The Officiants at Church of Ancient Ways

Wedding Ceremony Venues & Catering Halls

Here is a list of some of the Long Island Wedding Reception & Wedding Ceremony Locations that recommend our services. We are honored to be the house-recommended officiants in many of Long Island’s most amazing venues. These are the places that we call home. We work with these venues and share them with you because we believe wholeheartedly that all of these locations show the same genuine concern for their couples as we do. It is important to us that all of the locations, vendors and providers featured on this website welcome all couples equally and consistently deliver above and beyond expectations.

  • Bridgeview Yacht Club

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    Bridgeview Yacht Club

    “Bridgeview is Long Island’s most picturesque waterfront wedding venue. Situated on Barnum Island Wharf, overlooking Reynolds Channel – walls of glass offer panoramic waterfront views and breathtaking sunsets. You and your guests will privately enjoy strolling through our lush gardens and spacious courtyards. Our facility features a Nantucket styled cocktail room that precedes your reception in our majestic ballroom, all nestled dockside where you can enjoy the truly unique atmosphere that our waterfront offers.”

    Bridgeview Yacht Club is a single event venue, located in Island Park, that boasts spectacular views of the sunsets over the waters of Long Island. The setting is classic, waterfront elegance, with an atmosphere that is warm, friendly, and inviting. Their master chefs offer a wide variety of culinary delights, with enough choices to make even the most discerning of pallets want to try everything on the menu. Your guests have their choice of enjoying the manicured and sheltered courtyard or the waterfront experience that dockside seating provides. Smaller events are welcome to use the spacious and private second floor space. The glass wall, draped and chandeliered ceilings, and open spaces of the ballroom blend opulence and the natural beauty of the ocean seamlessly. Their sister location located right next door, is the Loft by Bridgeview. It offers a more contemporary feel… that of industrial chic meets rustic barn wedding. Perfect for those who want both organic and opulent, while not sacrificing quality, experience or view. With options to fit most budgets Bridgeview is well worth a look when planning that once in a lifetime event.

    80 Waterfront Blvd. Island Park, NY 11558 | (516) 432-2400

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  • Bridgeview: Loft by Bridgeview

    The Loft by Bridgeview is a uniquely warm and intimate event space offering spectacular waterfront views.  The Loft design features reclaimed barnwood, exposed brick, crystal chandeliers and state-of-the-art decorative lighting. Rustic yet eclectic in design, specializing in weddings and private events.

    Bridgeview Yacht Club’s sister location located right next door, Loft by Bridgeview offers a more contemporary feel… that of industrial chic meets rustic barn wedding. Perfect for those who want both organic and opulent, while not sacrificing quality, experience or view. With options to fit most budgets Bridgeview is well worth a look when planning that once in a lifetime event.

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  • Coindre Hall

    Chateau at Coindre Hall: Lessings

    This 1912 mansion is a National Historic Landmark that fulfills every dream of what a fairy tale castle should look like. Graceful and elegant, the building’s amenities lends themselves to everything from Medieval, to Gatsby, or to the Modern era. With stunning views of the Long Island Sound and Huntington Harbor, Coindre Hall offers a magnificent backdrop for indoor and outdoor photos of your once in a lifetime event. Catering to only one event at a time, with menus designed for each couple individually, the Chateau at Coindre Hall continues to delight their couples and guests alike.

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  • Chateau Briand Caterers Wedding Venue

    Chateau Briand

    As a Scotto Brother’s family property Chateau Briand since 1979, they can proudly say they have generations of experience in hosting once in a lifetime events. Reverend Joe was actually a ring bearer at his cousin’s wedding in 1979! Their motto is: “Our style may not be for everyone, which makes it perfect for you”. If you love grace and elegance of the art deco period, with all the perks of modern technology, then this may be your venue! There are many features that will surprise and delight your guests. The option to use their outdoor space for a club-type setting is as inviting as is the formal elegance of their ballrooms. With easy access to highways and hotel accommodations next door, it is conveniently located for friends and family. All this, combined with world class cuisine, make Chateau Briand a truly unique and beautiful wedding ceremony venue.

