Reviewed on WeddingWire.com
We had a wonderful wedding at Tarrywile Mansion. Our ceremony under the grape arbor could not have been more romantic, and the mansion provided an elegant venue for our reception. The mansion is gorgeous and tastefully decorated, so we didn’t have to do much additional decorating. The bride’s and groom’s rooms are a convenient and luxurious; they even have their own private bathrooms. The layout of the mansion does provide some planning challenges, since there is no banquet room that can fit all your guests. However, we liked the intimacy of the smaller rooms, and the floor plan is very open so it doesn’t feel cramped. We ended up putting the buffet tables in the hallway, leaving the drawing room open for dancing, and putting a few tables on the veranda for dinner (we had 83 guests). Luckily, we had beautiful weather so this worked out nicely, except for some mosquitoes that came out after dark. We had our first dance in the conservatory with guests watching from the adjoining drawing room (I was worried everyone wouldn’t fit, but it worked out well and the conservatory provided a beautiful backdrop for our dance). It also worked well to have our toasts right after the dances while everyone was still standing in the drawing room. Anne-Marie, the mansion’s event coordinator, was very accommodating and responsive to our questions throughout the planning process. She let us visit the mansion numerous times and she responded to all our emails promptly. They have someone on-site during the event to make sure you’re following their rules, but she was very inconspicuous and I never even saw her until the night was over. Also, the site fee was very reasonable compared to nearby locations in Westchester County.
Wedding Date: July 25, 2015