Leonard's Palazzo

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Leonard's Palazzo
Located in Great Neck, on Long Island's exclusive North Shore, Leonard's Palazzo has been hosting elegant weddings, glamorous galas, and breathtaking black tie affairs for over half a century. Known for its beauty and impeccable standards, Leonard's Palazzo has hosted some of New York's most prestigious affairs, and their established reputation for outstanding service and a stunningly beautiful property both indoors and out means that you can rest easy knowing that your special event will be perfect from start to finish.

Leonard's Palazzo has recently undergone a complete renovation, and can now accommodate up to 3,000 guests, making it the ideal venue no matter what the size of your affair. Whether you're hosting an intimate celebration with friends and family, or you're going all out for your Wedding, Sweet Sixteen, or Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Leonard's will make your big day one you and your guests will never forget. Their gorgeous gardens are filled with beautiful flowers, cascading fountains, grand gazebos and elegant statues, and their ballrooms are breathtaking, and provide the perfect backdrop for your fairytale wedding. The Bridal Suite at Leonard's will ensure that the bride to be and her bridal party can relax, and enjoy themselves on the Big Day.

Leonard's also offers world-class, award winning cuisine that you and your guests will savor. The kitchens at Leonard's Palazzo are sparkling, state of the art facilities, and are staffed by internationally-trained and acclaimed master chef, and his highly trained associates. You and your guests can indulge in a variety of culinary delights during your cocktail hour or reception. Just as with their cuisine, Leonard's also holds a high standard with their drinks as well - their impeccably trained mixologists can craft any creative cocktail you can come up with, and can even help you to create your own signature drink for your event!

No matter where your guests are coming from, they will be able to get to Leonard's Palazzo with ease - it is conveniently located near all major expressways, bridges and parkways, and they offer ample on-site parking, as well as handicap parking and facilities, so that all of your guests can enjoy your celebration.

Whether you're planning a wedding, hosting an important business event, throwing a Sweet Sixteen or Bar/Bat Mitzvah for your son or daughter, or you're celebrating another milestone event, let Leonard's Palazzo provide you with wonderful, lavish memories that are sure to last a lifetime.
Venue Amenities & Details
Seating Capacity
50 to 900
Price Range (per plate)
$50 to $150
Simultaneous Events
3
Business Events
Outdoor Area
Bridal Room
On Site Ceremony
Valet Parking
Outdoor Area Terrace
Outdoor Area Patio
Dance Floor
Live Music Permitted
DJ Permitted
Air Conditioned
In-House Party Planner
In-house party planner

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Leonard's Palazzo Reviews

  September, 2015
When you reach out to Leonard's of Palazzo just know that you are going to get the best in everything - the best service - the best care for your event - we just had a family function there and the place was outstanding- beautiful atmosphere- food was great - you can trust the team there - totally awesome - 6 stars!

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  August, 2015
What a wonderful place and what an experience! We booked our wedding way ahead of the date, because we wanted to ensure that we were going to have plenty of time to plan and get everything just right. We did not want to rush. My sister rushed her wedding a couple years ago, and only gave herself six months to plan. It wasn’t enough, and it all felt very throw-together. I really struggled to keep it all together and get everything lined up. It was a crazy amount of work just to ensure it wouldn’t be a complete disaster! Getting married at Leonard’s with a year to plan couldn’t have been a more removed experience! I actually felt like I ended up doing less work on my own wedding than I did on my sister’s, which is just weird to think about! But it was a result of giving ourselves the time we really needed, and choosing a place where we were going to get the help we needed and the attention we deserved. Ashley, our event coordinator, was there with us from day one, getting an inventory of our needs, and helping us cover all the ground to make sure we weren’t forgetting about anything. She reviewed the whole planning process with us, went over it as many times as we needed (which was quite a few), and helped us work through every point of our checklist, in the beginning and multiple times down the line. I would have been lost, even after planning my sister’s wedding, if not for all her incredible help and advice. We got everything right with our wedding that I couldn’t do for my sister. The flowers, the invitations, the limousines, the entertainment, everything, it was all spot on. And the menu! The menu was just incredible. The chefs here really know how to cook up a storm. They are very talented at what they do, and they made me completely rethink what wedding catering can be like! That was one of the big fails with my sister’s wedding. She ended up with a caterer that made really mediocre food and would have been better off if she’d just taken us all to a restaurant or something. The food at our wedding was light years beyond that, and actually better than most of our favorite gourmet restaurants. The final price tag for all of this was not cheap, but the wedding was pure luxury. It was worth it to pay more and plan more and put in more time to get it all just right. And Ashley, we couldn’t have done it without you. You are incredible, everything that an event coordinator should be. You kept us on track and focused, and you kept us inspired and exuberant when our own energy was feeling drained. Thanks to you, getting ready didn’t feel like nearly as much work as it could have, and our wedding was even more amazing than we ever hoped!

