Sand Castle

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Sand Castle
5 stars - based on 10 reviews
505 Franklin Ave Franklin Square, NY 11010
Sand Castle
Sand Castle Caterers proudly boasts hosting only one affair at a time in their grand 50,000 square foot facility. Guests, as well as Guests of Honor, will relish the privacy provided to them, as well as in the personal and dedicated attention they will receive by Sand Castle Caterers’ experienced staff.

Guests will first be impressed by Sand Castle Caterers' magnificent grand foyer, which features a uniformed doorman to welcome your guests, three fireplaces, European marble, brass accents and mahogany details. The outdoor gardens will only further impress your guests whether you use it as a backdrop for a ceremony, photographs, cocktail hour, or simply just as a majestic view.

Maybe an outdoor cocktail hour doesn't exactly suit your or your guests' needs and desires. No problem, why not try on the skylight cocktail room on for size? Guests will surely delight in the seafood sailboat center attraction that features unlimited sushi and chilled seafood assortment.

Other features of your "myth" turned reality wedding extravaganza includes a seven hour affair, a live pianist, a newly added veranda that goes into their beautiful gardens with pond and bridge and a hospitality lounge that is available one hour prior to your event that would include an open bar, hors d'ouvres, strawberries and champagne.

Perhaps the most exciting, unique and romantic reason why Sand Castle Caterers is ideal for your next event is that a honeymoon in Greece is included in your package!

Schedule a tour today to see exactly what Sand Castle Caterers can offer you and your loved ones. You’ll be glad you did.
Venue Amenities & Details
Seating Capacity
125 to 450
Simultaneous Events
Business Events
Outdoor Area
Bridal Room
On Site Ceremony
Valet Parking
Kosher Menu
Outdoor Area Garden
Outdoor Area Terrace
Outdoor Area Patio
Dance Floor
Wheelchair Accessable
Coat Check
Live Music Permitted
DJ Permitted
Air Conditioned
Kitchen On Premises
In-House Party Planner
Tables Chairs Included
Premium Liquor
Separate Room for Cocktail Party

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Interview Q & A With Sand Castle

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

A: Every month and season are priced differently. Please inquire via phone.

Q: What is your minimum and maximum capacity for an event?

A: Every day and date have different minimum guarantees. Please inquire via phone.

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

A: Sand Castle is centrally located (Only 25 minutes from NYC, 15 minutes from Throgs Neck Bridge, 15 minutes from Suffolk County, 10 minutes from Queens, 20 minutes from Brooklyn, 10 minutes from JFK, 25 minutes from LaGuardia)

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

A: Ideally 15 to 20 months in advance. Sand Castle only hosts one event at a time therefore it books extremely fast.

Q: What type of entertainment accommodations do you offer?

A: Hospitality Lounge with an Open Bar. Lavish Gardens with Koy Pond, Waterfalls, Fountains and outdoor Sitting as well as Ceremonial Gazebos.

Q: How many events can you have going on in a single day or concurrently?

A: Sand Castle hosts only one event at a time assuring your privacy. A total of 50,000 square feet to customize your special day as you wish.

Q: What is your typical staff to guest ratio?

A: You will be greeted by a Doorman Lobby Manager, Hostesses throughout the building, Restroom Attendants, One server per table, Bartenders at every Bar and Valet Parkers.

Q: What can you tell us about accepted payment methods, deposits, or payment plans?


Q: Are there incentives for using your house vendors, and what can you tell us about your house vendors?

A: Please visit our website regarding further details.

Q: Do you offer tastings or host any showcases?

A: We host 4 Vendor Showcases a year.

Q: Can you tell us about some of the special events that your facility has held?

A: Every event we host at Sand Castle is special. We have been in business for over 20 years and have been very fortunate to share incredible moments with many families that their photos cover up our offices walls.

Q: Is there anything else that you would like to tell us about your facility?

A: Our Renovations are completed. Kindly contact us to schedule a tour and a meeting with one of our consultants.

