For couples who want a place that embodies old world charm with lots of photo opportunities, Vanderbilt Manion is the spot for an engagement session! Regardless of the time of year, there is something picturesque about Vanderbilt. From the main mansion, to its gardens, Vanderbilt is a popular spot for locals. And couples too!
On a warm spring day, Ellie & Mike joined me at Vanderbilt. We knew that there was rain coming in, but we enjoyed our time before the storm hit. Utilizing the main building along with randoms spots, these two enjoyed themselves. And the outcome was amazing!
As a personal recommendation, try to hit it on a weeknight if you’re looking for less crowds! The site runs tours on the weekends so expect to see larger crowds.
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site is a historic house museum in Hyde Park, New York. It became a National Historic Landmark in 1940. The property, historically known as Hyde Park, was one of several homes owned by Frederick William Vanderbilt and his wife Louise Holmes Anthony. The 54-room Vanderbilt mansion is an example of the Beaux-Arts architecture style. The site includes 211 acres of the original larger property (once around 600 acres) situated on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River and includes manicured lawns, formal gardens, woodlands, and numerous auxiliary buildings.
Photographer: Summer Barnhart
Location: Vanderbilt Mansion