If you want photos so glamorous, so elegant that even you’ll have trouble believing they are real, there is no better place to take them that the Old Westbury Gardens. Tucked in between the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway, this dreamy gem of a spot will make you feel as though you’ve wandered into your very own fairy tale.
The land that makes up the Gardens was once the private estate of John Shaffer Phipps, heir to the U.S. Steel fortune. Bought at the beginning of the 20th century, the estate is made up of 200 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. There’s a Grecian temple, open to the sky and creating the perfect backdrop for the most glamorous photos; fountains and ponds that sparkle in the sunlight; carefully trimmed boxwood hedges; and banks of flowers that change from season to season.
But the jewel of Westbury Gardens is the house: a 23 room mansion designed in Charles II style, with soaring pillars, floor-to-ceiling windows, and elegant rooms full of antique furnishings. The outside is just as spectacular: on one side, the sweeping drive that leads you to the front door; on the other, wide stone steps leads down to a red brick terrace that stretches the length of the house and opens up onto the rolling green lawns of the Gardens.
Westbury Gardens is a place fit for royalty -- which is exactly what you’ll feel like every second you’re here. It will take your breath away!
Are you ready to capture beautiful memories at the Westbury Gardens?