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.
8 Reviews for Sands Point Preserve
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Nicole B. · Married on 09/27/2019
A Living Dream
From the first day I reached out to inquire about possibly having our wedding at the preserve to the moment the doors closed at the end of the night on September 27, 2019, Emily Stepancic, the Special Events Manager. was literally superwoman. It’s not that I didn’t expect greatness when we chose to book with the preserve, but what I got in Emily was more than I could have ever even imagined was possible. Throughout every step of the way, she was ALWAYS available to answer every question or concern I had, big or small, in even less time than what you would consider “a timely manner.” I definitely had my fair share of questions, so she was extremely patient with me, too. If she didn’t have the answer, she would find the answer and I was never disappointed with the response. She always aimed to please. When it came to the day of the wedding, Emily continued to shine. She set up all of our decorations exactly how I envisioned them AND THEN SOME! She was very attentive throughout the day. Even with something as minor as my sister’s necklace breaking, Emily came to the rescue with superglue.
Wedding planning can be an intimidating process, but Emily basically held my hand the entire way so I never felt like I was alone. It was a very personalized experience that I know I would not have gotten anywhere else. Every bride wants to feel like the only princess on their big day and that’s exactly what Emily did for me. That was an awesome feeling. I honestly wish I could clone her and give her to my friends that are planning their weddings elsewhere because working with her truly felt like a gift to me. The preserve must know that they are more than lucky to have her as a part of their team!
As for everything else, the grounds of the preserve set the stage for the most gorgeous pictures we could have asked for. The weather was perfect and the castle-like backdrop stood tall in a bunch of our awesome shots that day. Also, people are still talking about how good the food was, especially at cocktail hour. If you can, I recommend having it in the rose garden. It’s such a romantic atmosphere.
I have not one complaint about what turned out to be the best day ever. If you want to feel like the only girl in the world for just one day, get married at the Sands Point Preserve!Sent on 05/04/2020
Hilary · Married on 12/01/2018
Perfect in every way!
When we first got engaged, my fiancé and I knew that we wanted to get married at any venue where Moe and his team managed and catered. My sister had gotten married at the Hempstead House 5 years prior and our friends and family were still raving about her wedding. From the food to the venue to every minute detail. In looking around, we felt most at home at the Hempstead House and were excited for Moe and his team to make our wedding dreams come true. I'm a fairly particular person, and I immediately recognized and appreciated Moe's attention to detail. Moe knew just how to bring our own individual personalities shine through every selection and detail. Both Moe and Emily responded to every email and call within an impressively quick timeframe, and always offered to help make everything easier for us and our families. We had plenty of questions (big and small) and they always always aimed to please. Moe lead us through every option and helped us bring in additional ways to really make the night about us. From recommendations on a band and bringing in additional furniture, to the cordial selection for our espresso bar, to the placement of the pool table for our after party, he made everything so special. My husband and I, and our entire family, were really able to relax and soak up every moment of our celebration just by knowing we were in Moe and Emily's hands. Now it has been 2 years since our wedding, and our friends and family still share how memorable our wedding was, not only because of the beautiful venue and delicious food (get the lamp chops!), but also because how seamless everything was that day.Sent on 12/28/2020
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!Sent on 07/25/2018