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A Historic “I Do” at Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson

Can you hear the wedding bells? We do at Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson! As more brides and grooms list stunning scenery as a must for their wedding venue, the highly-regarded Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson in Tarrytown, New York has become the picturesque destination for nuptials. In fact, the estate has been a picture perfect location for weddings for more than 100 years, when weddings graced the pages of The New York Times.

May 27, 1902, “Football Hero” Arthur Poe married Miss. Anne Emerson at what was then called Irvington-on-the-Hudson (today’s Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson), a reporter wrote as a special in The New York Times. Poe was a football star and graduate of Princeton University.

June 17, 1915, The New York Times notes in the headline “$500,000 in Gifts at Biddle Wedding,” describing the marriage between the son of A. J. Drexel Biddle and Miss. Mary L. Duke. Their wedding was decorated with “great marquees of green, embellished with patterns of the fleur-de-lys, being hung from the trees over the section of the lawn set apart for the dancing. The orchestra played under a cherry tree, laden with red, ripe fruit.” The article continues, “The table was decorated with masses of mauve orchids and lilies-of-the-valley, and the bride’s cake towered several feet in height, showering a bridal pair standing before a horseshoe, upon which was emblazoned in gold ‘Good Luck’ with wedding bells and tiny cupids galore.”

New  York Times wedding announcement

June 25, 1931, Miss. Katte wed Henry M. Shrady at the Estate on the garden of the former home of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. King. Just as done today with current publications, The New York Times described the wedding with much detail, saying that Miss Katte’s “veil was arranged with a snug fitting cap of the lace, and held in place with a narrow bandeau of orange blossoms. The bridal bouquet was of white orchids and lilies-of-the-valley.”

In the heart of “Sleepy Hollow Country,” the Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson has long been a cornerstone of the historic Hudson Valley region of New York. First as country estate homes for the wealthy families of tobacco and railroad industries, from the mid 1800’s through after the turn of the century the estate is where the wealthy played host to countless galas.

When it comes to weddings, even when the two mansions were private homes, Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson has always been the perfect setting for a romantic and memorable day. Brides, grooms and their families and friends enjoy the beautiful landscapes that the charming property has provided for more than a century.

To read more about Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson, visit www.tarrytownhouseestate.com or to make reservations, call 1-800-553-8118.

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