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550 Chappaqua Road,

Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

(914) 945-8000


About the Edith Macy Center

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A retreat is defined as a place of privacy. A refuge. Edith Macy Center is such a place… where you can get away from it all, yet still have all of the services you require for a productive session. For more information, please contact Group Sales at 914-945-8097. Or submit a request for proposal by clicking the link below.

With seven meeting rooms certified by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), accommodating groups from 5-150 people, a 200-seat amphitheater and eleven breakout areas, Edith Macy Center is well-equipped to satisfy all of your meeting requirements. Wireless internet access is available in all of the meeting rooms, along with ergonomic conference chairs.

Meeting space at Edith Macy Conference Center

Edith Macy Center Provides:

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  • Over 14,000 square feet of total meeting space
  • Ergonomic chairs in all conference center rooms
  • Individually climate-controlled conference rooms
  • Built-in sound systems and retractable screens
  • White boards in all conference rooms
  • Standard audiovisual equipment is provided, including LCD projectors, Apple TV, easels with pads and markers, monitors and DVD/Blu-Ray players.
  • Internet connectivity available in all conference rooms

For absolute convenience, request a Benchmark Conference Plan (BCP) or Day Conference Plan (DayCP). Our all-inclusive, price-per-person plans make it easy to budget for meetings, and provide everything you’ll need for successful events with no hidden costs.

Meeting Packages

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Business people in a meeting
The Benchmark Conference Plan is all-inclusive, a price-per-person plan that can be tailored to your specific objectives. Whether you are planning a one-day seminar or a week-long sales meeting, our package takes the guesswork out of planning and budgeting. The result? Everything you need to run an effective, motivating and on-budget event with no surprise.

The Benchmark Conference Plan (BCP) Includes:

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  • Guestroom Accommodations- Beautiful guestrooms equipped with spacious work areas, coffee makers and complimentary wireless Internet service.
  • Three Meals Daily- Our Chef and his culinary team prepare exceptional cuisine that is served in the Hearthstone Dining Room. Meals may be tailored for your group based on specific requests.
  • High-Tech Audiovisual- All standard equipment is provided, including LCD Projector.
  • Conference Planner - Dedicated to working with you on every detail of your meeting or event.

Conference Rooms and Day Conference Plan

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At Edith Macy, we specialize in successful meetings structured to fit your needs. For groups that do not require overnight accommodations, we offer our Day Conference Plan (DayCP). With this convenient and effective per-person pricing, your group will experience outstanding cuisine, exceptional meeting facilities and conference planning services designed to exceed your expectations.
Conference room at Edith Macy Conference Center

Day Conference Plan Includes:

  • Full American Buffet Breakfast
  • Morning & Afternoon Deluxe Coffee Breaks
  • Meeting Space Set to Your Needs, with Ergonomic Armchairs
  • Standard Audio Visual Equipment including LCD Projector
  • Lunch in our Hearthstone Dining Room
  • Dedicated Conference Planner for your event


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Guests participating in a team building activity on the lake

Teambuilding and experiential learning programs of all variety and scope are a specialty of Edith Macy Center. Our lush, expansive acreage and open lakeside property provides the ideal setting for activities of all kinds. Additionally, in the woods by the lake, experiential elements have been installed. These experiential training programs are customizable to meet your own goals and objectives. Identify how much time you want to invest in a fun and engaging teambuilding experience and add activities together to create the perfect teambuilding experience!

Conference Planners Kit

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Our experienced and knowledgeable Conference Planner is dedicated to working with you on every detail of your meeting and supervising the full range of facilities and services required to ensure that your meeting runs smoothly and successfully so you can relax and enjoy your program.

Specifically, your Planner will be helping you with your guest and meeting room arrangements, audio visual requirements, recreation and special functions.

Follow the links below for planning resources or call Group Sales at 914-945-8097 for more information.

