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Venues in Port Washington, NY,
(844) 285-6278

About Us

Sands Point Preserve is a historic wedding venue located in Port Washington, New York. Situated on the grounds of the Guggenheim Estate, Sands Point Preserve is the perfect setting to host your fairytale wedding. The dedicated event professionals at CulinArt Group Catering Collection will go above and beyond to turn all of your wedding-day dreams into a reality with their impeccable customer service skills and attention to detail.

Facilities and Capacity
Sands Point Preserve can accommodate up to 350 wedding guests in its vintage indoor and outdoor event spaces. On the illustrious property, which was specifically designed for entertaining during the opulent Gold Coast period of the early 20th century, couples have the option of hosting their wedding events in style in a myriad of settings. The Hempstead House is a massive Tudor-style mansion that was built in 1912. It features magnificent architecture, beautifully landscaped gardens and breathtaking views. Sands Point Preserve’s Great Lawn is the gorgeous green centerpiece of the estate, making it the ideal space to host lavish outdoor receptions and dinners. The venue’s Rose Garden, which is directly behind the Hempstead House, overlooks the beaches of the Long Island Sound and features 1,500 red rose bushes, distinguished fountains and unique architecture. Medieval-inspired Castle Gould, which was built by Sands Point Preserve’s first owner Howard Gould, offers 100,000 feet of magnificent event space. It features a 7,000-square-foot sound stage called “The Black Box,” which projects a private nightclub feel. The Great Hall inside of Castle Gould is a fully-remodeled event space that features vaulted ceilings, wrought iron chandeliers and large windows that overlook the Sands Point Preserve’s gorgeous grounds and the Long Island Sound.

Services Offered
The wedding event possibilities are endless at Sands Point Preserve. Couples may host their bridal showers, engagement parties, ceremonies, receptions and cocktail hours and the luxurious estate. The venue offers a variety of services to couples planning their weddings in Long Island’s North Shore. Those services include in-house catering and bartending, event planning and liability insurance. Staff at Sands Point Preserve will be available throughout your wedding day to assist you with every need and want you and your guests may have from beginning to end. There is onsite parking and wheelchair access on the property.

At Sands Point Preserve, the talented CulinArt Group Catering Collection will create inventive menus that will surely delight your and your guests' taste buds on your wedding day. The estate offers several catering options for couples to choose from for their cocktail hour and reception, such as buffet, French service, family style, hors d'oeuvres, plated, stations and servers. The experienced culinary team can prepare meals using recipes and cuisine styles from all over the globe. Sands Point Preserve also offers full bartending services.

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  • From the first day I reached out to inquire about possibly having our wedding at the preserve to the moment the doors closed at the end of the night on September 27, 2019, Emily Stepancic, the Special Events Manager. was literally superwoman. It’s not that I didn’t expect greatness when we chose to book with the preserve, but what I got in Emily was more than I could have ever even imagined was possible. Throughout every step of the way, she was ALWAYS available to answer every question or concern I had, big or small, in even less time than what you would consider “a timely manner.” I definitely had my fair share of questions, so she was extremely patient with me, too. If she didn’t have the answer, she would find the answer and I was never disappointed with the response. She always aimed to please. When it came to the day of the wedding, Emily continued to shine. She set up all of our decorations exactly how I envisioned them AND THEN SOME! She was very attentive throughout ... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 8,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 8,500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Parking, Set Up

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s)

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Garden, Historic Building, Mansion, Museum, Park, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

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