Sands Point Preserve is a historic wedding venue located in Port Washington, New York. Situated on the grounds of the Guggenheim Estate, Sands Point Preserve is the perfect setting to host your fairytale wedding. The dedicated event professionals at CulinArt Group Catering Collection will go above and beyond to turn all of your wedding-day dreams into a reality with their impeccable customer service skills and attention to detail.
Facilities and Capacity
Sands Point Preserve can accommodate up to 350 wedding guests in its vintage indoor and outdoor event spaces. On the illustrious property, which was specifically designed for entertaining during the opulent Gold Coast period of the early 20th century, couples have the option of hosting their wedding events in style in a myriad of settings. The Hempstead House is a massive Tudor-style mansion that was built in 1912. It features magnificent architecture, beautifully landscaped gardens and breathtaking views. Sands Point Preserve’s Great Lawn is the gorgeous green centerpiece of the estate, making it the ideal space to host lavish outdoor receptions and dinners. The venue’s Rose Garden, which is directly behind the Hempstead House, overlooks the beaches of the Long Island Sound and features 1,500 red rose bushes, distinguished fountains and unique architecture. Medieval-inspired Castle Gould, which was built by Sands Point Preserve’s first owner Howard Gould, offers 100,000 feet of magnificent event space. It features a 7,000-square-foot sound stage called “The Black Box,” which projects a private nightclub feel. The Great Hall inside of Castle Gould is a fully-remodeled event space that features vaulted ceilings, wrought iron chandeliers and large windows that overlook the Sands Point Preserve’s gorgeous grounds and the Long Island Sound.
The wedding event possibilities are endless at Sands Point Preserve. Couples may host their bridal showers, engagement parties, ceremonies, receptions and cocktail hours and the luxurious estate. The venue offers a variety of services to couples planning their weddings in Long Island’s North Shore. Those services include in-house catering and bartending, event planning and liability insurance. Staff at Sands Point Preserve will be available throughout your wedding day to assist you with every need and want you and your guests may have from beginning to end. There is onsite parking and wheelchair access on the property.
At Sands Point Preserve, the talented CulinArt Group Catering Collection will create inventive menus that will surely delight your and your guests' taste buds on your wedding day. The estate offers several catering options for couples to choose from for their cocktail hour and reception, such as buffet, French service, family style, hors d'oeuvres, plated, stations and servers. The experienced culinary team can prepare meals using recipes and cuisine styles from all over the globe. Sands Point Preserve also offers full bartending services.
Recommended by 97% of couples
Keren · Married on 06/17/2018
This venue was a dream come true for my husband and I. We were looking for a venue with an indoor and outdoor option along with a few other things and Sands Point fit the bill! We loved working with Moe and Emily. They're both SO quick and responsive, it's incredible. The guests cannot stop raving about how beautiful the castle was and some were so surprised because they've lived in the area for decades and did not know such a place existed! We had the ceremony outside and the reception inside and it was perfect. Our vendors have all worked with Moe in the past so everyone communicated so well and it all jived together without me even having to worry. On the day of I didn't take care of a single thing because it was running so smoothly. I can't stop dreaming about how beautiful it was and if I had to do it all over again, I would do it at the Hempstead House at Sands Point!
Lauren · Married on 09/17/2016
We had our September 17, 2016 wedding at the Hempstead House at Sands Point Preserve and it was absolutely incredible! Words cannot describe how stunning it was and how thrilled my husband and I were to have our wedding there. This is a truly breathtaking location and we were truly blessed with a perfect September day! This is definitely not a cheap venture and whatever you think it will cost....it will be more. This is not like a catering hall where it is very planned out for you - you have to do everything from lighting to picking silver and glasses to renting tables....I even made my own toiletry baskets for the bathroom! But that said....you can truly make it your own and my husband and I really enjoyed the ability to make our wedding exactly what we wanted! There is no in house staff to help however the caterer manager, Moe, for the only allowed caterer Philip Stone (which btw food was incredible!) is awesome! He was such a pleasure to work with and was a tremendous help to us both in the planning and the day of....as was Alexis Bocchi. They did a fantastic job and know this venue inside out.....know exactly how to put on a spectacular event and do not at all push for you do do unnecessary, costly things. Our wedding day was perfection and this venue was beyond words amazing!
User4201140 · 2+ years ago
My wedding at the Hempstead house was phenominal. Nobody can stop talking about how amazing it was. Its a beautiful venue and Mostafa our coordinator made everything lovely and organized. This venue does come with a hefty price tag but is like no other venue.