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  • Danfords Hotel Weddings

    Danfords Hotel and Marina

    Danfords is a historic hotel and event venue on the Long Island Sound with 86 guest rooms. It’s nestled right in the picturesque seaside Village of Port Jefferson. Many of the rooms are suites that feature fireplaces, water view balconies, and their award winning full-service restaurant. As an event space. it is extremely versatile; offering everything from larger events to more intimate gatherings, all with the same warm and welcoming atmosphere. Danfords Hotel blends a quaint and vintage feeling with all the modern amenities one could ask for. The harbor and marina, the docks and sunsets, all make for spectacular photos. It’s a place that welcomes couples back over and over again for special events and seasonal celebrations that grow into family traditions.

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  • deSeversky Mansion at NYIT

    de Seversky Mansion at NYIT

    The de Seversky Center is a Grand Old Gold Coast Mansion in every respect. White marble greets you in the exquisite entrance way, with the grand staircase staged for the perfect descent. The walls are of rich wood. Corinthian columns line the mansions exterior, looking out on over 100 acres of Old Westbury’s finest landscapes. There is also a brick and glass atrium which is perfect for the ceremony itself. Pioneers of “Mansion Style” and “European Style” dining, the de Seversky Center is every bit as opulent as one would expect, but she is surprisingly warm and intimate. The food is everything you would hope for and more as the staff gladly caters to your requests. The service is first class and the staff are skilled, friendly, professional and down to earth. It is also one of the few venues where the general manager is an active and interactive part of your event. This is a must-see if you are thinking of having your Wedding Ceremony in a Mansion. This is a reception venue and they are also open to ceremony only options!

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  • East Wind Long Island Weddings

    East Wind

    East Wind is the most unique location on Long Island. With four completely distinct locations, it has all the benefits of a single event venue with the buying power and experience of a multi-event location. The Inn and Spa offer luxurious accommodations and welcome you and your guests to stay as long as you like. The Inn features, both the Northampton Room and the Southampton Room, each with their own ceremony sites. The Cottage and Estate are close enough to the hotel, yet far enough away to give all the privacy of a single event venue. Their individually-selected and expertly prepared menus are a delight to the senses and their exceptional staff make all your planning stress free.

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  • Essex Club

    Essex Club: Lessings

    With resplendent garden views, a picturesque gazebo and a magnificent ballroom, Essex Club sets the scene for an extraordinary wedding or special event. Set amidst 50-acres of rolling greens and perennial gardens, the quaint country club can be customized to the setting of your dreams no matter the occasion. Be it an al fresco cocktail hour, a sophisticated fundraiser or an exchange of vows at the edge of the sprawling lawn, your vision will come to life at Essex Club. This single event space is centrally located to most Long Islanders great for intimate gatherings of all kinds or ready to welcome and seat 250 of your closest family and friends. The grounds are exquisitely maintained and the cuisine offers new and innovative creations from around the world. As a Lessings venue, you have the backing of over a century of experience with packages and options that make planning easy.

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  • Flowerfield

    Flowerfield

    Flowerfield is an absolutely amazing location! Not only is it physically beautiful – the cocktail hour space is so vast – but the food is among the best on Long Island… and nobody, anywhere, is better than Andy – the maitre-d – for keeping all your ducks in a row. As one of their recommended officiants we are there quite often and they always go above and beyond our couple’s expectations. You have made a great choice in location!

