You should have the chance to live like royalty, so why not start on your wedding day? We're talking castle venues! And if your mind instantly landed on costly destination weddings and long flights to Europe, we've got some news to soothe your worries: These storybook façades are all located in the state of New York. Opulence and elegance are two words often paired with this roundup of New York's most extravagant castles. What more could a bride want? Jump-start your fairytale wedding by tying the knot under one of these architecturally stunning landmarks.
Manicured greens, rose gardens, and hilltop terraces are just a few of the features offered by the surroundings of the Dark Island's historic 100-year-old edifice, originally built and owned by the Bourne family of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Engulf yourself in the mystery of this ancient masterpiece while partaking in the royal festivities of your big day.
Housed on the shore of Seneca Lake in Geneva, this award-winning 1800's stone castle has been accommodating brides-to-be, and their lavish guests, for decades. When not indulging in one of the extensive spa treatments, check out one of the 11 exclusive guest rooms, each decked out with deluxe fireplaces, soaking tubs, and rich antique décor.
Gothic architecture takes center stage at this post-colonial mansion, which was previously home to some of New York's most influential residents, including Mayor William Paulding and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Century-old foliage and stunning structures fill the 67 acres of lush greenery that overlook the widest part of the Hudson River.
Royal exclusivity is one of the benefits of celebrating your wedding at this legendary 19th-century castle, which currently functions as an academic building of Manhattanville College. The venue boasts a reservation to hosting only one wedding reception per day. The privilege of securing the entire ground floor for each celebration certifies a day filled with prestige and one-of-a-kind service, enriched with an aesthetic brimming with opulence.
Attracting tourists from around the world, this architectural testament of love by founder George Boldt, to his wife Louise, has been marrying love and history since 1900. Located on Heart Island, this picturesque wedding venue provides couples with an array of backdrops including deluxe gardens, romantic gazebos, and grand courtyards.
Featured on the National Register's elite list of historic places, this luxurious Long Island castle, fit with 32-guestrooms and suites, provides guests with world-class service and an abundance of American history. Formal gardens highlight the 1920's landscape designed to imitate an elegant French château, transporting the elegant European grandeur and style to the heart of New York.