Everyone wants to feel like Gatsby, even if it’s just for the night. The opulence of his mansion, the sprawling grounds, his pool (without his unfortunate ending) — they speak of bygone times of Long Island when bigger was better, and hosts knew how to throw a party.
Enter Glen Cove Mansion, an hour and ten-minute car or train ride outside of NYC. From their website, “Originally known as The Manor, the 1910, 55-acre estate of John Teele and Ruth Baker Pratt was considered by Country Life Magazine as one of the best twelve country houses in America. Designed by the noted architect Charles Adams Platt (1861-1933), the brick Georgian mansion set in pastoral surroundings was an integral part of the many glamorous estates, which once comprised Long Island’s Gold Coast.” And it really hits home as you enter the estate, from your first drive or walk up its stately path and face its massive entrance.
In addition to its history, North by Northwest, Sabrina and Where’s Poppa were partially filmed on the premises. Whether you’re looking for an escape from the tedium of everyday life, or you’re throwing a Gatsby style or Downton Abbey party or wedding, it definitely has the backdrop for revelry and envious photos.
From the congenial staff to warm welcome to our room (complete with wine, cheese and fruit), a Long Island stay could not get more picturesque or comfortable. Whether you want to relax with a sprawling view of the lawn or poolside on the chaise lounges, all you need is the sun to comply. If it’s sprinkling or you’ve soaked up enough UV for the day, check out the indoor pool, hot tub, sauna or indoor view of the property accompanied by the mansion’s fine fare. All in all, if you’re looking for a wedding or conference venue to impress, look no further than Glen Cove Mansion.
Glen Cove Mansion
200 Dosoris Lane
Glen Cove, NY 11542