Nestled on the Gold Coast of Nassau County’s North Shore, Chelsea Mansion is the epitome of charm, elegance and glamour. Built in 1924 by Alexandra and Benjamin Moore using French, English and Chinese influences, Chelsea Mansion joined the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The building’s south side, courtyard, moat and bridges emphasize the Oriental inspiration, while the front elevation, roof and wings show the influence of 17th- and 18th-century French styles.
This stunning, one-of-a-kind venue can be yours for a day. Take stunning photos with the inside and outside of the Mansion as your backdrop. Explore the grounds and gardens while your guests enjoy cocktail hour on the Moat Garden. Celebrate with dinner and dancing on the Great South Lawn, Courtyard Terrace or Front Allée.
Travel back in time as Chelsea Mansion becomes yours for the day. Make unforgettable memories while you primp and dress inside the Mansion, surrounded by vintage artwork and 1920s decor. Take unbelievable photos outside with the Mansion as your backdrop. Imagine the Mansion doors opening as you head outside and down the steps to your ceremony on the Lakeside Formal Garden or on the Great South Lawn. Lakeside Formal Garden can fit up to 200 people and the Great South lawn can be tented and can fit 500-600 people.See Photos
The Great South Lawn
The Great South Lawn is a stunning space for your ceremony or large tented reception. Your guests will relish the splendor of the immaculately manicured grounds, soaking in the lush flowers, greenery and all the charm Chelsea has to offer.See Photos
Lakeside Formal Gardens
Story book charm comes to life overlooking the lawn and lake with its blooming lilies and lotus, and the only moat on the Gold Coast. This is our most popular ceremony space. Guests are seated facing the lake as you descend the Mansion steps. Recite your vows in this one-of-a-kind setting with the romantic feeling of a Tuscany and all the elegance of Long Island's North Shore.See Photos
The Courtyard Terrace
The Courtyard Terrace is nestled in the estate’s exterior, surrounded by the Mansion on 3 sides. An ideal location for your cocktail hour or reception, the stone courtyard can be tented or you can opt to dine al fresco under the stars. Our grounds and gardens are just a few steps away across the moat.See Photos
The Moat Garden
Chelsea Mansion is the only Gold Coast Mansion to boast a real functional (yet fairytale) moat surrounding the house. After your ceremony, your guests will be escorted to the Moat Garden where they can mingle during cocktail hour. You can hold your reception just across the moat on the Courtyard Terrace, on the other side of the grounds on the Great South Lawn, or in front of the Mansion on the Front Allée.See Photos
The Front Allée
The Front Allée is a large outdoor reception space in front of Chelsea Mansion. The pristine lawn area can be tented to hold 500-600 people for your special day.See Photos