Nestled in the scenic rolling hills of the Hudson Valley is The Mansion at Colonial Terrace, an exquisite mid-nineteenth century 10-acre estate dedicated solely to the art of fine social and corporate catering.
Historical research traces the origins of The Mansion to the Civil War Era, although the region itself occupies a significant place in earlier colonial development. The Mansion was built by members of the Simpson Family whose heirs are still involved in business in New York City today.
The lush grounds allowed the estate to be used as a dairy farm for a short time, until the house and property were sold to the Waterbury Family. Colonel and Mrs. Eugene Waterbury and their children lived there until 1945, at which time it was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Levitz.
Under the Levitz Family stewardship, Colonial Terrace, as it was officially named, existed as a Country Inn. Guests from the tri-state area were offered fine food, lodging, and entertainment during weekends, holidays, and vacations. A large day camp was part of the tradition for the local community.
With time, social catering evolved as the exclusive specialty of “The Mansion on the Hill.” Colonial Terrace continues to impress even the most discerning guests with its grand architecture, formal gardens, interesting décor and gracious hospitality.
The family and staff at The Mansion continue to assist customers, both on and off-premise, with careful attention to every detail, assuring perfect orchestration from ceremony to celebration.
Whatever the size, theme, entertaining style, or location, a reception at The Mansion will become your memory of a lifetime.
The Mansion at Colonial Terrace has been family-owned and operated since 1945. Today, Sheila and Alan Drogy continue the traditions of Shelia’s parents as the present day owners of The Mansion. Their main goal is to provide unsurpassed personal service as they guide clients through every step of their function – be it a corporate function, wedding, bar/bat Mitzvah, anniversary or prom. Sheila and Alan strive to make each event a magical and memorable experience.
Both Sheila and Alan are very active in their local community – giving their time, energy and resources to a variety of business and social endeavors. Sheila is very active on the Board of Directors and Foundation Board of the Hudson Valley Hospital Center, local religious organizations, and the many non-for profit associations she volunteers for. Alan is member of The Business Council of Westchester and is also involved with a number of other local business associations and chambers of commerce. He is a graduate of the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.
Vice President and Director of Catering
Leon Drogy, a third-generation family member of The Mansion at Colonial Terrace, joined The Mansion in 2005. Leon has worked in the corporate and social catering market for more than 20 years. Much of Leon’s career was spent in New York City; first as a banquet manager at Water’s Edge Restaurant and Somerstein Caterers, and then as Director of Catering and Operations for Tavern on the Green and The Russian Tea Room.
Leon has produced an infinite number of celebrity weddings, Broadway openings, corporate product launches, holiday parties, and political fundraisers – ranging from the President of the United States to local politicians.
Leon’s extensive experience and thorough knowledge of the catering industry enables The Mansion to cater a broad variety of themed and elite events.
Leon serves on the Board of Directors of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. Additionally, he is very active in the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, The Business Council of Westchester, Support Connection, and the J.I.M.M.Y Foundation. Leon graduated from Dickinson College.