150 Mount Beulah Road
Southold, NY 11971
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Some properties are just made for parties, and 150 Mount Beulah is one of them. This spacious residence sports an open floor plan, multi-level decks at poolside and manicured mature landscaping. There is even a separate poolside master suite available for the wedding couple to use for dressing, and after the party, retiring to. It's just right for a casual affair in a relaxed atmosphere.
A warm weather event allows you to enjoy full use of all 150 Mount Beulah offers, but an indoor event in the off-season is also possible, thanks to the open and airy great room. While an outdoor celebration can accommodate up to 100 guests, an indoor event would need a smaller guest list. No worries-host Mary Ann Duffy is friendly and helpful, and will work with you to make it happen if you have your heart set on this space.
There is plenty of parking, room for a tent, and the grounds are perfect for photos. 150 Mount Beulah is ideal for a relaxed wedding--ceremony included, rehearsal dinner, or even a birthday bash. In fact, once you check out this place, you'll be looking for a reason to party here.
One Brecknock Road
If you have ever dreamed of a Great Gatsby style party in a Gold Coast style mansion, you need look no further than Brecknock Hall at Peconic Landing in Greenport. This mid-19th century manor home underwent a complete restoration that was completed in 2009 and now stands ready for any celebration, in any season. The main floor of the manor home can accommodate up to 100 guests, and in the warmer weather the sprawling grounds can accommodate an alfresco or tented party of 300+ guests. The historic details of this Victorian era gem are simply magnificent. The main floor of four spacious but charming rooms and a main hallway is complete with a curved staircase just perfect for showing off that beautiful train of your wedding gown! The second floor is just as grand with separate quarters for the groom's party and the bridesmaids while the bride (and after the ceremony the bridal couple), can steal away some quiet moments in a private salon. Floor to ceiling windows allow for plenty of a natural light, and the garden and grounds are perfect for photos. Access to a private Long Island Sound beach is a short drive away when you are ready for a beautiful sunset. An affair at Brecknock Hall will be a memorable one indeed!
35675 Main Road
Orient, L.I., NY
It's not often that reality matches fantasy, but that's what you'll experience at Driftwood Farms, a new venue for weddings and events. Located in Orient on the tip of Long Island, this is an actual farm for horses and privets but it feels like a country manor on the coast of Ireland, with vistas, and beauty usually the stuff of dreams: 140 acres of lush green lawn sweeping right up to 600' of bluff on Long Island Sound, expansive views of sky and sea, horses grazing behind fenced lined paddocks, and two enormous barns that are so perfect, anyone would love to live in them, nonetheless party in them. The barns can easily accommodate a gathering of 200 guests. This little bit of magic in Orient is made available by owners Steven and Gretchen Mezynieski who live on the property and are thrilled to share the land's beauty with others.
Hallockville Museum Farm
6038 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
Hallockville is unique natural staging area. The only "flash" is a shooting star across the dark night sky; the only "glitz" is the reflection of sunlight on the open fields. As almost all East End locations require, a tent is necessary to accommodate larger groups, but the beautifully restored barn provides indoor space for a cocktail party, band, and dance floor. The open beams and warm woods of the barn's interior are a designer's dream. Although eminently suited to a country design, skillful designers can turn this space into just about anything! The tent can be erected to back up against the barn so that the wide barn doors provide a natural opening between the two structures. The grounds are populated by historic buildings, many of which date from the 1700's. The location is convenient as it is close to the Hamptons, LIE, and is in the heart of Wine Country. If you prefer originals to copies, nature to fake waterfalls, and space to walls, Hallockville will speak to your inner self.
61600 Main Road
Southold, NY 11971
Heron Suites, the fabulous dockside resort at Port of Egypt in Southold has recently opened an event space next to their waterfront lobby. Open and airy with panoramic views of Southold Harbor, this is a space you have to see to truly appreciate. Freshly renovated with hardwood floors, picture windows, and French doors all with access to a waterside deck--the possibilities are endless.
When we visited the completed space, we had visions of rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, birthday parties, family reunions, and of course intimate wedding celebrations here. Choose your own service providers, or stage a DIY event, and this Heron Suites location is the best waterside value you will find on the North Fork or in the Hamptons. Of course it is simply sublime in the gorgeous summer weather, but Heron's Waterfront Event Space is available year round and in all weather, so you can enjoy a waterside setting without worrying about Mother Nature's mood.
Arrive by land or by sea, and plan to book a stay in one of the deliciously comfortable suites—these are more like apartments than motel rooms—and you don't even have to worry about designating a driver.
Contact Heron Suites now to learn more about this versatile and inviting gathering place.