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  • Larkfield

    Larkfield

    Always a leader in the industry, the Larkfield’s food and standards of excellence have been head and shoulders above even the most famous of Long Island’s Catering Halls. Now they are going above and beyond with “Ground Breaking” Renovations that must be seen to be believed! Larkfield is the perfect place to make your dreams come true! Light, airy, immaculately clean, and grand beyond belief, with food that is always a culinary masterpiece. Their new designs have blended all the romance and old world charm of a Mediterranean Villa with modern appointments and updated technology. Elegant and intelligent lighting, rich woods and plasma screens, tiled floor space and bluetooth to play your own music through their house sound system all await you at Larkfield. The outdoor ceremony locations include a beautifully manicured garden complete with fountains, reflecting pools, and archways, as well as a pergola above that is on the patio and right off the cocktail hour room. Amid all of this grandeur, the family who owns this stunning venue is hands on and with you every step of the way. You are treated like valued guests by real people who truly care about making your wedding day the most amazing day of your lives.

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  • MyMoon Brooklyn Weddings

    MyMoon

    Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, MyMoon is nothing short of enchanted. The industrial elements that remain from the space’s previous incarnation have been blended into a new rustic-chic, modern-vintage design that brings to mind things as far flung as Mongolia to a proper English Tea Garden. The cuisine is modern and innovative, with traditional Spanish dishes and special dietary requests deliciously respected. This sophisticated urban environment boasts a private garden and courtyard space that can accommodate up to 140 guests comfortably. For reception, the indoor dining area can fit approximately 166 people for a sit-down dinner and up to 250 for a cocktail-style reception.

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  • Rafael Vineyards Weddings

    Raphael Vineyards

    Long Island’s “Wine Country” is the sexy alternative to a traditional catering hall wedding ceremony and reception site. The vineyards themselves are ripe with marriage metaphors. And that same devotion and attention to detail shows in every event that Raphael hosts. This is without exception, the best of the best when it comes to Long Island Vineyard Weddings. Upscale appointments blend seamlessly with nature in the open and airy great hall, while gazing out at the grounds is reminiscent of Tuscany. It’s a destination wedding right in your backyard! Transport your guests for the day (or the weekend!) to the welcoming world of Raphael, and you will feel and be treated like family.

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  • Riviera Waterfront Mansion

    Riviera Waterfront Mansion

    The Riviera is located in Massapequa on the beautiful Great South Bay. Inside the space you’ll find a rich and warm atmosphere with glowing wood, hanging tapestries, a sweeping staircase, baby grand piano, a balcony, and two fireplaces in the main room. It has a “great hall” kind of feel, and yet with the windows offering a classic panoramic water view, it still manages to feel light and inviting. The outdoor gazebo is stunning, right on the water’s edge and is ideal for outdoor wedding ceremonies or wedding pictures. The Riviera is a single event venue, which ensures that you and your wedding get their full and undivided attention. Their professional staff are more than willing to work with you to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams. The confidence they have about all they provide gives the Riviera a reputation as a place for “no stress brides.”

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  • Sand Castle Caterers

    Sand Castle

    Choosing a photo for this venue was really difficult. It is the kind of place that really needs to be seen in person. With a beautiful atrium featuring a flower garden with flowing water elements and gorgeous stonework, Sand Castle has many indoor options for ceremony and cocktail hour. The ballrooms and indoor spaces are sprawling and modern and are filled with light, but with an Old World feel. Sand Castle hosts only one wedding at a time, boasts a fabulous menu of international and specialty cuisine, has multiple fireplaces and separate seating areas that your guests can rest in between dances. They’ve even got a uniformed doorman to greet you upon arrival…. and they have available a Rolls Royce for your personal transportation needs!

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  • Smithtown Landing Country Club

    Smithtown Landing Country Club: Lessings

    When it comes to quality, longevity, and experience, no one compares to Lessings. They have been serving and catering to the Long Islands elite and their fabulous functions since 1890. Smithtown Landing Country Club is located on the North Shore, overlooking the Nissequogue River. It offers three buildings ensuring that your affair will have all the privacy and attention that your special day deserves. The extensive grounds and buildings allow for wonderful photos and serve equally well for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies.