Contact Info
Sand Castle Reviews

  September, 2014
Our daughter just got married on August 28, 2014 at the Sand Castle. I cannot tell you enough about how beautiful the whole event was. The owners and the staff were pleasant and very nice. The food was fabulous. Everyone had a fantastic time. The ceremony was outdoors in the lovely yard. Christine and Anthony made a great choice when they chose the Sand Castle to have their wedding. It was so much fun. We would highly recommend anyone who is getting married to check out the Sand Castle. The other thing I liked about it is that they only have one wedding going on at a time, so they can give you all their attention.

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  May, 2014
Where to begin.....From the beginning my former fiance & I had a very good feeling about our special day. Loula was extremely responsive to all of our questions, and made the beginning of a very stressful process as easy as can be. She was always extremely quick with a response/answer to any of our questions, and was always extremely helpful. When the final countdown began, and all the details needed to be ironed out, Mohammed was better than anything we could have imagined. My wife and I are extremely picky, and he made a few difficult choices for us a lot easier. When the day finally arrived, every single one of our expectations were not only met, but exceeded above and beyond. From the moment we set foot inside the building, we were treated like royalty; and this did not stop at my wife & I or the wedding party. Every single one of my guests was treated like a king/queen/princess/prince from the beginning of the day to the very end. The service was impeccable. Not only was the service at the wedding incredible, but it also extended after the night was over. Mohammed noticed that my wife and I were waiting a little longer than expected for the hotel shuttle, and offered to drive us to our hotel. Mohammed then drove us in his personal car, 20 minutes to our hotel. We were both amazed. Not only was the service spot on, but the food and drinks were unrivaled. I can go on for hours about how great the food was, and I have been to everyone and anyone who asks about our wedding. The amount & quality of food served at the cocktail hour had a few of our guests thinking it was dinner. When dinner finally arrived, people were shocked at not only how good it was, but that they could get a second plate of any entree they desired. Then the servers wrapped dinners up for the guests to take home. Where else does something like that happen? Once dinner was over, the Viennese hour began, and I can honestly say I have never seen that many desserts in my life. To sum it up, if you are not getting married at the Sand Castle, you are basically throwing your money away. This place is hands down the most incredible wedding venue I have ever been to, and even though my wife and I have been married for over a month, the calls from family members reminding us that our wedding was the best they have ever been to have not stopped. I would like to thank Mohammed, Loula, Bradley, and our bridal attendant Joe along with the rest of the staff at the Sand Castle which helped us have the best day ever. You all made the most important day of our lives completely unforgettable, and in a good way! Thanks for helping us have the best day ever!!

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  April, 2014
Sand Castle makes your wedding day a dream come true with their amazing staff. My husband and I cannot say enough about Loula, Mohamed, Bradley, Ali, Jenin, Joe, and all their waiters/waitresses, and bartenders regarding their customer service and professionalism from when we first booked with Sand Castle to the wedding day. They were very attentive and truly care about the groom, bride, and our guests. The wedding details were perfectly coordinated by Mohamed and his team. The internal communication that he had with his team and other vendors (photographer/videographers, DJ, and florist) were on point. If it wasn't for Mohamed and Bradley, I would have not been able to get the Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, and cake cutting on video as our videographer was leaving at 11:30pm (which we forgot to informed Sand Castle). They were able to catch all things that could have gone wrong and made it perfect. They definitely made our wedding day stress free which I truly appreciated after enduring such a stressful week leading up to the wedding. Our guests are still raving about how this was one of the best wedding that they've ever been to and how the cocktail and Viennese hours were phenomenal. There was too much food and mostly importantly the quality and taste of the food was extremely outstanding. Not to mention the décor of the venue. It was such a beautiful venue from the entrance, lobby, ballroom, to the garden. We have NO REGRETS booking with Sand Castle and they were worth every dollar that was spent. We love you guys and can't THANK YOU enough for helping to make our wedding day so special and such a memorable day. Your family catered to all of our requests and fulfilled every wish that we had to make our wedding day the BEST day of our lives. Thank you MOHAMED, LOULA, BRADLEY, ALI, and SAND CASTLE FAMILY! Dani & Nini 4-5-14

