A Jonas Brother, two Dancing With the Stars pros, and other well-known figures have also exchanged vows at the French-inspired château.
Tobias Harris of the Philadelphia 76ers and Jasmine Winton, his girlfriend, tied the knot over the weekend at the century-old French-style château of Oheka Castle on the Gold Coast of Long Island, New York. With the help of wedding planner Akeshi Akinseye, they exchanged vows outside among a massive arrangement of white flowers. The basketball player described being married inside the Gilded Age home as “a complete circle thing” for him because he grew up nearby.
“The grounds are breathtaking. It’s very breathtaking, Winton told the magazine, especially the fountains and the gardens. The 115,000 square foot house, which was designed by Delano & Aldrich in 1919 for financier Otto Hermann Kahn, is the second-largest private property in the US after the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. The grounds that Winton was referring to were created by the Olmsted Brothers, a landscape architecture company that Frederick Law Olmsted founded. Frederick Law Olmsted is known for designing Central Park in New York City, the grounds of the Biltmore and the U.S. Capitol, as well as other well-known gardens.
The property, which had fallen into disrepair, was renovated in the 1980s, and it is now a well-liked filming site for movies and television.
It may look familiar to you if you’ve seen the “Blank Slate” music video by Taylor Swift, the HBO sensation Succession, or the classic Citizen Kane from 1941. In addition, it is a deluxe hotel and a well-liked wedding location, and Harris and Winton are not the first well-known couple to exchange vows there. The celebrities that lived out their fairytale fantasies at this magnificent property are profiled here.
Danielle and Kevin Jonas
The Jonas Brothers’ oldest brother married at the castle on a cold day in December 2009, with Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas serving as his best men. Wedding coordinator Michael Russo at the time told People that the snow “just made it look more like a winter wonderland.”
14-foot trees draped in crystals and covered in hydrangeas were part of Kevin and Danielle’s decor.
Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovsky
Surprisingly, these two Dancing With the Stars pros skipped the extravagant first dance at their wedding in July 2017. The pair, their co-stars, and other famous visitors did, however, spend a lot of time on the dance floor during the evening. The event was held in the castle’s ballroom, which Metro Floral Decorators’ Danitte Beegel decorated with colossal white floral arrangements.
Leilani Malia Mendoza and Brian McKnight
The magnificent location, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, served as the setting for the Grammy-nominated R&B singer and his bride’s wedding as they welcomed in the new year.
Their wedding was planned by Ninth & Everett, and Beautiful Flowers New York made arrangements with lots of greenery and white flowers. The pair poses in a section of the castle with a black-and-white checkerboard floor and a wall completely covered in lovely ivy in wedding photos posted by the “One Last Cry” singer.
Kelly Baldwin and Joey Fatone
In 2004, Brooklyn native Fatone wed his high school girlfriend in an indoor ceremony at Oheka, becoming the first member of the well-known boy band ‘NSync to walk down the aisle. The pair completely redecorated the reception space, and they partied all night long with Fatone and the other members of ‘NSync.
Even an after-party with a carnival theme had a performance by Smash Mouth (it was the early aughts, remember). Fun fact: Kevin Jonas later hired the same wedding planner that Fatone had previously used. Sadly, the singer and Baldwin would part ways fifteen years later.
Doug Brunt with Megyn Kelly
The former Fox News host wed her tech CEO spouse at Oheka in 2008 before making headlines as the host of the Today show. Large branches with white buds are seen as the centerpieces on the reception tables in an image that was published alongside their wedding announcement at the time in The New York Times. We presume the bride had a bouquet with white roses and blue accent flowers.