Tappan Hill Mansion is located on the former Mark Twain estate in the scenic Hudson Valley. Nestled on a hilltop overlooking the Hudson, the stunning stone structure featuring garden terraces is the perfect canvas for a classically modern wedding.
THE VENUE: A TAPPAN HILL MANSION WEDDING
The Tappan Hill Mansion, a 19-acre estate built in 1882, was purchased by Mark Twain in 1902 . Its prime location, high and beautifully situated, commanding breathtaking views of the Hudson, makes it a magical setting for a wedding. The combination of natural beauty and classic architecture sets the stage for the modern love story.
CLASSICALLY MODERN WEDDING TRENDS
The classically modern style encapsulates the idea of honoring traditions while infusing them with contemporary flair. Think timeless elegance with a fresh twist. From minimalist decor to sleek attire, achieving a classically modern wedding aesthetic involves blending timeless elements with contemporary touches. Melissa and Dan chose a neutral color palette with a pop of yellow for their effortless summer wedding. They opted for beautiful daisies and roses, in a simple color palette for their sophisticated floral arrangements. Mix and match elements that resonate with your personal taste to create a celebration that feels both classic and current.
The sun-drenched ceremony overlooking the river started just as the sun began to set. The couple was situated at the front of the amazing terrace, soaked in the golden tones of the sunset.
THE RECEPTION: A CLASSIC TAPPAN HILL MANSION WEDDING
The reception at Tappan Hill Mansion was a true feast for the senses. From the cocktail hour in the greenhouse that left guests in awe to the meticulous decor and table settings, every detail of the reception exuded an air of sophistication and refinement. And, of course, we can’t forget the exceptional cuisine that left everyone craving for more.
A great wedding is not just about the couple; it’s about their guests’ experience too. Guests delighted in the iconic views, amazing food, and the indoor outdoor flow of events. From the grand entrance, to the entertainment, Melissa and Dan’s guests at their Tappan Hill Mansion wedding were treated to a night filled with laughter, love, and unforgettable moments.
If you’re planning your own classically modern wedding, be sure to check out our additional resources, including links to vendors, and other wedding professionals who made this celebration possible. We also provide some helpful tips for planning your own classically modern affair and offer real wedding inspiration from other couples who embraced this timeless style over on our Instagram page. Follow us on Instagram here.
PHOTO GALLERY: A TAPPAN HILL MANSION WEDDING
View a selection of beautiful images that capture the magic and beauty of this classically modern wedding at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, NY.
NY Wedding Venue: Tappan Hill Mansion
Wedding Dress: Alex Perry
Dress Shop: Loho Bride
Bridal Makeup: Makeover by Gia
Bridal Hair: Eye for Beauty
Grooms Suit: The Black Tux
Florist: Damselfly Designs
Entertainment: East Coast Band