COUPLES INDULGE IN GLAMOROUS WEDDINGS AT OHEKA CASTLE HOTEL & ESTATE

~ Historic Gold Coast Mansion Serves as the Pinnacle of a Storybook Affair ~

Huntington, NEW YORK - Engaged couples need not jet to Europe to experience the wedding of a lifetime in a CASTLE fit for a King and Queen, with OHEKA CASTLE Hotel & Estate a mere 45-minute drive from Manhattan. The historic estate, built by Otto Kahn in 1919 and modeled after a French Chateau, features grand staircases, manicured lawns, and elegant ballrooms, and is considered one of the premier locations to host a lavish affair in North America. Meticulous service by the on-site banquet managers and staff members, combined with award-winning cuisine and one-of-a-kind event spaces make OHEKA CASTLE a highly sought-after space for glamorous couples across demographics to celebrate their love.

"OHEKA CASTLE offers brides and grooms an exquisitely tailored experience that sets the bar for future affairs. More importantly, couples continuously comment that our event staff genuinely listen to their ideas of a perfect wedding and execute it in a way never thought possible," says Kelly Melius, Director of Sales of OHEKA CASTLE.

The Location: Located in the picturesque town of Huntington, on the Gold Coast of New York's Long Island, OHEKA CASTLE is situated between New York City and The Hamptons. A convenient locale for guests, yet set in a storybook scene, the estate is easily accessible via train from New York City and area airports.

The Service: The moment couples set a date for their wedding, they are guided through the planning process by highly knowledgeable staff that help tailor the day to perfection. In the days leading up to the event, the bride and groom are flawlessly ushered through their nuptials by a dedicated team of staff.

The Venue Options: Guests can choose to hold their wedding ceremony on the French-manicured Formal Gardens designed by the famous Olmsted Brothers or in the architecturally beautiful Grand Ballroom where Enrico Caruso once sang. Formal Receptions may be held in the Grand Ballroom or The Terrace Room. While each space is unique, all are adorned in early twentieth-century French splendor and can be dressed to accommodate various cultural and religious traditions. Spaces hold between 150 and 400 guests for sit-down affair and up to 1000 for an on-going Gatsby-Style event favored during the 1920's.

The Cuisine: Executive Chef Chris Cappello, voted "Restaurateur of the Year" by the New York State Restaurant Association and Executive Pastry Chef Daniel Andreotti create signature dishes customized to impress the palates of the most discriminating gourmands. White-glove service allows guests the unique opportunity to experience the opulence of OHEKA CASTLE.

Overnight Guests: Featuring 32 guest rooms and suites, OHEKA CASTLE serves as an ideal place for the wedding party and out of town guests to stay overnight throughout the festivities. Each guest room and suite is unique to the next and exudes old world European glamour, with many enjoying views of the 23-acre private estate. All rooms feature King or Queen Size beds fitted in Frette linens of 100% Egyptian cotton. Bathrooms are expansive and each room features plush bathrobes, fine cotton towels and L'Occitane spa products.

The Extras: The bride and groom have access to OHEKA CASTLE's finely tailored list of vendors, which includes renowned photographers, transportation services, florists and event designers.

As an expert in elegant weddings, OHEKA CASTLE Hotel & Estate has extensive experience in culturally diverse ceremonies and celebrations. From Hindu wedding ceremonies to traditional Jewish ceremonies to same-sex weddings, the staff is prepared with in-depth knowledge and a high level of service to make any celebration flawless, yet uniquely glamorous.

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Situated on the famed Gold Coast of New York's Long Island and an integral stop on the Gold Coast Mansion Tour, OHEKA CASTLE is an exquisitely preserved private estate from a bygone golden age and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1919 as the second largest private home in North America, OHEKA has been meticulously returned to its former glory through an extensive restoration project to the exterior, interior and its impeccably manicured grounds. With a reputation for opulence, the hotel & estate are ideal settings for special occasions, a night away, or a daytime mansion tour. Highlights of the property include its majestic history, grand outdoor gardens, exclusive dining experiences, elaborately designed hotel rooms & suites, and unique and stately event spaces. OHEKA CASTLE served as the opening scene of Citizen Cane in 1941 and has continued to captivate audiences through various film and print magazine shoots. Located in the town of Huntington, New York, the property is a mere 32 miles and a 45-minute drive from Manhattan. OHEKA CASTLE Hotel & Estate is located at 135 Gate Drive West, Huntington, New York 11743. For reservations call 631.659.1400, or visit Oheka.com.

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