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Sea Cliff Manor is a mansion wedding venue located in Sea Cliff, New York. When hosting a wedding at this elegant site, you will feel as if you stepped back in time. This mansion, which was originally called the Sans Souci, whisks couples and guests back to a turn-of-the-century party. The Gatsby-esque atmosphere will infuse class and elegance into any wedding's theme and make ceremonies and receptions simply unforgettable. Additionally, during your stay in this historic venue, you will be able to enjoy sweeping, hilltop views of the North Shore of Long Island. Best of all, the entire mansion and its grounds will be all yours on your big day because the team only books one event at a time.
Facilities and Capacity
In addition to being a scenic site for hosting ceremonies and receptions, the Sea Cliff Manor is also ready for engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners. Many different styles of weddings can be accommodated as the mansion has been decorated in a delightfully neutral style of soft creams. Cozy touches fill the premises, such as the large stone fireplace. If you would prefer to exchange your vows outdoors, there are both waterfront and garden settings to choose from. There is also a romantic terrace area and a veranda outdoors where you can gather with your loved ones. Overall, this venue can easily accommodate up to 200 guests.
Whatever your wedding style may be, the team of professional event coordinators at Sea Cliff Manor will help you plan and carry it out. Your entire planning experience will be personalized so that every detail is exactly as you envisioned it. This venue also takes great pride in delivering their services at a very reasonable rate. The in-house team can provide you with elegant Royal Doulton china and Chippendale chairs to add a sophisticated finishing touch to any design. Setup and cleanup are both handled by the team, affording you more time to relax. Other available services include the following and more:
- Bar services
- Catering services
- Get-ready rooms
- Outside vendors allowed
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The BEST venue on Long Island
On a scale of 1-100, Sea Cliff gets 100,000. They are the most caring and genuine people you’ve ever met. If you have the privilege of working with Ian, the Maitre D, he is one of those people that truly loves what he does and it shows. Joy and excitement radiates from his pores when he talks to you about your wedding, helps you with the details and creates pure magic for you. He is organized and thorough and one of the kindest and most sincere people I’ve ever met. His attention to detail is phenomenal and it’s clear that he shows his staff the same love and attention he shows his couples. They clearly love working for and with him as evidenced by our guests who raved about the staff, the food (which they said was some of the best food they’d ever eaten, not just wedding food, food period) and the excellent alcohol that just kept on flowing. My husband loves craft beer and Ian did everything in his power to make my husband happy. He got him some amazing craft beer choices and my husband was over the moon. Leading up to the day, Ian was so responsive and open to my wildest ideas. He repeatedly came up to me throughout the night to show me small details (like our cake topper) and fist bump me and ask me what I needed and what he could get for me. He is a gem of a human and Sea Cliff is lucky to have him.
Nick felt like family from the moment we walked into Sea Cliff (and not in a fake, I’m trying to get your business way. He was and is genuine.) When I walked into Sea Cliff the morning of my wedding and saw how beautiful it was, I started crying. Nick was showing some folks around and he saw me crying and HE started crying. Later in the day he sought me out to see me dressed and started crying all over again, telling me I looked beautiful. He was like my dad! He now even says he feels like we’re all cousins, I feel that too!
We were initially supposed to get married August 1, 2020 but we had to postpone and the entire postponement process (with all of my vendors) was absolutely seamless. I saw some horror stories from other brides but I had none of that with Sea Cliff.
I will say that we initially had invited 256 people but more than half didn’t come. Nick and Ian assured us that 202 would fit and that generally 10-15% of guests invited decline. In the end we had 150 guests and it was the PERFECT number. The space felt full, yet intimate. We did put two tables on the dance floor as per Ian‘s recommendation, so as to not block the speakeasy area and I actually think it was a really great idea (though I’ll admit, I was hesitant at first.) The tables I put on the dance floor were full of young people (including some of my bridal party) so they not only got amazing photos of the first dance, father daughter dance, mother son dance, my uncle singing and other great shots, but they also got up and danced to get the party started on multiple occasions.
Dinner was DELICIOUS and most people got the filet mignon which melted in your mouth or the pecan crusted swordfish which was SO GOOD. You can’t go wrong with the food. You just can’t. For dessert we got the Tartufo which I never tried but heard it was amazing and the we added the passed desserts which were great fun and delicious touch.
We made a last-minute decision to extend the cocktail hour to an hour and a half which was absolutely 1000% the right choice. Cocktail hour is hands-down the best part of any wedding and especially at Sea Cliff with the incredible food it was so nice to just be able to relax and enjoy cocktail hour. We added on the lamb chops which everyone raved about and were amazing (I have a great shot of me with a cocktail in one hand and a lamb chop in another—Ian was ready for me at the bottom of the stairs as soon as I had my dress bustled), People also raved about carving station especially the Romanian Pastrami (I’m Romanian so we had to get this). Other highlights were the barbecue stations and the taste of Italy station. The outdoor space was BEAUTIFUL but I would highly recommend getting heel savers for your guests wearing heels. They do sink into the grass. Ian suggested it and it was a great suggestion.
Someone said it to me so I’ll say it to you: When in doubt listen to Ian. He’s a pro.
We also added on the after party and we did s'mores. People loved the chill, relaxed environment outside and it was a wonderful way to end the night.
We had a 1920s Art Deco inspired wedding (complete with a 1920s Jazz band and Sea Cliff made all my vintage dreams come true…and then some).
I could go on and on about how amazing Ian, Nick and the whole Sea Cliff family is. If you have any questions, let me know. But if you're in doubt, go with Sea Cliff, you won't regret it. Truly, you're in the best hands.
The moment we stepped onto the grounds of Sea Cliff Manor, we knew we had found the perfect place to celebrate our love. The venue's stunning architecture, manicured grounds, and breathtaking views of the water created a romantic and magical atmosphere that left our guests in awe.
What truly set Sea Cliff Manor apart was the exceptional service we received. Ian, the maître d', and Camille, our bridal attendant, were the stars of the evening. They were not just there to facilitate our day; they anticipated our needs, ensuring everything ran seamlessly behind the scenes. From coordinating with vendors to helping the bridal party and guests, Ian and Camille were professional, attentive, and incredibly kind. Their dedication and expertise made us feel like royalty.
Our decision to choose Sea Cliff Manor as our wedding venue was undoubtedly one of the best choices we made for our special day and we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. We highly recommend Sea Cliff Manor to any couple looking for a picturesque, elegant, and meticulously managed wedding venue. Thank you to the entire team at Sea Cliff Manor for making our wedding day an unforgettable experience, and a heartfelt thank you to Ian and Camille for being the dream team that ensured our day went off without a hitch. Our wedding was a fairytale, and it was all thanks to you!
Perfect wedding venue
My only regret is being disappointed in the weather. It wasn’t supposed to rain that day and it did. We were looking forward to an outdoor cocktail hour since they have such a beautiful outdoor space in the garden. Cocktail hour ended up being inside and the staff set it up beautifully and it looked amazing. It gave our guests an opportunity to explore the beautiful rooms of the inside (especially the speakeasy!) Guests were still going outside during the reception to check it out. It really was the most amazing day. The Staff at Sea Cliff Manor really went above and beyond.
I remember when we first went to check out the venue, a bride was walking in to pick up her things from her wedding the night before and she said to me “if you’re on the fence just do it. It was amazing here you won’t regret it.” And she really was right. I couldn’t imagine a better venue to have my reception at and I will cherish these memories forever. Thank you Sea Cliff Manor!
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