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Venue Summary:
Business Events
Outdoor Area
Bridal Room
On Site Ceremony
Valet Parking
Off Premise Catering Available
Kosher Menu
Outdoor Area Garden
Outdoor Area Terrace
Outdoor Area Patio
Overnight Guest Accomodations
Dance Floor
Wheelchair Accessable
Coat Check
Live Music Permitted
DJ Permitted
AV Equipment Available
Must Use In House Liquor
Must Use In House Caterer
Air Conditioned
Kitchen On Premises
In-House Party Planner
Tables Chairs Included
Virtual Tour Available
Premium Liquor
Separate Room for Cocktail Party
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3500 Sunrise Highway,
Great River, NY 11739 (Map)
631.581.0221 (fax)
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Choosing the ideal place for your wedding day is very important. Whether you desire a country club setting, an elegant restaurant overlooking the Great South Bay, or historical waterfront estates, Lessing's has a "picture-perfect" location for your wedding. Groups of any size can be accommodated, from an intimate wedding to a large affair up to 5000 persons. Lessing's will live up to your highest expectations and attentive staff will make your occasion unforgettable. Call Ben today at (631) 581-0022 to find out about our surprisingly affordable prices.

Lessing's Reviews

Date posted: October 21, 2014
Review: We had a big list when we went out to look at wedding spots. We both wanted to make sure that the staff was going to be amazing, the food great, etc. The biggest thing on my list though was literally just the setting and the ambiance. I wanted to get married and celebrate in a place that was just really incredible. Our story—how we met, the months we dated—all of it was so magical, and I wanted to celebrate our union in a place that was just as magical. Something breathtaking that would look wonderful in our photos forever. We hit venue after venue, and nothing impressed me. I loved the beach and some of the gardens we saw, but most of the venues just seemed so generic themselves! Everything reminded me of a hotel, whether it was at one or not. I didn’t just want a big empty room and a dance floor in a huge building without any style. Lessing’s is really cool because they give you a whole bunch of choices for where you can do your wedding! There’s like a dozen different locations. We checked them out online and saw a few that caught our attention, and we went to visit all of them. We checked out the Bourne Mansion they have in Oakdale, the chateau something-or-other (I can’t remember the name), which was gorgeous, and the castle they have over in Rye. The castle was my favorite, but it was a little hard to get to and we thought the mansion in Oakdale would make more sense as our choice. And what a magnificent choice it was! The molding on the walls and ceilings is amazing. Everything is so ornate, but without being at all gaudy. The room where we had our reception dinner was incredible; it felt like a fairytale ballroom, and I felt like Cinderella must’ve at her wedding. The courtyard outside with the pillars and the fountain is amazing too! So picturesque. We got a lot of great photos out there. I’ve heard some people say that the décor seems a bit outdated, but … it would, wouldn’t it? This is a restored old-fashioned mansion, so it is a bit old-fashioned. And yes, there were a couple area where it looked like some repairs were needed, but that did nothing to harm the ambiance. The cocktail hour was superb. The nicest I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to quite a few (good thing too, considering it was my wedding after all, lol). The low light made for a nice ambiance. The dinner was excellent too; my steak was cooked just the way I like it. I can’t be so remiss as to not talk about the staff! Everyone was great, especially our manager Steve. He never up-sold us on anything, and was perfectly attentive to our wants and needs. He was always very well-spoken and seemed warm and real. His interest wasn’t in making as much money in possible, but in helping us to enjoy the best day possible. He made sure that we got enough to eat and that we didn’t feel too rushed, which was appreciated. I remember when I was at my sister’s wedding and she barely got a chance to eat! Wonderful experience. We loved the Bourne Mansion, and recommend it to everyone!

Date posted: July 28, 2014
Review: For a big wedding party, this is a perfect destination. The venue is huge, and there is plenty of space. The Bourne Mansion really is quite a place. The walls have beautiful decorative embellishments, and it has this classic, old-fashioned flair. The catering is out of this world!

Date posted: July 27, 2014
Review: We were just here for my cousin's wedding. I don't think I've ever been to a more beautiful wedding celebration in my life. After we left, my fiance and I turned to each other and just smiled and nodded at each other, "This is it." This is where we're going to have our wedding.

Date posted: July 9, 2014
Review: All my life I wanted a fairytale wedding. When I found out that there was a medieval style chateau right here on Long Island, I just HAD to have my wedding here! The chateau is absolutely gorgeous, like something out of a dream. It is amazing inside and out. I’m so glad we found out about this place, because our wedding was like a dream too—a dream come true! If you always dreamed of a fairytale wedding like I did, you just have to check it out!

Date posted: May 25, 2014
Review: What a charming establishment! The catering hall has this old-fashioned vibe. You'll feel like you've been transported back in time to an era when everything was more elegant. And the service is extraordinary! Ben was such a pleasure to work with. He took great personal care with all of the details. I can't even remember the last time I ever had such great customer service anywhere. Here they remind you that customer service really is an art form!

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