If you are thinking “Old New York charm” then look no further. The Mansfield Hotel located in midtown offers charm that is a throwback to the turn of the century and the social “elite”, including the Vanderbilts and Whitneys. Constructed in the popular Beaux Arts style, the Mansfield was originally built as a hostelry for wealthy bachelors and socialites. Notables such as painter John Butler Yeats, Maz von Gurach, who was believed to be the inspiration for Jay Gatsby, and F. Scott’s Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” have resided at the Mansfield. With a working fireplace, high ceiling and brownstone feel, you will be transported back to the time when gentlemen were gentlemen and ladies were ladies. This is a perfect location for a small event no matter your theme.
The Mansfield Club Room is for small upscale wedding ceremonies up to 20 guests. This room is intimate and cozy. Across the lobby the M Bar can be reconfigured for a wedding reception, shower or engagement party up to 75 guests. Sadly there isn’t enough room for dancing. Don’t let that discourage you from considering this beautiful location.
The Mansfield Renwick Duplex is a stunning two-story loft that boasts 18-foot floor to ceiling windows and original European-style architecture. Situated on a private floor and equipped with a hi-fi entertainment system featuring theatre surround audio and three Flat-Panel televisions, this swank space is perfect for a reception up to 30 guests.
When your guests leave there is a Jacuzzi Room with sunken bathtub, lofted bedroom with sliding silhouette doors and motorized retractable Flat-Panel LCD that is just for you. I promise you, you won’t want to leave. It’s as if you walk into your own duplex apartment and the rest of the world fades away.
If you have time you should stop by any Tues–Thurs, 7:00-10:00pm, where you can hear live Jazz and try their signature Violet’s Blueberry Martini. Consider some of their special package deals such as “Dames Take Manhattan”, “Picture New York”, or contact Ms. Gina Mignon the Director of Catering to create your own dream package. She is a wonderful asset to this hotel property and is looking forward to helping couples make their dream come true.
If you’re looking for a place to have a smaller wedding event, engagement party, ladies or gents party, or even mini-honeymoon, consider the Mansfield. This is where a rich past-history will help create an even richer history-future that you will build together.