Long Island, New York is an amazing place for weddings of all kinds. As a wedding photographer, I love the variety of venues here. You can find everything from elegant mansions, catering halls, rustic barns, farms and vineyards to boathouses and private country clubs. Needless to say that Long Island is so beautiful with its sunsets, so make sure you allow some time for a couple of wonderful portraits during the golden hour.
The venues are listed in no particular order. Let me know if I have missed any great venue.
Table of Contents
- 1 Long Island Mansion Wedding Venues
- 2 Long Island Rustic Wedding Venues
- 3 Long Island Vineyard Wedding Venues
- 4 Long Island Waterfront Wedding Venues
- 5 Long Island Catering Halls
- 6 Long Island Country Club Wedding Venues
- 7 How to Get a Marriage License on Long Island
- 8 How much does a wedding on Long Island cost?
- 9 What’s the Best Place to hold your Wedding on Long Island?
Long Island Mansion Wedding Venues
The Bourne Mansion is a unique and impressive early-century mansion located on long Island in Oakdale, New York. It takes just a 1.5-hour drive from New York, but it seems to be far away from the hustle and bustle. This estate takes us back to the era of the Great Gatsby and is a true work of art. Your guests will get into the mansion through huge and magnificent gates, and they will have a spectacular view of the Bourne mansion. You can exchange your vows on a huge green lawn, make an unforgettable photo session around the estate while your guests can enjoy chatting and sip their cocktails in the inner courtyard, which is adorned by massive columns. Then you and your guests can dance and have fun in the Grand Ballroom.
The Grand Ballroom has luxurious decoration: high ceilings, gilded decoration, luxurious wooden floors, and exquisite lighting. You can enjoy a magnificent view of the 205-acre estate from the terrace. The newlyweds can invite up to 400 guests for a reception and 300 guests maximum for a dinner. Tables, chairs, and linen, as well as china, utensils, and cutlery, are included in the rental price. The mansion has rooms for the groom and bride for getting ready, as well as for guests to prepare for the wedding. The Bourne mansion is the ideal place for a wedding that exudes an exquisite charm.
Address: 500 County Rd 85 #2, Oakdale, NY 11769
Phone: (631) 277-7800
Westbury Manor is a luxury Long Island venue for weddings or other events. Want your wedding to be romantic, lively, marvelous and intimate? If the answer is yes, you should definitely take a look at this wedding venue.
The history of the manor goes to the end of the 19th century. Initially called the Titus House, the mansion consisted of 18 rooms, a stable and lands. The house was built to last – the internal walls were full of sand and brick and walnut was used for interior decoration.
Nowadays, this elegant mansion has been carefully restored to retain its old- world allure. As you get to the Westbury manor you feel as you live in the Victorian era. The estate has several gardens with beautiful ponds, waterfalls, and flowers. So, you can plan your wedding ceremony in the picturesque gardens, enjoy cocktail hour and then continue with the reception in the beautiful ballroom.
The main rule of the Westbury mansion is one wedding at a time, so you can be sure that all the stuff will focus on your special day and make your event individual and private.
Address: 1100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: (516) 333-7117
If you are a fan of the era of “Great Gatsby,” or just looking for an unusual place to organize your wedding, I’m sure that you will be interested in the historic castle of Oheka, situated in Huntington, New York. Oheka Castle was built in 1915 by the financier Otto Kan, and it was this very house that inspired Francis Scott Fitzgerald to write the novel “The Great Gatsby.” The huge Oheka Castle remains the second-largest residential house ever built in the United States, with its 127 rooms at a 109,000 square feet estate. The French-style Oheka Castle is the best place to host weddings in the United States, as couples can rent one of the 32 individually designed halls in the castle, including a library and ballroom.
The castle is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and large green lawns. Royal fountains and quiet ponds create a perfect background for wedding photos. You can hold your wedding ceremony in the Formal gardens where you will feel yourself like the royal nobility.
For your reception, you can choose from three rooms: the Grand Ballroom, Formal Dining Room or Terrace Room. The banquet hall can accommodate up to 200 people for banquets. The terrace room is a popular choice for receptions, as it can accommodate 400 guests and its large windows offer a wonderful view of the hotel. Small wedding celebrations up to 100 close to the formal dining room where newlyweds and their guests can enjoy intimate reception.
Guests who plan to stay at night can also visit the exclusive Cold Spring Country Club, as well as the gourmet restaurant and fitness center.
Address: 135 W Gate Dr, Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 659-1400
Vanderbilt museum was founded by William K. Vanderbilt II in the 20s of the 20th century. Everybody knew William as a lover of nature and marine life. Nowadays, the museum and Planetarium complex includes among its wide collections (more than 40, 000 objects) manor, curator’s house, jet hangar, antique household furniture, rare objects of decorative and applied art, archive and photo documentation of Vanderbilt’s detours around the world, books about his travels.
The Vanderbilt Renaissance Museum is situated in Centroport, New York, and with its Spanish revival architecture and present-day planetarium, it offers a choice of a great number of exclusive venues for your memorable impressions of visiting the Gold Coast. The impressive atmosphere of the Renaissance of Spain, as well as the constantly open surrounding gardens and a reflective pool overlooking the harbor of Northport, make this courtyard a fantastic place for communication and social events.
Its capacity is 300 guests for a reception, 200 guests for seated dinner. You can also consider a celebration tent which is ideal for weddings and reception and can host 200 guests. For a romantic atmosphere, pay your attention to the Pink garden which overlooks Northport Bay. There is a reflective pool fountain, historical columns and the decorative iron gates of Samuel Ellin.
Address: 180 Little Neck Rd, Centerport, NY 11721
Phone: (631) 854-5579
Experience life in this luxurious and picturesque Long Island estate. The Timber Point is conveniently located between the Great River and the Great South Bay and gives you the opportunity to admire the splendid view. Panoramic views combined with the magnificent colonial architecture of the estate create the perfect picture of your wedding.
You can consider this venue for your wedding regardless of whether you have 50 or 250 people invited. It is possible to organize a cozy small intimate party, as well as a glamorous big wedding. The estate has a suite for newlyweds where they can get ready for their big day, as well as large parking for guests. The staff will focus only on your event and provide you great service. The ceremony and a cocktail hour can be organized in the courtyard with lots of greenery on the background. After the reception, you proceed to the ballroom for the festive dinner and dancing. Cozy fireplace, wooden floors, panoramic windows create a unique atmosphere for your holiday!
Address: 398 Great River Rd, Great River, NY 11739
Phone: (631) 581-0022
The Cove Mansion is a Georgian style mansion designed and built at the turn of the 20th Century by famed architect Charles Platt. Nestled in 55 acres of perfectly landscaped grounds, this elegant stately mansion features a portico entrance and it still contains original antique fixtures giving you the feeling that you are taking your vows in a time capsule.
