Oheka Castle is an exquisite luxury venue choice for your Long Island New York wedding. Built in 1919 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the French chateau style venue was once the site of lavish 1920s parties with Hollywood stars in attendance. Parties at the castle were said to have inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, “The Great Gatsby.” It has been featured in many films, music videos, and television series such as Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” video and the HBO show “Succession.” The venue has also hosted many celebrity weddings.
Want to see what it’s like to get married at Oheka Castle? Below is a highlights slideshow from Jen & George’s Oheka Castle wedding. Then, keep reading for more information on some of the options available to you!
For an Oheka Castle wedding, there are multiple options for your ceremony location. The most popular option is the formal gardens, offering epic views in all directions. Many have the Grand Ballroom as a backup plan in case of rain. The Grand Ballroom is also a good choice for your cocktail hour, along with the Great Lawn. Many couples choose to have their reception in the large Terrace Room, which is a large ballroom with plenty of room for dancing. The adjacent Original Dining Room may be used for a cocktail hour or large dessert station.
Brides are allowed the use of the gorgeous bridal suite with its Juliet balcony overlooking the formal gardens. This space is amazing for your “getting ready” photos!
The wood-paneled library is a great place for groom and groomsmen photos, in addition to couple photos.
With your wedding at Oheka Castle, there are multiple locations around the venue for your wedding day portraits. The formal gardens are a must have, in my opinion. Other amazing options are the ivy-covered wall near the castle entrance and the tree lined driveway. The pool room and the grand staircase are also great options. Schedule plenty of portrait time to take advantage of all of these spaces. For my clients, I craft wedding day photography timelines to make sure that we can cover what’s important to you.
If you want drone photography for your Oheka Castle wedding, be sure to look for someone who is licensed to use a drone commercially, as this is required by the venue. I have my federal Part 107 drone pilot’s license and often bring my husband along to assist, as he is licensed as well.
Oheka Castle has excellent food options and an amazing pastry chef, Daniel Andreotti, on staff to make your wedding cake.
Check out many more photos in the highlights gallery from Jen & George’s wedding at Oheka Castle here.
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