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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
57185 North Road (Route 48)
Greenport, NY 11944
This is one of the nicest spots around. The large "Gold Room" is surrounded by outside decking from which you can view the fabulous sunsets over Long Island Sound. The Soundview Restaurant is family owned and has deep local roots. The food is wonderful, and you couldn't find a nicer person than Rachel, the manager and a member of the family, to help you attend to every detail. It's easy to locate, has adequate parking, and is in the heart of wine country. (See Hotels Motels & Inns and
18 South Street
Greenport, New York
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 Village Hall), and an art-lover's dream. With the gallery actively exhibiting the works of established and emerging artists, your event will be take place among the superior paintings, drawings and other works currently on display.
The gallery is easy to reach, too, no matter your mode of transportation. It's conveniently located near the Long Island Rail Road terminus and the Hampton Jitney stop.
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.