WESTCHESTER COUNTRY CLUB WEDDING

Located just outside of Manhattan in the town of Rye, New York, Westchester Country Club is one of the most sought after locations for your wedding day celebration. With a 100 year history, the Westchester Country Club has been a fixture in the Rye, NY community and is considered one of the premier country clubs in Westchester County, New York. 

A Westchester Country Club Wedding is a sumptous and elegant event that is sure to impress. Italian villa style architecture, cathedral ceilings, grand chandeliers, outdoor terraces, and, of course, one of the area’s top rated golf courses, Westerchester Country Club is in a class by itself. 

HISTORY OF WESTCHESTER COUNTRY CLUB

John McEntee Bowman was born and raised in Toronto and came to New York when he was seventeen. From his first job as a groomer in a stable, John worked his way up to eventually own the Biltmore hotel group – one of the most exclusive and largest hotel chains in the world at that time.

Mr. Bowman’s vision for Westchester CC was to create the sportsman’s paradise close to Manhattan. He went on to purchase land in both Harrison and Rye, New York for his flagship hotel project, the Westchester Biltmore.

Construction of the eight-story hotel began in the summer of 1919. A mere 3 years later on May 15, 1922 John McEntee Bowman formally opened the Westchester-Biltmore Country Club to an initial membership of 1,500. 

The Westchester Country Club was (and still is) revered for its architecture, its membership, and its years of serving the local Westchester community. 

WESTCHESTER COUNTRY CLUB GETTING READY ACCOMMODATIONS

The club has over 40 hotel rooms to accommodate your getting ready preparations. From standard rooms to deluxe suites, the club has several options to comfortably accommodate your bridal party.

WESTCHESTER COUNTRY CLUB RECEPTION LOCATIONS

Biltmore Room

The Biltmore is the main ballroom for wedding receptions at Westchester Country Club and features soaring arched ceilings, beautiful crystal chandeliers, and a terrace that opens out onto the club’s Terrazzo and Bandshell area. The Biltmore Room can accommodate up to 250 with a Dance Floor. There is a minimum number of 200 Guests on Saturday Night May – October.

Westchester Room

With its stunning floor to ceiling windows, exquisite drapery, wooden columns, and golf course views, the Westchester Room is a perfectly warm and intimate setting for smaller events. The Westchester Room accommodates up to 170 with a Dance Floor. 

Bandshell Terazzo

The outdoor bandshell and terrazzo were tailor made for grand events. Allowing for over 750 people outdoors, the terrazzo is an open air space that is a blank canvas for your wedding day vision.

WESTCHESTER COUNTRY CLUB CEREMONY AND COCKTAIL LOCATIONS

Wedding ceremonies can be held inside the club in either the Westchester or the Biltmore ballrooms depending on your guest list size. Outdoor ceremonies are held in the club’s terrazzo off the Biltmore Room. For cocktail hour, you can have your pick of the club’s main front lobby area or outside on the terraces off the Biltmore or Westchester ballrooms.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT WESTCHESTER COUNTRY CLUB AS A PHOTOGRAPHER

Weddings at Weschester Country Club feel like an elegant, swanky, cosmopolitan affair. The old school architecture of the club – both inside and out – just drips with that old New York society vibe. As a photographer, I love when a space has a unique and palpable feel to it. As grand as they are, the ballrooms at Westchester Country Club really give off a warm and intimate feel and outside, the club’s terraces and porticos provide a nice mix of open air and covered nooks for photographs. And, of course, the golf course serves as a lovely backdrop for outdoor photos. 

WHY YOU’LL LOVE WESTCHESTER COUNTRY CLUB FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY

The main reason why couples choose to marry at Westchester Country Club is because they (and/or their family) are members and they likely spent their childhood summers at the club. There’s a sentimental allure to country club weddings. Like coming full circle. Marrying in the same space you first learned to swim or swing a golf club. Running through the halls of the club playing hide and seek with your friends. It’s a wonderful way to have one foot in your past while having one in your future. 

Plus Westchester Country Club is stunningly beautiful! Who wouldn’t want to marry in such a gorgeous place with a storied history. 

WESTCHESTER COUNTRY CLUB WEDDING PHOTOS

Julia and Daniel’s Wedding at Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY. 

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