Q: What sort of different event packages do you offer?
We are delighted to offer a variety of packages for all your social events- Christenings, Communions, Milestone Birthday Parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Engagement Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Receptions, Reunions, Retirement, Fashion Shows and Association Luncheons and Dinners to name a few. Because of our flexible meeting space and in-house catering capabilities we can customize our packages to your specific needs.
Q: What is your minimum and maximum capacity for an event?
Our elegantly appointed event space can accommodate events from 25 to 900 guests.
Q: What is it that makes your establishment and location perfect for an event?
We are located at the cross roads of Long Island. We are approximately 20 minutes from three area airports and minutes from three major roadways. Our professional, experienced and hospitable staff delights in assisting to create a wonderful experience for you and your guests. If you’re looking for a venue with great service, quality food and a great setting; then the Hilton Long Island is the perfect location.
Q: How far in advance should someone interested in using your facility book it?
The Hilton Long Island prides itself on providing premier service and accommodations to social and corporate guests. We encourage guests to contact us early to discuss availability.
Q: What type of entertainment accommodations do you offer?
Available amenities for overnight guests include use of the indoor/outdoor pool facility, tennis courts, game room, 24 hour fitness center, saunas and Jacuzzi. Other amenities on the hotel include in-room dining service from 7:00am – 11:00 pm, Watercolors Restaurant for breakfast and lunch and dinner served in our FUSE Restaurant. Our FUSE Bar is open until 2:00am on Friday and Saturday and until 12:00am Sunday through Thursday.
Q: How many events can you have going on in a single day or concurrently?
Due to the large capacity of the hotel, over 24,000 square feet, more than one event may occur on the same day at the same time. In order to provide the best service to our guests, highly trained members of our staff will be assigned to your specific event.
Q: What is your typical staff to guest ratio?
Typically buffet-style meals require less staffing. The ratio is generally one staff per thirty (30) guests plus table runners. For our plated options, we generally provide a much lower ratio, approximately one staff member for every 15-20 guests.
Q: What can you tell us about accepted payment methods, deposits, or payment plans?
The Hotel accepts major credit cards such as AMEX, VISA, Discover, and MasterCard. Payment is also acceptable in the form of cashier or bank check, cash.
Upon signature of the contract with the Hilton Long Island a deposit of approximately 25% is due. (Please note that contracts that are signed closer to the event date may require a larger deposit or full payment). Payment requirements will be specifically outlined in your contract with final payment due 5-7 business days prior to the event.
Q: Are there incentives for using your house vendors, and what can you tell us about your house vendors?
Our preferred vendors are experienced professionals that are familiar with the layout and staff of the Hilton Long Island. Mention that you are booking at the Hilton Long Island to receive their best pricing.
Q: Do you offer tastings or host any showcases?
The Hilton Long Island is proud to host several showcases including the Metro Expo, LI Weddings.com showcase, and the Ort Showcase.
Q: Can you tell us about some of the special events that your facility has held?
Some of the Special events held at the Hilton include the BLI Baby Shower and Wedding Showcase, the Indian Association Festival and a variety of fundraising events.
Q: Is there anything else that you would like to tell us about your facility?
The Hilton Long Island provides the perfect backdrop for your contemporary or traditional affair. We provide superb onsite catering; with the flexibility to cater to various dietary needs and personal requests. Our exceptional attention to detail, our years of experience and our hospitality ensure that your occasion will be a wonderful and memorable occasion.