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NYIT de Seversky Mansion

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Venue Summary:
Seating Capacity:400
Price Range (per plate):From $130
Simultaneous Events1
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
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Old Westbury, NY 11568 (Map)
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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 Read More »

NYIT de Seversky Mansion Reviews

Date posted: April 4, 2015
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Review: It’s just crazy that this is located on the university campus. It’s incredibly posh! We got interested in a wedding here when we saw how many awards they’ve won. Lots of “Best of” awards for different years online, and a lot of them recent too. The reviews we saw blew us away, and just reading them, I kept getting excited! There were so many that described exactly the kind of service and environment we were looking for. Jessica was the contact person we worked on our wedding plans with. We booked pretty far out, and she was there for us right from day one to help us get everything in order. I thought that maybe we were planning way too far in advance, but she seemed to think it was a great idea! As we got closer and closer to the big date, we found ourselves working more and more closely with her. She replied to emails very quickly, almost instantly at times. She had answers to each of our thousand questions. She was so patient! One of the best things about Jessica, and everyone else on the staff here, is that they never say “no.” The word is just not in their vocabularies. I’m not saying they can or will make the impossible possible, but they will work around and through any number of problems or complications without complaint. Amazingly enough, they often reminded me that I didn’t need to say “no” to ideas that I was worried might be too difficult to turn into realities! They were enthusiastic and ready to tackle every challenge, even the ones that would have intimidated me right out of trying. Best of all, they made it seem so easy. I never worried that anything was out of my control or theirs. Jessica wasn’t just there to plan either. She was also there on our wedding day, and she helped out in a hundred different ways. That’s something I haven’t heard of happening too often. Usually it seems like the people who do the planning back away a bit and let the bridal attendant and maitre’d take care of the details on the wedding day. But no, she stayed involved, and even helped me with my train. We did have a wonderful maitre’d and an amazing bridal attendant though. Ana and Damian were such a pleasure to work with. It was a real treat even just having a chance to get to know such wonderful people. And the fact that they were putting all their efforts into seeing to it that we were happy … well, that was priceless. These folks went above and beyond in so many ways. Just as an example, we were really enjoying the food at the buffet, which was just AWESOME. But we didn’t have a lot of time to eat. Way too many guests demanding our attention and too much to do. But Damian made sure that we got some of the food to take with us afterward, and he even noticed which foods we were particularly raving about. Oh yeah, a word about the buffet thing. The word “buffet” almost sent me running for the hills, or at least for another wedding package, but they assured us time and again that we’d love it. The buffet thing is a bit weird because there are no seat assignments (although in some ways that actually made things easier, since we didn’t have to come up with a way to mark all the tables and seats). It wasn’t chaos though, believe it or not. And there was nothing about the buffet which was typical. Food quality was very much 5 star restaurant vein, not the kind of cheap foods that typically end up at all-you-can-eat tables. It’s hard for me to imagine that a standard dinner banquet would have been better, because the food was so good I couldn’t really picture “better.” Anyway, we loved it, because everyone could pick what they wanted, and people could move around the room and sit where they wanted. We circulated a lot during the buffet and the cocktail hour. Well, “hour” isn’t really right. The cocktail “hour” actually is a continuous, ongoing thing. Basically, people can walk around anywhere in the mansion and eat what they like when they want. They have food in all the different rooms, so as you explore, it’s like you stumble upon room upon room of delicious surprises. The rooms themselves are very romantic and beautifully old-fashioned. Picture fancy molding on the ceilings, dramatic curtains in the windows, wood-panel walls, gorgeous fireplaces, doors with ornate engravings, columns framing doorways, hardwood floors … there’s nothing I can say to really convey how beautiful it is. Everyone had such a wonderful time walking around and exploring, and there was something for everyone. Dancing and partying on the ballroom floor … or quiet little nooks for intimate conversations. Wherever you went, there was something to see and something to eat. You will love the grounds too, which are beautifully landscaped, but not too perfect. They have a natural, wild feel in places. No matter what room or garden you stumble into, you feel like you have discovered some kind of wonderful secret. I bet that we still missed a lot of what there was to see here, even though we looked around as much as we could. Everything was just remarkable, and there is no way I can say “thank you” enough to all the wonderful staff members. Ana, Damian, Jessica, you were all amazing to us and to all of our guests. Every single person on your staff was incredible. We still cannot stop telling people how kind, flexible, and accommodating you all were. And to the owners of this venue—you have done an incredible job keeping this place in incredible condition. It feels like a trip back in time getting married here. Our whole day was easy, fun, stress-free, and utterly magical. Thank you for making our wedding day the best of our lives.

Date posted: October 4, 2014
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Review: We always wanted our wedding to be an elegant affair! So we were pretty much set on going with some kind of a mansion and not a hotel or something like that. We looked at photos for a few locations online, and this was the place that really grabbed us. It was so easy to imagine ourselves out in front of that gorgeous mansion under those beautiful columns in our wedding dress and tux with all of our family and friends! We spoke on the phone with a very nice gentleman who set up an appointment for us. When we pulled up in front of the mansion for our planning sessions, we were just in awe—it is even more gorgeous in person than it is in the photographs, which really do not give it justice! (Although, our wedding photos do!) The word for this place is “superlative.” Not just good, but the best, and everything about it. The mansion itself is superlative, a beautiful bit of architecture with incredible grounds. The staff is superlative. They want you to be happy, and they go out of their way to make sure that you have the best day of your lives. The catering is superlative, literally some of the best of any fine dining I have ever had! We were stunned, because we were planning on ordering out to another caterer, but when we sampled, we were sold! We did this really cool European style wedding package they offered us. They opened up the whole mansion to us, and we moved from room to room throughout the day for the ceremony, the cocktail hour, the celebration and the dinner later in the day. Every room we set foot in was sumptuous and just breathtakingly beautiful! Our guests had a fun time exploring the place while chatting with each other and spending time together. The other big highlight to us was Damian, who was our maitre d. He was so dedicated to helping out with every aspect of the wedding you’d think he was a relative or friend himself. He paid such personal attention to every detail, like our wedding was personally important to him. He never once treated us like strangers. We could tell that he really loves what he does and takes real pride in it. Pride. That’s the other word I’d use to describe our experience. Every staff member here was obviously very proud to take part in making our wedding as amazing as it could be. This isn’t just a job to these staff members, I’m convinced. They genuinely enjoy every moment of it, and love sharing in the special moments in peoples’ lives. To say that I’m glad that we chose to go here would be the understatement of the century. Several family members had suggested other places to us, but our guts told us to come here, and we are so glad we listened to that inner voice, because no other experience could have matched this one! Thank you to Damian and everyone else at the mansion for making our day magical!

Date posted: May 25, 2014
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Review: Jessica and Ana were amazing bringing everything together for our big day! We chose this location because it is so sumptuous and beautiful. We were thinking ambiance. We really just lucked out that we also got some of the best event planning in the area. We never thought it would be so easy. We had a glorious time, and would recommend this place to anyone!

  
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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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