The Sweetest Childhood Sweethearts

The Sweetest Childhood Sweethearts

This past May, we celebrated childhood sweethearts, Marielle + Richard as they tied the knot at The Briarcliff Manor in an intimate indoor ceremony overlooking scenic views of the Hudson Palisades through our banquet doors.

After their indoor ceremony, the newlyweds snuck away for a few quiet moments and took some gorgeous pictures. The bride then made an outfit change before the reception and stunned in two beautiful wedding dresses. Together, they headed to their reception where they danced the night away. The gorgeous Briarcliff Manor Couple had some photobooth fun with friends, both sporting sunglasses that read bride and groom on them.

Check out their stunning wedding below!

Photography by Katerina Sudit – Kat Lee Photography  

 

A Laughter-Filled Wedding

A Laughter-Filled Wedding

We were all smiles here at The Manor as Stephanie + Alex tied the knot this spring! Full of a lot of laughter and a lot of love, their spring time wedding was absolutely perfect as they said their “I Do’s” in an intimate outdoor ceremony surrounded by friends and family. This gorgeous Briarcliff Manor Couple said I do with their parents by their side which made for the sweetest touch to their ceremony!

After their lovely outdoor ceremony which overlooked the Hudson Palisades, they made their way inside to our Banquet Room to get the party started. From start to finish, the new Mr. + Mrs. along with their guests had a blast celebrating their wedding day!

Check out their wedding day below!

Photography by Tom Harmon Photography

Briarcliff Blue Sweet Sixteen

Briarcliff Blue Sweet Sixteen

This past Spring, the Manor was blue in the best way possible! We helped Cassidy celebrate her very blue sweet sixteen surrounded by family and friends at The Briarcliff Manor. Complete with dancing, Photobooth fun, and an amazing (and tasty!) blue themed candy bar, Cassidy’s special night was an absolute blast!

And of course, what’s a sweet sixteen without a beautiful candle lighting ceremony?! Cassidy shared some of her favorite memories with sweet words for each candle!

Happy Sweet Sixteen Cassidy!

See our In House photography of this beautiful blue and silver sweet sixteen below!

            

We absolutely loved your Thank You card to us Cassidy and we’re so happy we got to share in your sweet sixteen fun!

The Briarcliff Manor – In House Photography

Yard Parties + Rehearsal Dinners

The Briarcliff Manor Yard Party

Summer is well on it’s way here and what better way to celebrate special occasions than spending it outside with some picnic themed fun?!

We recently hosted an outdoor rehearsal dinner that really made it feel like summer was already here, with a picnic/outdoor barbecue-style dinner, complete with blue and white checkered linen and matching floral centerpieces.

Rehearsal dinner started with our signature Antipasto display and our outdoor bar set-up. The buffet was complete with all the famous BBQ food, including sliders, corn on the cob, mac and cheese, and clams, to name a few, making it the perfect cookout!

And of course, no yard party is complete without some outdoor games! The lovely couple brought cornhole for their friends and family to enjoy, with pictures of them on the set which gave this fun game a cute and personalized touch.

In House Photography

A Southern Manor in the Hills of Briarcliff

A Southern Manor in the Hills of Briarcliff

Built in 1902, the Manor was modeled after your classic Southern Mansion, featuring architectural details that boast timeless elegance and a sense of history.

We have recently restored the Manor to her original splendor, merging contemporary elegance with old-world charm while still featuring many famous southern-mansion architectural designs.

The Briarcliff Manor’s exterior, grand in stature, features a symmetrical appearance with stately white columns, a centered entrance, and triangular gables – an ode to America’s passion for architecture that dates back to the Neoclassic, Greek Revival, Federal, and Gregorian style in the earlier part of the 19th century.

The interior, just as grand as it’s exterior, features a cascading double staircase that maintains the theme of symmetry, seven marble fireplaces, and wrought iron doors, spread throughout our two stories.

The Briarcliff Manor – a southern-styled estate in Westchester, New York – is truly one-of-a-kind.

Photography by Sage Studio Photos, Dideo Films Photography, Photos by Basia, and Omar Lopez Photography Studio.

