Vicki Reagan & Tom Youkhateh’s wedding in Summer 2019 was a scorcher! Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, Around Town Entertainment had the opportunity to perform at Lyndhurst Mansion, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions. Designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, its architectural brilliance was the perfect space to hold a wedding in the summer.
The grounds at Lyndhurst survive were also an outstanding example of 19th century landscape design, with the Rose Garden serving as a pristine focal point for Vicki and Tom’s ceremony. Constructed in 1911 by Helen Miller Gould, the Rose Garden was restored by the Garden Club of Irvington on the Hudson in the 1960s and has been maintained by them ever since. In spectacular full bloom during the month of June, we were treated with antique, climbing, shrub and many varieties of hybrid roses as we walked in. It was truly a stunning location, with its original stone gazebo and abundant breathtaking roses for a spacious open air ceremony.A pianist provided by Around Town Entertainment, played “All You Need is Love” and “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles as the Bride and Groom entered the Rose Garden. Next up, the bride came out to “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran. The recession song was “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons.
On the eastside of the Mansion, overlooking the Tappan Zee Bridge and the Hudson River, the Veranda was an ideal location for the cocktail hour. As Around Town Entertainment’s jazz trio played, it felt like a setting made perfect for natural conversation, semi-enclosed, beneath the open sky.
The reception was held at the courtyard of the Carriage complex, originally constructed in the 1860s. Under a beautiful tent and surrounded by vintage cobblestone, guests were treated with a remarkable dinner and dancing. The Courtyard tent’s white-wall canvas felt as if dreams come to life. The wedding entertainment for the night, Authority Band, provided the music while guests danced in a flower-filled courtyard to songs like “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars, “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran & Beyonce, and “My Wish” by Rascal Flats.
Fairy tales do come true at Lyndhurst. This night was unforgettable and magical. We can’t wait to perform here again and play at your biggest and best day of your life.
Authority Band brings high energy experience to each event, with the right balance of sophistication and polish. The bands elite, talented and studied musicians have toured with some of today’s top artists. They have been featured as artists and musicians in their own right on major records and have graced some of the world’s biggest stages. We recognize the extreme importance of creating the perfect event, so from the first introduction to the day of the event, each client is given specialized attention, which entails customizing music for each event, professional and immediate attention to detail and bringing the exact desired effect to each event.