NYIT de Seversky Mansion is an elegant wedding venue located on Long Island’s historic Gold Coast in Old Westbury, New York. Built in 1918, this mansion offers a classically romantic setting where to-be-weds can host an unforgettable ceremony and reception. Experienced event specialists at this property will be with couples every step of the way throughout the entire planning process. They want to help to-be-weds create the fairytale wedding they've dreamed about. This facility is owned by the New York Institute of Technology and is frequented by the academic community.
Facilities and Capacity
NYIT de Seversky Mansion can comfortably accommodate up to 280 wedding guests in its vintage indoor and outdoor event spaces. The mansion’s entrance hall is a gorgeous space to first greet your guests, thanks to its grand staircase and mosaic inlays. The Garden Room, meanwhile, is a bright and festive space that can be transformed into an elegant reception room by night. The dining room is one of the house's larger spaces and it features its very own bar. The elegant and refined Terrace Room is ideal for intimate gatherings, while the venue’s ballroom is perfect for grand ceremonies or receptions. This space features magnificent vaulted ceilings and breathtaking views of the mansion’s east lawn. Couples may also wed outside on the patio or on the perfectly manicured lawns. The mansion features a sophisticated get-ready room where the wedding party may relax and prepare for an unforgettable day.
A full-service venue, NYIT de Seversky Mansion is available for hosting engagement parties, wedding showers, and rehearsal dinners. The grounds are also available for photoshoots, for beautiful images to celebrate your engagement. The mansion only hosts one wedding per day, offering couples and their guests free range of the property. On the big day, the event staff will take care of all of your needs and wants so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the special moments with the ones you love. This venue offers in-house catering services to couples planning their nuptials. The mansion’s dedicated culinary team prepares delicious meals using seasonal and local flavors throughout the entire year. They will accommodate all of the dietary and nutritional needs you and your guests may have during your cocktail hour and reception.
167 Reviews for NYIT de Seversky Mansion
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Reena K. · Married on 01/12/2020
A truly magical venue matched by superb service!
I always wanted to have my wedding at a place that did not ‘feel’ like a venue and where I could utilize the entire space throughout the day. When you walk into the de Seversky mansion, you are transported back to the early 1900s. Every detail of the place is in incredible condition and so intricate. You drive up through a wooded path that opens to the magnificent building. The entryway is pure marble and every room has a different theme and feel. We decided to do a ‘European’ style wedding so that our guests could explore the rooms as the night went on. Planning a winter wedding, I wanted people to ‘feel’ as though they were outside, but with temperature control. The Garden Room, a glass solarium overlooking a lake, was picture perfect. But it was not until we read the hundreds of rave reviews about the food and service that we were sold. The staff at this venue went above and beyond from day one, accommodating every single question and request. Dana and Robert Jay were always available and made us feel like family. Dana even realized one tiny item I forgot to pack for my drop off that I would have forgotten if she had not intimately known all the details of our day. Our maître d’, Jose, and our bridal attendant, Melissa, were two of the kindest and most thoughtful people. Melissa stuck to me like glue all night, proactively taking care of everything from my dress to making sure I was hydrated to reminding me where I needed to be at all times. Jose, similarly, did the same with the staff, coordinating the team like a conductor with an orchestra and boy did he not miss a beat! I have never seen such dedicated service in my life and to top it all off, the food and drinks were OUT OF THIS WORLD. No exaggeration, the food was like a 5-star restaurant but with so many options no guest could be bored. They also made all of the food cook to order, so every dietary need and desire was accounted for. Our guests were blown away by how taken care of they were throughout the night, on top of the nonstop care given to us and our wedding party. This venue exceeded every single expectation.Sent on 01/14/2020
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Devon C. · Married on 02/10/2021
Best part? too hard to pick just one.
It's hard to say what the absolute best part about hosting our wedding with NYIT de Seversky was. The groom's family, who loves historic places and beautiful architecture, would probably tell you it was the gorgeous mansion, well-maintained grounds, and picture-perfect ceremony location options. The guests would probably say the food-- there was so much food and every course was something you'd expect from a restaurant or award-winning caterer. As the bride, though, I think the best part was the endless support and expertise I had access to, and the immense flexibility and capability of the talent in house.
I chose not to use a wedding planner, despite having a very busy work schedule and not being physically on Long Island most days of the month, because I got overly ambitious and way over-estimated how long I'd continue to find wedding-planning fun for. The only reason I didn't regret it? De Seversky made every idea I had a dazzling reality. Custom escort card displays... a surprise dragon dance during the cocktail hour (they hid at least a dozen children, two Chinese lion costumes, and at least 2 taiko-sized drums in a back room for me while we exchanged vows. What other venue can pull that off? What other planner?)... baskets of sandals and bathroom amenities and photo frames and candles/bud vase arrangements throughout the entire mansion! An epic take-out donut display. All without batting an eyelash. When I asked whether I should hire a coordinator, they told us "our brides don't typically get day of coordinators... some do, but most don't, and most don't regret it"-- they're 1000% right. Their staff knows their space and timesheets like the backs of their hands.
Even better than that? They run a very tight ship in terms of timeline, meetings, responsiveness, simplifying payments. My parents are immigrants and their English is solid, but contract details can get confusing. The planning staff at De Seversky made all of us feel extremely in the loop and in control. Any time my mom wanted to call, drop by with a question, anything, Dana and Robert Jay would quickly get back to her. One thing I really appreciate is that when our headcount came in a little too high, it looked like we would need to use a different floorplan for where we had dinner. My florist had designed the centerpieces to highlight the tables on the edges of the room, however, and if we needed to change rooms, the redesign would have been last-second and very expensive. She was freaking me out, so I called Robert Jay to see if he could make it work, and he first calmed me down, assuring it would work, then had Dana and Jose, both superstars, put together a plan that probably wasn't as ideal spaciousness-wise, but it was what we needed. Dinner was a bit cozy, in the room we envisioned it in, and so so beautiful (and delicious! I still think about that shrimp garganelli pasta. Don't let them take that off the menu!!).
I cannot think of a way in which NYIT de Seversky could be trumped. It is delicious. beautiful. authentic. professional. These people know hospitality, and they will take care of you like fairy godparents. It isn't cheap, but it did save me at least $5K in wedding planning/coordinating costs, so that's considerable too.Sent on 01/03/2020
Hayley B. · Married on 11/15/2019
One of a kind and beyond a pleasure to have host our wedding
Robert Jay, Dana, Jose, and Melissa were phenomenal with making our wedding run smooth. We had so so so much fun and didn’t miss out on a thing!!
Gatsby style format was the way to go for a large number of guests. It’s essentially a cocktail hour style dinner.Sent on 12/01/2019
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