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  • Stonebridge

    Stonebridge Country Club: Lessings

    Since taking over Stonebridge in 2013 the Lessings family has set a new standard in the wedding industry. Stonebridge features clean lines, open floor spaces and huge floor to ceiling windows that bring together their indoor spaces with the natural beauty of the golf course grounds surrounding them. The graceful, modern, look is paired with innovative cuisine, unparalleled service, and a bridal suite that is on par with the best luxury hotels.  With a staff that is warm, friendly and knowledgeable, Stonebridge is often imitated, but never surpassed. They invite you to come see what all the rave reviews have been about!

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  • Swan Lake Caterers

    Swan Lake

    Swan Lake is a beautiful and unique destination on Long Island’s East End. They are located on the award winning Swan Lake Golf Course, which allows them to offer a truly gorgeous backdrop for your wedding photos. They’re owner operated and the folks there really go out of their way to make you feel at home and cared for. They also have a couple of amazing in-house vendors, with music by Music Entertainment by High Voltage Entertainment and Photography by Capture the Moment Studios.

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  • Three Village Inn

    The Estate at Three Village Inn: Lessings

    Built in 1751, The Three Village Inn is a beautiful example of Colonial Long Island. From its wide plank floors and antiques lovingly placed at every turn, to the cozy fireplaces and period-correct fabrics, there is a sense of peace and beauty upon entering. World renowned Executive Chef Guy Reuge’s passion for food, and skill in creating a menu to impress, shows in every plate the comes from his kitchen. Overnight accommodations are available in one of the Inn’s Staterooms or in the Cottages that overlook Stonybrook Harbor. As with all Lessings venues, the staff at Three Village Inn are experts at helping you create memories of your wedding day and ceremony that will last a lifetime.

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  • The Fox Hollow Wedding Venue

    The Fox Hollow

    Nestled upon eight private acres of Long Island’s Gold Coast, The Fox Hollow features beautiful gardens, great food, and world class hotel accommodations all in one place. With 3 separate and distinct locations, each stunning in their own right, the choice is all up to persona taste. The Wintergarden, with it’s stone and ivy walled ballroom, opens to the sky with a glass ceiling, drawing couples who love the natural world. The Somerley is sleek and modern, with clean lines and textured walls that use the built in lighting to set the color and tone. The Garden Terrace is perched atop a hill overlooking the ceremony site and garden below. It features floor to ceiling windows, that bring the indoor and outdoor spaces together, a patio filled with beautiful tile work, flowing waters, and fireplaces that are unlike anywhere else. The building and grounds were made for wedding photos, with beautifully landscaped gardens, waterfalls, brickwork, and lighting elements, all with their fairytale architecture in the background. Fine dining is available at their restaurant for your rehearsal dinner, anniversary celebrations, or post wedding brunch. They have an on-site award-winning all-suite luxury hotel too… are all here in one convenient location.

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  • The Heritage Club

    The Heritage Club at Bethpage: Lessings

    Famous for the Bethpage Black Course that Pro-golfers dream of, this amazing location is steeped in Long Island history! Their ‘English Manor’ Style Mansion is located on the prestigious grounds of Bethpage State Park; home to events such as The US Open, Barclays Tournament,  PGA Championship and Ryder Cup. Amid all this grandeur and opulence, you find the warm and welcoming feeling that Lessing is known for. With over 100 years of experience in the catering industry, nothing is left to chance. Everything from the menu to the interior spaces have been made fresh and new for the modern couple who want the simplistic elegance this location excels at. The Heritage Club, is a single event venue for weddings and more that can host over 750 guests as well as small and intimate wedding events. Award winning cuisine, stunning views, and a legacy of awesomeness make this a must see location.

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  • The Mansion at Oyster Bay

    The Mansion at Oyster Bay: Lessings

    The Mansion at Oyster Bay is an absolutely beautiful location with all of the hallmarks of a true Gold Coast Mansion.  The Mansion is very much as it was, back when the renowned architectural firm of Delano and Aldrich completed its construction in 1918. The magnificent entrance door, with its patterned grillwork frame, opens into the grand entrance hall. There you will see the classic black and white marble flooring and marble fireplace; just one of many! Down the hall to your right, on the way to the modern bridal suite, is a winding staircase. To your left is the drawing room with pecan paneling originally purchased from a castle in Ireland. The grounds reflect the other works of landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmstead, with visually stunning vistas at every turn. Truly a hidden gem of a location.

