How Much Does a Wedding at the Lyndhurst Castle Cost?

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The Lyndhurst Castle, located on 67 acres overlooking the Hudson River, offers a fairytale-like scene for those looking to get married and feel like a true prince and princess.

Only 35 minutes from New York City, the castle offers a variety of ceremony locations couples can choose from.

Wedding at the Lyndhurst Castle
Lyndhurst Castle – Tarrytown, NY” (CC BY 2.0) by csouza_79

The average Lyndhurst Castle wedding reported costs

The rental fee, which will include six hours of event time, excluding the setup and cleanup time, will greatly vary depending on the time and date you choose.  From our research, the rental fee for the reception can range anywhere from $3,500 to $5,500, and if needed, each additional hour is available for $500 an hour.  Like many venues, the castle does offer discounts on certain days and dates throughout the year.  The ceremony fee is included in the reception fee.

As for the catering/reception fees, the costs will greatly depend on the setup required, the type/style of food being served and if a beverage package is needed.  With so many options, we created a table to show you the estimates we found online, but for a conservative average, be prepared to spend about $200 a person.  For this price, it should include the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, catering and alcohol.

Buffet Setup$125/person
2-course plated$135/person
3-course plated$145/person
4-course plated$165/person
add beer/liquore$20~/person depending on options notes the average couple should be expected to spend $18,070 and $29,080 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.  You can use the calculator on the website to see what the wedding may cost you.

One member on this forum thread stated she was quoted close to $40,000.

The additional costs to expect

At a minimum, the venue will include the standard banquet chairs, tables, napkins, linens, glassware, cake cutting and a coffee/tea station.  However, as with most venues, some items can be upgraded for an additional fee as mentioned in our bullet points below.

Upgrade to Chiavari chairs – about $1,000

Include a wedding cake – $600+, depending on the size, style, type, etc

Additional desserts – plan on budgeting at least $1,000+, depending on the number of guests and type of desserts required

Votive candles – an additional $250+

Adding a dance floor – for a standard size, this can cost about $350.

Adding a stage – an additional $450+

Special lighting – $1,500 or more, depending on the setup.

Ceremony and reception options

Courtyard Carriage House – This event space, featuring a semi-permanent white tent with side walls which can extend in case of bad weather, can accommodate up to 300 guests for dancing and dinner after the ceremony completes.

Mansion – With numerous interior rooms to choose from for both ceremonies and receptions, the castle recommends the Lyndhurst Picture Gallery or parlor as the best option for a smaller, intimate ceremony.  After, couples can move their reception to either the covered veranda or the Lyndhurst dining room.  The capacities vary, but as mentioned, it’s designed for smaller parties and can accommodate up to 80 guests.

Great Lawn – Offering a historic landscape design, the lawn, surrounding the castle, makes for an ideal backdrop for a ceremony.

Rose Garden – Available during the month of June, the intimate Rose Garden offers a breathtaking display of roses, from the wrought iron gates to the pergola, all while being married beneath a gazebo.

The Alley Lawn – Like the Great Lawn, the Alley Lawn is adjacent to the bowling alley and is ideal a tented reception.

Things to know

The castle partners with Philip Stone Caterers at Lyndhurst, who offers a variety of cocktail station, season menu, seated dinners and buffet dinner options.

The castle, on its official website, has a full PDF of recommended florists.

It was named as one of America’s most beautiful mansions by Forbes Magazine.

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