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  August, 2015
From the day we booked our event all the staffs of Leonard's are very helpful and courteous in dealing with us as their clients. On the day of the event everything went well and there were no glitches or problems that we encountered. Everything went smoothly and perfectly. Special thanks to Ashley who as an event coordinator made things right and orderly.

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  August, 2015
Absolutely outstanding venue for an event. I just had my daughter's sweet 16 a few weeks back and the management staff went above and beyond to ensure the event was a success. My family received all outstanding comments from friends & families who attended the event. From the cocktail hour to the main course this venue is second to none. Friends & families of ours are completely committed to use this venue for all occasions. We occupied the penthouse on the second floor and the settings with all the sofa chairs in the bar area presents a Manhattan style sophisticated experience. We are in debt to the staff.

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  July, 2015
This place is absolutely wonderful. I was more than happy with everything, the service, the menu... From start to finish Leonard's Palazzo made my life easy. They were amazing. I've had so many compliments from my guests. I would definitely recommend them!!!

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  July, 2015
Danielle Amato was excellent is planning our Sweet 16. She went above and beyond. On the day of the event, everything went smoothly and the staff was very attentive. The maitre d, hostess, bartenders, security and servers were great!! The food was really good and they had a variety of different options. The cake was delicious too!

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  July, 2015
We got married last year. It still feels like yesterday in some ways, and it’s hard to believe how much time has passed. On the other hand, it feels like it was a hundred years ago, and it’s all so far away now. The memories are still really clear, but I miss it all so much! The fact that I remember everything so well tells you just what a day it was that it’s been so perfectly cemented in my memory. I have my lovely photos and my amazing videos, but even if I didn’t, the videos would be playing through my head perfectly. I remember the way the chandeliers sparkled, the railing of the grand staircase as I walked down to meet my guests and posed for photos with my love, the taste of the pasta I had for dinner, the colorful lighting in the reception hall. Every little detail. And I remember how wonderful Danielle and the others were. Everyone was just aglow with smiles all day. I felt like they really took joy in our marriage, even though they hardly knew us! It’s like they were there to have a great time celebrating, just like our family, but they somehow made the whole event work in the backdrop. I barely even noticed that. It all just seemed magically perfect. Everything was always happening on schedule. The food was just … there. The drinks were just … there. I don’t know how to describe it. It was like it was all just automatic. But I know that it wasn’t, because I do remember all the hard work that went into it before our wedding. So many emails, so many phone calls, and a few meetings in person. There were a lot of decisions to make. Hundreds it seemed like. Since it seemed like a ton of work even to me, I can’t imagine how much work every member of this staff did! The fact they made it all seem to blend into the background is just even more incredible. That takes talent on top of talent. It was like we were in a whole other world for a few precious hours. Transported away from the daily grind and the hectic nature of everyday life. We were in a world all our own, a place where everything existed to add to our happiness … where we could truly revel in our love and in the journey we had taken to reach this point … and the journeys still to come. Since the wedding, it’s been hard to quite know what to do with myself! I mean, it was in front of me for so long, and I looked forward to it every day, and now it’s already behind us, in the past … we reminisce about it a lot, and we have the photos lining our hall so we can relieve the moments each day. And you know, I think in the end, that’s exactly what you have … the memories of a perfect day. But that wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for the great staff at Leonard’s that made sure that it really was a perfect day! This is a day that will live in your hearts for the rest of your lives, so you owe it to yourselves to make it the best possible day it can be. You only get to walk down that aisle once! If you go here, you will be so happy, I promise. You will have the most incredible wedding, and the most beautiful memories for the rest of your lives.