Whether you are thinking of an outdoor or indoor celebration, the experience at the Glen Cove Mansion will be unforgettable. Should you choose to hold an evening reception, you do not have to worry about accommodation for your guests. The mansion has 187 guest rooms and suites and the staff at the mansion will be at the beck and call of all your guests for the duration of their stay. The grounds of the Glen Cove Mansion provide the perfect backdrop for photos and so does the luxuriously appointed and well-maintained interior of the mansion.
Should you choose this venue, you can be sure that the party will not stop for even a moment since the mansion has an on-site restaurant and cocktail bar staffed by highly experienced and courteous waiters. Whether you want a fancy, formal wedding or you have your own unique themed wedding idea, you cannot go wrong with the Glen Cove Mansion.
To help you create the perfect wedding, you will have access to some of the best event planners in the country as well as some of the most proficient caterers and culinary experts. The best part is that the mansion is easily accessible from all the local airports and on booking it for your wedding, you are guaranteed to receive an exceptional and unforgettable customer service experience.
Address: 200 Dosoris Ln, Glen Cove, NY 11542
Phone: (516) 671-6400
The Brecknock Hall is a historic house situated in Sterling in Suffolk County, New York. Built in 1857, it is a two-story stone-made residence in Italian style. There is a barn of the 19th century, a small greenhouse of the early 20th century and the house of the caretaker of the early 20th century on the territory of the estate.
The Brecknock Hall is an ideal venue for weddings – a restored historic mansion with charm and refined elegance. Filled with warmth and detail, the Brecknock Hall is a unique place to hold a wedding.
The spacious lawns are ideal for wedding ceremonies, while the charming, secluded parlors at the Brecknock are perfect for reception and dinner. There is also a courtyard on the territory where you can celebrate under the tent.
The Brecknock can accommodate up to 90 guests for a seated dinner. For less formal cocktail parties, approximately 120 guests can sit indoors. For large groups of up to 200 people, the cocktail hour is held under the tent on the back courtyard.
The estate also has luxurious suites for newlyweds, rooms where the groom and the bride can get ready for their Big Day. The rental price includes tables, chairs, cocktail tables, security, attendant, coordinator, toilet rooms and much more.
Address: 1 Brecknock Rd, Greenport, NY 11944
Phone: (631) 593-8200
The Topping Rose House was renovated in 2011. It offers an ideal wedding location as it sits among the galleries, boutiques and restaurants of Bridgehampton. It is just 5 miles from the East Hampton Private Airport. The House was built in 1842 for Judge Abraham Topping Rose in this location. This mansion at One Bridgehampton was built in the Greek revival style (local version) with a cupola and flat roof. The style was immensely popular at that time. The braced frame construction method with vertical saws was used for building this mansion.
It offers an ideal setting for an intimate wedding. The place offers stunning indoor as well as outdoor spaces for guests to enjoy and for the couple to have some memorable wedding photos. The Naturopathica spa at the hotel is well-known for its massages and holistic skin treatments. There is also a 24 hours fitness center near the spa. The wedding guests can also explore the local attractions such as Hampton’s beaches, wineries as well as several hiking and biking trails.
There are a total of 22 guest rooms and suites with the same levels of comfort and luxury. There are four cottages on the property with multiple rooms which makes them ideal for privacy. There are twin rooms, master suites and king rooms on offer. The restaurant at the property is known for serving creative dishes that make use of locally available ingredients from the ranchers, fishermen and farms of Long Island. They also have some onsite gardens.
Address: 1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Phone: (631) 537-087
The Guggenheim Estate on Sands Point Preserve along Long Island Sound is emblematic of the days when rich and powerful families built opulent summer retreats where a lifestyle of privilege was the order of the day. Today, the Preserve is a much-sought-after venue for corporate events and private functions such as weddings. A wedding on the grounds of the 216-acre park will provide memories that last a lifetime. The Guggenheim Estate is tailor-made to provide a sense of occasion and an ambiance that transports the bridal couple and guests back to a golden age of privilege. However, the Preserve also boasts a Celtic castle, a classic 1920s mansion, rolling lawns and manicured gardens (ideal for wedding photography) – there truly is a setting suitable for any wedding celebration.
Hempstead House is the perfect wedding function venue. Anything from a dinner/dance for 300 guests to an intimate dinner for 30 is possible. A cocktail reception in the magnificent Rose Garden or terrace (with stunning views of the Long Island Sound and beachfront) and a buffet dinner are other possibilities. The facilities at Castle Gould are perfect for dinner/dances, recitals and cocktail parties. The Great Hall is simply the perfect space for wedding receptions for those who want to enjoy a classic medieval ambiance.
A Sands Point Preserve wedding means having access to incredible service and magnificent grounds. All within easy reach of urban amenities. It combines romance and sophistication with a truly unique choice of venues. It is a wedding destination well worth considering.
Address: 127 Middle Neck Rd, Sands Point, NY 11050
Phone: (516) 571-7901
Long Island Rustic Wedding Venues
The Barn at Old Bethpage Village Restoration in Old Bethpage provides an exceptional wedding venue for those in the Long Island area. The rustic ambiance and incredible levels of service, as well as the sheer elegance of the venue, make it the perfect choice for creating memories that will last a lifetime. The Bran itself offers 8,000 square feet of space, making it ideal for accommodating up to 300 guests during the ceremony and the reception. The wooden beams and soaring ceiling provide a sense of both spaciousness and warmth – which will remove the stress of any wedding event.
The professionalism of the vent services on offer also contributes to making any wedding a relaxing and romantic event. In house catering and bar services are available with a number of menu choices which will suit both the unique states of the wedding couple and their party – as well as their budget. The dining options range from buffet-style choices to French service or plated – as well as a number of other choices. The Barn also offers an exceptional choice for cocktail receptions with a variety of hors d’oeuvres on offer. Outside cake services, tastings and event rentals are also available that will provide all the equipment required for the special day, as well as setup and cleanup.
This beautiful venue continues to receive rave reviews – it is a setting that will provide for an exceptional wedding experience for both the bridal couple and their guests.
Address: 1303 Round Swamp Rd, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
Phone: (516) 442-3731
Located in Jamesport, New York, the historic Jedediah Hawkins Inn offers lush vineyards and magnificent gardens spread over 22 acres of farmland. There is everything you would like to get on your wedding day. The staff is known for doing everything possible to realize all your dreams on the day of the wedding. Initially, the manor was built in 1863, the source of inspiration for which was Italian architectural traditions. There was a time when this property was widely recognized as one of the best places to live. After several years of abandonment, it was restored and opened as a luxury boutique hotel in 2005l.
The place can accommodate up to 125 guests for a wedding. The event can be held both outside and inside. This is a luxury boutique hotel and you can book amazing apartments along with 5 guest rooms that offer complete privacy with their bathrooms. Wedding photography can be arranged on a huge lawn, in picturesque gazebos and flowering gardens to save one of the most memorable days of your life forever.
This historic hotel offers a lot of opportunities for an elopement, wedding ceremonies, engagement, and receptions. The hotel has a restaurant and its catering service. Besides, they offer dishes, furniture, bed linen, porcelain, and glass dishes to make your special day even more unique.
