While large indoor weddings may be out of the question for now, the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum has a creative solution.
Couples can now elope at Eagle’s Nest, the former summer estate of Rosamond and William K. Vanderbilt II, and home to the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, overlooking Northport Bay.
For $1,500, couples can book a two-hour Vanderbilt elopement event with a maximum of 15 guests, according to a museum statement. The package includes a ceremony in the glass-walled Northport Porch with water view, use of the terrace and pool and the opportunity to shoot wedding photographs on the grounds.
The 43-acre waterfront estate and mansion are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Elizabeth Wayland-Morgan, executive director of the museum, said the Vanderbilts entertained Hollywood stars and European royalty at the property.
“This storied getaway, one of the few remaining Gold Coast estates, is one of the most romantic places on Long Island,” Wayland-Morgan said in the statement. “It’s a perfect place for a wedding.”