Let me introduce you to one of New York’s most luxurious wedding venues: Oheka Castle. Here, brides and grooms receive the very finest treatment, and the wooded surroundings provide natural beauty and serenity you can’t find inside the city. During the roaring ’20s, famous dignitaries retreated to Long Island to host extravagant parties and for lavish getaways. Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate welcomes guests with its French Chateau grandeur. Despite its size, the estate feels warm and inviting. Outside the castle, the well-manicured grounds are segmented to offer quiet space. Explore the verdant courtyards, peaceful reflecting pools, and fountains, or walk even further to the edge of the forest for a special first look or sunset couple’s portraits. Then, head inside and join your guests for an unforgettable evening of chef-inspired cuisine and dancing.
You will also recognize Oheka Castle from Taylor Swift’s music video, Blank Space
But I don’t think I have to tell you how incredible this wedding venue is. The photos from this couple’s wedding day say it all – it was one for the books! Nonetheless, here are few more specifics about venue you may need to know when considering a wedding at Oheka Castle.
Weddings at Oheka Castle
What’s the best thing about Oheka Castle weddings? They only book one wedding per day, so you have the castle and the grounds to yourself. Most couples love the intimate feel and appreciate the private space for their special day. They can plan the day as they wish, free to explore the estate, without worrying about other guests. The day – and the castle – is all yours!
Also one of my favorite parts is the endless amount of food in the various rooms for cocktail hour, and the magical decadent cakes from their in house pastry chef, Daniel Andreotti
Event Spaces at Oheka Castle
The hardest part is choosing where you’d like your ceremony and reception. You have seven spaces to choose from:
The Otto Kahn Grand Ballroom features 2,380 square feet of rich hardwood floors and can accommodate up to 450 guests for a cocktail reception (with formal dining options available as well).
The Formal Dining Room includes 1,590 square feet of space. The room features hardwood as well, so it can double as a dance floor for smaller receptions (200 for a cocktail reception and 100 for a banquet).
Lastly, the Terrace Room opens up to the expansive lawn. The largest room in the castle boasts 5,100 square feet of luxuriously carpeted space. The room alone can host up to 700 guests for a cocktail reception (plus access to the lawn as well).
In addition, outdoor wedding spaces at Oheka Castle include: The Upper Lawn, Formal Gardens, the Great Lawn, and the Upper Great Lawn – all uniquely stunning.
Less Hassle with Oheka Castle
Couples have endless options for their Oheka Castle wedding, and the venue provides almost everything you might need. I can attest to their culinary masterpieces. Pair dinner with a drink from their top-tier bar or a signature cocktail, and it’s pure perfection. Plus, you’ll never need to step foot in another bakery after you try their custom wedding cakes. (Honestly, their cakes are so good I would be tempted to tell them I need to come back for just one more cake tasting – you know, just to “be sure.”)
Oheka Castle weddings are truly spectacular, and I would be more than happy to tell you more. If you’d like more info about the venue and our work, connect with me!
Review from our sweet couple:
Susan Shek and her entire team for both photos and video were more than amazing! Derek and I got married at Oheka Castle, September 21st 2019. We had a 300 person wedding which is a very large party of people in one room. Not only did Susan and her entire team capture everyone at that party, but were able to get the both of us at every single second of our special day – both on video and in photographs. We could not be happier with the results. The spoiler video came out so quickly and is absolutely perfect!!! The team made the day fly by so quickly with how much fun we all had with them! Not only is Susan my very dear friend but I can easily say I would recommend her and her entire team to anyone who is looking for unique photographs, a fun experience while on your big day. if you are looking for a fabulous photographer that wants to genuinely get to know you and your partner and your families, and come with a crew who is ready and eager to work with you and get all of the amazing details of your special day – these are the ones you better save up for because they are WORTH EVERY PENNY! We love you guys and thank you again for everything you have done for us to make this day the best day of our lives! Love always, The Sable’s