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Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Long Island, Venue | 0 comments

Wedding Venue Cost: NYIT de Seversky Mansion #2

Since the cost to book the NYIT de Seversky Mansion can be quite high, a good option might be to look into Friday or Sunday weddings. I asked NYIT de Seversky Mansion specifically about Sunday weddings, and here is the information I received:     Wedding Venue: NYIT de Seversky Mansion Date Price Quoted: November 2012 Wedding Date Quoted For: Peak season Sunday evenings Price Assumptions: Includes ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception for 150 guests Room Name: Ballroom Capacity: ~150 Venue Fee: $2,500 Catering Per Person: $150 Tax: 8.875% Gratuity: 20% Total Wedding Venue Cost: $32,118   The Main Point Unlike the Palm House at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NYIT de Seversky Mansion charges the same $2,500 venue fee even if you have a wedding during a less popular time, such as on a Friday or a Sunday. The catering charge per person is the only aspect that changes. For a Sunday evening wedding, the catering per person drops from $200 a person to $150 a person. The total...

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Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Long Island, Venue | 14 comments

Wedding Venue Cost: NYIT de Seversky Mansion

New York Institute of Technology’s Old Westbury campus houses the NYIT de Seversky Mansion, one of the top wedding venues in Long Island. Whether you’ve always thought a mansion would be a great venue for your wedding or you were inspired by the recent Great Gatsby movie to throw a Gatsby-esque party for your big day, you will want to check out the NYIT de Seversky Mansion.     Wedding Venue: NYIT de Seversky Mansion Date Price Quoted: November 2012 Wedding Date Quoted For: September 2013 (Saturday evening) Price Assumptions: Includes ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception for 150 guests Room Name: Ballroom Capacity: ~150 Venue Fee: $2,500 Catering Per Person: $200 Tax: 8.875% Gratuity: 20% Total Wedding Venue Cost: $41,917   The Main Point NYIT de Seversky Mansion’s price is certainly on the higher side of venues I have analyzed recently but if you compare the price to that of other so-called mansion venues in the area, the price is actually quite reasonable. The reviews are great, and the...

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Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Long Island, Venue | 16 comments

Wedding Venue Cost: Jericho Terrace

Another terrific and good-value wedding venue option is Jericho Terrace in Long Island. Like Fox Hollow, Jericho Terrace has many rooms to choose from with different capacities. Their prices are similar as well.     Wedding Venue: Jericho Terrace Date Price Quoted: November 2012 Wedding Date Quoted For: July 2013 (Saturday evening) Price Assumptions: Includes ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception for 150 guests Room Name: Penthouse Room Capacity: ~250 Venue Fee: $0 Catering Per Person (Low Range): $100 Catering Per Person (High Range): $125 Tax: 8.875% Gratuity: 20% Total Wedding Venue Cost: $22,047   The Main Point Jericho Terrace has a different feel and style than Fox Hollow. In my opinion, Fox Hollow has more of a classy, country club sort of vibe while Jericho Terrace has more of a grand ballroom kind of vibe. As noted before, however, each venue also has different rooms that possess their own unique characteristics. Jericho Terrace’s Dome Room, for example, has a big glass dome in the middle of the room, which...

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Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Long Island, Venue | 0 comments

Wedding Venue Cost: Fox Hollow

The last wedding venue I discussed, The Palm House at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, is definitely on the pricy side. Going down in price, however, does not necessarily mean lower quality. Fox Hollow in Long Island is a perfect example. It is consistently rated one of the best venues in Long Island and yet, the cost is extremely well-priced. I personally think it is the #1 value amongst Long Island venues but take a look yourself at the cost breakdown for Fox Hollow’s Garden Terrace room:     Wedding Venue: Fox Hollow Date Price Quoted: November 2012 Wedding Date Quoted For: July 2013 (Saturday evening) Price Assumptions: Includes ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception for 150 guests Room Name: Garden Terrace Capacity: ~300 Venue Fee: $0 Catering Per Person: $115 Tax: 8.875% Gratuity: 20% Total Wedding Venue Cost: $22,537   The Main Point Although the minimum number of guests required for Fox Hollow’s Garden Terrace room is 175, I made the assumption of 150 guests since that is what I assumed...

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Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Brooklyn, Venue | 0 comments

Wedding Venue Cost: The Palm House at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden #3

In previous posts, I’ve estimated what a wedding at the Palm House might cost on a Saturday during the off-season and during Saturday afternoons. Here is what the cost breakdown looks like for The Palm House on a Saturday evening during the peak season:     Wedding Venue: The Palm House at The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Date Price Quoted: November 2012 Wedding Date Quoted For: Peak season Saturday evenings Price Assumptions: Includes ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception for 150 guests. Room Name: N/A Capacity: ~250 Venue Fee: $5,085 Catering Per Person (Low Range): $205 Catering Per Person (High Range): $215 Tax: 8.875% Gratuity: 20% Total Wedding Venue Cost: $46,691   The Main Point Naturally, Saturday evening weddings during the peak season are going to cost the most. If you have your heart set and are willing to pay up, these prices are what you should have in mind. Personally, I think Saturday afternoon weddings at The Palm House offer a much better value if you are price-conscious. No matter...

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Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Brooklyn, Venue | 0 comments

Wedding Venue Cost: The Palm House at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden #2

Compared to the prices quoted on my previous post about wedding venue cost for The Palm House at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, prices for Saturday afternoons are significantly cheaper. Here is what the cost breakdown looks like:     Wedding Venue: The Palm House at The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Date Price Quoted: November 2012 Wedding Date Quoted For: Peak season Saturday afternoons Price Assumptions: Includes ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception for 150 guests Room Name: N/A Capacity: ~250 Venue Fee: $3,210 Catering Per Person (Low Range): $150 Catering Per Person (High Range): $160 Tax: 8.875% Gratuity: 20% Total Wedding Venue Cost: $33,871   The Main Point While the venue fee is not much less, the catering cost drops quite a bit, and the savings can really add up as your wedding size increases. After all, the Palm House has capacity for around 200 people. One negative aspect of having a daytime wedding at the Palm House, however, is that the Brooklyn Botanic Garden will be open to the public...

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Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Brooklyn, Venue | 0 comments

Wedding Venue Cost: The Palm House at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Situated inside the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Palm HouseĀ is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in New York City. Charles Sally Charles, the exclusive caterer there, is also top notch. As a result, it should come as no surprise that it’s also very expensive. Here is what the cost breakdown looks like for The Palm House:     Wedding Venue: The Palm House at The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Date Price Quoted: November 2012 Wedding Date Quoted For: November 2013 (Saturday evening) Price Assumptions: Includes ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception for 150 guests Room Name: N/A Capacity: ~250 Venue Fee: $3,585 Catering Per Person (Low Range): $195 Catering Per Person (High Range): $205 Tax: 8.875% Gratuity: 20% Total Wedding Venue Cost: $43,098   The Main Point Keep in mind, this price quote is for November, which is considered off-season! Expect peak spring and summer time to be much higher. Having said that, when I contacted them, November 9, 2013 was the first available Saturday evening they had! All the...

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