Address: 400 S Jamesport Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone: (631) 722-2900
There can be no better setting for a memorable wedding ceremony than surrounded by the beauty of nature. Breeze Hill Farm in Southold, Suffolk County is one of those venues that offer that sought after combination of sheer natural splendor, fabulous facilities and incredible service. The farm features 72 acres of Apple orchards which waft a fresh, natural smell over the proceedings – as well as providing a feast for the eyes. The inclusion oof hunting reserve within the boundaries of the farm means that the bridal couple and guests are assured of unspoiled vistas – ideal for wedding photography.
Breeze Hill Farm can accommodate wedding parties of up to 285 people in a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces. The farmhouse has features that include an enormous river rock fireplace, a Moroccan inspired lounge and quaint attractions of a bar hidden behind a bookcase. There is a private beach and a horse-drawn carriage is available to the bridal couple- delivering them in style to this incredible venue.
The farm offers a myriad of services, including facilities for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions. It also offers overnight accommodation, event planning – and access to outside vendors to make that wedding day an occasion to treasure. It’s also pet-friendly.
Address: 31215 County Road – Route 48, Peconic, NY 11958
Phone: (631) 876-5159
This is an event space that is located in Calverton, Suffolk County. It had been around since 1986 and is best known for being one of the largest plant nurseries in the area. There are a large garden and lawn that overlooks the river, which makes it an ideal place to say “I do.”
There are a greenhouse and a patio that are ideal for really small weddings. While this venue provides many things you need for a wedding, like electricity and lavatories, all of the reception details and other specifics will need to be handled by the person who is hosting the event.
The entire property is 14 acres, so there is plenty of room for you and your guests, You will need to call in order to be certain whether your party is within the limits for accommodation. There are some garden shops on the property, so if you are looking for an informal wedding, you are welcome to use the picnic tables that are on the grounds and then you and your guests can walk around and buy one or more of the items that are for sale in the shops.
Address: 2749 River Rd, Calverton, NY 11933
Phone: (631) 369-0058
Located on the North Shore of Long Island in Lattingtown, the charm of the place is the historic home and grounds with 42 acres of specimen trees and flowers. It is the former estate of Frank Bailey and was referred to as Munnysunk. The estate was built in the 1800s and after numerous renovations, it’s one of the top wedding venues in the city.
The wedding venue can host a maximum of 150 guests so you need to have your list ready before booking it. Bailey arboretum is also available all year round but you need to book early enough because it’s a popular wedding spot on Long Island, NY.
The whole venue is wheelchair accessible so your elderly guests will also have a lot of fun on your big day. There is a preferred list of caterers that you must choose from and they are responsible for the alcohol on the wedding day.
You can take amazing photographs for your wedding day from any of the scenic areas such as the forest, the landscaped grounds, the garden, the meadow and much more.
Address: 194 Bayville Rd, Locust Valley, NY 11560
Phone: (516) 801-1458
For lovers of nature, there can be no more appropriate to tie the knot at a wedding destination that celebrates not only the joy of nuptials but also the serenity and sheer beauty of an outdoor wedding. The 125-acre venue on New Suffolk Road, within sight of Peconic Bay offers that rare combination of privacy and accessibility. The bridal couple and their guests will have the opportunity to experience not only a ceremony that takes place on rolling lawns and fabulous floral arrangements but also the ambiance of a classic garden party. The fresh salt air and Peach and Nectarine trees provide an invigorating scent that perfectly reflects the joy of the occasion.
The wedding party can kick back and relax with square dancing or a BBQ, or opt for a sophisticated garden party experience. Whatever the choice salt Air Farm is bound to delight. With a capacity to accommodate up to 300 people Salt Air Farm is the perfect outdoor venue that combines intimacy with the excitement of the classic English garden party.
If you are in search of a wedding venue where care for the natural environment and for those who will be taking their first step on the road to wedded bliss then Salt Air Farm might be the perfect venue.
Address: 1535 New Suffolk Rd, Cutchogue, NY 11935
Phone: (631) 734-4180
The Queens County Farm Museum occupies a 47-acre tract of undistributed farmland in the neighborhoods of Glen Oaks and Floral Park in Queens and is the city’s largest. It’s New York’s longest-standing and remaining continual farming site. The site actually dates back to the end of the 17th century. It was privately possessed by the Adriances, Dutch family from the year 1697 to 1808. The site features a greenhouse complex, planting fields, historic farm buildings, cattle and orchard garden. It’s truly the perfect setting for a wedding.
There are several spots where you can organize your wedding and, depending on the place you choose, you can accommodate up to 400 people. The reception, the wedding ceremony can either be done indoor. You can get the cocktail hour in the henhouse or hayloft and finish the night with dinner then dancing.
The site is just a beautiful place to take your wedding photographs. Hosting your ceremony on the Orchard will provide an elegant and fantastic ambiance that’s every bride’s dream. The space is very accommodating and flexible. The farm’s tranquil rural and animal surroundings suit a wedding and will allow guests as well as the newlyweds to have an enjoyable without leaving the Сity.
Address: 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Queens, NY 11004
Phone: (718) 347-3276
Long Island Vineyard Wedding Venues
If you need a wedding venue with rustic charm, visit the Vineyards at Aquebogue. Located in the heart of the picturesque Long Island wine country, this amazing and charming complex has a special rural spell. This location is close to Flanders Bay and has a good transport junction, making it an ideal venue for events.
This area is great for a larger wedding as there is a capacity for 250 if you want dancing included. Another option would be a sit-down dinner for 300 guests. Some couples choose to have weddings that are smaller. It’s perfect for that if you’d like a large amount of room.
Once inside the complex, you will immediately see an impressive facade with columns. The Grand Ballroom is the perfect place for the reception, and the lush garden is the perfect spot for a wedding ceremony. If you’d like a beautiful destination for your wedding, this is the place to visit.
Address: 978 Main Rd, Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone: (631) 722-3200
RGNY is one of Long Island’s finest vineyards. Here you’ll find the best of both worlds. Old world charm with a lovely setting resplendent with all of the amenities sought after for a wedding. With plenty of room for up to 200 guests, you’re sure to have an intimate ceremony and reception without the number of people being overwhelming. Whether you’re just holding the reception here, or you wish to hold both the ceremony and the reception, the price is all-inclusive. You’ll have a 5-hour window for receptions and a 5 and 1/2 hour window for a ceremony and a reception. No rush to hurry through and you’ll be given your choice of a variety of options.
You’ll have your choice of a variety of catering vendors that are approved by the vineyard and you can also choose your own as long as they are approved by management and insured.
Choose from several locations in the vineyard for your ceremony or choose the Gallery One Barn for all of the rustic charms you could ever want for your special day. Your guests will love the old world charm in a modern setting resplendent with the vineyards and flowers.