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  January, 2013
My husband and I have the most beautiful wedding at the sands castle. My wedding date was september 1, 2012. I am still trying to figure what words to used to say how happy and how greatful we were . My family and friends co workers CANT stop talking about our wedding . EXAMPLE how organize the staff were . How pleasant how professioal, they never been to a wedding that was so organize. From the beginning they told me they will have everything under control dont wont. IF YOU STICK WITH THERE PLANNING GUIDE YOU CANT GO WRONG.

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  October, 2012
5 stars aren't nearly enough to rate this venue! They made my daughter's wedding a fairy tale come true. All the guests were WOWED! The service, the food, the staff far exceeded excellence. Every guest felt like they received special treatment, not realizing that this is the standard the Sand Castle sets.

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  March, 2012
My daughter & new husband held their wedding at the Sand Castle last Friday night and it turned out to be the best experience of her life. The moment you walk through the door they treat you with every courtesy imaginable. We held the service in the Garden area due to the fact that the weather was just beautiful (who would think March yet !!). For the guests who arrived early there is a Hospitality Suite where h'orderves and drinks were offered (many of the guests thought it was the Cocktail Hour...they had no idea what was ahead). The Cocktail Hour was magnificent with every food you could possibly desire. There was a special Martini Bar with three martini's named after their pets cute and according to the guests ...delicious. After the Cocktail Hour the guests made their way to the Reception area which was beautiful. There they were treated to a four course meal (with seven dinner choices) all made to perfection. At the end of the night the Viennese Hour had no rivals...just yummy !!! Loula is just wonderful to work with and will try her best to fulfill every wish the couple may have...she certainly succeeded for our event. The Maitre d's...Mohammad & Bradley worked with every vendor to make sure the day went smoothly. They also made sure anything the couple, their parents and bridal party needed were right at their fingertips. All the staff was fantastic and attentive to the guests and I thank them with all my heart. If you had to score from 1-10 ...10 wouldn't be good enough. If you are planning an event this is the location to book will NEVER regret it !!!

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  February, 2012
What an experience !!! From the moment we walked into Sand Castle we were treated like celebrities. All our special requests were accommodated down to my gluten free restrictions. Our guests are still raving about the food and service. They even packed up the venetian hour for us to take home as a surprise at the end of the night. Our matreds and bridal assistants were amazing!!! They were by our side making sure we had something to eat or drink all night. I think we were the only bride & groom that actually enjoyed their own wedding. Our dance floor was packed all night thanks to Genesis events, they know how to get the party started. We couldn’t be happier!!! Sand Castle is the perfect venue!!! Vicky & John :) 1.7.12

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  January, 2012
it is the best place to have a wedding everyone is very kind and very helpful we had a few problems with one of the brismaid dresses and they all tryed to help to fix it and they really did they have a great teamwork they have evrything you need even a sewing kit it is a great experience and it was my sisters wedding so if one day i have a wedding no question its going to be there wonderful helper wonderful price and most important wonderful price=)

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  August, 2011
Never have I been to a wedding like this.......Sunday 8/21/2011 Beautiful from beginning to end. The service, the food, the atmosphere was unbelievable. What a wonderful memory for the Bride and Groom to ponder as they plan their 25th. God Bless them.

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  June, 2011
I have been to many weddings and thought I had seen the best of the best. Nothing could have top the experience I had at the Sand Castle attending a wedding. From the begining to the end nothing but professionalism. From parking of the cars to the host/hostess and waitress/waiters they were simply the best. If I didn't know better I would have thought they were hand picked one by one. Continue to great work and wish you many more weddings to come because it definitely worth what ever it cost.

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