Editor’s Choice Award: Castle Hotel & Spa is a Remarkable Place for a Vacation, Wedding, or Romantic Outing

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Editor’s Choice Award: Castle Hotel & Spa is a Remarkable Place for a Vacation, Wedding, or Romantic Outing

Amber Brooks Amber Brooks
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The Short Version: Castle Hotel & Spa gives guests the royal treatment and helps them unwind in a historic castle in Tarrytown, New York. The award-winning destination features 31 guest rooms and suites, a tranquil spa, an outdoor courtyard, a swimming pool, and a fine dining restaurant. Its stained glass windows, grand ballrooms, and unique Gothic look has made Castle Hotel popular among couples seeking a romantic getaway, a luxury date, or a wedding destination in the Tri-State area.

New Yorker Andrea F. got married at Castle Hotel & Spa in September 2018, and she said every detail, from the flower arrangement to the farm-to-table cuisine, met her standards.

“This was really a fairy-tale venue,” she wrote in a review on The Knot. “It’s breathtaking, and the service is impeccable.”

Aerial photo of Castle Hotel & Spa

Castle Hotel & Spa enamors guests with its old-world elegance and modern refinements.

Andrea praised her wedding planner, Cesar, for listening to her needs and coordinating the logistics of her dream wedding. He made sure the bride and groom were completely satisfied with their experience. After the reception, the team at Castle Hotel & Spa even presented the couple with a surprise gift: a bottle of Moët champagne with their names and the wedding date engraved on it.

Castle Hotel goes above and beyond to wow couples and provide a romantic backdrop for their special moments together. Whether they’re planning a wedding, celebrating an anniversary, or just taking a weekend trip, many couples enjoy staying at this fortress overlooking the Hudson River.

Castle Hotel has what couples need to relax and get away from it all. They can take a load off their minds at the Sankara Spa and then enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant, Equus. They can spend their days lounging by the outdoor swimming pool or exploring the landscaped jogging paths on the property.

“Castle Hotel & Spa is an ideal venue for a couple,” said Alison Pearl Yassky, Maître D’hôtel at Castle Hotel. “We pride ourselves for providing top-notch service, beautiful gardens, and an award-winning restaurant.”

Luxurious Suites & Spa Treatments Pamper Guests

A Japanese hotel company called the Sankara Corporation runs Castle Hotel & Spa in New York as well as Hoakalei Country Club in Hawaii and Sankara Hotel & Spa in Japan. Its knowledgeable staff provides world-class service and amenities that make people of all nationalities feel at home.

Photo of a luxury suite at Castle Hotel

Castle Hotel’s luxury suites include a minibar and goose-down comforters.

Castle Hotel & Spa sees guests from all over the world, but it also attracts Tarrytown locals with is fine dining restaurant and day spa. The beautiful hotel appeals to all types of people. Couples throughout the Tri-State area have planned special events in the courtyards and ballrooms. Major corporations, including MasterCard, Heineken, and Ernst & Young, have hosted business meetings and team-building retreats at the hotel. Plus, many families have vacationed at this hidden gem in the lower Hudson Valley.

Accommodations include 31 newly renovated guest rooms with gorgeous views of the hillside Palisades, the Hudson River, and the New York skyline.

Castle Hotel offers a variety of hotel packages that treat guests to the best amenities the hotel has to offer. Some packages include free breakfasts, vouchers for the spa, or credits for meals at the on-site restaurant. The Anniversary Package and the Royal Romance Package are great options for couples taking a romantic trip together because they come inclusive with treats such as chocolate-covered strawberries and rose-petal-strewn beds.

From complimentary valet parking to nightly turn-down service, Castle Hotel ensures guests don’t have to worry about a thing during their stay.

“Who doesn’t want to unwind from a busy lifestyle and be treated like a king and queen?” Alison said. “You can enjoy the scenery you will never find anywhere, indulge in fantastic cuisine and beverage at Equus, and treat yourself for the best relaxation at Sankara Spa.”