370 Manor Lane
Jamesport, NY 11947
The Jamesport Manor Inn seems to have it all. The elegant reconstructed 1850's Empire Style Mansion houses three private dining rooms, each with a different feel and flavor. Your choices are the Parlor, with the main fireplace and two cozy alcoves, the Gallery, displaying artwork selected quarterly by the East End Arts Council, or the Jonathan Dimon Room which provides a cozy "at home" feeling with its dormered windows, wainscoting and local artwork. In addition to On Premise services, the Jamesport Manor Inn is completely mobile. With their Off Premise services they are equipped to bring their kitchen to your venue, be it your home, property, a vineyard or a waterfront setting. New American Cuisine menu offerings are inventive and abundant. For event customization you may consider a Mediterranean Pasta Station, Wok Station or Raw Bar. Visit jamesportmanor.com to view menu and addition options. Matt Kar and Theresa Wells, Events Coordinator, will welcome you to a visit of the Catering Showroom at the Jamesport Manor Inn on Manor Lane. Contact Theresa to schedule an appointment that works with your schedule.
5 North Menantic Road
Shelter Island, NY 11964
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Dreaming of a wedding with the grace and charm of a southern plantation? You can find it right here on Shelter Island at the McCulloch Wedding Estate property. This historic Victorian era home nestled among the trees offers a magnificent space for a lawn and garden party, from start to finish. The house, seemingly right out of Gone With The Wind, has plenty of room for everyone to take care of their primping and prepping, and then make a grand entrance to greet assembled guests on the covered porch or the lawn.
The property has all the modern amenities you could ask for, including a deepwater dock for arrival by boat, plenty of parking, bed/bath suites for the bride and groom to get ready separately, out of the way places to entertain the children, and a nearly wrap-around covered porch to get out of the hot sun or (heaven forbid) rainy weather. With seemingly too many bedrooms to count, feel free to invite some overnight guests, too. So convenient for the wedding party or family members as you prepare for the big day.
Consider a ceremony on the gazebo-style porch, and partying the day away on the expansive lawn overlooking the breathtaking West Neck Harbor. And what a place for photos! From the lush landscaping to the waterviews and that romantic wrap-around porch, there are so many beautiful backdrops for your formal photo session.
The McCulloch property offers all that we love in a country wedding without the sacrifice of comforts that would make you hesitant to plan one. This venue will book quickly, so contact them soon to get your preferred date.
North Fork Wine Country
Southold, NY 11971
Wow! Fit for a billionaire, but you don't have to be one to experience what essentially is this private resort. This gorgeous waterfront home sits on four private acres surrounded by 100 acres of preserve and sports a heated granite pool, private three hole putting greens, and the most spectacular natural views around. And that's just the outside! Inside is a great room with Yamaha player piano, media room, exercise room, gourmet kitchen, and five bedrooms, each with private bath and a master suite perfect for brides and grooms. The house is owned by a long time North Fork resident so you will get a personalized introduction to the benefits of wine country celebrations. You can choose to have the entire wedding here (there's ample parking), or just stay here with friends, family or bridal party and have the reception at a local vineyard. You can not fully investigate weddings on the North Fork without checking out this amazing property.
Shelter Island, NY
631-749-0476 or 800-273-2497
Imagine a crescent shaped beach with crystal clear waters. In the distance sail boats pushed by sea breezes glide on calm waters, and the opposite shores are lushly green. The blue sky is broken by a few puffy clouds and an osprey on wing; music and laughter are the only sounds. Thousands of miles from home? Nope! You're only 2 ½ hours from NYC at the incredibly gorgeous Pridwin Hotel on Shelter Island, nestled between North Fork Wine Country and the Hamptons. This complete resort can host up to 250 guests in its glass enclosed banquet room that opens to a huge water view deck. Guests staying in one of the many rooms available can enjoy the pool, tennis courts, and famous crescent beach. Whether for a wedding or corporate event, The Pridwin is perfect. Visit their web site and give their event planner, Alissa, a call.(A little tip: Ask her about rates for the "shoulder season." The island is beautiful in spring and fall).
Country Estate Weddings
1535 New Suffolk Road
Cutchogue, NY 11935
When you picture a country wedding or garden party in your daydreams, Salt Air Farm is what your mind's eye sees. Formal garden weddings with a feeling of yesteryear - perfectly suited for those who prefer individual style over run of the mill. Prudence Heston emphasizes personal style, encouraging couples to chart their own course in planning this most special day of days. Treat your guests to a truly exceptional, memorable celebration by incorporating some of the visitor activities available at the Salt Air Farm. Perhaps a bit of apple picking before dinner? A hay ride to a private beach ceremony? A chance for guests to arrange their own centerpieces? All this with plenty of grassy meadow to stage the traditional tented reception, too. Surprise your guests with the unexpected and treat them to an exceptional experience at Salt Air Farm.
Corporate Event? Bridal Shower? Bachelor Party? Steer away from the golf outing and offer your clients a truly unique experience. Salt Air Farm offers activities for the outdoorsy gentlemen, tea party ladies and everyone in between.
