Beauty is very much a part of any experience at Old Westbury Gardens, one of the Country's most recognized destinations and Long Island's premiere attraction. The architecture of Westbury House, a magnificent, 44-room mansion filled with priceless furnishings, is a work of art.
The surrounding 200 acres include gardens that are nearly indescribable and which have been acknowledged by Forbes Traveler as one of the Ten Most Beautiful Gardens in the World. But looks aren’t everything. We are equally proud of our role as a cultural and educational institution.
Our public programs include Picnic Pops Concerts, a Midsummer Night Festival, and a host of children’s programs from Teddy Bear Picnics to Garden Explorer Classes to Scarecrows in the Garden.
We have expanded our environmental education program for public and private schools. The largest component is focused on the Westbury School District, considered by the NYS Department of Education as a high needs district.
Below are listed sponsorship and membership opportunities. For additional information on becoming a Corporate Sponsor at Old Westbury Gardens, please contact Doreen Banks at (516) 333-0048 Ext. 335.
2016 Public Programs & Sponsorships
Picnic Pops - Wednesdays: July 6, 13, 20 & 27, August 3, (attendance, 800 per concert)
For the last 40 years, Old Westbury Gardens has offered this concert series, highlighting entertainment from a variety of music styles. People come with their families and bring or purchase dinner and sit on a blanket or bring tables, chairs and even candles. A dance floor was added and now dance lessons are held just before the concerts. This years performers include:
For all levels of sponsorship:
A Midsummer Days Festival - June 25-27 (Attendance 2,000)
This weekend celebrates the special beauty of the Gardens in the twilight. We decorate statues with floral garlands and trees with lanterns. The first evening is for couples to stroll the grounds and enjoy refreshments. The second evening includes outdoor ballets, musical performances, and a dinner party on the South Terrace. Children are encouraged to come in costume as woodland elves or fairies, with fairy dust provided by Old Westbury Gardens. Bring a picnic for your family or purchase boxed meals here. Sunday is reserved as a rain date.
Premier Sponsor - $10,000
Sponsorship Benefits: Recognition as the evenings primary sponsor, listing in Old Westbury Gardens' Newsletter, the Season Events Guide and Summer Events Calendar, and 50 tickets (including dinner).
Supporting Sponsor - $5,000
Sponsorship Benefits: Recognition as a supporting sponsor, listed in the Season Events Guide and Summer Events Calendar, and 25 tickets to the event including dinner.
Winter Holiday Program (Attendance, 5,000)
We invite you to underwrite our highly successful December Holiday programs, including First Night, Nanny Night, Holiday teas, caroling, Holiday dramatic readings, corporate reception, and our membership party.
Sponsorship Level - $10,000
Sponsorship Benefits: Recognition in all holiday programs as our lead sponsor, website and newsletter recognition and tickets to your choice of events.
Kids Fest - September (Attendance 1,000)
Kidsfest is a day of non-stop Children’s activities with a green theme. We’re hosting a children’s band (to be determined).
Sponsorship Level - $4,000
Sponsorship Benefits: Recognition as the concert sponsor, listed in the Newsletter, Season Events Guide, announcement at the concert and 25 free tickets.
Dog Days in the Gardens (Attendance, 2,000 per day)
April 16th - 17th and October, we celebrate the special family members with activities suitable for your best friends.
Sponsorship Level - $5,000 for both events or $2,000 each
Sponsorship Benefits: Recognition as the event sponsor, listed in all print material, newsletter, advertisements, program, announced at grand opening event and 50 tickets for the day.
"Free" Children Programs (Attendance, 150 per session)
Storytime Wednesdays in July and August, Saturday Storybook strolls and and monthly Nature Walks.
Sponsorship Level - $2,500
Sponsorship Benefits: Recognition as the event sponsor and listed in Newsletter, advertisements, Season Event Guide and free admission anytime during the series.
West Porch Beech Tree Concerts (Attendance, 75-100)
Suzanne Mueller, cellist and Julliard graduate, performs a mix of jazz, folk and classical music with other artists on five Sunday afternoons in July & August..
Sponsorship Level - $2,000
Sponsorship Benefits: Recognition as the series sponsor and listed in Newsletter, Season Events Guide and announced at concerts.
Plant Sale - Arbor Day (Attendance, 1,000+)
Consider sponsoring Old Westbury Gardens’ Annual Plant Sale and Arbor Day Celebration. On this day, the Gardens is joined by families who have donated to our Memorial Tree Fund. We plant a tree in honor of Arbor Day and recognize those friends who have passed away.
Sponsorship Level - $1,500
Sponsorship Benefits: Recognition as the event sponsor and listing in Newsletter, Season Event Guide and on website.
Mother's Day Sponsorship (Attendance, 2,000)
Mother’s Day is one of the Gardens’ busiest days of the year. Each mother receives a free lavender plant.
Sponsorship Level - $1,500
Sponsorship Benefits: Recognition as the event sponsor and listing in Newsletter and on website. This is an opportunity to add your logo to the lavender plants given to each mother.
Books in the Ballroom Lecture Series (Attendance 200)
Sponsorship Level - $1,500
Sponsorship Benefits: Recognition as the event sponsor and listing in Newsletter, Season Event Guide, name announced and 15 free tickets for each lecture.