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  July, 2015
Hi my name is Janet ,I had my daughters sweet 16 here at the end of June. I have to say it was absolutely wonderful and stress free because the Leanords staff was so on point about everything. Working with Danielle in the banquet office was great, she was very accommodating and helpful. The food was delicious! Our guests had the best time and I highly recommend Leanords for any affair. My daughter was truly a princess that night !

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  June, 2015
The service was great and the food was delicious. The place looked great and it was very fun.

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  June, 2015
OUTSTANDING all the way around. It was a fantastic party and Danielle, Eric, and the entire staff were so accommodating and helpful during the entire planning process. Would definitely recommend having a party at this lavish and nicely done catering facility.

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  June, 2015
An excellent evening on May I, 2015 at Leonard's Palazzo. Our Kiwanis Club of LaGuardia Airport was extremely pleased with the preparations, service, and food to celebrate our 74th year of Service to Community. The Airline Industry plays an important part to the borough of Queens. Each year we Honor an individual for their contributions, what better place than Leonard's. Thank you from all of us at the Kiwanis Club of LaGuardia Airport.

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  June, 2015
I had my daughter's graduation celebration very recently at Leonard's Palazzo . From the time I walked in the door, met my sales Representative, I had a good feeling that everything would turned out lovely, she was a pleasure to work with. She answered all my questions, though many, with poise and dignity. The Matre'd was splendid. My guests complimented the food. Yes I would recommend this venue, and use it again. Thank you all, Leonard's!

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  May, 2015
Chalynne's sweet sixteen was a success. Everyone was amazed with LEONARDS. The food was great, the staff was attentive and perfect. My guest could not stop talking about how beautiful everything was. Perfect venue to celebrate your most precious events.

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  May, 2015
I had a surprise 25th wedding anniversary for my wife May 15, 2015, and the night was perfect. From day one my planner Danielle was there to make sure everything was perfect. We did a fully bar and buffet and we couldn't have been more happy with all of the choices(especially the Honey Fried Chicken) KILLER! The staff that worked that night were incredible, thank you DiDi. Highly recommended.

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  May, 2015
My daughter had a beautiful communion. We enjoyed everything, thank you ??

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  April, 2015
Great service. Wonderful Party.

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  April, 2015
Leonard's helped us create a truly memorable sweet 16 for our daughter. The staff was professional , efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. This includes our experienced sales manager, Danielle Amato, she never says no, always finds a way to accommodate. As well, Alex our Maitre'd, who was on hand to help execute every aspect of the dining room, from start to finish. F&B and service were 5 star ! Thank you, we couldn't have done it without your help ! Best JoniRose and Sam