Feeling Pretty in Pink! – The Scarlett O’Hara Bridal Suite

The Scarlett O’Hara Bridal Suite

One of our favorite features of our charming southern-styled manor is our very sweet bridal suite! Named after Gone with the Wind’s protagonist, our Scarlett O’Hara Bridal Suite is sure to make every bride feel pretty in pink on their special day!

The Scarlett O’Hara boasts southern charm with a grand golden-framed mirror, an elegant and ornate fireplace, and a gorgeous oil painting. The suite is accented by gorgeous decor including a white fluffy rug and fun canvas signage!

However, The Scarlett O’Hara’s stand out feature is our vintage pink couch set! Framed in golden finished wood with ornate vintage detailing, and styled with hot pink velvet, our three piece couch set with an additional chair adds an air of both royalty and bridal fun!

Whether you want to have a fun bridal photoshoot, hangout and get ready with your bridesmaids, or just relax before you say “I do,” The Scarlett O’Hara Bridal Suite is the place to be! Even our grooms love The Scarlett O’Hara, some taking the chance for a pink couch photo op of their very own!

 

Photography by

Christopher’s Studio Photography, Omar Lopez Photography Studios, Tom Pasquarelli,  Todd Shapera, Photos by Basia, Ming Photography, Dideo Films Photography 

 

A Playful Spring Wedding!

Ava + David: The Briarcliff Manor

Wedding season has just begun here at The Briarcliff Manor! We celebrated our first outdoor wedding of the season with lovely Briarcliff Manor Couple, Ava + David, who tied the knot right outside overlooking our breath-taking view of the Hudson Palisades. Ava + David shared countless sweet moments on their big day including the first look, cute candid moments with their family and friends, and some great dance moves. After getting hitched in the beautiful Spring weather, Ava + David, along with their guests, put on their dancing shoes and danced the day away!

 

 

  

Photography by Dideo Films Photography 

Drones + June Weddings

As we get ready for Summer Wedding Season here at The Briarcliff Manor, we’re taking a look back at last summer’s weddings. As a venue that is both modern and timeless, having the newest in photography/videography technology was the perfect way to show off our beautiful Briarcliff Manor Couple while still showing off our timeless elegance – which is exactly what Christopher Studios did! With their unique drone photography/videography services, Christopher Studios truly captured the beauty of lovely Adele +  Vinny’s June Wedding!

The Briarcliff Manor would also love to congratulate Adele + Vinny who are expecting their first child this summer and will be celebrating their first anniversary in June!

You can check out their special day below!

Photography/Videography by Christopher Studios

Lights, Camera, Action!

The Briarcliff Manor partnered up with Christopher Studios for a fun photoshoot, capturing the romantic atmosphere and timeless elegance of the manor with stunning shots of some of our building’s highlights including our Scarlett O’Hara Bridal Suite, Balcony, and it’s stately exterior.

This photoshoot was extra exciting with Christopher Studios capturing a whole new view of the manor, filming a breath-taking exterior shot of The Briarcliff Manor using the latest in technology – drones! To see the drones in action, you can check out the video here 

Along with Christopher Studios, the manor also welcomed Letitias Bridal who provided exquisite gowns, and Glam Bar who did makeup and hair, adding the final touches of the bridal look.

Check out the beautiful photos below!

 

Photography by Christopher Studios

Gowns provided by Letitias Bridal

Makeup by Glam Bar

Beautiful Bridal Suite Wedding

With Spring time in the air, this beautiful Briarcliff Manor couple tied the knot right here in our own bridal suite!

In early April, the manor’s Scarlett O’Hara Bridal Suite (which typically features our timeless pink couch set) was transformed into an intimate ceremonial space where family and friends witnessed this beautiful couple say their “I dos.” Between the ceremony and reception, the couple got to sneak away for a few moments to take some romantic photos just outside of the manor! After the ceremony, they headed over to our Vista Room to enjoy a delicious dinner, overlooking sweeping views of the Hudson Valley.

Photography by Tom Pasquarelli