From the sun-dappled forests of the Hudson River Valley to the sandy beaches of the Long Island Sound, New York's southernmost waterfronts have enchanted artists, writers, naturalists, and intellectuals for generations. Lined by quaint towns, granite cliffs, historic landmarks, and grand estates, it’s easy to forget you’re less than an hour outside of the Big Apple. With an eye towards embracing the area's natural beauty while preserving its classic elegance, these exquisite waterfront venues offer an unforgettably romantic backdrop for your wedding.
New Rochelle, NY
Fab Features: romantic 19th-century mansion blends Old World charm and modern touches • exchange vows on the beachfront with panoramic views of Long Island Sound • generous all-inclusive packages include a custom wedding cake, white glove service, and more!Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
Fab Features: impressive stone mansion modeled after a traditional 18th-century French chateau • waterside ceremonies with breathtaking views of Milton Harbor • cocktails on the velvety lawn before dinner and dancing under the glamorous peaked tentCatering: In-house, BYO
New Rochelle, NY
Fab Features: elegant country club in chic New Rochelle with incredible views of Long Island Sound • garden ceremonies held overlooking the water on an elevated platform beneath a graceful white arbor • rockin' afterparties at 600, a swanky private lounge with plush club chairs, granite floors, and an outdoor patioCatering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
Cortlandt Manor, New York
Fab Features: beautifully restored 18th-century estate • picturesque ceremonies on the Grand Lawn overlooking the Hudson River • open-air cocktail hour on the Stone Patio, Terrace, or romantic Grape Arbor followed by late-night receptions in the tented pavilionCatering: In-house
We couldn't possibly leave off this historic Hudson River gem—just a quick trip across the bridge!
West Point, NY
Fab Features: historic hotel on a hilltop with breathtaking views of the Hudson River and the Military Academy at West Point • expansive Grand Ballroom outfitted with 20-foot ceilings, wrought-iron chandeliers, and gargoyle architectural details • luxurious guest rooms exude Old World charm and grandeurCatering: In-house
Venue: The Briarcliff Manor
Filed under Beach / Ocean, Outdoor, Wedding Venues / Locations, New York, Hudson Valley, Westchester
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