Frequently Asked Questions

What space is available for my event?
NYIT de Seversky Mansion offers flexible indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate events of different sizes, including meetings, conferences, workshops, company picnics, and gala celebrations. Rooms can be configured in a variety of ways to meet your specific needs, including breakout sessions and meal breaks. Our specialists will help you customize your corporate function to fit your specifications and budget. Contact us for more information including date availability and pricing. View room configurations and capacities.

What audiovisual equipment is available?
We can provide you with laptops, LCD projectors, projection screens, podiums, and/or flipcharts and markers. (Rental fees may apply; please contact us for details.) Our fully equipped rooms also offer complimentary Wi-Fi access (available upon request) and phone conferencing capabilities.

Is parking available?
The mansion grounds include a self-parking lot. Valet parking is also an option.

Are onsite accommodations available for attendees?
NYIT de Seversky Mansion does not offer guest rooms or onsite accommodations. We partner with local hotels who provide offsite lodging; group rates may be available. View our corporate partners.

Will I have exclusive use of the property for my event?
You have the option to pay a site fee granting you exclusive use of the property for your event.

Are there any additional fees?

Does the administrative fee include gratuity?
The 21 percent administrative fee is not a gratuity, and is therefore not distributed to the service team. The administrative fee is a standard industry fee that not only offsets the administration of your event, but also helps maintains the mansion and property. Contact us with specific questions about suggested gratuity amounts and distribution.

Who is my contact during planning and throughout the evening?
Unlike at most venues, our sales team remains your main point of contact from planning to the day of your event. During your event, our banquet manager will serve as your point person to ensure every detail is professionally executed. All of our sales team members are certified event planners with the experience and expertise to make your event a success.

Who is the caterer? Can they accommodate the dietary needs of my attendees?
NYIT de Seversky Mansion is a full-service catering facility; our professional culinary team prepares all menu items in-house and adds new seasonal flavors and ingredients to the menu throughout the year. We are happy to accommodate any dietary needs, restrictions, and special menu requests, such as gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, halal, and kosher-style meals. Our event specialists will help you create a customized menu that fulfills all your needs and preferences.

Can I provide my own caterer?
Yes, you have the option to use your own catering service if your desired cuisine cannot be created by our culinary team. For example, we can prepare kosher-style meals in house, but glatt kosher meals must be supplied by a qualified vendor. Please contact us for more information.

May I change or add items to my menu?
Of course! We are happy to accommodate substitutions of similarly priced menu items at no extra cost. Please note that some changes or additions may be considered upgrades and will require an additional fee. You will be notified of any additional fees in writing.

When is my final guest count and payment due?
Payment for your minimum adult guest count is due 30 days prior to the day of your event. Payment for any additional guests is due two weeks prior to your event day.

When do I choose my menu and finalize all details?
You and your sales associate will meet four to eight weeks prior to the day of your event to finalize details and discuss menu and selections, vendor information, and all other details. That said, do feel free to contact your sales associate at any time with questions or concerns.

Do you offer team-building events or opportunities?
If you're looking for a unique team-building experience for your organization, consider NYIT Cast Iron Chef. Employees, regardless of their culinary ability, team up and compete against each other in this cooking challenge. The event may be customized for any size group or budget. The mansion provides the food, tools, and chefs to assist when needed; all you need to do is show up with an enthusiastic group and get cooking. Learn more about NYIT Cast Iron Chef.

Our specialists can also work with you to accommodate any other activities or requests you have for your event. Contact us to schedule a tour, arrange a meeting, or ask a question.