12 Days of Details That Make Your Wedding Day at The Briarcliff Manor Perfect!

The holidays are in full swing and there’s nothing better than a Christmas countdown!
In honor of the “12 Days of Christmas”, we have a special “12 Days of Details” that highlight all the special places and things that will make your wedding day at The Briarcliff Manor extra special! 

Photography: Tina Shoots

Day 1:

Indoor Ceremony

Our indoor ceremony space is in our grand ballroom in front of our fireplace or french doors, both perfect for a rainy or snowy day!

Surround you and your partner with stunning florals and candles and decorate the aisle with flower petals and more!

With the colder season coming, we’re looking forward to more cozy indoor ceremonies!

Day 2:

Indoor Cocktail Hour


Our indoor cocktail hour takes place in our grand ballroom with plenty of space for your cocktail hour cuisine stations, tables for guests to relax and of course, access to our indoor bar!


With many other cocktail hour stations to choose from, passed appetizers and drinks ; your cocktail hour with us will be perfect! Our antipasti station is a must have on your wedding day! 

Photography: Megan & Kenneth
Photography: Bernard Alexis Photo

Day 3:

Our Dance Floor

Our dance floor is located within our grand ballroom during your reception.

With the placement being in the center of our grand ballroom, it’s inviting your guests to dance the night away with plenty of space for either a DJ or Band!

Day 4:

Indoor Reception


Regardless of the time of year, your reception will be held in our elegant grand ballroom.

Our indoor reception space can host up to 180 seated guests and 220 cocktail party guests!

Enjoy beautiful views of the Hudson River just behind our French Doors, two wood burning fireplaces, our iron cast doors used for your grand entrance, and a truly elegant space for your dream wedding reception.

Photography: Salzman & Ashley Studios
Photography: Ciro Photography

Day 5:

Custom – Made Signature Cocktails


Our Director of Weddings helps curate the perfect signature cocktails for your wedding day!

Depending on the time of year, our team will help you create your seasonal signature cocktail that you and your guests are sure to love!

Day 6:

One of Our Bridal Suites

The famous pink couch in our bridal suite helps create a stunning photoshoot backdrop for your getting ready photos. 

You and your bridal party can relax while you enjoy our pre-ceremony cuisine and champagne!
In addition, having separate suites allows for final touches before you and your partners first look!

Photography: Cottonwood Studios
Photography: Vicki + Erik

Day 7:

Our Second Bridal Suite

Our second suite is another perfect spot to relax, watch TV and enjoy pre-ceremony cuisine and drinks! 

Day 8:

Stunning Fountain Photos In Front Of The Briarcliff Manor


Photoshoots in front of our manor and fountain are not only breathtaking but also help create timeless photos from your wedding day 

During all seasons, the fountain and manor backdrop are absolutely stunning.

With full greenery in the summer time to changing leaves in the fall, snowy grounds in the winter, and blooming flowers in the spring – the photos are absolutely breathtaking! 

Photography: Ciro Photography
Photography: Megan & Kenneth

Day 9:

Our Outdoor Ceremony Space

With grand views of the Hudson River, our outdoor ceremony space is one of our favorite spots here at The Briarcliff Manor!

Our outdoor ceremony space helps create your grand entrance through our french doors straight to our beautifully long aisle leading you to your ceremony arch.

Day 10:

Our In-House Decor Specialist,

Decor By Vincenza

Vincenza can help make all of our decor dreams come true. She specializes in all types of events from baby showers to anniversary parties and of course, weddings!


From her classy gold chargers to her handmade stunning floral designs, the possibilities are endless when you choose Vincenza for all your floral and decor needs.

Photography: Christopher’s Studio
Photography: Megan & Kenneth

Day 11:

Delicious In-House Cuisine


From the beginning of your wedding day or event, you’ll enjoy our delicious in-house cuisine.


Not only can you choose from a selection of different cuisine stations but also an assortment of different passed appetizers and of course, your main course.

Our stations include our Antipasti Station, Italian Seafood Enhancement, Tuscan Flatbread Display and more!

Our passed appetizer selection includes Fingerling Truffle Bacon Croquette, Mongolian Beef Skewer, Mini South of the Border Tacos and many more!

Day 12:

Romantic, Elegant and Timeless Ambiance


The Briarcliff Manor is known for its romantic and elegant feel and for helping create timeless photos that you and your partner will enjoy forever.


Our beautiful couple took this photo in our iron cast gazebo under the lights in our outdoor cocktail hour space.


From our grand sweep staircases, to our beautiful ceremony spaces – your wedding day will be magic. 


Our goal is to help you and your partner have a seamless day that you will cherish forever.

Photography: Fantasy Flash Studios
Photography: Brooke Allison Photo

Bonus Detail:

Outdoor Cocktail Hour Space

During the warmer months, such as spring, summer and fall, we love to host outdoor cocktail hour on our side yard.

Guests gather around our spacious cocktail tables while enjoying our delicious in-house cuisine cocktail hour stations, passed appetizers and our outdoor bar!

There are many more details that make your wedding day extra special at The Briarcliff Manor, but those are just some of our favorites!

Contact us today to learn more about our packages and let’s start planning
the wedding of your dreams!