At first glance, it may seem a bit odd to get married in a building that houses offices of the New York Institute of Technology. As soon as you look at it, though, you realize that this stately turn of the century mansion is anything but odd -- in fact, it’s one of the most beautiful wedding venues we’ve had the chance to photograph!
The de Seversky Mansion, originally known as a the White Eagle, sits on a 300 acre estate in Old Westbury. It was completed in 1918 as the Long Island residence of millionaire philanthropist Alfred DuPont. During the 20th century, it was owned by many of the leading luminaries in American and international business and society, before it was purchased by NYIT.
The mansion is as stunning as its star-studded history would lead you to expect. Built in the neoclassical-Georgian style, it will make you instantly feel as if you have been transported to your own private estate. From the moment you walk through the doors, you are surrounded by Jazz Age glamour. Here, you can sip cocktails on an elegant bluestone patio that overlooks the lake or dine in the grand ballroom while gazing out at the panoramic view of the East Lawn.
When it comes to spots for photos, its hard to say whether the de Seversky will make you feel like you’re in a high-fashion photo shoot or just plain royal. Inside, sweeping staircases, glittering chandeliers, and towering marble columns will make you think you’ve wandered into the pages of The Great Gatsby. Outside, the tree-lined drives, manicured lawns, and endless garden paths are even more stunning. We’ve taken some of the most magnificent wedding portraits imaginable here -- just imagine how beautiful yours will be!
Are you ready to capture beautiful memories at the de Seversky Mansion?
New York Institute of Technology de Seversky Mansion
1 Northern Boulevard
Glen Head, NY 11545