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  • Mansion at West Sayville

    The Mansion at West Sayville: Lessings

    Walking into the West Sayville Country Club is like entering the great house of a country estate. It is warm and welcoming, charming and inviting. The mansion was originally built in 1909 by Commodore Frederick G. Bourne, as a wedding present for his daughter, Florence, upon her marriage to Anson Hard.

    So, the building holds – not only the memory of happy events – but the memory and longevity of a long and happy marriage. The glassed-in deck brings the natural beauty of the “Meadow Edge” surroundings right into your reception. This is a single event venue that comes with friendly and personalized attention, a huge and fully-appointed bridal suite, and a master chef that will delight and amaze the epicurean in all who attend! Wedding ceremonies and receptions at Mansion at West Sayville ALWAYS get rave reviews.

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  • North Ritz Club

    The North Ritz Club

    The North Ritz Club has a wonderfully elegant design featuring open spaces, clean lines, and high ceilings, all that cater to the taste of the modern couple. This beautiful single event venue is surrounded by a natural Koi Pond. It is meticulously landscaped with an abundance of seasonally refreshed flowering foliage to create intimate photo opportunities and gorgeous backgrounds. The Gazebo Garden and Ritz Chapel are ideal for both indoor and outdoor ceremony options and the Bridal Suite is richly appointed with seating areas and a fireplace. Comfortably accommodating intimate weddings of 100 guests to larger gatherings of up to 350 people, the North Ritz Club is conveniently located to accomodate Long Island and Tri-State based guests. Be assured that, even as beautiful as it is and being owned by three generations of restaurateurs, it’s the food that everyone will be talking about for years to come!

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  • Pavillion at Sunken Meadow

    The Pavilion at Sunken Meadow: Lessings

    Are you looking for that laid back and relaxed, ‘toes in the sand beach wedding’ without going all the way out to the Hamptons? If so, the Pavilion at Sunken Meadow State Park is a must see. Wedding ceremonies can be performed either on the beach itself or on their deck that extends over the sand. The venue is run by Lessings, which means professionalism and a staff that is friendly, relaxed and truly happy to be there with you on your day. The sunsets are gorgeous and the Long Island Sound is a stunning shade of blue! So if this is your idea of what you want your beach wedding to be like, then this just might be the venue for you. This site works as a wedding reception venue or as a ceremony only site.

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  • The Piermont

    The Piermont

    The amazing Piermont in Babylon Village features an exciting menu of locally sourced seasonal creations prepared by award winning Executive Chef Joseph Vigliotti. The Piermont embodies the best of Long Island’s South Shore waterfront culture. The wedding event spaces sport open floor plans which complement the glass walls looking out onto the Great South Bay. With breathtaking views of the Great South Bay and Robert Moses bridges, watch blue skies burst into color as the sun sets and your future begins. With more new and exciting innovations to come, the Piermont is ready to make your wedding day and ceremony dreams a beautiful reality.

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  • The Royalton Mansion Roslyn

