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Have a Wedding at Doubletree Tarrytown, Get Free Bahamas Honeymoon

Gala Wedding Reception at a Great Value And a Glorious FREE 5-Day Honeymoon In the Bahamas

It is no secret that a wedding reception can be expensive. But, at the DoubleTree by Hilton-Tarrytown, couples can expect great value by taking advantage of their competitively-priced wedding packages. And the choice is even more attractive in 2011 during the DoubleTree’s 50th anniversary celebration.

By booking a Platinum or Gold level reception for 200 or more guests in 2011, the newlyweds will be rewarded with a free, five-night stay at the luxurious British Colonial Hilton in the Bahamas. Situated on a private beach, it is the ideal spot for the perfect honeymoon.

The DoubleTree’s special wedding gift is a stay at the beautiful Colonial Hilton, a $1500 value. This is just one of the valuable packages, discounts and other offerings that the hotel is making available throughout the year in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

“We make the experience of planning and having a wedding reception at the  DoubleTree as smooth and easy as possible for couples,” said Linda Ferone, Director of Catering. She added: “Our event team is dedicated to providing our clients with the finest personalized service and paying meticulous attention to every detail. Because your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, you deserve the very best that the DoubleTree has to offer.”

The recently expanded DoubleTree boasts attractive function space including Westchester’s largest grand ballroom at 10,000 square feet, and a beautiful courtyard and gazebo.

The Platinum wedding package is priced at $120 per person, and the Gold package is $100 per person, plus tax and gratuity . All the packages, including Platinum, Gold and Silver, offer different menu and beverage options to suit any taste and budget.

All three packages include an on-site ceremony room; champagne toast; votive candles; white linens and napkins; coat room service; complimentary overnight accommodations for the bride and groom; and discounted rates for out-of-town guests.
For more information about holding a wedding at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown, please call Ms. Ferone at 914-524-6436.

The DoubleTree by Hilton-Tarrytown offers 247 guest rooms, and the largest Grand Ballroom in Westchester, with 10,000 square feet of space.  A total of 24,000 square feet of meeting and pre-function space also includes another ballroom and 17 meeting rooms.  In addition, the hotel offers a complimentary Business Center, spa, indoor pool, sauna, fitness center and a separate Glatt Kosher kitchen for accommodating Kosher events.

Set on 11 acres of landscaped grounds in the heart of the Hudson Valley, the Doubletree Hotel offers 246 guest rooms, 24,000 square feet of meeting and pre-function space, a Business Center, indoor pool, spa, sauna, state-of-the-art fitness center, and Bistro Z restaurant.

DoubleTree by Hilton-Tarrytown 2011 Platinum Wedding Package Menu:
The menu begins with a wide array of more than 20 hot and cold hors d’oeuvres from which the happy couple can choose eight to serve their guests. Cold offerings include mustard charred beef tenderloin, Maine lobster salad in a phyllo shell and jumbo shrimp. Hot selections include pecan crusted chicken tenderloin, vegetable samosas, and fresh mozzarella and risotto croquettes topped with pomodoro sauce. The cocktail hour also includes a selection of stations, including one carving station offering either turkey, ham or salmon wellington, along with accompaniments for all; and two stations from a creative and contemporary list including a fajita station, risotto station, potato bar, and wok station.

During the reception, guests are served a choice of two starters selected from a variety of soups, salads and appetizers. Soup offerings include a roasted plum and tomato bisque with a basil drizzle; a wild mushroom bisque with a parmesan twist; and a roasted butternut squash puree with toasted almond and maple butter. Salad selections include a marinated Roma tomato, soft mozzarella and arugula salad with basil oil and balsamic syrup; baby spinach with toasted pecans and red & gold tomato vinaigrette; and romaine hearts with asiago cheese, garlic croutons and creamy Caesar dressing. Appetizers include a broth of sea scallops with pears, melon and watercress; a wild mushroom crepe with truffled cognac cream; and jumbo shrimp cocktail with tomato lime relish and cocktail sauce.

After an intermezzo, guests will have a choice of three entrees. The bride and groom have 12 options including Macadamia nut crusted chicken with champagne risotto and a squash medley; Asian barbequed salmon served with a wasabi rice cake and fresh vegetable slaw; beef tenderloin and herb marinated gulf shrimp and many more, including an oven roasted tomato and spiced tofu with aromatic vegetables for vegetarian guests. All entrees are served with a chef’s choice of seasonal vegetables and rolls with sweet butter.

Desserts include a customized wedding cake, a display of cookies, chocolate covered strawberries and truffles and freshly brewed coffee and tea. The Platinum package also features five hours of open bar featuring premium liquors.

The Gold package, which costs $100 per person plus tax and gratuity, differs slightly from the  Platinum in the number of choices offered to guests and the liquor selections.

The Silver package, at $80 per person plus tax and gratuity, does not include  hot stations during the cocktail hour and also does not qualify for the free, five-day honeymoon.