Oheka Castle’s Great Gatsby Garden Party: 100th Anniversary Celebration

September 18, 2019

Oheka Castle

The legendary Oheka Castle, located on Long Island, New York, celebrated its 100th anniversary in June 2019. It was an honor to be able to provide videography and photography for such an amazing venue. The grand Oheka Castle served as the inspiration for the Great Gatsby estate. It has also been used as the landscape and backdrop for many film works. Some of these include movies, television shows, and commercials. Also, it has been featured in magazines and celebrity weddings and events throughout its 100 years. Do you love history? This is the place to visit. A member of the many Historic Hotel Lists, it is also on the National Register of Historic Places.

A few notable recent celebrity weddings + events at Oheka Castle:

Brian McKnight + Maria Mendoza’s New Years Eve Wedding
Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” Music Video
Kevin Jonas (Jonas Brothers) + Danielle Deleasa’s Wedding
Maksim Chmerkovskiy + Peta Murgatroyd’s (Dancing with the Stars) Wedding

Gatsby Garden Party

It was a day full of celebrating the arts through music. Those in attendance enjoyed dancing in the warm sunshine. There were also cocktails, good food, and hand-rolled cigars for the guests to savor.

The party was not only a celebration for the 100th anniversary of Oheka Castle. They also used the Gatsby Garden Party to award college scholarships. The Friends of Oheka Organization partner with Gary Melius to present Otto Kahn Award scholarships. They feel it is important to foster young peoples’ passion in the arts in many ways. For instance, they do this by providing money for further study.  The Otto Kahn Awards are presented to local public school seniors who plan to continue their education in the arts. The students can use the scholarship to study fine arts, performing arts, or musical arts.

Are you hosting your event at Oheka Castle? Let us know, we would love to work together to create something amazing with you!

Select Stills from the Gatsby Garden Party Film:

Creative Partners:

Cinematography + Photography  |  Kenneth Cooper Films