Changing The Way We Meet

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We realize these are unsettling times and want to assure you we recognize the seriousness of health concerns. We are proactively taking all necessary actions to keep our conference center as healthy and safe as possible. Above all, we are constantly monitoring and following the guidelines created by the CDC and US Health Officials.

As we all move forward with a heightened awareness for health and wellness practices, Benchmark invites you to experience the transformation of the ordinary meeting. Our approach embraces thoughtful accommodations for safe distancing and elevated hygiene procedures, while providing a distinctive meeting environment that inspires creativity, invigorates passion and enriches the mind, body and spirit.

We want you to know that whether you are working on meetings and events now or in the future, the safety, wellbeing and enduring experience of your attendees is our priority.


Creative meeting space setups to optimize healthy hygiene practices while providing a setting that stimulates collaboration and innovation.

  • Safe social distance spacing
  • Hygiene and sanitizer stations
  • Staggered breaks and event entry/exit timing
  • 7 IACC-certified meeting rooms
  • Amphitheater with tiered seating for 200 
  • Over 400 acres of endless outdoor meeting, event and teambuilding  possibilities
  • Dedicated on-site conference planner 
  • Comprehensive A/V equipment provided by on-site staff 
  • Access to unique and engaging team building activities 
  • Wireless internet in guestrooms & public spaces 
  • A short 10.5 mile drive from Westchester County Airport




  • Seven, IACC certified, conference rooms including our Peter Drucker Auditorium 
  • Extra wide conference tables provide ample working surfaces, ergonomic chairs provide comfort for a full day of meetings
  • Five lounges complete with soft seating and wood burning fireplaces
  • Large deck with a variety of seating options, ideal for dining, meeting or casual conversation
  • Two patios ideal for outdoor dining, breakout sessions, teambuilding and lounging. Both locations offer various seating options and fire pit
  • Hearthstone dining room for your enjoyment of your culinary experiences


Benchmark recognizes that the food and beverage experience is paramount to any successful meeting and event.

  • Our culinary experiences activate the best our locations have to offer. Leading culinarians and skilled mixologists will work alongside you to craft menus tailored to surprise and delight your attendees.
  • We recognize that nutrition and wellness play an increasing role in defining sustainable foods, as such it is important to us to focus on plant-based and whole foods with fewer processed ingredients.
  • Our initiatives on responsible sourcing and sustainable partnerships are at the core of our food and beverage programming. We source sustainable foods that are produced without hazardous pesticides and chemicals, non-essential antibiotics or growth promotion supplements.
  • We support local cooperatives who catch, harvest and produce the food we serve. We are proud to work alongside these partners to help support their local communities. We know where our food comes from and take pride in telling their story.
  • We partner with food and beverage brands within our properties by offering products that support sustainability, fair labor and charitable causes.


Mindfulness programming and activities complement any meeting to fuel greater energy and engagement.

  • Get out and move to be well! The link between physical activity and good health has been clinically and scientifically proven. Outdoor team adventures provide an opportunity to get attendees moving, initiating or deepening relationships and engaging in activities with a true sense of place.
  • Enrich the soul by giving back while coming together. Teambuilding initiatives that involve community and charitable activities for social impact enhance personal growth and group mindfulness. Our planner will help you select from an array of indoor, outdoor and hands-on charitable activities or will customize one to meet your needs.
  • The art of wellness. Unleash the power of creative expression on improving health and wellbeing. Arranged painting and drawing classes for all levels of artists include everything needed including the wine and appetizers!
  • Slowing down the tempo to improve results. Planned quiet activities like meditation, breathing sessions, yoga or planned recharging stations with residential seating and natural light can reduce stress and even promote connections between attendees.
  • Invigorating guided wellbeing exercises including meditation, yoga and stress relieving breathing rituals for groups of any size
  • Brain teasers and games to promote networking and movement
  • Macy's own Campfire Capers are 1 hour experiences around a nighttime fire pit.