    The Royalton Mansion at the Roslyn Country Club

    The Royalton at Roslyn Country Club is a colonial mansion from the early 1900s set on 10 acres of wooded arbor and English Garden, it’s been completely restored to its timelessness and glory, combining tradition of perfection and modern sophistication. Upon entrance a mahogany doorway opens to a two story lobby, adorned by a crystal chandelier, wood floors dressed in oriental rugs, and a wood carved, curved master staircase. A plush carpeted hall takes you to a Coventry stone patio and rich wood-paneled rooms, ideal for cocktails with their two fireplaces. The Grand Ballroom is elegantly decorated with beautiful sconces, hand carved crown moldings and Brazilian hardwood floors. The Mahogany Library features floor-to-ceiling mahogany walls and moldings, arm chairs, plush couches, a fireplace and mahogany barrister bookshelves. The bridal suite is in fact the original master bedroom of the mansion’s first owner Edward Moore; it features a mahogany four post bed, gas burning fireplace and a luxurious master bathroom. The Conservatory, complete with coffered ceilings is another perfect setting for your cocktail hour; its large windows offer incredible views of the English-styled gardens and fountains. With its green Coventry stone walls, a wrought iron lamp post and a gate, the Ivy Courtyard is perfect for a romantic ceremony. This is a true Long Island mansion, and even with all this opulence the people there are warm and friendly, with a genuine desire for your wedding day being everything you could dream of in their hearts.

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  • The View

    The View: Lessings

    It doesn’t get more on the water than this! The panoramic water views of the Connetquot River and Great South Bay are inescapably beautiful. This unique wedding venue attracts a fun loving and laid back type of couple. The dining room is marked by fireplaces on each end, and VIEW’s raw sushi bar is always a big hit. Newer features to this intimate space include a waterfall backdrop, made of blue and white seashells, behind a marble bar top with beach-inspired artwork. The main dining room, which seats up to 165 guests, pairs nautical elements with white china, sleek beige leather chairs, and sand wash walls, to complement mahogany tables and matching columns against hardwood floors. The Grill Room provides more casual dining for up to 70 guests and boasts a lively bar scene, with French doors leading to the outdoor patio where the wedding ceremonies are held in nice weather. The view is perfect for those looking for a more relaxed setting with better food than your guests probably have ever had at a wedding!

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  • The Waterview

    The Waterview at Port Jefferson Country Club

    The Waterview at the Port Jefferson Country Club is part of the Danford’s Hospitality family of venues, which gives you decades of experience all in newly renovated properties, with luxury hotel accommodations near by. This one is perched high on the bluffs overlooking Port Jefferson Harbor with some of the most spectacular views on the North Shore. The ballroom is light, bright, open and airy as are the bridal suites. It offers award winning cuisine and can host smaller events in it’s Cliffside Waterfront Restaurant. Menu offerings are locally sourced to give you the freshest seafood, local produce and prime steaks in what they call a blend of “classic and innovative, coastal fusion cuisine.”

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  • Water's Edge

    Water’s Edge

    Water’s Edge in Centerport, formerly the Thatched Cottage, has a rich history and a place in the memory of many Long Islanders as the location where many wonderful marriages began. It has been rebuilt from the ground up as a completely modern Gold Coast property. Water’s Edge caters to one wedding at a time with beautiful indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony options, elegant bridal suites, exceptionally innovative cuisine, beautiful gardens and, most importantly, a breathtaking water view of Mill Pond! Blue skies and painted sunsets are part of events year round, which are visible through Water’s Edge’s floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

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  • Westbury Manor

    Westbury Manor

    This Victorian Era Mansion has been meticulously restored to recapture its original charm. Set on six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, and enhanced by ponds, waterfalls and gazebos, Westbury Manor offers a stately setting for an outdoor cocktail hour or garden Wedding Ceremony in their chapel. Colorful peacocks, ducks, and perched parrots adorn the expansive grounds. As you enter the grounds through large brick pillars with concrete finials, and enter a driveway lined with picturesque gas street lamps, you are taken back to a Victorian era of long ago. Plantings are seasonal and include an incredible display of spring tulips and daffodils, or a winter setting of tiny white lights, creating a luminous wonderland. The interior is styled in estate-era woods of mahogany, cherry and rose which are accented by leaded stained glass windows and detailed plaster ceilings. The decor features plush upholsteries, brass fixtures, and timeless heirlooms. European trained chefs will skillfully prepare and personally create any dish or delicacy that is desired. The renowned cuisine Westbury Manor is famous for is evident at every party regardless of budget or menu.

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