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Sunwood mansion


A Presidential Estate for Exclusive Events

Nestled on 26 acres, with gardens and a bluff overlooking the Long Island Sound, Sunwood is an impressive 8,300-square-foot structure. Student art is showcased along the walls of the estate, which doubles as the university president’s home. Sunwood plays an important role in Stony Brook’s history and has provided a memorable setting for many lectures, receptions and seminars sponsored by the University.

Sunwood once belonged to Ward Melville, the American philanthropist and businessman whose donation of 400 acres provided the university’s beginning. Initially built in 1919,  this stately waterfront residence burned to the ground in 1985. Fifteen years later, a 21st-century version was unveiled.

The Sunwood Estate is best for intimate gatherings and has the capacity to accommodate up to 75 people. Consider it as an exclusive setting for such events as:

  • Conferences

  • Board meetings

  • Banquet dinners

  • Staff retreats

  • Corporate meetings

  • Sophisticated weddings

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  • Sunwood Welcome sign
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