Address: 6025 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone: (631) 298-0075
Bedell Cellars is a special wedding spot located in the village Cutchogue in Suffolk County. This delightful family winery was officially opened almost 40 years ago in 1980 in North Villa Long Island. There is a breathtaking view of the picturesque farmland and vineyards where the winery is located which opens from the redwood pavilion, decorated in the style of the barn. Ceremonies, receptions and cocktail hours can also be held in the apple garden, lavender field and on the winery field.
Those who love great wine will love all this destination has to offer. Love the wine so much you want to buy it later? It’s available for purchase after the ceremony is over. You can even come back to the website and get it for years to come.
This location is perfect for a medium-sized wedding. It can hold 200 people maximum. If you have fewer guests, you’ll enjoy extra space. The exclusive group of chefs that belong on the caterer’s team provides excellent food to delight guests. China and fine decorations are also included. If you’re ready for a location that’s great for any guest, this is it. Soft drinks are provided for children. It’s a relaxing atmosphere that can be a venue for live music, which is always welcomed at a wedding. If you’re looking for a place to get married on the East Coast, this is one to consider.
Address: 36225 NY-25, Cutchogue, NY 11935
Phone: (631) 734-7537
Wölffer Estate Vineyard is an American winery, but with the classic European tradition that people adore so much. It boasts of not only country elegance, but sophistication as well. Founded in 1988 by the late Christian Wölffer from Hamburg, Germany, the estate is over 3 decades old and is currently owned and managed by Christian Wölffer’s sons, Marc and Joey Wölffer. The estate sits on an amazing 470 acres. Within the 470 acre estate is 55 acres of seemingly unending vineyards located in The Hamptons in Sagaponack between Wainscott and Bridgehampton.
Wölffer Estate is a place of natural beauty made even more glorious by its attention to detail in ensuring its guests are well catered for. People looking to get married can book to have the wedding at the location. The best thing about having your wedding at the Wölffer Estate is that you can enjoy every bit of the ceremony from the exchange of vows, the reception area, as well as their wedding photography session. The venue can host up to 175 people for a function that will require a cocktail bar and a little bit of dancing.
Address: 139 Sagg Rd, Sagaponack, NY 11962
Phone: (631) 537-5106
Wines made in Pindar vineyards received many awards and this place is literally the embodiment of the dream of any wine lover. Thanks to the dream of Dr. Herodotus “Dan” Damianos, the founder of vineyards, a whole wine industry was created on Long Island in the early 1980s. Today, the territory of the Pindar vineyards is more than 500 acres. 17 varieties of grapes are grown here, making about 23 varieties and proprietary mixtures. This is a great outdoor location that can hold up to 250 guests.
A wine club is hosted to share recipes and taste the wines available. Wine is shipped out to those in the club so they can try different types made at the vineyard. Enjoying wine throughout your wedding seems like a great way to celebrate it. For those looking for a beautiful, comfortable environment to tie-the-knot, this is a convenient location if you live in the North East. Get the wedding of your dreams in a quiet, serene location. You’ll be able to enjoy the wine you tasted for many years after.
Address: 37645 NY-25, Peconic, NY 11958
Phone: (631) 734-6200
Sparkling Pointe Vineyard is located in the beautiful North Fork of Long Island. Sparkling Pointe makes its wines using the traditional ‘methode champenoise’ process. It is the sole producer of exclusively sparkling wines among all wineries across the North Fork. Designed in a classic French Country Manor style, Sparkling Pointe is a beautiful piece of architecture that will serve as the best choice for your special day. The elegant Venetian crystal chandeliers will simply leave your wedding guests breathless. If that does not work, then the vineyard plantation stretching across 40 acres planted only with Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir, all classic Champagne grape varieties surely should do the job.
Wedding ceremonies and events can be held outside on the terrace under tent cover while overlooking the plantation. You can also choose to hold your wedding inside the Grand Tasting House, where tastings and educational visits are conducted daily. The Tasting House is located at the edge of a 10-acre vineyard. It has high ceilings from where luxurious crystal chandeliers have been set to hang. It has large windows that allow in plenty of natural light. The Grand Tasting House can accommodate up to 120 guests seating inside while the outdoor area can accommodate up to 250.
Address: 39750 County Rd 48, Southold, NY 11971
Phone: (631) 765-0200
An interior that strikes the imagination, beautiful music, fresh flowers, a varied menu – this is the formula for the success of any event! Employees of the institution will also take care of the accommodation of your guests. After all, Raphael Vineyard is a high-quality service! Located on the North fork of Long Island, founded in 1996, the main 30,000 square foot wine estate. It was built on the model of the Italian monasteries of Tuscany. Currently owned by the Petrocelli family.
Antique decoration of the hall, complemented by exquisite mahogany, chandeliers in the Renaissance style, a tablecloth decorated with the finest silver, crystal and porcelain — you will be delighted with what you see! The windows offer a beautiful view of the vineyards, which are cared for all year round by their employees. Raphael Vineyard honors tradition! The grapes are removed from the vine by hand workers. No significant event takes place without quality wine. The venue offers global brands such as Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc to your table. Wine tasting with a cheese plate can be arranged. An unforgettable experience in the most unusual environment is provided for you! It can comfortably accommodate 120 to 200 people. Some of the best chefs will prepare dishes of any complexity for you. Foodies will be delighted!
Address: 39390 NY 25, Peconic, NY 11958
Phone: (631) 765-1100
Long Island Waterfront Wedding Venues
Captain Bill’s Bayview House is more than 17 years old and is owned by Peter McCarthy and Michael Korb. Upon arriving, guests will instantly notice the Bay View Marina, a Great South Bay attraction with a beauty that can’t be matched. The scenic view of the bay isn’t the only thing that will stun guests, as the Bayview House itself is aesthetically spectacular.
The venue is decorated with candelabras and basilica style windows. Inside the Harborview Room, guests can have a flawless wedding with deck access, a cozy hearth, and a dance floor for the guests to let loose. All kinds of wedding events such as hen dos, rehearsal dinners, and engagement parties can be had in the Waterview Room, and the bridal party can prepare for the wedding in the bridal suite. In both inside and outside areas of the Bayview House, as much as 250 guests can be accommodated. The beautiful scenery of Captain Bill’s Bayview House will make every wedding photo an impressive sight as the guests pose near the Bay.
From rehearsal dinners to the event on the big day, Captain Bill’s Bayview House offers services that will please the guests. A five-hour reception is provided, including a cocktail hour, champagne toast, event personnel, and other things to make the day as in your dreams. A custom-designed cake for the wedding can be provided, all dinner utensils, linens, and glassware are provided, and on-site dining with beverages, pastries, and buffet or dinner plates are given.
Address: 122 Ocean Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Phone: (631) 665-6262
Located in the Swanky North Shore of Roslyn Harbor, the Swan Club has indeed truly earned the names “perfect wedding venue” and “wedding photographer’s paradise’’.
