A hop, skip and jump from NYC, Westchester wedding venues are practical options for couples in New York, Westchester and Western Connecticut. Couples looking to marry elegance and nature will find many gorgeous country...Read more clubs and restored mansions with lush grounds. Just about every type of space can be found among Westchester wedding venues.
Situated just north of Manhattan, Westchester is centrally located within the New York Metropolitan area. That means world class wedding venues are at your fingertips. With its own unique old meets new charm, Westchester is an absolutely perfect wedding location. While Westchester is a county some surrounding cities include: White Plains, Sleepy Hollow, Yonkers, and New Rochelle.
It's hard to imagine how anything so close to Manhattan and not be overwhelmed by the city. But Westchester has maintained its appeal by mixing historic with modern like many regions established during the colonial era. This combination makes it easy to find a huge selection of wedding venues to fit your wedding location desires. Popular wedding venues include: manor houses/ mansions, golf courses, country clubs, hotels, and waterfront venues.
The history of the land speaks for itself and if you are looking for a classic and sophisticated reception venue, a manor house or mansion might be the perfect fit. Some smaller estate venues can also give that vintage and rustic appeal while offering both indoor and outdoor wedding locations.
If the classic look isn't for you, country clubs, hotels, and golf courses can offer indoor and outdoor wedding locations as well. These reception venues can also accommodate a large number of guests comfortably.
If you and your fiancé(e) want to be near the water when you say "I do" we suggest looking for wedding venues on the Hudson River or Long Island Sound. Both have natural and artificial beaches for visitors. Though the sound side has rockier shores. This should be considered when picking a wedding location.
As for pricing, total wedding costs in Westchester come out to be about $45,700, which is about $17,000 above than the national average. Don't worry if your budget isn't identical to the average, each wedding budget is different depending on the couple planning.
There are two airports in and around Westchester for wedding guests' transportation. The first is the Westchester County Airport, which is rather small in comparison to the second LaGuardia. Westchester County Airport flies domestic flights, but mostly focuses on the surrounding areas of New York like the Cape. This airport would be the best choice is your wedding location is north of New Rochelle and Yonkers. If your wedding reception venue is closer to Manhattan, LaGuardia is a better choice. It also has more flight options and airlines.
Finding a great hotel for your out of town guests, near your wedding venue, is an absolute must, since they all can't stay with you. The average price for a single night in Westchester is around $108. If you're looking for the best deal, we suggest this awesome wedding hotel block service.
It's incredibly important to think about the regional weather when deciding on a wedding venue. Westchester has a humid continental climate, which means hot, humid summers with cold winters.
The warm season lasts from the end to May to the middle of September with average temperatures above 75 degrees. The proximity to two bodies of waters keep temperatures down but also bring storms. When hosting a wedding at an outdoor or open air venue, make sure there are backup accommodations in case of a summer shower. The hottest days of the year are likely to be in July, so for a cooler wedding experience we suggest booking a reception venue between May and June or late August.
The cold season lasts from the beginning of December to the beginning of March with an average temperature around or below 44 degrees. If your ceremony venue and reception venue are not the same, be sure to bundle up during your travel. If your wedding venues are in the same location but want to appreciate the gorgeous scenery, faux fur stoles are a chic way to keep warm. There is a chance for snow, so make sure you double check with your wedding venues about their policies concerning inclement weather.