Vanderbilt Museum Plans Annual Valentine Event at its Historic Estate
Treat your Valentine to a romantic dinner at one of the most unusual and romantic settings on Long Island, the elegant, early twentieth-century mansion of William K. Vanderbilt II, overlooking Northport Harbor. On Saturday, February 12, the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum will hold its annual Valentine’s Day dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the mansion.
Carol Ghiorsi Hart, the museum’s executive director, says, “The Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium have been the site for many first dates, proposals and wedding ceremonies. What a perfect place for romance, or to treat yourself to the splendor of the past and the thrills of our universe.”
Your evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres and wine in the Memorial Wing of the mansion, amid Mr. Vanderbilt’s exotic collections of ethnographic artifacts from Africa, Asia and South America.
After a brief tour through his private living quarters, you will be seated for a leisurely dinner in the Northport Dining Room Porch. The menu choices will be Prime Rib, Seafood Scampi, Vegetable Lasagna and Chicken Française.
Dessert will follow in the Lancaster Room, with a side trip to the Library and the Moroccan Court. After dinner, you’ll be able to attend a showing of Laser Vinyl (classic ‘70s rock music) at 9:00 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Planetarium, then view the night sky through the Observatory’s powerful telescope. As a bonus, you may have a Valentine’s Day message projected onto the Planetarium dome amid the stars.
The evening is a special opportunity to enjoy an intimate experience with friends and to celebrate in Vanderbilt, Gold Coast style. Seating at this exclusive event is very limited and sells out quickly, so early reservations are strongly recommended.
Tickets are $100 per person, $90 for members, by reservation only, and include wine, dinner and the laser show with Valentine's message. Please call 631-854-5579 to make reservations or order on-line at www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.