Imagine the infinite selections for the ceremony and reception offered by the lush, landscaped and well-manicured seven-acre gardens. Did I mention the dreamy background set by the cascading waterfalls, exquisite fountains, brides walk and gazebos? The Swan Club on The Harbor offers the ideal setting for photos that will always whisk you through time to your special day every time you lay your eyes on them.
The Swan Club is not just perfect for outdoor weddings. You can hold an indoor ceremony and reception in the Camelot which offers an alluring view of the grounds and has a capacity of accommodating 325 guests. This essentially means that all your friends and loved ones can celebrate your special day with you.
Should you choose to celebrate your wedding here, you do not have to worry about planning the logistics for your big day. At your beck and call, you will have the most proficient wedding planners meaning all you have to do is relax, look beautiful and enjoy every moment as you say, “I do” to your sweetheart.
Address: 90 Glenwood Rd, Roslyn, NY 11576
Phone: (516) 621-7600
This is the flawless Long Island venue for those who want to gaze out over the views provided by Great South Bay. The choice of spaces allows the bride and groom to tailor their nuptials to suit their every requirement, while at the same time experiencing superior service and world-class cuisine.
The opulence of the Grand Ballroom, once a private mansion is perfect for those who want to enjoy a ceremony where up to 325 guests are in attendance. A reception in this 4,700 ballroom with its spacious mahogany dance floor will allow between 250 and 350 guests to be seated in comfort and style. The beach gazebo allows the wedding couple to tie the knot overlooking the splendor of the waterfront jetty and the saltwater. In the sunlight and sheer natural beauty, memories are created that will last a lifetime. Seating for up to 325 guests can be provided. The 40 ft. granite bar, three fireplaces and a baby grand piano provide an are of sophistication to any function.
For those who want to enjoy the romance of sunset, the deck and patio provide 6,500 square feet of canopied comfort overlooking the Great South Bay and Fire Island. A Land’s End Waterfront Catering wedding gives choice, finesse and natural beauty. It is the ideal place for wedding photography – and the creation of recollections.
Address: 90 Glenwood Rd, Roslyn, NY 11576
Phone: (516) 621-7600
The Peconic Bay Yacht Club is a wedding venue that is an excellent choice for events that are held indoors or outdoors. There are 5 unique spaces, including The Lounge, which has a fireplace and great views, and The Tasting Room, which gives guests access to the Wine Cellar, Bar Room, and Chef’s Table.
This place is perfect for those who are looking for water views since some of the event spaces overlook the marina. The Gallery & Terrace, which is located on the 2nd floor, is an ideal spot to have a reception or a cocktail hour. All of the food that is prepared on the grounds is exquisitely created by Robbins Wolfe. Everything that is created can be customized to accommodate you and your guests.
Whether you are looking to have a larger, lavish event or you are searching for something smaller and cozier, there is a space on the grounds for your wedding. You have to make sure to call ahead and book early since this is a place that is highly sought after by people who are looking for a once in a lifetime experience.
Address: 64300 Main Rd, Southold, NY 11971
Phone: (631) 407-5200
Serving up the best in surf and turf with high-quality sushi and steak, this venue goes above and beyond the call when it comes to freshness and core ingredients. It isn’t often lobster and fresh rack of lamb are the least impressive dishes on a menu, but somehow Insignia manages to pull off this feat.
The large but cozy family-style rooms make it a great location for a wedding. Beautiful cut glassware, fresh flowers, live music, and a large variety of different rooms make it easy to envision your party here. Rental always includes the entire mansion, meaning that you never have to share with anyone.
With capacity topping 300 guests, the venue also offers outdoor options and a fully staffed bar with Patron, Glenlivet, and more. On-site catering and access to the entire menu or a customized set for your guests make it possible to please even the pickiest of eaters. Hampton’s style mansion setting makes it perfect for photos and the classy cocktail hour bar setting makes it easy to get good photos of your family and friends at the after-party. The venue has a dedicated event planner to ensure your day goes off without a hitch and offers a range of prices.
Address: 610 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown, NY 11787
Phone: (631) 656-8100
Located right at the center of the charming colonial village of Stony Brook, overlooking the eye-catching Stony Brook harbor, the Estate at Three Village Inn is the unique venue for your special day. The Estate at Three Village Inn offers you the option of a venue, restaurant and hotel all wrapped up in one charming package. To sweeten the deal all guests at the on-site hotel get free breakfast!
The venue’s perfectly manicured gardens and scenic surroundings – impressive water and Colonial Village views – act as a great backdrop for the most attractive wedding photos. Designed to host one event at a time, this venue can hold a maximum of 250 guests for reception and dinner parties. In addition to having a separate reception room, the venue also has outdoor cocktail and reception areas as well. The venue’s charming nature ensures that you enjoy an intimate wedding ceremony. Afterward, your guests will be treated to a varied cuisine at the reception area. Cocktail service features a variety of juices and soft drinks, champagne, house wines, and premium brand liquors. For the perfect wedding experience, this venue offers a variety of services including a bridal changing room, in-house party planner, on-site kitchen and AV equipment among others.
Address: 150 Main St, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Phone: (631) 751-0555
The Old Field Club was founded by the Melville back in 1929. Today, it is one of the North Shore’s most famous venues suitable for weddings. Whether you’re dreaming of a wedding on the water or a ballroom wedding, there are selections for every couple.
Ceremonies can be held in either the outdoor waterfront pavilion or inside the venue. The venue requires a minimum of 130 guests for Saturday weddings, but Friday and Sunday weddings have no minimum. When the ceremony is over, guests will be invited to the Lagoon room for a cocktail hour. From there, guests will be escorted to the ballroom, where they will be able to enjoy a meal and dance the night away. Old Field Club has a dedicated team that will prepare a gourmet dinner for your wedding guests. The wedding carte offers a number of selections, and the culinary team can also create dishes by request.
Whether you choose to have an indoor or outdoor ceremony, you’ll be able to capture plenty of beautiful pictures of your big day. While the waters along the club are beautiful, the interior is also stunning. The team will work to meet all your needs and will ensure that the venue has stunning decor for both the ceremony and banquet.
Address: 86 W Meadow Rd, Setauket- East Setauket, NY 11733
Phone: (631) 751-0571
Long Island Catering Halls
Located on the North Shore, Flowerfield is a gorgeous private estate that is perfect for weddings. From the lovely fruit orchards to the water fountains to the 6,000 sq ft. ballroom, this venue is a great backdrop for photos.
Many couples choose to have their ceremony at the Gazebo Island. The island is surrounded by a pond, and as the name applies, it’s home to a beautiful gazebo. It can accommodate 250 guests. Couples also have the option of getting married in the atrium, which is filled with tropical plants. During the ceremony, it can accommodate 300 guests. There is room for 150 guests during a seated reception and 250 guests for a cocktail reception. The Grand Ballroom has a capacity of 350 guests. The two cocktail bars will give your guests a chance to relax during the reception. With gorgeous centerpieces and tea lights, you won’t have to do any additional decorating.
