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Weddings are inherently elegant affairs, and in Westchester County, few wedding venues exude more elegance than The Surf Club on the Sound. They host 7 acres of pristinely landscaped grounds adorned with ornate fountains and breathtaking views of the Long Island Sound. With a gorgeous mansion, including a ballroom to throw the epic party of a lifetime, it’s the perfect place for a couple searching for a luxury coastal venue. I’ve compiled some info about what makes them an ideal venue, so keep reading to find out!
While the name “The Surf Club on the Sound” may sound casual, don’t be misled; it is one of the most luxurious wedding venues in Westchester County. The entirely revitalized estate makes the most of its panoramic views, exquisite gardens, and of course, its waterfront property. When it isn’t hosting weddings, The Surf Club on the Sound hosts its Beach Club, which gives guests access to tennis courts, a refreshing pool, and the Tiki Bar, whose terrace overlooks the beautiful Long Island Sound. However, its transformation from a daytime summer retreat to a premier wedding venue is pretty magical.
When you first pull into The Surf Club on the Sound, you’ll feel like you’re entering a different era with timeless beauty and elegance. Making your way up to the scenic beachfront mansion, you’ll drive alongside a fountain-lined driveway with extended, lively water features that set the tone for the glamorous space you are about to enter. An even grander fountain awaits you before the front door, picturesque and perfect for making a glamorous entrance.
When you enter The Surf Club on the Sound, you’ll find yourself in a marble lobby with cascading staircases and a sparkling crystal chandelier. The staircase has a wrought iron handrail accented with gold leaf, making for some pretty incredible bridal portraits (we’ll talk more about those later.)
You can utilize several spaces within The Surf Club on the Sound for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Depending on which spaces you choose, you can invite up to 800 guests for your wedding.
Their most popular location for wedding ceremonies is beachside on a spacious terrace adorned with a breathtaking wrought iron gazebo, again adorned with gold leaf. Surrounding the terrace and through the gazebo, you’ll see the beautiful Long Island Sound, coastal and calm. It’s a spectacular place to exchange your vows. The sensational panoramic views will only enhance the beauty of watching you and your partner say, “I do.”
If you choose to have your wedding in a cooler month, or in the case of inclement weather, there are also indoor spaces where you can exchange your vows. The intimate penthouse has plenty of space for your guests but feels cozy and inviting for a romantic ceremony. With ornate pendant lanterns hanging from the ceiling and on the walls, beautiful hardwood floors, and expansive windows, it’s perfect for a chillier fall, winter, or spring wedding without sacrificing the views or the comfort of your guests.
When it comes time for your reception, The Grand Ballroom is the perfect place for an exciting celebration. You can totally transform the space into your dream wedding using dramatic lighting, decor, and personalized touches. It’s an elegant banquet hall with a marble dance floor and enormous sparkling chandeliers that make the room shimmer and glow. Bring in dramatic drapery for even more elegance. Don’t be shy with candles or decor; you’ll be impressed with how well The Grand Ballroom completely chameleons into your unique aesthetic.
If you are having your ceremony and reception at The Surf Club on the Sound, take advantage of their Bridal Suite as you prepare for the day. You won’t have to worry about traveling with your hair and makeup already done. The suite has lots of beautiful light for lovely getting-ready photos with your bridal party.
The Surf Club on the Sound is perfect for couples looking for timeless, elegant portraits. Of course, when it comes to taking pictures, we’ll take advantage of the venue’s beachfront access and capture some romantic pics of you and your partner with the expansive blue Long Island Sound behind you. We’ll have you pose with the wrought iron gazebo outdoors for unique statement shots that will make your jaw drop and instantly transform a bridal shoot into a wedding fashion editorial.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a wedding at The Surf Club on the Sound without taking advantage of their spectacular staircases, complete with a baby grand piano waiting at the bottom. We’ll spread out the train of your dress and veil for dramatic portraits and have your partner join you for photos that exude glamor and luxury.
Then, for your reception, I’ll capture every detail. From your statement sweetheart table to your guests living their best lives on the dance floor, I’ll capture every detail of this perfect day for you to keep and treasure forever.
The Surf Club on the Sound is not just a spectacular wedding venue; it’s also a full-service catering hall led by culinary Master Chef Anthony Delfino. The culinary team will work with you as you plan to create a menu that is incredibly delicious and reflects your style and personality. From passed hors d’oeuvres to a magnificent seated dinner, you’ll spend your first meal as a married couple surrounded by the people you love and dining on high-end cuisine crafted just for you.
The Surf Club on the Sound team will be with you every step of the way, and once you’ve committed to hosting your wedding with them, they will make sure no detail goes unplanned or unnoticed. They’ll set up your entire event, break everything down at the night’s end, and care for you and your guest’s needs and desires throughout the day. You and your partner will be well cared for. They’ll ensure everything is coming together so you can relax and focus on enjoying every moment of your perfect day.
The Surf Club on the Sound is an elegant coastal oasis for a wedding. Check out their website and social media for pictures of their incredible property and beautiful spaces. When you’re ready to start talking wedding photos, I am only an email or a phone call away.
As a wedding photographer, I get the opportunity to spend the day at many beautiful venues each year. I love getting to share my experiences with couples like you trying to find their dream venue! So check out the blog links below for more work from my portfolio and other incredible venues. Then let’s chat about your dream wedding photos!