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Venue & Catering  

Old Westbury Gardens

*Please note: Receptions at Old Westbury Gardens are currently on pause.

We will have updates after July 1, 2024. Thank you for your patience.


What spaces are available for receptions and what are the capacities?


The Orchard Hill House is a historic 19th century farmhouse with a variety of charming rooms. Orchard Hill House can accommodate up to 60 guests indoors (utilizing multiple rooms) for seated events and up to 80 for indoor cocktail-style receptions. The house can accommodate weddings/private events of up to 140 guests outdoors with addition of a tent. (Orchard Hill House Photo Gallery)

The capacities shown above do not reflect current NY state mandated limited capacity/distancing requirements


The Barn is available for private events/weddings and can accommodate up to 80 indoors

(one large space) for buffet dinners and more for cocktail-style receptions.

Larger indoor/outdoor events are possible with the addition of a tent. (Barn Photo Gallery)

The capacities shown above do not reflect current NY state mandated limited capacity/distancing requirements


NOTE: The Westbury House (The Mansion) is not available for wedding receptions

or non-corporate events. If booking a ceremony & reception with us, you will be able to

purchase a photography permit, to allow you to take photos at the Westbury House/Mansion

and on the grounds.   


What is the site fee to rent the space?

To view site fees for the Orchard Hill House, please visit:

To view site fees for The Barn space, please visit:

Additional fees for placing a tent on property. 


How much does it cost to host a reception?

  • Food & Beverage: Starts at $125-$250 per person ... this may vary, depending on menu style/options, bar options, cocktail hour, timing, etc. Please inquire for daytime events, ending before 5pm.

  • RentalsThyme Events will handle all the arrangements for essentials/rentals, such as tables/chairs, linens, utensils, glassware, china, etc. Formal rentals typically start from approx. $18-$38pp and varies depending on options chosen.


  • StaffServers/bartenders/etc typically start at $38+ per hour, and there is a 5 hour minimum. 

  • TentsThere are various tent options available, from casual pole tents designed simply to provide cover from sun/rain, to formal tents with siding, dance floors, lighting, a/c and/or heaters ... pricing will vary depending on tent size & style. 

  • Taxes & Gratuity are additional


Where can I view sample menus?


Please visit Menus are examples, designed to show styles of menu

we may offer, including cocktail hour options. Thyme Events will work closely with you to customize

a menu fit your personal vision!


Can I bring my own food/liquor/caterer?


Old Westbury Gardens does not permit outside caterers or BYOB.


Where can I have my ceremony before my reception?


The Garden of Appreciation is available for ceremonies, as well as Orchard Hill House or The Barn. 

If you are interested in only a ceremony or photography (without a reception), please reach out to Old Westbury Gardens directly here.  


Does Thyme Events provide decorations, music, photography, flowers, etc?


While we do not offer these services we are happy to recommend reputable local vendors. 


How far in advance can I book?


Old Westbury Gardens does not typically book more than 12 months in advance. 


Can I schedule a site visit / tour?


As Orchard Hill House and the The Barn are not open to the public, private tours of one or

both spaces must be arranged through Thyme Events. Please contact us and provide your requested date/time (month/day/date(s), start time; daytime/evening), the estimated number of guests you are expecting, as well as which space(s) you are interested in, and we will reach out to discuss your event in detail.   

Thanks so much and we look forward to working with you to create a memorable event!   

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