Flowerfield is more than 12 acres and has many stunning natural backdrops, including a swan pond. The award-winning venue also offers excellent amenities, including catering. Because the grounds are so spacious, and because Flowerfield is home to several different spaces, you can plan the wedding of your dreams there.
Address: 199 Mills Pond Rd, St James, NY 11780
Phone: (631) 862-0100
First established in 1991 and renovated in 2006, the East Wind Long Island is a good choice for couples wishing to host their guests on their wedding day. Nestled on 26 acres, this venue is a high-end wedding that can hold up to 1,200 wedding guests in both the indoor and outdoor space.
The East Wind Long Island has a choice of all amenities that couples would require for their wedding day, which makes this venue a standout among the rest. It is home to 50 grand rooms and suites, 50,000 square feet of both indoor and outdoor banquet for events, and a 200-seat restaurant.
It is a full-house venue for weddings and the environment is well suited for the wedding ceremony in the evening, cocktail hour, reception, and the bridal party as guests dance through the night. Spots such as The Cottage in East Wind features a wonderful garden path full of seasonal flowers that makes a great spot for photography. The venue also features a splendid waterfall which is another wonderful spot to take those wedding photos. East Wind also offers event planning, living accommodations, wedding cake and foodservice for wedding events they facilitate.
Address: 5720 NY-25A, Wading River, NY 11792
Phone: (631) 929-3500
Fox Hollow is the sumptuous wedding venue on the East Coast. The breathtaking eight-acre manor is well known for its celebrated history and impressive mansions. True to the area’s feel, the grounds of Fox Hollow contain waterfalls and country parks to create the perfect backdrop for wedding photography and saying “I do.” Along with being the perfect wedding venue, Fox Hollow can also serve as the venue for your bridal shower and other pre-wedding celebrations if you desire.
Fox Hollow’s wedding venue includes everything needed for a premier wedding. This venue can cater for anywhere from 50 to 285 visitors. The estate’s all-suite deluxe charming hotel and gourmet restaurant allow you to start your pre-wedding celebration off right. On your special day, you can begin your new life married surrounded by the beauty Fox Hollow provides and all of the special people in your life. Following your vows, you can celebrate the day in one of the beautiful ballrooms while enjoying award-winning cuisine. All of your guests will enjoy the magnificence surrounding the venue as they dance all night long in one of the elegant ballrooms.
Address: 7725 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797
Phone: (516) 921-1415
The Garden City Hotel has been on Long Island since 1874. One thing that makes this place stand out from other wedding venues in the area is the fact that it offers 30,000 square feet of available space that can be rented for weddings and other events.
There are numerous spaces available on the property, including the Grand Salon, Rotunda, and the Grand Ballroom. There is some flexibility when it comes to the capacity of your wedding since there are numerous rooms and each of them has their individual merits. For instance, the Kingsley room offers 4,250 square feet of space you can use to share your special day with those you care about.
The Cotillion area is very popular for those who are looking for a lively reception. With that said, this area of the hotel is only large enough to accommodate 300 guests. This makes it ideal for those who are not inviting a huge party or those who are planning to have a larger wedding in one of the other spaces, then have a more intimate time with those they are closest to here. The well-manicured outdoor spaces and the large, exquisite indoor spaces are the ideal photo locations.
Address: 45 7th St, Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516) 747-3000
Larkfield is a stylish wedding venue situated in East Northport, Suffolk County. Over the last 25 years, this venue has combined modern amenities with Old World romance which makes it one of the best places for couples to host the wedding of their dreams.
This wedding venue offers upscale and modern outdoor and indoor event spaces for up to 400 guests. This unique facility, inspired by Tuscan Villages in Italy offers two distinctive event spaces to hold weddings. These spaces go by the names of the Serano Ballroom and the Borgese Ballroom. Other amenities include perfectly well-maintained orchards perfect for wedding photo shoots, a stone, and timber cocktail lounge, a bridal suite, and refined banquet rooms dedicated to smaller gatherings.
The dedicated and professional banquet managers and wedding planners offer their clients with every service needed. From floral designs to lighting, catering assistance, vendor coordination, menu tastings, and more. The service team is focused on ensuring weddings held at Larkfield go off stress-free and seamless from start to finish.
The skilled and creative caterers at Larkfield are highly experienced in preparing sumptuous and delicious meals for couples along with their guests. They only use the highest quality fresh produce, fish and meats sourced directly from local markets when preparing their creations for receptions and cocktail hours.
Address: 507 Larkfield Rd, East Northport, NY 11731
Phone: (631) 368-4422
For over five decades, this hidden gem on Long Island has hosted some of the most exquisite weddings in the history of the nation. This intimate yet glamorous chateau has an alluring and inviting atmosphere that is accentuated by the modern contemporary décor blended with the grandeur of the renaissance era.
For your reception, you can choose to use the serene and elegant outdoor garden oasis, the elegant and tastefully furnished Normandy ballroom that has the capacity up to 300 people, the enchanting and romantic Saturnia ballroom that can seat up to 200 guests or the grandiose and luxuriously appointed Leonardo Da Vinci ballroom that can accommodate no more than 400 people.
At the Chateau Briand, you will have a highly experienced wedding planner to help you in ensuring that your big day mirrors perfection. The venue has numerous well-appointed rooms that can be personalized to suit your taste and style. Further, the exquisite décor and fine furnishings in each room within the chateau seem to scream, ‘capture your special moment here’.
Address: 440 Old Country Rd, Carle Place, NY 11514
Phone: (516) 334-6125
Nestled in the authentic village of East Meadow on Long Island, the Carltun has become the landmark of unsurpassed elegance. This venue is perfect for couples that are eager to make their wedding genuinely sophisticated. I assure you it’s not just mere words with all these crystal chandeliers, vintage fine china and numerous paintings of impeccable taste.
The Carltun can host up to 300 guests in both indoor and outdoor spaces. The venue offers you more than four majestic locations to make your reception flawless. For an open-air spot for your ceremony, discover lush perfectly manicured gardens that allow for a wealth of shooting opportunities. Before saying this life-changing ’I do’, fiancee can feel like a princess in the venue’s bridal suite surrounded by the magnificent decor and an exquisite gold-plated mirror. A cocktail party or a reception held on the Victorian outdoor patio is bound to be magical as well. I bet your guests’ eyes will shine with admiration all day long.
The venue provides the brilliance of catering service and the top-notch hospitality of the staff. In the Carltun, you will find unmatched attentiveness during the entire period of wedding planning as its staff takes care even of the nuanced details. Moreover, the venue features ultramodern sound and lighting equipment which sounds like a great bonus indeed.
Address: 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
Phone: (516) 542-0700
Long Island Country Club Wedding Venues
Brentwood Country Club is a picturesque venue for your wedding ceremony, social gathering, reception, and corporate event. The club offers full event services to all its members and non-members. They employ innovative and experienced staff to plan and execute your wedding plan thereby drastically reducing your stress levels. The venue has a variety of settings to accommodate events with 10 to 250 guests. The guests can enjoy cocktails on the scenic golf course lawn. The club has two banquet halls to offer the perfect setting for your special event.