57185 North Road (Route 48)
Greenport, NY 11944
The Soundview is a North Fork landmark, and for good reason. Season after season, visitors and local families alike have taken their celebrations to the Soundview, knowing they can count on a great value-- friendly service and fine food beautifully presented against a gorgeous backdrop of the Long Island Sound. If you are hoping for photographs in front of a setting sun, the Soundview is the place to be.
Easy to reach for out of town guests, whether they are coming by Cross Sound Ferry or from western Long Island and Manhattan, the Soundview is a one-stop visit for everyone. Comfortable lodging is steps away, so guests can walk home after a night of revelry.
The Soundview has it all--fine dining and comfortable lodging--no matter what size your wedding party will be, you would be wise to host it at the Soundview.
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18 South Street
Greenport, New York
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When your celebration calls for an intimate setting The South Street Gallery in Greenport is a perfect choice. This unique venue is tailor-made for small receptions and special events-be it an elopement style wedding, a rehearsal dinner, engagement, anniversary or birthday party, or even a bridal or baby shower. Need a space for a corporate event or meeting? The South Street Gallery will fit the bill. The turn of the century building is an exquisitely restored space (the former Greenport Firehouse), and an art-lover's dream. With the gallery actively exhibiting the works of established and emerging artists, your event will take place among the paintings, drawings and other works currently on display.
The main gallery has a spacious hall flanked by two open and airy rooms that boast beautiful bay windows. And, there is no missing the large staircase in the main hall—perfect for making that grand entrance, and a great setting for photos too.
The upper floor offers a loft-style space that is ideal for master classes and group activities such as the increasingly popular wine tasting and art lesson events.
Also on site is the Art Lover's Lair, a completely charming one-bedroom apartment just right for the wedding couple to sneak away and steal some private time. It is also perfect for a mini-honeymoon in fabulous Greenport or home base for the few days before the big event.
The South Street Gallery is easy to reach, too, no matter your mode of transportation. It's conveniently located near the Shelter Island Ferry, the Long Island Rail Road terminus and the Hampton Jitney stop, so whether you are a local North Forker looking for a unique space to host any type of celebration, or a visitor looking for an intimate location for your destination wedding, you will find it at The South Street Gallery.
17 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
Whether you have dreamed of a wedding in a country barn or an elegant Victorian lawn party, the Southampton Historical Museum will suit you perfectly—and all in the heart of Southampton Village. Located just a few blocks from local churches of nearly every denomination, with the ocean so close you hear it, smell it and feel its briny breezes. Guest lodging, public transportation and every service you might need within easy walking distance. This is an historic, romantic venue just perfect to begin your life together.
For an occasion with a more formal style, you and your guests can relax on the spacious front porch of the 1843 Rogers Mansion. Then step through the front door and back in time as you greet your guests in the front parlor, furnished with period pieces, or say your vows in the light and airy music room with a view of the great lawn as your backdrop. If your guest list is intimate, you can celebrate in the music room as well, but any size party will want to spill out onto the lush green lawn and nearby pergola when weather permits.
If your celebration leans to more than a little bit country, then the newly renovated barn, due to be complete for the 2014 season, will appeal to you. Bring in the fiddle players, pull on the cowboy boots and party like it's 1899. This space just begs for an old-fashioned barn dance.
Spaces like this will book early, so contact the Southampton Historical Museum for a tour today to make sure your preferred date is still available. This will definitely be a Hamptons destination wedding to remember!
56 South Bay Avenue
Eastport, New York 11941
Trumpets truly is an East End Pearl: of nature, of sea, and of perfection. The cedar shake "Hampton Cottage" design of this waterfront property offers understated elegance, glorious views of the bay, and an intimate soft décor. Guests wandering out onto the bayside decks, sailing into one of the slips, or just enjoying the views through the crystal clear windows experience the feeling of a private estate. White glove treatment prevails for weddings, private parties, and corporate affairs. The food is as superb as you would expect from a Hampton estate with a personal chef, deliciously fresh and beautifully presented.
978 Main Road
Aquebogue, NY 11931
For a special setting to celebrate those rare occasions in life, look to The Vineyards, nestled amidst a bucolic vineyard on Long Island's idyllic North Fork. Hosting only one wedding at a time, their service is unsurpassed, and their catering is first class.
The Vineyards offers the amenities you expect from a full-service banquet facility without sacrificing any of the romantic charm that makes a wedding in wine country so appealing. Entering through the colonnades to the dramatic grand foyer will feel like stepping into a Tuscan mansion. Sipping wine on the sheltered verandah offers panoramic vineyard views, and a spacious patio and garden is the perfect setting to say your vows. As guests arrive, the bride and groom can get ready in two separate dressing salons, allowing the wedding couple to remain ensconced out of view from arriving guests, and each other, until the appointed hour arrives.
The Vineyards will help you fashion the wedding that befits your personal style, whether formal and elegant, or sophisticated yet relaxed. No matter what style you choose, your wedding at The Vineyards will be filled with wonderful memories to last you a lifetime.