She helped make our wedding so magical as our guests keep telling us that is was the best wedding ever! All of our guests raved about how delicious the food was, how beautiful the venue was, and how friendly and accommodating the staff was on the day of our wedding. We don't know what we would have done without Samantha! She went above and beyond her duties. The Whitby also remodeled inside the castle, making it absolutely stunning! If you want the most magical fairy tale wedding, then the Whitby Castle is your venue! We wish we could do it all over again :) It was the best and most perfect day of our life!!!!
Kasey & Richard Gregory
I just wanted to formally say thank you very much for the wonderful event we had there yesterday! I know we worked hard for a long time on the plans and I appreciate all you did! Everything came together great! It all worked out EXACTLY as I had envisioned it from the beginning and I noticed all the details so the party was everything that I had planned and more! I'm glad all the final arrangements worked out in the end! Samantha, you really did a superb job!
When we walked in yesterday, and I saw everything set up, the room looked beautiful! I must thank you for the pink overlay linens, that detail really enhanced the overall theme and made it look extra special and I love that we had that! I really appreciated you doing that for us! It made such a difference!
You and your staff were outstanding! They were all very pleasant and personable and did a wonderful job taking care of us! Please relay our gratefulness to them. Compliments to Chef! The food was delicious and we all enjoyed it very much! It was all prepared and presented lovely. We truly enjoyed our meal and received many complements from our guests. I must say we personally tried everything and were very pleased with the selections. As you said, he is very good and you were right!
We were very satisfied with each and every aspect of our event there. Working with you was fantastic! The place itself is amazingly beautiful and the weather even cooperated with us overall too! The food is delicious and the staff is top notch! You can't ask for anything more! It was a pleasure working with everyone involved. I will recommend your establishment to others in the future for sure! We received many compliments from our guests as well! It was truly a great experience from start to finish! I was very confident that I had picked the right place to have our celebration and that was confirmed yesterday when we finally got to enjoy the special day!
Most importantly, this was all for my daughter to enjoy and reflect her personality to celebrate her event! She loved how everything looked because she notices that kind of stuff and truly enjoyed herself! That is what it was all about and seeing her happy yesterday makes it all worth it! She had a great day and thank you for the big part you played in making that happen!
Now that it is finally over, I can look back with great memories knowing everything was perfect and we were really able to enjoy the day! It was a blessed day all around!
Best regards and thanks to all involved! I was happy to meet and have the chance to work with you personally! Best of luck to you in the future!
Our many sincerest thanks and gratitude,
The Condura Family