Hosting Pool Parties, Wine Tastings & Other Unique Events

Castle Hotel captures attention with its Gothic exterior and luxurious interior. It’s easy to get swept up in this unique, fairy-tale atmosphere and forget the cares of everyday life. The hotel is a one-of-a-kind destination for a romantic vacation or even a daytime date. You don’t have to book a room to enjoy yourself at this buzzing social hub.

As part of her job, Alison organizes many seasonal events at Castle Hotel. The wine tastings, murder mystery parties, themed galas, paint nights, and other events can add extra excitement to anyone’s date calendar.

Last April, 60 guests visited the Castle Hotel for its Casino Royale Wine & Dine Gala, which celebrated 122 years of stellar service at The Castle. The 007-themed party included super car shows and a private helicopter tour. Guests also sampled a five-course, chef-inspired tasting and wine pairing while a live band played in the Great Hall.

Photo of a poolside party

Castle Hotel & Spa’s poolside parties feature food and entertainment.

The summer poolside parties are particularly popular among young couples. A DJ comes poolside to drop some beats while people enjoy gourmet appetizers and champagne. These parties are open to the public, though hotel guests get a discount on their tickets.

In the fall, Castle Hotel & Spa would like to bring back its frequently sold-out events, the Murder Mystery Dinner and Halloween’s Masquerade Ball. Castle Hotel has also featured some worthwhile dating events, including Wines Around the World and Sip & Paint. Such events can help singles get out of their shells and mingle with people who share their interests.

If you’re in the area during the holiday season, it’s worth stopping by Castle Hotel for its winter wonderland events, charity dinners, and other holiday celebrations. Check out the events calendar for more information about upcoming events.

Newlyweds are Treated Like Royalty at This Exquisite Venue

Castle Hotel is an award-winning vacation destination, a beloved date spot, and a wonderful wedding venue in New York. The hotel has more than 4,000 square feet of event spaces where couples can tie the knot. Its sophisticated indoor and outdoor venues can welcome as few as 10 and as many as 120 guests.

One of the most popular places for a reception is the Great Hall with its 40-foot vaulted ceiling, stained-glass windows, and musician’s balcony. Though the Caramai Ballroom with its crystal chandelier isn’t a bad option either.

Couples can consult with a personal wedding planner to ensure the ceremony and reception suits their style, budget, and schedule. The Castle Hotel staff can recommend vendors and arrange accommodations for the big day. The culinary team is also on board to deliver delectable treats, which can include foie gras, corn fritters, beef tenderloin, braised lamb, or gourmet mac and cheese.

Photo of a wedding at Castle Hotel

Castle Hotel has many spaces that are ideal for wedding ceremonies.

Thanks to the fabulous on-site kitchen, couples have a lot of delicious options to make their wedding day memorable. They can add a sushi or taco bar, serve breakfast at midnight, or top the evening with a liquid nitrogen ice cream station.

Castle Hotel only hosts one event at a time in its Private Wing, so couples have to book early to get the dates and times they want. Its afternoon time slot runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., and the evening event starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. You can call (914) 524-6366, email [email protected], or fill out a request form to receive more detailed information.

Alison came up with the idea to unveil new romantic packages, including a Marriage Proposal Package, Royal Helicopter Package, Sailing Boat Package, and Winery Tour Packages. Stay tuned for details and keep up with the latest news by signing up for their e-newsletter at [email protected]

Castle Hotel & Spa Sets the Scene for Romance

In 2018, Andrea F. had her dream wedding at a quiet castle tucked in the hills of New York. Castle Hotel’s customer service, cuisine, and entertainment impressed and delighted her. “Overall, I can honestly say I have nothing to complain about,” she said. “Our day was absolutely perfect.”

Castle Hotel has created many memories for couples and families who enjoy the finer things in life. This luxury hotel may look out of its time, but this castle has all the modern comforts you’d expect from a world-class destination. Castle Hotel can rejuvenate the spirit with its spa and then satisfy the taste buds with its restaurant, but what really makes this place stand out is the romantic ambiance and warm hospitality.

“There are so many great things. I can’t rave enough about The Castle,” Alison said. “We feel wonderful to work here and to continue the greatest legacy for many more generations.”