The club offers a variety of services including bridal suites, cleanup, setup, chairs, tables, cookware, glassware, sound effects, lighting, parking, linen, and liability insurance. They also offer event planning and event rental services to couples. You will have everything you need for your wedding in once place to make your day a great success.
The Country Club was founded in 1955. The Midway Mansion of the venue was built in the late 1800s. It housed many commanding officers and sheltered the wounded during the Civil War. The Brentwood Club has become one of the premier social clubs in the area today. Make sure you book the venue in advance for your wedding event.
Address: 100 Pennsylvania Ave, Brentwood, NY 11717
Phone: (631) 524-5502
Smithtown Landing Country Club is one of the elegant wedding venues located on Long Island’s North Shore in Smithtown. This is a Lessing’s Hospitality Group venue that boasts personalized services, an award-winning chef, and stunning decor. This venue offers the choice of three event facilities that can each be used for ceremonies and receptions.
Smithtown Landing Country Club can comfortably accommodate 200 guests. For a grand affair, the Main Ballroom is a popular choice. This room features gold-colored, soft hues, a dance floor, a built-in bar, and crystal chandeliers. The Riverview Room is suited to smaller gatherings with a tented terrace, inviting ambiance, and elegant decor. The terrace offers the perfect setting for a cocktail hour or outdoor ceremony. The opulent Nissequogue Room accommodates up to 125 guests. This exquisite room comes with an outdoor deck and 2 fireplaces.
The skilled and experienced staff work alongside several reputable vendors in the local area, which ensures each wedding comes with the most amazing entertainment, cuisine, linens, flowers, and more. At each wedding, couples are offered a personal event manager to ensure everything runs smoothly. Added services on offer include a bridal suite, place cards, glassware, flatware, directional maps, bar services, dance floor, clean-up.
Address: 495 Landing Ave, Smithtown, NY 11787
Phone: (631) 360-0534
The Bellport Country Club is a wedding venue on Long Island that provides beautiful views across Fire Island, the Great South Bay, and a championship golf course. This venue has a few facilities on offer to help clients customize their wedding day. These include outdoor weddings by the sea or among the trees of the golf course, or in their exclusive ballroom. Regardless of what setting is chosen, the all-inclusive services on offer ensure that every wedding hosted at this venue is planned down to the very last detail.
Located in Bellport Village, the Bellport Country Club is popular for its stunning views across the coastal shores. The largest space at Bellport Country Club can accommodate as many as 350 guests making it the ideal destination for intimate and large gatherings.
Bellport Country Club is best known for its highly experienced and professional full-service catering and in-house planning staff. The services on offer include all-inclusive packages, event planning, bridal suite, linens, chairs, tables, in-house catering, in-house bar, outside vendors, lighting/sound, setup, and cleanup.
Bellport Country Club offers buffet-style, custom menu dinners, along with 7-course meals that offer couples with the opportunity to design a meal that matches up perfectly to what they want. With chef-inspired entrees, local and fresh ingredients, all the menu options are sure to impress everyone in attendance.
Address: 40 South Country Road, Bellport, New York 11713
If you are searching for a country-style wedding venue on Long Island you have come to the right place. Stewart Manor Country Club offers beautiful views of the surrounding green in the region. It’s a timeless wonder for couples to celebrate the wedding of their dreams. The Stewart Manor Country Club could accommodate up to 220 guests with a single banquet hall that has plenty of luxurious furniture and an opulent fireplace – stone-carved.
Couples have the option to wed in the lush gardens of the venue. If you love both the regal and natural experience, this is the best place to celebrate your wedding. The venue is popular for its delicious Long Island catering services which include cocktail receptions, buffets, French services, desserts, plated meals, and full bar services. The Stewart Manor Country Club has culinary experts to craft a unique menu to match your culinary needs – no matter what your unique dining tastes are.
The club provides a wide variety of services that include: event planning, wedding events, setup and cleanup, full bar services, catering, parking, valet services, wheelchair access.
Address: 51 Salisbury Ave, Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516) 328-7540
Stonebridge Country Club is a beautiful wedding venue situated in Smithtown, Long Island, in the state of New York. It is a private country club that rests on an elegant and well-maintained golf course but it is open for public bookings. The Stonebridge Country Club has a natural beauty that when combined with the hands-on staff at the venue, offers just the right setting for weddings. Although the venue was recently restored in 2015, the club traces its history about 4 decades ago when it used to be part of a 400-acre vegetable farm just close to the everglades. It was then transformed into a horse racing track before eventually, redeveloped into a golf course.
The venue can accommodate an average of 350 people depending on where the couple to be wedded intend to have their wedding and can only host one wedding at a time. For the outdoorsy couples, they can set up on the golf course with amazing views surrounding them underneath an aesthetic gazebo where they can exchange their vows. For those who prefer the indoors, Stonebridge Country Club provides a rather impressive Grand Ballroom that allows for panoramic views of the 18-hole golf course and the entrance of natural light through its windows that run from the floor up to the ceiling.
Address: 2000 Raynors Way, Smithtown, NY 11787
Phone: (631) 656-6899
The Village Club Of Sands Point is a country club with an exclusive banquet hall dedicated to weddings on Long Island, New York. This is the ideal destination for everyone interested in a timeless, vintage venue with its Italian Renaissance-style mansion along with perfectly manicured gardens. This country club can accommodate up to 180 guests. There is the option to hold ceremonies on the well-landscaped lawns along with lots of beautiful greenery, stunning flowers and trees. For those interested in hosting an indoor and outdoor wedding, the courtyard where tiled floors meet up with arched French doors and tan walls is an excellent choice.
The inside of the mansion features tile flooring, a magnificent grand staircase, luxury accents, and stunning ornate chandeliers. The dining area features large windows, wood-paneled walls along with intricately carved details, along with exquisite chandeliers dripping with sparkling crystals. The Village Club of Sands Point provides all-inclusive packages and accommodation for couples, to ensure every detail of their wedding is handled with expert care with highly-skilled wedding planners and caterers. In addition to receptions and ceremonies, couples are also able to host rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, and bridal showers at this opulent county club.
Address: 1 Thayer Ln, Sands Point, NY 11050
Phone: (516) 944-7400
Crest Hollow Country Club is a luxury venue for your dream wedding! It is located in a very nice village in the state of New York. A huge amount of space, namely 24 acres of land, is best suited for a rich wedding. Up to 700 guests will be able to stay indoors and in the open air with comfort. There are several specially designed places on the territory that are best suited for any high-level celebration. What do you think of an option for holding your celebration in a perfect place with a white sandy beach, a waterfall and palm trees? Or welcome to the English garden! Lush rose bushes, perfectly manicured lawn — just imagine what a picturesque view it is for any photos on the most important day! Couples can also get married in the chapel of the club. There is also an elegant ballroom with a luxurious interior.
