By Bob Marrone
Spring is a time of year when many engaged couples search for the best venue at which to host their reception. And what better time to see Westchester in all its pastoral splendor than the renewal and promise of spring. There is hardly a more beautiful setting to create memories that will last a lifetime Riverfront views, wide open plains, country estates and some of the finest wedding venues in the country are available. What is more, there is enough variety to fit any price range. So too, the engaged couple has access to some of the finest catering, bridal shops, photographers, musicians and DJs, again, to fit any pocketbook.
As for places to stay, guests will find accommodations ranging from first class hotels to efficiency suites, as well as romantic bed and breakfasts. Transportation is another plus. Despite Westchester’s reputation as one of the country’s finest and bucolic suburbs, graced with lakes, farms and rustic woods, it has its own major airport, along with Amtrak and regional trains service. It also has its own municipal bus system, the Bee Line, along with many limo, cab and shuttle services.
The wedding organizer will want to check out Weddings by Debra. Debra Thomson, and her staff of professionals, can handle some things or everything. It all depends on what you need and what you want. The bride and groom, along with their bridal party, will need top flight makeup and hair salon services. Providers like Lash House, in Dobbs Ferry, are ready to serve. Eugenes in Yorktown Heights can is also at your service. Need a haircut to look your best? Locations like the Barber Pole in Tarrytown are available throughout the county. Also easily accessible are first rate Florists and Jewelers. Joseph Richard Florals, in Armonk, has flowers, center pieces and more for every occasion. Shaylula in Tarrytown and Yorktown Jewelers are two of the very best jewelers in all of Westchester.
Some prefer shopping at a destination offering a wide selection of quality shops and boutiques. The Westchester in White Plains is one of the finest malls in the country. As for music ,there are plenty of bands, DJ’s and individual performers for every genre. Visitors and guests looking to solve their travels needs all in one place will want to check out The Plaza Shoppe, located in the Crown Plaza Hotel, in White Plains. Everything from jewelry, seasonal clothing, accessories, even souvenirs, is available.
So, if you are planning a wedding, or coming as a guest, everything you need is here in Westchester. What is more, you can find the services you need right here in the pages of Westchester Guest Magazine.