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Based in New York City, the Harold Pratt House is a vintage and historic mansion that features a classic ballroom and six spaces for hosting any wedding or special event. One of New York’s grand Park Avenue mansions originally constructed in 1919, many consider the Harold Pratt House to be one of the hidden gems of the Upper East Side.
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A majestic marble staircase connects the ballroom and each of the six rooms, which includes a library, drawing room, and reception. Each room features cathedral ceilings, original chandeliers, fireplaces, and views of Park Avenue. Couples with larger guest counts can choose to use Peterson Hall that adjoins the rooms, and the mansion can hold up to 180 guests.
The ballroom, in conjunction with the other rooms of the house, can host any event, whether it is a bridal shower, ceremony, engagement party, or reception. The Harold Pratt House also includes a bridal suite, several audio/visual capabilities, and in-house furniture such as tables and chairs.
Inside the reception room are a fireplace and wood paneled walls, which bring warmth to the room. The reception room adjoins the drawing room and sitting room, which can all connect to be utilized for larger receptions. Moreover, the sitting room is a corner room with architectural moldings and a decorative fireplace that is used for more private and smaller parties, while the library fosters a dramatic setting fit for any reception. The library includes a marble fireplace, burnished walls, and a wraparound balcony for couples to use. The ballroom is fit for sit-down dinners, as there is beautiful inlaid flooring and gracious double-heighted windows that offer memorable views of Park Avenue.
This elegant home was constructed between 1919 and 1920 by architect William Adams Delano using the best available materials. It is said that the cost of construction equated to over one million dollars in 1920. In 1944, no one was living in the home, and as a result, the home was boarded up due to the Great Depression. On April 16, 1945, the home officially opened as the new headquarters for the Council on Foreign Relations, after it was donated to the Council.
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The venue and the guest areas are beautiful! If you want your wedding to feel extra classic and elegant, Harold Pratt House is the best choice!
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