Weddings, Corporate & Other Events

Located on in Centerport, New York, the Vanderbilt Museum’s Spanish Revival architecture and modern Planetarium offer a variety of unique event spaces and is a timeless location for an unforgettable Gold Coast experience.

Host an event in one of Long Island’s most celebrated venues while supporting the Museum’s education programs, collections and exhibits. The Vanderbilt also welcomes proposals for film and photography shoots.

View the venues below and be inspired for your next event.

For more information about date availability or to schedule a site visit, please contact the Events Department at (631) 854-5568 or (631) 854-5521.

Vanderbilt Museum Courtyard

With an impressive outstanding Spanish Revival ambience, and continuous open adjoining gardens and Reflecting Pool overlooking Northport Harbor, the Courtyard is fantastic for networking and social events. From cocktail receptions and seated dinners to large-scale productions, the Courtyard is grand, flexible event space.

Capacity: 300 reception, 200 seated dinner

Celebration Tent

Sitting on what was Mr. Vanderbilt’s golf course, the Celebration Tent offers magnificent views overlooking Northport Bay and the Hall of Fishes. The Celebration Tent is an ideal location for corporate receptions, weddings, and large-scale group functions.

Capacity: 260 seated dinner

Helen and Charles Reichert Planetarium

The Reichert Planetarium is one of the finest and the most advanced in the United States, and the largest astronomical facility on Long Island.

The Planetarium’s GeminiStar III system – which includes a Konica Minolta Infinium-L star projector, full-dome video and surround-sound – offers audiences a spectacular immersive experience.

This modern–designed Planetarium features comfortable graduated seating under a 60-foot dome, providing a superb venue for a hosted event, custom planetarium shows narrated by one of the Museum’s astronomers, corporate presentations, performances, lectures and seminars.

Availability limited to Monday through Thursday, and Sunday evenings.

Planetarium Theater Capacity: 145
Lobby Capacity: Reception 130, Seated 100

Swimming Pool

The newly renovated iconic round swimming pool inset by balustrade capped walls and accessed by a double bridal staircase, is an exceptional space that your guests will never forget. Once inside the walls of the swimming pool (now covered with grass) there are spectacular views of Northport Bay and the Vanderbilt Mansion. Host a cocktail party, wedding ceremony, or other special event and make your occasion a unique experience.

Capacity: 200 reception, 160 seated

The Rose Garden

The Rose Garden overlooks Northport Bay and features a reflecting pool fountain, historical columns, and decorative Samuel Yellin iron gates.

Capacity 100

Lancaster Room

The Lancaster Room is an elegant room located in the nursery wing of the Mansion and is available for smaller groups.

Capacity: 36 seated

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