Bourne Mansion is an elegant wedding venue located in the hamlet of Oakdale on New York’s Long Island. This historic Vanderbilt mansion offers couples a traditional and upscale space to celebrate one of the most unforgettable days of their lives. Nestled just 90 minutes outside of New York City, Bourne Mansion is the ideal venue to host a grandiose wedding in the same place Vanderbilt’s daughter, Consuelo, held her wedding reception to the Duke of Marlborough in 1895.
Facilities and Capacity
Bourne Mansion can accommodate up to 1,000 wedding guests in its indoor and outdoor event spaces. Situated on 205 breathtaking acres, Bourne Mansion’s great lawn overlooks the picturesque Great South Bay and can seat up to 1,000 people for an opulent outdoor wedding ceremony that is sure to be remembered for a lifetime. The venue’s column-trimmed courtyard patio is the perfect setting to host an outdoor cocktail party. Meanwhile, Bourne Mansion’s Grand Ballroom features a 40-foot-tall vaulted ceiling with a decorative glass dome, crystal lighting scones and gilded plasterwork, making it the ideal space to host the grand wedding reception you have always imagined. Bourne Mansion provides chairs, tables and linens at every event they facilitate on their property.
Bourne Mansion is a full-service wedding venue that is available for hosting ceremonies and receptions. The gorgeous estate offers several services to couples planning their nuptials on the heart of Long Island, including in-house catering, event planning, event rentals, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment. Prior to your wedding day, Bourne Mansion will refer you to a list of preferred vendors in the local area that will be available to assist you with all of your wedding needs. A mansion coordinator will be with you throughout every step of the wedding planning process and, on your special day, you and your guests will receive premium service from your personal maitre’d, attendant and event captain.
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Samantha · Married on 09/08/2018
All we can say is Wow... we were married 9-8-18 at the Bourne Mansion and it couldn’t have been more perfect. We met with Miriam a year and a half before the wedding for the first time, and we never looked anywhere else. Nothing compares to the Bourne and what it has to offer. Miriam was an absolute pleasure to work with and I am sad that I won’t see her as often now that our wedding is over. There is not one negative thing that we can say about our experience with the Bourne Mansion. From the moment we met our maitre d Steve we were reassured once again that our wedding was going to be nothing short of spectacular. Steve has everything down perfectly and made everything run so smooth. Steve saw me with tears as the rain started and made sure I still had my dream outdoor wedding...he assured me that I had the choice on what to do and made sure that whatever I wanted is exactly what happened. Steve is beyond amazing, and made sure that we ate. You always hear stories of the bride and groom not being able to eat their meal, he sat us down with so much food, and also had the bridal suite stocked with cocktail hour food. The bridal attendant was also beyond amazing, she made me so comfortable and treated me like a friend, she was honestly one of the sweetest people I have met, always made sure I had a drink and food. I can go on and on about how amazing our experience was at the Bourne Mansion and I will recommend this venue over and over and over again. I can’t say thank you enough to all of the staff.
Peggie · Married on 07/28/2018
The second that I walked into the Bourne Mansion I knew that it was the place we had been looking for, Miriam was an absolute dream to work with, she was honest right from the start, very what you see is what you get, there was no sales tactic-the Mansion speaks for itself and Miriam takes pride in what she does and loves it as much as her clients. Every time we met with her she was always happy and excited for us!
Fast forward to the day of and every single that we expected is what happened and then some. Steve is TOP NOTCH and knows his stuff. He made sure the day progessed perfectly, no hiccups, we got to sit and eat, he made sure we were good at all times, made sure we knew what was happening and when and where to go. I truly can not say enough good things about Steve, he is worth his weight in gold, he really wants to make sure that your wedding day is perfect and he accomplished that for us.
Every person that attended still tells us how great the wedding was and how good the food was which was very important to us, we absolutely had the best day ever and would highly recommend Bourne Mansion to anyone.
Erin · Married on 07/07/2018
We were married at Bourne this July and couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding day and venue! While I grew up on Long Island, I haven’t lived there for several years and was nervous about planning a large wedding from out of town. Miriam was and really made us feel confident that not only could we pull off planning an amazing wedding from out of town, but that she’d be there along each step to help make it as easy and stress-free as possible. She was extremely responsive to any questions we had and had helpful suggestions throughout the day-of planning and vendor hiring process. I don’t know how we would have done it all without her guidance! Also, major kudos to the maître d Steve. From our initial meeting about a week before the wedding, it was evident that he’s an expert and that we could trust him to make sure everything was run on schedule as planned. This was super important to us because we wanted to enjoy the wedding and not be worrying about what we should have scheduled next. We were never without food or a drink and honestly felt like royalty. His attention to detail is unmatched and it did not go unnoticed – I felt like he could read my mind with just a slight expression on my face from the other side of the room. Not only did we have an unbelievably beautiful wedding day that we’ll always remember, but so many friends and family members have expressed how much they loved the venue, the food, and Steve specifically. And of course, the venue itself is BREATHTAKING whether you’re inside or outside. Our guests loved the valet parking, roaming the property grounds outside, and getting to explore the different rooms as they opened throughout the evening. I could probably sit here and write several pages going over how pleased we were with everything leading up to the wedding and on the day-of. We simply can’t thank the entire team at Bourne enough for providing an absolutely unforgettable wedding day. I’d recommend them a thousand times over!