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Wedding Reception/Venue in Westchester or Rockland - Please help!

I just wanted to add that we've had the same experience as you, Michael, with X2O. We spoke to someone who said the individual we should speak to wouldn't be in until a few days later. They took our name and number and said they'd let the person know we'd like to speak to someone ASAP. We NEVER HEARD BACK! X2O is off the list!

Mar 10, 2010
Nyx in New York State (exc. NYC)

Wedding Reception/Venue in Westchester or Rockland - Please help!

Hi Michael... we did like Harvest a lot, our biggest issues were that it would be a bit of a time crunch (4 hours, rather than 5+ at other places) and daytime only. Otherwise, it's a classy joint with a beautiful view, and I hear the food is pretty nice. Crabtrees we also spoke to - they actually quoted us a higher price than 90-100–what was included in that range when you spoke to them? THANKS a ton for the CV Rich Mansion suggestion; just set up an appointment to go by this weekend! Looks nice :) Lastly, X20 I was actually about to call since both you and Cubanat had mentioned them, and I know they have a private dining area... but how awful that they didn't get back to you! That is terrible business! You're TOTALLY right about them being unreachable. Anyway, I don't know if I'd be able to afford them, but I will let you know if I have any luck setting up an appointment with them... (although what you said about them not getting back to you was definitely offputting)

And congrats to you guys, too!! Did you decide on a final place?

Mar 03, 2010
Nyx in New York State (exc. NYC)

Wedding Reception/Venue in Westchester or Rockland - Please help!

DGresh... very true, but if Bear Mtn was nice enough, we'd consider having the whole thing there instead (it would just be easier - don't want to have our guests running around all day!). However, I read they have renovations going on at the moment, which is a little unnerving (see below). BUT, I love the kind of look they have going for sure.

Mar 02, 2010
Nyx in New York State (exc. NYC)

Wedding Reception/Venue in Westchester or Rockland - Please help!

Hi sandralee! Thanks for the suggestion! I just looked at their website and also at some reviews...

One review I found that really struck a chord with me: "If ever I had to get re-married, and if that wedding had to take place in New York, then I think this is where I would want that wedding to take place. No faux fancy wedding / catering halls for me. The ambiance here is very subtle and relaxed, the view is wonderful ... We went to a wedding here a few years back and I was immediately taken by the huge fireplaces and the sheer awesomeness of the huge lodge. The place is constructed primarily of wood and stone which gives this place character, charm, warmth and a feeling of being rustic."

I LOVE that rustic, cozy type of charm. My only concern is I read a lot about that place undergoing renovations at the moment, and people on message boards are saying that the finish date keeps getting pushed back...? Which seems a little risky. I'm thinking I might go take a look at the facilities this week, possibly. But the renovations aspect makes me a LITTLE nervous.

Mar 02, 2010
Nyx in New York State (exc. NYC)

Wedding Reception/Venue in Westchester or Rockland - Please help!

We're pretty open to a non-Saturday wedding. So Friday or Sunday would be fine, too. We're hoping in the range of $120-$150/pp after tax and grat.

I saw on Sunset Cove's website that they do weddings (however, the "Under Construction" image that came up when I clicked on the Weddings section wasn't very promising...haha). Any thoughts on that one? Half Moon also looked interesting.

Have been to X20 many a time... very delicious, but I'm guessing they charge top dollar. I should still look into it.

On the Rockland side of things, we saw a banquet hall in Piermont called The View. Price was very reasonable (about $95/pp), with tons of food options, but I have no idea if their food is any good...

Mar 01, 2010
Nyx in New York State (exc. NYC)

Wedding Reception/Venue in Westchester or Rockland - Please help!

Would REALLY appreciate some help! I'm planning a late September wedding in Westchester. We found a nice outdoor ceremony location in one of Westchester rivertowns. All that remains is to find a nice place for a reception dinner. We want something within a reasonable distance of the ceremony (so, towns like Tarrytown, Dobbs, Ferry, Irvington, Hastings-on-Hudson, maybe even White Plains, etc), OR, just over the bridge in Nyack - or close to Nyack - would be fine too.

Our wedding: around 100 people. We looked at a few restaurants so far, but most of them would cost as much as (if not more than) just doing the whole banquet hall thing. Harvest on Hudson, for example, was a bit more than we wanted to spend.

Are there any places you'd recommend on either side of the bridge for a nice reception dinner? Hopefully with some room for dancing, too, if the tables were set up right. We're both definitely FOOD people... going for a place that's quaint, elegant, and yummy... without breaking our banks! Any thoughts???

If we can't find a nice reception dinner spot - we'll have to scrap our preferred ceremony site and find some kind of all-inclusive space for ceremony + reception (like a banquet hall). Didn't like those wedding venues in New Rochelle too much. Any recommendations?

Would really appreciate any help at all... very stressed about this!!

Mar 01, 2010
Nyx in New York State (exc. NYC)