It's the 20s all over again, and double so because it's 2020! One of my favorite New Year’s Eve party themes of all time is the Roaring 20s. This era was full of decadence, glitz and glam, making it perfect for an epic NYE celebration. The Mansion At Glen Cove Hit The Mark with their Centennial Roaring 20s New Years Eve Gala.
The Mansion at Glen Cove was designed by noted architect Charles Adams Platt in 1910 and soon after named one of the Twelve Best Country Houses in America. The 55-acre estate was the home of John Teele and Ruth Baker Pratt. John Pratt was an attorney and an executive with John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company.
Originally known as The Manor, the brick Georgian mansion was one of 600 mansions that once comprised Long Island’s legendary Gold Coast, made even more famous by F.S. Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
During the last couple of years, renovations have been made to the mansion to keep the former Pratt estate well preserved and in its original form. Keeping the original architecture and charm to the mansion has been of key importance to its owners. Enhancements to the ballrooms have been made, and the 187 guest rooms as well. Coming soon: 24-hour Fitness center, Indoor heated poolOutdoor pool, Steam room/Sauna, Grind Spin studio, Yoga studio, Outdoor basketball court, Massage & spa treatments available from 8am-8pm ( I'll be back to review those!).
My husband and I have not had a new years eve without our kids in nearly a decade, so to be able to attend such a posh soiree was a treat! My mom agreed to take the kids overnight so we knew we had to make it an epic night.
We live about 40 minutes away from The Mansion, but honestly, being there felt like we were worlds (and decades) away from home. Parking and check-in were a breeze, and our room was divine. Included in the new years eve package was a bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, two tickets to the gala which included a sit-down four course meal, top-shelf open bar, and live entertainment all of which lasted 5 hours. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate everyone, and the decor was glamorous. They really thought of every detail. Tables of 10 were set up and we got lucky, we had a super fun table that liked to party and dance, we definitely vibed with each other all night.
I'm not a foodie by any means, and I was skeptical about the food because let's face it- when it comes to food for large crowds, it's never very good. Boy was I thrown for a loop! The dinner was one of the best meals I've ever had! The food was definitely made with quality ingredients by skilled professionals, I was very impressed- but I'm not a food blogger so I won't go to much into detail about that!
The DJ was amazing, he really played to the crowd, and right before midnight we all got noisemakers and hats to ring in the new year. It was a very special night and I met some really fun and interesting people.
The next morning we went right down the hallway for a hearty brunch that was just what the doctor ordered. Everything from french toast to sausage and eggs was available, and it was all hot and delicious. We saw a few friends we made from the night before and we spoke and reminisced about the evening.
All in all I would definitely do this again, I just hope my mom gets amnesia and forgets how crazy my kids were last night so that she'll agree to take them next new years eve overnight again.
I'll be back to check out their new wellness wing and I'll share it all with you! Happy New Year, I wish you health & wealth in 2020!
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