Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill Mansion Wedding | Susan Shek Photography | Updated 12/3/19

About the Venue & Abigail Kirsch

Tappan Hill Mansion is one of eight unique venues operated by Abigail Kirsch. Abigail’s dream began in her basement through her passion for cooking and catering and a knack for entrepreneurship. Together with her husband, they created a company showcasing the most exclusive venue experiences in the tri-state area. 

The History of Tappan Hill Mansion

Nestled on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Hudson Valley, the historic Tappan Hill Mansion originally part of Mark Twain’s estate. If it helped inspire some of his greatest writing, can you imagine how gorgeous it must be? As Abigail Kirsch expanded, the company knew this had to be on their list of extraordinary venues. 

4 Reasons Why We Love the Venue

  1. Easily accessible yet feels remote – Located in Tarrytown, NY, the charming stone mansion is just 45 minutes from Manhattan. You will realize after leaving the city from all the lights and the noise, how nice it is to be at this retreat of a venue.
  2. Endless backdrops and photo opportunities – From the vibrant-colored leaves in the fall to pastel blooms in the spring, the landscaping is flawless. The newly-renovated garden is the perfect place for an intimate first look. The natural beauty of the river and hillside complement the manicured gardens well. Inside, the grand entryway and spiral staircase lend themselves to some gorgeous bird’s eye shots. The mansion offers everything from traditional ballrooms to romantic, airy terraces. Hardwood floors and exposed stone provide additional texture and warmth to the atmosphere.
  3. Luxury experience with a “welcome home” feel. Personalized attention with no rushed feelings. No matter which AK venue you visit, you’re instantly greeted with warm hospitality. Their service is second-to-none, and you’ll receive a truly personalized experience. At Tappan Hill, sophistication meets a tranquil retreat.
  4. Exceptional Cuisine for all palettes and dietary needs. This is where they stand out among other venues. With an in-house chef and culinary team, you won’t have to go out and find your own.

Tappan Hill Event Space

The Pavilion Room – This elegant room can accommodate up to 260 guests and opens up to a brick patio surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows. After dinner and dancing, take a moment to enjoy the views of the twinkling palisades across the Hudson River. It’s truly breathtaking.

The Hudson Room – A traditional ballroom and more. The ballroom boasts hardwood floors and open windows, complete with a private terrace overlooking the garden. 

The Gardens – Recently renovated, with seasonal lush greenery. The back opens up as a ceremony space with the river serving as the backdrop. The trees surrounding the venue make it more enchanting.

How can we help?

Our team at Susan Shek Photography would love to help you take advantage of all Tappan Hill Mansion has to offer for your wedding day. We’re experienced with the property and Eddie the venue manager, and we know the ins and outs of how to make your day – and your photos – truly unforgettable. Need more info? Reach out to us.

Check out a recent real wedding we captured at Tappan Hill Mansion

Planning by Touch of Elegance Events
Florals and design by Designs by Ahn

A wedding suit hanging outside.
A groom's accessories.
A groom getting ready with a help from his groomsmen.
A groom wearing his wedding suit with a help from his family.
A groom wearing his wedding suit with a help from his family.
A groom wearing his wedding jacket.
A groom wearing his wedding jacket.
A groom and his wedding party celebrating his wedding day at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A reception dress hanging outside.
A reception dress hanging outside.
A bride reading a letter from a groom.
A bride reading a letter from a groom.
A wedding bouquet on a mirror.
A bride opening a champagne bottle.
A bride pouring a champagne to her bridesmaids at .the Tappan Hill Mansion
A bride and her bridesmaids celebrating the bride's wedding day at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A bride wearing her wedding dress and shoe for her wedding day at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A bride wearing wedding accessories  for her wedding day at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A bride wearing wedding accessories  for her wedding day at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A bride wearing wedding accessories  for her wedding day at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A close portrait of a bride who is getting married at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A portrait of a bride who is getting married at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A groom's boutonniere.
A portrait of a groom waiting for her bride during a first look on a wedding day at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A portrait of a bride during a first look on a wedding day at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A bride walking towards her bride during a first look on a wedding day at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A bride walking towards her bride during a first look on a wedding day at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A groom seeing his bride for the first time during a first look on a wedding day at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A groom seeing his bride for the first time during a first look on a wedding day at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A groom seeing his bride for the first time during a first look on a wedding day at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A groom kissing his bride during a first look on a wedding day at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A wedding couple's portrait session during a first look on a wedding day at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A groom and a bride posing for a picture in front of Tappan Hill Mansion.
Wedding guest card table at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
Wedding ceremony setting at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A wedding couple and their wedding party posing for a picture at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A wedding couple and their wedding party posing for a picture at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A groom and his groomsmen posing for a picture at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A bride and her bridesmaids posing for a picture at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A bride and her bridesmaids posing for a picture at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
Wedding items for guests at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
Wedding items for guests and an portrait picture of the wedding couple at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A groom and his parent walking towards the ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A groom and his parent walking towards the ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A groom hugging his father during a ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A groom hugging his mother during a wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
Two dogs carrying weddings rings during a wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
One groomsman taking out a wedding ring from a dog at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A bride and her parent coming to the wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A bride and her parent coming to the wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A groom seeing his bride coming for a wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A groom and a whole wedding guests watching a bride coming into the wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A groom and a whole wedding guests watching a bride coming into the wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
Wedding guests watching a bride coming into the wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A bride hugging his parents before the wedding ceremony starts at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A groom escorting her bride during wedding ceremony starts at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A groom looking at her beloved bride during a wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A wedding couple and a bridesmaids during a wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A bride reading her vows to her groom during a wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A groom is reading his vows for his wife during a wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
Groomsmen listening to their groom's wedding vow during a wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A groom burst out of laugh during a wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A wedding couple exchanging their wedding rings during a wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
Wedding reception setting at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
Wedding reception setting at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
Wedding reception setting at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
Wedding reception setting at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
Wedding reception setting at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
Wedding reception setting at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A wedding cake design at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A newly wedded couple entering to the wedding reception at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A newly wedded couple's first dance during a wedding reception at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A newly wedded couple's first dance during a wedding reception at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A wedding speech by a brides' father during a wedding reception at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A wedding speeches by a newly wedded couple's fathers during a wedding reception at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A newly wedded couple listening to a wedding speech from their guest during a wedding reception at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A maid of honor giving a speech to a newly wedded, happy couple during a wedding reception at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
Groomsmen giving a speech to a newly wedded, happy couple during a wedding reception at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A bride dancing with her father during a wedding reception at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A bride dancing with her father during a wedding reception at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A groom dancing with his mother during a wedding reception at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A newly wedded couple cutting and sharing their wedding cake during a wedding ceremony at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A newly wedded couple kissing next to their wedding cake during a wedding reception at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A newly wedded couple dancing during their wedding reception at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A newly wedded couple dancing during their wedding reception at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A bride dancing with a significant other during a reception at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A bride dancing with a significant other during a reception at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A newly wedded couple dancing during their wedding reception at the Tappan Hill Mansion.
A newly wedded couple exiting their wedding venue end of the night at the Tappan Hill Mansion.