NYIT de Seversky Mansion

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NYIT de Seversky Mansion
The famous de Seversky Mansion is located on the campus of the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) in Old Westbury, NY on the prestigious Long Island's North Shore. One of the few remaining Gold Coast mansions open for the public, the estate is set on 100 lush acres of picturesque landscape; it was once popular under the name of White Eagle.

Surrounded by grounds adorned by linden trees, de Seversky Center's front side is marked by its curved and columned loggia, which opens off the ballroom. Beautiful verandas and urns line the mansion's exterior. Two limestone pillars mark the entry, leading to an oval driveway. Upon entrance the marble entry hall's majestic staircase will capture your attention right away. The marble stairs take you to the luxurious bridal suite and a private European country style meeting room, often used for small intimate gatherings. Off the main hallway, de Seversky's oak-paneled rooms feature refined fireplaces. The Reception Room and Ballroom were the setting for the 1991 hit film "Arthur". The library's left wall conceals a hidden door leading to a large hallway, which takes you to the west wing where the terrace room, bar-lounge, dining room and garden room are located.

Whether you're planning an indoor or outdoor event, de Seversky Center can accommodate your needs for up to 200 guests. Their executive chef will work closely with you to create a customized menu that fits your taste. The dining room manager will coordinate all details and special requests to organize your perfect fairy tale wedding. With only one affair at a time you can have your very own mansion for a day and enjoy the undivided attention of the entire staff.

The NYIT's de Seversky Center hosts numerous events each year and has established a reputation for outstanding service and extraordinary cuisine. Built in 1918 as a magnificent mansion for the corporate legend Alfred I. Du Pont, it is one of the metropolitan area's premier conference and catering facilities, and a much sought-after location for weddings, business events, anniversaries and other special occasions.
Venue Amenities & Details
Seating Capacity
Price Range (per plate)
From $130
Simultaneous Events
Business Events
Outdoor Area
Bridal Room
On Site Ceremony
Valet Parking
Off Premise Catering Available
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
Tables Chairs Included
Premium Liquor
On-site party planner
Separate Room for Cocktail Party

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Interview Q & A With NYIT de Seversky Mansion

Q: What sort of different event packages do you offer?

A: We offer three different style receptions. Our signature European-Style wedding and reception includes a spectacular cocktail hour followed by a formal seated dinner with a menu created exclusively for the bride & groom by our executive chef and culinary team. After dinner, guests can dance the night away and enjoy our European dessert café. Sophisticated and elegant, our Mansion-Style receptions treat our guests to a continuous cocktail reception featuring an array of delectable hand-passed hors d’oeuvres to start the evening. After cocktail hour the feast continues as we feature chef-attended display stations and top-shelf bars throughout the mansion while the party gets started with dancing in the Ballroom or under the stars in the Glass ceilinged Garden Room. The evening finishes off with our European Dessert Café. Traditional Style - after enjoying a spectacular cocktail hour with display stations and hand-passed hors d’oeuvres, guests will be seated in the Ballroom for a traditional, elegant, and unforgettable evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing.

Q: What is it that makes your establishment and location perfect for an event?

A: The complete intimacy and magnificent history of the mansion. “Your home for the day” One on one service, exclusivity and our unmatched willingness to tailor every wedding to our specific brides (and grooms) dreams. Our wedding specialists are ready to help plan and prepare for the most important day in their lives. Both the bride and groom are encouraged to share in the fun and excitement of their special day. Since the mansion is owned and operated by NYIT, brides and grooms can appreciate that they are helping to invest in education by having their wedding at de Seversky Mansion.

Q: How far in advance should someone interested in using your facility book it?

A: At least 8-10 months. If a bride and groom are looking for a specific date then at least a year to a year and a half … dates go fast.

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