Longing for Long Island: Ideal Wedding Venues
Few couples today are fooled anymore by the idea that it’s all candy and roses. Still, it shouldn’t be completely painful. If you’ve settled on the Long Island, New York area we have found several diverse and intriguing alternatives. Whether your style is 19th century manor or a sleek contemporary hotel, consider these locations. Maybe we haven’t found exactly what you want, but at least we’ll give you a fighting chance. We’ve offered just a brief overview of the services so that you don’t fatigue. If something looks interesting, we encourage you to contact them directly for more information.
The Inn at Foxhollow
Location: Woodbury, New York (North Shore)
Style: Modern, Boutique Hotel
This all-suite hotel offers a contemporary, luxury environment for a modern stay with an estate-wedding environment. All guests enjoy a refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave in their rooms, each of which offer a modern boutique decor. There is shuttle service to local area restaurants, but there is not 24-hour in-room dining. The wedding services include catering and the English-estate fashioned venue includes photo studios, ceremony locations and reception services. The hotel also liaises with local spa services that provide en-suite bridal preparation. This is a nice blend, offering guests the amenities of a boutique hotel with a modern feel, while at the same time; the venue lends itself to a garden estate style setting very well.
Location: Huntington, New York (North Shore)
Style: Traditional, Estate
With five indoor event spaces as well as outdoor room, you will be spoiled for choice as to which venue to choose for your wedding setting at Oheka Castle, which was built in 1919 as Otto Kahn’s private estate and has 32 guestrooms, a fitness center and access to a golf course. There is one dining facility on site, but no in-room services. However, Oheka does offer en-suite massages, which might make it up to hungry guests. Given its history, Oheka lends itself well to receptions that want to take advantage of the grandeur and opulence of an era gone by more than the contemporary sleekness of a modern wedding.
Location: Carle Place (Garden City), New York
Style: Modern, Dedicated event space
Chateau Briand has three indoor venues including, new in 2015, the Michelangelo Room, plus an outdoor space. Rooms feature sleek modern furniture, marble fireplaces and hardwood floors. Photo studios are available as are bridal suites, for preparation time. There are also indoor and outdoor chapels, if you choose to have the ceremony on site. In addition, there is as an adjacent Holiday Inn should you wish to offer your guests convenient (i.e., stumbling distance) accommodation. They also coordinate with a large number of vendors who can assist with flowers, music, catering and more. This is an ideal venue for those who are hoping to stylize their wedding as minimalist and contemporary, and there is also a good number of clustered leather seating arrangements for casual conversation in addition to traditional dining tables.
Location: Sayville, New York (South Shore)
Style: Outdoors, Waterfront
Land’s End is a popular choice for those who remember that Long Island is, well, an island, and want to take advantage of its coastal line. While many take advantage of the outdoor ceremony space, there is a ballroom venue option that still offers bay window views of the water just beyond. As one would expect, the wedding menu is generous on the seafood offering, and in addition the wedding coordinator staff has a team of vendor partners to help with other services. The ballroom could be described as slightly generic, but the real décor here is Mother Nature, anyway.
Location: Glen Cove, New York (North Shore)
Style: Dedicated Space, Modern
The Metropolitan boasts that it’s a bit of Manhattan in the middle of Long Island. Whether that makes you keep reading or stop immediately is a matter of personal taste. The curb appeal is consistent with the claim, with modern urban lines that look like a hip hotel out of the City’s Meatpacking District. The venue has clean modern lines with just a slight touch of almost art deco flair. A cocktail hour space is designed to have appetizer stations staged throughout to create guest flow. The Metropolitan has vendor partners that it can recommend for most other services, but maintains its own extensive catering operations. They have an outdoor patio space as well as indoor and outdoor tent capabilities.
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