Experienced employees of the venue will help you plan a celebration that will remain in the memory of you and your guests for a lifetime! Here, every detail will be controlled by a team with many years of experience. The menu can be made up of local and international dishes. The chef with a culinary team will carefully prepare dishes of any complexity to ensure that every guest is satisfied.
Address: 8325 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797
Phone: (516) 362-2120
How to Get a Marriage License on Long Island
Have you found the love of your life? Someone you want to share your life with, and you are eager to get married? All you have to do is ensure that you and your partner get married permits that will let you two be bound as one. You have to follow some steps to ensure that you get yourselves Long Island marriage license.
- The future groom and wife must both present at the clerk’s office if they intend to acquire a marriage license. They must be 18 years and above. However, if you are going to get married at the age of 14 or 15, you will require a parent’s and a justice of the supreme court’s consent. No one can apply for a permit on behalf of the married to be beside themselves.
- The marriage license is valid for 60 days from the date of its issuance. But you should keep in mind that the ceremony cannot take place within 24 hours from the moment of issuance of the permit. This license can only be used within the State of New York.
- There is a fee required which is $40. You may have the alternative of paying via your credit card or by cash.
- Documents are very important in the process of getting a marriage license. You must carry your birth certificate, your naturalization record, your baptismal record as well as the census record.
So, these are the main points of getting a Long Island marriage license that you should know.
How much does a wedding on Long Island cost?
Are you thinking about having a wedding today and wondering how much money you should spend? Well, then the survey, conducted by The Knot on average wedding expenses in the USA, might seem useful for you.
The Knot, a popular wedding-planning website, polled 13,000 couples who were married in 2017 to obtain and examine data on newlyweds and their ceremonies. Depending on the state where you decide to celebrate your Big day, the expenses on your wedding can vary considerably. Your budget may also depend on your individual preferences, the number of guests invited, etc. Speaking about Long Island, it is considered to be in third place for the highest average wedding costs.
The total cost of a wedding on Long Island, except for the honeymoon trip, averaged $ 61,113, which is almost twice the national average of $ 33,391, based on the survey. When compared with the rest of the country, Long Island brides and grooms most often held glamorous weddings and were amongst the main spendthrifts for wedding dresses, according to The Knot. Long Island is not only one of the most expensive places for weddings, but it also got first place when it comes to wedding dresses. Brides from Long Island paid an average of $ 2,347 on their dresses, the study claimed.
When organizing a wedding, remember that each wedding is unique, as well as its budget.
What’s the Best Place to hold your Wedding on Long Island?
The Hamptons is a place where you can be at one with yourself and immerse yourself in nature, breathing in clean air. The district consists of villages and towns that border the Long Island Sound and the Atlantic ocean. The Hamptons, consisting of numerous seaside villages, is the perfect place for everyone! Travelers can find designer boutiques, white sand beaches, bars, chic restaurants and a variety of entertainment. Do you want something unusual? How do you like the idea of spending a day at the Parrish Art Museum? It contains more than 3,000 works by sculptors and artists of the 19th century, as well as collections of the famous American impressionist William Merritt Chase and by the groundbreaking post-war American realist painter Fairfield Porter!
The truly luxurious place can be called the Topping Rose House hotel. Picturesque interior with 16 rooms and six suites, a swimming pool and spa. Perhaps you are a fan of different cuisines in the world? Then welcome to Sant Ambroeus restaurant, where you can choose from a variety of Italian and other dishes, from pasta to the finest hand-selected white truffles. Gurney’s Montauk Resort features Scarpetta Beach, a sister restaurant to The famous Manhattan eatery. Wine lovers will be delighted with this selection of local wines offered at every turn. The seafood store on Montauk Highway in Wainscot is a place of delicious and fresh seafood that can be eaten in the establishment or ordered for takeaway.
North Shore Wedding
The North Shore, also known as the Long Island Gold coast – is an area along the North coast of New York bordering the Long Island Sound. The first thing this area is associated with is rich, luxurious estates and cottages. Undoubtedly, the Oheka castle occupies one of the central places on the tourist list. This amazing restored building was originally owned by a wealthy financier and served as a venue for a huge number of receptions. It is a surprising fact that the writer F. Scott Fitzgerald used this landmark as the inspiration for his book The Great Gatsby. On an ordinary day Oheka is a high-level hotel not only with a bar and restaurant, a fitness center and a library, but even a Charlie Chaplin room.
Even the most demanding gourmet will be crazy about the delights of local cuisine. Of course, sea delicacies take the first place among the popular dishes in the menu of establishments. For example, in the Inn at Fox Hollow – an extremely luxurious and stunning hotel, it is possible to enjoy the taste of dishes expertly prepared by the chef and his high-class team. A variety of wines will win with its wide selection! Therefore, without a doubt, the North Shore is a good place to hold your event or celebrate an important day in an atmosphere of wealth and luxury.
North Fork Wedding
If you search for a romantic vacation or a family weekend, then North Fork, with its undeveloped farmland, vineyards and charming villages, is a great option! During the summer and fall months of the year, the travel season reaches its peak. You ask why? It’s simple! After all, at this time, the wineries are working at full capacity. If you do not like crowded, but the spring months will be ideal for you, when favorable weather gives sunny days and the vine begins to bloom.
The start of exploring wineries, fertile farmland and the oyster coast begins in the quaint streets of Greenport, a 19th-century whaling village that became the unofficial capital of the region. Updated hotels by the sea and many restaurants have turned the former Harbor into a hot spot with a full range of modern services. Without breaking the calm rhythms, you are immersed in the luxury of the iconic hotel of the 1950s, which was recently restored. If you prefer minimalism, stay downtown at American Beech, a stylish 19th-century boutique hotel in historic Stirling square. Gabled ceilings, metal beds and countertops in the rooms also highlight the voice of the era. On sunny days, take a seat on the umbrella-strewn deck for a sunset aperitif by Barba Bianca, then sample Italian delicacies such as spaghetti with crabs and zucchini flowers with anchovies.
South Shore Wedding
The South Shore of Long Island, located in New York state, is an area along the Atlantic Ocean coastline on Long Island. This is a wonderful place, with its amazing atmosphere! Here you can choose what is closest to you – to have fun in the crowd or get lost alone on the white sand near the water. The South Shore is an amazing variation of different cultures! The fact is that the territory is divided between colossal different villages, where the air is saturated with history. For example, in Suffolk County, there are still homesteads of families from the Vanderbilts, Havemeyers and Bournes to the Gardiners, Bayard-Cutting, and many others.
An amazing place that is one hundred percent suitable for a romantic dinner with views of the ocean and sunset, tasting local seafood. The chic restaurants with a rich atmosphere are sure to be suitable for your dream event. If you are a lover of delicatessen, then you need to visit here! For example, a place like The Lake House with amazing suckling pig, lobster roll and great wines. There are also several popular places on the South Bank, including Tula Kitchen and Goccia D’Oro Restaurant, with their sophisticated cuisine.