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  March, 2015
If you are envisioning a really beautiful wedding in an ornate, almost baroque setting, you will love this place! I originally wanted to get married at Oheka Castle, but it is so expensive. I was really discouraged when I realize we could never afford it, because after all, you only get to get married once, and we wanted it to be somewhere perfect. We looked at venue after venue and I didn’t like anything. Everything just looked the same to me. Just really minimal and contemporary and not very pretty. Some venues actually just looked cheesy to me! But then we found this spectacular place. The palazzo is just beautiful. It’s hard to find the words to describe it. Imagine marble floors and columns—I’m not sure if they are real marble or not, but the effect is gorgeous—ornately framed paintings on the walls, a grand staircase curving around a gorgeous crystal chandelier, a beautiful wood fireplace, incredible murals on the walls, and beautiful frosted glass. All of it transports you to another time and another place. You will feel like you’ve stepped foot in a palace. I wish I knew my history better so I could say more. Maybe 19th century? Amazing, in any case. They have a bunch of different rooms where you can hold your celebration. When we took the tour, we got to check them all out. We were really blown away by the Grand Ballroom, which is just huuuuge! I bet they could fit like a thousand people in there. They told us the number, which I can’t remember, but I know it wasn’t too far off from that! And there’s this tremendous chandelier, which is just awesome. It was the “Tiffany and Crystal Room” that really took our breath away though! There are these one-of-a-kind murals hand painted on the walls with lovely scenery, what looks like the Italian countryside. There is beautiful design-work on the doors that looks like vines and flowers. The chandeliers are set in these glowing recessed spaces on the ceiling so that the crystals scatter the color around. So you just get this incredible ambiance. We were all mesmerized by it! That was where we had our dinner, which was so delicious! Oh, and the cocktail hour, I can’t rave about that enough. There was just this huuuuge amount of seafood, especially lobster, and all of it was fantastic! I haven’t had that much good seafood in a long time. And yes, thanks to a very helpful bridal attendant and maitre’d, I was able to eat all I wanted! There were a few hiccups with our wedding, but they weren’t the fault of the venue in any way. We were dealing with a couple of other vendors, and sadly they were not as timely as they should have been, which caused some scheduling issues. To my surprise, this did not trip up the staff here at the venue at all. Rather, I wasn’t even aware of some of the hiccups until afterward. That’s how good they were at making sure that everything moved forward flawlessly. I could not get over how organized they are! So many different details to juggle, and they are able to handle everything so well. The other vendors we used could really learn a lesson from their playbook. Everything about this venue is elegant to the nines. The staff are wonderfully professional and will amaze you just as much as the venue itself. This place has gone out and handpicked the very best of the best in the customer service field! I feel like that as much as their amazing décor is what makes this place the phenomenal venue that it is. So come here and have a look. Don’t hesitate to book the date. I tell you, this place is WORTH IT!

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  August, 2014
We were married here in 2013, and we had a wonderful experience. We’d heard mixed reviews of the venue and we weren’t sure about it at first, but we decided to check it out, and we were instantly glad we did. The moment the staff introduced themselves we felt reassured. Everyone was so nice! I must’ve asked fifty questions that day, and not a one wasn’t answered in full. I had a lot of follow-up questions over the phone too during the planning, and they were always available to help me out or assuage my concerns. I am a nervous planner and I wanted everything to be perfect for me and my love. This venue is so beautiful that you won’t be able to believe your eyes. It’s truly breathtaking. There was a lovely balcony where we spent a lot of time chatting with our guests. It was perfect for both the ceremony and the celebration afterwards. My wife says that her bridal attendant was absolutely amazing and was there to help her every step of the way. Cocktail hour was absolutely amazing. They had a dozen types of seafood, including some of the best lobster and clams I have had anywhere. They also had some great cheeses. We couldn’t have made a better choice. We recommend them to everyone!

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  July, 2014
Truly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. They have this wonderful baroque thing going on with the walls, huge, sparkling chandeliers, and it is all very fancy. We felt like we were royalty! And not just because of the décor either. More than anything because the service was that great. Antonio was outstanding. We could not have been in better hands!

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  April, 2014
An incredibly nice venue with really nice people staffing. Ian was awesome and such a friendly guy, he really made the whole planning process flow, and on the actual day of the event, everything went without a hitch. Spectacular!

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  September, 2013
I had my wedding at Leonards in August 2010. Man what an amazing venue and quite affordable. Everything was great leading up to the wedding. Antonio and Ian made my fiance feel like a King and a Queen. The food selection was great and everyone still today talk about our cocktail hour. However the only reason I can't give a 5 was that on the day of the wedding the service was not good. I don't know what happened. The maitre d was not accomodating and really upset my wife. If it wasn't for that Leonards would get 10 stars from me. So if you plan on choosing Leonards please stress to them that you want complete clairty as to what your wedding day expectations should be

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